Month: November 2017

Azathoth Expansion Unit: Dimensional Shamblers (Cthulhu Wars Unit)


The Dimensional Shamblers first appeared in the story “The Horror in the Museum” by H.P. Lovecraft

Shuffling toward him in the darkness was the gigantic, blasphemous form of a black thing not wholly ape and not wholly insect. Its hide hung loosely upon its frame, and its rugose, dead-eyed rudiment of a head swayed drunkenly from side to side. Its fore paws were extended, with talons spread wide, and its whole body was taut with murderous malignity despite its utter lack of facial expression. After the screams and the final coming of darkness it leaped, and in a moment had Jones pinned to the floor.

For the full text, check it out here on hplovecraft.com.

The dimensional Shamblers are primarily a defensive unit.  For 2 power you get a 2 combat power monster that doesn’t get summoned to a gate, no, instead you place it on your faction board, ready to jump into action when needed.  In response to a player’s action, you can move a dimensional shambler to any area.

There are a number of things you can do with this

  • repel an invasion when someone invades your area
  • Capture a gate by moving a shambler into an enemy gate that doesn’t have a defending monster.
  • threaten an area in response to being attacked
  • ?

What is your creative idea you can use this creature for?

Comicgate, Thor Ragnarok, and Loot boxes- Episode 3 of The Guy in the Chair

This last week Mer Ludwig joined us to help talk about Thor Ragnarok, Comicgate, and whether loot boxes are good or bad.  She may have been the wrong person to talk to about the negative side of loot boxes seeing as she earned 73 free loot boxes during the Halloween event of Overwatch. 🙁  I earned 7. 🙁 🙁


What do the Elder Things bring to your cthulhu wars game

Today we research the first of the neutral monsters from our videos and discussions exploring what each optional element of Cthulhu Wars can add to your game!

This first monster is The Elder Things.  These monsters cost 2 doom points to take control of and allow you to immediately place an Elder Thing onto one of your gates. From that point forward, you can summon more Elder Things for 2 power each.

In addition to being a 2 combat monster, Elder Things have a unique ability to prevent other Great Old Ones from activating their special ability.  Bring these weird dudes along with you when you face a Great Old One like Cthulhu with his fearsome Devour ability or to take out Hastur.  Offensively or defensively, these guys are powerful  wards against other player’s Great Old Ones.

Watch the video for a faction by faction play by play, but I’m curious, what are your experiences with The Elder Things?


How to use the Neutral Spellbooks from the Azathoth Expansion in Cthulhu Wars

Its time to throw away those unwanted or useless (or used) spellbooks and upgrade your game!  I go through each faction and each spellbook in rapid succession giving you some ideas on how to upgrade your play when using the neutral spellbooks from the Azathoth expansion!

The Guy in the Chair Ep 2: Star Trek Discovery, Cosplay Weapon Bans, Black Panther, and Our Favorite Video Games

Here it is, our 2nd episode of The Guy in the Chair, filmed out of Millennium Fandom Bar in Las Vegas!

This week we have something special, Hal agreed to live stream playing Dream Daddy (a Japanese dating game) if we get 250 likes, lets help make it happen!

Also, the next livestream, November 8th, I’ll be giving out a $50 dollar Amazon gift card to one random person who comments a question you’d like us to answer during the next livestream. 🙂  Please post the comment on the youtube video to be eligible for the contest, I’ll “try” to look here too, but I don’t want to accidentally miss it!

Thanks everyone, this episode we talked about

Star Trek Discovery and its similarity to Axenar.
The cosplay weapon Ban, Security theater or valid security measure?
Black Panther. SQUEE!!!! So Awesome
Finally, we talk about our preferred video game types.


Please share what you think!