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Monster Manual Expanded (5E)

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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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Luke C November 25, 2020 9:20 am UTC
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This manual and the second manual are great additions to my collection. also the variation has allowed me to expand what monsters I'm using in my game.
I bought the physical editions of them, well made and the drawings within are vibrant. Well worth the purchase.
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Dragonix M November 26, 2020 7:35 am UTC
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Thanks Luke! I appreciate the time you gave to leave positive feedback! :)
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Elmer James H November 13, 2020 5:58 pm UTC
I congratulate you. For excellent manual. Is it a compilation or did you create them all?
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Dragonix M November 14, 2020 1:18 am UTC
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Thank you. I created all of the statblocks. I had help with the descriptive texts. To be fair though, some of the creatures have been inspired by, or updates, from older editions.
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Ted W November 08, 2020 6:42 am UTC
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Great book that I have been using regularly, but I recently found a typo. The Bodyguard Elite on page 314, under its Multiattack it says "The bodyguard makes two three melee attacks" Looking forward to MME3.
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Dragonix M November 08, 2020 6:49 am UTC
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Thanks Ted! That should definitely read "The bodyguard makes three melee attacks." :)
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Jeremy P October 31, 2020 10:29 pm UTC
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I'm not super familiar with how DMs Guild POD works. If I order the printed book today, do I still get version 1.0, or would any of the 18 rounds of revisions to the PDF be incorporated?
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Dragonix M October 31, 2020 10:45 pm UTC
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No, the POD is version v.18. The only difference between PoD and the PDF are the details listed in v.19 (directly below).
Despite what is listed, this accounts to barely .01% of the content. There are over 470 statblocks that have no issues.
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Jeremy P November 01, 2020 12:35 am UTC
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Excellent. Thanks! Ordering soon.
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Jeremy P November 01, 2020 4:40 pm UTC
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I plan to pencil in the errata—I don't know if it's possible for you to do this but I'd really appreciate knowing what pages the layout issues / descriptive texts that got cut are on so I can compare pdf and print on those pages. Thanks!
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Dragonix M October 18, 2020 6:31 pm UTC
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*** PDF Updated to v.19 ***
1. Fixed minor typos of a some statblocks:
- young blue dragon (acid breath to lightning breath)
- green dragons (breath DEX save to CON, added Perception skill)
- white dragons (breath DEX save to CON)
- skeletons (added missing immunities of bugbear, goblin, hobgoblin)
- Bullete to Bulette (top page spelling)
- Night Hag (change type fey to fiend)
- Nessian Warhound (change type beast to fiend)
- Skum minion (damage bottom listing got cut)

2. Fixed a few layout issues (a few descriptive texts got cut)

3. Fixed bookmark typos

4. Added new preview page of upcoming book (page 332)

*** NOTE: These fixes have only been applied to the pdf. I am unable to apply fixes to the hard covers, unfortunately, as that is beyond my capabilities.
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Mark F October 26, 2020 2:35 pm UTC
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Do you mean you cannot fix future hardcover prints and/or purchases, or did you only jokingly mean you can't fix hardcover prints in our living rooms?
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Dragonix M October 26, 2020 4:58 pm UTC
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The former. I can only edit and post pdf corrections. I am unable to change the hardcover print file.
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SCOTT Y November 11, 2020 10:05 pm UTC
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To be clear, is the current print book v. 18 or v. 19?
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Dragonix M November 12, 2020 2:15 am UTC
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The printed hardcover book is v.18.
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MATTHEW B October 18, 2020 4:28 am UTC
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Is it easy to modify monsters from the Monster Manual? Sure. But the number and variety already done up is well worth it. Not to mention that the product itself is top notch quality.
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Dragonix M October 18, 2020 4:53 am UTC
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Thanks Matthew! If you haven't, you should check out the artwork previews for MME3 on my twitter (@DM_Dragonix) or fb page (https://www.facebook.com/DragonixDnD). :)
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Liz M October 12, 2020 4:51 pm UTC
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I saw some of the artwork for MME III. Very cool! And consider me a guaranteed buyer once it releases.
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Dragonix M October 12, 2020 11:54 pm UTC
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Thanks Liz! :)

If you haven't yet, you should check out Monster Talents II. It includes 50 statblocks, some of which will end up in MME3.
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Dathen M October 10, 2020 3:53 am UTC
I am very interested in purchasing the hardcover color versions of these books but I am curious before I make that investment if newly ordered print versions will have the corrections of formatting, layout, and typos that you have stated have already been corrected in the PDF version?
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Dragonix M October 11, 2020 2:14 pm UTC
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Hi Dathen.
Unfortunately, the hard cover copies will still have the minor typos in them. We are unable to update the hardcopies unless DM's Guild allows us to do so. The PDFs though will be updated very soon.

