As written in the farm life sim bylaws, Stardew Valley begins, as so many do: with your character inheriting a piece of land from their dear, deceased relative. In Stardew, your friendly, old grandfather gets a quick farewell scene on a rather shabby-looking deathbed, where he conveys his last wishes that you should take over the family farm. Enter the moths, which years ago took pity on Grandpa and gave him a better bed. Suddenly, society is instead obsessed with giving grandfather the most disgraceful death possible.
As seen of Gamesradarand Stardew mud on the game’s subreddit rounded up several new mods in the self-proclaimed “dying grandfather renaissance”. There has certainly been an influx of new grandfather death scenes, but if I am not sure that renaissance is the artistic nomenclature I would choose. These grandfather broadcasts are somewhere between surrealism and postmodernism.
Here are all the dying grandfather mods, arranged chronologically and by increasing measure of depravity:
Where grandfather has fallen and not rising.
Grandpa’s bed is almost imperceptibly worse than the original.
Grandpa is undeniably worse than the original, and Grandpa is dead, surrounded by flies, with no bed in sight.
Are we sure Grandpa is actually dead in this one?
Where the cause of death was a violent backhand driving by Evelyn.
“I have attached the lap to that place …” and his own body.
Grandpa is not dead, just gone.
A true Dalí concept.
Where Joja Cola is apparently not just a soda. You know, like in the old days when they used to do that with real Joja.
How dare Grandpa leave town and leave Robin without customers?
At least in the latter, grandfather is not actually dead. Probably he’s still dead for the rest of the game, with his grave on the farm grounds and all. It’s only a moment’s exposure to the old man.
Modder Beepsignal (of the Family Guy death position Grandpa) has also kindly given one Intro without grandfather download so other modders can use it as a template for their own geriatric quarrels. Get out there and get Grandpa to experience even greater levels of disgrace as he meddles in the afterlife, kids.
If you’re looking for something less meme-y Stardew Valley modscheck out our list of the best of them.