Sam

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Sam
Sam.png
Birthday: Summer 17
Lives In: Pelican Town
Address: 1 Willow Lane
Family:

Kent Icon.png Kent (Father)

Jodi Icon.png Jodi (Mother)

Vincent Icon.png Vincent (Brother)

Friends:

Sebastian Icon.png Sebastian

Abigail Icon.png Abigail

Penny Icon.png Penny

Marriage: Yes
Best Gifts:

Maple Bar.png Maple BarCactus Fruit.png Cactus FruitPizza.png Pizza Tigerseye.png Tigerseye

“Sam is an outgoing, friendly guy who is brimming with youthful energy. He plays guitar and drums, and wants to start a band with Sebastian as soon as he has enough songs together. However, he does have a habit of starting ambitious projects and not finishing them. Sam is a little stressed about the impending return of his father, who has been away for years due to his line of work.”
Dev Update #12

Sam is a villager who lives in Pelican Town. He's one of the twelve characters available to marry.[1] He lives in the southern part of town, just north of the river (1 Willow Lane).

Sam is usually in his house practicing guitar and playing video games, or in the Stardrop Saloon game room with his friends Sebastian and Abigail. He also works part time at JojaMart.

He's has a reputation of being a prankster and troublemaker, and is often in trouble with the Mayor. Sebastian tells you at the Luau that one year Sam put a bunch of sardines in the soup as a prank, and if you "ever wonder why Sam leads the town in community service hours." He is also a bit of a glutton, and is always talking about being hungry for or smelling pizza.

Schedule

Sam can often be found practicing his guitar in his bedroom. He's also frequently seen outside of his house playing a handheld video game, or attempting skateboard tricks. On weekends he can be found playing pool at the Stardrop Saloon. He works part time at JojaMart on Monday and Wednesday. If the player finishes the Community Center bundles, he will instead be working in the Artifacts and Minerals display in the Museum (near the fireplace). During spring he frequents the Stardrop Saloon, visits the woods west of town in the fall, and the beach during summer.

When it's raining he'll often stay home all day, or visit the Stardrop Saloon for a few hours.

His schedule can deviate if there are specific conditions like season, weather or certain days of the week. Below are his schedule deviations prioritized highest to lowest (for example when it rains that schedule will override all others below it)

Spring.png Spring

Monday

Time Action
10:00 AM Wakes up and stands in the middle of his bedroom.
11:00 AM Leaves his bedroom and walks to JojaMart.
12:50 PM Arrives at JojaMart and starts work.
4:00 PM Finshes work at JojaMart and walks home.
6:00 PM Arrives in his bedroom and stands in front of his bookshelf.
9:30 PM Goes to bed.

Tuesday

Time Action

Wednesday

Time Action
10:00 AM Wakes up and stands in the middle of his bedroom.
11:00 AM Leaves his bedroom and walks to JojaMart.
12:50 PM Arrives at JojaMart and starts work.
4:00 PM Finshes work at JojaMart and walks home.
6:00 PM Arrives in his bedroom and stands in front of his bookshelf.
9:30 PM Goes to bed.

Thursday

Time Action
10:00 AM Wakes up and stands in front of his dresser..
10:40 AM Plays guitar inside his bedroom
1:40 PM Leaves his bedroom and walks to the bush southeast of Lewis' house.
3.00 PM Stands in front of the bush to the southeast of Lewis' house.
6:30 PM Starts walking home.
7.50 PM Arrives in his bedroom and stands in front of his desk.
9:00 PM Goes to bed.

Friday

Time Action
10:00 AM Wakes up and plays guitar inside his bedroom
11:00 AM Leaves his bedroom and skateboards outside of his house.
3:00 PM Walks to the Stardrop Saloon
4.00 PM Arrives at the Stardrop Saloon and plays pool near the arcade.
9:20 PM Leaves the Stardrop Saloon and walks home.
10.20 PM Arrives at home.

Regular Schedule

Time Action
10:00 AM Wakes up for the day, moves around his room.
10:40 AM Plays guitar inside his bedroom
1:40 PM Leaves the his bedroom walks into town and stands near Lewis's house by the river.
6:30 PM Returns home from town.
9:00 PM Goes into his bedroom to go to bed.

