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Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
Monster Manual Expanded III Art Previews #16: More monsters from the past! For this week and the next two, I'll be showcasing a variety of Sphinxes! Back from 3rd edition: the cunning Canisphinx and the vicious Luposphinx!
Sphinx - Canisphinx.png
Sphinx - Luposphinx.png
 



embee

Lawyer by day. Rules lawyer by night.
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Just wanted to share the cover for the next Monster Manual Expanded III, which will arrive sometime mid 2021. Kudos to
@rubendevela for the incredible art piece. The project is still in the pre-development phase so it's still a long ways to go but I will be sharing artwork previews in the coming weeks in this thread. For now, I hope you like the cover!
If that's the cover, then you'd better believe I'm keeping an inch on my shelf open just for the book.

Hell, who am I kidding? For the use I've gotten out of the first two books, I'm getting this one regardless of cover art.
 



Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
I'm not seeing popposable thumbs on these.

So who is putting the jewelry on them and what happens to them?
The androsphinx and gynosphinx most likely did it through magic. These ones, if not by magic, probably had their minions or slaves do it for them. Otherwise, the servants of those who employ them probably did. ;)
 

embee

Lawyer by day. Rules lawyer by night.
The androsphinx and gynosphinx most likely did it through magic. These ones, if not by magic, probably had their minions or slaves do it for them. Otherwise, the servants of those who employ them probably did. ;)
Their slaves TRIED to put it on the Crocosphinx. I still am unclear as to how they succeeeded.
 

Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
Their slaves TRIED to put it on the Crocosphinx. I still am unclear as to how they succeeeded.
I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean the crocosphinx would have killed them trying as a normal crocodile would? Sphinxes can be savage and cruel, yes, but they aren't animal-like. They're quite intelligent, vain, and very narcissistic. If they want to have jewelry on, they'll have it done.
 


dave2008

Legend
I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean the crocosphinx would have killed them trying as a normal crocodile would? Sphinxes can be savage and cruel, yes, but they aren't animal-like. They're quite intelligent, vain, and very narcissistic. If they want to have jewelry on, they'll have it done.
I think he was just being funny. Again, just want to say I am loving the art. When will this be available?
 

Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
I think he was just being funny. Again, just want to say I am loving the art. When will this be available?
Ahh, my bad. That one embarrassingly flew over my head. Sorry about that, embee.
Dave2008, I'm trying to release by June/July 2021. That's barring any more art delays and unfortunately, artwork is already delayed a month. But I'm hoping we'll catch up. But if there's any delay, I promise it will be worth it. A lot of the creatures in MME3 will help address current gaps in the existing official bestiaries, and I haven't shown some of them yet.
 

dave2008

Legend
Ahh, my bad. That one embarrassingly flew over my head. Sorry about that, embee.
Dave2008, I'm trying to release by June/July 2021. That's barring any more art delays and unfortunately, artwork is already delayed a month. But I'm hoping we'll catch up. But if there's any delay, I promise it will be worth it. A lot of the creatures in MME3 will help address current gaps in the existing official bestiaries, and I haven't shown some of them yet.
Thank you for the follow up. Don't rush it, get the art right. We can wait (I think).
 


Tyler Do'Urden

Soap Maker
Between Expanded Monster Manuals and the three Kobold Press manuals, there couldn't be any better 5e monster books. Maybe until Level Up, but both of these series already majorly upgrade monster effectiveness and originality.

The Total Party Kill Bestiaries Vol 1. and 2 are pretty great, too, if you're trying to challenge PCs above 10th level. :)
 

Rhuarc

Explorer
Great previews! Really looking forward to the release of this 3rd installment now :)
The first two books were already helpful, though as I have most of the original 3rd/4th edition books, the art was mostly a non-factor for me. Seeing that this one has so much original art is an instant must-buy for me!
 


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