Terrain Types

The hexes within Pathfinder OnlIne (PFO) have several different terrain types which have different distributions of bulk resources and random encounters. Bulk resources are essential to the upkeep of settlements. A settlement can harvest bulk resources from a hex for use by their settlement by building a holdings and outposts in that hex. These harvested resources must be transported to the owning settlement before they can be used. Bulk resources are not the same as those resources (raw materials for crafting) gathered by individual players.

Coastlands are another terrain type but none of these hexes are in the current map. They will appear in the planned full map when it becomes available. They can produce large quantities of bulk food with the right outposts. They can also be rich in the gathering resources of herbs, pearls, and scavenged resources.

Brokenlands Brokenlands:
Brokenlands are areas which have had meteor impacts in the past. They are all Monster or Monster Homeland hexes, making them very dangerous but they are the only source of several rare minerals such as meteoric iron, adamantine, and enchanting materials
Croplands Croplands:
Located mainly in the southwestern portion of the current map, these hexes can produce large quantities of bulk food and bulk trade goods with the right outposts. They are also rich in the gathering resources of herbs and cloth.
Highlands Highlands:
Located mainly in the northwestern portion of the current map, these hexes can produce large quantities of bulk stone and bulk ore with the right outposts. They are also rich in the gathering resources of coal and chemicals.
Mountains Mountains:
Scattered around the current map, Mountain hexes can produce large quantities of bulk ore and bulk stone with the right outposts. They are also rich in the gathering resource of various metals.
Swamplands Swamplands:
Rare in the current map, Swampland hexes can produce large quantities of bulk food and bulk trade goods with the right outposts. They are also rich in the gathering resource of herbs, dyes, and leathers.
Woodlands Woodlands:
The dominant terrain type in the current map. Woodland hexes can produce large quantities of bulk wood, bulk trade goods, and bulk food with the right outposts. They are also rich in the gathering resource of herbs and wood.