|Lives In:||Pelican Town|
|Address:||1 Willow Lane|
|Best Gifts:||Cactus Fruit Maple Bar Pizza 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 an outgoing and energetic young man with a passion for music. He works part-time at JojaMart.
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 on Monday and Wednesday at JojaMart (if it is in business), or at the Museum in the Artifacts and Minerals display (if the Community Center has been restored). He frequents the Stardrop Saloon during spring, goes to the beach during summer, and visits the woods west of town in the fall.
When it's raining he'll often stay home all day, or visit the Stardrop Saloon for a few hours.
On the 11th of Fall, he has an appointment at the clinic.
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 or first day Joja is closed, And not Raining)
Birthday (JojaMart open, And Raining)
Raining - Random choice #1
Raining - Random choice #2
Monday & Wednesday, Community Center Restored
|If the community center is restored, Sam doesn't leave The Farm except on Monday and Friday. On Saturday mornings he spends time doing skateboard tricks on the half-pipe behind the farmhouse.
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 regularly to check up on them.
Sebastian and Abigail are his bandmates 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. He is also friends with Penny, and will dance with her at the Flower Dance if neither is dancing with the player.
You can give Sam up to two gifts per week (plus one on
birthday), which will raise or lower
friendship with you. Gifts on
birthday (Summer 17) will have 8× effect and show a unique dialogue.
For loved or liked gifts, Sam will say
|“||“A birthday gift? That's very kind of you! I love it.”|
|“||“You remembered my birthday! Thank you, this is great!”|
For neutral gifts, Sam will say
|“||“Oh, a birthday gift! Thank you.”|
For disliked or hated gifts, Sam will say
|“||“Oh... It's for my birthday? ... Thanks.”|
|“||“Aw, yea! This is my absolute favorite!”|
|Cactus Fruit||The sweet fruit of the prickly pear cactus.||Foraging - The Desert|
|Maple Bar||It's a sweet doughnut topped with a rich maple glaze.||Cooking||Maple Syrup (1) Sugar (1) Wheat Flour (1)|
|Pizza||It's popular for all the right reasons.||Cooking, The Stardrop Saloon||Wheat Flour (1) Tomato (1) Cheese (1)|
|Tigerseye||A stripe of shimmering gold gives this gem a warm luster.||Mining|
|“||“Thanks! I really like this.”|
|Joja Cola||The flagship product of Joja Corporation.||Fishing, JojaMart, Saloon Vending Machine, Trash Can|
|“||“You got that for me? Thanks!”|
|“||“Hmm.. this is... interesting.”|
|Common Mushroom||Slightly nutty, with a good texture||Foraging - Fall|
|Chanterelle||A tasty mushroom with a fruity smell and slightly peppery flavor.||Foraging - 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|
|Hazelnut||That's one big hazelnut!||Foraging - Fall|
|Holly||The leaves and bright red berries make a popular winter decoration.||Foraging - Winter|
|Leek||A tasty relative of the onion.||Foraging - Spring|
|Morel||Sought after for its unique nutty flavor.||Foraging - Spring|
|Purple Mushroom||A rare mushroom found deep in caves.||Foraging - The Mines|
|Quartz||A clear crystal commonly found in caves and mines.||Foraging - Mines|
|Salmonberry||A spring-time berry with the flavor of the forest.||Foraging - Spring|
|Seaweed||It can be used in cooking.||Fishing|
|Snow Yam||This little yam was hiding beneath the snow.||Foraging - Winter|
|Wild Horseradish||A spicy root found in the spring.||Foraging - Spring|
|Winter Root||A starchy tuber.||Foraging - Winter|
|“||“You really don't get it, huh?”|
|Coal||A combustible rock that is useful for crafting and smelting.||Mining|
|Copper Bar||A bar of pure copper.||Furnace||Coal (1) Copper Ore (5)|
|Duck Mayonnaise||It's a rich, yellow, mayonnaise.||Mayonnaise Machine||Duck Egg (1)|
|Gold Bar||A bar of pure gold.||Furnace||Coal (1) Gold Ore (5)|
|Gold Ore||A precious ore that can be smelted into bars.||Mining|
|Iridium Bar||A bar of pure iridium.||Furnace||Coal (1) Iridium Ore (5)|
|Iridium Ore||An exotic ore with many curious properties. Can be smelted into bars.||Mining|
|Iron Bar||A bar of pure iron.||Furnace||Coal (1) Iron Ore (5)|
|Mayonnaise||It looks spreadable.||Mayonnaise Machine||Egg (1)|
|Pickles||A jar of your homemade pickles.||Preserves Jar||Any Vegetable|
|Refined Quartz||A more pure form of quartz.||Furnace||Coal (1) Quartz (1)|
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 any day when it's not raining, 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.
