News - Bulletin Board

Doomii_Blue posted on Jan 21st 2024 at 9:24am

Dosbox Multiplayer

Ive been bored for sometime and searched but couldnt find any public retro
servers, if you would like just comment with a game and see if you can connect
to the dosbox ipx server: 10000, this server allows you to
play ipx dos games over the internet, if your in america: theres a east coast
server but i forgot its name i think its:
10000, Call me up for a deathmatch or other people for deathmatches or coop's.
if you need help with dosbox configuration just comment.


By Scurippio on Mar 2nd 2024 at 9:44am










By Smilz on Mar 2nd 2024 at 10:34am



By Doomii_Blue on Mar 2nd 2024 at 12:44pm


By Doomii_Blue on Mar 2nd 2024 at 12:45pm

i dont think thats related to dosbox

Booch posted on Feb 3rd 2024 at 10:37am

Extreme Lord Won! Congratulations Mariposa! Reset Midnight.

Wow, TWENTY dragons. TWENTY. Mariposa has this dragon killing business dialed
in, swiftly dropping one after another. Congratulations!

Extreme LORD will be reset at midnight, so Feb 4th we can start in on another
brood of 20 dragons terrorizing the town again.

Good luck everyone that joins! Extreme has more forest fights and a select
group of IGMs available that can really help with boosting stats.

Booch posted on Jan 22nd 2024 at 1:44pm

Please Vote For The Realm Of Serion At Iptia!

Thank you all for joining the BBS! If you like, you can support the BBS by
giving an upvote at

It would be much appreciated! Upvotes will increase the visibility of the BBS
on this website and possibly bring in new people!


By Damage Control on Jan 24th 2024 at 4:38am

Sure! I'll do it in a couple days when I have more time. My work hours are
crazy long at the start of the week.

By Jo Li KMC on Jan 25th 2024 at 5:10am

Maybe it's because I'm on mobile, but... I can't seem to figure out HOW to
vote. There's no obvious buttons that I can see. Presumably, I need to be
logged in to vote, though. I'll

By Booch on Jan 25th 2024 at 11:00am

It's hard to see in the content. The site also doesn't work well on mobile.
There's a "votes" row with a minus / plus that are clickable. Thanks for voting!

By Mantis on Jan 27th 2024 at 12:41pm


By Kainor on Jan 27th 2024 at 3:19pm

I tried as well,even logged into the site, saw the voting section but didn't
see anything but a Test vote setup. <3

By Booch on Jan 28th 2024 at 5:38pm

Ugh, sorry for the trouble. Maybe it doesn't work on mobile devices?

By Damage Control on Jan 28th 2024 at 11:08pm

Yes it works on mobile. I actually voted twice. I was voter #17 from my pc.
It's the plus symbol next to the number of votes. About halfway down the left
column of that page you'll see "votes" and then some number (the tally of
votes). So I decided to try it from mobile and see if it worked. I typed in the
same url (make sure to use the www first and type the whole long address) and
the same screen came up on my phone. Halfway down is "votes" and it said 17. So
I clicked the blue plus sign next to the 17 and it turned it into 18.
Refreshing the pc, that page now says 18 votes. So yeah it works. I tried to
click the plus again on the pc but it was hip to me by then and told me only
one vote is allowed. (oops on voting from phone and pc but I was testing lol)

By Booch on Jan 30th 2024 at 10:30am

Heh, I wouldn't worry about that one extra vote. Thanks for testing that!

Kernelpanic posted on Jan 5th 2024 at 9:29pm

Usurper Reset

Usurper has been getting worse and worse performancewise. We plan to do a
reset in the near future.. probably Monday. We will reset to the vanilla
settings and not my crazy mods.


By Jo Li KMC on Jan 6th 2024 at 9:59pm

Wuh-oh. I just started playing.

Welp! At least I wont lose much progress! Heh.

By Kainor on Jan 10th 2024 at 12:32pm

I like your crazy mods

By Kainor on Jan 15th 2024 at 2:44pm

Hi KC - Just curious if you still plan on doing a reset on Usurper soon.

Thank you in advance.


By Nighthawk on Jan 15th 2024 at 10:17pm

It is done!

By Kernelpanic on Jan 16th 2024 at 7:18am

Oh yeah, forgot to post. Usurper has been reset to defaults!

By Jo Li KMC on Jan 16th 2024 at 1:50pm

Oooooh, nooooo, my poor Gnoooooll.

Eh, nothing of value was lost. I can get her back up to snuff in no time~


Booch posted on Jan 12th 2024 at 3:58pm

Lord Tournament Won! New Tournament Starting Monday The 15th

The LORD Tournament has been won by Cannon Fodder! Blasting through 3 red
dragon's ain't no joke and he made it look easy. Well done!

The next tournament is scheduled to start on Monday, January 15th. Like the
past tournaments, we'll be offering prize options.

Good luck everyone!


By Jo Li KMC on Jan 12th 2024 at 6:05pm

Congratulations to you, Fodder! I can't imagine it was easy to beat the
game three times in a row! Especially with all us noobs nipping at your heels~

By Sphere on Jan 13th 2024 at 3:56am

I think the noobs just provided free experience ;) Good game though, looking
forward to the next one.

By Cannon Fodder on Jan 13th 2024 at 10:25am

Thank you! I hope that Bad will back in the competition for the win in the next

By Gary Busey on Jan 13th 2024 at 11:50am

Grats Cannon! At least I got on the board this round lol

By Booch on Jan 15th 2024 at 9:42am

The prize options this time around are dungeon theme tabletop games. I own
Welcome to the Dungeon and Dungeon Mayhem. One Card Dungeon is on its way :)

Of the two I own we have enjoyed playing and each have their own unique play

I tend to not be a huge fan of dice games, but I'll give One Card Dungeon a
shot. I believe it's a solo game, unlike the other two. There are a couple of
other dungeon crawler solo play tabletop games I have that are fun and have
offered as prize options in the past: One Deck Dungeon and Deckbox Dungeons. Of
the two, I've really enjoyed playing Deckbox Dungeons and recommend the game to
anyone I can :)

In fact, I was so inspired from the play mechanics of Deckbox Dungeons that I
developed a small game with similar mechanics and gameplay: Ruins of Kaldore.
Check it out in the Fighter's Guild if you haven't yet!

