Spidew

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Spidew
Class: Heavy Unit
Special: Poison, Mount

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[edit] Canon

The unit's name is pronounced "speh-DOO," rhyming with "skiddoo" owing to an interaction Rob had with a fan who pronounced it this way at GenCon 2012. They receive a special stack bonus if they number exactly 23.

[edit] Proposed Canon

First Appearance: TBFGK 1

A non-humanoid mount unit - eight legs, poisonous bite, spins webs... suffers from the same pwoblemErf-b1-p026Same-site.PNG as the dwagons.

Spidews are Heavy Units, but may enter tunnels.

[edit] Known Riders

Spidews have been used as mounts by Gobwins, Hobgobwin Knights, and Men and Uncroaked Warlords.


[edit] Speculation

Possible special attack bonus for a stack of 23 may have something to do with a fear effect.

[edit] Known Users

Gobwin Knob - apparently their main source of non-flying mountsErf-b1-p001Same-site.PNGErf-b1-p002Same-site.PNGErf-b1-p123Same-site.PNG and the common steeds of the Knights in Stanley's ServiceErf-b1-p111Same-site.PNGErf-b1-p129Same-site.PNG.

Can also be used on their own, without a rider.Erf-b1-p025Same-site.PNG


[edit] Real World References

In 'The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative on American History' by William Manchester, college people of the thirties on departure would say "Twenty-three skiddoo...".

"Skiddoo" means "to depart", and was possibly derived from "skedaddle", meaning "to flee in a panic".

The text in the entry image, "chk-chk-chk-chk hhhhsssaaah" is a reference to the Yello song Oh Yeah.

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