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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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Neal D D January 15, 2021 3:12 pm UTC
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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mattheis J January 14, 2021 4:20 am UTC
im not sure if its been reported, but i noticed in the sample pictures that in the description for goblin sharpshooter it said shot bow instead of short bow.
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Danielle B December 04, 2020 6:48 pm UTC
I purchased the hardback of the books, and man do I love these montsers!
Thank you so much for going the extra mile for the community.

Have you ever thought about selling these as books on the two VTT? Personally, I would buy them again on my VTT just to save me the time of having to find artwork, making the character sheets, etc.

Happy to hear that MMEIII is coming out soon!
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Dragonix M December 05, 2020 12:49 pm UTC
You are most welcome, Danielle!

As per our license agreement with DM's Guild, we can only sell the books (and their other format) through DM's Guild. The only VTT we can support currently is Fantasy Grounds. All of our books already have FG formats and are available in DM's Guild. Hope that helps! :)
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Danielle B December 07, 2020 10:03 pm UTC
Thank you for the quickly reply! I don't play on Fantasy Grounds :-(
however, it's good to know there is a version available just in case a switch happens.
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Luke C November 25, 2020 9:22 am UTC
This manual and the first 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
Thank you again, Luke! I'm very grateful! :)
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Liz M November 21, 2020 8:05 pm UTC
Hey Dragonix,
I decided to homebrew a godlike version of Auril to extend my game of RotF similar to the ending of Tyranny of Dragons. As the final session starting in a week with my five lvl 14 PCs, are there any recommendations on how to use the monster and to make it easier for my PCs : any debuffs that I should consider?

Medium Elemental (Lesser Deity), Neutral Evil
Armor Class : 22 (Natural Armor)
Hit Points : 450 (30d12 + 240)
Speed : 50 ft, fly 30 ft
Strength : 24 (+7) Dexterity : 20 (+5) Constitution : 26 (+8) Intelligence : 24 (+7) Wisdom : 26 (+8) Charisma : 28 (+9)
Saving Throws : Str + 16 Dex + 14 Con + 17 Int + 16 Wis + 17 Cha + 19
Skills : Deception + 15, Insight + 14, Intimidation + 14, Perception + 16
Damage Resistances : acid, fire, radiant, necrotic, force,
Damage Immunities : cold, poison, bludgeoning piercing and slashing damage from non magical attacks
Condition Immunities : charmed, exhaustion, frightened,...See more
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Dragonix M November 23, 2020 6:14 am UTC
I think you already have enough debuffs on this potent version of Auril. I'd say she is already too powerful. If you want to make her weaker, I'd say reduce her melee damage output to reduce the chances of her killing one character per round.
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Dragonix M October 19, 2020 1:57 pm UTC
*** v1.12 Update Released ***
1. Fixed minor typos
- blue dragon (acid breath to lightning breath)
- aranea (5th to 6th level caster spells, giant to aranea)
- yuan-ti spy (shapechanger to humanoid yuan-ti)
- lesser boneclaw (languages common)
- Lolth (languages common to undercommon)
- wolf zombie (large to medium, beak to blte)
- Various: changed humanoid (any) to humanoid (any race)

2. Updated Previews section
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Nicolas T October 17, 2020 4:37 am UTC
If I order both MM expanded 1 and 2 (or maybe 3 if he gets released by then) do I save on the shipping fees?
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Dragonix M October 17, 2020 4:46 am UTC
Yes, you will definitely save A LOT (at least 45%) on shipping fees if you order both at the same time.
MME3 won't be released until mid 2021 so consider not waiting for that one. ;)
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JOSEPH C October 13, 2020 6:33 pm UTC
I just wanted to ask for clarification. The stat blocks included in part 2 (and the upcoming part 3) is there any cross over with part 1? That is to say are there monster stats in part 2 that are already included in part 1 and will part 3 have stats already in part 1 or 2? Is there a lot of overlap?
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Dragonix M October 13, 2020 6:38 pm UTC
Hi Joseph. There is no overlap. All are unique per book.
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JOSEPH C October 13, 2020 7:36 pm UTC
Great! Thanks a lot for the fast reply!
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Rick S September 25, 2020 9:37 pm UTC
Hallo. I noticed in mine copy in the Juvenile Blue Dragon statblock (page 97)a mistake, it says Acid instead of Lightning in the Breath Weapon description. Is this reported before?
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Dragonix M September 26, 2020 12:10 am UTC
Yes we are aware of it and has been reported before. The pdf will be updated soon.
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Dragonix M September 26, 2020 12:25 am UTC
And thanks by the way!
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Darrian P September 08, 2020 1:41 pm UTC
Is there anyway for this and MMEI to be imported into DnDBeyond or transferred into that for use as well? Or do I have to indvidually upload each monster for use in their system? (I would of course keep it private to just my personal use and campaigns)
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Dragonix M September 08, 2020 3:21 pm UTC
Hi Darrian! Sorry, the content is exclusive to DM's Guild as per licensing rules. However, no one is going to stop you from copying statblocks you want to use over to DnD Beyond for your personal use as you just mentioned. :)
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Paul A August 28, 2020 6:01 pm UTC
Regarding Class Talents: was there suppose to be only Barbarian talents and half of Bard talents in the book without the rest of the class talents? I feel like I might be missing some pages. Either way, I'm still happy with my purchase.
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Dragonix M August 28, 2020 9:57 pm UTC
Hi Paul. Yes, it was just preview. If you want to get the full version, look for Character Options: Talents I.
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Paul A August 31, 2020 2:00 am UTC
That makes sense. That's awesome! I will look into it. Thanks!
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Matthew W August 20, 2020 7:54 pm UTC
This looks super legitimate, is this official WOTC stuff?? Or just someone who has spent amazing time and effort to create WOTC quality stuff?
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Dragonix M August 21, 2020 5:40 am UTC
Hi Matthew. If you mean released through WoTC then no, they aren't. As with most DM's Guild titles, these are third party licensed by WoTC through their affiliate DM's Guild. Through this partnership, we are allowed to use WoTC IP and create our own content. And thanks!
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Adam G August 16, 2020 1:34 am UTC
Did you say (somewhere else, I can't remember) that there is a Monster Manual III in the works?

If so, you're the gift that keeps on giving! If not, same thing really.
I love these monsters.
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Dragonix M August 16, 2020 1:44 am UTC
Thanks Adam! If you mean Monster Manual Expanded III, then yes, there is but it's still a long ways off. I'm still trying to finish my current book (Monster Talents II). Don't expect MME3 to arrive this year. However, artwork for it is already being done and I should be able to provide sneak previews later this year. ;)
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shane K August 21, 2020 4:13 am UTC
Well u have war trolls and different dragons
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Dragonix M October 19, 2020 12:21 pm UTC
Hi Shane, yes. There'll be different dragons coming to MME3. You should check the previews in my twitter or FB page.
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Chris S August 09, 2020 7:31 pm UTC
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thanks Mike!
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