Rainy day (Option 1)

Time Action
9:00 AM Wakes up and stands in front of his dresser.
11:00 AM Leaves his bedroom and walks to the bridge near the Museum.
12:00 PM Arrives at the bridge near the Museum.
4:00 PM Leaves the bridge near the Museum and walks to the tree in front of Emily and Haley's house.
4.40 PM Arrives at the tree outside Emily and Haley's house and plays his handheld video game.
7.00 PM Walks home.
7:30 PM Arrives in his bedroom and stands in front of his bookshelf.
9:30 PM Goes to bed.
Summer.png Summer

Regular Schedule

Time Location Action
10:00 AM 1 Willow Lane Wakes up for the day, moves around his room.
11:00 AM 1 Willow Lane Plays guitar inside his bedroom
1:40 PM The Beach Leaves the his bedroom walks to the beach by the firepit with his brother Vincent.
7:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Returns home from the beach.
9:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Goes into his bedroom to go to bed.

Birthday (JojaMart open, And not Raining)

Time Location Action
10:00 AM 1 Willow Lane Wakes up for the day, moves around his room.
11:00 AM 1 Willow Lane Leaves his bedroom and heads to JojaMart with his mother Jodi.
12:50 PM JojaMart Arrives at JojaMart.
4:00 PM JojaMart Leaves JojaMart and heands back home.
5:50 PM 1 Willow Lane Arrives home, moves around his bedroom.
9:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Goes to bed.
Fall.png Fall

Regular Schedule

Time Location Action
10:00 AM 1 Willow Lane Wakes up for the day, moves around his room.
10:40 AM 1 Willow Lane Plays guitar inside his bedroom
1:20 PM The Woods Leaves the his bedroom walks to the woods.
7:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Returns home from the woods.
9:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Goes into his bedroom to go to bed.

Fall 11

Time Location Action
10:00 AM Pelican Town Wakes up for the day inside his bedroom. "I gotta go visit Uncle Doctor today... Great."
11:30 AM Medical Clinic Walks to the clinic for his annual checkup, plays his handheld video game in the waiting room.
1:30 PM Medical Clinic Gets medical checkup at the clinic. "I'm a healthy boy, doc. Can I go now? This is boring."
4:00 PM Pelican Town Leaves the clinic to walk into town. "I just got out of the doctor's office. Completely healthy and vigorous, just as I expected."
9:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Returns to his bedroom to go to bed.
Winter.png Winter

Regular Schedule

Time Location Action
10:00 AM 1 Willow Lane Wakes up for the day, moves around his room.
10:40 AM 1 Willow Lane Plays guitar inside his bedroom
1:20 PM Pelican Town Leaves the his bedroom walks to the Stardrop Saloon.
7:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Returns home from the Stardrop Saloon.
9:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Goes into his bedroom to go to bed.
Deviations

Day 9 & Day 23 (If less than 6 hearts with Penny)

Time Location Action
9:00 AM 1 Willow Lane Wakes up for the day, moves around his room.
11:00 AM Pelican Town Leaves the his bedroom walks into town.
4:00 PM Pelican Town Continues to walk around town, plays his handheld video game.
7:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Returns home from town.
9:30 PM 1 Willow Lane Goes into his bedroom to go to bed.

Raining

Time Location Action
10:00 AM 1 Willow Lane Wakes up for the day, stands in front of the dresser in his room.
11:00 AM 1 Willow Lane Plays guitar inside his room.
3:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Plays his handheld video game in the kitchen inside his house.
5:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Returns to his bedroom. and stands in front of his dresser.
6:30 PM 1 Willow Lane At his desk inside his bedroom.
8:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Goes to go to bed.

Raining (Year 2)

Time Location Action
10:00 AM 1 Willow Lane Wakes up for the day, moves around his room.
11:00 AM 1 Willow Lane Moves around inside his home
2:00 PM The Stardrop Saloon Leaves the his bedroom walks to the Stardrop Saloon. "Nothing like an ice cold Joja Cola on a sopping wet day, huh? Just kidding. Hehehe."
7:40 PM 1 Willow Lane Leaves the Stardrop Saloon and returns to his bedroom to go to bed.

Saturday

Time Location Action
8:00 AM Pelican Town Wakes up for the day inside his bedroom and walks just outside to stand by the river in front of Haley and Emily's house.
11:00 AM Pelican Town Walks to a nearby bush and plays his handheld video game in town.
12:30 PM 1 Willow Lane Leaves town, goes to his bedroom with Sebastian to practice guitar.
3:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Hangs out in his room with Sebastian.
6:00 PM Pelican Town Leaves his home to walk to the river in front of his house with Sebastian.
7:40 PM 1 Willow Lane Returns to his bedroom to go to bed.

