Resource Nodes

Territory resources are defined by resource nodes. This allows unique resources in different regions of the world (to facilitate trade and economic differences). Resource nodes have four components:

  • Income: items/blocks given on a periodic income schedule
  • Ore: item drop rates when mining stone
  • Crops: farm crops that can grow in a region
  • Animals: animals that can breed in a region

Each resource node must have a unique name to identify it (e.g. wheat or iron).


Resource nodes are described by JSON objects. Below is an example with all possible fields. The next sections detail each component.

   "icon": "gold_ingot",
   "cost": {
       "scale": 1.4,
       "constant": 10
   "income": {
      "gold_ingot": 64,
      "wheat": 32,
      "diamond": 0.5,
      "spawn_egg_cow": 1,
      "spawn_egg_sheep": 0.5
   "ore": {
      "coal": 0.5,
      "gold_ore": [0.2, 2, 4]
   "crops": {
       "wheat": 1.0,
       "potato": 0.5,
       "pumpkin": 0.8
   "animals": {
       "sheep": 1.0,
       "cow": 1.0,
       "horse": 0.5

All Minecraft item names (used in income and ore keys) must be in all lowercase with spaces replaced by _.


Format: "icon": "icon_name"

Name of the icon displayed in the dynmap editor. Most icons are Minecraft item names. Animal icons are in format mob_name, such as mob_cow or mob_sheep.


Format 1: "scale": number
Format 2: "const": number

This defines the resource power cost applied to the territory. See territory cost model.

"scale" (or rs) is the power cost per chunk. "const" (or rc) is the constant power cost for having this resource.


Format 1: "item_name": amount
Format 2: "spawn_egg_monster": amount

These define items/blocks given to towns during every income cycle (found in town income chest using /town income). Each item_name is a normal Minecraft item name. To give spawn eggs, the name must be "spawn_egg_monster" (e.g. "spawn_egg_sheep").

The amount can either be a Double <1.0 or Integer >1, with following effects on income:

  • Amount <1.0: Performs a random roll, gives 1 item if random() < amount
  • Amount >1.0: Gives the amount as an integer (casts to Integer)

For occupation taxes, fractional amounts given to the occupier are always rounded up using Math.ceil(). So if the income amount <= 1, for taxes it will always go to the occupier.


Format 1: "item_name": drop_rate
Format 2: "item_name": [drop_rate, min_amount, max_amount]

These define probabilities for items to drop when mining stone or other blocks set in config (often referred to as "hidden ore").

drop_rate is the probability that the item will drop. min_amount and max_amount are the min and max items that drop when the event triggers. The shorthand Format 1 "item_name": drop_rate defaults both min_amount = max_amount = 1.


Format: "crop_type": growth_rate

By default, no crops will grow in a territory without adding specific crops here. An entry here enables crops of that type to grow. The growth_rate sets the probability the crop will grow during normal crop tick. Setting growth_rate = 1.0 means normal growth rate. Setting < 1.0 means crops will grow slower.

Crops can be any growable block, e.g. wheat, sugar cane, pumpkin, melon, cactus, etc...


Format: "animal_type": breed_success_rate

By default, when animals breed, there will be no child in territories without animal settings here. An entry here enables animals of that type to breed. The breed_success_rate sets the probability that a child will be created. Setting breed_success_rate = 1.0 means normal breeding. Setting < 1.0 means some breed events will fail to produce offspring.

Intended Usage

Resource nodes are intended as composable units. This means that instead of making very specific resource nodes for each territory, it's best to make generic nodes such as a wheat, coal, horses, or iron and attach them to many different territories. Territories are intended to have multiple resource nodes. Examples of intended usage:

  • Agriculture territory: this could have wheat, potato and sheep nodes
  • Iron territory: this could have an iron node
  • Mongolian horse steppe: this could have a horses nodes
  • Coal-rich territory: because resource node names are unique, have several coal nodes: coal, coal2, coal3 with similar properties attached to this territory (can have coal and coal2 set ore mining rates while coal3 simply provides additional fixed income)

Combined Resource Node Rates

As territories are intended to have multiple resource nodes, we need to resolve those with the matching entry types but different values.

TODO: as we finish deciding calculations