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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
  • Catherine 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

Volume II arrives in May 2019! Follow #UncagedAnthology on social media for updates and announcements!

For questions/media inquiries, email ashleywarrenwrites@gmail.com

 
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SP S April 20, 2019 2:04 am UTC
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I wish I knew before I bought this that it was so heavy on the neomarxism . DM's Guild needs better descriptions for some their content. I play and GM ttrpg to get away from the trappings of irl. Not marinate in it 24-7.
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Alex C April 20, 2019 3:16 pm UTC
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Do you get a dollar if you drop neomarxism in a sentence
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SP S April 20, 2019 6:48 pm UTC
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I wish. it would have helped offset the cost of the book.
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Alex C April 21, 2019 3:10 pm UTC
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Well next time make sure you read the description that very clearly describes what’s in the product, ie “Each original adventure subverts tropes around a female mythological creature or monster.” I’m sorry that you will be unable to use this product in your home game that is entirely devoid of any form of politics or controversy.
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Madeline A April 08, 2019 10:29 pm UTC
Is there any plan to make some or all of these adventures Adventurer's League-legal (or maybe future volumes)? I sometimes run women and/or LGBTQ+ specific AL tables and would love to have these as a resource.
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Amanda L April 16, 2019 9:01 pm UTC
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Not currently.
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Madeline A April 18, 2019 3:27 am UTC
Ah well. Thanks anyway.
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Jeff V April 08, 2019 3:35 am UTC
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Any word on when the problem will be fixed for iOS devices? I am really excited to see the artwork and the maps.
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Ashley W April 08, 2019 5:02 am UTC
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Hi Jeff! Will you email the OneBookshelf team about your issue? lysa@onebookshelf.com
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Peter T April 08, 2019 1:57 am UTC
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I purchased the PDF some days before the hardcover release. Am I still eligible for a hardcover discount?
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Ashley W April 08, 2019 5:01 am UTC
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Hey Peter! Please email me: ashleywarrenwrites@gmail.com :)
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Daniel S April 07, 2019 6:44 pm UTC
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That's how you do a 'printer friendly' version! Great material.
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Albert R April 06, 2019 5:23 pm UTC
Does this pdf contain separate map files that I can use on roll20?
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Amanda L April 16, 2019 9:03 pm UTC
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There is a pdf of printer-friendly maps that could possibly be scanned in, but there are not roll20 specific files.
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Ashley W April 17, 2019 5:31 pm UTC
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Hey Albert! We'll be sure to make a file with the separate maps. It's also on the agenda for future volumes. Thanks for your input!
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William T April 04, 2019 3:05 am UTC
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I'm interested in this book, but I am concerned about the content warnings mentioned at the beginning of the book, as seen in the preview. Could one of the creators or purchasers let me know what the specific content warnings are?
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Amanda L April 04, 2019 7:45 am UTC
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The content warnings do not apply to every adventure. Each adventure has any applicable content warnings listed, although many of the adventures do not have a need for a content warning. These content warnings range from snakes to forest fires to sexism to domestic violence to infanticide to suicide with a lot of variety in between. However, most content warnings are unique to a single module and, again, many modules did not require a content warning at all. Is this sufficient or would you prefer a complete breakdown of warnings by module?
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William T April 04, 2019 8:49 am UTC
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Thank you for your response, Amanda L, that's helpful to know. A big question I have is whether sexual assault is in any of the content warnings.
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Amanda L April 05, 2019 4:18 am UTC
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Abuse, PTSD, and domestic abuse are all content warnings included on one or two modules. However, sexual assault is not a content warning for any module.
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William T April 05, 2019 6:06 am UTC
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Ok, thank you very much for letting me know.
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Ashley W April 05, 2019 2:08 pm UTC
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Hi William! Amanda, thanks so much for sharing this information -- I'm sorry for my delayed response. William, I plan on adding the content warnings to the title listing; that should be updated this weekend, and we'll be sure to include those on the listings going forward. :) Thank you both!
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William T April 14, 2019 5:21 am UTC
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Hi Ashley, thank you for your response, I just purchased the PDF and Hardcover! However, I don't see content warnings on the title listing for this product, but maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place. Just thought I would let you know. Thank you for doing this, and keep up the good work! :)
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Ashley W April 17, 2019 5:32 pm UTC
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Hi William, sorry for the delay — the content warnings are included in the title listing now. Sorry for the delay on that but I hope that helps! When our next volume is out, we'll be sure to include those the day of release. Cheers!
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Forrest S March 31, 2019 4:57 pm UTC
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All the images and maps are missing from my PDF (Vol1_V4). Is there a version with the art?

Very excited to get my hard copy and start running these adventures!
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Forrest S March 31, 2019 5:17 pm UTC
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"The Lauma" is also missing from the ZIP file.
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Ashley W March 31, 2019 7:24 pm UTC
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Hey Forrest! We're having an issue with the PDF not showing images on iOS devices. Can you send an email to lysa@onebookshelf.com?

The Lauma is a two-page illustration and not technically an adventure. We're working on making a print-friendly version of the stat block.

