Location cards are important in the game, they determine the geographical boundaries and are the static travel points on the map. These also determine the number of places to visit and the distances in relation to each other. All quest, events and adventures take place in locations and you can have only one starting location. Most of the time your main activities are set up at the starting location. However during the game you can move your base to another location willingly or in some cases you are forced out by certain conditions.

A great many victory points are locked into locations such as settlements and forts. Some locations can be destroyed or reduced, e.g. scorched earth is a valid tactic in competitive games. In a cooperative game you try to expand and found new settlements to boost the total number of victory points.

All possible attributes and the three main characteristics are shown. Settlement types or other location types are recorded at the top of the card.

Vikja location card rules overview

Land cards are the assets of location cards, they determine how developed and wealthy a location is in relation to others. They also show the potential of a location, if many lands are underdeveloped players can increase their victory points by upgrading them. Many quest and events cards refer to land cards as a location to travel or where things happen. Land cards are very important to a number of professions like farmer, miner, hunter, carpenter and woodcutter. Many of these profession's activities are tied to lands and the more resources they have the better the yields.

Some lands can become depleted by events or human activity, such happenings will always lower the wealth of the local area. In a cooperative game lands are the foundation blocks for building up resources, which will be transported to the destinations as is needed. In competitive games lands need to be protected if players do not the resource gathering process can be disrupted and income will be lost. 

The type of the card is displayed at the top of the card, for lands there is only one instead of the usual 2 on most other cards. A fair number of possible attributes are shown here as lands can be very diverse in resources and activities.

Vikja location card rules overview