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*** The PRINT-ON-DEMAND (PoD) is NOW AVAILABLE!!! ***


“A fantastic resource for DMs that want to keep players on their toes or want stronger or weaker variants of certain monsters.”
- Comicbook.com

“Monster Manual Expanded does a fantastic job of lovingly recreating monsters that were sadly missing from 5e.”
- Nerdimmersion

“The variants are more than additional stats for DMs to memorize; they are reference materials that enhance the known lore of beloved creatures, giving more clues to their ecological life histories and/or societal structures.”
- Bob World Builder

“The creativity and attention to detail that went into this already make it a must-have companion to your MM.”
- D&D Character Lab

“It gives you a wealth of options at various levels which just creates more replayability. Very well done! Well worth your money!”
- Allthingslich


Monster Manual Expanded is a 320-page source of content that supplements the Monster Manual. It aims to provide Dungeon Masters more options and flexibility in designing adventures and dressing up their dungeons with a wider variety of creatures and characters that are based on the Monster Manual.  Finally, it also adds variants that provide a nostalgic and classic feel that DMs experienced with the older editions are probably familiar with.

In total, there are over 470 creature stat blocks in this book at the Dungeon Master's disposal!  

Richdalich Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQJGw0GSIX8

RogueWatson Review: https://youtu.be/3zE_LQ2dkos

Need Virtual Tabletop Tokens that use the book's art? Grab them from DrivethruRPG!

The FANTASY GROUNDS version is available here.

CoverBook SidesFire Giantshill giantsLamia NobleDeath KnightAbolethAarakocrasUmber HulksChimeraSuccubusDevilsSphinxesC


 
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Christian V August 07, 2022 11:43 am UTC
Hi. Do you know if there will be additional custom fees for getting the hardcover sent to Germany? From where is it printed and delivered?
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Dragonix M August 07, 2022 11:57 am UTC
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No, sorry. For that, you'll have to reach out to DM's Guild. What I do know is that if you're in Europe or Asia, the book will ship from the UK.
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Christian V August 09, 2022 9:40 am UTC
Thanks for the info! Unfortunately that now means a nice customs fee with the Brexit... :-(
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Clive S July 26, 2022 8:25 pm UTC
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Hi, is this Print On Demand Hard Cover the New 2E version
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Dragonix M July 26, 2022 10:50 pm UTC
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Yes.
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Clive S July 27, 2022 5:42 am UTC
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Excellent, I just bought it. I can't wait for The 2E of the Monster Manual Expanded II. Any idea when (approx) that will be.
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Dragonix M July 27, 2022 7:35 am UTC
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I can't give an exact date. MME2 2e is still a long way off due to the amount of artwork still needed. However, I might release an early version by late September, and then just make an update once every month.
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Selim T July 22, 2022 12:21 pm UTC
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Why is the Legendary Death Knighths Fear Aura a DC save of 13?
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Dragonix M July 22, 2022 12:30 pm UTC
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It shouldn't. It should be DC 19.
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Dragonix M July 22, 2022 9:50 am UTC
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Updated to 2.05. Aligned with PoD edition.
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emma B July 21, 2022 4:59 pm UTC
Is there a french edition?
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Dragonix M July 21, 2022 9:29 pm UTC
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No, sorry.
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Dragonix M July 15, 2022 1:57 pm UTC
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Update version 2.04:
- Fixed a few typos
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Jeremy H July 01, 2022 12:09 am UTC
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Hi there! is there any sort of resource or listing where I can see the creatures in this book sorted by terrain type?
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Dragonix M July 01, 2022 4:00 am UTC
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You can use the same listing presented in the Monsters by Environment in the Dungeon Master's Guide.
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Dragonix M June 27, 2022 6:40 am UTC
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Update version 2.03:
- Fixed a few typos
- Minor layout fixes
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William E June 25, 2022 4:39 pm UTC
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Good morning. I have a quick question regarding the Kobold Dragonwrought Sorcerer on p. 166 (167 pdf), I notice that perception has a +4, but the proficiency bonus is a +2. The creature's wisdom score of 11 does not offer a bonus. Should the Perception actually be a +2?
Also, I noticed in the quickened spell description, the text mentions that the giant may spend 2 sorcery points. I imagine that should read Kobold.
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Dragonix M June 26, 2022 5:04 am UTC
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Yes, we will have this fixed in the next update.
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William E June 26, 2022 8:38 pm UTC
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No worries. Awesome product and will continue to suggest it.
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Duncan C June 24, 2022 7:07 pm UTC
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I wish you could put your books out for Foundry VTT.
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Dragonix M June 26, 2022 5:05 am UTC
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I wish that as well, but DMs Guild currently has an exclusivity deal with Fantasy Grounds.
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Marcus P June 01, 2022 2:50 pm UTC
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I purchased the POD versions of the MME I & II, what are the changes in the new version? I was not planning to repurchase the book for the changes. I love both and have purchased the MME III in pdf!
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Dragonix M June 26, 2022 5:07 am UTC
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New artwork and stat block format/styles and standards to match the new version used in Monsters of the Multiverse.

