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?