Jo Li KMC posted on Jan 12th 2024 at 12:30pm

Tournament LoRD is Over! (Again)

Alright, I had a nice fluffy "short story" post about who won this round, but
I've been fiddling with this text editor for the last thirty minutes, wrestling
with the broken color code system. So, I'll just say that the game is over and
the #1 Winner is indesputible.

Congratulations, winner! I came in late, so I didn't get to see much action,
but I had fun while it lasted!

forward to the next round, whenever that might be!
(I imagine an official post about this round's winners is pending soon.)



By Cannon Fodder on Jan 13th 2024 at 10:24am

Thanks for all this effort!

Booch posted on Jan 8th 2024 at 1:32pm

Extreme Lord Reset At Midnight - Congratulations Josh!

Wow! Congratulations to Josh for blasting away TWENTY red dragons and beating
Extreme LORD!

Extreme will be reset tonight at midnight. If you haven't checked out Extreme
LORD yet, there are a few extras:
- More forest fights
- IGMs - a couple even synergize together providing the ability to massively
boost stats!
- Some other settings adjustments

Good luck to everyone that jumps in this round!


By Jo Li KMC on Jan 8th 2024 at 10:37pm

TWENTY Red Dragons?! No wonder it's "Extreme"...

Here's to another twenty more down!


The Explorer posted on Dec 31st 2023 at 4:00am

Happy New Year

Hello all,,
Passing by to wish you a happy new year. BBS is new for me and it will be one
of the things that I will explorer more in 2024.
This is a safe space, outside of the crazyness that is going on around the
world such as wars, or the glooming prespects of a bad things coming.
Community is the way. United we can overcome lots of diffculties. So, it is
good to be part of many communities. Here and outside.

All the best for all of you.


By Doomii_Blue on Dec 31st 2023 at 8:03am

All the best for you too man.

By Booch on Jan 2nd 2024 at 3:46pm

Great message! Thank you!

By Sphere on Jan 3rd 2024 at 9:42am

Absolutely agree... and it will only be more important to be part of good
well-maintained communities like this one in future.

Happy New Year to all!

By Mantis on Jan 4th 2024 at 7:57am

Happy New Year everyone!

Jo Li KMC posted on Jan 7th 2024 at 10:09am

Reset Request: Extreme LoRD

The Dragon is dead.
is at peace.

's rez the beast and raze the town!

is the hero of the town over on the Extreme LoRD realm.
While that's good for Josh (gratz!), it does mean that the game is complete.
A (R)eset is probably in order, but there's no rush...
Tournament LoRD is still ongoing, after all. (;


Levi posted on Dec 29th 2023 at 8:51am

Practical Use For Telnet In 2023?

I wonder, what is the practical use of telnet in modern time?
I mean, we can talk, we can play some text based games, but what is the practical use of this thing?
I'm asking, because i want to write a telnet based application, but i can't think of any good application of the telnet. Because most of people around me will never use it.
I just want to kow you opinion on it.


By Doomii_Blue on Dec 31st 2023 at 8:07am

Only good use i can think of is making i a good application to connect to
bbses. You can try that with the TELNET protocol.

By Booch on Jan 2nd 2024 at 3:45pm

Good question! These days, due to its lack of encryption, most software tries
to not use telnet and SSH instead for connecting to servers. BBS software is an
exception, however all modern BBSes offer the ability to connect with SSH so
that the connection is secure. The SSH port for this BBS is 2222 if you wish to
connect using SSH instead of telnet.

By Sphere on Jan 4th 2024 at 7:53pm

There are still a few old devices that don't support SSH (or HTTPS, or other
encrypted protocols). Some 'legacy' BBS software has a telnet server but not
an SSH server, like DOS, OS/2 or Win16/early Win32 software included only
telnet, either because of computing power limitations or because that was
generally what people used. For those, you need a telnet client. Likewise, if
you want to use old DOS BBS terminal clients, the serial-to-TCP/IP adapters
(e.g., in Dosbox) for those really only support telnet out of the box. It is
possible to hack together something to use SSH with Telix under Dosbox for
example, but effectively you have to script something or telnet through your
local machine or something of that sort.

In general, though, it is recommended in this day and age to use SSH instead.
Syncterm for example supports SSH. If you use Telnet, anyone sniffing
(eavesdropping on) your packets, like your ISP or someone else on your wi-fi
network, can get your passwords and take over your session and pretend to be
you. In practice, this isn't usually a problem for BBS usage, but this is
mostly because people "don't care enough" about what you are doing to start
messing with it. If that bothers you, then SSH is probably the answer and I'd
encourage SysOps to promote use of SSH, to make BBS communications secure in
the same way as most other modern Internet communication.

Redsun posted on Oct 3rd 2023 at 7:05am

Not Blocked In China

I finally got a working portable way to view bbs clients on the move! glad to know I don't need a VPN to come here.


By Booch on Oct 5th 2023 at 8:12am

That's great! Welcome!

By Levi on Dec 29th 2023 at 7:45am

That's cool!

By Pillbug on Dec 29th 2023 at 8:28am

Very cool! Not even something I had considered.

By Doomii_Blue on Dec 31st 2023 at 8:09am

Amazing you got it working!

Doomii_Blue posted on Jan 2nd 2024 at 10:30am

Serial Connection Multiplayer

Ive found out how to get serial connection such as null modem and modem dial-up
working. Problem is, i need someone to test it from a acctuall distance to see
if it works, if you have a dial-up game like DOOM or HERETIC please be willing
to try test it, only 1 person can test at a time as modem usally supports only
2 players.

Haroldthebat posted on Aug 19th 2023 at 8:15pm

Just A Thing

some people aka me aka electric obviously making multis to try to manage to win
arrowbridge ii. that game is so hard. only dark knight beat it and gave
jessrond a bunch of stuff. then you get lost at sea.
all the time
abii has a limited amount of gold, the only way to really win is to make
accounts and get the gold. the gold is never randomly placed.


By Awperative on Aug 19th 2023 at 9:33pm


By Electric on Aug 20th 2023 at 9:07am

I'm not

By Sphere on Aug 20th 2023 at 10:38am

We're weight-agnostic here.

By D1g1t on Aug 20th 2023 at 12:46pm

I am with Sphere. :) Online, I weigh nothing.

By Packet on Dec 15th 2023 at 3:33pm

For a second I thought with sphere meant with child.

