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In Grimmwood, all areas, outside The Village are simply referred to as "The Forest", regardless their terrain type.

The Forest is the source of all resources and Items, that the villagers can find and gather, but it is also a dangerous place - it is inhabited by many Creatures, most of which dangerous and hostile.

Map of the Forest[edit | edit source]

Map of the forest.png

The Forest is considered to be immense, but for the purpose of the game, only a small part of it can be explored.

Players can see the map of the forest at any point of the game by clicking the "Map of the forest" button in the right side of the screen.

All information is shared among all players.

Areas[edit | edit source]

Each village has 30 x 20 = 600 areas. Each area is represented by a hexagon and has coordinates, e.g. (18;11), showing width and height. (1;1) is the top left corner and (30;20) - the bottom right.

Distance is the number of areas you have to travel to get from one area to another. Neighboring areas, for example, are considered to be at distance 1.

The players can move from one area to any of its 6 neighboring areas or scout those as well. These areas can be one of tree types, according to the knowledge (always shared among all) the Villager have about them:

  • Scouted - an area, which was scouted or visited in that day and the exact number of monsters there is known; these areas are shown with an image, depending on the terrain type.;
  • Revealed - The terrain and number of Points of interest is known, but not the number of enemies. These areas are shown with "fog of war" effect on them and usually become revealed (from unrevealed) when a villager enters area, neighboring to them. Also, all scouted areas become revealed after each night attack;
  • Unrevealed - the initial state of all areas; nothing is known for those and they are not drawn on the map.
A window, giving information for a selected area from the Map of the Forest

The other parameters of an area are number of known/unknown Points of interest, Monsters, Villagers and Items, that they contain - all there can be seen on mouse over or in further details - by left-clicking on the area.

Generation[edit | edit source]

The map is randomly generated, though there are some rules, that are always kept:

Terrain[edit | edit source]

There are 5 terrain types and they differ greatly from one another by the following specifics:

  • Default movement cost;

The terrain types are:

Image Name Travelling cost* Visibility Points of interest**
Forest terrain2.png
Forest 9 low Always a Whitewood grove

A lot of Hunting grounds and Underbrushes

Meadow.png
Meadow 6 high Items / loot spawns more often
Deep forest.png
Deep Forest 12 lowest Always a Darkwood grove

A lot of Hunting grounds and Underbrushes

Swamp.png
Swamp 15 medium Always a Pond
Hills.png
Hills 15 medium Very rich of Herbages and Underbrushes

* This is the default travelling cost. For more info, check Mobility.

** Note that these are just the most common Points of interest. Besides those, almost anything can spawn everywhere.

Markers[edit | edit source]

Each area (hexagon) of the Map of the Forest can contain one or more markers (icons), indicating important objects in it.

Marker Represents Details
Village indicator.png
The Village Always around the center of the map. No other markers shown on this tile
Silver coin with hooded person.
Your Avatar It shows where you are
Other player indicator.png
Other villagers Other villagers presence + number
Monster indicator.png
Monsters Monsters presence; count is indicated or "?" if the count is unknown
Monster lair indicator.png
Monster Lair Monster Lair's + Monsters; count is indicated or "?" if the count is unknown

Area map and actions[edit | edit source]

Each Area map represents a large location, in which Creatures and Points of interest might be present, as well as other players.

Forest area map.png

Players can see the area map of their current area by clicking the "Area map" button in the right side of the screen. Players cannot see Area maps of other Areas.

All actions outside of The Village are performed on that screen:

  • Camp - establish or modify a camp to improve the chances of survival during the night in this area;
  • Search - find undiscovered Points of interest;
  • Interact with Points of interest - searching for food, gathering, hunting, fishing, woodcutting and others, depending on the Point of interest type;
  • Travel - move to a neighboring area;
  • Scout - check Creatures count and type in a neighboring area; It costs 5 Stamina and requires you to be near the border to that area;
  • Combat - fight against the Creatures, that inhabit the area.