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Dungeon Magazine’s ’30 Greatest D&D Adventures of All Time’

Non-Specific Setting AdventuresIn November 2004, Dungeon Magazine got a dozen or so D&D designers and got them to assemble a definitive list of the 30 best D&D adventures. Here’s what they came up with. We have many of these adventures in stock here at The Shop on the Borderlands, so if you’d like to learn more, or you’d like to add a copy to your collection, follow the links.



  1. GDQ1-7 Queen of the Spiders
  2. I6 Ravenloft
  3. S1 Tomb of Horrors
  4. T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil
  5. S3 Expedition to the Barrier PeakSONY DSC
  6. I3-5 Desert of Desolation
  7. B2 The Keep on the Borderlands
  8. Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil
  9. S2 White Plume Mountain
  10. Return to the Tomb of HorrorsSONY DSC
  11. Gates of Firestorm Peak
  12. The Forge of Fury
  13. I1 Dwellers of the Forbidden City
  14. Dead Gods
  15. X2 Castle Amber (Chateau d’Amberville)
  16. X1 The Isle of Dread
  17. The Ruins of UndermountainSONY DSC
  18. C1 Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan
  19. N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God
  20. A1-4 Scourge of the Slavelords
  21. Dark Tower
  22. S4 The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth
  23. WG4 The Forgotten Temple of TharizdunSONY DSC
  24. City of the Spider Queen
  25. DL1 Dragons of Despair
  26. WGR6 The City of Skulls
  27. U1 The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh
  28. B4 The Lost City
  29. L2 The Assassin’s Knot
  30. C2 The Ghost Tower of Inverness


Now personally, I think this list is anything but definitive, so I’ve written a follow-up article, entitled “20 D&D Adventures to Play Before You Die…that you possibly haven’t heard of“.