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Monster Manual Expanded II (5E)

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Monster Manual Expanded II is the sequel to the MITHRAL-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!  

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

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

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Chris S August 09, 2020 7:31 pm UTC
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Is there any way I could get the token pictures for these monsters? My roommate bought me the PDF and hardcover of the 1st expansion and I just bought the PDF and hardcover for the 2nd expansion. It would extremely helpful and save me a lot of time if there was anyway to get these.
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Dragonix M August 10, 2020 1:50 pm UTC
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Hi Chris,

Unfortunately, I can't. Most of the artwork are licensed thru DM's Guild so I'm obliged not to share them, not outside DMG at least. But since you're a member of DMG, you can grab majority of the artwork from the DMG Resource packs. They are available and free in the store. The rest are licensed as well, but thru Drivethrurpg and, unlike the DMG packs, they require payment.

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Chris S August 12, 2020 3:56 am UTC
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I was not even aware of this. Thank you for your help!
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Liz M August 06, 2020 2:02 am UTC
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Hey Dragonix, I’ve got a monster I’m planning to use for my Tier 4 Eberron characters, and I was wondering if you could provide any balancing advice to assure that I provide a fair encounter, yet not outright kill my Lvl 18 PCs. Here is the prototype monster :
Sora Katra
Medium Fey, Chaotic Evil
Armor Class : 17 (natural armor)
HP : 215 (25d10 + 65)
Speed : 40 feet, fly 40 feet (hover)
Strength: 18 (+4) Dexterity: 20 (+5) Constitution : 20 (+ 5) Intelligence : 16 (+3) Wisdom : 22 (+ 6) Charisma : 25 (+ 7)
Saving Throws : Dex + 11 Wis + 12 Cha + 14
Skills : Deception + 17 Persuasion + 21 Insight + 17 Perception + 16
Languages : all, telepathy 120ft
Damage Resistances: fire, lightning, bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities : Acid, Poison
Condition Immunities: Charmed, Frightened, Poisoned,
Senses : truesight 120 ft, Passive Perception 21
Challenge Rating : 24 (62,000 exp)

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Liz M August 06, 2020 3:58 am UTC
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And yes, I indeed used your “Elder Green Hag” stat block from MME1 for inspiration.
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Dragonix M August 06, 2020 4:13 pm UTC
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Hi Liz. :)

So I checked Sora and her stats (I'm assuming she's female). Based on my calculations on paper, she is showing up as just CR 21 to me (this is at 206 damage per round average, with horrid wilting, psychic scream, and prismatic spray hitting at least 3 characters each time and using lightning bolt every round) so I think she should be a challenging enough encounter. If your players have energy resistances or have high spell saves/avoidance, they might get lucky and deal with her easily. However, if you want her to be tougher, I suggest doing hit and run tactics with her. If her baleful curses have no limits (more than 1 baleful curse at a time), then have her go invisible passage, wait for your players to have a normal encounter with her minions (if they are in her lair), then use baleful curse at each player. If discovered, have her flee. She just keeps doing this each time the party gets distracted with another encounter, until they run out of remove curses or are forced to rest....See more
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Liz M August 06, 2020 5:15 pm UTC
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Thanks! I was actually aiming for her to have hit-and-run tactics similar to yours, as her troll minions would act as HP sponges, whilst she unloaded spells on my fighter and barbarian. Sadly, my party doesn’t have high spell avoidance, so she will probably be tough enough for them. I’ll also allow curses to stack, as you suggested, but I don’t think that having 6 new flaws is a good idea. Maybe only 1 flaw at a time? Once again, thanks for helping me with this. I want it to be a tough final encounter for my campaign, and I’m not afraid to be a little cruel to my party :)
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Mike L July 24, 2020 10:32 pm UTC
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Recently purchased the book and saw that you've mentioned fixing some typos ... pg. 26 Lesser Boneclaw under languages. Common has a typo.
Great Book, my players hate it! Looking forward to MMEIII.
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Dragonix M August 06, 2020 5:19 pm UTC
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Thanks Mike!
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Deimanas B July 24, 2020 2:26 pm UTC
Hello, how long will the premium hard covers be avaiable for purchase?

Because i am planning to purchase both of the mm expanded editions next month, will they still be avaiable then?

Also keep up the good work! Cant wait for a mm expanded part 3

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Dragonix M July 24, 2020 2:43 pm UTC
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Thanks! They should be available forever as long as the site is up. ;)
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Rotrude R July 21, 2020 1:58 am UTC
Any plans to add this to Roll20 Marketplace? I want to use it, but the thought of manually adding all of these creatures there is a no go.
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Dragonix M July 21, 2020 8:36 am UTC
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Hi Rotrude. There are no plans. It's not because I don't want to, but it's because I can't. Once you release a product through DM's Guild, you enter into an agreement that you can't sell it anywhere else. And since you can only purchase Roll20 products through their Marketplace, it makes it impossible.
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ChritoadGaming P July 19, 2020 4:30 am UTC
Can we suggest things for the next monster Manual?
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Dragonix M July 19, 2020 3:24 pm UTC
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Of course. I can't promise anything but these can help if I need to add more to my current list.
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Joshua K July 17, 2020 12:59 am UTC
Hey Dragonix M,

I've been reading the reviews and I'm super excited about getting MM Expanded I and II. I have noticed, though, that several recent comments mention some typos in the text. I'd like to get the hardcopies, but I don't want to buy them before errors have been fixed. It sounds like you're on it, but is there an estimate as to when I could order the hardcopy and expect not to end up with those typos? Thanks!

