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Monster Manual Expanded (5E)

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

"Monster Manual Expanded has plenty that should spark a player's imagination. From enormous mimics to mind flayer assassins to succubi with bardic abilities, there's plenty of monsters to add to a DM's arsenal and turn a good encounter into an instantly memorable one. Best of all, none of the monsters feel overpowered or unbalanced, so DMs can toss these creatures into their campaigns instantly with minimal prep involved." - Comicbook.com (https://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/03/02/dungeons-and-dragons-monster-manual-expanded/)

"The creativity and attention to detail that went into this already makes it must have companion to your MM... you should buy this book and watch your player's jaws drop when monsters they thought they knew prove capable of so much more!"DnD Character Lab (https://www.patreon.com/dndcharacterlab)

"Monster Manual Expanded does a fantastic job of lovingly recreating monsters that were sadly missing from 5e... Whether you're looking to populate your homebrew world or just looking to make that 10th playthrough of Lost Mines of Phandelver a little more interesting, Monster Manual Expanded should be one of your go to resources." - Nerdimmersion (http://www.nerdimmersion.com/)

Monster Manual Expanded is a 321-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!  

Table of Contents:

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Jason O February 16, 2020 6:10 pm UTC
I don't know if this has been caught, but the Young Behir as written is a CR17, not a 5.
To be a 5, it should be HD: 7d10+12 for 90 hp's (you have 12d20's). Breath should be 5d10 Avg 27, not 9d10 for 49.
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Dragonix N February 16, 2020 7:55 pm UTC
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Hi Jason. Thank you for pointing it out. Not sure how you got to CR 17, that's way off. There's just a typo on its HD. It should be 12d10 + 24 instead of 12d20. That still gives it an HP of 90 (which is correctly listed). With its abilities counted in, it has an effective AC of 15, average damage per round of 54 ([15+18, 15+18, 49+49]/3), and an effective attack bonus of +7 which puts it at CR 6. I was off by 1 CR and will have this fixed in the next update.
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Jason O February 16, 2020 8:52 pm UTC
Remember that the breath is doubled because it affects 2 people.

Admittedly I got the CR from here:

https://5e.tools/crcalculator.html
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Dragonix N February 16, 2020 9:20 pm UTC
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Yes, exactly. That's why the breath damage is calculated twice (see damage breakdown above) in the average of 3 rounds.
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ali B February 07, 2020 9:23 am UTC
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Honestly this is what I wanted and I would support this for a hardcover final product, it has many missing monsters from the Official monster manual
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Brandon A January 22, 2020 10:52 am UTC
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Do you happen to have both this and Vol II as a JSON or DNDappfile? I use a few apps for my game that use these files and it would be great to be able to use both your manuals in them.
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Jeffrey K January 20, 2020 5:43 pm UTC
Does anyone know if there is a Gamemaster 5 (iPhone app) XML version of this available?
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January 20, 2020 2:35 am UTC
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A Fantastic resource, as is volume 2

1.POD for both please
2. Update older edition monsters that got left behind to 5e please.
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Christopher B December 30, 2019 3:51 am UTC
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I am not sure if the changes carried over from version 1.16b to version 1.17. I noticed the "intimidate" (instead of "intimidation") skill is still showing in the Body Guard, Body Guard Elite and Kenku Gang Boss stat block.
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Dragonix N December 30, 2019 4:42 am UTC
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thanks, fixed now. not sure how I missed those as I remember doing a change all. chalk it up to x'mas hangover then. :P
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Dragonix N December 28, 2019 1:13 pm UTC
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Version 1.17 is out.
- fixed 'Intimidate' skill
- fixed mummy ettin creature type
- fixed various typos
- minor layout enhancements
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Nathaniel L November 26, 2019 7:23 am UTC
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The skill name "Intimidate" should be "Intimidation". I noticed a number of these in the stat blocks for giants, but I'd hazard a guess that the skill appears in other stat blocks as well. :)
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Dragonix N November 26, 2019 6:30 pm UTC
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thanks nate. i'll have them fixed by next update.
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Terrelle S November 08, 2019 4:37 am UTC
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HI! Fantastic content btw, however I noticed on pg. 102, under the description for "Zuggtmoy-touched Shrieker, the 2nd sentence "The shrieker attracts the attention of any creature that wanders into range of its piercing screech, making itself a "traget", the last word is misspelled, and should read "target".
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Dragonix N November 08, 2019 4:54 am UTC
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Hi Terrelle! Thanks! This will be fixed in the next update!
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Dragonix N November 03, 2019 4:07 am UTC
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Version 1.16b now available.
- added clickable shortcut links on main table of contents (just the letters for now)
- fixed kraken stats
- fixed bear multiattack text
- fixed hydra darkvision
- improved artwork images (should pop more now)

