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Holds Download

So, what are holds, you ask, with a slightly pointed expression? Good question!

A hold is a set of levels, like King Dugan's Dungeon, that represent a complete DROD dungeon. A couple are made by the designers of DROD, but most are made by DROD players, and a fair few are even better than King Dugan's! (Naturally, we kidnapped the designers.) You can make your own hold to play yourself, with time and effort, but then you'd know all the solutions, which does get in the way of the fun a bit.

The holds you see below have been uploaded to CaravelNet by members for other fans to play - if you'd like to try one out, just click on the hold's name to download it, and then select the "Change Location" menu option in DROD, then "Import".

The difficulty of a hold, judged by the players, is represented by how many brains it has. The (probably more important) overall 'fun' rating is represented by the yellow bar. More details can be found by following the "Discuss" link, which opens in a new window. You can sort the table by clicking on the columns (clicking on the same one again will sort it by descending order). Clicking on it several times might be fun if you're bored.

If you're building a hold of your own, stop by the Architect forum where there are lots of helpful people that want to help you get the kinks out of your hold and make sure it's ready for prime-time.

If you haven't registered, you might want to. Because, you know, we like new people, and we kinda need people to have registered to post... yeah. (The worst that will happen is that you'll occasionally get CaravelNet news, but you can opt out of that in your profile.)
Hold Name Version Architect Theme Downloads Num Levels Num Rooms Difficulty/
Forum Links Date
The Letter W DROD:TSS Pigmy W Themed player roles. 158 4 38
Discuss   High Scores May 11, 2019
Operation Frankenstein DROD:TCB Chaco Wanderer monster 670 5 25
Discuss   High Scores Sep 10, 2012
Tiger DROD:JtRH Tgr9 War like 1325 1 8
Discuss   High Scores Feb 25, 2006
Beethro's Bad Dream DROD:JtRH Jacob Warning: Contains mild insanity 167832 2 20
Discuss   High Scores Jul 28, 2005
The Crypt of the Ages v 1.12 DROD:AE Mikel Well it's my first one and I think I did pretty well. 2134 8 42
Discuss   High Scores Jun 21, 2004
Cramped Confines DROD:TSS Someone Else Well-used Space 157 17 17
Discuss   High Scores Jul 2, 2018
Beginner's Set 1 DROD:JtRH Neatherman What? It IS a beginner's set. 662 25 75
Discuss   High Scores Mar 31, 2013
Halph Has a Bad Day DROD:JtRH Eytan Zweig Winter 2005/6 Smitemasters Selection 1286 3 45
Discuss   High Scores Mar 11, 2006
Beethro and the Secret Society DROD:JtRH Jacob Grinfeld Winter 2005/6 Smitemasters Selection 1518 8 73
Discuss   High Scores Mar 11, 2006
Figure Or Ground DROD:JtRH Jacob Within lurks insanity... 1786 2 19
Discuss   High Scores Feb 5, 2006
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Authors of holds reserve all rights to their work unless they specify otherwise. You must gain permission from hold authors before redistributing their work in original or modified form.
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