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PRINT-ON-DEMAND/HARDCOVER NOTE: The PoD/Hardcover option will be available by the 3rd quarter of 2022.

Monster Manual Expanded is a 330-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!  

Nerd Immersion's Print-on-Demand Review: https://youtu.be/0XAzj2zh_QM

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

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

The FANTASY GROUNDS version available here.

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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
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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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
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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Saint B May 11, 2022 12:45 am UTC
I understand the Q3 will have the print on demand available; out of curiosity, why isn't it available now?
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Dragonix M May 11, 2022 12:55 am UTC
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We are still waiting for the last few art pieces to be completed this month. And then afterward we have to send the document to be prepared for print on demand. That process might take a month or so to complete. And once that's done, we send the materials to DMs Guild to check and approve. That may take a week or two. Once approved, we then have to order a test copy. That needs to be printed, which may take a couple of weeks or over a month. And then shipped to me for a final inspection. That takes another couple of weeks. If there are no issues, then it becomes available for PoD. Hence, 3rd quarter 2022.
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Kevin S May 16, 2022 12:25 am UTC
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Will this art get added into the PDF version, in a 2.0 fashion or is it only intended for the physical copy?
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Dragonix M May 16, 2022 12:35 am UTC
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95% of the new artwork has already been added to the pdf version. If you already own the pdf, you only need to download the updated version.
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Liz M April 24, 2022 4:04 am UTC
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Saw on Twitter yesterday that you were launching a Patreon soon. Is there any idea yet what the general price range for the tiers would be?
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Dragonix M April 24, 2022 4:19 am UTC
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Hi Liz! Thanks for asking! I posted and pinned an FAQ image that has the title called Dragonix's Deadly Denizens. The basic info, including the tier prices, is in there. :)

Just go here: https://twitter.com/DM_Dragonix
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Dragonix M April 24, 2022 4:41 am UTC
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You can also check it on my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/DragonixDnD.
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Matthew G April 17, 2022 5:27 pm UTC
When will the print on demand format be available again?
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Dragonix M April 18, 2022 12:27 am UTC
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3rd quarter of 2022.
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Dragonix M April 16, 2022 3:58 pm UTC
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Just to give an overall update about artwork, the current version now has 130 new artwork replacements! A few more will arrive with the final update next month!
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Dragonix M April 13, 2022 9:11 pm UTC
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The next update will be released on April 15!

What's new?
- over 26 new artwork replacements
- new stat block (spined devil crippler)
- new lair actions (vampire lord)
- stat block changes (packmasters, shambling mound, sprite keeper of the grove, bone devil, chain devil, greater cockatrice, worg)
- new descriptive texts (sahuagins)
- balance fixes (balor, pit fiend, driders)
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Dragonix M April 13, 2022 9:24 pm UTC
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*NOTE: The PDF price will increase from $24.99 to $29.99 (final). If you haven't gotten a copy yet, please do so before April 15.
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Cas C March 18, 2022 4:51 pm UTC
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Really great book! Love the 2nd edition!

On Page 39 (Cambions), in the descriptive text it lists Hell Knight twice and doesn't describe the Warlock.
On Page 52 (Crawling Claws), "Unusual Nature. The crawling claw doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep." is floating on the page, it is not listed in either of the stat blocks.
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Dragonix M March 18, 2022 5:01 pm UTC
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Thank you, Cas.

The cambions have already been fixed.

Good catch on the crawling claws. It was originally intended that way but I'll edit it.
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Cas C March 18, 2022 6:05 pm UTC
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Awesome! Keep up the great work!
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Nathaniel L March 16, 2022 5:24 pm UTC
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Hey, I was just curious about the Gnoll Shaman of Yeenoghu. Its description and the accompanying image imply that the creature has the ability to summon hyenas similar to the Gnoll Huntmaster, but the stat block for the Gnoll Shaman doesn't actually include such an ability. It instead has the Teeth Volley ability which isn't referenced at all in the description.
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Nathaniel L March 16, 2022 9:31 pm UTC
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Hi again. I also noticed that in the Gnoll Matriarch statblock, the damage for the Greataxe attack is listed as 1d8 bludgeoning instead of 1d12 slashing.
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Dragonix M March 17, 2022 2:18 am UTC
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Thank you, Nathaniel. We forgot to update the descriptive text to match the new statblocks. Should be fixed in the next update.

The greataxe damage has already been fixed as well.

We appreciate the heads up. Please let us know if you find any other issues.
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