Needle (module)

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I11 TSR9187 Needle.png
Code I11
TSR Product Code 9187
Rules required AD&D (1st Edition)
Character levels 8 - 10
Campaign setting Generic
Authors Frank Mentzer
First published 1987
Linked modules
I1, I2, I3, I4, I5, I6, I7, I8, I9, I10, I11, I12, I13, I14

Needle (I11) is a Dungeons & Dragons module. Author: Frank Mentzer (1987).

Plot summary[edit]

In Needle, the player characters are dispatched to a far jungle to retrieve a magical obelisk.[1] The characters return to their employers with the obelisk after a perilous journey, and find out that the obelisk is a portal to another world, which the characters must pass through, and learn how to deal with the residents on the other side.[1]

In this adventure, the player characters volunteer for a king to explore a dense jungle that was once home to a great civilization, with a magic obelisk at its center. In Part 1, Ruins of Empire, the party travels to the jungle and explores the ruins. In Part 2, Retrieval, the party leads a team hampered by disease and jungle animals to transport the obelisk to the king. In Part 3, The Powers That Be, assuming the party is successful, the obelisk is placed in its new position, where it reveals a gate to another world.

Table of contents[edit]

Chapter Page
Introduction 2
Native Life 3
Non-Player Characters 6
New and Adapted Monsters 8
Part 1 - Ruins of Empire 10
Part 2 - Retrieval 27
Part 3 - The Powers That Be 37

Notable nonplayer characters[edit]

  • Montana: 8th level fighter
  • Digger: 5th level fighter/8th level thief
  • Torgel: 13th level magic-user

Publication history[edit]

I11 Needle was written by Frank Mentzer, with a cover by Clyde Caldwell and interior illustrations by Doug Chaffee, and was published by TSR in 1987 as a 48-page booklet with two outer folders.[1]


Design: Frank Mentzer
Developer: Frank Mentzer
Editing: Barbara Young
Cover Art: Clyde Caldwell
Illustrations: Doug Chaffee
Cartography: Dave Sutherland
Typesetting: Betty Elmore and Kim Lindau

Distributed to the book trade in the United States by Random House, Inc., and in Canada by Random House of Canada, Ltd. Distributed to the toy and hobby trade by regional distributors. Distributed in the United Kingdom by TSR UK Ltd.

product number 9187
ISBN 0-88038-386-0


See also[edit]

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 102. ISBN 0-87975-653-5.