By Mantis on Dec 20th 2023 at 7:41am

Hahahahaha nice! :D

By Sphere on Dec 21st 2023 at 12:29am

Lol, what? I hadn't even thought of that...

By Doomii_Blue on Dec 31st 2023 at 9:28am

Im weigh like air

Doomii_Blue posted on Dec 31st 2023 at 8:05am

Doom Multiplayer!

DOOM multiplayer is fun and will always be, you can use this bulletin to talk
about doom or setup matches using this bulletin


By Doomii_Blue on Dec 31st 2023 at 8:05am

Note: IF you need help with connections you can also ask about that.

By Doomii_Blue on Dec 31st 2023 at 8:07am

IF you want to play a match againsit me send me mail and i will most likely be
able to.

By Doomii_Blue on Dec 31st 2023 at 8:57am

I recommend connecting to fraggels servers.

ipx address: 10000

its easy connection and then select a random network socket in the setup
incase another server has the same socket number.

Mantis posted on Dec 25th 2023 at 9:49am

Nerry Christmas Everyone!!

Wooooot! A merry Christmas to everyone!

Hope you and your have a fantastic year!


By Pillbug on Dec 25th 2023 at 10:32am

Merry Christmas to you too and a Merry Christmas to all!

Dude1 posted on Nov 13th 2023 at 4:19pm

Hello World

Hi there!
I am new here and to BBS's in general.


By Dude1 on Nov 13th 2023 at 5:28pm

My terminal crashed when typing this.. oops..

I just wanted to say hello and use the BBS to post something

The 'hehehe' was just me messing around with my keyboard

Anyway, I also wanted to ask, is there anything I should know to get
the full experience of this BBS? It looks cool, I just don't know how to use it
very well.


By Booch on Nov 14th 2023 at 8:34am

Hey there Dude1! Welcome to the BBS and thanks for joining!

I think the best tip I can offer is just to look around and explore! The
Courtyard (main menu) has a lot of options, but don't let that overwhelm you.

Most notable on the BBS are the old door games, most from the 90's. You'll find
those in the Fighter's Guild and the Mage's Guild. The most popular game on the
BBS is Legend of the Red Dragon (LORD). There are two games of that running:
the Tournament and Extreme.

You've already found the Bulletin Board, which is great. Because this is the
central hub for people to communicate on the BBS.

You can also check out The Oracle, which is unique to this BBS. She's kinda fun
to interact with.

Another place to check out is the Tavern. The cosysop and I usually hang out in
there on weekdays and we always try to be available for chat, so feel free to
stop on by!

By Dude1 on Nov 15th 2023 at 5:28pm

you for the information! (yes I have just found the color options)

I've found LORD recently, and so far I've gotten kind of hooked on the
whole 'door game experience.' I think part of it is it's all text-based,
but something about that makes it all the more interesting to play, in my

I'll see if I can make it to the Tavern sometime, and that Oracle also
sounds like something interesting I could try out.

It looks like I really do have a lot to check out, thank you again for the
information, I'll see you around the BBS!


By The Explorer on Dec 15th 2023 at 8:00am

hehehe, I'm also new here :) Found BBS around one week ago after watching an
episode of yong sheldon. This is a great thing.

The Explorer posted on Dec 15th 2023 at 8:04am

Hello From Portugal

Hello from Portugal.
I'm totally new in the BBSes world and I'm really enjoying it.
I found this BBS in one comment from Reedit where I asked from help.

Still exploring, if you have any suggestions for other BBSes I will happy to
check them.

See you


By Booch on Dec 15th 2023 at 10:31am

Hi Explorer!

Welcome to the the Realm of Serion BBS! I hope you enjoy it. Maybe check out
the LORD Tournament!

Mantis posted on Dec 12th 2023 at 6:33pm

Global War Reset

Awwww! I finally hit 80 points and reset the Global War game, and it doesn't
even say anything or have the Hall of Fame working, it just resets all the
scores to zero and doesn't say a word?


That's a wee bit anticlimactic lol


By Booch on Dec 12th 2023 at 9:57pm

Huh, that's odd. I haven't heard of issues of that before.

By Booch on Dec 12th 2023 at 10:00pm

The Hall of Fame looks like it's not working. Must be a bug in Global War.

By Sphere on Dec 13th 2023 at 9:25pm

Congrats on winning Global War, Mantis ...
... you know, I'd have been tempted to just write "I WIN GLOBAL WAR!" or
something - very humble to do it as a bug report ;)

By Mantis on Dec 14th 2023 at 7:50am

I wouldn't have posted at all but I felt a wee bit disappointed as it took a
year to hit 80 lol

Cnosu posted on Dec 6th 2023 at 6:25am

Need A Small Help With Synchronet...

Well, basically... I made a small BBS for me and my friends using Synchronet.
The problem is: I don't really know how to edit the menus.

You know, the starting page... Actually, I don't know how to modify ANYTHING on
Synchronet. Does someone know how to do something?


By Lime on Dec 7th 2023 at 4:22pm

Yes, the menu systems are in a baja file in /sbbs/exec/default.src. You can see in
there which keys have which responses, and which menu files are displayed. The menu
files are in /sbbs/text/menu.
There is a page on it here:

There are also some steps around compiling thr menu file (with the baja executable) and
convincing synchronet to reload it without having to log out and back in. Let us know
how you get on!

Booch posted on Dec 7th 2023 at 11:51am

Extreme Lord Won! Reset At Midnight And More Dragon Kills

Congratulations to Mariposa for slaying the 10 red dragons and winning Extreme

It has been requested to increase the number of dragon kills since people are
able to use the IGMs so effectively and quickly make dragon kills.

I'll increase the number of heroic deeds (dragon kills) to 20 this time around
and see how it goes!

Good luck everyone that joins in!

Cnosu posted on Nov 30th 2023 at 1:37pm

Hehehe Hello.

I just found this BBS and man, it's beautiful. I love this. I never really were
on a bulleting board, but I finally found a great one myself. I love how the
start is written. Just wanna ask. People around told me that everyone over here
is pretty nice, and people around there aren't really much of critics. Is that


By Cnosu on Nov 30th 2023 at 2:48pm

And yes, I'm just trying out writing comments, cuz why not.

