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Originally printed as a tournament module for Wintercon VIII, and later updated to a module for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.

Ghost Tower of Inverness by Allen Hammack
C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness
by Allen Hammack

There are two distinct versions of this module.  The original was titled Ghost Tower of Inverness.  Only 300 numbered copies were printed (plus some others... see below) for sale at Wintercon VIII in 1979.  It was later reprinted as C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness with a red color cover.  Note that the original printing does not have a TSR#, nor does it bear the code "C2".  The monochrome Ghost Tower is extremely rare and will require special emphasis when referring to it.

According to author Allen Hammack, this module was the first in a planned series (which never materialized).

See also the other "Collector's Edition" module, Lost Tamoachan.

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Printing Information Logos
  • First (1979):  Titled "Ghost Tower of Inverness", with "Collector's Edition II" in upper left.  Green monochrome cover, bagged (not bound), cover art by Erol Otus.  The serial number of the module is printed (typeface) in the upper left corner in a six-digit format (ie, 000123).  A registry of known copies is at the bottom of this page.  In addition to the numbered copies, the following unnumbered copies were printed:
    • 50 Dungeon Master's Copies (given to tournament DMs).  Labeled "Dungeon Master" in the upper left corner, where the number normally would be
    • 25 Staff Copies (given to TSR staff).  Staff copies do not have any writing in the upper left corner
    • 2 or 3 Designer's Copies (personal copies of author Allen Hammack).  Labeled "Designer Copy" in the upper left corner
    • Thanks to Kevin Ankoviak, William Meinhardt, and Paul Stormberg for this info.  Thanks to Jeff Philbrick for the scan of the First print, to Mark Schwenkel for the scan of the DM's Copy, and to William Meinhardt for the scan of the Designer's Copy.

  • Second (1980):  Red color cover; cover art by Roslof.  Product List on back cover is in two columns.  3-line banner in upper left corner ("For Advanced D&D Game").  ISBN (only) on back cover bottom left.  Trademark notice on bottom of front cover reads "Advanced Dungeons & Dragons is a trademark owned by TSR Hobbies, Inc".

  • Third:  Red color cover.  Product List on back cover is in two columns.  3-line banner ("For Advanced D&D Game").  ISBN (only) on back cover bottom left.  Trademark notice on bottom of front cover has been expanded to include "Advanced D&D" and "AD&D" trademarks. (Thanks to John Kozol for this info, and to Eric Pass for the scan).

  • Fourth (1981):  Red color cover.  Product List on back is a single column.  Banner is only two lines ("For Advanced D&D Game").  ISBN (only) on back cover bottom left.

  • Fifth (1983):  Red color cover.  ISBN and Product Number on back cover bottom left.

Auction Commentary

The Estimated Values for the monochrome Ghost Tower of Inverness assumes a numbered copy.  A DM's Copy, Staff Copy, or Designer's Copy would fetch considerably more.


Current eBay Auctions

Ghost Tower of Inverness
(1st print)


Ghost Tower of Inverness
(DM's Copy)


Ghost Tower of Inverness
(Designer's Copy)


Ghost Tower of Inverness
(2nd print)


Ghost Tower of Inverness
(3rd print)


Ghost Tower of Inverness
(4th-5th print)


Ghost Towers (limited) accounted for (39 total so far):
   #16, #17, #20, #38/#58 (unable to discern, printing blemish), #40, #44, #55, #59, #83, #103, #104,
   #110, #117, #121, #150, #180, #181, #182, #183, #193, #208, #217, #224, #232, #238, #262, #268,
   #274, #281, #285, #300, five DM's Copies, one Staff Copy, two Designer's Copies.  Some of the
   unnumbered copies may be duplicates -- the same copy coming up multiple times at auction
   (though we know both Designer's Copies listed here are distinct).
   << add your copy to this list >>  (cover scan required for verification)