|Lives In:||Pelican Town|
|Address:||1 Willow Lane|
- 1 Schedule
- 2 Relationships
- 3 Heart Events
- 4 Dialogue
- 5 Marriage
- 6 Portraits
- 7 Timeline
- 8 Trivia
- 9 References
- 10 History
|“||“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|
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.
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)
Rainy day (Option 1)
Birthday (JojaMart open, And not Raining)
Raining (Year 2)
Monday & Wednesday
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.”|
|“||“Aw, yea! This is my absolute favorite!”|
|All universal loves.|
|Cactus Fruit||The sweet fruit of the prickly pear cactus.||Foraging - Desert|
|Maple Bar||It's a sweet doughnut topped with a rich maple glaze||Cooking|
|Pizza||It's popular for all the right reasons.||Cooking|
|Tigerseye||A stripe of shimmering gold gives this gem a warm luster.||Minerals|
|“||“Thanks! I really like this.”|
|All universal likes (except Mayonnaise and Pickles).|
|Beer||Drink in moderation.||Keg||Wheat (1)|
|Coffee||It smells delicious. This is sure to give you a boost.||Keg, The Stardrop Saloon||Coffee Bean (5)|
|Wine||Drink in moderation.||Keg||Any Fruit|
|Juice||A sweet, nutritious beverage.||Artisan Goods||Any Vegetable|
|Cheese||It's your basic cheese.||Cheese Press||
|Duck Egg||It's still warm.||Ducks|
|Earth Crystal||A resinous substance found near the surface.||Foraging - Mines|
|Egg||A regular brown chicken egg||Brown Chickens|
|Egg||A regular white chicken egg||White Chickens|
|Goat Cheese||Soft cheese made from goat's milk.||Cheese Press||
Goat Milk (1)
|Honey||It's a sweet syrup produced by bees.||Bee House|
|Ice Cream||It's hard to find someone who doesn't like this.||Cooking, Ice Cream Stand|
|Joja Cola||Joja Corporation.||Joja Corporation, Fishing, Saloon Vending Machine|
|Large Egg||It's an uncommonly large brown egg!||Brown Chickens|
|Large Egg||It's an uncommonly large white egg!||White Chickens|
|Pancakes||A double stack of fluffy, soft pancakes.||Cooking, The Stardrop Saloon||Wheat Flour (1) Egg (1)|
|Sashimi||Raw fish sliced into thin pieces.||Cooking||Fish (1)|
|“||“You got this for me? Thanks!”|
|All universal neutrals.|
|Sweet Gem Berry||It's by far the sweetest thing you've ever smelled.||Farming - Fall|
|Blueberry||A popular berry reported to have many health benefits. The blue skin has the highest nutrient concentration.||Farming - Summer|
|Cranberry||These tart red berries are a traditional winter food.||Farming - Fall|
|Blackberry||An early-fall treat.||Foraging - Fall|
|Clam||Someone lived here once||Foraging - Beach|
|Coral||An ancient shell||Foraging - Beach|
|Goat Milk||The milk of a goat||Goat|
|Grape||A sweet cluster of fruit.||Crops - Fall|
|Large Goat Milk||A gallon of creamy goat's milk||Goat|
|Large Milk||A large jug of cow's milk||Cow|
|Milk||A jug of cow's milk||Cow|
|Spice Berry||It fills the air with a pungent aroma.||Foraging - Summer|
|Strawberry||Juicy sweet fruit that provides a good amount of cash because it keeps growing!||Farming - Spring|
|“||“Hmm.. this is... interesting.”|
|All universal dislikes, and all crops.|
|Clay||Used in crafting and construction.||Foraging - Hoe,
Artifact Spot, Geodes
|Corn||A vegetable that grows during summer and fall.||Crops - Summer, Fall|
|Daffodil||A traditional spring flower that makes a nice gift.||Foraging - Spring|
|Dandelion||Not the prettiest flower, but the leaves make a good salad.||Foraging - Spring|
|Hay||Dried grass used as animal food.||Marnie's Ranch, Using a scythe on grass will place hay inside the silo|
|Leek||A tasty relative of the onion.||Foraging - Spring|
|Oyster||Constantly filters water to find food. In the process, it removes dangerous toxins from the environment.||Foraging - Beach|
|Parsnip||A spring tuber closely related to the carrot. It has an earthy taste and is full of nutrients.||Crops - Spring|
|Quartz||A clear crystal commonly found in caves and mines.||Foraging - Mines|
|Seaweed||It can be used in cooking.||Fishing|
|Spring Onion||These grow wild during the spring.||Foraging - Spring|
|Salmonberry||Grow on bushes during the spring.||Foraging - Spring|
|“||“You really don't get it, huh?”|
|All universal hates.|
|Mayonnaise||It looks spreadable.||Mayonnaise Machine||
|Pickles||A jar of your homemade pickles.||Preserves Jar||Any Vegetable|
Enter Sam's house when he's there.
| 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.
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.
In any season except winter, enter the beach on a sunny day between 7am and 3pm. This event only happens in Year 1.
| 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.
Sam tells you the band's coming together, and Sebastian really wanted Abigail to be the drummer "for some reason".
Enter Sam's house when he's there.
| 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.
Jodi thanks you for being honest, and Sam insists he'll clean up the mess.
On a sunny day, enter the town between noon and 4pm.
| 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.
Sam shows up at your doorstop between 6am and 8am. Only triggers if you've seen his two-heart event.
|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.|
After receiving a letter from Sam, enter the town on a sunny day between 8pm and midnight.
| 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:
"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."
"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."
"[Player]. Um... I just wanted to say... You look nice today."
"I'm going to be really happy as your husband, [Player]."
"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!"
- "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."
"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."
"Now that Winter's over, we've got lots of productive weather to look forward to."
"Sorry if I smell... I was sweating all night in the heat."
"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."
"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!"
"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..."
"Hey, I found one of these rolling around in the back of a drawer." ... "I thought you might be able to use it."
"*Sigh*... I'm never gunna land this trick..."
"How'd you sleep? The sound of rain really makes me zonk."
"Summer's great, but I'm ready for fall now."
"It seems like the whole valley's changed overnight... I guess fall's finally here."
"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."
"The gang's just the same as always. Are you having a good time?"
"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."
"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."
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:
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.
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.
- 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.
|Bachelors||Alex • Elliott • Harvey • Sam • Sebastian • Shane|
|Bachelorettes||Abigail • Emily • Haley • Leah • Maru • Penny|
|Townspeople||Caroline • Clint • Demetrius • Evelyn • George • Gil • Gunther • Gus • Jas • Jodi • Kent • Lewis • Linus • Marlon • Marnie • Morris • Pam • Pierre • Robin • Vincent • Willy|
|Other||Bouncer • Dwarf • Governor • Grandpa • Henchman • Krobus • Mr. Qi • Sandy • Wizard|