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Writing by Jessica Marcrum

Fantasy & Feminism

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” 
― Maya Angelou

 

Published Work

Adventures and Adventure Compilations

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Book of Seasons: Solstices

December, 2019

Every season has its rituals, each celebration its deeper mysteries...

Book of Seasons: Solstices features 20 original adventures for Tiers 1-4, each featuring unique art, from the creators of the Uncaged Anthology, Eat the Rich, and Friends, Foes, and Other Fine Folk.

Solstices features adventures based on Summer and Winter themes. 

Book of Seasons: Solstices includes multiple new monsters, NPCs, magical items, and weird magic available in PDF and Premium Color hardcover. 

Producer and Contributor

Midwinter Ghost Stories

December, 2019

In the bleak midwinter

Frosty wind made moan

Winter is a terrifying time. The Victorians knew this, and told ghost stories around roaring fires to revel in the sense of safety and warmth in the face of the bitter cold outside… and whatever lurked in winter’s long shadows.

Continue the tradition with a series of eight short (1-2 hours) adventures set in Gothic Earth, a version of our own world in the nineteenth century, claimed and corrupted by the Mists of Ravenloft. 

Contributor

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A Day with the Fey

October, 2019

It all begins with the dryad's funeral...

Suddenly, your party is (quite possibly accurately) blamed for her death and forced to pay recompense by undergoing three trials under the watchful eye of of her dearest friends. The penalty for failure? Well, let's just say no one in the Feywild takes kindly to oathbreakers. 

Solo creator

Grimm Encounters III

October, 2019

Fear the Ten

If you need some horrifying and grotesque encounters for your table, look no further. This supplement is filled with 10 haunting encounters based on classic fairy tales from the Grimm Brothers and their contemporaries. These encounters are perfect for dropping into horror themed games, those set in Ravenloft or the Shadowfell, or for your yearly Halloween Special!

Contributor

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Beyond the Basics

September, 2019

Beyond the Basics is a companion book to the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rules created by Wizards of the Coast and includes 76 encounters featuring some of D&D's most recognizable and beloved creatures across 237 pages.

Contributor

Hope and Despair are Both Stars

July, 2019

A Scarred Lands Adventure for 4-6 players of APL 6-9

Political factions threaten to destroy an orc trading caravan and the fate of the Shumosh wolf-riders may be determined over a celebratory hearth. Tradition has guided the caravan for decades, though the younger generation struggles against its constraints, and something altogether more insidious may be at work. 

A Vengeance of the Shunned Side Quest

Solo creator, contributor to Vengeance of the Shunned series

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Uncaged Anthology: Volume 1

March, 2019

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


Uncaged is an ENnies nominated 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. 

Contributor

 

Supplements

 

College of Trick or Treat

October, 2019

As seen on DMsGuild Design Dash

The College of Trick or Treat is a bardic subclass for those looking to terrify their friends with outrageous disguises and then take all their candy when they're not looking. It's trick-or-treating bardic style!

Unplaytested!

Unpolished!

Unbalanced!

ALL FUN!

Solo creator

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Complete Games

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A Hero's Journey

November, 2019

Created for Galavant Jam, A Hero’s Journey is a role-playing game of fantasy, bravery, and song. Using a modified powered by the apocalypse system, 2-6 heroes and a director can befriend dragons, join a pirate crew, and find true love along the way.

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Dammit, Moon Moon

November, 2019

Howl, prance, and realize you're perfect, no matter how good of a wolf you are. Created for Moon Jam 2019.

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Erasure

August, 2019

Erasure is a social game of creeping horror and loss. It is a game of lies, truths, and the grey space between the two. Created for RainbowJam 2019, all donations go to the Trevor Project.

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Nekomancy

July, 2019

As many have often surmised, cats are the dominant species of this world. There is yet another world, far from this one, where cats walk upright and live in towers devoted to the study of spell craft. All cats have innate magic, but few choose to devote their life to studying it. These are the Nekomancers, and their world is one of sorcery and wonder. 

Welcome to the world of Nekomancy.

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Squad Goals

May, 2019

SQUAD GOALS is a Saturday morning cartoon styled game where a team of great women from world folklore and mythology combine their skills to solve a problem. Each Heroine is from a rich and vibrant culture, but they are all united by their powerful abilities and their sense of the greater good. Together, they are an unstoppable team.

 
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"Revolution is not a one-time event"

Audre Lorde

 

Upcoming Projects

Hints of Mystery and Mayhem

Image by Mikhail Vasilyev

Tabaxi Subclasses

Fall and Winter 2019

Cat-themed barbarians, druids, warlocks and more! Coming from the combined creative talents of Jessica Marcrum, Cat Evans, and David Markiwsky.

The Book of Seasons: Equinoxes

Winter, 2020

Every season has its rituals, each celebration its deeper mysteries...

Book of Seasons: Equinoxes features 20 original adventures for Tiers 1-4, each featuring unique art. Equinoxes features adventures based on Spring and Autumn themes. Featuring the work of over 50 international creators, the Book of Seasons: Equinoxes will be available from the DMsGuild in 2020.

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Uncaged Volume 4

Winter, 2019

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. 

The Village that Wept, a Level 7 adventure  featuring La Llorona

Uncaged Tarot

2020

A fully-illustrated tarot deck featuring Uncaged artists and Uncaged monsters. A must-have for tarot aficionados, art-lovers, and fantasy fans!

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Eat the Rich, Volume 3

2020

Eat the Rich is an upcoming series of adventure anthologies for D&D 5th Edition, to be published on DMs' Guild in November-December of 2019. Produced by Alicia Furness and Catherine Evans. 


The books will feature completely new adventures from a diverse range of authors and artists, all inspired by one goal: to take a long, hard, look at capitalism - in the real world and in fantasy - and offer up a better set of solutions... or at least some wish-fulfilling, tear-it-down, anarchy.

Secret Adventures Project

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An adorable adventure collection is coming your way shortly!

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