Thanks for the quick response!
It turns out that things haven't changed much since fedora 27. This article told me exactly what I needed to do to get gnome working through remote desktop on fedora 33.
I have a fresh install of fedora 33 and the very first thing I've done is try to make the remote desktop work. I've followed countless tutorials like this:
and I can't figure out why the client connects to the xrdp server, then...