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Monster Manual Expanded (5E)

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Welcome to Christmas in July! In celebration, this digital title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our Christmas in July sale page.

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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Sophie G July 16, 2020 11:13 am UTC
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Hello Dragonix! Just found a few typos and issues you can take note to correct in future versions!
Bulette and not BULLETE (p. 37)
Young Green dragon (p. 80) Is missing its deception skill proficiency and has the acid immunity, but it must be poison, as the other green dragon :)
Awsome work, i love working with it. I am making a bestiary of my own, and you are my inspiration!
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Dragonix M July 16, 2020 11:44 am UTC
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Hi Sophie,

Thanks! No worries, these are already in the pipeline. I'll have them all fixed in the next pdf version after I've completed work in my current project.
Good luck on your bestiary! I'm honored and looking forward to it! :)
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Sophie G July 16, 2020 12:09 pm UTC
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Thanks! that is so kind of you to say!

I am glad these issues have already been noted :) I know now how much work it is to create a bestiary without any issues! If i find anything else, i'll keep you in touch!

Have a lovely day :)
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Nathan P July 14, 2020 11:50 pm UTC
I'm gonna have to wait on purchasing cause I'm moving lol
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Simon H July 10, 2020 4:41 am UTC
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Awesome books, have both hardcopies and they are beautiful.

Found a small issue on page 173 for the Lamia Noble, the last part of the description seems to be missing: "They almost never show their true" .... I just assumed it will say "form."
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Dragonix M July 11, 2020 7:03 am UTC
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Thank you Simon. I'll have it fixed in the next pdf update.
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Chris K July 07, 2020 6:18 pm UTC
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Phenomenal quality and variety - adds those missing creatures you want back from older editions, and also gives some upgraded mobs from the MM for quick use at higher levels. An absolute must to pick up!
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Ajhar E July 03, 2020 10:08 pm UTC
Hi! Looks like a great book! I am wondering how you made the stat blocks look soo professional.
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Chris K July 07, 2020 6:20 pm UTC
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Look up GM Binder - its a program that uses some programming codes to create 5th edition pages. It will have a walkthrough on the left side of the screen for those new or unfamiliar with coding. Very simple to learn, except for adding pictures. That has a bit of a learning curve.
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Dragonix M July 09, 2020 9:42 am UTC
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Hi Adjhar. I used Indesign and then did my very best to make them look as close as possible to the official books.
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Ajhar E July 10, 2020 12:11 am UTC
Thank you both. I will check both programs out.
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fredrik H June 24, 2020 9:03 pm UTC
Hi! I wonder what the shipping cost to sweden would be if i buy both the expanded monster manuals?
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Dragonix M June 26, 2020 7:16 am UTC
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Hi Fredrik. I am not sure how it would cost because I don't have access to shipping costs but I am sure it will be coming from the UK. You can find out for yourself by doing the order the process without progressing to the final stage.
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fredrik H June 27, 2020 5:14 pm UTC
Yes if the products ships from the UK there will be no problem at all :)
Thanks for reply!
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Terrelle S June 24, 2020 6:30 pm UTC
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Great books, have both in PDF. I did find one typo i believe. On page 290, on the Dread Wraith Lord. The challenge rating XP should be 10000XP not, 8,400XP
Also, on the PDF i downloaded, the Bookmark for the Dread Wraith, reads Dread "Wrait" along the sidebar.

Thanks!
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Dragonix M June 26, 2020 7:17 am UTC
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Thanks Terrelle! I will apply the fixes to the pdf in the next update.
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Kenneth H June 24, 2020 5:09 am UTC
I had both of these in my cart and was set to finalize, but $75 shipping is just too much. :(
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Dragonix M June 24, 2020 7:17 am UTC
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I am truly sorry to hear that. If I may ask, did you have shipping options? Or was that standard?
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Kenneth H June 24, 2020 8:18 pm UTC
I live in Puerto Rico, so ground shipping was not an option (it was $55). The $75 option was the cheapest one available to me, even though PR is domestic like any of the 50 states.
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Xander S June 23, 2020 4:09 pm UTC
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What is the expected delivery date for these products? Still waiting on the order to arrive at my house.
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Matthew A June 23, 2020 7:26 pm UTC
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Also awaiting any sort of update/delivery date for an order made from the U.S. on 6/03/20. Can we get a timetable for typical printing and shipping practices?
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Dragonix M June 23, 2020 7:33 pm UTC
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According to DM's Guild/OBS announcement regarding delays, the average turn-around time for hardcovers is 24 business days. More info from their front page link: https://medium.com/oneblogshelf/covid-19-update-from-onebookshelf-64f426297dd8

I am unfortunately to give you specific answers regarding shipping questions as I have no direct contact with DM's Guild's/OBS's shipping department or have any access to customer accounts. However, you can reach out to them here: https://support.dmsguild.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.

