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Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
Just checking in on the date, still a go for PDF release in 2 weeks? This art is gorgeous.
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Bitbrain

Fully vaccinated!
Monster Manual Expanded III Art Previews #49: The last batch of humanoids, and they are the much-needed aquatic kuo-toans and sahuagins! Just two more previews after this one! 12 days to go!
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Thank you for sharing all of this wonderful artwork.

My favorites so far have been:
  • Frost Giants
  • Fire Giants
  • the Crocosphinx
  • the Hellfire Wyrm
  • Bullywugs
  • the Noran
  • the Dragonroot Tree
  • the Clockwork Beholder
  • the Brown Dragon
  • the Three-headed Red Dragon
  • the Two-headed Black Dragon
  • the Sarimanok
  • Orcs
  • Orogs
  • Sahuagin
 

RoughCoronet0

Dragon Lover
These art pieces are stunning, the artists deserve all the praise they can get for them. While I haven't purchased your Monster Manual Expanded books yet as I'm still a bit of a ways off from stepping into the DM role (and in the early stages of creating a homebrew world), these are at the very top of my list to purchase for sure. I also can't wait to see the eventual MME4 (even if its a ways off) and the art you are able to commission for that as well.
 











Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
I just wanted to share some numbers. Monster Manual Expanded III will have a total of 286 pages, 320 creature statblocks, and over 140 pieces of exclusive and nonstock artwork (with nearly all statblocks represented by art)! The PDF will retail for $34.99, coming only at 12.2 cents a page (the total average of the top 10 best-sellers ranges from 16-19 cents a page). Below is the breakdown of the types of creatures appearing in Monster Manual Expanded III. I separated the NPCs (customizable humanoid archetypes) from the Humanoids (goblinoids, orcs, etc.).
3 days to go before release!

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dave2008

Legend
I just wanted to share some numbers. Monster Manual Expanded III will have a total of 286 pages, 320 creature statblocks, and over 140 pieces of exclusive and nonstock artwork (with nearly all statblocks represented by art)! The PDF will retail for $34.99, coming only at 12.2 cents a page (the total average of the top 10 best-sellers ranges from 16-19 cents a page). Below is the breakdown of the types of creatures appearing in Monster Manual Expanded III. I separated the NPCs (customizable humanoid archetypes) from the Humanoids (goblinoids, orcs, etc.).
3 days to go before release!

Just curious, any particular reason for so few Elementals? Do you pretty much cover them in your previous books?

PS Just to be clear I am getting this book when it comes out, so it is not a criticism. I am just curious.
 

Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
Just curious, any particular reason for so few Elementals? Do you pretty much cover them in your previous books?

PS Just to be clear I am getting this book when it comes out, so it is not a criticism. I am just curious.
Good question. No particular reason except that there just wasn't enough to work on/build on (from previous versions), so I just focused on the 4 standard paraelemental types (ice, ooze, magma, smoke). I thought about giving different sizes/ages but I opted to just go for other creatures instead. I could still add them in later but I'm also trying to limit the pages to minimize PoD costs.

Oh and for your other question, yes. In the previous books, I added variants of the genies and standard elementals.
 
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Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
Just curious, any particular reason for so few Elementals? Do you pretty much cover them in your previous books?

PS Just to be clear I am getting this book when it comes out, so it is not a criticism. I am just curious.

I also made azers, salamanders, xorns, gargoyle, and galeb duhr variants in the previous 2 books.

The additional salamander variants almost made it in MME3 but I ran out of time for the artwork so they will have to wait until MME4.
 

g-unit0301

Villager
I also made azers, salamanders, xorns, gargoyle, and galeb duhr variants in the previous 2 books.

The additional salamander variants almost made it in MME3 but I ran out of time for the artwork so they will have to wait until MME4.
Did you just low key confirm that there will be a MME4?! My guy 3 isn’t even out yet and now I’m already anticipating 4 😭
 

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