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Author Name:Bomber50
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Hold Name:Trial By Fire
Theme:Various Puzzles of Medium/Hard Difficulty
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Number of Levels:1
Number of Rooms:39
Number of Monsters:286
Version:DROD: The Second Sky (5.0)
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Hold Karma:8 (+8 / -0)
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A delver inadvertently stumbles into a dungeon whose rooms are covered in lava. Getting inside the dungeon wasn't too hard, but getting out will prove to be more of a challenge...

There are many puzzles to discover and solve! Have fun!

A big thanks to blorx1 for finding *tons* of unintended solutions! Thanks as well to Nuntar, Dischorran and lopsidation for beta testing!
10-15-2014 at 09:47 PM
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This is another hold in a similar vein to the same author's Foursquare -- one level of individual puzzles that can be tackled in any order, with a pleasing geometric level layout and nice attention to room aesthetics, particularly in the central corridor rooms. The puzzles have a good variety, and most are "simple" in the sense of few elements and clear goals. However, the hold is definitely a couple of notches harder than Foursquare, with some very nice linchpins and fun manipulation rooms.

Overall verdict:
6 brains
9 fun/quality

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10-17-2014 at 02:14 PM
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My progress through this hold was pretty strange. When I first tried to tackle it I got stone-walled by most of the rooms and thought it was very hard, but then came back about a month later and just blasted through most of it really quickly. In hindsight I wonder what the problem was in the first place.

This hold has a whole bunch of very smart and cool and fun rooms, I liked it a lot. I could probably whine about one or two rooms here or there, but that's not really very fair, so I'm not going to. Instead, I'm going to suggest that you give it a try. Even if you don't play it all the way to completion, I think you'll find a number of rooms that'll make you sit up and think "Hey that was pretty neat".

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11-14-2014 at 10:38 PM
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