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Busty D June 20, 2020 9:06 pm UTC
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Congrats on reaching adamantine! Will you add anything to the book with that award? :=)
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Dragonix M June 21, 2020 2:39 am UTC
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hahaha :) thanks!
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Busty D June 21, 2020 8:12 am UTC
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Will you add more monsters? or is it a secret? ;)
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Dragonix M June 21, 2020 8:15 am UTC
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Oh, you were serious. I only promised to add creatures until Mithral, and only in MME2. And even if I did, I can't anymore sorry. The books have already been released. You'll have to wait for the third book. ;)
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Busty D June 21, 2020 4:41 pm UTC
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there will be a third book? Oh wow that's awesome. thank you for putting your love and passion in those books. I mostly play DnD Solo with some books from this side.
So far it has been a BLAST fighting against your monsters! thank you so much again! :]
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Shaun M June 19, 2020 2:27 am UTC
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Just now received my hard copies (of both MME 1 and 2) and had a quick flick through. The books are fantastic - absolutely stellar work Dragonix!!! Looking forward to bringing the variants to the table :)

I have to say that the packaging was less fantastic. Simple cardboard wraparound packaging, no plastic wrap or corner protection - long distance travel to Australia. The top outside corners of the books were slightly pushed in - the parcel did appear to have been dropped on that corner. I'm very grateful they weren't exposed to any water damage.
I do understand that they're going for cheap as possible shipping - and DMs Guild has almost certainly done analysis of the cost of damaged returns (mine are not close to being damaged to that extent) - but it was still quite surprising to me.
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Dragonix M June 20, 2020 3:28 am UTC
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Thanks Shaun, I'm glad you liked the books.

As for the packaging, I'm truly sorry. I had the same experience and reaction when I got my first set of copies (shipped from the UK). My suggestion, email DM's Guild/One Book Shelf your complaint about the packaging. With enough complaints, they might change how they pack the books.
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jeremiah H June 13, 2020 7:35 pm UTC
Can I get a coupon if I order them rdy to print? The books plus shipping is over 150 bucks.
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Skylar S June 13, 2020 1:00 pm UTC
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So, I finally picked this and the second one up, love it so far, and will be reviewing it shortly as soon as I have had more time with it. Just a quick question, I see you have made various undead versions of monsters, which is a godsend. But, have you ever considered doing templates in the books, perhaps in a 3rd book, if such a thing would ever happen. I have always wanted an undead template similar to 3.5's. Would love to see something done in a professional manner that you can obviously bring to the table.
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Joseph B June 12, 2020 12:12 pm UTC
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Hi! Just a question: what's the approximate lead time on the hardcover editions of MME & MMEII? Just trying to get an idea if I should go bundle or PDF. Thank you! :D
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Dragonix M June 12, 2020 12:22 pm UTC
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I'm sorry. Lead time? Do you mean how long it takes to print and ship?
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Joseph B June 12, 2020 12:52 pm UTC
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Yep! Sorry, I'm used to the phrase from work when things are made after the order being placed.
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Dragonix M June 12, 2020 1:04 pm UTC
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No problem! To answer your question, it depends on where you live. if you live near the UK, it should take 2 to 3 weeks. If u live near the US, then it gets complicated. The official word is that it takes 24-28 business days due to the health crisis. its the printing that takes time, but shipping only takes 2-3 days.
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Joseph B June 12, 2020 1:29 pm UTC
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Awesome! Thank you for the feedback! I'll definitely be picking up the PDF's, and I'll strongly consider getting the physical copies later! These look fantastic and I'm excited to dig deeper into them!
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Garner A June 10, 2020 3:20 am UTC
Dragonix M, Do you think you might be able to create a FG/Hardcover bundle of MME & MMEII?
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Dragonix M June 12, 2020 12:24 pm UTC
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Hi Garner. I can only create bundles for pdfs. The FG bundle is also not in my power as this is under the control of Rob Twohy. You can reach out to him though.
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Thomas R June 09, 2020 6:47 pm UTC
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Just received my hardcover versions for this and its sequel, and they are as beautiful and useful as the PDF version. Well worth the purchase for the hard copies!
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Dragonix M June 09, 2020 8:27 pm UTC
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Thank you, Thomas! :D
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