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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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Riley B June 15, 2021 12:58 am UTC
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How come Modrons were left out of this book?
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Dragonix M June 15, 2021 1:59 am UTC
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There was no available stock art.
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Riley B June 18, 2021 10:59 pm UTC
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Unfortunate. Are they eventually included in one of the other books?
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Dragonix M June 19, 2021 5:23 pm UTC
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No,sorry. But its possible they’ll be part of MME4.
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Kristopher C May 26, 2021 11:49 pm UTC
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Just received my POD MME 1&2; neither of the books had the spine glued to the cover. Is this the normal condition of the printed book?
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Dragonix M May 26, 2021 11:56 pm UTC
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Funny, I just checked mine, and, yeah, both of their spines aren't glued either. Hasn't been an issue though since I got them last year.
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Tim K April 28, 2021 8:15 pm UTC
I have learned some threads below that the hardcover version is printed and manufactured in UK and sent from UK. I am located in germany. Thus this is non EU to EU shipping which usually leads to custom charges. Any information about this in the Brexit times? Do I have to pay custom charges and will I need to physically pick it uo at the custom office (which is the case usually if delivered from outside of EU)? thx for feedback
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Dragonix M April 28, 2021 10:58 pm UTC
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Hi Tim. Those are very specific process concerns that, unfortunately, I cannot answer as I am not privy to DMG's/OBS shipping details. You can reach out to them directly here: https://support.dmsguild.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.

I hope you get your answer soon.
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Markus W April 30, 2021 11:37 am UTC
I am also located in Germany. I've recently ordered a PoD with DMSGuild/OneBookShelf. I selected premium shipping (which apparently uses UPS) and it arrived at my doorstep. I didn't have to go to customs or pay any additional charges.
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Neil E April 21, 2021 4:58 pm UTC
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Hi, I have the PDF; is there an option to 'upgrade' to a POD version? Or do I just need to buy the Hardcover separately? Which covers the print costs, but not shipping? Thanks!
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Dragonix M April 21, 2021 5:08 pm UTC
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Hi Neil! Thank you for purchasing the pdf. Unfortunately, DM's Guild doesn't have a pdf to PoD upgrade option. You will have to purchase it separately. Ordering a hardcover will always include the shipping costs.
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Neil E April 21, 2021 5:43 pm UTC
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OK, thanks - will work myself up to that then...!
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Taylor M April 09, 2021 10:05 pm UTC
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On average, how soon after purchase do they normally ship for the hard copy? Is it from US?
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Dragonix M April 11, 2021 9:11 am UTC
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Hi Taylor.

The book either ships from the US or from the UK, whichever you are located nearer to.

As for how soon and how long it ships, I'm sorry I don't directly work with DM's Guild and not privy to info about shipping times so I cannot give you an accurate answer. To get a more informed answer, I suggest you reach out to DMG here: https://support.dmsguild.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.

What I can tell you is just based on experience and feedback (which again, you should take with a grain of salt). It could take 1-4 weeks before it ships (depending on the pandemic situation), and depending on your choice of shipping, between 1-6 weeks for it to arrive.
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Jason H April 08, 2021 12:41 am UTC
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Got this in both PDF and hardback, NOT disappointed! Both this and its mate are exactly what they look like on the cover: an expanded look at the monster manual, adding harder-to-kill variants of nearly everything. The Book is incredinbly professional, and we're glad we scooped it up. good stuff!

PS. both of my comments will be the same because I'm copy and pasting, not spamming. yes, a little lazy, sorry-not-sorry. :-)
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Danielle B March 26, 2021 9:10 pm UTC
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Heya Dragonix,
Wondering if you could help me with an issue I am having with the POD of both MMEI and II.
in June I purchased both (only hardbacks, no PDF's) and as of this week, both covers are having glue issues. For MME1, the cover has totally come unglued and for MME2, the cover is in the process of becoming unglued (I would say with 2-3 more uses, the cover will come off).
Do you know if there is anything that can be done?

Love the books btw! I use them all the time!
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Dragonix M March 27, 2021 4:44 am UTC
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Hi Danielle. Please try reaching out to the DM's Guild and explain your issue. This is the link: https://support.dmsguild.com/hc/en-us/requests/new. I can't promise you anything as I am not really connected with DM's Guild or OBS. But do please let me know what their response is. Just email me at nix_hobbystop@yahoo.com. Thanks.
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Dragonix M February 15, 2021 7:15 pm UTC
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For those unaware yet, Monster Manual Expanded III will be released later this year. For a preview of the exclusive artwork, go here: https://web.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=DragonixDnD&set=a.1664083427107529.
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Neal D D January 15, 2021 3:10 pm UTC
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Are you planning to provided an errata pdf as a separate file for those of us with the PoD hardcover, or do we have to download the entire book pdf and compare line-by-line?
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Dragonix M February 15, 2021 7:15 pm UTC
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I've answered this in the post you made.
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Joseph O January 02, 2021 11:04 pm UTC
Do you have any future plans to support FoundryVTT as an option?
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Danny O December 28, 2020 6:38 am UTC
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I want to get mme 1&2 in print. Will both of these be the most up to date? (In regards to typos, additions etc)
Great work though, and im hoping to add these to my growing list of dnd source books
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Dragonix M December 31, 2020 11:48 am UTC
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Hi Danny O.

Unfortunately, no, the PoD version is v.18 (one version less than the current pdf version). It still has a few very minor typos, but are very negligible (a total .01% compared to the total content). You will hardly notice them unless you specifically look for it, and even if you do, you can easily fix them on the fly as you DM. Apologies, updating the PoD version is currently beyond my capabilities.

Thanks and Happy New Year's!
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Kyle H December 16, 2020 4:41 pm UTC
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Trying to inquire more info about the contents of this book. Hopefully this is alright to ask here. I have already a purchased a large majority of Source and Adventure books from Wotc through dndbeyond. My question is how much of this book maybe duplicate information?
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Dragonix M December 16, 2020 10:44 pm UTC
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Hi Kyle. Watching these reviews will provide you the answers you seek:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQJGw0GSIX8
https://youtu.be/0XAzj2zh_QM
https://youtu.be/3zE_LQ2dkos
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Dragonix M December 17, 2020 3:03 am UTC
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But to answer your question directly, the only duplicate information are the monster types. But the content is 100% new. As it says on the cover and introduction, the statblocks build on and expand on what's existing, but all statblocks are unique and do not exist elsewhere. Also, there are a few new creatures in both books.
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Kyle H December 17, 2020 3:16 pm UTC
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Thank you for the quick and direct response! I made it halfway through the first video link and I was already swelling with excitement to purchase this content. I am happy to report that I have purchased said book and looking forward to creating combat scenarios! Thank you for bring this content to us!
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Dragonix M December 19, 2020 7:08 am UTC
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You're welcome and thank you! :)
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Paolo M December 12, 2020 8:10 pm UTC
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Hi! I am so taken with your two MME that I bought them in Hardcover AND in Fantasy Grounds. The books are amazing, and I feel that my money have been well spent. I was wondering if you have a list of monsters divided by Terrain or Environment, so I can create random tables out of it. Even an "unofficial" PDF that you have laying around would suffice! :)
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Dragonix M December 15, 2020 12:19 pm UTC
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Hi Paolo. Thank you! Sorry, I don't have a creature list by terrain (as they should be similar to the ones provided in the DMG/MM) but the next best thing you can check out is the Kobold Fight Club versions created for both books. You should be able to find the links in one of the comments below.
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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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