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Hold Name:not dr0d
Theme:Un-DROD-like puzzles
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Number of Levels:2
Number of Rooms:23
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Welcome to not dr0d, a hold that plays more like not pr0n, The Puzzle Boat, or Dumb The Game, the web-based puzzlers it was inspired by.

Of course, I ask that you refrain from posting any sort of spoilers on the board, although hinting is encouraged, as long as it is done in secret tags.

This hold will not have high scores enabled in any of the rooms, as I find high scores to be a poor representation of what this hold is about.

Thanks for playing, and good luck!

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11-13-2005 at 04:23 AM
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888.8KB? An uncannily appropriate file size.

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11-13-2005 at 05:27 AM
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And, as per usual, I can't even beat the first level. Go me.
11-13-2005 at 05:45 AM
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I suggest that you push through it. One of my concerns was that the first room would be too hard.

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11-13-2005 at 05:52 AM
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Well, I'll PM you what I tried.
11-13-2005 at 07:42 AM
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Okay, I definately need to work a better hint into the hold. I think this first room is probably one of th emore difficult ones.

A general clue:
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An explicit clue that won't get you all the way, but probably most of the way:

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And a more explicit hint:
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11-13-2005 at 10:19 AM
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I tested this too. However, I do think it's different from NotPron in at least one way. I don't know why, but even though I got to 74 at NotPron, I couldn't even beat the first riddle without help :lol

Oh well. It's a great riddling hold, and I'm glad I beta tested it too. I'll refrain from rating it, as I haven't even seen most of the thing.

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11-13-2005 at 02:37 PM
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Thanks, I have the letters now, and it tells me at least one thing I would not have gotten by just guessing. I have to be somewhere soon, or else I'd be trying out 5! combinations right now :)



Sounds like you're almost there. One final nudge:

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I've updated the hold to include a few hint scrolls in the first room. The last thing I want is people to give up right after this one, since I think the later rooms are much better.

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11-13-2005 at 09:41 PM
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I think you're starting to think a little beyond what I intended for this room.

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11-14-2005 at 01:54 AM
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I've uploaded a new version of the hold with the following:

-Additional hint scrolls in the corners of The Hub Room.

-An additional line of speech in The Greckle Slots.

-A scroll notifying of (but not fixing) a bug in The Pickensass Town Choir. Thanks to lurker Tahnan for spotting that one.

Can someone confirm for me that these updates have occurred? The file size doesn't appear to be changing in the attachment up top.

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11-14-2005 at 07:41 AM
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I tried, it said the hold was corrupted.
11-14-2005 at 05:23 PM
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Ack! This sounds disasterous. Is this happening for anybody else?

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11-14-2005 at 05:49 PM
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Ack! This sounds disasterous. Is this happening for anybody else?
The new version imports just fine for me.

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11-14-2005 at 05:51 PM
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Actually (he said, coming out of months of lurk-mode), I had this problem as well. But I've had it for other holds that other people clearly had no trouble downloading, too. Fortunately I didn't overwrite the original version.

Now, if I could just get through this ! room, I'd be all set.
11-14-2005 at 06:32 PM
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Ack! This sounds disasterous. Is this happening for anybody else?


No problems for me!
It's running just fine :thumbsup
Nice hold so far, by the way

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11-14-2005 at 10:19 PM
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I think you're starting to think a little beyond what I intended for this room.

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after removing all the ejdschs and ju's and bih's i have nothing in this! i still don't understand what is the sense of the riddle at all. short before use more drastic words...

sorry!

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11-14-2005 at 11:00 PM
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Okay, I'll be explicit with The Hub Room, since many people seem to be trapped at it.
HUBHBUUBBBHUUHBBBHUBUBHBUB
BUUBHUBBBHUUBBUHBUUBBUBBHH
UUBBBUBBBUHBUHUBBUBBBUHBUB
BHUUBBHUBBBUBUBHUHHUBBUBBB
HUUBUBUBBHUHBUBBUBBUB.....

