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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
Dimitris' Deadly Dungeon DROD:JtRH Dimitris Deadly 1301 2 26
6.8/106.8/106.8/106.8/10
Discuss   High Scores Jul 14, 2006
Squeenton Swicks DROD:AE DiMono Something short to pass the time 2227 1 7
5.4/105.4/105.4/105.4/10
Discuss   High Scores Feb 13, 2004
King Reubus' Palace DROD:AE DiMono Themed levels that increase in difficulty 2672 16 153
7.5/107.5/107.5/107.5/10
Discuss   High Scores Mar 16, 2004
Tar Caves DROD:AE DiMono Puzzles involving tar 2130 1 12
7.7/107.7/107.7/107.7/10
Discuss   High Scores Jun 30, 2004
Least Number of Turns Contest Hold DROD:AE DiMono Rooms with many possible solutions 2141 1 7
5.2/105.2/105.2/105.2/10
Discuss   High Scores Jul 22, 2004
Caverns of Animus DROD:AE DiMono A handful of themed levels wrapped up in two meta-puzzles 2665 19 143
6.9/106.9/106.9/106.9/10
Discuss   High Scores Mar 2, 2005
Beethro's Brain DROD:TCB Dischorran A departure from reality 1715 4 30
8.5/108.5/108.5/108.5/10
Discuss   High Scores Jan 26, 2008
Entropy DROD:TCB Dischorran Loosely themed puzzles and a custom monster 1416 6 127
8.9/108.9/108.9/108.9/10
Discuss   High Scores Aug 14, 2008
Further Up and Further In DROD:TCB Dischorran Briar puzzles 1025 24 24
7.9/107.9/107.9/107.9/10
Discuss   High Scores Mar 27, 2009
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly compilation DROD:TCB Dischorran Unofficial contest compilation 861 18 18
4.3/104.3/104.3/104.3/10
Discuss   High Scores Aug 5, 2009
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