Cthulhu Wars Strategy Wiki
Advertisement
The Bad Movie Dimension
Painted

The Bad Movie Dimension is a joke faction designed by Chad Richard as part of Twelve Days of Cthulhu. While completely untested, it is legally fieldable if you're willing to search high and low for the correct miniatures.


Components[]

Faction[]

Setup
6 Acolytes and a controlled Gate in the North Pacific (Next to Hollywood!)
Unique Ability
Auteur Theory (Ongoing): You have three Auteur Units: Larry Buchanan, Bruno Mattei, and Herschell Gordon Lewis. Each Auteur Unit has an Ability. To use the Ability the relevant Auteur must first be on the map. Only one Auteur Ability can be in use at a time. When you activate a new Auteur Ability the previously active Auteur is returned to your pool.

Cheap (Action: Cost 0): Remove Larry Bucahnan from the map and place him on the Doom Track. If Larry Buchanan is on the Doom Track during the Doom Phase, you pay 2 fewer Power to perform a Ritual of Annihilation.
Rip-off (Action: Cost 0): Remove Bruno Mattei from the map and place him on an enemy's Faction Sheet. You may use that Faction's Unique Ability.
Gore (Action: Cost 0): Remove Herschell Gordon Lewis from the map and place him on the Ritual Track. If Herschell Gordon Lewis is on the Ritual Track at the end of the Doom Phase you receive a dice pool equal to the current cost of a Ritual of Annihilation that you may use in all Combats in the following Action Phase. As dice are used in Combat they are removed from the pool.

Spellbook Requirements
Awaken The Giant Claw Control a Gate you did not build
Use two Auteur Abilities Use all three Auteur Abilities
Be involved in a Battle in which you score no Kill or Pain results Awaken Jabootu
Spellbooks
Spellbook - The Bad Movie Dimension.pngSpellbook - The Bad Movie Dimension (Beeeee-zerk!).png Beeeee-zerk! (Ongoing): In lieu of rolling Billy Jack's combat die, you may count it as an automatic Pain result.
Spellbook - The Bad Movie Dimension.pngSpellbook - The Bad Movie Dimension (Big As a Battleship).png Big As a Battleship (Ongoing): When The Giant Claw is involved in a Battle in which y our opponent rolls ten or fewer combat dice, any Kills applied to The Giant Claw are reduced to Pains.
Spellbook - The Bad Movie Dimension.pngSpellbook - The Bad Movie Dimension (Calcinator Death Ray).png Calcinator Death Ray (Ongoing): If you are involved in a Battle in an Area adjacent to any Areas occupied by Ro-Men, you may add their combat dice to your roll. The Ro-Men are not considered to be involved in the Battle for any other purpose.
Spellbook - The Bad Movie Dimension.pngSpellbook - The Bad Movie Dimension (Designated Hero).png Designated Hero (Unlimited Action: Cost 1): At the end of your Action you may reverse the direction of play. Flip this spellbook face-down to indicate it cannot be used again this turn. During Gather Power, flip it face-up again.

Spellbook - The Bad Movie Dimension.pngSpellbook - The Bad Movie Dimension (His Greatest Roll).png His Greatest Roll (Pre-Battle): After you and your opponent have rolled your combat dice, you may force your opponent to re-roll any of his or her dice. You must pay your opponent 1 Power per die re-rolled. You can continue this until you run out of Power.
Spellbook - The Bad Movie Dimension.pngSpellbook - The Bad Movie Dimension (Informed Attribute).png Informed Attribute (Ongoing): Each Auteur in play earns 1 Power during the Gather Power Phase.

Units[]

Note: As official miniatures are only available for Acolytes, The Giant Claw, and Jabootu, this wiki is recommending appropriate miniatures for the remaining units.

Cultists
Image Unit Quantity Cost Combat Spellbooks
Acolyte (Classic) - The Bad Movie Dimension.png File:Acolyte (Classic) - The Bad Movie Dimension (Painted).png
Acolyte 6 1 0
Availability: Homebrew Faction {CW-U8} (x6), Unnameable Set {CW-U25} (x6), Acolyte Blister Pack {RPG-CG-A} (x2)
From his ancient tome he intones the words of power. Beware, sane world. The realm of madness awakens at his command.
Monsters
Image Unit Quantity Cost Combat Spellbooks
File:Auteur.png File:Auteur (Painted).png
Auteur 3 2 0
Availability: OSCAR-Statue with customizable text engraved (x1)
File:Billy Jack.png Billy Jack (Painted).png
Billy Jack 3 2 1
Availability: 28mm Half Breed Karate Vet (x1)
Ro-Man.png Ro-Man (Painted).png
Ro-Man 2 3 2
Availability: Golgo Island Legends - The Alpha Zorgl (x1)
Great Old Ones
Image Unit Quantity Cost Combat Spellbooks
The Giant Claw.png File:The Giant Claw (Painted).png
The Giant Claw 1 4 0

How to Awaken The Giant Claw: If the Egg Token is not in play:
  1. You must have a controlled Gate.
  2. Pay 4 Power. The Giant Claw appears at the controlled Gate.

If the Egg Token is in play:

  1. Pay 2 Power.
  2. Remove the Egg Token and replace with The Giant Claw.
Lay Egg (Action: Cost 2): Place the Egg Token anywhere on the map. The Egg Token may not be moved. It may only be eliminated by a Kill result; any applied Pain is ignored. If the Egg is on the map during the Doom Phase you receive Doom Points for it as if it were a Gate and Elder Signs as if it were a GOO. It does not count as a Gate or GOO for any other purpose. When The Giant Claw is in the same Area as the Egg, The Giant Claw rolls 5 combat dice.
Availability: Space Monsters {??} (x1)
Jabootu.png Jabootu (Painted).png
Jabootu 1 10 *

Loyalty Card - Jabootu.png

How to Awaken Jabootu:
  1. You must have a controlled Gate in the same Area as one Auteur, one Billy Jack, and one Ro-Man.
  2. Pay 8 Power. Jabootu appears at the controlled Gate.
Combat: Equals the total number of your Monster Units on the map.
Off-screen Teleportation (Action: Cost 1): If Jabootu is in an Area with no enemy Units, he may move, accompanied by any or all friendly Units in the same Area, to any Area with any enemy Units.
Availability: Lord Jabootu {PA-L1} (x1)

Other components[]

Other components
Image Component Quantity Notes
Faction Card - The Bad Movie Dimension.png
Faction Card 1
Availability: Twelve Days of Cthulhu (x1)
Auteur Theory Card.png
Auteur Theory Card 1
Availability: Twelve Days of Cthulhu (x1)
Egg Token.png
Egg Token 1
Availability: Hatching Egg (x1)

Strategy[]

Faction strategy[]

Spellbook strategies[]

Recommended openers[]

Advertisement