This guide is worth every penny. It's my first time being a DM. I have played almost exclusively wizard (with some dabbling in Ranger, Monk, and Rogue) for the last 3 years, so I thought DMM would be a perfect fit for me. We are entering the 12 level after over 6 months of playing, and this guide has been crucial in my planning for the level. Even if I am not using the Game show idea, the tactics, the description of the level, and ideas it spawns had been super helpful since the DMM book is very sparse many times with details. I use the Monster DMM Specific Manual exclusively. Everything about this companion has made my life so much easier. I missed the comment about the complementary copy, since I already had the first 3 companions, and it would have been cheaper to get the last two, and then get the complete as a complementary copy. But I don't regret spending the extra $10. This has been worth it.
[5 of 5 Stars!]