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Monster Manual Expanded III (5E)

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HARDCOVER / PRINT-ON-DEMAND is now AVAILABLE!!!

Unleash over 300 terrifying new monsters!

Monster Manual Expanded III continues what the two previous Adamantine Best-Selling bestiaries have started, providing dungeon masters with additional creature options to help fill their adventures. There are 320 statblocks (using the new Monsters of the Multiverse statblock style) spread across this 280+ page tome, most of which are archetypes and variants found in the Monster Manual, Volo's Guide to Monsters, Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, and other official 5E adventurer books. There will be more new monsters this third time around, though, most of which come from earlier D&D editions. A large number of them will have legendary actions, giving the dungeon master more boss options. The biggest change, however, are the gorgeous, professionally commissioned art pieces that will inspire DMs and terrify players!

Why is it $34.99? We apologize if the price is higher than the previous two books but let us explain. The first two Monster Manual Expanded books used mostly stock art for the images. Monster Manual Expanded III, in contrast, has 140 exclusive artwork pieces that were commissioned from professional WOTC level artists. This is where the costs of the book went.  We need to price it at $34.99 for the book to earn a profit once a certain number of copies have been sold. Also, the average price per page of the top 20 DM's Guild books is between 15 to 19 cents. Monster Manual Expanded III only costs 12.2 cents per page. This, plus the exclusive artwork, means you are getting great value for your money.

Why is the Hardcover/PoD expensive? Costs of printing and paper globally have gone up during the pandemic. The cost of printing hardcover in DM's Guild has increased by 40% since March 2021, affecting not just MME3, but all hardcover options of other products in the DM's Guild, even the older ones.

Need Virtual Tabletop Tokens that use the book's art? Grab them from DrivethruRPG!

Where is the Fantasy Grounds version? You can grab it from the image link below!

MME III Fantasy Grounds Version 

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Paul K January 17, 2022 6:35 am UTC
Art looks great, this one seems much more worth getting a HC to flip thru, but don’t like multiple types in same piece. Prefer separate monster pics for each one to better capture from pdf and print and insert in the dm screen when they attack.
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Jan J January 15, 2022 12:35 pm UTC
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The links in the table of contents of the PDF version are not working for me. Will they be added later?
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Dragonix M January 15, 2022 6:12 pm UTC
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Yes, but not soon. In the meantime, you can use the bookmarks.
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Joe A January 13, 2022 5:34 am UTC
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I just tried to purchase the POD physical copy of this book, and was told during the process that it can't be shipped to a post office box address. Why is this? I have already purchased the previous two books and they were sent to my post office box.

What has happened to cause this change? I have a post office box for a reason, it means that any mail coming to me is more secure. I do not want want to compromise on this, especially when I am spending so much on a book.Is there any way of changing this requirement?
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Dragonix M January 13, 2022 7:29 am UTC
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I am sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, I am not really connected or work with with the publishing/printing section of DM's Guild. The best way I can suggest is to send a formal inquiry/request through here: https://support.dmsguild.com/hc/en-us/requests/new. They should respond quickly.
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Sam W December 29, 2021 7:46 pm UTC
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I really hate to ask this because I fear the answer but will the new PODs be the same in price or cheaper? I was waiting for MME3 to come out on POD before purchasing the others but DMsguild's new prices are preposterous!! Plus with the updates, I am glad I didn't get the PODs of the first two books yet but will likely not be buying any if they continue to be close to $80 per book excluding shipping costs! I know you have little control over this but there are many of us who would love to support this series but simply just can't afford such a hefty fee for a hobby book.
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Gaetan V January 02, 2022 8:25 am UTC
You're posting this 4 days after x-mas, in year 2 of the pandemic. The year where Europe literally ran out of paper on which to print books. WotC had to back up their own printing schedules for their own books and even their MTG product lines. And this particular book has a tremendous amount of fresh new art attached.

Sorry, but the whole hobby is at a crossroads here. Printed books are probably going up in price in 2022. Probably for everyone, probably forever. And books are now the most expensive way to enjoy this hobby.