Monday & Wednesday

Time Location Action
10:00 AM 1 Willow Lane Wakes up for the day inside his bedroom
11:00 AM JojaMart Leaves the his bedroom walks to JojaMart to work.
4:00 PM 1 Willow Lane Finshes work at JojaMart, returns home.
6:30 PM 1 Willow Lane In his bedroom in front of bookshelf.
9:30 PM 1 Willow Lane In his bedroom in bed.

Friday

Time Location Action
10:00 AM 1 Willow Lane Wakes up for the day, plays guitar inside his bedroom
11:00 AM Pelican Town Leaves the his bedroom walks into town to go skateboarding.
3:00 PM The Stardrop Saloon Walks to the Stardrop Saloon to play pool near the arcade.
9:20 PM 1 Willow Lane Leaves the Stardrop Saloon and walks home to his bedroom to go to bed.

Relationships

Sam lives with his mother Jodi and younger brother Vincent. His mother spoils both of them, and claims that neither have ever had to do any chores. He is close to Vincent, and feels responsible for him in his dad's absence. In Spring, Year 2, Sam's father Kent returns and resides in the house with the rest of the family. After marriage, Sam will visit his family weekly to check up on Vincent, though if you speak to him while he's there he'll tell you that he really came to visit for a free lunch.

Sebastian and Abigail are his band mates and close friends, and they often spend time together. When they are hanging out at the Stardrop Saloon, Sebastian is always seen beating Sam at pool, while Abigail watches from the couch.


Main article: Friendship#Gifts

You can give Sam up to two gifts per week (plus one on his birthday), which will raise or lower his friendship with you. Gifts on his birthday (Summer 17) will have 8× effect and show this unique dialogue:

“A birthday gift? That's very kind of you! I love it.”

Love

“Aw, yea! This is my absolute favorite!”
Image Name Description Source Ingredients
Sam Happy.png
All universal loves.
Cactus Fruit.png
Cactus Fruit The sweet fruit of the prickly pear cactus. Foraging - Desert
Maple Bar.png
Maple Bar It's a sweet doughnut topped with a rich maple glaze Cooking

Maple Syrup.png Maple Syrup (1) Sugar.png Sugar (1) Wheat Flour.png Wheat Flour (1)

Pizza.png
Pizza It's popular for all the right reasons. Cooking

Wheat Flour.png Wheat Flour (1) Tomato.png Tomato (1) Cheese.png Cheese (1)

Tigerseye.png
Tigerseye A stripe of shimmering gold gives this gem a warm luster. Minerals

Like

“Thanks! I really like this.”
Image Name Description Source Ingredients
Sam Pleased.png
All universal likes (except Mayonnaise and Pickles).
Beer.png
Beer Drink in moderation. Keg Wheat.png Wheat (1)
Coffee.png
Coffee It smells delicious. This is sure to give you a boost. Keg, The Stardrop Saloon Coffee Bean.png Coffee Bean (5)
Wine.png
Wine Drink in moderation. Keg Any Fruit
Juice.png
Juice A sweet, nutritious beverage. Artisan Goods Any Vegetable
Cheese.png
Cheese It's your basic cheese. Cheese Press

Milk.png Milk (1)

Duck Egg.png Duck Egg It's still warm. Ducks
Earth Crystal.png
Earth Crystal A resinous substance found near the surface. Foraging - Mines
Brown Egg.png Egg A regular brown chicken egg Brown Chickens
Egg.png Egg A regular white chicken egg White Chickens
Goat Cheese.png
Goat Cheese Soft cheese made from goat's milk. Cheese Press

Goat Milk.png Goat Milk (1)

Honey.png
Honey It's a sweet syrup produced by bees. Bee House
Ice Cream.png
Ice Cream It's hard to find someone who doesn't like this. Cooking, Ice Cream Stand

Milk.png Milk (1)Sugar.png Sugar (1)