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..."
"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."
(Spring 28, Day Before) "Why couldn't the flower dance be today so I could get work off?"
(If accepted) "You want to be my partner for the flower dance?" ... "Okay. I look forward to it."
(If refused) "Hmm... I dunno. Maybe next year."
"[Player]. Um... I just wanted to say... You look nice today."
"I’m going to be really happy as your husband, [player name]. I’m excited."
"I never dreamed this would happen. I’m so lucky. I can’t wait till the wedding."
"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?"
"Phew… I’ll tell you one thing I don’t miss about my old life… working at JojaMart."
"Hey, I made you some instant pancakes. Enjoy." ... "What? I never learned to cook… mom always did that."
"Hey. I know I joke around a lot, but I want you to know that I seriously love you…"
"Do you have big plans for the day?" ... "Oh, not me… I usually decide what to do a few moments beforehand…"
"Um… Maybe I’ll help out on the farm some other day. I feel lazy today." ... "You’re not mad?"
"It's hard to believe we're finally married..."
"Maybe I should get some off-road wheels for my skateboard. Mayor Lewis can’t touch me out here."
"I always keep an eye on the wide blue sky… you never know when a UFO might go by."
"Hi, [Player]! If I knew more about farm work I’d help you out more. Sorry!" ... "I’ll try and help you with encouraging thoughts."
"Something in the air makes me feel positive… maybe it’s the faint whiff of pizza from Gus’ ovens."
"Wow… you look great today, and the specks of mud just add some extra charm."
"Hey, you look tired. Let me help you relax tonight, okay? Maybe I’ll give you a massage later."
"My day? Oh… I can hardly remember. I didn’t really do anything of note. Just relaxed and had a good time."
"Hey, sorry I didn’t make the bed. You know I’m sloppy… that’s why you like me, right?"
"The only thing I miss about living at home is Mom’s fish casserole."
"Ready to hit the hay? I actually made the bed for once…"
"Might be a good day to sit back and jam on the guitar…" ... "Hey, you can relax too if you want."
"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."
"Hey, I found one of these rolling around in the back of a drawer." ... "I thought you might be able to use it."
"Aw, man. These cloudy days are kind of a drag…"
"How’d you sleep? The sound of rain really makes me zonk."
"Hey, how was your day? I just layed around and read comics most of the day… it was great."
"It was a pretty low-key day for me… colas, frozen pizza, a few hours noodling around on the guitar. I feel relaxed."
"Earlier, I listened to our live recording from that show we played. Remember that? Man, was that sloppy." ... "It made me a little nervous that you were there, I didn’t want to mess up and have you think I was a loser!"
"I hope Vincent’s not too lonely now that I’m gone… I kinda felt responsible for the little guy." ... "But, life’s all about change… right? Kids need to learn that, eventually… Or else adulthood will destroy them."
"Hey, I tossed a couple frozen pizzas into the oven. Here’s yours."
"Nnnghh... what is it? Make your own breakfast."
"Nghh... what is it? I'm trying to sleep."
"*Sigh*… I’m never gonna land this trick…"
(Leaving) "I’m gonna visit the family today, okay? I’ll be home in the evening."
(At parent's house) "Don't tell my mom... but I really just came over for a free lunch."
(Returning) "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."
