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D&D Character Sheet As Resume


Image: Sean McNally


Sean McNally, a 15th-level artist and 7th-level animator, created a resume that looks like a character sheet from Dungeons & Dragons. He claims to have a Base Art Bonus of +11, of which I am skeptical. But maybe a little exaggeration is expected on a resume. Click on the link for a larger image.

Link via Geekologie

... What is a 15th level artist and 11th level animator?

Is there something that I am missing as I am an artist and do not know that about levels to being artist/animator...
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Cute, but a bit tricky to pull off well. I don't how it is in Australia, but in the U.S. prospective employers would probably be a bit discomfited by the fact skin color is included on the sheet.

Also, what is the employer to make of the fact that the person has obviously exaggerated his stats (Dex 22, Cha 20), yet still has a self-proclaimed Wisdom of 8?! Frankly, that's probably would be the stat I'd most care about as an employer.

Also, it seems like a bit more modesty might be called for since the "character" is still in school. I like that the skills are described in "ratings" (though I'm a bit dubious about a not-yet-a-profession having "advanced" skills), but think it would probably be better to get rid of the numeric level rating.
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I see that Wisdom is his "dump stat."* That explains a lot.

*The stat you forget about so you can maximize the ones you care about. For most gamers, it's Charisma. _That_ explains a lot, as well. :-P
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I am probably revealing what a huge dork I am, but the ability modifiers aren't calculated correctly. They should read: +3, +6, +3, +6, -1, +5. And an orc with 23 intelligence? 18 in a stat is considered genius, and orcs get minuses to intelligence.

Absolutely brilliant idea though.
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I liked the resume. The goal of a resume is to get you the job. It does so by getting you noticed. It gets you noticed by setting you apart. This guy definately set himself apart!

Now granted, part of the appeal to me is that I'm a D&D nerd from way back. I imagine it would be lost on someone who didn't know about the game. As long as it's targeted to someone who'd understand, he'd be a good candidate for an interview.
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It seems like a bit more modesty might be called for since the "character" is still in school. I like that the skills are described in "ratings" but think it would probably be better to get rid of the numeric level rating.
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