Joja Cola.png
Joja Cola Joja Corporation. Joja Corporation, Fishing, Saloon Vending Machine
Large Brown Egg.png Large Egg It's an uncommonly large brown egg! Brown Chickens
Large Egg.png Large Egg It's an uncommonly large white egg! White Chickens
Pancakes.png
Pancakes A double stack of fluffy, soft pancakes. Cooking, The Stardrop Saloon Wheat Flour.png Wheat Flour (1)Egg.png Egg (1)
Sashimi.png
Sashimi Raw fish sliced into thin pieces. Cooking Fish.png Fish (1)

Neutral

“You got this for me? Thanks!”
Image Name Description Source Ingredients
Sam Neutral.png
All universal neutrals.
Sweet Gem Berry.png
Sweet Gem Berry It's by far the sweetest thing you've ever smelled. Farming - Fall
Blueberry.png
Blueberry A popular berry reported to have many health benefits. The blue skin has the highest nutrient concentration. Farming - Summer
Cranberries.png
Cranberry These tart red berries are a traditional winter food. Farming - Fall
Blackberry.png
Blackberry An early-fall treat. Foraging - Fall
Clam.png
Clam Someone lived here once Foraging - Beach
Coral.png
Coral An ancient shell Foraging - Beach
Goat Milk.png Goat Milk The milk of a goat Goat
Grape.png
Grape A sweet cluster of fruit. Crops - Fall

Foraging - Summer

Large Goat Milk.png Large Goat Milk A gallon of creamy goat's milk Goat
Large Milk.png Large Milk A large jug of cow's milk Cow
Milk.png Milk A jug of cow's milk Cow
Spice Berry.png
Spice Berry It fills the air with a pungent aroma. Foraging - Summer
Strawberry.png
Strawberry Juicy sweet fruit that provides a good amount of cash because it keeps growing! Farming - Spring

Dislike

“Hmm.. this is... interesting.”
Image Name Description Source Ingredients
Sam Concerned.png
All universal dislikes, and all crops.
Clay.png
Clay Used in crafting and construction. Foraging - Hoe,
Artifact Spot, Geodes
Corn.png
Corn A vegetable that grows during summer and fall. Crops - Summer, Fall
Daffodil.png
Daffodil A traditional spring flower that makes a nice gift. Foraging - Spring
Dandelion.png
Dandelion Not the prettiest flower, but the leaves make a good salad. Foraging - Spring
Hay.png
Hay Dried grass used as animal food. Marnie's Ranch, Using a scythe on grass will place hay inside the silo
Leek.png
Leek A tasty relative of the onion. Foraging - Spring
Oyster.png
Oyster Constantly filters water to find food. In the process, it removes dangerous toxins from the environment. Foraging - Beach

Crab Pot

Parsnip.png
Parsnip A spring tuber closely related to the carrot. It has an earthy taste and is full of nutrients. Crops - Spring
Quartz.png
Quartz A clear crystal commonly found in caves and mines. Foraging - Mines
Seaweed.png
Seaweed It can be used in cooking. Fishing
Spring Onion.png
Spring Onion These grow wild during the spring. Foraging - Spring
Salmonberry.png
Salmonberry Grow on bushes during the spring. Foraging - Spring

Hate

“You really don't get it, huh?”
Image Name Description Source Ingredients
Sam Annoyed.png
All universal hates.
Mayonnaise.png
Mayonnaise It looks spreadable. Mayonnaise Machine

Egg.png egg (1)

Pickles.png
Pickles A jar of your homemade pickles. Preserves Jar Any Vegetable

Heart Events

Two Hearts

Two Hearts.png

Enter Sam's house when he's there.

Details
Sam and Sebastian are jamming out in Sam's room. Sam tells you he's trying to get a band together, but he's unsure what style of music to play. He asks what music you like.
  • "Cheerful pop music." (No effect on friendship.)
  • "Experimental noise rock." (No effect on friendship.)
  • "Hi-energy dance music." (No effect on friendship.)
  • "Honky-tonk country music." (No effect on friendship.)

No matter which style you pick, Sam says that's the style he's been thinking about for the band. He asks Sebastian if he's on board too. Sebastian agrees and Sam thanks you.

Three Hearts

Three Hearts.png

In any season except winter, enter the beach on a sunny day between 7am and 3pm. This event only happens in Year 1.

Details
Sam is watching his brother Vincent play in the sand. Sam says his dad used to take them to the beach on sunny days. Vincent asks if their father will come home. Sam says "Of course". Vincent mentions overhearing people talk about mass military casualties. Sam tells him not to believe them, and Vincent returns to playing. Sam feels bad for getting his brother's hopes up and asks for your opinion.
  • "It's best to be honest with kids." (No effect on friendship.) Sam questions your thoughts, but then agrees that kids have to learn about the world one way or another.
  • "You did the right thing. Kids should have hope." (No effect on friendship.) Sam agrees and says kids should hang on to their childhood as long as they can.

