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Author Name:Krishh
Submitted By:Krishh
Hold Name:Krishh's Castle.
Theme:Assorted puzzles with a story.
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Number of Levels:6
Number of Rooms:30
Number of Monsters:648
Version:DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold
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Hold Karma:5 (+5 / -0)
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A quite easy but fun little hold with a story. Enjoy!

Not much reason to try it if you played the version (2.0+) on the Architects board though, unless you are going for the highscore.
04-27-2005 at 12:48 PM
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Jacob
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I enjoyed this. Some clever puzzles, and not too hard.

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04-28-2005 at 07:46 PM
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I thought the castle was good clean fun. Not too long, not tedious, but not easy. I liked it. We could stand to see more holds like this. And excellent use of the Drod 2.0 new features. I especially liked the Red vs. Blue snake room.
05-10-2005 at 07:20 AM
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Agreed. Very fun hold, none of the tedious rooms that sometime find their ways into holds. Some nice ways of using JtRH elements that haven't been used much so far (such as using rock golems to block wraithwings).
05-13-2005 at 05:49 AM
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Well, thanks for the praise, glad you all liked it.

As a little piece of trivia this was (at least I think it was) the first JtRH user hold published, and definetly the first finished (had to wait while hold uploading was reworked for CaravelNet) so I'm double glad you liked my use of JtRH elements, since I had pretty much no prior experience with them.
05-13-2005 at 11:54 AM
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cool hold and much fun ^^ i give it a 8 because of coolness,fun,progressive difficulty
not 9-10 because of shortness,hmm because " slight detour" is another level though it connects with the entrance (same screen) and for coherence it could be cool for them to be the same level and hmmm oh i gave 8 because of cool story too :P and i agree with what was said so far :P so yeah keep "holding" this is some fun work :)
05-31-2005 at 01:51 AM
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I played through the hold today, and it was a blast. I wish I'd downloaded it earlier. It would have been a welcome diversion when I was trying to finish the last few levels of JtrH. Lots of interesting rooms that provided an easy challenge.

I thought that Main Hall 1N was particularly fun. It was interesting to see scripting used to keep monsters in place until certain conditions had been met, but
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Anyway, it was a very fun hold. Good job.

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06-05-2005 at 08:51 AM
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In reply to Tablesaw:
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06-05-2005 at 10:43 AM
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Ditto everyone else's comments.

Fairly easy, but..

Always fun.
Nice story line.

Well done!! :thumbsup
09-22-2005 at 09:57 PM
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This is an ... okay hold. The puzzles are simple without being pushovers. They manage to hit a good number of styles (horde, manipulation, lynchpin) though there's no especially unique rooms. The difficulty nicely curves a little upwards towards the end.

Hold structure is great! However, individual rooms remain kinda barren. Typos go uncorrected. Puzzle-important scripts lack clarity. Checkpoints are missing from many rooms.

I do still recommend this as a low challenge hold, assuming you're willing to put aside the absence of polish. There aren't terribly many holds that are expertly-designed while remaining novice-aimed, it seems ... (Beethro and the Cake notwithstanding.)
05-19-2013 at 12:23 PM
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I'm not sure why, but when I downloaded the version of this hold in the OP, it was listed as unpublished, and I had to download the in-game version to be able to upload highscores. Could this perhaps be fixed?

Edit: perhaps I just had to restart drod. Silly me.

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05-26-2013 at 04:32 AM
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How do you download it.
06-05-2013 at 05:53 PM
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Click on the link to the left of the first post -- just above where you see "Downloaded 1738 times" or however many it is now.

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