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[[Image:Spidew.jpg‎ |right|thumb|A [[stack]] of spidews prepares to charge.{{erf|1|025}}]]
[[Image:Spidew.jpg‎ |right|thumb|A [[stack]] of spidews prepares to charge.{{erf|1|025}}]]
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{{Stats
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|name= Spidew
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|class= [[Heavy Unit]]
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|move=
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|hits=
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|special= [[Unit#Natural_Abilities|Poison]], [[Mount]]
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==Canon==
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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.
==Proposed Canon==
==Proposed Canon==
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'''First Appearance:''' [[TBFGK 1]]
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A [[non-humanoid]] [[mount]] [[unit]] - eight legs, poisonous bite, spins webs... suffers from the same pwoblem{{erf|1|026}} as the [[dwagon]]s.
A [[non-humanoid]] [[mount]] [[unit]] - eight legs, poisonous bite, spins webs... suffers from the same pwoblem{{erf|1|026}} as the [[dwagon]]s.
Spidews are [[Heavy Unit]]s, but [[First_Intermission_2|may enter tunnels]].
Spidews are [[Heavy Unit]]s, but [[First_Intermission_2|may enter tunnels]].
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===Known Riders===
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Spidews have been used as mounts by Gobwins, Hobgobwin Knights, and Men and Uncroaked Warlords.
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==Speculation==
==Speculation==
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Possible special attack bonus for a stack of 23 may have something to do with a fear effect.
===Known Users===
===Known Users===
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Can also be used on their own, without a rider.{{erf|1|025}}
Can also be used on their own, without a rider.{{erf|1|025}}
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=Real World References=
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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...".
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"Skiddoo" means "to depart", and was possibly derived from "skedaddle", meaning "to flee in a panic".
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The text in the entry image, "chk-chk-chk-chk hhhhsssaaah" is a reference to the Yello song Oh Yeah.
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Revision as of 17:52, 12 November 2012

A stack of spidews prepares to charge.Erf-b1-p025Same-site.PNG
Spidew
Class: Heavy Unit
Special: Poison, Mount

Contents

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.

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.

Known Riders

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


Speculation

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

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


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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