I'm looking for an old adventure module and I can't remember the name.

This is what I remember:

  • For AD&D 1e, and may have been a DM's Guild publication
  • For low level characters, not more than 5th
  • Wizard is trapped in a magic circle and begs for help
  • One room is a "refrigerator" with a bound ice-elemental to keep it cold
  • One room has a pet basilisk, and anti-stoning spectacles hanging outside the door
  • Magical "elevator" that goes to every floor of the tower, and one floor is "secret"


  1. I think the cover art was a B&W drawing of a lone medieval type tower, with lightning bolts flashing around it. The perspective has the viewer looking up at the tower from the ground level.

  2. This is definitely not the Ghost Tower of Inverness.

  3. I remember playing this sometime between 1980 and 1990

  • \$\begingroup\$ @HeyICanChan Thanks for the tip - i added the cover as best i could remember it. It was pretty generic for a D&D module \$\endgroup\$
    – SteveED
    Commented Feb 13, 2021 at 14:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ I've never played AD&D, so I can't personally help here - but maybe this website can help you find the adventure? I couldn't find anything within the parameters you provided, but maybe you'll have more luck. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 13, 2021 at 16:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ @PixelMaster thank you for that link, i'll see if it helps. \$\endgroup\$
    – SteveED
    Commented Feb 13, 2021 at 20:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ @HeyICanChan I'm sure this wasn't Ghost Tower of Inverness. \$\endgroup\$
    – SteveED
    Commented Feb 13, 2021 at 20:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ When asking for product identification, it is best practice to give the earliest date on which you're sure this product existed. Even if it's an approximation like "the last ten years" or "I played this when I was in middle school in the early 1980s." \$\endgroup\$
    – ruffdove
    Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 20:11

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The description sounds like "Tower of the Stargazer". In the adventure a wizard is trappend inside his tower in a circle of salt and begs the players to free him (although he starts to threaten them if they don't help him).
The tower also contains a magical flying disc elevator and at least one level is only reachable with it, there is a magical refrigerator somewhere too.

The adventure is written for "Lamentation of the Flame Princes", which is a retro clone very similar to AD&D, it is also advertised for low level characters.
The cover also very much fits the description.

However there is no basilisk in this adventure. Since everything else fits, maybe you misremembered something or mixed up two different dungeons?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Why are you sure? A couple of sentences describing how it fits the question would be mighty helpful. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mołot
    Commented Feb 13, 2021 at 21:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ this has some of the pieces, but it's missing the basilisk. I"ll read it in more detail \$\endgroup\$
    – SteveED
    Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 1:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ Lamentations of the Flame Princess came out in 2009 and this particular module looks like it was published in 2014. That might help SteveED eliminate this if he is remembering the module from earlier than that. He did say an "old module" which could mean 2014... or it could mean he played it in the 80s. \$\endgroup\$
    – ruffdove
    Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 20:09

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