I get it, not everybody likes the digital versions. It feels cool to have book on your shelf, that tangible object in your home. But the physical book is now the luxury version of D&D, so we'll have to adjust our expectations here.
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Sam W January 09, 2022 1:49 am UTC
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As I said, I feared the answer. I was merely curious because they had mentioned reprinting both previous books and it seemed to correlate with possibly the printing of the third. I have seen a recent push with companies going towards new printing services that are local and/or cheaper. That may or may not be available in this case but it didn't hurt to ask, because like you, I agree that drivethru/dmsguild POD's are now "luxury" items.

I purchased the pdf and would love to support the product further. Wasn't trying to sound entitled, just was trying to light-heartedly express how this puts the POD out of many people's price ranges. No need for anyone but the author to respond to my question though (which they have already elsewhere) so your response was fairly patronizing even if you didn't intend it to be so.
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Sam W January 09, 2022 2:04 am UTC
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Also I would like to note that the POD prices for MME3 were not out yet and the note about hardcover price was not there yet either so this question was not in response to that.
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Sam W January 09, 2022 12:01 pm UTC
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Edit: I understand better now that the printing offered is in-house and that is why the price is, and will be what drivethru/dmsguild makes it. Also the timing of my comment I mentioned was wrong but I don't know how I had missed seeing a POD price since my comment was made after attempting to buy all three books and not having the POD available to purchase yet...very confusing. Anyways it's too bad DMsguild and Drivethru seem to be the ones hit hardest seeing that the other outlets I use for gaming content haven't seen quite a drastic of a spike in price.
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Nathaniel L December 28, 2021 6:25 pm UTC
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The Bugbear Beastlord's Attack Legendary Action's text is cutoff. I'm going to assume that the missing word is "longbow"? :)
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Marc C December 25, 2021 7:11 pm UTC
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Been waiting SO LONG for the hardcopy of this! The extra cost sucks, but my bookshelf is crying out for it...so I have no choice.

Damn you, Dragonix, for being so damn good!
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Charles D December 24, 2021 11:21 am UTC
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I received an email about my copy being shipped on 12-15-21, however, there is no tracking number, and it has been going on 10 days and nothing received yet. Any chance of an update? Or, how can i reach out to the publisher to get a tracking number? tyvm for your reply.
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Dragonix M December 24, 2021 8:32 pm UTC
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Hi Charles. Please head over to the customer support link here: https://support.dmsguild.com/hc/en-us/requests/new and submit a request. They should give you a response soon.
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Fable S December 21, 2021 5:11 am UTC
So the book hardcopy is going to be costing close to 100 dollars from now on?
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Dragonix M December 21, 2021 10:56 am UTC
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For now, yes. Because of the rising costs of printing and paper due to the pandemic, print-on-demand costs have increased more than 60% since March of 2021. This doesn't just affect the MME3 book, but all hardcover books available in the DM's Guild.
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Donald C December 16, 2021 5:58 am UTC
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Oh yeah, I'm so ready to get this hardback. LOVE the content, I've been asking anyone who asks me what to get me for christmas "DMs Guild gift cards!" just for this beauty. Be ordering this soon!

