I bet no one else in the NPL went quite as far as I did to get hooked on The Enigma. Arepo and I were both on the Canadian team for the 1993 World Puzzle Team Championships, which GAMES initiated. Arepo brought his copy of the 'Nig with him to Brno, Czech Republic and when I asked him what it was, he walked me through a few puzzles. I joined a few months later.
First Issue: Nov 1993
I decided on my nom by picking a common word nearest to where my first name would be in the dictionary.