Are you over 18? (You must be 18+ to apply.)
What are some games you plan on playing with us?
What is the character or account name you’re joining that game with?
Neverwinter: Mahad - STO: Earl - acct handle: @EarlRatliff1
Do you have friends or family in the Unrepentant community? If so what is their forum name?
So... let's talk! What follows are a bunch of questions that give us a sense of your personality, and give us something to talk about. If your answers are boring or short, we’ll assume you’re boring (and probably short).
Tell us the story of one of the dumbest, funniest or most embarrassing things you've done as an adult.
This'd be both dumb and embarassing, and a bit funny in the sense that it's harmless.
Some years ago, some friends of mine needed to move to a new apartment. They were also injured, so they needed help more than normal. I resolved to help em.
Things work out great in terms of getting a moving truck, loading it up, and driving to their new apartment. We get there and start unloading the stuff in it, and then I see a spiral staircase.
They hadn't told me before, but it was up four flights of this staircase. It was then that I realized I was in for a world of hurt before the day was out.
In the far end of the truck compartment was the first item I loaded: a ridiculously large and heavy sofa, probably heavier than myself. Unloading and carrying all the other stuff was easy enough, but carrying that sofa up that spiral staircase took me 20 minutes on my own, since I had to do it alone.
And then I find out that my friends aren't good with measuring tape, and mismeasured the size of the sofa. It wouldn't fit. So down the stairs I went with this ridiculous monster of a couch.
Between the idiocy of my carrying it alone, and the embarassment of having to carry it back down, I enjoyed looking my best friend in the eye and saying "fuck your lack of foresight" before passing out.
We went out for beer after I woke up. It was a good day. But I'm still calling in professional movers when I need to move.
What's the coolest job you've ever had? What's the worst? (And why?)
The best job I ever had was one where I worked for my old University's alumni relations department. I hated soliciting donations from them, but I loved asking them about their lives and their studies and how things've changed since they left Uni.
My worst job was one where I worked for my grandfather's former landlord. He refused to pay me above-table, but it was the only work I could land at the time. He kept his apartments in slumworthy condition, so I enjoyed reporting him to health and human services.
Name three video games you'll replay no matter how old they get. (And why?)
TF2 is easy to pick up and enjoy no matter how long of a break I take from it.
Sonic 3 and Super Mario World were two favorites from my childhood, so I've got good memories from both.
Tell us about the most annoying person you've ever met, and why he/she annoyed you.
Sometimes I help local hobby stores run boardgame and tabletop gaming events, and sometimes I help KONAMI run collectible card game events too.
I was doing the latter one day at a hobby shop, and a kid I'd never seen before signed up for the day's tournament. He lost his first match of the day, and called his opponent a nigger five times in fifteen seconds while bitching about the loss. I had a lot of fun throwing him out of the shop.
By fun I mean aggravation, naturally. It was the most juvenile nonsense I'd seen in a long time.
Shop and game policy alike hold that such conduct is grounds for removal: I don't know if the kid was ever suspended from all events for that game, but it wouldn't surprise me if he eventually was.
Tell us something cool about yourself that has nothing to do with gaming. (Free hint: responding to your application thread with photo or video supporting evidence is a plus!)
I have a fantastic afro. Friends sometimes compare me to Questlove and Cornel West.
I also study philosophy, political science, and civil rights.
Why choose the Unrepentant Gaming Community over just a regular gaming guild?
You guys care enough about ensuring a quality environment that you are willing to take open applications (thereby fostering openness and welcoming attitudes), while also being exclusive (thereby preventing membership of people who aren't open or aren't welcoming). It's a successful and reasonable attitude to take.
BONUS: Ask us some questions! We're sure you've got some.
What's the history of UG?
You enter a cave before starting an adventure. A wise old man tells you "It's dangerous to go alone. Take this." What does he hand you and why?
He hands me an ancient, magical artifact with powers both benevolent and horrifying, because this is a ridiculous fantasy pastiche, ripe with potential for affectionately parodying countless beloved tropes.