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Uncaged | Volume I


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 a digital download, with a hardcover book coming very soon! (Sign up at to be the first to hear when the hardcover edition is available! NOTE: If you purchase the PDF, you'll get a discount code to apply to your hardcover purchase.)

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

  • A special foreword by Jasmine Bhullar, star of Relics and Rarities!

Uncaged cover on a tablet and two interior screenshots

Volume I

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

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

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

For questions/media inquiries, email

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Gabriel M March 18, 2019 12:54 am UTC
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
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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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
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
Thank you for the support and enthusiasm!! <3
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Kelsey D March 13, 2019 9:18 pm UTC
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
We love you Kelsey! <3
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Kelsey D March 14, 2019 7:59 pm UTC
Same back at ya!! <3
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Kyle K March 12, 2019 10:09 pm UTC
Does Tiers 1-4 mean all the adventures in this are geared towards PCs level 1-4, or do you mean D&D Adventurers League tiers, where 1-4 would span PC levels 1-20?
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Ashley W March 12, 2019 10:19 pm UTC
Hey Kyle! It's the same as the AL tiers -- the adventures are designed for APLs from 1-20. Each is designed for a specific range of levels (usually no more than 3 levels). We use the same tier system as DMs Guild.
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Jack K March 12, 2019 9:09 pm UTC
So far I like the book, but I do have one complaint. I'm not sure if it's intentional or not, but the complete PDF only has two bookmarks, one for the cover and one for the second page. I can make my own bookmarks, but I'd really appreciate having a fully bookmarked PDF. Regardless, this is some great work and well worth the price.
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Ashley W March 12, 2019 9:22 pm UTC
Hi Jack! Thanks for your feedback! I can definitely implement bookmarks in the PDF. I'll be sure to do that before we release an update. :)
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Jack K March 12, 2019 9:31 pm UTC
Thank you for the fast reply! Still reading, but I'm really looking forward to volume 2 now.
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Jubsten M March 12, 2019 8:41 pm UTC
I would really love to use this in my current campaign but we're running Pathfinder. How hard, if at all, would it be to translate these adventures?
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Caroline A March 12, 2019 9:08 pm UTC
Since most of the stories follow more narrative beats, I should say it shouldn't be too terrible at all to translate them to Pathfinder, though depending on the one-shot and how customized the re-imagined creature is, your milage may vary. Each monster in the book has a Monster Manual equivalent, so at the very least, should be able to look up the same, if not similar creature, and tweak some things to align with the one-shot!
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Jubsten M March 12, 2019 10:57 pm UTC
Thanks for the quick response! Really excited to use this:)
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J. B March 12, 2019 7:23 pm UTC
Glad I saw this in this week's Dungeon Masters Guild newsletter. Insta-buy! Can't wait to run these adventures with my players!
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Jessica M March 12, 2019 8:49 pm UTC
Thank you so much for your support! Enjoy adventuring!
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Cassandra M March 12, 2019 5:24 pm UTC
The art is fantastic!
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Ashley W March 12, 2019 5:31 pm UTC
Thank you, Cassandra! We have a TERRIFIC group of artists involved!
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Jen V March 13, 2019 4:24 am UTC
Thank you, Cassandra!!! <3
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Jessica H March 12, 2019 3:23 pm UTC
Any word when the hardcover will be released? And how much it will be? I really love this book's sample, but enjoy hardcopies more than pdfs. ^-^
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Ashley W March 12, 2019 3:59 pm UTC
Should be any day now!! If you sign up at, you'll hear as soon as it's available. :) (Also, if you purchase the PDF, you'll get a discount for the hardcover.)
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Jessica H March 12, 2019 4:16 pm UTC
Oh sweet! Thank you :D
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Bryan H March 12, 2019 3:00 am UTC
Will there be a bundle discount if I get the PDF now and the Hardcover later? I *really* want it in a physical edition but I'm nto sure I want to wait.
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Ashley W March 12, 2019 3:05 am UTC
I don't believe I have control over offering a discount in that order but there will be a bundle that includes the hardcover with a discounted PDF. :) We're so excited that you're excited!
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Ashley W March 12, 2019 4:08 am UTC
Update! I am able to do this thanks to the awesome DMs Guild team. You must be opted in to receive emails from DMs Guild (which you can do under Account > Notifications > Select how I wish to be contacted by publishers). When the hardcover is available, you’ll get an email with the discount code.
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Rory O March 12, 2019 9:19 pm UTC
Ok. With that upset, I’m sold. I can’t wait to run these with my three teen(ish) daughters.
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Brian M March 13, 2019 5:14 pm UTC
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