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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:

Table of Contents Page 1Table of Contents Page 2

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Dustin T April 24, 2019 12:21 pm UTC
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Updating my opinion.

I have used this product quite often in my campaign that I run with friends who have been playing together 25+ years. They do not try to meta, but the been there done that is strong. This product was a huge breath of fresh air. We are enjoying it allot.

I would love to see a FG version.

Keep up the good fight Dragonix!
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Dragonix N April 24, 2019 2:11 pm UTC
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Thanks Dustin! Rob Twohy is just finishing up the FG version of Monster Talents and this should be next. :)
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badger B April 19, 2019 9:54 pm UTC
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I cant review this item as I have a publisher account but here are my thoughts...

Have you burned through the monsters in your Monster Manual yet? Are you playing with *that guy* who knows what all the monsters will do and when? Even the more obscure ones? Well, a new D&D supplement has been created with you in mind. It is the “Monster Manual Expanded” Edition and it provides & expands of the current monsters with plenty of variants.
Have you have ever wanted to create a culture behind the mobs, expand on the undead theme in your campaign without 10,000 plain vanilla skeletons, develop a ‘mob town’ to have some real variety yet struggle to come up with well thought out stat blocks.
This book is a real charm. It is 336 pages long and jam packed filled with over 470 stat blocks. You no longer have to insert a ‘skeleton’ here there and everywhere but rather there are 11 different skeletons [Different stat blocks] to choose from with different ranks [from CR 1/8 to CR...See more
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Dragonix N April 23, 2019 3:11 pm UTC
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Thanks for your review, badger! :)
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Dragonix N April 16, 2019 8:45 pm UTC
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Updated to v.1.05b.
- Added monstrous violet fungus and dire rat (needed them in adventures I had to run, so just added them here)
- added new art work for cloud giant count and griffon
- fixed typos and grammar issues, including the animated brood queen ;)
- fixed layout issues
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Christian J April 16, 2019 1:39 am UTC
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Excellent product, thank you! I did notice a typo on page 6, 1st paragraph, last line - "Baelnoroth" should be spelled "Baernoloth". It does appear to be spelled correctly everywhere else.
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William T April 15, 2019 4:53 pm UTC
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I know this is a type I and I swear i am not making fun of that, but Animated Brood Queen sounds amazingly terrifying under the Ankheg heading.
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Dragonix N April 15, 2019 5:00 pm UTC
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hahaha feel free to stat it ;)
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badger B April 05, 2019 9:43 am UTC
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Is there a way to contact you directly please?
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Dragonix N April 05, 2019 12:17 pm UTC
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you can email me at nix_hobbystop@yahoo.com
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Patrick O April 04, 2019 8:18 pm UTC
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Amazing work. Already planning on using a lot of these in some of the encounters i plan out. My absolute top monster is the Enormous Mimic and its lore about the barracks as I have already ideas on how to use it
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Dragonix N April 04, 2019 8:58 pm UTC
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Haha, i can already imagine you rubbing your hands together like a mad scientist. Can't wait to hear what will happen. :D
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Nathaniel L March 30, 2019 1:45 pm UTC
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What’s an animated brood queen? ;)
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Dragonix N March 30, 2019 2:28 pm UTC
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haha good catch. it was artifact from the animated statue. fixing that in the next version.
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Corentin P March 26, 2019 7:08 am UTC
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Hi ! Congratulations for that amazing book, I hope you'll sell a lot of copies, you deserve it :)
I have a question regarding the use of stats blocks from that book : would you allow me (or others) to copy some of your stats blocks (4 in my case) to be printed in an adventure which I will sell at the DMsguild ? You will be credited in the credits and under every stats block reprinted in my adventure.
Just let me know. I don't want any copyright trouble, that's why I ask you first :)
Corentin
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Dragonix N March 26, 2019 9:17 am UTC
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Hi Corentin! First of all, thank you!
As for your request, I would have to, unfortunately, politely decline. I don't want to sound selfish, but the stat blocks are the selling points of the book. It might set a precedent that if I allow 1-4 stat blocks to be shared, it might encourage others to just keep copying the stat blocks, with no limit.
What you can do is refer to the creature's name, the page number, and the book (even provide the direct link to the DMG page if you wish). You can even provide a brief description/explanation as to why the creature fits in the adventure. And then provide an alternative MM creature if the reader doesn't want to. I hope that helps.
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Corentin P March 26, 2019 10:27 am UTC
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Hi ! Thanks for your quick reply ! I perfectly understand and the solution you provide is the best. I will adopt it. I wish you the best for your projects and I will always give them a try, again, your work is amazing :)
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Tyler B March 26, 2019 3:45 pm UTC
Actually, per the license for DM's Guild products, other creators can and most likely will use your stat blocks in their own creations here on the guild.

From the Ownership and License FAQ:

"When re-using a larger element that you have taken from another DMs Guild author’s work, include a reference to the original work by linking to the product page on DMsGuild.com within your PDF. For example, if you are using a Rainbow Unicorn creature that you found in another author’s work, you might reference that inside your own work where you provide stats for the Rainbow Unicorn the first time, using an internal citation such as, "(Rainbow Unicorn from Cloud Forest by Jane Doe).""