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Dragonix N November 01, 2019 1:56 am UTC
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Monster Manual Expanded II is finally out and available!!!

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/293658?affiliate_id=1138250
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Jeff I October 22, 2019 8:48 pm UTC
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This has been my go-to book from the moment I got it, extraordinary!! Is there any chance the ToC could get hyperlinked, or just with page numbers? Amazing work on this!
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Dragonix N October 22, 2019 9:19 pm UTC
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Hi Jeff! I'm glad you like it, and hopefully you'll find the next one also as good. ;)

Ok, I'll try to work on it when I get some vacation time. Please give me until after the X'mas holidays!

I'm currently finishing the next book and will be busy the next several weeks.

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Jeff I October 25, 2019 2:53 pm UTC
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Looking forward to the next book! And sure thing, no pressure! :-)
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Dragonix N November 01, 2019 10:18 am UTC
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Monster Manual Expanded II is finally out and available!

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/293658?affiliate_id=1138250
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Pia P October 15, 2019 7:05 pm UTC
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So sorry for all these questions, the cave bear and dire bear - the multiattack says two attacks, one with its b i t e and two with its claws? So three attacks or a combo of one b i t e and one claw or two claws?
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Dragonix N October 16, 2019 2:28 am UTC
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Thats a typo. It should read "the bear makes three attacks." Will fix it in the next update.
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Dragonix N November 01, 2019 10:18 am UTC
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Hi Pia, just fyi, Monster Manual Expanded II is finally out and available!!!

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/293658?affiliate_id=1138250
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Pia P October 13, 2019 8:39 pm UTC
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The Young Kraken - shouldn't the XXX only have a reach of 5 ft like the standard Kraken?
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Pia P October 13, 2019 8:56 pm UTC
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Hmm think I got censured :) - the b i t e
and is the escape DC for the tentacle still 18 or should that be 15 like the DC for fling?
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Dragonix N October 13, 2019 9:22 pm UTC
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Looks like I forgot to update those stats so good catch. The DC though for the tentacle grab and fling is DC 16, calculated as 8 + the strength modifier (same as in the monster manual, no proficiency bonus).

The regurgitate DC should be DC 20 as well, and not DC 15. Will fix these in the next update after I release Monster Manual Expanded II.
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Pia P October 15, 2019 8:09 pm UTC
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Is the lightning storm also a DC 16 then?
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Dragonix N October 16, 2019 2:24 am UTC
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Pia P October 11, 2019 9:43 pm UTC
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Just need to know if the different Hydra's darkvision is a mistake or intentional? They all have 10 ft darkvision and the standard Hydra has 60 ft.
And are they supposed to be unaligned instead of neutral?
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Dragonix N October 13, 2019 9:22 pm UTC
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Hi Pia,

Good catch. Those are typos, except for the gulguthydra, which should be neutral. Will fix in the next update.
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Dragonix N September 22, 2019 12:51 am UTC
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Version 1.16 is now up.

- Fixed Yuan-ti abomination DC and text area to show complete longbow attack description.
- Refined all descriptions of Burst Forth ability
- Refined all descriptions of Cleaving Swing ability
- Various minor text refinements
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