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Bounty Generation

Bountiful follows a specific set of rules when determining which objectives and rewards should get used for a given bounty.


Pools are lists of objectives and rewards that can be chosen from. A good example is farmer_objs, which is a pool that contains some of the possible objectives in the Farming Decree.


Decrees are simply items that determine a set of pools that can be chosen from when generating a new Bounty. For example, the farmer decree has these pools:


  • farmer_objs
  • _all_objs


  • farmer_rews
  • _all_rews
  • _gardening_rews

If multiple Decrees exist on a bounty board, all of their pools will be combined when determining which objectives and rewards to pick from.

Matching Objectives & Rewards

Generating a new Bounty is fairly straightforward, this is what happens:

Reward Picking

First, several rewards are picked at random. This is usually 1-2, but the upper range can be configured with the config file. I generally recommend keeping it at 2, as 1-2 rewards isn't too overwhelming.

For each of these picked rewards, a random amount is also picked, as determined by it's pool's min and max value amounts. For example:

"farmer_rew_apple": {
    "type": "item",
    "content": "minecraft:apple",
    "amount": {
        "min": 1,
        "max": 4
    "unitWorth": 250

"farmer_rew_cookie": {
    "type": "item",
    "rarity": "UNCOMMON",
    "content": "minecraft:cookie",
    "amount": {
        "min": 2,
        "max": 32
    "unitWorth": 150

The Bounty system might pick these two rewards for the Farming decree. It might pick 3 apples and 10 cookies. Apples are worth 250, and cookies are worth 150, so the total "worth" of our Bounty will be (3*250) + (10*150) = 750 + 1500 = 2250.

The odds of a specific reward being picked are dependent on the reward's rarity and the board's reputation. Rewards with higher rarity will be picked less often as rewards.

Objective Picking

Next, we generate some objectives to match the rewards that we've come up with. The total value of our rewards is 2250, so our objectives should have a total value as close to 2250 as possible. We split the total value into 1-2 groups that sum up to 2250. For example purposes, lets say that Group A has a value of 400 and Group B has a value of 1850.

Now, we go through each group and try to find an objective that can total up to each group's value:

  • Group A will try to find an objective that sums up to 400 in farmer_objs
    • Wheat is worth 50, and the amount can be between 4-24. In this case, 8 wheat is perfect!
    • 8 wheat * 50 each = 400. We did it!
  • Group B will try to find an objective that sums up to 1850 in farmer_objs
    • Hmmm.... 37 melon slices totals 1850. But we can't use that, the max amount for melon slices is 32.
    • 8 melons is worth 1750. That's close!
    • 6 mushroom stew is worth 1800. That's also close!
    • Now we pick a random objective that will get us as close to 1850 as possible. In this case it might randomly pick the mushroom stew.
    • 6 mushroom stew * 300 each = 1800. We're 50 off!

Now, we came up with two objectives! We're still 50 worth away from meeting the reward value... But often times, this is considered close enough. Bounty generation is done!

At the end, we now have a Bounty with objectives:

  • 8x Wheat
  • 6x Mushroom Stew

And rewards:

  • 3x Apples
  • 10x Cookies

But what if it's not enough?

In extreme cases, where the objective worth is still not close to the reward worth, Bountiful will aggressively continue to add objectives until it meets at least half of the reward worth. Generally, the only reason this would happen is if you have a couple of really big rewards and do not have objectives that are worth enough to satisfy these rewards - if you ever see more than three objectives on a bounty, you probably need some more high value objectives.