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Author Name:Slava
Submitted By:mxvladi
Hold Name:Experimental Dungeon
Theme:different puzzles
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Number of Levels:1
Number of Rooms:15
Number of Monsters:73
Version:DROD: The City Beneath (3.2)
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Hold Karma:9 (+9 / -0)
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This is small but quite tough hold.

Hope you'll enjoy it.

Thanks to Blondbeard for betatesting it.
03-26-2010 at 09:13 PM
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This hold is something of a mixed bag.

There are a couple of extremely easy rooms, but still enjoyable.

There are a few fairly tough efficiency puzzles.

There are several rooms with really fascinating solutions, and I mean that in a good way. I won't talk about the tricks involved or even point out the rooms, because I think that discovery is part of the fun here.

However, there are a couple of rooms that seem to require such fine-grained monster manipulation that, well, frankly I didn't feel like I was solving the room, I felt like I was learning the combination to a lock. Rooms like this do not make me happy.

The hold has an open layout, so you can tackle any room at any time, and I think that it is absolutely worth playing. However, the presence of the rooms above keeps me from giving the hold as a whole as high a rating as I would otherwise prefer.

That said, I think this hold deserves a 7 for fun and 7 brains. (The hold minus the two rooms I don't care for is probably an 8 or 8.5).


"Rings and knots of joy and grief, all interlaced and locking." --William Buck
03-26-2010 at 09:23 PM
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