By Dude1 on Nov 30th 2023 at 10:29pm

Hey, I'm actually new here, too! I also really liked the beginning, and I think
the theming overall is just great. Fun fact (you might already know this, but
it surprised me when I figured it out), you can change the of the text in
the comments when you press ctrl-a, and I think that the ` followed by a number
also works. So far, in the few weeks I've been messing around, everyone seems
really nice. If you haven't already, defintiely try the LORD tournament!

By Cnosu on Dec 1st 2023 at 12:52am

Wait, let me try... SHUET THAT WORKS

By Nereus on Dec 1st 2023 at 12:17pm

I'm new too here and I love it so far. Way more friendly than others I've

By Nighthawk on Dec 1st 2023 at 9:45pm

Check out the chat room some time and say hi!

Rune posted on Nov 27th 2023 at 6:54am

LoD Down?

It seems Land of Devastation might be down... Could a kind-hearted sysop or
co-sysop please look into this? m(_ _)m Thanks!


By Booch on Nov 27th 2023 at 10:41am

Hi Rune,

Thanks for letting us know! I have verified there's a problem. I have a message
to DoorParty. It does seem like it's down. I'll let you know what I find.

By Booch on Nov 27th 2023 at 10:59am

Ok, the DoorParty admin rebooted the server and this is fixed!

By Rune on Nov 27th 2023 at 3:43pm

Thanks, Booch!

Rune posted on Nov 27th 2023 at 7:27pm

Further Problems With LoD...

Sorry again, Booch.. I got booted from LoD kjhkhj


By Rune on Nov 27th 2023 at 7:30pm

Oop, sorry about that! lol

Anyway, I got booted from LoD and now it thinks I'm still using it so can't
start up again. Could you please look into it again? m(_ _)m

By Rune on Nov 28th 2023 at 2:00am

Ah, looks like things are all good now. Sorry for the trouble!

By Booch on Nov 28th 2023 at 4:48pm

Hi Rune!

I think what may have happened is it may have taken a bit for LoD to detect you
disconnected, so it wouldn't let you in. Once the game figured out you weren't
there anymore, it disconnected and then you were able to log in again.

Sorry for the trouble... these old games all have weird quirks...

By Rune on Nov 28th 2023 at 7:11pm

Makes sense! Thanks as always! m(_ _)m

Booch posted on Nov 21st 2023 at 9:56am

Exitilus 2.05 Corruption Issues

Unfortunately, recently two times now Exitilus 2.05 has become corrupted,
causing gameplay issues. The game has been fully reset again, hopefully
resolving this issue.

Xeen posted on Nov 5th 2023 at 3:21am

Usurper Is Down Please Investigate

cannot get the game to load when selecting it from the options menui (3) it
just sits there and i have to disconnect/reconnect to do anything.


By Booch on Nov 6th 2023 at 4:08pm

Hello! Sorry for the trouble. Usurper is up and running again.

By Kernelpanic on Nov 13th 2023 at 4:42pm

Usurper has been fixed again. we are going to do a full reset soon.

Booch posted on Nov 14th 2023 at 8:26am

Lord Extreme Corrupted. Restored, Reset And Working Again

Unfortunately, this happens from time to time. In LORD, the player.dat file can
become corrupted. It's a very rare occurence (this is only the 2nd time it's
happened). When it does happen, there's no way to fix it.

LORD Extreme has been restored from backup, has been reset and is working
again. Sorry for the trouble this has caused! Good luck to all that play

Emilia posted on Nov 7th 2023 at 3:12pm

Requesting Friendly Mail

I would love to receive and exchange mail with some users of this BBS! I am
Emilia, 21 years old F! I don't know how to start conversations... But I'd be
happy to talk more about yourself or myself in an Email exchange! Thank you


By Booch on Nov 8th 2023 at 3:58pm

Hi Emilia! Welcome to the BBS! I sent you a message. I look forward to

By Danoise on Nov 9th 2023 at 8:45am

Would be curious how you found the BBS!

Darkener posted on Nov 6th 2023 at 7:38pm

L.O.R.D. Tournament Won

Looks like Bad has done the deed and won L.O.R.D. Tournament!


By Gary Busey on Nov 8th 2023 at 12:17pm

Grats Bad!

By Danoise on Nov 8th 2023 at 1:08pm

Next time Bad wants to try to get 2 billion exp :)

Booch posted on Nov 7th 2023 at 9:21am

Lord Tournament Won! Congratulations, Bad! Reset Date:

Well, the legend known as Bad showed up with his dragon paddle and whooped some
red dragon butt! Well done! Those are some m4d sk1llz.

Also, Cannon Fodder has been promoted to Veteran rank! Awesome!

LORD Tournament will reset on Friday with new prizes to choose from, November
10th! Good luck everyone!

Sapphic_Sandwich posted on Nov 3rd 2023 at 8:44pm


Greetings from





By Sapphic_Sandwich on Nov 3rd 2023 at 8:58pm

Haha I had strange issues.

I am new to BBSing but I love "retro" computng. I'm currently writing this on
a Book8088 with a NecV20. The graphics absolutely crawl across my terminal haha
Abraham Lincoln was right though, 640KB of memory is all anyone really ever
REALLY needs!

By Sphere on Nov 5th 2023 at 9:51am

Awesome, I thought of buying one of those Book8088 machines, but I already have
a desktop XT clone (NuXT, installed in an ATX case, in case you're interested).
Also a V20, and can run LORD locally, or Telix at 9600 bps nulled into a Linux
machine with Internet access so it can get to telnet boards. I normally just
use syncterm though :)

By Booch on Nov 7th 2023 at 9:05am

Wow, definitely some hardware envy on my end, haha! Thanks for visiting! I hope
you enjoy the system.

Booch posted on Oct 24th 2023 at 3:14pm

Service Outage

The BBS was down for about 3 hours today due to an outage that spanned across
three states. Service is restored now and, hopefully, it stays that way! Sorry
for the inconvenience.


By Captancook1 on Oct 31st 2023 at 12:51pm

Glad everything is back up and running.

Raymond posted on Sep 15th 2023 at 10:04am

Hello Fromm Canada!

i CANT Believe this exists in 2023 its awesome. hello all from canada nova


By Gary Busey on Sep 15th 2023 at 4:21pm

Hello back from Alberta!

By Mantis on Sep 17th 2023 at 2:09am

Hello back (twice!) from Edmonton!

By Chairmanyi on Sep 19th 2023 at 1:57pm

when I was a kid, I had a friend from Nova Scotia named Mike Godden. His dad
ran a local ROBOBBS...

