Gameplay Variety through Luck — A Brief Analysis on Crops and Randomness in Stardew Valley

Still Life, by Matthias Withoos (1670) [from USEUM]

Saying that I am a big fan of Stardew Valley is an understatement. I have been playing it since its release, and I do not get tired of studying its different aspects, especially how to get rich faster. However, while exploring the different game options to enrich, I got more and more aware of how much each strategy is very dependent on…