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RAMV v1.2.5.pdf (306 KB) (Log in or Register to download.)
I am no longer updating this variant. Please see the thread at https://boardgamegeek.com/article/24912796

V1.2.5 Changes:

- Appendix A: Agents: Removed text that stated Agent AI cards will be implemented at a later date.
- Added Stewards of the Secret Monster AI cards: Blood Ape, Ferrox, and Naga.
- Added Stewards of the Secret EO cards.

RedJak's Automated Monster Variant (RAMV) is a less complicated version of RedJak's Automated Overlord Variant (RAOV). It combines elements from both RAOV and the DelvenDeep expansion to create an experience similar to games like Temple of Elemental Evil.

RAMV is designed to be used with existing Descent campaigns. Unlike RAOV, it is not meant to simulate a real Overlord. Instead, the focus is on simulating how the monsters react to their surroundings. For those that may have found RAOV cumbersome, RAMV will provide a more streamlined experience for solo or cooperative play.

The Overlord is more of a background influence in RAMV. Since Overlord and Plot cards are not used, the presence of the Overlord is represented by the play of Event and Dark Influence cards. These cards apply effects to the map that will hinder, and occasionally help, the heroes.

Monster actions are determined by the use of AI cards. Each monster and lieutenant has an easy to follow set of scripted actions they will use during their activation. These scripted actions are also supplemented by Encounter Objective cards for each encounter. Encounter Objective cards will indicate specific targets for the Overlord's forces.

RAMV also introduces alternating turns in the style of Imperial Assault. This means that players will have to alter their strategies from what they have been used to in the past.

The 386-card set includes:

Note that the card count is going to look a bit wonky for a bit. I'm changing how I store the files, and am going to be keeping track of card count by expansion going forward. So, this list is going to look inaccurate, but the total card count should be correct. The list before the break is the new one, which will get updated over time.

20 Agent AI cards
25 Conversion Kit Monster AI cards
24 Mists of Bilehall cards
25 Chains that Rust cards

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60 Dark Influence cards
21 Heirs of Blood Encounter Objective cards
21 The Shadow Rune Encounter Objective cards
20 Labyrinth of Ruin Encounter Objective cards
20 Shadow of Nerekhall Encounter Objective cards
6 The Trollfens Encounter Objective cards
6 Lair of the Wyrm Encounter Objective cards
7 Manor of Ravens Encounter Objective cards
9 Hero and Monster Pack Encounter Objective double-sided cards
57 Event cards
20 Lieutenant AI cards
78 Monster AI cards
3 Summary cards
4 Team double-sided cards

The card set is available on lo-res sheets for printing at home. There are also individual hi-res images for professional printing. When setting up a professional print job for the Encounter Objective cards, use the lo-res sheets as a guide for which fronts and backs go together.

Rules and cards can be found on my Google Drive at:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzpR1-5sN2wAflhzeHNvaGxmQn...

Forum thread can be found here:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1416738/redjaks-automated-m...
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