I am running a campaign and happen to use the Hoard of the Dragon Queen to get the campaign going. My players will be trying to infiltrate the castle in Episode 6 soon. When reading the adventure I stumbled across something I haven't been able to figure out thus far. It may very well be a remnant of DnD Next so I am asking for some insight.
On page 53 in section 1Q Great Hall, the text reads:
Characters get [list of loot]. Alternatively you can create your own expert-level hoard.
Referring to the tables in the DMG I can piece my own loot together but there is no such thing as an expert-level hoard loot table. As characters are supposed to be level 5, I'd use the appropriate table. However, using it I would roll for money and magic items and come up with substantially more (at least on average) than what the list suggests.
While the DMG notes that hoard loot might be broken down, the adventure text does not make any allusions to this. Hence my question, what is considered an "expert-level" loot and, should that be an entry lost in translation, would using the appropriate level-based table from the DMG be appropriate?