Sam tells you the band's coming together, and Sebastian really wanted Abigail to be the drummer "for some reason".

Four Hearts

Four Hearts.png

Enter Sam's house when he's there.

Details
Sam is in the kitchen. He says hello. As he's getting you a snack, he drops an egg on the kitchen floor. His mom hears the commotion, walks into the kitchen, and becomes upset about the mess. Sam asks you to tell her what happened.
  • "Sam dropped the snack as he was handing it to me." (-10 friendship.)
  • "Sam handed me the snack and then I dropped it." (+50 friendship.) Sam agrees with you.
  • "Sam dropped it on purpose. He thought it would be funny." (-50 friendship.)

Jodi thanks you for being honest, and Sam insists he'll clean up the mess.

Six Hearts

Six Hearts.png

On a sunny day, enter the town between noon and 4pm.

Details
Sam is skateboarding and grinding on Emily and Haley's flower box. Lewis catches him and scolds him for it. Sam asks for your opinion.
  • "You're right, sir. Sam should respect private property." (No effect on friendship.) Sam is unhappy, but obliges and says he'll just not skateboard ever again.
  • "Don't blame Sam. There's nowhere else to ride!" (No effect on friendship.) Sam seems happy and agrees. Mayor Lewis becomes frustrated and states that he thought you were more mature than that but afterwords apologizes to Sam and asks him to be more careful in the future.
  • "I'm staying out of this." (No effect on friendship.) Mayor Lewis says he doesn't want to see Sam doing it again, Sam agrees and the Mayor leaves. Then Sam turns to you and, with a smile, asks if you saw his rad trick.

Eight Hearts

Eight Hearts.png

Sam shows up at your doorstop between 6am and 8am. Only triggers if you've seen his two-heart event.

Details
Sam invites you to see his band play in the city and asks to meet at the bus stop at 4pm. Enter the area at 4pm to meet Sam and the others, and watch them play. He thanks you for inspiring his band with the type of music they should play.
Sam's gig.gif

Ten Hearts

Ten Hearts.png

After receiving a letter from Sam, enter the town on a sunny day between 8pm and midnight.

Details
You meet Sam outside his house. He says it's cold outside and sneaks you into his room to talk privately. As he admits he's falling for you, his mom knocks on the door. He has you hide in the bed. His mom comes in and asks why he's sweating and red in the face, and Sam says he's just been doing push ups. She wishes him good night and leaves.

You are presented with the option to:

  • Get out of the bed. (No effect on friendship.) (If you take this option, the game presents the following 2 more choices)
    • Move Closer. (No effect on friendship.)
    • Head for the window. (No effect on friendship.) You reject Sam's advances.
  • Stay put. (No effect on friendship.) Sam crawls into bed with you, kisses you, and says "I knew there was something special between us."

Dialogue

First Meeting

Regular

"The clouds look great this time of year, don't they?" ... "Like scoops of vanilla ice cream floating on blue raspberry sauce... Or maybe I'm just hungry." [Spring]

"Ugh, I stepped in something gross earlier.. and I just bought these shoes."

"Hey, farmer."

"My Dad is a soldier, fighting against the Gotoro Empire. That's why he's not here..." ... "He'll come back someday." ... "...I've heard some terrible things about the Gotoro Empire..."

"Hmm. I just remembered that I was supposed to do something... But I forgot." ... "This happens to me all the time."

"Hey, how's it going?" ... "Last night I practiced guitar for 4 hours straight. My fingers hurt like crazy." ... "Bye, I've got something to do..."

Tue. 23, day before the Flower Dance: "Why couldn't the flower dance be today so I could get work off?"

Flower Dance, if refused: ""Hmm... I dunno. Maybe next year.""

"Oh, it's a nice day, isn't it?"

"Hey, how's it going?" ... "I'm hungry." ... "See you later."

"Oh! I just remembered I'm supposed to call my Grandma. Okay, I'm going to put this rubber band on my wrist so I don't forget." ... "I have to make little reminders for myself or else I'll totally forget to do things."

"Hey... something smells good, like pizza."