Cheers
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Dragonix M July 17, 2020 2:30 am UTC
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Hi Joshua! For now I can only update the pdfs. Revising the hardcovers are unfortunately not possible at the moment. These will require a much more complicated process and will usually initiate from DM's Guild. I apologize for the typos. I did hire 3 editors but not all issues were caught before print. But I promise you the typos are very very minimal considering the 320+ pages of content you will get. The issues are mostly in the dragon section but you can easily ignore them if you are already familiar with their abilities. Again, apologies for being unable to revise the hardcovers.
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Nicholas S July 15, 2020 6:13 pm UTC
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@Dragonix M, can I get a front shot of the POD version of these 2 books for running ads?
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Dragonix M July 15, 2020 8:50 pm UTC
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Hi Nicholas. I'm sorry, can you provide me with more information about your request? What's the context? What are the ads for? etc? Thanks!
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Nicholas S August 07, 2020 12:28 am UTC
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I want to advertise your book using my affiliate code for DMsGuild on the website for my fantasy novel at https://Vhaidra.com
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Dragonix M August 07, 2020 7:08 pm UTC
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so you mean you need a high resolution version? just the covers?
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Jason G July 08, 2020 2:02 am UTC
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Hi budy loving the product. Not sure if this has been bort up but juvenile blue dragon has the rong breath element. Looking forward to your future products
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Dragonix M July 09, 2020 9:36 am UTC
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Hi Jason. Thanks! Will fix it in the next pdf update!
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Chris K July 07, 2020 6:22 pm UTC
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Phenomenal quality and variety - adds those missing creatures you want back from older editions, and also gives some upgraded mobs from the MM for quick use at higher levels. An absolute must to pick up!
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Callum S July 06, 2020 12:58 pm UTC
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Are there any other monster manuals in the works?
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Dragonix M July 06, 2020 4:14 pm UTC
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Yes, but it's still a long ways off. But artwork for it has already started.
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Erwin G July 03, 2020 7:41 pm UTC
Got the hardcover recently. Not disappointed with my purchase! However I am noticing a few typos / monster stat block 'mistakes' (Such as the Aranea being a 5th-level caster while the book states 6, it mentioning 'the giant', which it isn't, in its quickened spell sorcery point action, or a double space near the end of the first sentence of the Dracolisk's description). Overall though these things are minor, though I wanted to make sure that you're aware :)
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Dragonix M July 03, 2020 9:13 pm UTC
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Thanks Erwin! Good catches. Glad you like the book! I'll add these to the fix list for the pdf!
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Sean V June 27, 2020 1:54 am UTC
It's the Monster Manual Expanded Expansion! I regret nothing
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Karen G June 25, 2020 6:51 pm UTC
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An excellent source, as was the first Monster Manual Expanded. I just finished the kfc spreadsheet for Kobold Fight Club. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UAM-sGW5UX6N4Lxm7wYCKxGZYcD75ZjKIR20iyKuY2M/edit?usp=sharing
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Dragonix M July 03, 2020 9:11 pm UTC
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Huge thanks Karen! I owe you!. I've sent you a message on reddit!
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Michael C June 15, 2020 5:25 pm UTC
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Hello Mannix "Dragonix" Manansala

I have bought both of the Monster Manual Expanded and expanded 2. I enjoy them both. they are adding a great flavor to my games. Many of my player have experienced the new monsters or reskinned monsters and it makes them think.

The players have no idea how to defeat them with out fighting them. Just past knowledge from the original MM does not work any more. So far not many players have these books and that is great that way players can not study the monsters that could be used and use that knowledge in game.

My favorite is mme2 because of the stat blocks you have for Asmodeus, Lolth, Mephistopheles
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Dragonix M July 09, 2020 9:39 am UTC
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Thanks Michael! And thanks for sharing! Those are partly the same reasons I started making customizations of my own, even before releasing the pdf/books. That and I had too many miniatures! :)
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Sean Z June 09, 2020 10:54 pm UTC
Hi Dragonix

I purchased both of your MME's and enjoy them a lot. I think you've done a great job balancing them similar to the core books and that's an area I can't say your competitors do very well. I've come to entreat you, nay, I have come to beg of you to index your work on the encounter building website Kobold Fight Club (KFC).

KFC is a free website that indexes creatures and allows people to create random encounters for books they have purchased. In order to index your work you need name, alignment, terrain types found, cr, size, and type. Because no information for hp, traits, or actions is included, it's useless without having purchased the book.

By indexing with them you'll basically be promoting your own work to anyone who uses KFC and I think there are a lot of us out there. I hope you consider it.

Also, any plans on MME3?
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Dragonix M June 09, 2020 11:11 pm UTC
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Hi Sean! Thank you!
I believe someone already did it, at least for the first book. She left me a reddit link:
https://www.reddit.com/r/asmor/comments/b1l337/list_of_communityadded_kfc_content_2_electric/
Try reaching out to her to see if she was able to do the second book too.
I've already sent her a message too and made her an offer. We'll see.
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Dragonix M June 09, 2020 11:19 pm UTC
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And yes, of course, I do have plans for MME3. I just have to finish my current projects. ;)
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Karen G June 25, 2020 6:52 pm UTC
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I just finished the KFC sheet of this one, on Dragonix's request. The link is https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UAM-sGW5UX6N4Lxm7wYCKxGZYcD75ZjKIR20iyKuY2M/edit?usp=sharing
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