The Good Life – by Goodwife Green #17

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Back when I was a new member of Fools and Heroes I got involved in creating content for our local branch in-character newspaper, published once a month (semi-regularly) and full of stories, advertisements and in-character information that the players might find a bit of a giggle. I created a pair of NPCs to generate regular content, and one of these was the herbwife Goodwife Green. A trader in the Newcroft marketplace, and not affiliated with the Physicians or Alchemists Guilds, the Goodwife was a bit of an agony aunt with her herbal remedies.

I used to research herbal remedies online to try and find solutions to ‘real life’ problems that might afflict normal people but might be ‘beneath’ the Physicians or Alchemists Guilds to solve. This is where the Goodwife came in (before the Herbalists became a character class in the playtest).

She was a joy to write, as she had a different tone to the characters I was playing at the time, and I thought that it might be fun to share some of her remedies with you all. Some of her content is now out of date as it was topical for the time, but here is an entries from the archives.

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Camp NaNoWriMo: Jul 2022

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Summer is here and it’s time for round two of NaNoWriMo’s official Camp events.

What is Camp NaNoWriMo? A more flexible version of November’s National Novel Writing Month, Camp NaNoWriMo provides an opportunity to set creative writing goals for different forms of writing, where you yourself get to pick your challenge and be part of a community of other like-minded individuals. Whether it’s 500, 5,000 or 50,000 words, it doesn’t matter, so long as you are working towards your goal. For more information on Camp NaNoWriMo, click here.

If you’re intimidated by the word goal of November’s event, I would recommend trying a Camp NaNoWriMo. Last year I smashed and stretched my modest goal (which was the best feeling!) and kick started a project I am still pottering along with (watch this space …), despite struggling for several years with the official November event.

The event starts on 01st July and concludes on 31st July, so I wish you luck and happy creating.

A year of the blog – 2021/22

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Here we are again. I must admit there’s been times I’ve wondered if was scraping the barrel with some of my content the last 12 months, but I still have things to write and you all keep reading, so here we are – 8 years and counting.

Here are a few of my favourite posts from the last 12 months in case you missed something. We also crossed 400 posts, so that’s pretty cool.

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Me-Made-May 2022

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I decided I’d do a different Me-Made-May blog post along the lines of the creator’s intention, to challenge people’s relationships with their own handmade wardrobe and encourage them to enjoy more rather than just create more things.

I like to think I have a fairly positive relationship with my “me-made” wardrobe as things are regularly cycled through to work / home routine, but I thought I could make an effort at wearing something every day to “check-in” on my assumptions.

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The Good Life – by Goodwife Green #16

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Back when I was a new member of Fools and Heroes I got involved in creating content for our local branch in-character newspaper, published once a month (semi-regularly) and full of stories, advertisements and in-character information that the players might find a bit of a giggle. I created a pair of NPCs to generate regular content, and one of these was the herbwife Goodwife Green. A trader in the Newcroft marketplace, and not affiliated with the Physicians or Alchemists Guilds, the Goodwife was a bit of an agony aunt with her herbal remedies.

I used to research herbal remedies online to try and find solutions to ‘real life’ problems that might afflict normal people but might be ‘beneath’ the Physicians or Alchemists Guilds to solve. This is where the Goodwife came in (before the Herbalists became a character class in the playtest).

She was a joy to write, as she had a different tone to the characters I was playing at the time, and I thought that it might be fun to share some of her remedies with you all. Some of her content is now out of date as it was topical for the time, but here is an entries from the archives.

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