Click Here to Comment on Hunter Black Page 669 – Thirteenth of Thirteen

It’s actually a little disconcerting how much Jada Nilthrex looks like the Joker.

Anyway, rest assured that we know that this revelation raises questions, and even outright contradictions. All will be made clear…eventually.

I’m operating on an hour’s sleep last night, bolstered by a three-hour nap…so I’m tapping out early. See you next week!

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Obviously, Jusadva didn’t show EVERYTHING in the caverns of the Noonday Moon to Hunter Black…not for nothing, but naming thieves’ guilds is one of the great joys of my life for some reason. In our latest mini-campaign, my character RUNS a guild called The Monkey’s Web.

Speaking of that, we were supposed to squeeze in another session this upcoming Thursday, but Will is being a good boyfriend. #Buddy’s parents are coming into town and he has to pick them up from the airport. That’s what we’re supposed to do, and I’m super glad that he didn’t even hesitate when he found out…but damn those people! I wanna play D&D!!!

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Well, this is very different from the last time Jada Nilthrex bumped into one of Hunter Black’s lovers, right? I love the name Jada Nilthrex…I owe my buddy Chip a shout-out for “Nilthrex.”

Not much to say tonight, other than #Squirrel deserves a pat on the back for sitting through Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan tonight. She only did it because I came home in crappy mood. (Restaurant management can be a lot like running a day care, let me tell you.) We also watched Deadpool last night, and that was funnier than I expected. I laughed out loud a few times. I was shocked that Colossus kept trying to recruit Deadpool even after each murder or attempted murder. I still liked it, but I was shocked.

Ryan Reynolds definitely gets props. This was his role as completely as any role has ever belonged to anyone.

I’m going to bed now.

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Does anyone recognize this familiar face? We’ve only seen it once before, and there was a name associated with this face, although it was revealed elsewhere. Is Page 666 a milestone? Should we have skipped the number? I would never avoid the Devil, because when I hear that word, I think as much of the works of Matt Wagner, one of my idols and a creator whose creative sensibilities inform my own.

Man, we finally got to play some D&D. Let me tell you something: I’m a pretty good DM, but my boy Will, your beloved artist, KILLS it. I mean, he was halfway winging it today, and we had a BLAST. I needed that in the worst way.

We decided to start at 14th level. I’m playing a halfling Way of the Shadow Monk 6/Arcane Trickster 8. I usually play really alpha fighter-types, but I’ve been trying my hand at finesse characters lately. I head my own thieves’ guild, called the Monkey’s Web. My character is named Boldo Vinefoot, also known as “The Spider Monkey.” My wife, another thief, has been arrested by the local authorities, and I’ve been coerced into going on an adventure. (There are other PCs too, but we don’t care about them.)

Man, this was a great day. (I saw 22 Jumpstreet tonight with #Squirrel. Surprisingly hilarious.)

Become a Patron and help us be able to play more D&D!!! (More money means less day job. Less day job means more D&D. I’m just saying.)

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Well…we’ve never done THIS before. Book Eight is finished, over, done. This is not yet Book Nine. Internally, we’re calling it Book 8.5, but it’s not that either. It is neither prologue nor epilogue; it’s…something between. It’s an interlude. It’s something we needed to do.

(Of course, we have to choose whether to tag it as one or the other for the sake of the archives. BOO. If it has to be one or the other, I guess it’s Book Eight. But it’s not Book Eight.)

DUDE. Are you people watching Stranger Things???

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I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that Stranger Things, more than almost any show currently on the air, is what I was hoping TV (if not LIFE) for adults would be like when I was a twelve-year old in 1983. It is the show that Stephen King never wrote but probably should have, directed by the Steven Spielberg that was kicking around between Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Goonies. (I know, he didn’t direct The Goonies. But he did produce it, and did any non-Spielberg film ever feel more like a Spielberg film?)

I only signed up for because of Daredevil, but in terms of original programming, this is the best thing I’ve seen on Netflix. (Admittedly, that’s only Daredevil, Jessica Jones, House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Frankie and Grace.)

Best of all, Stranger Things is a spiritual cousin to Hunter Black: it would never have happened without some adult nerds who used to play D&D. Nice to see the greatest RPG of all time shown as the influence it is.

(I still have X-Men #134. That makes sense if you watch the show.)

 

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