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Monster Manual Expanded II (5E)

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PRINT-ON-DEMAND/HARDCOVER NOTE: This is NOT yet 2nd Edition! The PoD/Hardcover option will be deactivated by September 2022 to prepare for the 2nd Edition PDF that will have a lot of new original artwork and address major fixes and updates to align with the new WoTC statblock standards which will be released the end of 2022. The new PoD version will be prepared to address fixes and updates to align with the new WoTC statblock standards and will be available by the 3rd/4th quarter of 2022. Please note that the PDF price will increase to $29.99 once the 2nd Edition update is released. If you already own the PDF, then you only need to download the new version. The classic 1e version of the PDF will also remain as a downloadable option. The PoD price of the 2nd edition will remain near its current original base price and shouldn't go over ($79.99), barring any DrivethruRPG or industry-wide price changes.  

“The Monster Manual Expanded II does exactly as promised: this tome delivers dozens more variants based on the reference bestiary, Volo’s Guide to Monsters, and the creatures of Mordenkainen’s Tome Of Foes.”
- Bob World Builder

“Remember how great Monster Manual Expanded 1 was? Well you can take that and double it with Monster Manual Expanded 2. Long story short, buy it - you won’t regret it.”
- Nerdimmersion


“Better than the first! Wowee this book has every monster I have ever wanted that wasn’t covered in the official Monster Manual plus heaps more. Up to par with the official 5e books, if not better in some places. Full art, and over 300 pages. An absolute tome! Personal favorite: The Grim.”
- P.B. Publishing


“For content here… the amount you’re getting... I have to give this 5 out of 5.”
- Allthingslich


“As with the first volume, this is very well conceived and equally well executed. It is well written and concise… and features plenty of well chosen, quality examples of artwork throughout, including a lot of new and original pieces”
- D&D Misfits & Monsters

Monster Manual Expanded II is the sequel to the ADAMANTINE-best-selling Monster Manual Expanded.  Just like the first book, this 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, Volo's Guide to Monsters, Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, and many others.  Finally, it also adds variants that provide a nostalgic and classic feel that DMs experienced with the older editions are probably familiar with.

Lolth. Asmodeus. Mephistopheles.  Just a few of the many iconic characters and creatures you can find in here.  In total, there are over 390 creature stat blocks in this book at the Dungeon Master's disposal!  

Youtube Video Reviews:

Nerd Immersion's Hardcover Review: https://youtu.be/0XAzj2zh_QM

Nerd Immersion PDF Review: https://youtu.be/AOwRnoALS_w

Rich da Lich In-Depth Review: https://youtu.be/R3f9e8_LMzk

UPDATE: FANTASY GROUNDS VERSION NOW AVAILABLE!!!  Click Here.

Check out the new art coming to Monster Manual Expanded II 2nd Edition!

CoverZarielBaelFire GiantsAspect of BaphometAspect of YeenoghuRedspawn FirebelcherBluespawn StormlizardGrungsCholdrith High PriestessYoung Froghemoth


