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Author Name:Chaco
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Hold Name:Fireballs
Theme:A new monster with new behavior
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Number of Levels:1
Number of Rooms:16
Number of Monsters:66
Version:DROD: The City Beneath (3.1)
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This hold is a rather simple illustration of the capabilities of the DROD 3.0 scripting engine and some of the possibilities of it in terms of making NPCs that affect room solutions.

Some of you may have seen the custom monster known as the "warba" in Calamarain's hold Below Witherwood and the game considers this in the same way - as this is an NPC, it moves last, and it is not required to clear the room.

Hopefully the hold should make rather clear the capabilities and movement algorithm of the fireball. If you want to add fireballs to your own hold, feel free to do so. Everything you need to add fireballs to your own hold is in the Fireballs Architecture thread

So, in summary, have fun with this new monster and its behavior - I hope it will be a valuable contribution. :)
01-21-2008 at 06:50 PM
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This hold uses the Volcano style for its rooms - if you don't have it installed, you may want to install it for this hold, since some of the atmosphere is lost if it is played in City.

If you want to read more about the Fireball monster, you might want to see this hold's Architecture thread.

Have fun playing around with this monster - I hope to see it in other holds :)

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01-21-2008 at 07:01 PM
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A tasty bite-size hold from Chaco with some excellent scripting and puzzles.

Nothing here is too hard, with the possible exception of the secret rooms. But it's all fun.

I give this hold an 8 for fun and 4 brains.

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01-21-2008 at 09:05 PM
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Just a small tribute to Oneiromancer, and his good idea, which never got its proper popularity and now it can:
Monster: Rolling Death Balls...of Death! :shifty (Took hell lot of time to find, like 20 minutes)

Nice Hold, I will hopefully finish it (My DROD skills rusted quite a lot lately), but as far as I saw it is good.

EDIT: Yay, finished. Wasn't too hard actually. Excepting Secret rooms, which I still have to conquer ^^. I enjoyed the hold, and especially the room at the lowest left corner... 6S. :)

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01-22-2008 at 11:01 PM
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The fireballs are nice new elements to play with. I like it a lot, especially because they look good and they shows a lot of puzzle potential. The movement rules of the fireballs are clearly explained and very predictable. The puzzles in this demonstration hold are crafted well and it makes a lot of fun to mess around with the 2 sorts of fireballs.

I'm giving out 9 points for this one. It's a very original and entertaining hold. Considering that there are one or two puzzles that are quite challenging I'm voting 5,5 brains.
01-27-2008 at 12:16 PM
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Odd. If you hit ctrl 5, the fireballs take time to appear, although if you move, it puts them in the correct places immediately. Is this a bug, or just a quirk?

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02-01-2008 at 05:49 AM
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quote:
NiroZ wrote:
Odd. If you hit ctrl 5, the fireballs take time to appear, although if you move, it puts them in the correct places immediately. Is this a bug, or just a quirk?


http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=18125&page=0#228617
02-01-2008 at 05:50 AM
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I really liked the fireballs: for some reason manoeuvering them about felt a bit sokobanish. Nice simple puzzles to get exposure to a new element (except the "secret" rooms which I plan to solve someday.) 4 for difficulty / 9 overall
04-03-2008 at 05:26 AM
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5 South 2 East appears to be broken in 4.0.1.110.

H&S thread here.

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