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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

Notebook and Pen
 

Published Work

Games, Adventures, and Supplements

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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!

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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. 

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Villains & Lairs IV: the Dead, Damned, and Decaying

September, 2019

Expand your game with this collection of 40 unique NPCs of various Challenge Ratings, ten of which include maps and details of their lairs. Add these NPCs as a side-quest, a main villain, a one-shot, a bounty for easy money, or however else you wish.

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Mistkickers: Sidekicks of Ravenloft

September, 2019

MISTKICKERS is a DMsguild community project of gothic horror sidekicks guaranteed to make your life a misery. 

With 20 archetypes, you need never be alone again.

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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.

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It's Dangerous to Go Alone

September, 2019

Created specifically for the Scarred Lands, but compatible with any 5e setting, It's Dangerous to Go Alone is a collection of non-playable characters (NPCs) and trainable baby monsters to help protect you on your journey through the dangerous waters of the Blood Sea.

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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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Bearthazar's House of Familiars

August, 2019

Welcome, one and all, to Bearthazar's House of Familiars



Over 50 new familiars, companions and critters for your 5th edition game. 

  • Find the perfect pet, from familiar animals like Sloths to bizarre new creatures like the Teacup Chimaera, the Rug Mule and the Man Drake

  • Haggle with Mr Bearthazar over the price (naturally) and purchase from his suggested upgrades (such as changes in colour, fluffy baskets, or other miscellanea)

  • Learn the secret formula to summon your familiar once more should it perish (or if you kick it off a cliff for eating all your rations)

  • New Ranger Companions, Wizarding Familiars, Pact of the Chain Beasties and Unique or Powerful Companions are all included inside

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Morty Corgi's Scroll of Mysteries

August, 2019

Morty Corgi’s Scroll of Mysteries is an expansion for Realms of Pugmire and includes:

• New Breeds, Callings and Houses
• New Backgrounds
• New Masterworks
• New Enemies and NPCs to populate your Realms of Pugmire campaign
• Dozens of new Tricks, Secrets, and Spells.

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Cat Burglar

August, 2019

There is probably no race so suited for burglary as the tabaxi, and well-heeled tabaxi are embarrassed to admit it. Every family has their black cat, however, and many tabaxi have answered the nighttime call to criminality. Acrobats, assassins, appraisers, and thieves, they take to the roofs of cities to steal what they can and vanish into the night.

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Friends, Foes, and Other Fine Folks

August, 2019

Friends, Foes and Other Fine Folks is a collection of 58 NPCs who represent the diverse community that plays 5th edition dungeons and dragons. This includes, but is not limited to, representations of various genders, races, physical characteristics, orientations, personalities and disabilities.

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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

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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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Grandmother Crookbesom's Book of Hags

June, 2019

Wicked godmothers, canny predators or classic malicious crones, Grandmother Crookbesom’s Book of Hags has something for you.

With a diverse gaggle of 13 cackling witches, each with an array of plans from the petty to the momentous, we give you the gift of over 50 interactions to add a hag into your next adventure.

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College of Caterwauling

June, 2019

Designed to feature the unique assets of the tabaxi performer but open to all, he College of Caterwauling focuses primarily on the voice.


A graduate of the College of Cauterwauling can unsheathe their claws to strike fear into the bravest hearts, torment the most stalwart minds, and possess their enemies’ very souls. 


This subclass also contains 2 Caterwauling NPCs. 

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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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Savage Encounters: Villains & Lairs 2

April, 2019

Revolutionize your game with this collection of 28 villainous NPCs, from small fry to world-ender, eight of which include maps and details of their lairs. Sinister side-quests, terrifying overlords, bounties, one-shots and more lie in wait for you inside. If that weren't enough, each NPC includes an image, backstory, motives, flaws, and a curated stat block. Some even include new magic items! Plus, you can download the maps!

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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. 

 
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"Revolution is not a one-time event"

Audre Lorde

 

Upcoming Projects

Hints of Mystery and Mayhem

Misty Woodland
River in Autumn
Fortune Telling Cards

The Book of Seasons: Volumes 1& 2

Winter 2019

The two Seasons anthologies contain 40 one-shot (short) adventures for Dungeons & Dragons 5e revolving around a specific season or seasonal patron. They continue the previously established trope-flipping and diverse viewpoints established by Uncaged but add a festive twist. Featuring over 40 creators from the Uncaged Anthology series, this two-part anthology will be released in two volumes: Solstices and Equinoxes.

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

Winter, 2019

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

December, 2019

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.

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.

Secret Adventures Project

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An adorable adventure collection is coming your way shortly!

 
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