By Cannon Fodder on Sep 19th 2023 at 9:10pm

Hello from Montreal!

By Paragon on Sep 20th 2023 at 12:54pm

Hello from Calgary! So many Canadians!!!

By Reaper82 on Sep 20th 2023 at 9:09pm

Hello from Burlington, ON!

By Lime on Sep 26th 2023 at 6:40am

What, are we ALL Canadian here?!

By Gary Busey on Sep 26th 2023 at 1:27pm

BBS gets 10x cooler if the userbase is all Canucks

By Unc0nnected on Oct 2nd 2023 at 10:17pm

Hello from Montreal!

By Mantis on Oct 9th 2023 at 1:14pm

WOW, The Canuck Connection for sure lolol!

By Apophis on Oct 10th 2023 at 12:52pm

hello from toronto!
quite a lot of canadians here lol

By Doomii_Blue on Oct 11th 2023 at 2:17pm

Hello from Britian!

By Sphere on Oct 13th 2023 at 9:52am

Hello from South Korea! (now, that should confuse everyone...)

By fl4re on Oct 13th 2023 at 10:01pm

Hello from the West Coast.

Booch posted on Sep 27th 2023 at 10:33am

Over 100,000 Logons!

Earlier this year, we broke 100,000 logons since the BBS started in 2004! There
was about a 10 year period of time the BBS was taken offline before it was
resurrected in 2017 and has been humming along since!

Thank you everyone for logging on and making this BBS have such a great


By James on Sep 28th 2023 at 10:22am

The best I found so far!!!!

By Lime on Sep 29th 2023 at 2:15am

Amazing stuff! And congrats, what a milestone!

By Flashfreeze on Sep 29th 2023 at 7:22am

Thank you for helping to keep the dream of the 90s alive!

By Sphere on Sep 29th 2023 at 11:09am

Awesome, great stuff Booch. You've made a great online community here, look
forward to seeing it continue well into the future.

By Mantis on Sep 30th 2023 at 6:29pm

Congrats, that is epic!

By Gary Busey on Oct 3rd 2023 at 3:15pm

Cheers Booch, we all appreciate the time and effort you put in to provide this awesome board for
us to partake in - thank you very, very much!

By Booch on Oct 4th 2023 at 9:06am

Thanks everyone! And, you're very welcome!

By Dimmi on Oct 6th 2023 at 10:38am

Wow! Good job!

By Apophis on Oct 7th 2023 at 12:41pm

congratulations Booch I hope you keep running this server for many years to come!

Booch posted on Oct 9th 2023 at 12:17pm

Extreme Lord Won! Reset Soon

Congratulations to Josh for blowing away TEN dragons and winning Extreme LORD!

I will try to get Extreme reset tonight at midnight. I may not have access to a
computer, though, so it might need to wait until tomorrow at midnight.

Good luck everyone that joins in on the new round!


By Booch on Oct 10th 2023 at 8:00am

Lord X has been reset!

Apophis posted on Oct 5th 2023 at 10:22am

Cyber Arena Tournament @ Doorparty

hello you all I would like to announce a cyber arena tournament for anyone on doorparty who is interested.

The game starts Monday Oct 9.

There are 2 ways you can win this tournament.
1. get 100k score
2. get 1,000,000,000 credits

There is only 1 rule in this game.
Do not attack CISSUS.
the user CISSUS will keep an eye on the entire game and assign bountys onto highscoring players.
(i am cissus)

when you win please message CISSUS to confirm your win

what you win:
you get to pick the next tournament to be hosted on doorparty

I hope to make this a lasting tournament style game and keep it going.
I have permission from Booch to post this.

Thank you for your interest and good luck.


By Apophis on Oct 6th 2023 at 11:39am

If you have any questions please feel free to ask me here.
I will try to check this area daily.

Sweaty posted on Sep 11th 2023 at 2:32am

Ambrosia Is The Best



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By Us on Sep 20th 2023 at 4:38am


Booch posted on Sep 5th 2023 at 8:01am

Lord Tournament Won! New One Starts On Friday, The 8th!

Congratulations to Bad for winning the LORD Tournament! Well fought!

The next tournament is scheduled to begin on Friday, September 8th!

If you're still feeling that LORD itch, remember that there is also Extreme
LORD, which has different rules like more forest fights and IGMs!


By Booch on Sep 7th 2023 at 9:26am

Congratulations to Gnor for making Veteran rank!

Booch posted on Aug 17th 2023 at 9:08pm

Extreme Lord Won! Congratulations Brrshup!

The dragons have been slain. The people have been saved from the relentles
barrage of dragon fire. The Extreme Lord Tournament has been won!
Congratulations, Brrshup!

Reset will be at midnight.

- Booch

Booch posted on Aug 8th 2023 at 10:05pm

Downtime Tonight

The server decided to restart on its own, hang on asking stupid questions, and
bring down everything. Sorry for the downtime everyone.

Booch posted on Jul 28th 2023 at 8:19am

Usurper Freezing On Start Is Fixed


Usurper was freezing when starting and this issue is now fixed. Dungeons


By D1g1t on Aug 2nd 2023 at 7:29pm


Booch posted on Jun 28th 2023 at 10:24am

Planets Has Been Reset. Congratulations, Traveler!

With the solar system taken over, it's time for a new round. Traveler dominated
the score boards this time around. Congratulations!

Planets has been reset.
Good luck everyone that joins in!

Booch posted on Jun 20th 2023 at 11:40am

Lord Tournament And Extreme Games Both Won! Reset Details:

Congratulations to Dimmibee and Brrshup for winning LORD Tournament and Extreme

Extreme LORD will be reset tonight at midnight (the 21st).
Tournament LORD will be reset on Saturday, the 24th to allow time for me to get
prizes and other tournament details figured out and organized.

Thanks everyone who joined in to play this great game and I look forward to
seeing everyone next round!


By Mariposa on Jun 20th 2023 at 9:32pm

Way to go Brrshup! I tried to keep up, but you were always one step ahead!
Amazing performance!

By Danoise on Jun 23rd 2023 at 8:53am

Dimmi was on fire! Congrats!

Mantis posted on May 18th 2023 at 5:23pm

Bre Discord Goes Live! Join Us!

