Players start at the opposite sides of the map to each other, in roughly the same positions, separated by a road between. Each player starts with only 1 gold and stone pile. To each side of the players is a hill with trees on, behind which at the top of the hill are all the many piles of gold and stone resources. In the middle of the map there are various other tree lines, an abundance of deer, and a few pools with shore fish in. Which side the players start on is randomised. Each player starts with 1 sheep found. Other terrain effects include random hills and cliffs, and the odd wolf.