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Author Name:Mike Kearney
Submitted By:cheese obsessive
Hold Name:Cheese's Hodgepodge
Theme:Hodgepodge
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Number of Levels:2
Number of Rooms:34
Number of Monsters:722
Version:DROD: The City Beneath (3.2)
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Being frustrated with the fact that the player roles of Water Skippers, Seeps, Fegundos, Aumtlichs, and Wubbas don't work how I thought they would, I really have no way to finish my Adventure hold how I want to finish it.

Instead of letting the rooms I came up with rot in Architecture limbo, I stripped the storyline and story levels, and just consolidated the puzzle rooms into a single hold.

Hope y'all enjoy.
10-18-2008 at 04:07 AM
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I'd just like to thank everyone who tested this for me. So thanks to CSR, Tahnan, and BoyBlue. :)

Also special thanks to Chaco for testing my original hold that I dunno if I'll ever finish.
10-18-2008 at 04:36 AM
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This non-traditional hold was a lot of fun to play. The puzzles are scripting-heavy, requiring Beethro either to make his way through complicated patterns of scripted roaches, or to switch back and forth between human and wraithwing to solve puzzles and navigate the hold. I preferred the shape-changing rooms myself, since the roach patterns, while novel and therefore enjoyable, leaned ever so slightly toward a trial-and-error solution.

The other real strength of the hold was in the decoration; a lot of time clearly was spent making it look good, and it really pays off. Plus, there are some good jokes, which I'm not going to spoil.

No, the hold isn't especially coherent, as the name implies. Nonetheless, the puzzles are well balanced, and the polish that a hold requires is very much present here. Nice work, and I look forward to seeing a similar hold in another few years!

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10-19-2008 at 06:15 AM
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WOW!!! This hold is fantastic!
There are very clever rooms and the roach dances
are very beautiful.
My preferred part is where I play as wraithwing.
Compliments!
I hope there will be a sequel. :thumbsup

I give 7 brain and 9 for fun! ;)
10-20-2008 at 07:25 PM
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Great hold!!

I really enjoyed the puzzles and switching to playing a wraithwing was nice. The roach dance rooms looked nice but weren't fun to play for me.

Can someone pm me where the secret room is or put it in a secret tag please?
11-20-2008 at 05:25 PM
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11-20-2008 at 11:18 PM
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