In His Room

Upon looking in the trash bin

""Hey, don't look in there!""

At the Saloon

"Hmm.. if I give the cue ball a bit of a top spin, maybe I could..." ... "*Sigh*... I'm not very good."

Dating

"[Player]. Um... I just wanted to say... You look nice today."

Fiance

"I'm going to be really happy as your husband, [Player]."

Questions

"I'm trying to come up with a new song for my band, but I'm blanking..." ... "Hey... What do you think my new song should be about?"

Farming, mining and chopping wood.
"Hey, you know what? That sounds perfect. Thanks!"
A city in the sea.
"Hey, you know what? That sounds perfect. Thanks!"
Trains.
"Hey, you know what? That sounds perfect. Thanks!"
Choose anything, it'll be terrible anyway.
"Hey man... what the heck is your problem? Sorry I asked."
After Marriage
General

"Hi, [Player]! If I knew more about farm work I'd help you out more. Sorry!" ... "I'll try to help you with encouraging thoughts."

"Wow... you look great today, and the specks of mud just add some extra charm."

"Oh, I'm not bored... I'm just enjoying what we have here."

"I was listening to our first recording, man that was sloppy!" (WIP)

"It make me nervous that you were there. I didn't want to mess up and have you think I was a loser!"

"Baby, talk to me! I'm always interested about your day."

"Hey, look at those puffy clouds in the sky honey!"

"I always keep an eye on the wide blue sky... you never know when a UFO might go by."

"Do you think Sebastian and Abigail will ever hook up?" ... "Heh... now that I'm married, I'm trying to get everyone else married too."

"Maybe I should get some off-road wheels for my skateboard. Mayor Lewis can't touch me out here."

"Something in the air makes me feel positive... maybe it's the faint whiff of pizza from Gus' ovens."

"The only thing I miss about living at home is mom's fish casserole."

"[Player]? I just wanna say I appreciate all the hard work you do for our household."

"Vincent called. He said he misses me and to tell you hi."

"Um... Maybe I'll help out on the farm some other day. I feel lazy today."

"Hey you look tired. Let me help you relax tonight, okay? Maybe I'll give you a massage later."

"Do you ever think of that night we snuck into my room? I do, often..."

"I know I joke around a lot, but I want you to know that I seriously love you..."

"I've given up on being a musician. I'm a family man now!"

(Visiting his family)

"Don't tell my mom... but I really just came over for a free lunch."

(After visiting his family)

"Seeing family is nice, but it's also kind of depressing in a weird way. Like... our lives are totally separate now, and everything feels more formal than it used to."

(After giving you a Starfruit)

"Honey... I wanted to give you that fruit as a symbol of my love."

(Spring)

"Now that Winter's over, we've got lots of productive weather to look forward to."

(Summer)

"Sorry if I smell... I was sweating all night in the heat."

(Fall)

"Winter's just around the corner. We need to double check the heating system, turn off the valves, and check all the insulation in the house."

(Winter)

"The cold air is making my hair gel freeze... it's not very pleasant."

"We had a great year [Player]... it's kind of sad it's over." ... "We'll just have to make next year even better!"


Morning

"Hey, sorry I didn't make the bed. You know I'm sloppy... that's why you like me, right?"

"Might be a good day to sit back and jam on the guitar…" ... "Hey you can relax too if you want."

"Baby, I was just gunna write you a song on the guitar. But now you're here an I feel relaxed." ... "I mainly feel like playing the guitar when I'm lonely."

"Don't worry about me... I know you've got lots of responsibilities outside of the house. I'm fine here by myself!"

"I spent the morning repairing a few of the fences. They should be as good as new."

"The old guitar… I just don’t have the drive to play it anymore. That’s fine." … "What’s on your agenda today?"

"I’m gonna visit the family today, okay? I’ll be home in the evening."

"Do you have any big plans for today?" ... "Oh, not me... I usually decide what to do a few moments beforehand..."


(Upon giving you a gift)

"Hey, I found one of these rolling around in the back of a drawer." ... "I thought you might be able to use it."


(On half pipe)

"*Sigh*... I'm never gunna land this trick..."


(Raining

"How'd you sleep? The sound of rain really makes me zonk."


(Summer)

"Summer's great, but I'm ready for fall now."


(First of Fall)

"It seems like the whole valley's changed overnight... I guess fall's finally here."