Hey everyone! We've made a decent bit of progress with the BRE discord that
was talked about a couple months back. It's not 100% done, but it's close
enough, and with BRE LEAGUE 000 resetting MAY 27th, we all need to join up so
we can plan ahead and form teams!

The whole idea behind the discord is to work with both the sysops and the
community to create fun, active BRE games again. We are too scattered around on
various inactive leagues - with a small bit of coordination, we can all jump in
to a fresh league TOGETHER when it restarts, and form up in to several small
teams, making for a fun, active and competitive game!

So come and join us, we're looking forward to seeing everyone there!

(And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!)


By Mantis on May 19th 2023 at 12:03pm

We posted about the discord on Reddit yesterday, and had about a dozen people
join us in less than a day! The post has 23 upvotes, wooooot!

Come join us! This is shaping up to be a great round!

By Mantis on May 23rd 2023 at 3:29am

We will be forming up in to teams later today in League 000, so please drop by
the discord if you'd like to get involved!

Booch posted on May 10th 2023 at 9:19pm

New Door Game: The Ruins Of Kaldore!

I'm excited to share a new door game for the BBS: The Ruins of Kaldore!
This door game is a turn based, rogue-like, medieval combat game. Enter the
ruins in search for "immortality". But beware, evil resides in these ruins,
protecting the treasures within.

The Ruins of Kaldore is like no other door game, featuring a unique combat
system and loot drops. Strategically equip the best gear you can as you venture
deeper into the ruins.

This game was built from scratch using C# and Visual Studio and I'm releasing
it now as version 1.0 alpha. I intend to add features, improvements, bug fixes
and many more items frequently.

The Ruins of Kaldore can be found in the Fighter's Guild as option 7, replacing
Falcon's Eye.

Good luck!


By Lime on May 11th 2023 at 7:13am

This is great stuff! Congrats on the release, and it is good fun as well.

By Booch on May 11th 2023 at 9:32pm

Thank you! I have a new feature planned... I'll keep everyone posted!

By Powerham5000 on May 12th 2023 at 12:54pm

Super cool! Rad to see a custom door game

By Powerham5000 on May 12th 2023 at 1:23pm

So I've played a few rounds and I gotta say, it's pretty fun. I would guess you
have some things planned, but I just wanted to give you some feedback from a
player's perspective:

1. When you are in the inventory screen, seeing your health would be helpful so
you know what healing potion to use
2. On the inventory screen, if you could chain commands (i.e. 'u 2' or 'd 1')
that would be nice
3. Not sure if it's intentional, but it appears that the leaderboard resets at
the end of the day. Is there a permanent leaderboard, or plans for one?
4. Also, being able to reference the keyword guide while in game would be
helpful. I often forget what certain keywords do when I'm deciding on items.
5. At early levels, penetrating is overpowered (in my experience so far).

Even if none of these get addressed, I'm going to keep playing! Great work

By Booch on May 12th 2023 at 5:09pm

Hi Powerham5000!

Thank you very much for your feedback. It's very valuable to me. All of your
suggestions are very good. The leaderboard should only reset when I've made
database changes. I must have made a database change recently and pushed those
changes to the BBS. I'll look into a way to preserve scoreboards, if possible.

By Powerham5000 on May 13th 2023 at 10:49am

Ah, thanks for the clarification Booch. I won't get too attached to my score
until the game is in full release then :)

By Lime on May 15th 2023 at 3:50am

Wahoo, I won!

Feels like there will be good replayability with this, as luck plays a large

By Booch on May 17th 2023 at 9:24pm

Awesome, well done! Yeah good rolls are important at the beginning. Good gear
later on really compensates for not so good rolls.

Booch posted on May 9th 2023 at 3:57pm

Ambroshia And Arrowbridge Corrupted. Now Restored.

I'm sorry to report that file corruption has caused both Ambroshia and
Arrowbridge II to become unplayable. I have restored from the most recent

Damage Control posted on Apr 30th 2023 at 11:24pm

Well here's a good one. I was playing my turns and I knew how many regions I
had before I went to buy some. After I bought the regions I looked again, and
it just didn't look right. It didn't look right at all.

So I checked the (E)mpire status.... and instead of my name at the top it was
Aargons. I am not Aargons. I'm Land of Dreams. I've been Land of Dreams since I
played these games in the 90s. I know I didn't bump my head and sign up as
someone else a few days ago at the reset.

IDK how long it was playing as Aargons. I suspect the entire time bc I bought
regions twice yet my original score was the same.

So it's it great, all my hard work to be #1 just made Aargons #1.


Booch, or anyone, y'all ever see this happen before? I have an idea how it
could happen, just from watching how it connects to play. But I've never seen
it come up as a totally wrong character!

EVERYBODY LOOK at your empire name as it goes by each new turn. Make sure it's
really your empire. I don't even know what to do now that I bought all that
fucking land and it went on Aargons account. Grrrr. You're welcome Aargons.



By Damage Control on Apr 30th 2023 at 11:30pm

BTW I took a screenshot but I can't attach it here. I just wanted to document
that I saw what I saw.

By Damage Control on Apr 30th 2023 at 11:49pm

And it let me in to play my turns as normal just now. Of course no land
available. Grrrrr. Not cool.

By Lime on May 1st 2023 at 1:13am

This shouldn't be possible, but anyone who works in software knows...
Were you and Argons online at the same time, or some time apart?

By Damage Control on May 1st 2023 at 7:45pm

Ahhhhhh funny you should ask!! IDK if it was Mantis (Aargons) online but I was
haunting the manu at 11:59 waiting to get in to buy the limited land. Someone
else was in there at 12:00. I kept hitting the button bc I know..... if you're
inside the BRE menu, you have to exit that and come back after 12:00. So when
that person hopped out (mind you I'm just guessing what they were doing) at
12:01, it let me in. I figured HAHA, I'm in! And I didn't think to look at my
name bc why wouldn't it be me. But there was no indiction that anything was
wrong. It let me in just like it was a normal thing like every other time.

