Elder Thing

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Elder Thing is a monster. It first appeared in the Arkham Horror board game.

Elder Thing
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Movement Normal
Awareness -2
Home Dimension

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Rules Text

When you fail a Combat check against Elder Thing, you must discard 1 of your Weapons or Spells (your choice), if able.
Combat Stats
Horror Toughness Combat
Rating Damage   Rating Damage
-3 2 2 +0 1

Mythos Source

The Elder Things are first mentioned in H.P. Lovecraft's short story The Dreams in the Witch-House (1933) and they first appear in Lovecraft's novella At the Mountains of Madness (1936). Additional references are found in Lovecraft's short story The Shadow Out of Time (1936).


When you fail an Evade check, you must discard 1 of your Weapons or Spells as well.