How did you find EN World?

How did you get here?

  • Search Engine

    Votes: 30 10.6%
  • Publisher Website (not WotC)

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Other Fan Site/Messageboard

    Votes: 21 7.4%
  • WotC's Website

    Votes: 7 2.5%
  • Heard about it at Gen Con (or other convention)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Recommended by a friend

    Votes: 23 8.1%
  • Gravity

    Votes: 3 1.1%
  • Don't remember

    Votes: 15 5.3%
  • Other

    Votes: 4 1.4%
  • Migrated From Eric's Site

    Votes: 180 63.4%


ENnies winner and NOT Scrappy Doo
I checked "migrated".

I found Eric's site via search engine.

I only got interested in 3e after the release of the core books... so that would be Christmas 2000. I had stopped playing D&D just after the release of 2e (never bought it) and had been running an OD&D campaign for a while and though that 3e sounded like my idea of a good time.

My wife ordered the core books for me for christmas, and I started reading what was available for it on the web so far. Eric Noah's archived news let me read a lot about the material in the books prior to getting them.

I started a fan site (called "The Iron Keep").

It got a few hits here and there.

Then I scooped my fansite on Eric's news... and WHAM, three to five thousand hits a day.

And I stuck.

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migrated, referred to eric's by a friend.

i was just remembering the sinking feeling i got when i saw eric was closing, and how much better i felt when morrus said he was reopening it...
thanks to the both of yas...


From Eric's sight of course.

A more interesting question for the old timers. How did you find Eric's sight?

I believe I found Eric's sight from but it may have been from WOTC boards, anyone remember Synaptic Dragon and Balsamic Dragon? I started reading his news page pretty much from the beginning, there weren't a whole lot of surprises when I got my PHB the day it came out :)
I didn't start posting to Eric's sight until WOTC's boards went down, for a month or more and Deja News folded the same month. Thus, if you didn't have a news feed there was no place to post except Eric's.

the Jester

smetzger said:
I believe I found Eric's sight from but it may have been from WOTC boards, anyone remember Synaptic Dragon and Balsamic Dragon?

Yes I do, as a matter of fact!

I believe it was the wotc mailing list.


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Just so you have the info Morrus. I checked other publisher as I found your link at Monte Cook's site. I check the news here regularly, and then found the message boards. Though I normally lurk more than post, I have enjoyed a lot of the information I've found here.

Cutty Sark

First Post
I hadn't played D&D for years and I was the GM for a game of Shadowrun that some of my friends wanted to start. I was browsing around what is now - the Shadowrun equivalent of these boards. I think it was the Deep Resonance forums then. Doesn't matter. I found a thread about D&D, which was odd, and I read it. It was odd. No one said anything about THAC0. It took me about thirteen posts to decide that they were talking about a new game. It had been out for a while, and somebody linked to the ENWorld site. I read stuff on the boards for at least three hours, and the next day I made a trip to the bookstore and then called my friends to tell them there was no way in hell we were playing Shadowrun that weekend.

Eosin the Red

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Like some others, I had actually stopped playing D&D and was primarily a HERO kinda guy. I remember reading somewhere (Greytalk?) that a new edition was coming out, so I thought I would see what it was about.

I was (still am) a computer dunce - for the longest time I did not know what a message board was, eventually after seeing hints for months on the front page and the tangent parts of the site - I figured out how to get in. The board was one of those tree type horrid things that I still can't follow. I could not figure out how to register, so I just watched.

Embarassing story - I sent Eric an e-mail once asking him to post something for me because I could not figure the dang thing out! Within 30 min of sending said e-mail, I discovered the register process. I thought it was some kind of members only thing.

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