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Matthew R September 26, 2020 6:56 pm UTC
Is there a breakdown anywhere of what kind of CR range this book and MME II represent? For example, Volo's averages closer to CR 5 and is considered the better buy for low & mid-level encounters, while Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes averages CR 10 and is better for higher-level adventures.

I'm very much considering at least Book I, but am trying to decide whether it's better to XXX now or later in the campaign I'm currently running.

Thanks!
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Dragonix M September 26, 2020 7:17 pm UTC
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Hi Matthew. I can't give an average CR but I can give you this approximate breakdown instead:
MME 1 - 45% CR 5 and lower, 40% CR 6-10, 15% CR 11 and higher.
MME 2 - 40% CR 5 and lower, 40% CR 6-10, 20% CR 11 and higher

Hope that helps.
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Matthew R September 27, 2020 9:49 pm UTC
That's actually probably better than an average CR. Thanks for the quick reply! Book 1 just went on my to-buy-soon list!
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José Leonardo B September 17, 2020 4:11 pm UTC
Hi, I´m wondering what the service delivery is for this book. I live in Mexico and We´ve been having a lot of issues with Mexpost so I´d rather use a private service such as DHL, UPS, Fedex, etc.
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Dragonix M September 17, 2020 4:32 pm UTC
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Hi Jose. Let me direct you to the site's customer inquiry, as they are the ones who can answer your question regarding printing and delivery inquiries. https://support.dmsguild.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.

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Javier D August 15, 2020 7:37 am UTC
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Hello!
Maybe it's been asked before but any chance of getting monster cards of this?
Thanks!
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Adam G August 03, 2020 11:22 am UTC
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Do they ship to the UK?
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Dragonix M August 03, 2020 11:41 am UTC
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Yes. It will actually ship from the UK if you live outside US/Canada.
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Adam G August 03, 2020 2:14 pm UTC
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Oh how wonderful!
One final question, are there angelic / celestial enemies in there?
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Dragonix M August 03, 2020 2:16 pm UTC
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In the first book, yes. They're called Shaytan, which are the abyssal-corrupted versions of the angels.
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Adam G August 03, 2020 2:25 pm UTC
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Thank you kindly for taking the time to answer my questions!
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Keith T July 31, 2020 9:13 pm UTC
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Very nice tome, HOWEVER I wish that a more reliable/professional printer would've been used. It's disappointing to pay $70 for a hardcover book, wait almost a month for it to arrive and then see that ALL of the pages have been cut off at the bottom where the page numbers are supposed to be and leaving plenty of blank space at the top of the pages. Very disappointing and unprofessional. I doubt I will be purchasing MME II because of this.
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Dragonix M August 01, 2020 1:22 am UTC
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I am very sorry to hear about your botched printing job, Keith. Please reach out to DM's Guild/OBS here and inform them of what happened: https://support.dmsguild.com/hc/en-us/requests/new. Send them an image of the error if you have to. They should be able to replace your copy and ship you with a new one. If that doesn't happen, let me know.
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Dragonix M August 01, 2020 2:01 am UTC
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Also, botched is too strong a wrong word I shouldn't have used. DM's Guild has delivered hundreds of these books and this is the only time I've heard of the issue so it was probably a freak malfunction. There shouldn't be any reason DM's Guild/OBS shouldn't be able to send you a new copy.
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Keith T October 29, 2020 10:49 am UTC
Wanted to leave a follow-up review: customer service quickly refunded the total amount of the purchase, which I used to purchase MME 2. The printing error is quite inconvenient but didn't make the book unusable. Very happy with the content of both books and will looking forward to MME 3!
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Dragonix M October 29, 2020 4:18 pm UTC
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Glad to hear it, Keith! :)
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Leif E July 29, 2020 2:37 pm UTC
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Also if one bought this product and there is new version out (say that fixes typos,layout issues etc) how can one a) tell which version they've purchased and b) get the latest version?
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Dragonix M July 29, 2020 3:28 pm UTC
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Hi Leif. When a new version is released, you will see a notification in your dms guild account that a pdf product u purchased has been updated. You can then just download the new version.
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Leif E July 29, 2020 8:42 pm UTC
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Thanks, awesome book BTW
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Leif E July 29, 2020 2:27 pm UTC
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This tome is very very cool. It does exactly what the name implies it 'expands on the monster manual. If you don't have the (WOTC 5e D&D) monster manual don't buy this first. It has none of the 'base' critters' stat blocks in it. e.g. This book has 8 variants of goblins that could add a lot to your games but the basic goblin isn't in this book. None of the video reviews I watched mentioned this point specifically. art is great, very detailed, lots of NPC Stats in appendix b. 4.5/5 stars.
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Levi C July 28, 2020 2:00 pm UTC
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I ordered both and am pretty excited that I'll be getting them today from what I've seen these books look great the only thing I wasn't so into is that some creatures that are a higher cr then their original just have higher hp, ac and do a little more damage but ive only seen very few that are like that so it doesn't seem like too big a deal I'd love to make a good review after I've had time to play with them for a little
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