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Monster Manual Expanded II (5E)

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“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


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

- Bob World Builder


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!  

PRINT-ON-DEMAND/HARDCOVER NOTE: The PoD won't be available until the late 2nd quarter of 2023. The second edition update is still ongoing and more artwork will be added to replace old ones. Statblocks will continue to be improved to match the current standards.

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!

CoverBlackspawn CrawlerZarielAspect of ZuggtmoyBaelGray HagGougerRedspawn FirebelcherBluespawn StormlizardCholdrith High PriestessYoung Froghemoth


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Stan M December 02, 2022 3:19 pm UTC
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When will a physical copy be available?
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John C December 01, 2022 7:24 am UTC
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First off, great work.

Maybe it's in your plans for an update already, but just saying, I kinda think Lolth and the archdevils in this book (not the aspects, of course!) should also have lair actions.
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Dragonix M December 01, 2022 8:20 am UTC
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They will get them before the final update. Space has already been provided in the layout.
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Dragonix M November 20, 2022 12:35 am UTC
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*** Update 2.01 released! ***
- added more new artwork
- some statblocks updated and refined

Note that this is still not the final update. More artwork and edits are being done.
Index pages and CR page #s are still not accurate. These will be fixed when the final update is completed.
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Jeffrey G November 12, 2022 9:31 pm UTC
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Minor Typo: Page 295, the CR 3 List
Hammerer is listed as page 39, but should be page 57.
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Jeffrey G November 12, 2022 9:35 pm UTC
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Also,
Page 295, the CR 1 List
Clockroach is listed as page 38, but should be page 56.

Page 295, the CR 3 List
Pulverizer is listed as page 39, but should be page 57.

Page 296, the CR 11 List
Arcane Ballista is listed as page 38, but should be page 56.
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Dragonix M November 13, 2022 2:37 am UTC
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Thanks, Jeffrey. I'll have this fixed in the next update.
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Finn-Jonas K November 16, 2022 9:49 pm UTC
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Page 71; some text got mingled in the art and the "Reckless Brutes" text is missing some text
Page 189; title is missing "Giant" from "Maur (Hunched Giant)"
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Dragonix M November 16, 2022 9:59 pm UTC
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Thank you, these will be fixed in the next update. :)
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Dragonix M November 19, 2022 12:22 am UTC
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The pages of the CR listings and index pages are all currently incorrect due to the updates still being processed. They will be addressed once all the updates are completed.
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Dragonix M October 02, 2022 12:50 pm UTC
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***** 2ND EDITION UPDATE RELEASED!!! *****
MME II has now been updated to the 2nd Edition!!!
Note that this isn't the final update.
This will be the first of a monthly update that will bring more new artwork and further refinements to its statblocks.
The next few updates will focus on updating obsolete statblock entries to match their Monsters from the Multiverse counterparts.
The PoD/Hardcover will not be available until the 2nd Edition is finalized. Expect this to be around 2nd Quarter of 2023.
The old 1st edition classic version is still available for download.
Enjoy!
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Ben C October 07, 2022 4:21 am UTC
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When all the art is finalized are you planning on releasing a token pack like you did for the other 2?
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Dragonix M October 07, 2022 6:50 am UTC
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Yes.
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Christopher B October 10, 2022 6:58 am UTC
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I noticed you made Lolth's demon lord stat block somewhat weaker (less damage for some attacks, no continuing poison damage, nor more noxious webbing, reduced legendary resistance saves, etc), but you made her aspect more powerful (a strong aspect does make sense to me). Were these changes to be consistent with the new overall format?
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Dragonix M October 10, 2022 2:01 pm UTC
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Before I answer, I just want to let you know that this is just the first update. I will still continue to review each and every statblock. None of the stat blocks are in their final state. In fact, Lolth's melee attacks should all be force damage (this will be changed in the next update).

Now having said that, your observations might seem true at first glance. But to start with, the 1st edition Lolth was a bit overpowered for her ability to summon a Yochlol. I had to remove this too. True, I've reduced some of the old features. The intention here was to reduce DM management. The other was to make sure the power level matches its CR. You might think that because of the reductions it looks weaker. It is not. I think you might have failed to notice its ability to now cast a spell using its legendary actions. Being able to cast Maddening Darkness and Psychic Scream, and Dominate Person in the first three turns makes Lolth actually potentially more dangerous than its 1st edition version.
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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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Shane E October 03, 2022 1:57 am UTC
just checkin out the new stuff. lookin pretty good :) still waitin. (we sell no wine until it's time..)
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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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