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Ben C September 15, 2022 2:43 pm UTC
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When version 2 comes out are you going to add a token set to Drivethrurpg like you have for Vol 1 and Vol 3?
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Shane E September 13, 2022 2:09 am UTC
i just bought the other two MME1&3, waitin on on MME2/2ed. any news on that? i see the original is down to just pdf. lookig forward to the complete collection.
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Dragonix M September 14, 2022 12:01 am UTC
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I am just waiting on a couple of art pieces to be finished before releasing the first update. I am targeting end of September but it the art is delayed, I'm looking at the first 2 weeks of October. This will just be the first of a series of monthly updates. Stat blocks won't be in their final version yet and more art pieces will be replaced.
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Shane E September 14, 2022 3:27 am UTC
i have the PODs but not the PDFs, any ETAs on the POD? no rush just lookin forward :)
i just bought the original D&D5e stuff as giftbox sets due to the semi non wokeness of it & am gonna stop there. MMe2,2e POD would make a great finisher when it's done.
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Dragonix M September 14, 2022 4:55 am UTC
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Unfortunately, I can't give an exact date. When I'm satisfied with the art, which could be anytime between late this year to the 1st quarter of 2023, then you'll have to wait about 2 months more for the PoD to be developed.
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Shane E September 14, 2022 8:13 am UTC
cool, i'll be waitin :)
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John C August 22, 2022 5:30 pm UTC
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Hi. Since this is still being updated, I'd like to make a small suggestion.
I think CR 27 is more fitting for Mephistopheles than CR 26, considering the lore about him and comparison to CRs of Zariel, Bel etc.
Just my humble opinion. And, I'm sure I'm going to love the updated version of the book.
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Clive S July 26, 2022 8:22 pm UTC
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Hi, The present POD book, that is not the 2 e version with new ART??
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Dragonix M July 26, 2022 9:35 pm UTC
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No, it is not. Not yet.
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Dragonix M July 26, 2022 9:35 pm UTC
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No, it is not. Not yet.
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Sam H July 09, 2022 7:32 pm UTC
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So when 2e version of monster manual expanded 1 and 2 release will there be any new stat blocks or new art? Also will monster manual expanded 3 get a 2e revision also or will that stay as is? Also dragonix love the og version of these three books and am curious and excited about what you do next with the monster manual expanded series.
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Dragonix M July 10, 2022 6:37 pm UTC
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Yes, the 2E versions will have new art and the new statblock format. MME 1 2E has already been released in pdf (already has the new stat blocks and new art). It will be available in PoD soon. MME3 is already in its final version and will not get a 2e version.
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Dragonix M March 02, 2022 9:19 pm UTC
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Future Price Change Notice.
When we decided to update MME1 and MME2 with the new statblock format, we promised to replace around 33% of the artwork. We also said that we would raise the price to $24.99. Since then we have replaced more than 60% of the artwork with better ones. It's looking like MME2 will have a lot more art replaced. To fund these, we've decided to raise the price of both MME1 and MME2 to $29.99. MME1 will have its final price change once it gets its final art pieces in place. MME2 will get its final price change once it gets its first PDF 2nd edition release.
If you already own the PDFs, then these changes won't affect you other than you getting better, updated products. Essentially, you gain the benefits of being the early supporters of the MME series as the improvements are funded by future buyers. If you plan on getting the 2nd edition PoDs, the price will remain near the original base price and shouldn't go over $79.99 (barring DrivethruRpg and industry rate changes).
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Dragonix M January 26, 2022 8:55 pm UTC
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UPDATE: The PoD/Hardcover option will be deactivated by June 2022 to prepare for the 2nd edition PDF that will will have a lot of new original artwork and address major fixes and updates to align with the new WoTC statblock standards which will be released soon. The new PoD will be available by the 3rd/4th quarter of 2022. Please note that the PDF price will increase to $24.99 once the 2nd edition update is released. If you already own the PDF, then you only need to download the new version. The classic 1e version of the PDF will remain as a downloadable option. The PoD price will NOT increase and remain the same as its regular price ($77.99).
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Dragonix M February 02, 2022 5:32 pm UTC
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There will be no errata but the pre-updated version pdf will always be available as an optional download.
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Ogre J February 05, 2022 7:30 pm UTC
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Any chance I can order the PoD for the second printing now? It would be nice if I could get the PDF now and the 2e PoD later, and still get the combo discount.
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Dragonix M February 06, 2022 1:00 am UTC
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Hi Ogre. No, sorry. The content for the second edition is still being developed. Expect its release in the 4th quarter of 2022.
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Meditating M December 13, 2021 11:50 pm UTC
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Is there a VTT Art Pack available for this book?
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Ogre J February 05, 2022 7:31 pm UTC
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Apparently DriveThruRPG has some kind of exclusive deal with Fantasy Grounds. I probably have the details wrong, but it's something along those lines.
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William B December 11, 2021 3:14 pm UTC
Hi, if I order the hardcover edition now will it include the fixes mentioned at the top of this page?
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Dragonix M December 11, 2021 3:22 pm UTC
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No, it will not. You need to wait until the 2nd edition is fully released through the PDF first (which won't happen until at least 3rd quarter of 2022).
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Ian F December 06, 2021 7:58 pm UTC
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The PDF bookmarks are messed up. There are duplicates of each section, but to make it worse each duplicate has different subsections missing from it. The previous MM Expanded has fantastic bookmarks, and this was a disappointing drop in quality in comparison. Any chance this can be fixed in an update?

Everything else about this is great, so would love to see it fixed.
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Steven W November 29, 2021 4:23 am UTC
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I've bought this for 13.39 on the black friday sale only to see this now a day or two later on sale for 5.99. It's a great product, but that does leave a bit of a sour taste in my mouth :(
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Daniel T November 27, 2021 10:09 am UTC
I was hoping to buy all 3 MME's for Christmas, but seen the not on improvements made. What kind of improvements?
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Dragonix M November 27, 2021 10:13 am UTC
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You can read the FAQ here: https://www.facebook.com/DragonixDnD/posts/1902211539961382
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Nela D October 23, 2021 10:23 am UTC
Hi,
I bough the first MME last year for my boyfriend as Christmas gift and he absolutely loved it ( me and other players less so XD) I wanted to buy him second part but noticed that you will be updating it and offer it long past Christmas. Can you please give me some run down of what is being fixed and updated so I can decide if I wanna risk it and buy this version?
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Dragonix M October 23, 2021 10:36 am UTC
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Hi Nela. You can read the FAQ about the updates here: https://www.facebook.com/DragonixDnD/posts/1902211539961382
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Nela D October 23, 2021 10:49 am UTC
Thanks! I think I will wait then, looks like massive update and I cannot say no to new and improved art :) I have second question. I thought that maybe I could skip ahead and buy MMEIII but that is not ready for printing. Any news about that? If it would be ready in November or early December? If it would be in December I am not sure it would be possible to ship it in time for Christmas to Czech rep. :/
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Paul R October 14, 2021 9:33 pm UTC
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How about a bundle price for all 3 volumes?
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Dragonix M October 14, 2021 10:34 pm UTC
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There are no plans for any bundles. DM's Guild prevents us from building bundles for PoD products. To avoid any confusion, I don't plan on putting any bundles for the pdf versions as well.
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Dragonix M September 17, 2021 4:49 pm UTC
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PRINT-ON-DEMAND/HARDCOVER NOTE: The PoD/Hardcover options will be DEACTIVATED by October 31, 2021. A new hardcover version will be prepared to address fixes and improvements and will be available by the 2nd quarter of 2022.
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Jerry T August 01, 2021 2:00 am UTC
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I don't know if it was already addressed somewhere else and I just didn't see it, but since I wouldn't know where to look, I'm asking here:

It seems as though the price went up (I believe the POD used to be $60). Why did this happen and will the price be going back down?
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Dragonix M August 01, 2021 2:09 am UTC
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Hi Jerry. The price increase was a site-wide increase for all print-on-demand products from DrivethruRPG and DM's Guild, which was implemented July 1. There was an email sent by the company to publishers but I don't have a copy. I have no idea if they will eventually lower the price again but the change was due to a shift in printing system.

I am working on a standard print (soft cover) but that will take some time (probably early next year).
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