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How did you become a Strolenite? (How did you find our secret hideaway?)

Google led my way!
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A friend / family member / acquaintance told me about the site!
I sat at home entering random URLs and IPs into the browser...
Something else, let me tell you all about it...

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Offline Lanfear57

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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2007, 10:49:02 PM »
I blame Nobody.
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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2007, 10:36:23 AM »
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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2007, 02:45:59 PM »
Cool!

This poll is really exciting. Google is responsible for slightly over 50% of our new users, while the rest come from other places on the i-net.

Hmmmm...
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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2007, 07:53:41 PM »
Google.

I have no idea what I was googling for, but it came up showing Captain Penguin's House of the Yellow Priest.

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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2007, 12:11:11 AM »
My discovery experience was very similar to Muro's. Aimless searching on google  back in 2004, resulted in me stumbling upon one of CP's postings. One look and I had fallen in love with this place. 
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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #30 on: December 25, 2007, 02:14:36 PM »
CP and ephe...

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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2008, 05:23:59 AM »
Y'know, I have pretty much no clue anymore how I found the Citadel. Like Ria, I'm prone to wander off for extended periods - and then I end up back here somehow, and for a while the floodgates slam open and I pour all kinds of weirdness forth, in the forums and the main site alike. this time, I mainly seem to be producing submissions... and most of those are linked to Kuramen.

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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2008, 10:50:15 PM »
In the warm Norwegian summer of 04 I was the nightwatch man at an old hotel in the middle of nowhere. This gave me time to write RPG stuff and do other things I enjoy. I was actually tinkering with a norwegian rpg at the time. So I was prowling the net(yes, using google) in search of inspiration.
When I found this amazing place I joined at once. I did not intend to create as much as steal, but, alas. Here I am, still writing garbage from time to time;)

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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2008, 09:03:57 AM »
You see, I sat at home bored to death one day. Avidgamers was shut down due to maintanence, and RPGhost (The Keep) was starting to bore me due to the lack of knowledge of the rpers.

I started with the letter A, then went to B and then went to C and so on. After about a million times of hitting that enter button I found this place. Honestly I love everything about this site, and we have a great variety of people here. I'm glad that I was bored to the point of practically gouging my eyes out that day.
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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2008, 07:53:03 AM »
I'd subscribed to rpg tips weekly by John Four a couple years ago at least, and one time while poking through his newsletter I found a link to this place. Once I realized this place was the one I'd been searching for ever since I got online years ago, I decided to make it my homepage and stick around.
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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2008, 03:28:44 PM »
I blame MoonHunter
I still blame MoonHunter. It's all his fault.
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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2008, 06:28:19 AM »
I've only just joined this site fairly recently, i found it through the almighty google, after a friend of mine who's also a complete RPG addict told me about it, and ive been kinda glued here ever since.

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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2008, 07:52:15 AM »
Oh and strolens welcome sort of bound me here...

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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2008, 10:17:14 PM »
Kassy, just curious, as i reread your post. This friend you mention, the rpg addict, who told you about the site. Is he a member? If not, why not?

Just curious :)
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2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2008, 07:16:34 AM »
I don't know if he is or not, i'll ask him about it.




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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2008, 06:03:27 AM »
Well, were to begin?

I discovered this site about nine months ago, merely by chance as i was browsing through google looking for resources to help with my GM'ing. All of a sudden i stumble across this rare gem.

At the time i only read through it briefly, using it only to gather ideas for campaigns etc.

Then i introduced a friend of mine; Kassy, who i often RP with to it, and now a few months on I was daragged back here, thanks to her.

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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2008, 06:08:07 AM »
We are all glad you mentioned it to Kassy. Now, if people would continue to spread the word, the site would continue to prosper and all would be good!

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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2009, 09:25:49 PM »
I found this on a random web search and  had actually been reading Citadel for years before 2006 when made my first post.  I would grab ideas or read for fun, but  it wasn't until I posted my own piece that I began to read the comments.  Prior to 2006 I used stuff from Citadel as resource center.  Reading the comments really changed my view of what was going on here.

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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2011, 10:00:31 AM »
It is a bit like Alice in Wonderland.

Instead of the white rabbit, I followed Scrasamax into the depths of the Citadel.

Sometimes I get lost along the way. But eventually I find my way back. I just have to follow Scras.

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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2012, 11:37:34 PM »
I was trying to install a ceiling fan. I guess I put in in backwards or something, because when I turned it on, black smoke started pouring out of the side of it and it started making this high pitched whine.  Then the whole thing spat out this distortion, like heatwaves.  I turned off the light switch, but that didn't stop it from accelerating.  It seemed to be doubling in speed every second, and the metal of the fan was beginning to glow from the heat.  I ran out to the garage to pull the big lever on the circuit breaker, and when I got back there was just this huge, sucking hole in the center of my ceiling.  My bookshelf was being pulled halfway into it and it was just going around and around, like a toilet that's not quite up to the task.

Needless to say, I got the hell out of Dodge.

But things were happening outside of the house, too.  Creatures were rushing past the window, just a mouth and then 500' of wind noise and dull phosphorescence.  Things that looked like blackened corkscrews were winding up through the floor in clusters.  The front door burst open, and in strode a cadre of penguins, led by a captain who was neither penguin nor man but somehow both more and less than both.  The moon peeled off the roof, and leveled a hunting rifle at me, with a bore that reminded me of missile silos and black holes.

Anyway, after I gave up frequent usage of hard drugs, I needed a place to indulge my safer hobbies, like DnD, and Google pointed me here.  Pretty boring story, really.
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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2012, 07:43:43 AM »
If I had a nickel for every time somebody found this place like that....

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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2012, 08:05:19 PM »
I, like dracklar, was a-searching for some material on the Internet. And lo and behold, I came across the Citadel. I think the first sub I saw was the spider's basin? At least, I think it was the spiders basin, and am too lazy to refine it. Anyways, after finding this place, I forgot about it for a bit, and then refound and joined this place. And ever since, I have been wowing everyone with the god-like quality of my sub, routinely getting 5/5, and getting numerous praises along the lines of "we should allow 10/5 so we can award it to caesar193."*

And then recently, I have founded the best guild the citadel has seen in the 'Guild Fever' that swept the area. The cartographer's guild was a beautiful thing, and all the Strolenites hit themselves over the head with a wet sock when they saw it, and realized they had not come up with it.*

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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2013, 11:37:05 AM »
I was simply spawned from a sub... or one of MoonHunters pseudopods.... either way Im here forever in some form or another.
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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2013, 12:18:36 PM »
I can't remember, I've been lurking for so long. I'm willing to bet though that it was through Johnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Four's Roleplaying Tips.

Edit: But that's more how I found the site... I became a member because I was bored one day and wanted to write stuff that people could see.
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Re: How did you become a Strolenite in the first place?
« Reply #49 on: August 14, 2013, 12:13:27 PM »
But that's more how I found the site... I became a member because I was bored one day and wanted to write stuff that people could see.

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