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UNCAGED Anthology

Every creature in the multiverse has a story to tell — even the monsters.

Uncaged is a collection of myth- and folklore-themed adventures written for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. Each original adventure subverts tropes around a female mythological creature or monster including hags, harpies, medusas, and much, much more. 

Volume I is currently available as both a hardcover book and a digital PDF!

The digital edition of Volume I includes:

  • Full-color, 238-page PDF

  • ZIP file with printer-friendly versions of the modules

  • Printer-friendly PDF with player versions of the maps

Both print and digital include a special foreward by Jasmine Bhullar, star of Relics & Rarities on Geek & Sundry!

Cover of Uncaged Anthology depicting medusa.

Volume I

25 original adventures for tiers 1-4. Each adventure features a creature, monster, or character from folklore, fairytales, myths, and legends. Cover art by Samantha Darcy.

Featuring work by:

  • Alicia Furness
  • Alison Huang
  • Annabeth Lennon
  • Asa Wheatley
  • Awkward Bard
  • Bianca Bickford
  • Cat Evans
  • Dierdre Donlon
  • Elise Cretel
  • Emily Smith
  • FlourescentWolf
  • Gwen Bassett
  • Hla Rosa
  • Jen Vaughn
  • Jessica L. Washburn
  • Jessica Marcrum
  • Jessica Ross
  • Johanna Taylor
  • Judy Black
  • Johanna Taylor
  • Kat Kruger
  • Kayla Cline
  • Kelly Dayton
  • Kristina Sisto Kindel
  • Liz Gist
  • Luciella Elisabeth Scarlett
  • Lynne M. Meyer
  • Lysa Chen
  • Ma'at Crook
  • Maryska Connolly
  • Masha Lepire
  • Mellanie Black
  • Natalie Wallace
  • Sammy Ward
  • Samantha Darcy
  • Wouter Florusse
Content warnings for the adventures in this volume (these are also included before the relevant adventures in the volume):
Sexism, Forest Fires, Domestic Violence, Suicide, Infanticide, Dark Horror, Corpses, War, Assault, Murder, Torture, Abuse, Gaslighting, Snakes, Loss, Kidnapping, Patricide, Lies, Threat, Manipulation, Narcissistic Abuse, Grief, PTSD

Follow #UncagedAnthology on social media for updates and announcements!

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All four covers of the Uncaged Anthology. The headline reads UNCAGED ANTHOLOGY

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Peter B March 21, 2024 2:19 pm UTC
Are the Uncaged modules Adventure League legal? I apologize if this question has been answered before, but I could not find it if it was. Thank you.
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JOHN S March 01, 2023 2:10 am UTC
Just put down my hard earned money for this PDF + Roll20 bundle & all I can say is THANK YOU! Looking for to more of the Uncaged volumes heading to Roll20
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Jaakko S August 04, 2022 10:23 am UTC

Im reading Death's agents and the enemies in it are attcking the escorted NPC and later you fight the NPC. But never does it say what stat block does it use.
Or am I not seeing something?
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Chad A March 05, 2022 2:53 am UTC
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David W December 20, 2021 11:41 am UTC
I want the front cover of Vol 1 as a t-shirt! I am listening to your and Ashleys' interview on episode 11 of Behold Her and you are both amazing people.
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Erica H April 17, 2021 11:00 pm UTC
Hey have a question- is it possible to weave these stories into campaigns? I mostly use female characters for my main protaganists/heroes.
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Jessica M August 19, 2021 2:42 am UTC
Absolutely! I've been doing it on Threeflings for 2 years now. We're running a campaign entirely made of Uncaged adventures from all four volumes. DM me on twitter (@Miss_Jess03) for more info or just stop by the show sometime!
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Avery H July 12, 2020 6:42 pm UTC
Heya! I'm planning on running the Frostmaiden module when that releases and would love to slot in some of these adventures. Are there any that are particularly suited to a winter-themed setting? If so, which volume? Thanks a lot!
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Jessica M August 19, 2021 2:46 am UTC
Hi there! It might be too late for this, but I highly recommend Reclaim from Volume 3 and A Raw Reprisal from Volume 2 for cold-weather specific encounters. A lot of them can be run in any setting, however (like A Family Reunion in Volume 1 or Permanent Collection from Volume 2) so feel free to grab what suits you!
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Ali H June 26, 2020 9:22 pm UTC
Hey there! I’ve loved this anthology and the others, and I was wondering if you’d ever consider making one where the stories were more in depth? E.g. a volume with only 10 or 15 stories instead of 25?
I know that short adventures are what you make of them, but I’d love to see some of these authors exploring their stories further.
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Alvaro P May 01, 2020 2:23 pm UTC
Hi! In the first module, Maid in waterdeep , I find heks Vand intentions a bit confusing.

The adventure background says :
"Vand has ordered his men to cut out her tongue as a sacrifice to his patron. He gloated to Lily that Sanger’s tongue was forfeit at the next full moon, in two tenday’s time."

The end of the adventure is very clear in the fact that, Sanger has already lost her voice:
“I’m Lily. I’m sorry I got you into this mess, but I’m not sorry to have met you. I will cherish the memory of hearing you sing aboard that caravel, and I am at your service.”

And also:

"if the party chooses to restore Sanger’s voice, reward each player with an additional 50 to 100 XP."

What seems confusing to me is that Heks Band is not clear about what are his intentions with Sanger, I assume he will take her life on the full moon as a sacrifice to his patron and is glad to offer some more souls when Lily and the...See more
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Luke R June 07, 2020 8:36 pm UTC
Yeah I was also super disappointed by this adventure, it seems a really poor start to the compilation.
1) Like you said, all of Heks Vand's motivations are so strange, why wait to cut out a tongue? Why is he just waiting for Lily?
2) The story feels so forced as a reversal of the little mermaid's lose-a-voice-gain-legs storyline
3) Lily has heard Sanger's voice and saved her life and is now gonna risk everything
4) Sanger is such a bad name for a female bard. Its way too on the nose and not feminine.

Just feels so weird.

I've modified it so that long ago Heks Vand agreed to give Lily legs so she could be with Sanger, her lover, in exchange for an unknown price at a later date. Sanger, a popular bard and performer, has begun spreading tales of Heks Vand's magical powers. Heks in response stole away Sanger's voice as his unknown price, and at the next full moon Sanger will perish. Now Lily wants to get the beautiful voice back from Heks. They can sneak into Heks...See more
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Tim B April 01, 2020 4:53 pm UTC
Part 2 of my review is (finally) up!
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Alisa P December 02, 2019 9:40 pm UTC
I would like to order all of the latest (,123) in paper and computer. I am in need of pricing ( I'm in Pensacola fl so I'll also need shipping. I can only order tomorrow would you be willing to extend the sale for me? Please? Thank you! They look awesome, they are for my son...he will be thrilled
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Ashley W December 05, 2019 3:07 am UTC
Hi Alisa! Each book is $45, which gets you the hardcover and the PDF versions. Will you send me an email so I can help you figure out shipping costs?
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Robert M November 28, 2019 11:40 pm UTC
Is there a guide to how long the differing adventures will take? Do they all take say 2 hours or it varies?
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Amanda L December 01, 2019 10:48 pm UTC
I believe they are designed to be played in one to two sessions depending on the table. Most will only take a few hours, but they vary.
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