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Qadira

So, I'm sitting here, bored out of my mind, trying to come up with some cool designs for my characters clothing. And I got to thinking... what the heck is my characters clothing made out of?!? So I did some searching on the forums and the wiki and... guess what? No one has posted a thing about the RP side of this world. Sure there's like trade routes and what race is most likely to be found where and what the landscape looks like but there is very little I could find on what kind of other stuff is in there. What kind of cloth? Dye? Herbs? Meals? Wild life? Books? Architecture? Anyone have a good resource for this kind of stuff found in the Pathfinder Society World?

Silver Crusade

Not sure what you have read already, but the Inner Sea World Guide is a good place to start. Beyond that, there are the various Pathfinder Companion books (apparently now at reduced price) covering specific areas of Golarion that have this kind of information besides the game mechanical things (feats, equipment and such).

Osirion

In addition to the available books, take into account that alot of items used in the world are akin to our real world medieval ages. Hence it is safe to say that most clothing is made of wool and undergarments of linen. The fantasy setting hasn't illiminated silk, sheep, coton.
Hence, as for materials and make, sticking to Medieval reference material works best. Why write something that just sounds exactly like a historical retelling of those times in our culture.

Grand Lodge

Silk, cotton, linen, wool, leather. Dyes can be created alchemically, so it's safe to say clothing can be as wildly varied in color as in our world, except of course only the very rich can afford designs of motifs. Dyes can also be extracted from certain insects and plants. Mwangi and Tian Xia probably have a lot of access, but again, expensive. Simple people have shades of brown, black, and grey clothing. The more expensive stuff is for the richer folk.

Silver Crusade

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I would totally buy a book that was nothing but art spreads and examinations of Golarion fashions by culture and region. Kind of like those racial line-up art pieces from some of the 3.x Forgotten Realms books or old books on real world fashions and costume from older times.

It could range from the mundane to the fantastic. You could see the range of garb the common Osironi folk typically wear as well as the more exotic gem-grafting practices inherited from Thassilon(see Merisiel for the most visible example in Golarion art). What hairstyles are typically found amongst the tribes of the Shoanti...er...scratch that...among the Mammoth Lords? What developments in dress might come about due to practical concerns in some regions? Or religious influence? You could see a range in clothing within the same faiths across different regions, like the difference between an Avistani Iomedaean nun-looking priestess from Avistan like from Kingmaker's fiction piece and the Iomedaean Mwangi priest from the Sargava book. What kinds of outrageous hats do they have in Nex?(I always saw that place's fashions leaning towards a cross between something Moebius and Tony DiTerlizzi would design)

The art budget for such a book would be pretty crazy though.

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Mikaze wrote:
Described an amazing book, which due to budget constraints will probably never exist but one can dream, can't they?

I would multiclass into alchemist and Discovery myself a second nose, just so that I could pay through the nose twice over - as it were - for such a book.

Cheliax

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Luven Lightfinger's Gear and Treasure Shop has a nice selection on different cloths and material clothes can be made out of.

Taldor

Mikaze wrote:

I would totally buy a book that was nothing but art spreads and examinations of Golarion fashions by culture and region. Kind of like those racial line-up art pieces from some of the 3.x Forgotten Realms books or old books on real world fashions and costume from older times.

It could range from the mundane to the fantastic. You could see the range of garb the common Osironi folk typically wear as well as the more exotic gem-grafting practices inherited from Thassilon(see Merisiel for the most visible example in Golarion art). What hairstyles are typically found amongst the tribes of the Shoanti...er...scratch that...among the Mammoth Lords? What developments in dress might come about due to practical concerns in some regions? Or religious influence? You could see a range in clothing within the same faiths across different regions, like the difference between an Avistani Iomedaean nun-looking priestess from Avistan like from Kingmaker's fiction piece and the Iomedaean Mwangi priest from the Sargava book. What kinds of outrageous hats do they have in Nex?(I always saw that place's fashions leaning towards a cross between something Moebius and Tony DiTerlizzi would design)

The art budget for such a book would be pretty crazy though.

I started a thread early in the year asking for just such a book. And not to mention Architecture of regions.


'Nesh wrote:
So I did some searching on the forums and the wiki and... guess what? No one has posted a thing about the RP side of this world. Sure there's like trade routes and what race is most likely to be found where and what the landscape looks like but there is very little I could find on what kind of other stuff is in there. What kind of cloth? Dye? Herbs? Meals? Wild life? Books? Architecture? Anyone have a good resource for this kind of stuff found in the Pathfinder Society World?

The PathfinderWiki only includes information that has been released as part of official Paizo products. If you do some searching you will find some of the items you're looking for, but because they are rarely addressed by official sources they are rarely included within the project; usually such details are something the developers leave to individual player and GMs to work out on their own.

Silver Crusade

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IceniQueen wrote:
I started a thread early in the year asking for just such a book. And not to mention Architecture of regions.

That's another book I'd totally buy up.

Qadira

Mikaze wrote:

I would totally buy a book that was nothing but art spreads and examinations of Golarion fashions by culture and region. Kind of like those racial line-up art pieces from some of the 3.x Forgotten Realms books or old books on real world fashions and costume from older times.

It could range from the mundane to the fantastic. You could see the range of garb the common Osironi folk typically wear as well as the more exotic gem-grafting practices inherited from Thassilon(see Merisiel for the most visible example in Golarion art). What hairstyles are typically found amongst the tribes of the Shoanti...er...scratch that...among the Mammoth Lords? What developments in dress might come about due to practical concerns in some regions? Or religious influence? You could see a range in clothing within the same faiths across different regions, like the difference between an Avistani Iomedaean nun-looking priestess from Avistan like from Kingmaker's fiction piece and the Iomedaean Mwangi priest from the Sargava book. What kinds of outrageous hats do they have in Nex?(I always saw that place's fashions leaning towards a cross between something Moebius and Tony DiTerlizzi would design)

The art budget for such a book would be pretty crazy though.

Gotta have an explanation of silly hats, for the clerics. You know religion and silly hats go hand in hand......


So What's the Tavern Like, Anyway? has a good-sized section on food/meals and drinks, including herb teas (so you could take the herbs and leave the tea if you wanted.)

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