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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
Directions of the Compass 2 DROD:TCB Brian S Conquering rooms without rotating your sword 748 1 9
6.8/106.8/106.8/106.8/10
Discuss   High Scores Jul 1, 2009
Flight of the Fegundo DROD:TCB Brian S Player role Fegundo 914 4 32
8/108/108/108/10
Discuss   High Scores Sep 13, 2009
Uncle Mike's New Place DROD:TCB Brian S Loosely themed levels 716 3 25
7.7/107.7/107.7/107.7/10
Discuss   High Scores Aug 16, 2011
Do Not Disturb Compilation DROD:TCB Brian S Contest Compilation 628 9 59
7.3/107.3/107.3/107.3/10
Discuss   High Scores Aug 18, 2012
HQ DROD:JtRH broadsword 1486 3 42
4.8/104.8/104.8/104.8/10
Discuss   High Scores Jun 24, 2005
One-Room Hold Compilation DROD:JtRH Chaco Four holds - Four Rooms 1941 6 31
7.8/107.8/107.8/107.8/10
Discuss   High Scores Mar 27, 2006
Chaco's Hold DROD:JtRH Chaco Roaches, golems, objects 1795 8 99
8.2/108.2/108.2/108.2/10
Discuss   High Scores Mar 16, 2007
Terrakept Resonant DROD:TCB Chaco Interesting uses of monsters and TCB elements 4014 12 110
8.6/108.6/108.6/108.6/10
Discuss   High Scores Sep 27, 2007
Imperial Wandering DROD:TCB Chaco Player Role Tar Technician puzzles 1635 15 109
9/109/109/109/10
Discuss   High Scores Dec 29, 2007
Fireballs DROD:TCB Chaco A new monster with new behavior 1560 1 16
8.3/108.3/108.3/108.3/10
Discuss   High Scores Jan 21, 2008
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