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“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

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The FANTASY GROUNDS version is available here.

CoverBook SidesFire Giantshill giantsLamia NobleDeath KnightAbolethAarakocrasUmber HulksChimeraSuccubusDevilsSphinxesC


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Dragonix M November 10, 2022 8:40 am UTC
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UPDATED to 2.06
- Fixed typos of Dire Werewolf (damage, mechanic wordings)
- Fixed typo of Iron Golem Juggernaut (fire damage instead of acid damage)
- Fixed typo of Drider Warlock (drider instead of flameskull)
- Added 2 pages of ads at end of book
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Mike W November 04, 2022 11:32 am UTC
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Do you have plans to make a classic spell casting version of MME 1 and 2 as you did with MME 3?
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Dragonix M November 08, 2022 11:07 am UTC
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With the new art you mean? No, what I did was just leave the old 1st edition version available for download.
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Nathaniel L October 18, 2022 8:52 pm UTC
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Hi again. I was wondering if it was intentional that the CR 9 Werewolf Pack Lord had weaker XXX and Claw attacks than the CR 5 Dire Werewolf. Additionally, I have the following suggestions for grammatical corrections to the Werewolf Pack Lord's Savage Howl feature:

a) "and not already affected" should be "and is not already affected"
b) "gain advantage" should be "gains advantage"
c) "saving throw rolls" should be "saving throws" (not really a grammatical error but just alignment with terminology in the official rules)
d) "werewolf Savage Howl" should be "werewolf's Savage Howl"
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Dragonix M October 18, 2022 9:34 pm UTC
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Thanks, Nataniel. I will look into this and have the issues fixed in the next pdf update.
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elijah G September 21, 2022 7:45 pm UTC
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quick question, The iron golem Juggernaut has a ability called "fire absorption" but then referenced acid damage is that correct.
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Dragonix M September 22, 2022 1:14 am UTC
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That should be fire damage. Thank you, will have that fixed in the next pdf update.
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elijah G September 22, 2022 8:41 pm UTC
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no problem, was just reading the book and noticed it.
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Sebastien D September 17, 2022 3:51 am UTC
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It would be amazing if you could provide a Fantasy grounds bundle for 1,2 and 3. In addition if this bundle could include a discount for people that purchased the hardback. I purchased all three iterations of this book and their respective pdf version's. I would like to buy all three versions of this on fantasy ground but to shell out another 150 for content I already spend almost 300 on combined is not very appetizing. I understand the idea of making a profit but I think you have made some off my other three purchases. Help a pauper out. Give us some kind of discount on the the fantasy grounds version. Especially if we purchased the hardback versions. This is something Paizo does with their pathfinder and Starfinder material on fantasy grounds. So I think its totally possible. Thank you for your consideration.
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Robert G September 13, 2022 1:35 am UTC
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Noticed a typo in the Drider Warlock Reaction. It looks like the text from the Flame Skull is being used here. Love your work by the way.
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Dragonix M September 13, 2022 11:59 pm UTC
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Thanks, I'll check it and include the fix in the next pdf update.
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James D September 01, 2022 4:51 am UTC
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Hello, I bought the pdf a while back and love it. I recently got the 3rd edition book and plan on buying this book as well. I am going to buy the book regardless, but was wondering if there is some sort of a discount on the book if I've bought the pdf already.

Thanks!
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Shane E August 23, 2022 4:17 am UTC
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Hey Dragonix M, i just orderedMME2e in print a couple hours ago. in the next couple months i'm gonna get the 2nd & 3rd in 2nd ed. just tell me they aren't going anywhere due to D&Done coming. GREAT JOB & one hella awesome find for me as i've just(last two weeks)bought the 5E rules & expanded rules gift sets. i've been away since 3.5 & now back with a vengeance lol.
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John C August 19, 2022 12:22 am UTC
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Hi. In the cloud giant entries, their Misty Step spell is placed in the Reactions, but this spell is cast with a Bonus Action, so I assume this can be considered a typo.

BTW, I've noticed that in this MME you've taken care to place Bonus Actions spells and Reactions spells separately from spells in Spellcasting and to indicate some spells with inconvenient casting times as being cast "as an action", while this more proper presentation is absent in MME III, where every spell is simply in Spellcasting. It would be nice if you eventually update MME III to be like MME in this.
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Dragonix M August 19, 2022 5:11 am UTC
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The final update of MME III was released before MotM. I managed to update the statblocks based on a few previews but the spellcasting changes were only fully revealed in MotM. It's something I can definitely update later on.
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5E Solo G August 14, 2022 8:22 pm UTC
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Goblin Cutthroat, should the damage modifiers for dagger and shortbow be +3 instead of +2? Since its dexterity is 16.
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Dragonix M August 15, 2022 2:02 am UTC
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It is +3. Please check if you have the latest version.
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5E Solo G August 15, 2022 2:18 am UTC
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Oops, apologies! Downloading now.
By the way Dragonix, I absolutely love your books. Your stat blocks feature in my DMs Guild adventures. And I always credit your work. It's top notch stuff.
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Dragonix M August 15, 2022 2:23 am UTC
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No worries! And congratulations on getting the top 2 spots again!
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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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