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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.)
Hold Name Version Architect Theme Downloads Num Levels Num Rooms Difficulty/
Forum Links Date
This DROD:TSS Skell Scripting 186 3 8
Discuss   High Scores May 24, 2017
Deadly Square of Death DROD:TSS navithmastero Experimentation in Difficulty 170 1 8
Discuss   High Scores Nov 19, 2018
Squeenton Swicks DROD:AE DiMono Something short to pass the time 2227 1 7
Discuss   High Scores Feb 13, 2004
Least Number of Turns Contest Hold DROD:AE DiMono Rooms with many possible solutions 2140 1 7
Discuss   High Scores Jul 22, 2004
Odyssey DROD:AE Larry Murk Adventure based on Homer's Odyssey 3181 3 7
Discuss   High Scores Dec 16, 2004
3lv DROD:TCB alpo easy hold 873 3 7
Discuss   High Scores Jul 2, 2009
Puzzle Mix DROD:TCB Vipul red herrings 552 1 7
Discuss   High Scores Oct 3, 2011
A Slayers Weakness DROD:TCB Rasmus Björling Slay the Slayers. 1217 1 6
Discuss   High Scores Oct 21, 2007
Different Methods DROD:TCB Hartleyhair Alternative Styles 1032 1 6
Discuss   High Scores Jan 1, 2008
Chainsaw DROD:AE Kettensägle Cnuspry Uschi 2190 2 5
Discuss   High Scores Jan 11, 2005
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Authors of holds reserve all rights to their work unless they specify otherwise. You must gain permission from hold authors before redistributing their work in original or modified form.
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