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Author Name:Ryan
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Hold Name:Ben Chisel\'s Five-Sweet Speeking Grauns
Theme:Not your typical DROD setting
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Number of Levels:30
Number of Rooms:156
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This hold was the winning entry in the Five-Suite Speaking Grounds contest. First and foremost, it was constructed to fit a set of ten contradicting rules, but it also demonstrates the story-telling abilities of DROD.

In the Speeking Grauns, there are no blue doors. In fact, there are no rooms that require you to vanquish all of the enemies (okay, maybe one). In the majority of rooms, you can't even get to the enemies!

This hold requires that you explore the area and discover how to make your way to the end. At the end, there's a whodunnit mystery for you to solve (so long as you don't keep guessing and restoring). I suggest you take notes as you go through.

Good luck, and remember that you can always press a key to hasten the stairway travel!

-Ryan
03-30-2004 at 05:35 AM
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And a couple of hints:

First of all...
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About those overabundant mimics...
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About the mystery...
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03-30-2004 at 05:39 AM
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What a fun hold! I have enjoyed it very much.

I give top marks for the originality! A few comments, secreted so that they don't spoil the hold:

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Furthermore,

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Again, nice work! :thumbsup
04-10-2004 at 01:44 AM
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Well thank you for the positive comments! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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04-10-2004 at 10:42 AM
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Cool hold. It is bad, that all information is in the scrolls, but i love exploring, and when i read scrolls, i understood, what need i do.
05-09-2008 at 10:30 PM
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For a moment there, I was about to ask why this hold had been made a third time... Then I noticed what actually happened on the board here and smiled.

But that's all OK. I rather enjoyed this hold, back when I played it the first two times... :)

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05-10-2008 at 09:05 AM
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This hold must have taken much time to the architect to build, the contest requests were very pedantic, I think I would have got bored soon in building all those meeting rooms. The work is very good and it fulfills the contest requirements very well, but, due to the nature of the contest itself, the gameplay becomes quite repetitive too (or at least this has been my experience).

Anyway it's quite different from classic DROD and it's the first hold (and probably the only one, but I didn't play them all so I can't know) to include detective fiction.

About the mistery I came up with an open ending:

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09-08-2014 at 04:34 PM
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This is the best DROD AE hold ever. Literally. It's the exploration of Metroid mixed with the dark elements of the King's Field/Dark Souls series. Very unique indeed. It's not just "run around, complete some puzzles n' shit"

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quote:
Gabrieloup wrote:
This is the best DROD AE hold ever. Literally. It's the exploration of Metroid mixed with the dark elements of the King's Field/Dark Souls series. Very unique indeed. It's not just "run around, complete some puzzles n' shit"
Thank you for the compliments on my decade-old hold. I will put them in my resume.

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12-30-2014 at 11:02 PM
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quote:
Gabrieloup wrote:
This is the best DROD AE hold ever. Literally. It's the exploration of Metroid mixed with the dark elements of the King's Field/Dark Souls series. Very unique indeed. It's not just "run around, complete some puzzles n' ****"

Please watch your language.

There are children on these forums.

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01-05-2015 at 02:27 AM
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It's not like anyone's going to be scarred by it or anything.

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01-05-2015 at 02:31 AM
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quote:
Pinnacle wrote:
It's not like anyone's going to be scarred by it or anything.


OH NO, IT'S MOAR LIEK HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMD!!1!!1!

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