Attributions are not even required, but it is in the best interests of all creators to do that so that we all get the value. Obviously reprinting the entire book would not be allowed, but a selection of stat blocks reprinted for an adventure is absolutely allowed per the license....See more
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Dragonix N March 26, 2019 4:08 pm UTC
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Thank you for clarifying Tyler. However, I think it's still a bit vague. No limit has been specified. What's stopping someone from using half of the stat blocks you create, putting them all in adventure, and selling it for just $1.99?
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Dragonix N March 26, 2019 5:04 pm UTC
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Hi Corentin, after clarifying with the guild, you are free to use the content. You can use the information in the stat blocks that you need. Please recreate them though and not just copy paste it and use it as an image. Is that ok?
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Corentin P March 26, 2019 10:00 pm UTC
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Thanks Draconix,
I'm really sorry to learn that rule about DMsGuild, I didn't knew about it at all. I assure you I will only pick a few monsters I really wanted to use and you will be credited everywhere for it. I will copy the stats but "only" the text. And I can assure you I will provide a complete mini campaign and not just your stats blocks with a 3 pages-adventures, for what it's worth.
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Dragonix N March 27, 2019 10:20 am UTC
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Nothing to apologize about Corentin. Hope you can give me a heads up when you release. Good luck!
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Corentin P March 27, 2019 12:22 pm UTC
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Thanks, I will inform you of course.
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James M April 11, 2019 12:13 pm UTC
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As a fellow creator, I would just give the advice/recommendation that it’s good form to toss him some cash if you were using his monsters in your adventure. If I was going to use his monsters in one of my works I’d chat with him about a fair rate. Just something wort considering :)
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Gaetan V April 13, 2019 5:53 am UTC
Hey don't be sorry Corentin.

Dragonix published on the Guild. They could have used DTRPG where they could have done so with a completely different license. But, they benefited hugely from using the Guild's artwork as part of their book, so this re-sharing is the trade-off.
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Dragonix N March 25, 2019 11:57 pm UTC
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Updated to v.1.05.
- Enhanced graphical layouts, a few new creature artworks.
- Typo/grammar fixes
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Dustin T March 24, 2019 5:44 pm UTC
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Fantastic product. I would also like to see a print version in my library.
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Dragonix N March 24, 2019 6:09 pm UTC
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Thanks Dustin! As do I. Believe me, as do I. :D
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Patricio A March 21, 2019 4:17 pm UTC
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Maths are off for all Mind Flayer monster variants in the Tentacles attack. The random damage shows 2d10+4 but the average shows 5. I think the average was likely meant to be 15, in this case.

Edit: Removed a comment about Drow since that section has been revised/updated.
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Dragonix N March 21, 2019 4:23 pm UTC
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Hi Patricio. The table of contents has already been fixed in 1.04, which was released last week. Please download the latest version. :)

But thank you for catching the typo in the tentacle attack damage. I'll have that fixed by 1.05. Expect that version to be uploaded by the end of the week, which should come with improved artwork layout and some new monster images.
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Patricio A March 22, 2019 3:12 am UTC
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Yep, I noticed that after I'd hit enter. I was happy to make that edit.

I'll definitely be checking back for new versions as they get released. Really liking the work so far.
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Gordon D March 20, 2019 2:39 pm UTC
I want it in print version to sit next to my 5e books
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Dragonix N March 24, 2019 3:00 pm UTC
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It will happen, Gordon! Not soon, but it will.
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Dragonix N March 19, 2019 8:05 am UTC
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Just wanted to let you guys know that I am very thankful for all the glowing reviews, feedback, and good word of mouth you've done. I want you to know that I'm still investing in the book. More graphical improvements are incoming. I've recently conscripted another artist to provide additional creature art. Expect some stat blocks that have no image representations to finally have one! Expect some of these in the next update! :)
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Dragonix N March 18, 2019 6:44 am UTC
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Version 1.04 is out.
Updates:
- Various stat block fixes (ogre warhulk, werewolf and wererat alignments, rakshasa rajah claw attack, divine trickster, ogre skeleton)
- Various typos/grammar fixes
- some layout enhancements
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Thomas R March 18, 2019 8:07 am UTC
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Found another typo - the Eye of Flame is labeled as Elder Orb.
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Dragonix N March 18, 2019 10:44 pm UTC
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Thanks Thomas! Fixed now. Will reflect in the next update.
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Nick V March 19, 2019 4:26 pm UTC
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Perhaps it could be the device on which I’m viewing the PDF, but there appears to be no page numbers in the table of contents.
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Dragonix N March 19, 2019 4:43 pm UTC
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Hi Nick. You're not wrong. Currently, there are no page numbers. I will add those in a later update, when I am sure I will no longer add any new pages. For now, it just serves as an outline of what you can expect inside the book. But the PDF does have a bookmark with links to every statblock.
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Nick V March 19, 2019 6:31 pm UTC
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Ok cool. Thanks. Neat book. The giant otyugh will be eating my players soon. ;)
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Nick V March 19, 2019 6:31 pm UTC
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Ok cool. Thanks. Neat book. The giant otyugh will be eating my players soon. ;)
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Dragonix N March 19, 2019 6:34 pm UTC
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haha yeah, i'm pretty sure they will cry foul when you have the neo-otyugh use meat shield! ;)
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Isaac W March 15, 2019 12:42 am UTC
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Not entirely sure why, but the elementals are in the middle of the D section of the table of contents, between Duergar and Drow.
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Dragonix N March 15, 2019 3:11 am UTC
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I have no idea as well :P. Thanks for catching it, Isaac. It'll be fixed in the next update.
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Dragonix N March 15, 2019 1:09 pm UTC
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Ok. I figured out why. It's because the Drow should have been Elves: Drow, and I accidentally placed both elementals and drow under D. Fixed it now. ;)
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