Nov. 13, 2020


A landmark episode! I'm joined by Karim, a.k.a FeverDreamStudios, and we get real deep into the design of D&D. How it's designed, how to design for it, and ways that PCs and DMs can design around and with each other. Too many nuggets of wisdom to list here, if I do say so myself!

  • 01:49 - The design of Fifth Edition
  • 08:26 - How PHB design affect player expectations
  • 16:59 - How to start homebrewing
  • 22:18 - Magic in a homebrew setting
  • 31:35 - Designing adventures
  • 39:05 - Integrating PC backstories
  • 43:12 - Designing antagonists
  • 52:30 - Avatar and alignments
  • 57:00 - Designing social encounters

Intro Music: 'Local Forecast' by Kevin MacLeod
Intermission Music: 'Chill' by Kevin MacLeod
Outro Music: 'Local Forecast - Elevator' by Kevin MacLeod

Karim Noormohamed (FeverDreamStudios)

Content Creator

Karim “FeverDreamStudios” Noormohamed is a D&D designer and content creator from Toronto, Canada. He writes adventures, designs subclasses and player options, and distributes them on his Twitter and on DMsGuild. You can find him doing these things and giving presentations on D&D good practices on his Twitch stream.