"I’ll change [First Child]’s diaper… don’t worry about it. You’ve got enough on your plate."
"It’s weird, but I really like being a father!"
"I think we should have another kid. Why stop now?"
"I woke up early, fed the kids and changed their diapers! We’re all set. You can just focus on raking in that sweet money." ... "I’m just kidding… I didn’t marry you for the money."
"We have to make sure and give [First Child] a lot of attention now that we have [Second Child]. We don’t want any jealousy between them."
"It’s fun to see the babies playing with each other. I think they’re going to be very close."
"I never thought I’d become such a family man, but I’m really satisfied with what we’ve built here. Life is going great."
Good Mood/High Hearts
"Do you ever think of that night we snuck into my room? I do, often…"
"You know, I think I had a feeling we’d be together from the very beginning. There’s just something special between us."
"[Male Player] Wow, you look really handsome today! Did you do something with your hair? / [Female Player] Wow, you look stunning today. Did you do something new with your hair?"
"Be careful out there! I know you go into the caves sometimes… you could be eaten alive in there!"
"Baby, I was just gonna write you a song on the guitar. But now you’re here and I feel relaxed." ... "I mainly feel like playing guitar when I’m lonely."
"Baby, talk to me! I’m always interested to hear about your day."
(1st of Spring)
"Ub… spring… my doze… allergies."
"The pollen count is a little lower in summer, so my nose is really happy."
"Summer's great, but I'm ready for fall now."
(1st of Fall)
"It seems like the whole valley's changed overnight... I guess fall's finally here."
(28th of Winter) "We had a great year, [Player]… it’s kind of sad that it’s over. We’ll just have to make next year even better!"
(Day Before) "Are you excited for tomorrow’s festival? It’ll be cool to see Sebastian again."
(During) "The gang's just the same as always. Are you having a good time?"
(Day Before) "Oh... tomorrow's the flower dance, isn't it? I thought I could get out of that now that we're married." ... "Whatever. I guess it’s funny in a weird way."
(During) "Aw, I gotta put on that dorky suit again? I thought now that we're married... Well, alright."
(Day Before) "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..."
(During) "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
(Day Before) "Hey, tomorrow's the fair. I need to get my old slingshot wrist back in shape..."
(During) "Sebastian's the same as always. Are you having fun at the festival?"
Festival of Ice
(Day Before) "Are we going to stop by the ice festival tomorrow? It might be fun to see everyone again…"
(During) "Aren't you cold? Are you sure don't you want my jacket?"
Feast of the Winterstar
(During) "*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 gain a small room at the right side of the farmhouse when married. He also builds a half pipe in the backyard to continue practicing skateboarding tricks.
Sam is a very caring and affectionate husband (and father if you choose to have children), but also retains some of his more laid-back personality. He no longer works his part-time job after marriage, preferring to help with the farm and household, but will still visit his family on Mondays and both family and friends on Fridays. He seems especially concerned about how Vincent will get along without him at the house. He still makes mention of playing guitar, but will also indicate that he is no longer as interested in pursuing music as he was before.
- 1: At 12 hearts he will sometimes wake up early to help on the farm by:
- Watering crops
- Filling the pet bowl
- Feeding barn/coop animals
- Repairing fences
- 2: He will occasionally cook for you, adding Pancakes in the morning or Pizza on rainy evenings 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.
- 3 On rainy mornings, he may present you with a Cactus Fruit, Coconut, Earth Crystal, or Geode, saying he found it rolling around in the back of a drawer and thought you might be able to use it.
- Sam may randomly request an item at the "Help Wanted" board outside Pierre's General Store. The reward is 3x the item's base value and 150 Friendship points.
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 he mentions during the Egg Festival. He also mentions that his "nose is really happy" during summer due to the typically lower pollen count.
- "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's dialogue is less harsh 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. It still costs the player 25 friendship points, however.
- On Sam's portraits, his undershirt is yellow, but 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. He recalls how bright and loud it is day and night, and how hot it is during summer.
|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 • Junimos • Krobus • Mr. Qi • Old Mariner • Sandy • Wizard|