DM Tip: Stop World Building, start World Weaving
That’s right, I see you doing it. Just stop before you go blind. World building in D&D is mental masturbation for DMs. I can’t count the number of times, I and other DMs, have slipped into the trap of world building and went blind to our player’s needs. Sure a campaign requires some world structure, but inevitably we, as DMs, go beyond just structure and start piecing together a golem of fiction that we expect everyone to view as beautiful. Spoiler Alert: Most of it is irrelevant and the players don’t care.