By Lime on May 2nd 2023 at 4:31am

You might have it then. I'll bet you both hit it at the same time. The way
the connect script works is it tells BBSlink's server who is going to connect,
the instant before it makes the connection. Classic race condition /

By Mantis on May 2nd 2023 at 7:32am

I saw that happen live LoD. I was in, (I'm Mantis/Aargons, been Aargons for
decades), and then suddenly it said 'error' and then YOU were in. I waited
over half an hour for you to get off, but gave up. (Was wondering what you
were doing in there for so long lol). Then when I go to play later, it says my
turns are done already, and I could see you carried on from where I was as I
now had a pile of extra regions. (I was excited to try to get on early, as
after the previous days play, I had the most regions thus far, so I was really
surprised to see someone else doing my turns and buying regions for me LOL)

Crazy, never saw that happen before!

By Mantis on May 2nd 2023 at 8:06am

I think I might drop out of that game, I am really growing to dislike the
limited regions available at start thing. It encourages gamey play, and
punishes those that won't (or can't) do it.

It's not as big a deal in inter-BBS games, as you share that disadvantage with
your team, and it's something you can work through with them (or not); but in a
local game, it seriously hampers the play (and enjoyment), in my opinion.

By Booch on May 3rd 2023 at 9:22am

Well, shoot. I'm sorry about the trouble you had, Damage Control. I haven't
seen that happen before, but what Lime says unfortunately makes sense and that
could be what happened. I suppose the only thing to do to avoid this icky bug
is, like what was already said, to check your kingdom name.

By Lime on May 3rd 2023 at 4:54pm

Booch, one thing that could help is to set the config to only allow one person
in the game at a time. The synchro docs all say not to bother, since BRE
itself would take care of it - but this is one case where the extra level of
protection would help.

By Booch on May 4th 2023 at 9:42am

Say, that's a good idea. Done!

Booch posted on May 3rd 2023 at 9:26am

Extreme Lord Reset Tonight 12am Ct! Congrats Mariposa!

Congratulations to Mariposa for blowing away 15 dragons and winning Extreme
LORD! Well done!

Extreme LORD will be reset tonight at midnight, central time. Good luck
everyone that joins!

Damage Control posted on Apr 30th 2023 at 10:57pm

Lord Extreme Won! Congrats Mariposa!

Congrats Mariposa on winning the LORD Extreme game! Is this your second or
third in a row?? =D


By Mariposa on Apr 30th 2023 at 11:37pm

Third! Thanks!

Lime posted on Apr 29th 2023 at 6:50pm

Hey all, BRE BBSlink has been reset again, with some more favourable settings
for growth. Still limited land, but should be better investment rates.

Let's gooooo

Heavy posted on Apr 21st 2023 at 5:42pm

Tips For Lord (2nd Attempt)

Sorry for the double post. I can't figure out how to edit my last message and I
didn't mean to send it half-written.

I'm wondering if anyone has some tips for LoRD to leveling up faster. I've only
missed one day (day 1), and I'm doing all my forest fights, and there's players
with 4x+ my XP. I'm obviously missing something pretty important. Any tips?


By Lime on Apr 21st 2023 at 7:37pm

A few, although I don't level up very fast either -
1- Listen to Seth Able when you have money in the bank, in case he doubles it.
Supposedly there is a higher chance he'll do that after two forest fights but
hard to tell if true.
2- Every time you are killed, you lose 10% exp, but if you kill someone else,
you get 50% of theirs.
3- Buy armour before weapons, since you can always run away if you survive the
first round, but you can't run away if you don't survive the first round ;)
4- Use the Jennie code to get a slight advantage.

Otherwise, my only other advice is to be lucky

By Powerham5000 on Apr 21st 2023 at 9:58pm

Luck is huge. Jennie codes are key for getting 2 player kills per day, which is
the fastest way to gain experience

By Dimmi on Apr 22nd 2023 at 2:14am

I feel the game is way more about how to gather money in most optimal way.
Levelling up becomes almost trivial if you have good enough equipment. You want
to level up of course in order to gain money faster from forest fights, but on
the other hand you want to keep as much money in the bank as every day you log
in you are paid 10% interest for the money you have on your account. There
probably exists some optimal way to solve this levelling up / saving money
problem but it's not very easy. I've considered sometimes trying to solve this
in a way or another, but I think I'm not committed enough. :)

By Heavy on Apr 22nd 2023 at 11:35pm

Awesome, thanks everyone!

By Bagboy on Apr 24th 2023 at 8:05pm

Adding to what others have said... Don't waste your money buying every level of
equipment. Skip some levels and save up over several days to get better

Heavy posted on Apr 20th 2023 at 5:37pm

Tips For Lord Tourney

I haven't played LoRD since I was a kid, and googled around for some tips, but
I'm confused as to why I am so far behind. I only missed one day, and

Booch posted on Apr 13th 2023 at 12:42pm

Lord Tournament Reset Due To Corrupt Player.Dat File

Hi everyone!

I'm sorry to report that the LORD Tournament stopped working, reporting that it
couldn't read player.dat. After trying several different things to try to fix
it, I ended up needing to reset the entire game. Sorry about that! Good luck
everyone that plays!


By Dimmi on Apr 14th 2023 at 12:05am

Unfortunately it looks like same error occured again. :(

By Lime on Apr 14th 2023 at 1:05am

Same here :(
I was able to create a character, then immediately it crashed out again.

By Booch on Apr 14th 2023 at 8:49am


I'm sorry and frustrated about this, but the Tournament has crashed again with
a corrupt player.dat file. Our best guess is maybe special characters are being
used when a user is creating their character for the first time. This time
around, please do not use special characters as this may be causing the crash.

Unfortunately, this old software has its faults and we're left with trying to
work around them. Hopefully we can figure this one out.

By Lime on Apr 15th 2023 at 7:47am

As far as I recall, LORD does effective sanitisation on user inputs. Anything
it doesn't recognise comes out as a '.'
However are there any users with special chars in their names? LORD may not do
any checks on something that comes in via the dropfile.

By Booch on Apr 15th 2023 at 10:16am


I want to apologize for the problems with the LORD Tournament. The past few
days, LORD Tournament has been crashing after nightly maintenance with a
seemingly corrupt player.dat file. This file is unreadable/hashed, so any
changes I make to this file only make it worse.

This time, I have restored a very old copy of LORD Tournament and reset the
game. Hopefully this resolves the issue. This copy should be good because it's
had many tournaments hosted on it since.

Thanks everyone for your patience with this annoying problem. Hopefully this
resolves it once and for all!

By Booch on Apr 17th 2023 at 9:30am

This issue is fixed! I believe the LORD install became corrupted somehow. I
ended up restoring from a years old backup and it's running fine now. Thanks
everyone for their patience!

