Grounded is a new Obsidian RPG that has a ton of mechanics in it, and a surprising amount of depth. Grounded crafting recipes, in particular, are a major source of much of the game’s depth. And with all of those recipes, you need materials to make them. Let’s talk about how to get one hard-to-find resource in particular, clay.
Use the map above marked out with the red boxes to get the clay. The clay can usually be found as a large brown-colored stone that looks very distinct against the ground. You can harvest clay in Grounded with a shovel. To make a shovel, you need a few basic components and some resources. Check out the list below to figure out what you need to get. You will need to bring a Chopping Tool of some kind to harvest some of these resources.
To make a shovel you will need the following resources:
- 2 x Sprig
- 3 x Woven Fiber
- 1 x Acorn Shell
Start by heading to the large oak tree by the northern end of the map, and look for fallen acorns. Bash these open with any hammer to gain the shells and sometimes the fruits inside. These can both be used for the crafting of various resources.
The Acorn Shovel recipe is learned by analyzing Woven Fiber, and you can craft it with 2 Sprigs, 1 Woven Fiber, and 1 Acorn Shell. Sprigs can be picked up anywhere in the backyard, Woven Fiber is crafted from Plant Fiber. Craft one of those and you can even go hunt Grubs. Grub meat can also be used in Smoothies for a nice buff. We also collected a list of all of the other crafting recipes in the game. Check that out if you’re confused on what you need to make something.