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D&D 5E Monster Manual Expanded III will be unleashed on July 30!


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ASHouser

Villager
We have the Brainstealer Dragon, Deep Dragon, Hellfire Wyrm, Brown and Grey Dragon, here's hoping for the Adamantine, Steel, Iron, and Mercury Dragons, and Yellow and Orange Dragons, Maybe Platinum, Prismatic, Radiant and Song if we're lucky. Still just bought the first two books and looking forward to when this one comes out. Thank you guys for this content!
 


Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
We have the Brainstealer Dragon, Deep Dragon, Hellfire Wyrm, Brown and Grey Dragon, here's hoping for the Adamantine, Steel, Iron, and Mercury Dragons, and Yellow and Orange Dragons, Maybe Platinum, Prismatic, Radiant and Song if we're lucky. Still just bought the first two books and looking forward to when this one comes out. Thank you guys for this content!
There are a few more dragons I haven't shared yet, but unfortunately, they are not on your list. I had to hold back because each dragon took 3-4 pages and I didn't want MME3 to be overloaded with too much of them. Plus, there's a rumor of a new draconomicon-style book that might come out later this year. However, if that isn't the case, I can still add some of them in MME4.

Again, though, I am pretty sure you should have plenty of new dragons to play around with until then. ;) The remaining ones yet to be shared are quite deadly. :)
 

Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
I was thinking that Noran was a Kampfult at first. Lots of plant creatures here I'm all in for this book as soon as it is available!
The kampfult almost made it but after doing several plant statblocks I noticed a trend that they were starting to look pretty much the same. So I had to drop it. And yes, there are 4 more plant previews coming in the next 2 weeks. ;)

Also, on a side note, it looks like the Death's Head made it into Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft. I'll wait until I see its statblocks but if it's pretty much the same creature, I'll probably drop the death's head tree. Don't worry, another statblock with art will take its place, although it probably won't be a plant anymore.
 

Scottius

Explorer
There are a few more dragons I haven't shared yet, but unfortunately, they are not on your list. I had to hold back because each dragon took 3-4 pages and I didn't want MME3 to be overloaded with too much of them. Plus, there's a rumor of a new draconomicon-style book that might come out later this year. However, if that isn't the case, I can still add some of them in MME4.

Again, though, I am pretty sure you should have plenty of new dragons to play around with until then. ;) The remaining ones yet to be shared are quite deadly. :)
MME4 confirmed! 😁
 


SPECTRE666

Explorer
Haha, I thought that was pretty much obvious. :p

But just to temper everyone's expectations, don't expect this to come out anytime soon. At least, not until mid/late next year.

bored waiting GIF
 


jerryrice4949

Adventurer
The art looks amazing. Ever thought of Kickstarting a book? I will probably get this book but overall I avoid POD through Lightning Source because I find the quality so average. Not just the binding but the paper, color brightness etc.
 

dave2008

Legend
The art looks amazing. Ever thought of Kickstarting a book? I will probably get this book but overall I avoid POD through Lightning Source because I find the quality so average. Not just the binding but the paper, color brightness etc.
You can't use WotC (D&D) IP and/or DMsGuild with Kickstarter. And all of their other books have been on DMsGuild, so I don't think a KS is likely.
 

jerryrice4949

Adventurer
You can't use WotC (D&D) IP and/or DMsGuild with Kickstarter. And all of their other books have been on DMsGuild, so I don't think a KS is likely.
I am not saying it is likely, just curious. While I understand what you are saying, it would be pretty easy with this art to make a great monster book without using their IP. Like I said I am probably going to get this but overall I seldom buy POD books through Lightning Source.
 

ASHouser

Villager
There are a few more dragons I haven't shared yet, but unfortunately, they are not on your list. I had to hold back because each dragon took 3-4 pages and I didn't want MME3 to be overloaded with too much of them. Plus, there's a rumor of a new draconomicon-style book that might come out later this year. However, if that isn't the case, I can still add some of them in MME4.

Again, though, I am pretty sure you should have plenty of new dragons to play around with until then. ;) The remaining ones yet to be shared are quite deadly. :)
I'm always down for dragons XD, still excited by what's been shown so far, and what's yet to be shown.
 

dave2008

Legend
I am not saying it is likely, just curious. While I understand what you are saying, it would be pretty easy with this art to make a great monster book without using their IP. Like I said I am probably going to get this but overall I seldom buy POD books through Lightning Source.
I generally don't buy books at all, mostly digital these days, but I have heard good things from the people who have gotten MME 1 & 2.

Maybe you could ask @SPECTRE666 about the quality, they just got their books on April 30th.
 



Nixlord

DM's Guild Author
Publisher
The art looks amazing. Ever thought of Kickstarting a book? I will probably get this book but overall I avoid POD through Lightning Source because I find the quality so average. Not just the binding but the paper, color brightness etc.

Yes, many times. This is something I plan to do maybe after MME 4 and maybe 1-2 other books. Right now, I want to continue building my brand first through DM's Guild. But yes, that's the goal.
 

Books are excellent. Worth the money.

My only complaint is that the corners of the covers were slightly dinged during shipping.

I'm looking forward to the next installment!
I have copies and would say the quality equals the WotC books, at least.
I think the quality is okay. Some of the images look like the resolution wasn't just right for printing. Not a major issue, but noticeable.
In no way do the $60 MMEs reach the quality of WotC's $50 books. This is not bashing the MMEs. It's just fact. And okay. I'm very pleased I got them - to flick through the hardcovers is just so much better than pdf.
I will buy the MMIII when it has been available a while to iron out most errata and when Drivethru/DM's Guild get their act together and set up an EU based printer.
 


dave2008

Legend
I think the quality is okay. Some of the images look like the resolution wasn't just right for printing. Not a major issue, but noticeable.
In no way do the $60 MMEs reach the quality of WotC's $50 books. This is not bashing the MMEs. It's just fact. And okay. I'm very pleased I got them - to flick through the hardcovers is just so much better than pdf.
I will buy the MMIII when it has been available a while to iron out most errata and when Drivethru/DM's Guild get their act together and set up an EU based printer.
Just curious are you saying the print / book quality is inferior or just the graphics / layout etc.?

The origin of this line of question was someone suggesting the print quality form DMsGuild was inferior, it had nothing to do with the MME itself.

I ask because I don't know - I am pretty much digital only these days.
 

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