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Holds Download

So, what are holds, you ask, with a slightly pointed expression? Good question!

A hold is a set of levels, like King Dugan's Dungeon, that represent a complete DROD dungeon. A couple are made by the designers of DROD, but most are made by DROD players, and a fair few are even better than King Dugan's! (Naturally, we kidnapped the designers.) You can make your own hold to play yourself, with time and effort, but then you'd know all the solutions, which does get in the way of the fun a bit.

The holds you see below have been uploaded to CaravelNet by members for other fans to play - if you'd like to try one out, just click on the hold's name to download it, and then select the "Change Location" menu option in DROD, then "Import".

The difficulty of a hold, judged by the players, is represented by how many brains it has. The (probably more important) overall 'fun' rating is represented by the yellow bar. More details can be found by following the "Discuss" link, which opens in a new window. You can sort the table by clicking on the columns (clicking on the same one again will sort it by descending order). Clicking on it several times might be fun if you're bored.

If you're building a hold of your own, stop by the Architect forum where there are lots of helpful people that want to help you get the kinks out of your hold and make sure it's ready for prime-time.

If you haven't registered, you might want to. Because, you know, we like new people, and we kinda need people to have registered to post... yeah. (The worst that will happen is that you'll occasionally get CaravelNet news, but you can opt out of that in your profile.)
Game:
Hold Name Version Architect Theme Downloads Num Levels Num Rooms Difficulty/
Rating
Forum Links Date
The Puzzle Boat DROD:AE Foggy A Maze and a Puzzle 2020 1 1
4.6/104.6/104.6/104.6/10
Discuss   High Scores Jul 13, 2005
Rescue Operation DROD:TCB Rasmus Björling A mine collapsed in an earthquake. 987 9 54
7.2/107.2/107.2/107.2/10
Discuss   High Scores Dec 26, 2007
The Deep Archives DROD:TCB TheGreenPhantom A new journey beneath 877 6 53
7.3/107.3/107.3/107.3/10
Discuss   High Scores Nov 29, 2009
The Goblin DROD:TCB Jacob A new kind of dungeon 2069 9 72
8.7/108.7/108.7/108.7/10
Discuss   High Scores Oct 25, 2007
Fireballs DROD:TCB Chaco A new monster with new behavior 1529 1 16
8.3/108.3/108.3/108.3/10
Discuss   High Scores Jan 21, 2008
A Day at the Beach DROD:TSS rj A short hold in the Beach style 483 1 25
9/109/109/109/10
Discuss   High Scores Oct 1, 2014
Rival Startup DROD:TSS ThemsAllTook A short story about potions 74 8 72
8.5/108.5/108.5/108.5/10
Discuss   High Scores Sep 3, 2020
The Searing Wastes DROD:JtRH Tom A short, easy hold where you choose one of two paths. 1390 1 21
7.4/107.4/107.4/107.4/10
Discuss   High Scores Mar 30, 2007
Kolby's Challenge DROD:TCB Someone Else A short, interesting challenge. 998 2 15
8/108/108/108/10
Discuss   High Scores Mar 22, 2008
Beethro Is Getting Home DROD:JtRH Rasmus Björling A side quest, under the city. 1541 6 37
7.3/107.3/107.3/107.3/10
Discuss   High Scores Nov 4, 2006
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