Thomas Wilde

Thomas Wilde

Word-style nerd hero, as seen in DoubleJump Books and elsewhere. Powered by comic books, survival horror, yerba mate, and mostly sarcasm.

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Completing a Raccoon's requests in Stardew Valley version 1.6.
Stardew Valley Big Tree Quest Guide

In the latest content patch for Stardew Valley, you’re able to get your Donut County on by befriending a local family of raccoons. This sounds like a terrible idea, but your new trash panda pals can b...

Chatting with Leah early in a game of Stardew Valley.
Leah’s Daily Schedule in Stardew Valley for All Seasons

Once you’re used to farm life in Stardew Valley, it’s time to meet the neighbors. Leah, a struggling artist, lives just one screen south from your farm in Pelican Town. Why not make friends? Here’s wh...

Exploring my new Coop in Stardew Valley's new Meadowlands Farm map.
Stardew Valley New Farm Type Guide - Welcome to Meadowlands

Patch 1.6 of Stardew Valley came with a brand-new map, the Meadowland. This starts you off with a free Coop and two chickens, but gives you significantly less open farmland. Here are some guidelines t...

Entering Blue Moon Vineyard, one of the new locations in Stardew Valley Expanded.
The 7 Best Stardew Valley Mods for Patch 1.6

The new content patch for Stardew Valley has added a lot to the base game, but also disrupted the game’s significant mod scene. Now that things have had a few days to calm down, here are some of the m...

Qi airdrops Mystery Boxes into town in patch 1.6 of Stardew Valley.
Stardew Valley Mystery Boxes Guide

Master Qi’s been busy. In Patch 1.6 of Stardew Valley, he eventually gets around to scattering a new item across Pelican Town and points beyond. Here’s all we’ve figured out so far about the new Myste...

Penny just needs a second, as the player speaks with her in Stardew Valley.
Penny’s Daily Schedule in Stardew Valley for All Seasons

One of the many people you encounter in the quaint village of Pelican Town is Penny, the kind-hearted and nurturing schoolteacher loved by all. In this comprehensive guide, we detail Penny’s daily lif...

Stardew Valley Desert Festival Guide

Patch 1.6 of Stardew Valley introduces several new features, including the Desert Festival, a three-day event in spring. During this festival, the villagers of Pelican Town host a fair in a location t...

Stardew Valley Trout Derby Guide

With the arrival of patch 1.6, Stardew Valley welcomes the summer season with a trout fishing festival. This new event offers players the opportunity to win impressive rewards by reeling in as many tr...

The player harvests a fresh Powdermelon in his garden in Stardew Valley.
Stardew Valley Powdermelon Guide – Tips, Uses, Sell Price, Seeds, Grow Time

One of the new crops in Stardew Valley Patch 1.6 is a sweet winter fruit, the Powdermelon, that breaks many of the rules that typically govern your garden. It’s not quite hidden, but it’s a quirky lit...

Catching a Squid during SquidFest in Stardew Valley.
Stardew Valley SquidFest Guide

Squids are ordinarily one of the toughest challenges for fishermen in Stardew Valley. During SquidFest, Squids don’t get any easier to catch, but at least there are more chances to catch them. Here’s ...

A blue-haired Stardew Valley farmer, up to her waist in ripe Pumpkins.
Stardew Valley Pumpkin Guide – Tips, Uses, Sell Price, Seeds, Grow Time

If it’s fall in Pelican Town, that means it’s time for Halloween Spirit’s Eve, and that means it’s time for Pumpkins. These massive gourds are one of the most lucrative cash crops in the entire...

In this image, Stardew Valley's Emily requests a natural remedy from her doctor, which tells you much of what you'd want to know about her.
Emily's Daily Schedule in Stardew Valley for All Seasons

She cooks, she sews, she barbacks at the Stardrop Saloon, and she’s got an obnoxious sister. For those seeking to befriend Emily, understanding her daily routine is key. This concise guide will assist...

Meeting Sebastian for the first time in Stardew Valley.
Sebastian's Daily Schedule in Stardew Valley for All Seasons

Are you looking for a new friend? Do you have a weird thing for people who cannot be pried out of their parents’ basement? Are you just trying to finish the “Introductions” quest? Here’s what you need...

Bringing Sebastian some Pumpkin Soup in Stardew Valley.
Stardew Valley: Sebastian Gifts Guide

He’s really into his computer, he rarely leaves his mom’s basement, and he just looks like he’s really into My Chemical Romance. What’s not to like about Sebastian? Here’s how a Stardew Valley player ...

Stardew Valley Hops Guide - Tips, Uses, Sell Price, Seeds, Grow Time

In Stardew Valley, Hops stand out as a summer crop that may not seem particularly lucrative at first glance. Mostly because they're not typically grown for direct sale. The true worth of Hops is unloc...

Planting strawberry seeds in Stardew Valley.
Stardew Valley Strawberry Guide – Tips, Uses, Sell Price, Seeds, Grow Time

If you're knee-deep in the charming world of Stardew Valley, you might be looking for ways to maximize your farm's profitability. One hidden gem that seasoned players swear by is the cultivation of St...

Palworld is Borrowing a Really Good Idea from RimWorld

Palworld developer Pocketpair has released a couple of sneak peeks as what’s coming in the next major update, which includes a fancy new management screen that’s reminiscent of sim games like RimWorld...

Harvesting a Parsnip in Stardew Valley.
Stardew Valley Parsnip Guide - Tips, Uses, Sell Price, Seeds, Grow Time

One of the first things you’re likely to do in Stardew Valley is plant a crop of Parsnips. This unassuming root vegetable can easily form the bulk of your income during your first season in Pelican To...

A Foxparks Pal smelts Ingots in Palworld.
Palworld Kindling Guide - Best Kindling Pals

In Palworld, some of your most valuable Pals are the ones that set things on fire. They’re useful in a fight, but more importantly, there are a few things around your base that only Fire Pals can hand...