prototype cover art for Goody White's Book of Folk Magic

Writing In-Character

I’m really enjoying reading the Goody-White-speaks-to-the-reader explanatory text in Goody White’s Book of Folk Magic. She is an interesting mix of conservative matron, no-nonsese midwife, and pious layperson with an awareness that there’s more to the world than what her religion tells her. So much of what I did on Paizo’s design team was neutral rules text that…

prototype cover art for Goody White's Book of Folk Magic

Kickstarter: Goody White’s Book of Folk Magic

Goody White’s Book of Folk Magic is a Pathfinder-compatible sourcebook written in-character by a knowledgeable witch named Goody White, explaining ways to cure illness, ward off undead, brew a love potion, or afflict your enemies. Translated to Pathfinder RPG game terms by Sean K Reynolds, it presents each of these 29 “folk remedies” as a spell,…

prototype cover art for Goody White's Book of Folk Magic

Who is Goody White?

Goodwife Elizabeth White was born in 1640 in a small village with a lot of people struggling to wrest a living from the reluctant soil. In her many years on this earth she collected many helpful bits of knowledge that make village life safer, simpler, and more successful. Eventually she wrote down this lore in…