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"Going Medieval": Room-Type Bonuses

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Easy to learn, difficult to master.

Easy to learn, difficult to master.

The Finer Points of Going Medieval

An easily overlooked gameplay feature is the room-type bonus. I admit, 30 hours in, I discovered it accidentally while messing with something else. When I realized what I was looking at, I knew other people out there have probably missed this critical detail.

There's a reason it says "Inside: Spare Room" when you click on the furniture and production buildings in your rooms.

There are nine different room types. If you can fill rooms with certain types of furniture and buildings, they get bonuses to production or provide happiness bonuses to your villagers.

  • Kitchen
  • Workshop
  • Library
  • Great Hall
  • Church of Restitution Chapel
  • Oak Brethren Temple
  • Bedroom
  • Shared Bedroom
  • Spare Room

There's even an overlay button to see what the requirements of each room type are in the navigation buttons on the upper left.

So sneaky.

So sneaky.

What Does Each Room Give You?

Satisfy each room's unique building requirements and separate the different rooms with walls and doors, and these wonderful benefits can be yours!

Kitchen

Must-Have:

  • At least 1x Stove
  • At least 2x Wall Pottery Shelf
  • At least 1x Butchering Table

Cannot Have:

  • Any other workstations, shrines, or beds

Bonus: 20% production speed increase

Library

Must-Have:

  • At least 1x Basic research table, Research table, or Advanced research table
  • At least 2x Wall bookshelf

Cannot Have:

  • Any other workstations, shrines, or beds

Bonus: 20% Research speed increase

Workshop

Must-Have:

  • At least 1x Armorer's table, Bowyer's table, Blacksmith's forge, Woodwork bench, Stonemason's bench, Sewing station
  • At least 2x wall tool shelf

Cannot Have:

  • Any other workstations, shrines, or beds

Bonus: 20% production increase

Great Hall

Must-Have:

  • At least 1x Wooden table medium or large, Stone table medium or large, Quality table medium or large (not the small one)
  • At least 6x Wooden chair/stool or Stone chair/stool
  • At least 8x Banner wall medium/large, Banner wall one side medium, Wall shield decoration or Wall deer head decoration
  • At least 4x Wooden torch/Wooden wall torch or Iron torch/ Iron wall torch
  • At least 50 tiles of space inside

Cannot Have:

  • Any other workstations, shrines, or beds

Bonus: +4 happiness for 16 hrs after eating in a great hall

Church of Restitution Chapel

Must-Have:

  • At least 1x Wooden/Stone Restitutionist shrine
  • At least 2x Church of Restitution wall decoration

Cannot Have:

  • Oak Brethren Shrine
  • Other workstations

Bonus in addition to the +5 for religious need fulfilled:

+4 happiness bonus for 20 hrs after praying

Oak Brethren Temple

Must-Have:

  • At least 1x Wooden/stone Oak Brethren Shrine
  • At least 2x Oak Brethren wall decorations

Cannot Have:

  • Wooden/Stone Restitutionist Shrine
  • Any other workstation

Bonus in addition to the +5 for religious need fulfilled:

+4 happiness bonus for 20 hrs after praying

Bedroom

Must-Have:

  • Exactly 1x Wooden hay bed or Hay sleeping spot

Cannot Have:

  • Any other workstations, shrines, or beds

Bonus: +8 happiness for 12 hrs after sleeping

Shared Bedroom

Must-Have:

  • At least 2x Wooden hay bed or hay sleeping spot

Cannot Have:

  • Any other workstations or shrines

Bonus: +4 happiness for 12 hrs after sleeping

Spare Room

Must-Have: A bunch of random stuff built in it

Cannot Have: A hole in the wall, but anything goes because this one doesn't do anything for you.

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