I analyze what we learned about 5e monster design from @SlyFlourish and @JeremyECrawford on DM's Deep Dive. https://t.co/1TxVJTzo8m. Perhaps monsters are even better designed than the designers know!
— Paul Hughes (@blogofholding) July 27, 2018
The ghoul is CR 1 according to our calculator, and that's accounting for the virtual damage. But yes, playtesting is also vital.
— Jeremy Crawford (@JeremyECrawford) July 27, 2018