By Lime on Apr 18th 2023 at 3:07am

Thanks for keeping at it!

By John on Apr 18th 2023 at 10:23am


Booch posted on Apr 10th 2023 at 11:11am

Lord Tournament Won! Next Tournament Starts On April 12th!

Congratulations to Dimmi for winning the LORD Tournament! Well done!
And also a great effort to Powerham5000, Damage Control and Nighthawk for
getting two dragon kills and entering the final phase of the tournament!
Powerham5000 and Damage Control have been promoted to Veterans!

The next tournament will begin on Wednesday, April 12th.
Good luck everyone!


By Zytos on Apr 10th 2023 at 4:22pm

Congrats. I enjoyed my first tourney; looking forward to the next one. Not
sure what I'll do differently though :)

By Powerham5000 on Apr 11th 2023 at 7:34am

Good game, well played Dimmib!

By Dimmi on Apr 11th 2023 at 8:55am

Thank you, all! Was a good even round! Happy to win it :)

By D1337 on Apr 12th 2023 at 12:10am

Congrats and thanks for hosting a good active LORD game.

By Damage Control on Apr 13th 2023 at 12:05am

Congrats Dimmi! Well done! I didn't even see it coming that quick. Thanks Booch
for the flowers! I'm going to win the big tourney one of these days.

Lime posted on Apr 10th 2023 at 5:37am

Lord Tournament - Congrats Dimmib

You are winner!
Congrats Dimmib. Now I need to work out how you do it so quickly.


By Booch on Apr 10th 2023 at 11:01am

Nice job, Dimmi! That was a great tournament!

By Dimmi on Apr 11th 2023 at 8:55am

Thank you!

Kernelpanic posted on Apr 8th 2023 at 8:02am

Usurper Locked Up

Hey all, Booch told me that Usurper was locked up. I checked it out and was
able to get it working again. I did force maintenance so you might notice that.
The root of the problem was some kind of file locking that wasn't being
released until the machine was rebooted. Typical windows... -KP

Billy posted on Mar 22nd 2023 at 6:03am

Hello Everybody!

idk what this is my mate just showed it to me, seems pretty cool hope you guys
are having fun on this billboard!!!!


By Lime on Mar 23rd 2023 at 4:51am

Hello! Welcome!
What have you tried so far?

By Lime on Mar 23rd 2023 at 4:51am

That was /save, not /sarcasm

Kernelpanic posted on Mar 17th 2023 at 7:33am

Usurper Won! Congratz Booch!

I thought I configured a nearly impossible to beat instance of Usurper but
apparently Booch was relentless in tactics and managed to beat it! Obviously he
doesn't get a prize because he's a SysOp!

The game doesn't have a good way to keep track of wins so I'm on the fence
about trying for 3 rounds (like we do with Lord) or if I should reset.


By Booch on Mar 17th 2023 at 10:30pm

Thanks! It was definitely difficult.
I would like to lean on the 3 round side of the fence. I see that Usurper keeps
pretty bad records with Immortals (Gods), but I'm hoping we can figure out
who's who...

By Kernelpanic on Mar 21st 2023 at 7:48am

Alright, we will keep close tabs and go for 3!

Ignatz posted on Mar 18th 2023 at 10:12am

Usurper Question Re: Armor

Slowly but surely (don't call me Shirley) advancing in Usurper, but save for
the occasional score in the Player's Market, there are no options for my
character (Troll Barbarian) to buy anything better than the same ol' lame shit
from the armor shop as I could three dozen levels ago.

So my question: am I missing an option to buy better armor somewhere, or am I
at the mercy of whatever exceedingly rare drop the random number gods decree?

And tips/hints/advice would be greatly appreciated.


By Booch on Mar 19th 2023 at 11:19pm

"That is the way"... with Usurper. The armor is... the way it is and the
drops... well they're not so good. On you're way to lvl 100, you may find one
or two armor pieces (that's what I found)... to aid you on your way. Armor
doesn't work like LORD; it plateous a lot faster. You'll fine the best armor
much sooner... and maybe you'll find a rare drop of something just a little

By Ignatz on Mar 20th 2023 at 12:56pm

Thanks for the info!

By Kernelpanic on Mar 21st 2023 at 7:47am

For this game I did a LOT of editing to the monsters. The drop rate for stuff
was increased and I changed it so some items that would never drop now have a
chance. Good armor is still rare and difficult to find.

We will go for 3 Supreme Being kills for the tourny at Booch's suggestion.
After that I'll make another stab at editing the drops.


Booch posted on Mar 11th 2023 at 7:45pm

Extreme Lord Won! Congratulations Mariposa!

Mariposa blew away 10 dragons and became the LORD Extreme champion!

LORD Extreme will be reset tonight at midnight.
Extreme is quite a bit different than the Tournament in that there are more
forest fights and IGMs available. The IGMs added are quite interesting. There
are a couple of IGMs that synergize with each other to potentially provide a
very substantial stat boost.

Good luck everyone that plays Extreme LORD!


By Mariposa on Mar 11th 2023 at 7:59pm


Elbow posted on Mar 11th 2023 at 5:57pm

Extreme Lord

Congrats Mariposa !

Well played. That was fun!

(Still cant figure out how you guys get 15k HP, but ill keep trying.)

PS: @sysop- How soon will ExtremeLord be reset?


By Elbow on Mar 11th 2023 at 6:04pm

Mariposa, thats your 2nd win in-a-row ? Nice!

By Mariposa on Mar 11th 2023 at 8:00pm


Powerham5000 posted on Mar 8th 2023 at 11:07am

Did Tournament Lord Version Change?

Today during forest fights, I got an event I've never seen before involving a
horse trader buying and selling horses. I tried to buy a horse but the prompt
was bugged and the price looked like a variable without a value. Very strange.
Also, and I can't put my finger on it, it seemed like there were small
differences here and there during fights. (Has there always been "**FIGHT**" at
the top of the encounter?)

Anyway, perhaps I somehow encountered a bugged event and that's all.


By Booch on Mar 8th 2023 at 9:08pm


I can assure you, no version change has been done. What you ran across with the
horse trade is a very rare event. And, yes, it is bugged. This BBS has been
running the best LORD version 4.06 for many years.

- Booch

By Powerham5000 on Mar 9th 2023 at 11:06am

I'm just lucky I guess :)

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