My Time at Sandrock: How to Get Gols Fast

Earning Gols in Sandrock is essential for your early missions.

If you’re wondering how to make Gols fast in My Time at Sandrock, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is there’s definitely a method for getting a lot of Gols – Sandrock money, in normal speak.

The bad news is that it’s not exactly easy and may require you to spend some Gols. After some initial grinding and losses, though, you’ll start building a sizable pool of cash you can use to fund bigger projects with less time spent going through the motions.

How to Earn Gols Fast in My Time at Sandrock

The first thing to understand is this is My Time at Sandrock, where nothing happens fast. The best way to earn Gols is completing commissions from the board in Yan’s store. These usually reward you with hundreds of Gols and, at the lower tiers, only require you to turn in basic items such as bricks or grindsaws. 

That sounds like a fair deal on the surface, but in most cases, you’ll need to turn in at least five of the requested item, if not more. Unless you’ve been grinding materials and crafting for a while, you’ll probably need to get some additional resources – by purchasing them, usually – to craft these items. After finishing the commission, you’ll also probably have to buy or craft more of the same items to replace what you used for the commission.

It’s a messy system, but once you’ve completed half a dozen commissions or so, you should have enough money to cover your basic purchases for the next several commissions, side quests, and main story requests.

Main missions pay quite well, so it’s easier to make up your losses from spending to buy crafting materials.

What Should You Sell in My Time at Sandrock?

Most things are sellable, especially in your first few months in town. The only things you should never sell are your essentials, such as stone and dinas.

Plants have no use for a while, so feel free to sell the ones you collect while gathering water. They're essentially free money for a bit.

Honey from the Bumble Ants is also a good choice, especially in your first weeks. While the sale price is low, you can get dozens of stacks of the sweet stuff pretty easily, more than enough to fill your stone fund.

What to Buy First in My Time at Sandrock

Inventory slots. I’d even go so far as to say you should blow almost all your starting cash on expanding your inventory because the game is incredibly stingy with the initial meager backpack size.

Outside the backpack – and essential crafting materials – you’ll want to purchase the blueprints for any crafting materials Yan sells, such as the bronze cog, and then buy some extra data discs from the Eufaula Salvage Shop to help unlock new machines.

While you’re there, grab bronze ore and tin ore to make the items you need to upgrade your pickhammer. The bronze pickhammer opens up how many items you can get materials from, and the game expects you to have an upgraded scavenging tool by the time you finish the first three or four main missions.

After that, sit on the rest of your cash for a while. There’s nothing essential at any of the shops, again, outside the basic crafting items, for a long time, and saving money means less grinding when it’s time for the bigger purchases.

That's all you need to know about how to earn Gols fast in My Time at Sandrock, but make sure to check out our other My Time at Sandrock guides for more tips and tricks.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published May. 26th 2022

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