Graves or Mounds are naturally-appearing objects in the world that can be found individually in Forests or in a large group in Graveyards (which are characterized by large shrouds of fog). They may be found with or without a nearby Headstone, though graves without headstones can only be found in graveyards. Graves can only be dug up once, and each world has a limited number of them.
Each grave dug with a Shovel has a 10% chance to spawn a Ghost, which will be aggressive towards the player. Otherwise, the player will uncover a Life Giving Amulet, Blue Gem, Red Gem, Gears, Nightmare Fuel, or one of the many Gravedigger Items. Each grave dug also causes the player to lose 10 points of Sanity.
Headstones are objects that usually spawn next to a Grave. They currently have no use (other than marking nearby Graves on the map) and cannot be destroyed with a Hammer.
List of possible epitaphs:
- "Here lies some guy. Blah blah blah."
- "This headstone is blank"
- "It says: 'Milk. Eggs. Bacon.'"
- "Hey that's my name!"
- Developer names. (Set Piece)