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Spending the first fifteen minutes of DnD blowing the DM's mind by mentioning that wood-for-sheep-style barter never actually existed in pre-monetary societies, and even money itself was not used in the way we currently concieve it until relatively recently.

DM is very into reenactment stuff, so apologies to the local community if suddenly medieval-era monetary theory becomes the Hot Topic du jour...

This topic, incidentally, came up because DM was wearing his reenactment shirt and a medieval European style hat that's basically like a big long beanie. Or, alternately, a bag you can wear on your head... which is apparently exactly what it was used for.

This lead to a discussion about how pockets didn't really yet exist in clothes, in part because people just didn't have a lot of things to carry around *in* pockets. Like money, for example.

@alis my friend's one-year-old has more pockets than the average adult woman, and he uses them to store cool pebbles he finds at the creek.

which is what I expect a medieval dude to have for his pockets, as well. maybe a toothpick, or a wooden spoon?

no keys, no wallet, no phone... the dream.

@izzy He almost certainly just didn't have pockets in his clothes (the sewn-in pocket is thought to have been invted around the 18th/19th century); maybe a belt pouch at most.

Things like keys and earspoons were kept on bigass rings on belts or brooches.

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