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


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.


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".