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 Some of her content is now out of date as it was topical for the time, but here is an entries from the archives.Continue reading