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D&D 5E Monster Manual Expanded III is FINALLY OUT! Get it now from the DM's Guild!

Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
Monster Manual Expanded III Art Previews #14: Things are still getting darker. This time, it's a dark devotee of Orcus known as the Hierophant of Annihilation. And there are only seven of these in existence. As powerful as a balor, this demon can turn a slain mortal into a bodak with its gaze. Below is one such demon, currently toying with one of the three devas it just wiped the floor with. Artwork by Ruben de Vela.
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Stormonu

Legend
As someone who is starting to rely more and more on D&D Beyond, is there a way to access this content there (at least for 1 & 2)?
 

Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
As someone who is starting to rely more and more on D&D Beyond, is there a way to access this content there (at least for 1 & 2)?
Hi Stormonu. No, unfortunately not. Hopefully, in the future, DM's Guild and WotC (D&D Beyond) can agree to a certain deal. Until then, we can only acquire DM's Guild products through its official site.
 
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SkidAce

Legend
As someone who is starting to rely more and more on D&D Beyond, is there a way to access this content there (at least for 1 & 2)?
In a way you can. Its not "automagically" integrated.

But you can enter homebrew/purchased monsters into D&D Beyond for your own use.
 

anaxagoras

Villager
Especially given the truly enormous Dragon miniatures coming out...I hope that MM III has some stat blocks for Wyrm or Great Wyrm sized Dragons :)
 

Scottius

Explorer
So I went from not even knowing these books existed to having hardcovers of volumes 1 & 2 ordered thanks to this thread. These books are amazing and I am loving what I'm seeing for book 3.
 

dave2008

Legend
As someone who is starting to rely more and more on D&D Beyond, is there a way to access this content there (at least for 1 & 2)?
No, DMsGuild stuff is not available on DnDBeyond. It is not something @Nixlord has the power to offer unfortunately.

EDIT: However, MME 1 & 2 are available for Fantasy Grounds. Which is allowed to get DMsGuild content (I don't understand why WotC hasn't made similar deal with DnD Beyond yet).
 
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dave2008

Legend
@Nixlord, the first book(s) had a lot of recycled art, IIRC: however, these previews look to be all new art. Is that correct? The art in general looks really great, btw. The celestials are some the best ever seen in a D&D product.

I hope all this custom art didn't break your budget! I remember paying $500 to get portraits of the archons (for a planned DMs Guild submission that I never finished) and they were not as good as what you have shown here - I'm jealous!
 

Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
@Nixlord, the first book(s) had a lot of recycled art, IIRC: however, these previews look to be all new art. Is that correct? The art in general looks really great, btw. The celestials are some the best ever seen in a D&D product.

I hope all this custom art didn't break your budget! I remember paying $500 to get portraits of the archons (for a planned DMs Guild submission that I never finished) and they were not as good as what you have shown here - I'm jealous!
The third book will have about 90% original art. As for the budget... haha... yeah, let's just say this is a 'Thank You' to all those who supported the first two books. I reinvested a chunk of those books' income in commissioned art in order to make the third book really special, especially since I already got the PoD okayed. I thought about going Kickstarter for the third book but then decided to just go the DM's Guild route. :)
 
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dave2008

Legend
The third book will have about 90% original art. As for the budget... haha... yeah, let's just say this is a 'Thank You' to all those who supported the first two books. I reinvested a chunk of those books' income in commissioned art in order to make the third book really special, especially since I already got the PoD okayed. I thought about going Kickstarter for the third book but then decided to just go the DM's Guild route. :)
Very cool. TBD, this is the first MME I've really been interested in as art is a big thing for me ( and I tend to do my own monsters). I look forward to getting the PDF when it is available.
 


Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
So no waiting months and months for PoD this time around? :love:
Haha no definitely not for months and months. However, I am still contemplating on a PDF for a month only release at first so as to ensure we catch all typos and errors from customer feedback. I already have several editors lined up but we'll see. I really want this to be perfect but that might further delay the book's release. I already had 3 editors work on the previous books before print and we still didn't manage to catch all typos and errors. We'll see. But to answer your question again, no, definitely not months and months. :)
 

Haha no definitely not for months and months. However, I am still contemplating on a PDF for a month only release at first so as to ensure we catch all typos and errors from customer feedback. I already have several editors lined up but we'll see. I really want this to be perfect but that might further delay the book's release. I already had 3 editors work on the previous books before print and we still didn't manage to catch all typos and errors. We'll see. But to answer your question again, no, definitely not months and months. :)
That totally makes sense. I'll definitely buy the PDF and make sure to report back any typos or editing issues to make the PoD as good as it can be.
 

Rellott

Explorer
However, MME 1 & 2 are available for Fantasy Grounds. Which is allowed to get DMsGuild content (I don't understand why WotC hasn't made similar deal with DnD Beyond yet).

Because other people create the FG packages and its system just reads them. (I’m probably not using the right terminology at all... I don’t use FG.) Beyond, on the other hand, has a very anemic user-facing programming side, so it would be very difficult and sometimes even impossible for freelancers and creators to create their own Beyond files for Beyond to then sell. The Beyond team really has to be involved in it, and they’re way to small and spread thin as it is.
 

dave2008

Legend
Because other people create the FG packages and its system just reads them. (I’m probably not using the right terminology at all... I don’t use FG.) Beyond, on the other hand, has a very anemic user-facing programming side, so it would be very difficult and sometimes even impossible for freelancers and creators to create their own Beyond files for Beyond to then sell. The Beyond team really has to be involved in it, and they’re way to small and spread thin as it is.
Could be, but it still a fact that WotC doesn't allow DMsGuild content even if it is technically feasible.

EDIT: Though if what you said is correct, it could be from DnDBeyond and not WotC.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
Monster Manual Expanded III Art Previews #6: Today, it gets chilly as we share some new frost giants: the Shaman of Auril, the Warlock of Thrym, the Mammoth Rider, and the Huntress (with her winter wolf companion)! Next week, stone giants and a look at another dragon!

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Question about the Frost Giant riding the mammoth; I think for mounted combat, to ride something you need to be one size category smaller than the mount. And I think giants and mammoths are both huge?

Also the art is AMAZING!
 

Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
Question about the Frost Giant riding the mammoth; I think for mounted combat, to ride something you need to be one size category smaller than the mount. And I think giants and mammoths are both huge?

Also the art is AMAZING!
Thanks! Hmm, that can easily be fixed. I'll think of something. ;) Thanks for pointing it out though.
 
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