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The Weapon Invention action of the kobold inventor in Tomb of Annihilation references Appendix A in its weapon invention action for pot of rot grubs:

Rot Grub Pot. The kobold throws a clay pot into a 5-foot-square space within 20 feet of it, and it breaks open on impact. A swarm of rot grubs (see appendix A) emerges from the shattered pot and remains a hazard in that square.

However, appendix A only contains the two new backgrounds. Is this a typo, or did I just miss something? Also, if the stat block isn't there, where would I find the stat block?

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It is referring to “Appendix A: Assorted Beasts” in Volo’s Guide to Monsters.

The Kobold Inventor was first published in Volo’s Guide to Monsters (pg. 166), and the stat block there references “appendix A”:

Photo of the Volo’s Guide kobold inventor stat block referencing appendix A

Rot Grub Pot. The kobold throws a clay pot into a 5-foot-square space within 20 feet of it, and it breaks open on impact. A swarm of rot grubs (see appendix A) emerges from the shattered pot and remains a hazard in that square.

And if you check appendix A in Volo’s Guide (pg. 208), you will find the stat block for a swarm of rot grubs. They obviously lifted this stat block straight out of Volo’s Guide when putting together Tomb of Annihilation.

The kobold inventor was republished in Monsters of the Multiverse, and the “see appendix A” was replaced with something a little less helpful:

Rot Grub Pot. The kobold throws a clay pot into a 5-foot-square space within 20 feet of it, and it breaks open on impact. A swarm of rot grubs (in this book) emerges from the shattered pot and remains a hazard in that square.

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