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Author Name:LarryMurk
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Hold Name:SSSlitherin Expert
Theme:Explore SSSlitherin
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Number of Levels:1
Number of Rooms:23
Number of Monsters:52
Version:DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold
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Hold Karma:4 (+4 / -0)
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SSSlitherin

Beethro is called upon to do some exterminating at a place called SSSlitherin.
Beethro will have to master the hold to find out the secrets about SSSlitherin and its lisping curator Sam Smiley.


-Custom floors.
-Original puzzles.
-Fun story.


WARNING: There are gunna be snakes, so..

How to prepare:

1. Read up on snake movement rules.
Check-
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=2587&page=0#23935

bibelot explains unbrained serpents-
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2. Install serpent clock.
One can be found here-
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=6321&page=0#63477

3. Practice, practice, practice.
Try playing Tim's excellent hold named Penthouse.
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=6606

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michthro
10-13-2006 at 02:39 PM
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Mastered Huzzah!

quick quomments ('cause it's 4am)
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edditional: Postmastered!

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10-13-2006 at 07:06 PM
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This is snakemanipulation at it's best. For me it is also a perfect example of how total frustration and a feeling of "I hate this room!" can be turned into bliss, and "I love this room!!!" once you have solved the room in question. This happened with 7N1E. Another room to love is 2N2E, and the only room I found desturbing was 7N2E.

Overall I would say exactly the same thing as I did for the normal SSSlitherin with one addition. The rooms solves themselves if you know how the solution ought to look. Most of the time when I played I sat and enjoyed the clever brilliance of it all.
10-15-2006 at 09:52 AM
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Massstered! I can't really decide which of the two holds I prefered. Playing through the easier one first did cause me some problems with the Expert hold. It's hard not to follow the same steps as before rather than looking at the room afresh.

Keep up the good work larry and I for one am looking forward to your next masterpiece.

Steve.
10-27-2006 at 05:08 PM
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I'm still working on this one. However, I have solved a lot of it, and in particular my solution to 3N was easy enough that I wonder if perhaps I found an unintended solution?

(I know, perish the thought, not Larry!) But it could be...

Without getting too far into spoilers,

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10-27-2006 at 07:02 PM
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jbluestein wrote:
I'm still working on this one. However, I have solved a lot of it, and in particular my solution to 3N was easy enough that I wonder if perhaps I found an unintended solution?

(I know, perish the thought, not Larry!) But it could be...

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You followed the intended solution. Others have done minor variations to clip off some moves.
10-27-2006 at 07:25 PM
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Conquered! I still have one secret room (the non-trivial one) to solve, but I'll probably get to that soon.

Excellent hold! Ssslitherin is really good practice for this hold, though -- I feel like I need to rate the difficulty on this hold lower than I might otherwise just because I learned all (well, almost all) the tricks I needed to solve these rooms.

I still had trouble -- it took me forever to get through the brained snake room and the room after that one.

But overall, I give this hold a 9 and 7.5 brains of difficulty.

Josh

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11-21-2006 at 09:53 PM
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And Mastered.

The room behind the master wall -- quite fun as well.

Thanks for a great hold, Larry.

Josh


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11-22-2006 at 02:46 PM
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Mastered... Another excellent hold. I love the concept of identical holds with higher difficulty...

Great stuff :)
05-23-2010 at 05:32 PM
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Having mastered SSSlitherin I am now playing SSSlitherin Expert.

Most rooms are not much harder than those in SSSlitherin.

However, 7N1E is a nightmare. It must be solvable, so I'll keep on trying.

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