Also, noticed there's a draconomicon hardback discount for those of us who ordered the PDF, anything like that here?
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Jerry T December 13, 2021 12:42 pm UTC
My job has opened back up, and now that I'm making money again, I hope to order this before too long.
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Dragonix M December 13, 2021 1:30 pm UTC
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Glad to hear that, Jerry!
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Dragonix M December 10, 2021 8:24 pm UTC
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UPDATE: HARDCOVER/Print-on-Demand is now available!
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Jay D December 12, 2021 5:12 pm UTC
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Thanks for updating, ordered my hardcover the other day!
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clive S December 12, 2021 7:32 pm UTC
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Ordered my Hardcover
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Dragonix M December 13, 2021 9:26 am UTC
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Thanks, Jay!
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Dragonix M December 13, 2021 9:27 am UTC
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Thanks, Clive!
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Terry T December 06, 2021 7:08 am UTC
Are the contents of the other expansion books in this one as well?
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Dragonix M December 10, 2021 8:23 pm UTC
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No, as with each and every book, the content is entirely new and different.
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ra A December 03, 2021 11:46 am UTC
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When will the physical book be available for purchase? The art is too good to just see it in PDF form. Definitely a beautiful reference you would want physical.
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Dragonix M December 03, 2021 12:18 pm UTC
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I am just waiting for the proofs to arrive. Unfortunately, due to the recent rise of the Omicron pandemic, the shipment has been delayed. Once it arrives and there are no issues, then the physical will be available for sale. Until then, I can't give a date but I am hoping it will be within the next 1-2 weeks.
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Marc C December 05, 2021 4:13 pm UTC
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Came here for this news. Thanks for the update! Eagerly awaiting the print version for sale!
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Jon H December 08, 2021 7:23 pm UTC
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Same - hurry up already :P
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Dragonix M December 09, 2021 8:32 am UTC
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The hardcover is available now. :)
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Keith L November 28, 2021 6:04 am UTC
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Super amazing achievement with this book. Worth every penny. It a little annoying that the Table of Contents linking seems to not work... I'm using acrobat on iPad, and it doesn't work (although it appears to work for your other editions). Much respect and thanks!
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Dragonix M November 28, 2021 8:14 am UTC
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Thanks, I'll address that issue in a future release, just please don't expect it anytime soon.
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Dragonix M November 10, 2021 5:40 am UTC
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Hi all. If you're wondering why MME3 suddenly dropped from the top 2 spot and also lost its Platinum best-selling medal, it's because we are currently prepping the PoD versions and somehow the book's start date (Oct.29) got pushed to the latest date. We are still in a Premedia phase (prepping trial/draft) so please be patient. In the meantime, I've emailed DM's Guild's administrators about the date switch error and hopefully they'll fix it soon.
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Dragonix M November 10, 2021 11:00 pm UTC
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Update: The start date's been corrected but the metal counter (and my sales counter) still has not been fixed. Emailed them the issue.
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Dragonix M November 11, 2021 1:11 am UTC
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Update: All fixed now.
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clive S November 11, 2021 5:51 am UTC
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Any expected date we can purchase the POD (Excited)
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Dragonix M November 11, 2021 8:49 am UTC
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Hi Clive. I can't give an exact date because I am still currently waiting for the PoD approval, which can take a few days. If approved, then I still have to order the physical drafts. Shipping times can be very unpredictable, even at premium rates (fastest) due to the pandemic and the coming holidays. Once I get the copies and there are no issues, they will become available. So best (no PoD issue and shipping delays) estimate for the release would be around early December if we're lucky. Hope you understand.
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clive S November 11, 2021 9:26 am UTC
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Potentially early December, awesome, I was expecting longer.
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clive S November 11, 2021 9:27 am UTC
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Any idea on cost of POD. I want to plan and 100% will get
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Dragonix M November 11, 2021 10:41 am UTC
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no idea until it gets approved.
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Lowesky R November 19, 2021 11:54 pm UTC
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Is there anyone we can politely nudge on our end to get it approved ASAP? Want to order and have for Christmas and we're cutting it close!!!
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Dragonix M November 22, 2021 6:03 pm UTC
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Hi Lowesky. Thanks for your interest in getting the book asap. I believe you can email dmsguild@onebookshelf.com to send that polite nudge. :)
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Lowesky R November 23, 2021 3:21 am UTC
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Done! Let's nudge ya'll!
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clive S November 23, 2021 10:12 am UTC
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Done
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Dragonix M December 09, 2021 2:48 pm UTC
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Good news! The PoD is now available! :)
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Paul R October 14, 2021 10:45 pm UTC
Is there a discounted bundle for all three volumes?
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Dragonix M October 14, 2021 10:50 pm UTC
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Already answered your question in the other thread but repeating it here. There are no plans for any discounted bundle. Because DM's Guild doesn't have an option to bundle print-on-demand titles, I decided not to have any discount for the pdfs as well to avoid any confusion.
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