Shovel master achievement in Graveyard Keeper

Shovel master

Buried 50 bodies.

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How to unlock the Shovel master achievement

  • ARustieToasterARustieToaster745,827
    29 Aug 2018 29 Aug 2018
    6 0 0
    If you don't feel like waiting for 50 bodies and are able to buy the exhumation certificate from the Royal Services by the Chapel, you can just keep burying and exhuming the same body over and over again until you reach 50.

    The exhumation certificate costs 1 silver and 75 bronze and you're going to need one for every single time you dig up the body. Keep in mind though every time you bury the body you'll get a burial certificate you can sell to Horadric at the Dead Horse for about 25 bronze less than what you paid for the exhumation certificate.

    You'll lose money but it's a lot faster than waiting for the bodies if you want it in a hurry, or if you screwed yourself in the early stages by cremating a lot of bodies as cremating gives you a certificate but doesn't count towards the achievement.
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  • CQOzymandiasCQOzymandias446,332
    24 Aug 2018 26 Aug 2018 07 Sep 2018
    3 1 5
    Buried 50 bodies.

    One that will come to you fairly easily over time, burying 50 bodies is easy but requires a little work and a lot of time to pass.

    Every day, the Donkey will bring a corpse to your morgue front steps at dusk. There’s a few things to know about this.

    First, the Donkey will never bring you more bodies than your morgue can hold (see the upper right hand corner of the screen when you’re inside; you start at 1 body as capacity, and can add more by crafting more pallets and preparation tables. Exhumed bodies do not count towards this limit.

    Second, at some point the Donkey will go on a little strike and require a few things from you before he’ll start bringing bodies again. This is a bit of a hassle, but from then on, he will only bring bodies if you have paid him in carrots (paid in advance by putting them in a box nearby his delivery spot). However you can use this to your advantage when you want to do other work and not worry about popping back in to deal with fresh corpses - simply leave the box empty when it runs out and he’ll wait at the box with the newest body until you put in more carrots.

    Thirdly, burning bodies at your ‘crematorium’ (funeral pyre spots) also counts as burying a body (as evidenced by your reward of the Burial certificate for payment). does NOT count as burying a body for the purposes of earning this achievement; however, it is still a preferable way to get rid of a body that is unfit for putting in your graveyard, since burning it will produce a burial certificate which you can turn in for money.
    Tossing a body in a river does NOT count, and doesn't give you a certificate either. Only toss bodies in the river if you can't burn bodies yet (or no longer care about money from certificates).

    So, basically, just keep taking care of the bodies the Donkey brings you, and eventually you’ll unlock this achievement without much thought. The graveyard can hold somewhere around 88 bodies, so assuming you don't even exhume any bodies, you'll earn this long before you fill your graveyard.
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    CQOzymandiasIt does appear that burning bodies doesn't count anymore. It seems they changed that with one of the updates recently, since I earned this. I know they used to count because the final body that popped the achievement for me was a burnt body, not buried. Updating the solution to reflect this.
    Posted by CQOzymandias on 07 Sep 18 at 04:12
    buttmudBrooksI have not read guides or anything so I don't know if the graveyard expands later, but presently mine is only to the right of the church, is full, and does not have enough space for more. When you eventually upgrade the church (have not done so yet), do you get more burial ground to the left (where the curse is)?
    Posted by buttmudBrooks on 30 Oct 18 at 20:20
    CQOzymandiasYes, you can expand to the left as well. The ability to do so comes by progressing with the Inquisitor; you can speak with him once you've progressed enough with him and gain the ability to use that side after you complete a small quest for him.
    Posted by CQOzymandias on 31 Oct 18 at 13:12
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