Evening

"Ready to hit the hay? I actually made the bed for once…"

"I wonder if the moon is visible tonight?"

"It was a pretty low-key day for me... colas, frozen pizza, a few hours noodling around on the guitar. I feel relaxed."

"Hey, how was your day? I just laid around and read comics most of the day... it was great."

Festivals

Egg Hunt

"The gang's just the same as always. Are you having a good time?"

Flower Dance

"Oh... tomorrow's the flower dance, isn't it? I thought I could get out of that now that we're married."

"Aw, I gotta put on that dorky suit again? I thought now that we're married... Well, alright."

Luau

"Have you thought about what you're going to put in the soup?" (WIP) ... "It might be funny to put something nasty. You know, play a prank on the governor!" ... "Sorry..."

"I guess it wouldn't be very nice to put something nasty in the soup..."

Dance Of The Moonlight Jellies

"Should we watch the jellies tomorrow night? It's always kind of fun."

Stardew Valley Fair

"Hey, tomorrow's the fair. I need to get my old slingshot wrist back in shape..."

"Sebastian's the same as always. Are you having fun at the festival?"

Festival of Ice

"Aren't you cold? Are you sure don't you want my jacket?"

Feast of the Winterstar

"*yawn*... I'm just here for the gifts and the cookies."

Marriage

Sam's addition to the room.

Once married, Sam will move into the farmhouse with you. Like other marriage candidates, he will add his own room off to the side of the bedroom, which resembles his old room. It has his keyboard and guitar, along with a computer and bookshelf. He also builds a half pipe in the backyard to continue practicing skateboarding tricks.

1: At 12 hearts he will sometimes wake up early to help on the farm by:
Water crops
Fill pet bowl
Feed animals
Repair fences
2: He will occasionally cook (breakfast/dinner) for you, adding one random food item to your inventory. Both are frozen/instant foods, which he explains is because he never learned to cook. If your inventory is full, you will not receive the item. Some of the possible items are:
Pancakes (90 Energy, 36 Health, +2 Foraging)
Pizza (150 Energy, 60 Health)

Married Life

Sam spends a lot of time chilling inside of the house, most often in the kitchen. While he will help around the farm sometimes, he can also make the excuse of feeling "lazy today", and says he'll help out another day. He also quits his job at Joja Mart, which he's happy about.

Sam is very affectionate, excitedly asking you about your day, or offering to give you a massage after a day of hard work. He likes to refer to you as "baby" or "honey". While he still makes mention of playing his guitar, he tells you at some point that he has no interest in being a musician anymore, and is a "family man" now.

Near the start of Winter, he says:

“"Winter's just around the corner. We need to double check the heating system, turn off the valves, and check all the insulation in the house."”

...then tells you not to worry, because he'll take care of it. This is unlike his usually carefree and lazy attitude, and shows an oddly helpful handyman side of his character.

On Mondays and Fridays, he will go into town to visit his family for the day, then spend some time with Sebastian and Abigail at the bar like he would prior to marriage. He expresses a lot of worry for his younger brother Vincent after moving out, and while also mention that Vincent calls every so often. Even so, he says the only thing he really misses about living at his parent's house was his moms fish casserole

Sometimes after visiting his family or the saloon, he will come home in a bad mood, and complain that the house is dirty.

Portraits

Timeline

Sam's look evolved over the years the game was in development. Here's a timeline showing how ConcernedApe's art and Sam's style changed over the years before the game was launched.

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Trivia

  • Sam is allergic to pollen, which is shown during the Egg festival, where he complains about it. He also mentions that his "nose is really happy" during summer due to typically low pollen.
  • "Sam" is short for "Samson", which he reveals to the player once they have a good relationship with him. He also states that he doesn't want the player to tell anyone.
  • "Sam" is a unisex given name of Hebrew origin, meaning "God has heard". Other meanings are "Sun child" or "bright sun".
  • Sam behaves differently than other NPCs when the player rummages through garbage cans. Instead of being disgusted, he just asks the player why they're searching through the trash.
  • On Sam's portraits, his undershirt is yellow, however in his sprite, it is red.
  • Sam's Old Guitar is a weapon in the game, but is currently unobtainable.
  • Sam used to live in Zuzu City, long enough to recall how loud and bright it the city is.

References

  1. http://stardewvalley.net/dev-update-12/

History

  • 1.0: Introduced.
  • 1.1: Added skateboarding area behind farmhouse if married.