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The title says it all; this is a forum game where we post the worst ideas for DROD we can think of!

I'll start off with the obvious choice; give Beethro a raygun.

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A character that makes all monsters look like roaches but they actually behave like they do. Imagine 10 roaches coming to you while they're actually goblins, constructs, guards and so on.

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Covering the whole level in Tar!

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A character that makes all monsters look like roaches but they actually behave like they do. Imagine 10 roaches coming to you while they're actually goblins, constructs, guards and so on.


Wouldn't that last one mean sword-wielding roaches? ...Actually, that sounds awesome, someone at CaravelNet please get on that, even if it's just for one secret level.

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Covering the whole level in Tar!

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A character that makes all monsters look like roaches but they actually behave like they do. Imagine 10 roaches coming to you while they're actually goblins, constructs, guards and so on.


Wouldn't that last one mean sword-wielding roaches? ...Actually, that sounds awesome, someone at CaravelNet please get on that, even if it's just for one secret level.


Well, to make it less awesome, how about invisible sword? And the monster appearance always pointed the same way, so you won't know the sword orientation :P

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zDROD: the Zork-style text adventure.

You enter a room. There is tar as far as the eye can see.

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You have been eaten by a grue. Er, roach.
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An entire level of empty, puzzleless secret rooms with ridiculously huge size, where a large collection of level entrances and scripting trickery are used to make attempting to walk through various room connections actually teleport the player to seemingly random other parts of the level, along with level entrance messages that actively discourage the player from continuing. Also, one particular room is just impossible to access from anywhere within the level itself, requiring the player to get there from a random exit in another unrelated level.

Oh wait, I actually did this one.

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Xindaris: LOL! Believe it or not, I actually *enjoyed* mapping out that level (brought me back to mapping out games like, say, Zork...).

disclaimer: I also like to do 1000+ piece puzzles w/o looking at the picture.

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A: Real-time monster movement. No longer can you think a puzzle out!

B: "Hardcore" mode. If you die, your hard drive is formatted and your computer blows up! As a bonus, fill a room with randomly appearing sworded characters to kill the player character while encouraging the players to use this "hardcore" mode.

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On the note of randomness:
-Add an actual, nondeterministic random number generator to the engine and make it determine really important things like whether or not a door opens or a particular roach exists.

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A hold where you play as an RCS conductor who does nothing but fill out paperwork by solving Picross puzzles.

Actually... what would be some good grid dimensions for making the various character portraits into Picross puzzles?

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Covering the whole level in Tar!

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A character that makes all monsters look like roaches but they actually behave like they do. Imagine 10 roaches coming to you while they're actually goblins, constructs, guards and so on.


Wouldn't that last one mean sword-wielding roaches? ...Actually, that sounds awesome, someone at CaravelNet please get on that, even if it's just for one secret level.


Well, to make it less awesome, how about invisible sword? And the monster appearance always pointed the same way, so you won't know the sword orientation :P


No, definitely a visible sword, and make it so the roach always faces properly. It's cooler that way. We're going for roaches with swords, not roaches without swords.

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That one actually sounds like it'd be genuinely kinda funny, somebody please get onto that.

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Ads playing between rooms.

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Ads playing between rooms.


Let's not give Danforth Strout any ideas.

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Tar's graphics are replaced with results for "tar" on FurAffinity.

It's a lot worse than it sounds... I regretfully know this.

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...Every single GeneralTiles sprite is replaced by random pieces of random photos so that the game looks like a mess of squares with random colors inside.

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...Every single GeneralTiles sprite is replaced by random pieces of random photos so that the game looks like a mess of squares with random colors inside.


So, DROD in the hands of Games Repainted? Sign me up.

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A vision-style token that marks game elements as either "beneficial" (make the room easier to complete) or "harmful" (make the room harder to complete). Especially if there's no setting for "both".
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OK.

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Looks like what'd have been if Stephen's Sausage Roll is implemented into DROD.
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A monster that moves in random directions each turn. :smile

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DROD THE MUSICAL
Where the roaches sing and dance, slayers tap la "Putin' on the Ritz," Arky, ex-A1, Beethro, and Tendry have Disney Princess 'I Want' songs (imagine Beethro AND Ex-A1 singing "Belle" from Beauty and the Beast "I want adventure in the great wide somewhere!"), Tendry is also the lead, and they shatter the 4th wall into oblivion. Also "Springtime for Dugan."

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I think you confused the meaning of "worst" and "best" there.

Now excuse me, I have to write some music ... for no particular reason.
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I think you confused the meaning of "worst" and "best" there.

Now excuse me, I have to write some music ... for no particular reason.

I smell a contest idea.

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Make existing puzzle elements purchasable. AE elements stay free, but you have to buy each engine's elements separately. Buying a newer game won't give you access to its or earlier engine's elements.

Puzzle Elements DLCs: only 4,99$ a pack!

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Replace all the monsters with random-monster movement, and ensure that they will not even be consistent when undoing.

In addition, make it impossible to destroy any monster by sword, making earlier holds (such as KDD level 1) totally incompatible.

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