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Author Name:RuAdam
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Hold Name:The Sunken Pyramid
Theme:Scripted puzzles with a story
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Number of Levels:10
Number of Rooms:16
Number of Monsters:341
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This is my first hold. It contains not too DROD related scripted puzzles. And it has a story to it.
03-01-2007 at 06:50 PM
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Ezlo
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This is another great "Let's translate traditional puzzles into Scripting!" hold. THE best actually.

9 with 6 brains.
03-01-2007 at 07:03 PM
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From a beta tester - Very great scripting hold! Don't miss out on this!

I gave it a 9 and 6.5 brains!

Keep making holds, RuAdam! :D
03-01-2007 at 09:01 PM
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This is an extremely, extremely awesome hold.

There's Minotaur mazes, arrow mazes, no right turn mazes, and even a simulation of Grow in here! You don't want to miss it!

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And, mastered!

Before anyone drives themselves crazy, please note that First Floor: Once North, Once West is impossible. This is intentional.

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03-01-2007 at 09:04 PM
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This is a very nice hold, though the 2nd floor is maybe a little frustrating ;)

I haven't mastered it yet, still at the wubbas and we all love the wubba's right? :P

9 points, 7 brains, and a :thumbsup
03-02-2007 at 12:04 AM
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Excellent hold, I give it a 9 with 7 brains, I was only going to give it 6 brains until I saw the third floor
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Anyway, the scripting for the wubbas in the desert was a little confusing, but nothing that walking around randomly for a while didn't fix. I can't wait for your next hold.
Edit: Oh, and the room after the master wall was really fun :)

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03-02-2007 at 05:18 AM
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quote:
Chaco wrote:
Before anyone drives themselves crazy, please note that First Floor: Once North, Once West is impossible. This is intentional.

Yeah er uh in fact nothing was driving me crazy until you told me that there's a First Floor: 1N1W. Now I'm going crazy trying to find it.
03-03-2007 at 05:59 PM
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I'm giving this hold a 10.
I don't do this often. The last one I gave a 10 to was Perfection.
7 1/2 brains, and a 10.
Brilliant scripting. I look forward to what you can do with 3.0.


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03-03-2007 at 08:03 PM
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This is a good hold. A 9 overall (included a +1 for first timers), and 4 for difficulty.

The puzzles, I've seen most of these before, so I don't think they're hard at all. The scripting is really interesting. I think I've explained that enough during the many sessions we had in HA...

I'm not playing this hold again. Not because it's not fun (it is), but because I've replayed it during HA so many times. O:-

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PS. Before I forget, go to http://www.logicmazes.com/ for more of Robert Abbott's puzzles.

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03-03-2007 at 08:15 PM
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I've spent the lsat hour trying to beat tic tac toe and finally concluded that there wasn't any scripting error (that I can find). Twas a lot of fun too!
03-03-2007 at 08:31 PM
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Yeah, that was a lot of fun to test. I won against it once as well! Didn't do anything though, it just played it's next move and said it won. :D
03-03-2007 at 08:32 PM
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Have to say, I gave this a 10, which I don't usually do. The puzzles were well-constructed; even if not all original, the care and effort that went into them was clear. (And: minotaur maze! Sheesh! I'd been thinking about that recently, idly wondering if it could be done, and this implementation was far more elegant than anything I'd thought of.)

Plus, the story is quite engaging. Really well done!
03-04-2007 at 06:55 AM
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Thank you for all the comments. I'm glad that you liked it. I'll start working on the sequel as soon as I have time for it.
03-04-2007 at 08:25 AM
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That was really awesome as I am an enthusiast of mazes and was glad to see some of my all time favorites included in this hold. I really wanted to win at tic tac toe though... I hate zero sum games. :angry Anyways, great hold! Thank you!
10-03-2007 at 02:52 AM
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Something seems to be wrong with the scripting in level 3.

After going down to level 1 and starting back up:

put a wubba in the far right column, then go to the next column to the left and put wubbas in until the game breaks (it takes seven or eight wubbas).

I have done this in both JTRH and TCB (demo).

This doesn't stop anyone from conquering the hold. I think it would not stop anyone from mastering the hold.



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08-19-2008 at 02:47 PM
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This is a rather enjoyable hold. Despite the puzzles not being so unique, it was interesting to see them all ported to the drod engine. Some very clever scripting was used. I especially liked The 5th Floor, it was a blast working through the maze. I also spent quite a bit of time on the 2nd Floor, it was interesting to look at all the different combinations (although a little trial and error to get the solution).

Overall, a very nice hold, well worth the effort. Good job :) ..now onto Under the Mountains :P

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04-14-2011 at 05:24 PM
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This is a brilliant hold - not the first "puzzles scripted into Drod" hold but definitely the best. It's only short, but is wrapped in a good story and I also like the attention to detail - the fact that each of the rooms is slightly bigger as you work your way down the pyramid.

I can't really pick any faults with this - I didn't really get the grow puzzle (although I've not come across it before) and I wasn't keen on the vending machine puzzle either, but other than that it was great.

Fantastic for a first hold, looking forward to playing more.

My Verdict:

Difficulty: 6
Fun: 9

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