Thanks!
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Forrest S March 31, 2019 8:36 pm UTC
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Can do, thanks for getting back so quickly!
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Jeremy R April 02, 2019 7:53 am UTC
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I came here to report the same problem. Specifically, the images in the adventure don’t display in iBooks for iPad, but do display fine in Acrobat reader on the same iPad, in case that helps.
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Forrest S April 11, 2019 6:13 pm UTC
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Thanks for the heads up. I haven't tried on an iOS device yet. But, on my MacBook, it was not displaying in Preview but was fine in Chrome.
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David P March 29, 2019 1:15 am UTC
Can you give me a breakdown of the 25 adventures by tiers?
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Amanda L March 30, 2019 7:09 am UTC
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In this volume, there are 14 tier 1, 6 tier 2, 4 tier 3 and 1 tier 4.
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Ashley W March 28, 2019 1:52 am UTC
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Hello everyone! The print edition of volume 1 is available now! If you purchased the PDF and need a discount for the hardcover, we are currently working with DMs Guild to make sure everyone gets their codes. If you have any questions, you can email me: ashleywarrenwrites@gmail.com. Thank you! <3
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Tim S March 28, 2019 5:05 am UTC
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Great! Most def want to pick up a hard copy too!
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Josh B March 28, 2019 3:52 pm UTC
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Wonderful, thanks! I've quite enjoyed the digital copy and am looking forward to the hardcover.
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clive S March 27, 2019 7:17 pm UTC
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Just bought this,

A really great collection of adventures, well worth purchasing.

I really like the way the adventures turn what is usually just a monster into a personality.

The adventures on the Medusa, and Succubus being really good examples.

What will the next volume encompass.
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Ashley W March 28, 2019 1:55 am UTC
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Thank you so much, Clive! We have some fun monsters in vol. 2, including rusalkas, lilitus, death knights, and more. :)
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Tim S March 26, 2019 5:44 am UTC
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Is it me or is anyone else missing The Lauma from the Printable Modules section of the PDF zip file?

PS - Very excited to read through these and run them at our public play events!
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Ashley W March 26, 2019 2:11 pm UTC
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Hey Tim! That whole spread is technically an illustration; I can try to make a print-friendly stat block to upload.

Thanks for your support! :)
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Tim S March 28, 2019 5:04 am UTC
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Oh, I thought it was a module as I was filing the PDFs. Thanks for the clarification.
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Bobby B March 24, 2019 4:24 pm UTC
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Not sure why, downloading on iPad Pro in google chrome but none of the artwork will load in my browser or in iBooks :(
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Ashley W March 24, 2019 7:47 pm UTC
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Hey Bobby! We reuploaded the PDF with new settings. Let me know if you continue to have any issues!
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Bobby B April 12, 2019 1:32 pm UTC
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Same issue persists, unable to view any art
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Ashley W April 12, 2019 4:21 pm UTC
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Hey Bobby! I'm sorry for your trouble! Can you shoot an email to lysa@onebookshelf.com?
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Gabriel M March 18, 2019 12:54 am UTC
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I just finished running "Lai of the Sea Hag" today for 2 level 4 characters. They had a complete blast. There was plenty of structure for me to jump right in, and things were loose enough that the party didn't have to stick to the railroad tracks. They had some extremely creative solutions to the situation. Really excellent and I can't wait to use more of the adventures!
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Ashley W March 18, 2019 4:11 pm UTC
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So glad to hear that, Gabriel! That's a terrific adventure! :) Excited to hear more about your party's future adventures.
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Maryska C March 28, 2019 1:42 pm UTC
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I'm so thrilled that you liked it! I had fun writing it. :)
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Thomas A March 15, 2019 2:22 pm UTC
Is there any possibility that all four volumes might be collected in a single hardcover once released, or would that be too enormous to be feasible?
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Ashley W March 15, 2019 2:28 pm UTC
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Hey Thomas! Each volume is around 250 pages, so a full anthology would be about a 1,000 page tome. I am not actually sure if we could even print something that big through our current printer. But we can maybe do a special edition of it or something -- so I won't say "no," but it might not be something we can focus on for a little bit. :) Each separate volume will have a hardcover edition, if that helps!
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Thomas A March 15, 2019 4:26 pm UTC
Okay, that's what I suspected. No worries, that just means I'll look forward to eventually having all four volumes on my bookshelf. Thanks so much for putting together this amazing project!
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Ashley W March 17, 2019 5:53 am UTC
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Thank you for the support and enthusiasm!! <3
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Kelsey D March 13, 2019 9:18 pm UTC
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I'm not able to leave a review because I'm a publisher, so I'll just come over to this side and say I would have left it five stars and a heartfelt endorsement. This is the first time I've seen such a diverse group of people write D&D work reflecting their own worldview and experiences, and it makes this a landmark, historic moment in DMs Guild and D&D publishing. Plus, we have a book of just fantastic adventures on top of those elements. I don't often talk publicly about my identity because I don't want it to be seen as a reason (or not) to engage with me, but I'm a lesbian, and it feels good to finally be "seen" in a work like this and unequivocally celebrated. Uncaged isn't about agenda, shock value, or anything besides telling stories from a perspective that many of the contributors share and all of them respect. Thank you to everyone who put their experiences, heart, and storytelling into Uncaged.
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Ashley W March 14, 2019 5:08 pm UTC
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We love you Kelsey! <3
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Kelsey D March 14, 2019 7:59 pm UTC
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Same back at ya!! <3
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