The gravedigger gets some updates in the new addition – but he doesn’t lose grubby skullduggery, love of egg sandwiches, and unique odor.
This week we are talking about our favorite gravedigger, Mortimer. The last time we saw him, he was eating an egg salad sandwich. Nothing else of importance really happened in that story. No toppled buildings, no judgement calls, no dead necromancers… Mostly just a story about a guy eating a sandwich. Since that sandwich, Mortimer’s moved up in the world of Malifaux, but not without remembering his roots first.
Mortimer has a remarkably rich and (egg salad) flavored history in Malifaux lore, reaching as far back as first edition. With his updated look in M3E, we wanted to put that history front and center, which is why his art direction is a nod to his metallic past.
Now that he is no longer being strung along by his former employer (what was his name again?), Mortimer is now free to work with whomever he chooses. With the Versatile Characteristic, this loquacious gravedigger can lend any Resurrectionist Master a hand (or a shovel) without an additional Cost. If you want to make sure your opponent thinks twice before they Interact with a Strategy Marker, his Chatty Ability makes him a worthwhile choice in just about any Crew.
He’s sturdier than most, too. While some might chalk that up to him not being a member of the walking dead, his Regeneration +1, Manipulative, and Hard to Kill Abilities help keep him on the table.