Dark Tower (module)

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Dark Tower
JG0088 Dark Tower.jpg
Authors Paul Jaquays
First published 1980

Dark Tower is an adventure module published by Judges Guild in 1980 for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

Plot summary[edit]

Dark Tower is an adventure which describes a dungeon contested over by followers of Set and Mitra and the surrounding lands.[1] The module describes a village and four challenging dungeon levels in detail.[1]

Publication history[edit]

Dark Tower was written by Paul Jaquays, and published by Judges Guild in 1980 as a 72-page book.[1]

A d20 version of Dark Tower was released in 2001.[2]


Lawrence Schick, in his 1991 book Heroic Worlds, notes that this "Popular scenario" was "Judges Guild's best-selling scenario."[1]

Dark Tower was ranked the 21st greatest Dungeons & Dragons adventure of all time by Dungeon magazine in 2004, on the 30th anniversary of the Dungeons & Dragons game.[3] This is most noteworthy because Dark Tower was the only adventure module to make this list that was not produced by TSR, Inc., the direct antecedent of Wizards of the Coast.



  1. ^ a b c d Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 92. ISBN 0-87975-653-5. 
  2. ^ http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/sample.html?id=2490
  3. ^ Mona, Erik; Jacobs, James (2004). "The 30 Greatest D&D Adventures of All Time". Dungeon. Paizo Publishing (116): 78.