FANDOM


Open Fields is a random map introduced in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon.

Overview Edit

"The outer forests give way to large open expanses perfect for farming. Periodic rain is an integral part of this land."

Map description
Openfieldsmenu

Open Fields icon as seen in the map selection menu

The most noticeable feature of this map are the many unclaimed Farms scattered across its center. These are usually found in clusters of five to six surrounding a Settlement. Claiming a Settlement will consequently secure several free Farms for a player.

Early farming is further encouraged by Mother Nature who regularly casts the Rain god power, speeding farming rates for all players. However, the center of the map is virtually absent of trees, making these forward bases very difficult to defend.

Using god powers on this map is rather tricky as the Rain blocks other god powers. Players who don’t time their attacks properly can find their assault hampered, for example on a Wonder when unable to use Earthquake.

Gods who make the most of these features include Zeus, Ra, Loki, Kronos and Nü Wa.

Environment Edit

Although farming will be very important on Open Fields, it is not the only available source of food. Berry Bushes are readily available near starting Town Centers and there are plenty of Yaks scattered across the map. Players can also hunt Deer, Aurochs, Tigers, and Lizards.

Most of the forests are located around the perimeter of the map and consist of large clusters of Jungle Trees and Bamboo.

Similar Maps Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Open Fields is one of two maps where Mother Nature casts god powers. The other is Nomad.
  • It is also the second map to feature buildings that belong to Mother Nature, the other being the Valley of Kings map (that features Bandit Migdols).

Gallery Edit

Random maps
Age of Empires
Age of Empires Coastal  · Inland  · Islands  · Highland
Rise of Rome Continental  · Hill Country  · Mediterranean  · Narrows
Age of Empires II
Age of Empires II Random Arabia  · Archipelago  · Baltic  · Black Forest  · Coastal  · Continental  · Fortress  · Gold Rush  · Highland  · Islands  · Mediterranean  · Migration  · Rivers  · Team Islands
Custom Canals  · Capricious  · Dingoes  · Graveyards  · Metropolis  · Moats  · Paradise Island  · Pilgrims  · Prarie  · Seasons  · Sherwood Forest  · Sherwood Heroes  · Shipwreck  · Team Glaciers  · The Unknown
The Conquerors Random Arena  · Ghost Lake  · Mongolia  · Nomad  · Oasis  · Salt Marsh  · Scandinavia  · Yucatán
Real World Britain  · Byzantium  · Central America  · France  · Iberia  · Italy  · Mideast  · Norse Lands  · Sea of Japan (East Sea)  · Texas
The Forgotten Random Acropolis  · Budapest  · Cenotes  · Land of Lakes  · Golden Pit  · Hideout  · Hill Fort  · Lombardia  · Steppe  · Valley  · Megarandom  · Hamburger
The African Kingdoms Random Kilimanjaro  · Mountain Pass  · Nile Delta  · Serengeti  · Socotra
Real World Amazon  · Bohemia  · China  · Horn of Africa  · India  · Madagascar  · West Africa  · Earth
Special Canyons  · Enemy Archipelago  · Enemy Islands  · Far Out  · Front Line  · Inner Circle  · Motherland  · Open Plains  · Ring of Water  · Snakepit  · The Eye
Rise of the Rajas Random Bog Islands  · Mangrove Jungle  · Pacific Islands  · Sandbank  · Water Nomad
Real World Australia  · Indochina  · Indonesia  · Philippines  · Strait of Malacca
Special Border Stones  · Holy Line  · Jungle Islands  · Jungle Lanes  · Yin Yang
Age of Mythology
Age of Mythology Acropolis  · Alfheim  · Anatolia  · Archipelago  · Black Sea  · Erebus  · Forgotten City (cut)  · Ghost Lake  · Golden Fleece (cut)  · Jotunheim  · King of the Hill  · Mediterranean  · Midgard  · Nomad  · Oasis  · River Nile  · River Styx  · Savannah  · Sea of Worms  · Sudden Death  · Team Migration  · The Unknown  · Valley of Kings  · Vinlandsaga  · Watering Hole
The Titans Highland  · Islands  · Land Unknown  · Marsh  · Megalopolis  · Tundra
Tale of the Dragon Basin  · Deep Jungle  · Old Atlantis  · Open Fields  · Regicide  · Silk Road  · Yellow River
Age of Empires III
Age of Empires III Amazonia  · Bayou  · Caribbean  · Carolina  · Great Lakes  · Great Plains  · Hispaniola  · New England  · Pampas  · Patagonia  · Rockies  · Saguenay  · Sonora  · Texas  · Unknown  · Yucatán  · Yukon
The War Chiefs Andes  · Araucania  · Ozarks · California  · Northwest Territory  · Orinoco  · Painted Desert · Plymouth
The Asian Dynasties Borneo  · Ceylon  · Deccan  · Himalayas  · Honshu  · Indochina  · Mongolia  · Silk Road  · Siberia  · Upper Himalayas  · Yellow River  · Regicide