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Now I hope those of you stuck can finally get to the meat of the hold!

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11-15-2005 at 04:04 AM
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....after that hint, I have determined I haven't the faintest clue how to do any of these, and I should just stop now.
11-15-2005 at 06:14 AM
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Having seen the first 3 puzzles I assume we're playing with word puzzles in this hold. I absolutely love word puzzles and think its a fantastic idea. The problem is I dont understand the games. The hub room has adequate explanation, but the next 2 rooms have none at all. Would you consider adding some hints to the game? Or posting some for each room? Just some concept of what to do for each puzzle.

Dancing with wubbas while staring at letters is driving me slowly insane!
11-15-2005 at 07:45 AM
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Ok so i true DROD fashion I solved the wubba room while typing my last reply. Though I'm not sure it was the intended method.

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The rest of the puzzles I have no clue where to start. Anybody have any good hints?



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11-15-2005 at 07:52 AM
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Having seen the first 3 puzzles I assume we're playing with word puzzles in this hold. I absolutely love word puzzles and think its a fantastic idea. The problem is I dont understand the games. The hub room has adequate explanation, but the next 2 rooms have none at all. Would you consider adding some hints to the game? Or posting some for each room? Just some concept of what to do for each puzzle.

Dancing with wubbas while staring at letters is driving me slowly insane!


I thought about the idea of including hints within the hold, and I do to some extent, but I decided to let people who were really stumped seek hints on the forum. That said, here are a couple of general clues to get you started.

Wubba Wuv:
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Get Your Blood Pumping:
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And you might want to avoid the mindset that these are neccessarily *word* puzzles. Yes, the answers are all five-letter words (except for the final room), but letter manipulation isn't always needed. The solutions will come to you with a combination of observation and deduction. And sometimes there are clues you can pick out from dialogue or puzzle titles. Answers are at least vaguely topical.

Also, I encourage people to go ahead and use the hints and solutions board for this hold, so all of the juicy hints don't get stuck in this single topic.

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11-15-2005 at 08:01 AM
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Ok so i true DROD fashion I solved the wubba room while typing my last reply. Though I'm not sure it was the intended method.

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Heh, nice work. I responded to your post too late, it seems.

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I figured out the hub room with the hints in the scrol,
it's a nice way of thinking.

The blood pumpin room, I had enough with the hint above.
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The wub room, I now going to start.
I just read the hint and suddenly the solution of the
bloogpumping room jumped in my head.

:thumbsup

Robobob3000, you have an odd way of thinking,
almost as odd as mine :D

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I tried, it said the hold was corrupted.
I'm having this problem as well...

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11-19-2005 at 02:20 PM
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Unfortunately I'm away from my DROD computer for the week of Thanksgiving, but I'll be back to try and solve the corruption issues with this hold as soon as I can.

I have no idea why this is working for some people but not for others.

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11-22-2005 at 03:46 AM
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We'll it works for me.
I got the first one because of your spoilers (!thanks!)
now im puzzling on the second ones.
I've figured out two of the wubbas (i think) by looking at the protruding parts.
in the get your blood pumping i can't find out anything either, i've tried charting what question appears where, sorting by size, always adding the first or last letter in any combination, etc.
the problem: I'm still stunped :? ;) :huh
any suggestions?

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any suggestions?

Try the Hints and Solutions board; I think most of the rooms in this hold are covered there.

Game on,

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12-02-2005 at 03:43 PM
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Interesting and extremely hard hold, I cant get past wubba wuv or get your blood pumping...

Keep posting,

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Might I suggest the Hints and Solutions search?

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It certainly isn't drod, but it is interestingly different.

I had the problem with something missing from 3N1W, but when I tried importing the hold fresh into a separate installation it was ok. I think there was a hold update at some point which I had to get, so maybe that caused the problem? Not sure how to test it now though. :/

Anyway, the other thing to note is
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11-23-2006 at 03:03 PM
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