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[  Needle]
System: Dungeons and Dragons 1e
Levels: 8 – 10 
Author: Frank Mentzer 
Publisher: TSR 
Publication Date: 1987 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 48
Product Blurb
An Adventure for 6-8 Characters, Levels 8-10

The king's notice asked for adventurers to undertake a mission to a far land. It was marked with the rune for "high danger, high reward" so of course you volunteered.

The king has heard of a great obelisk that towers over a ruined city in a far country. He wants to know more about the obelisk and its strange powers. Your job is to find the obelisk and bring back a report to the king. The mission seems absurdly easy...until you reach the jungle.

Don't think the king is through with you if you get back to the capital city alive. You haven't seen the last of that jungle yet. Is a share in the spoils of an ancient civilization worth the risk?

Don't forget to pack you bug repellent!

This text is quoted from promotion material. Text and images are copyrighted by the original publisher.

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.

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.

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.

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Facts about "Needle"
AuthorFrank Mentzer +
Maximum Level10 +
Media TypePaperback +
Minimum Level8 +
Module CodeI11 +
Page Count48 +
Publication Date1987 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 1e +
TitleNeedle +