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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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John R July 06, 2024 11:31 pm UTC
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Any chance the MMEs will ever be available on DnD Beyond?
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Dragonix B July 07, 2024 1:14 am UTC
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Thank you for your interest, John. I sure hope so.

However, I have no power to do anything as this is under the DM's Guild license. One thing you can do is to email D&D Beyond or post on their forums to request for Monster Manual Expanded to be part of D&D Beyond. A number of people have already done so. If more people would do it, then eventually they'll realize there's a demand that they can't ignore.
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Neil M June 25, 2024 12:14 am UTC
I am looking to buy hardcover versions of the Monster Manual Expanded I, II, III, but I also want the PDF as well, do you offer an Adamantine deal that puts all three books and the PDF's into one neat little package?
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Keith S January 01, 2024 12:48 am UTC
Is this extra content meant to replace the original? Or is it just a supplement with extra material to be used alongside the original?
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Dragonix B January 01, 2024 2:41 am UTC
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Both. It is more of a sipplement, but it also has extra content. None of the content replaces the original. The content is meant to provide you with stronger or lesser alternatives and variants.
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Chris J November 14, 2023 5:32 am UTC
Now if you can tell me how to import this content into DNDBeyond, I will have all three of them purchased in an instant...
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Dragonix B November 14, 2023 10:37 am UTC
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I wish I knew as well, Chris. Perhaps you can email D&D Beyond and ask them to include the MME series in their purchasable library? If they get a lot of requests, they just might. You never know.
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Dragonix B July 11, 2023 9:52 am UTC
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A preview copy of my latest release, Dragonix's Deadly Denizens (available at DriveThruRPG), has been uploaded to this library. Enjoy!
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Simen L June 19, 2023 9:08 am UTC
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I see that the Drider Warlock's multiattack references a "Necrotic Bolt" attack, but no such action is present in the statblock. Am i missing something?
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Dragonix B June 19, 2023 9:27 am UTC
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No, you are not. Unfortunately, that is a typo. The multiattack should read: The drider makes one XXX attack and uses Hellfire.
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Dragonix B June 16, 2023 10:28 pm UTC
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Updated to 2.07
- updated promo pages
- improved pdf viewing efficiency
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Selim T January 17, 2023 12:03 am UTC
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Will there be both for this and the other two Monster Manuals, a index to look over creature types?
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Travis M January 06, 2023 3:56 pm UTC
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Is it still possible to get this for Fantasy Grounds Unity?
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Travis M January 06, 2023 4:10 pm UTC
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I suppose I should clarify. Is it possible to get this for Fantasy Grounds in a way that it will auto update?
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Dragonix B January 06, 2023 7:55 pm UTC
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I'm sorry I am unable to answer that. You would have to reach out to Rob Twohy, the Fantasy Grounds converter.
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Travis M January 06, 2023 8:43 pm UTC
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Thank you
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Dylan M December 29, 2022 6:11 pm UTC
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I am wondering since I have the pdfs is there an easy way to sort out the creatures by type?
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Dragonix B January 06, 2023 7:56 pm UTC
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No, I am sorry. There was one who did a kobold fight club version of the MME books but the link no longer works I'm afraid.
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Matthieu Q December 16, 2022 5:54 pm UTC
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When you buy the printed book, do you get all the Erratas? In other word, are these printed on demand or they have been printed and will show the original version as it came out without all the Erratas listed bellow in this chat. Thanks
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Dragonix B December 16, 2022 10:38 pm UTC
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The printed version is updated to v2.05.

The pdf is v2.06.

I can release an errata pdf later for the printed version to show an errata list.
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Matthieu Q December 17, 2022 10:24 pm UTC
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Great, thanks Dragonix M! I've ordered 1-2-3 as PDF but sadly only 1-3 as books because 2 doesn't have a printed copy at the moment.
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Dragonix B December 18, 2022 12:08 pm UTC
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MME II print-on-demand isn't available yet because it is still in the process of being updated to 2nd edition. Expect the printed version to become available in the 2nd quarter of 2023.
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Darren F December 12, 2022 12:09 pm UTC
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Just wondering if there is any plan to bring this to roll20?
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Dragonix B December 12, 2022 12:33 pm UTC
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There is. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook or on my Patreon to get updates on the Roll20 release.
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Eric D December 07, 2022 2:28 am UTC
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Absolutely loving these books! any chance we'll see a 'creatures by environment' list for MME I & II (in an upcoming update) like we have in MME III?
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Dragonix B December 12, 2022 12:35 pm UTC
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For MME1, just apply the same environments presented in the Dungeon Master. For MME II, it's a possibility.
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Dragonix B 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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Finn-Jonas K December 12, 2022 12:59 pm UTC
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Found a mistake:
p. 39: Cambion Warlock flavour text is missing and Hell Knight is there twice
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Dragonix B December 12, 2022 1:06 pm UTC
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You appear to have an old version. Please download the latest version.
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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 B 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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