You can find more info here: https://www.facebook.com/DragonixDnD
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Daniel T June 01, 2022 11:14 am UTC
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Any possible window for when the updated POD will be released. I'd very much like to have the money ready and waiting.
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Dragonix M June 01, 2022 11:26 am UTC
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Hi Daniel, I can't give an exact date yet except for a time window. I am looking at the 3rd quarter of 2022. The materials are already with the developer who prepares them for print-on-demand and that process can take several weeks. After that, it still needs to be sent to DMs Guild for proofing and testing. That will take several more weeks.
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Jacob W July 05, 2022 2:35 pm UTC
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Don't mean to be a bother, but have there been any updates on the proofing or overall status of the POD?
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Dragonix M July 05, 2022 4:07 pm UTC
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Yes, I just received the first test print last week and there's an error with the page footers (getting cut). So we're working on a fix and we will have to go do the same process again (which takes at least month).
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PC M July 18, 2022 7:46 am UTC
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Thanks for keeping us updated! I have been checking this page every few weeks because I LOVE my MME3 and can't wait to add a pair of companion volumes to my shelf.
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Dragonix M May 22, 2022 1:17 am UTC
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Final Update version 2.02 is now available!
- New artwork!
- Legendary Dread Wraith Lair Actions
- Layout improvements
- Minor fixes
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Eric F May 22, 2022 12:51 pm UTC
Hey oh! Will your MME series be updated in the new 2.0 reprint on the Fantasy Grounds Unity format? I'm eager to het them as .mod files :D
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Dragonix M May 22, 2022 11:23 pm UTC
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Hi Eric. That is something you will have to ask the FG authors (Rob Twohy and co.) but I believe that is what they are doing now.
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Clive S May 21, 2022 5:17 am UTC
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Hi Dragonix, love your Monster Manual Expanded books, have bought them all, both PDF, POD and Fantasy Grounds Mods of all 3, and I cannot wait for Monster Manual Expanded I & II updated to be available as POD. I saw on Nerdimmersion you are working on Monster Manual Expanded IV. Is there anywhere I can find out more about your next project as I would love to buy that when it becomes available.
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Dragonix M May 21, 2022 5:38 am UTC
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Hi Clive! Of course, I remember you! :)

For updates about my future and ongoing projects, you can check my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DragonixDnD), Twitter (https://twitter.com/DM_Dragonix), or my Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/dm_dragonix).

FYI, MME4 is still a long way off (targeting a late 2023 release date) but I am steadily building the content for it. It's the time to do the artwork and the funding for it that is keeping the process long unfortunately. In the meantime, I am focusing on Deadly Denizens on Patreon to help me get some funding and speed up the process. Hopefully in the coming months it gets to a point where I can make significant progress on MME4. :)
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Michael H May 22, 2022 4:47 pm UTC
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Did you consider running a kickstarter for it ? That would accelerate getting the funds for the artwork ;)
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Neil B May 22, 2022 5:00 pm UTC
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Due to the licensing restrictions of the dmsguild I can only imagine that Kickstarter would not be a viable option. All sales of the product have to happen through the dmsguild as you need to pay the license fee to Wizards to use their copyrighted material. The only way to avoid that would be to make MME IV using only open content which I imagine is not Dragonix's intent as that would then prevent it from being sold on the dmsguild alongside the other volumes.
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Michael H May 22, 2022 11:29 pm UTC
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There are kickstarters that make their pdfs available via DriveThruRPG as fulfillment, no idea if this is possible with DMsGuild as well and what the options for physical books are.

As to only using open content making it impossible to sell on DMG, I would be surprised if it did. To me it was more ‘if you use closed content it has to be sold here’.
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Dragonix M May 22, 2022 11:39 pm UTC
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Neil, I think what Michael meant was Kickstarter for Dragonix's Deadly Denizens, which is another book but using OGL (currently released in a monthly issue series via Patreon) to help me get some funding for MME2 art.

I did consider KS but it was not a good idea to start one yet considering I don't have a mailing list and website yet aside from my FB and Twitter account, which wouldn't be enough. And I definitely can't promote it from DM's Guild and my products here. So I decided to start with Patreon first and slowly build a mailing list from there. I can still use Kickstarter to do DDD, but I want to at least finish half the book first so I have something to show before I consider it.
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Dragonix M May 22, 2022 11:49 pm UTC
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Micheal, if you meant KS to fund MME4, then yeah, Neil is correct. I can't do that due to DMG's license.
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Dragonix M May 22, 2022 11:52 pm UTC
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Michael, didn't see your earlier message when I responded. Yes, you can use KS to fund an OGL product and then release it through DTRPG. You can't do it with DMG though.
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David B May 16, 2022 8:01 pm UTC
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Is it possible to get on a list to be notified when the print version can be ordered?
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Dragonix M May 16, 2022 8:09 pm UTC
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Yes, you can. Just click on the check box 'You are Following Dragonix' on the left side panel of this page, under 'Follow your Favorites.'

You can also follow or like my Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/DragonixDnD) and my Twitter (https://twitter.com/DM_Dragonix) so you can get the latest updates.
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Andrea A May 13, 2022 1:40 am UTC
Il manuale è in lingua Italiana?
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Dragonix M May 16, 2022 8:08 pm UTC
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No, sorry, Andrea. It's in English only.
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