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Graveyard Keeper Tips for Beginners

Basic tips for players just starting out for smoother experience.

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Tips for Beginner’s

  • Don’t buy beer for Gerry, you will get it as a reward for Blacksmith quest (you need to talk to the inkeeper in the tavern)
  • I highly recommend you to buy 2 simple iron parts from the Blacksmith at the beginning and build your furnace. Other way you may have issues with iron.
  • North of your home there is some iron deposits that you can gather, just beware for monsters.
  • For alpha players: now the place with iron and coal vein is no longer on the swamp, it is located in northwest edge of the map, you need to follow the road going left from your home, unblock the passage, then go left to the river, go up until you see bridge, cross the bridge and go northwest.
  • You can gather honey from the trees with beehive on them, it’s useful for pure energy or making pancakes.
  • Beware of the farming since it is not selfsustainable. You need 4 seeds to plant one tile but you’ll get 3 or 4 back, so if you buy just 4 seeds there’s a chance you won’t be able to plant the same tile again. And use peat if possible
  • Many people ask about saves: the only way to save is to go to sleep. Game saves every time you sleep.
  • Some technologies have to be unlocked by quests or just talking to the right people. The two most asked for are alchemy, which we can learn from the witch at the swamps, and clay/sand gathering which we will learn after making the first quest for the Bishop and getting a second one (which will require the use of this technology)
  • Your biggest moneymaker will be the sermons, focus on upgrading the graveyard prestige/rating and make sure you do sermon every sunday. You can also make decent early money on burying certificates but make sure you don’t lay down just ‘any’ corpses not to hurt your graveyard rating.

More Tips

  • Use the repair kits to fix the stone fence of the couple graves that have a stone fence 2 and the wooden cross (not the wooden grave marker) of a couple graves that have one. Pull out any sticks in the graveyard. Head to town, stopping momentarily to check the blueprint at the farm.
  • Break the three breakable barrels (with your sword) in the town, southwest of the tavern. Break the two breakable barrels in the tavern. Sell the certificate and ask about the farm, don’t buy a beer. Turn in the letter to the blacksmith and talk about ore and kill and turn in slimes. Talk to the tavern owner for a free beer. Back at the graveyard, go into the celler and break all the barrel remnants.
  • Research in the following order: softspares > primitive forging > stoneworking > simple gravestones > stone gravestones.
  • Build devices in the following order, sawhorse > stone cutter (if you have the nails for it, otherwise build after wooden anvil) > wooden anvil > furnace. If you don’t have the nails/simple parts to build all these from breaking barrels, buy iron bars from the blacksmith and use the wooden anvil to make what you need.
  • Until you can remove blood and fat from bodies, dump them in the river. If you do things right you shouldn’t need much money right away.
  • Stone Gravestones will give you a large amount of red XP, and clearing out vines and brush will give you a large amount of green XP. Both are huge helps for early game.
  • Use stone and wood repair kits only on the graves that it will give you bigger returns. It’s a waste to use one on a stone fence that is at 1.4 out of 2. There’s a few good 0 out of 3s that are easy to buff up.
  • Get your graveyard to level 30 if you can. Once you’re able to bury some quality bodies that boost your score as is, you’ll see your numbers jump up fast.
  • Always keep a grave dug. Nothing worse than going into your graveyard with a body at 91%, digging the hole, and it hits 90% or lower while you’re prepping it.
  • You can move multiple tree stumps and stone/iron blocks by placing them in a row and pushing them. Much easier going up and down, left and right is a pain.
  • If you need money at the start, sweet talk the merchant after finding the garden plot and getting the deed. He will give you a loan of 5 silver and you won’t be pressed to pay it back for a while. Great for getting earlygame simple iron parts.
  • Upgraded tools = high priority.
  • If you can spare the XP, get the skull removal ability so you can have one ready for the Astronomer.
  • Sleep at night even if you’re not empty on energy. Right now the rate for energy replenishment during the day is FAR worse than at night.
  • Don’t bother with making food, at this point it’s not worth the resources and the reward isn’t really that great.
  • Get a furnace and a wood anvil ASAP, as they’ll give you the needed simple iron parts and nails you’ll need for tons of items.
  • Use your trunks to store common items you’ll use in a specific area, as they take from the trunk and your inventory at the same time.
  • Once you get your church open, build more pews. Avoid candelabras until you have the hemp to make rope and replace it, or the money to just buy it from the bishop. Also, the better the graveyard, the more money you’ll get.
  • Work bodies as soon as they come, don’t bury anything below 90%. You should be able to get softspares before the first body comes. Remove blood and flesh only, then bury the body. You should only need a few before you can open the church. Put stone gravestones and stone fences on the graves. Remove broken gravestones/fences temporarily and replace with stone gravestones/fences that you make, stone/wooden crosses can be put back (or on a different grave) when you have the repair kits to repair them. After you start getting bodies that are five skulls or more, then stop burying anything with (after removing blood and fat) less than 5 white skulls and no red skulls.

It’s end. I hope “Graveyard Keeper Tips for Beginners” helps you. Feel free to contribute the topic. If you have also comments or suggestions, comment us.

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