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Author Name:khaim100
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Hold Name:war20
Theme:only first room is hard
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Number of Levels:3
Number of Rooms:14
Number of Monsters:2840
Version:DROD: The City Beneath (3.2)
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you can zap this thru in two hours
12-06-2011 at 11:39 PM
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We have another war hold on our hands. I'll try to provide a helpful write-up of what we have here.

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khaim is quite right in that the first room is pretty tricky. It's a typical room for the war series, but it involves monsters that attack from all directions, so it's important to have a good strategy, and be both skillful and patient. Anyone who's still learning the ropes should stay away until they're more confident with large hordes of monsters, and have possibly played some of the other war holds, since the first room doesn't mess around!

Once you're into the meat of the hold, though, you'll face pretty familiar challenges - there's many rooms with very large numbers of roach queens, other rooms with hordes that would be completely unmanageable were it not for your small army of mimics, and some easier rooms to act as light-hearted filler between the tougher rooms.

There's nothing especially surprising here, but the situations are tricky enough that they don't feel like they're an exact re-tread. So I'd say this is a fair way to spend a half-hour to an hour, as long as you know exactly what you're getting into. And if you've played the other war holds, you probably do.

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12-06-2011 at 11:44 PM
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It's quite hard to review the war holds as I could pretty much copy-and-paste a review from a previous one.

This offering is fairly small but most of the war staples are present. None of the rooms are particularly outstanding or difficult - I would probably agree that the first room is the hardest, and it does require some strategy to survive beyond surrounding yourself by mimics.

If you're a competent player and/or have played war holds before you shouldn't have too much trouble with this - you won't see anything new but then this is the 20th hold in the series so you shouldn't expect to anyway!

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Difficulty: 5.5
Fun: 5

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03-14-2012 at 03:49 PM
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Why did you skip war18 and war19 in naming the holds?

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Do not question the wisdom of Khaim, young one.
07-25-2014 at 07:01 AM
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:rolleyes. I will assume that they were removed after war20 was published. Khaim(100) choose to not update the more recent hold names. Please feel free to correct me, because I am will to admit that I am fully Wrong.

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