Kisanth88 posted on Dec 6th 2022 at 9:37pm
I miss bbs style mud/doors games. I think that the world would be better for
their simlicity. Thank you all for doing this. I another human, appreciate you,
another human for keeping this tech alive.
Comments:By Krystalis on Dec 7th 2022 at 12:06am
Indeed my hour or two in the realm a day reminds me of the simple days beforeBy Thunderoxx on Dec 7th 2022 at 3:15am
life got so complicated and busy! Thanks so much Booch!
I wanna agree with this as well!By Darkeyes on Dec 7th 2022 at 6:25pm
Such an unique way of having (simple, as said) fun in the world of the modern
technology, it's really cool!
Yes, Thank you my lord! It has been a long time since I've been able to playBy Booch on Dec 7th 2022 at 6:50pm
L.O.R.D. and enjoy the old days of dailing up a BBS system. Brings back such
good memorys and the time in my life.
You're very welcome, guys/gals! It's my pleasure and I love hanging out withBy Fourth on Dec 8th 2022 at 12:18am
I am grateful for this place, and for how technology has progressed. I only hadBy Prism-Ra on Dec 20th 2022 at 10:19pm
one or two decent BBSs in my area code, but now I can jump on any BBS I want to
without having to worry about a long distance charge...lol. But I do enjoy the
nostalgia of places like this--it's a fun time capsule to come back to.
Thanks, all!! This place seems fun!By Danoise on Dec 29th 2022 at 8:27am
By Darkener on Dec 31st 2022 at 9:54pm
A gift to us -- thank you, Booch and team!
This board rocks!By Powerham5000 on Jan 15th 2023 at 4:11pm
100% agree. I was too young to appreciate BBS's and door games when I wasBy Powerham5000 on Jan 15th 2023 at 4:15pm
playing LORD back in the day 90s. Nowadays I'm wishing we
our society was more like the one it was back then. I used to find BBSes in theBy Powerham5000 on Jan 15th 2023 at 4:17pm
Computer Bits magazine at the library. It was run by someone in your
neighborhood. They each had an active community.
So thanks for le
tting me feel that feeling again.By Zytos on Jan 17th 2023 at 6:18pm
P.S. sorry for the multiple messages. This freakin macbook has the touchbar
that I loathe, and I hit back while typing TWICE and apparently the system auto
posts if you do that. lmao
I would love to go back to my youth, finding new local BBS's to dial into withBy Jessrond on Feb 8th 2023 at 6:37am
my 2400. The thrill of dialing into a new BBS, hearing the sound -- you know
the sound -- and not knowing what adventure is around the corner. I just
turned 40 and I found this board and others, and I'm having a blast. Thanks
for the Sysop and everyone else who dials in.
thank you for letting me run multiple accounts to play arrowbridge 2By Caprison on May 17th 2023 at 1:56am
I want to say thank you as well. Just found you here and reliving my youngerBy Mantis on May 18th 2023 at 8:25am
days. It feels great. We had a 10 node BBS that my uncle ran in my area. Had my
first crush and date at 13 playing Legend of Kyrandia together with a girl then
we had a BBS meetup at a coffee shop and hung out together. Super fun. Just
wanted to add on to the apprecation.
Ok everyone - first dial-up modem, what did you all have?By Lime on May 19th 2023 at 8:55pm
I started with a 300 baud modem on my C64 - I could literally type faster than
it was transmitting! I remember trying to download the BBS manual from a place
where I was a Sysop, the file was a couple of megs and took over 5 hours - then
someone picked up the phone and corrupted the entire DL lol!
I also remember been *blown away* when I got my Amiga and went all the way up
to a 1200 baud! lol!
How was your start? :D
Mine was a 2400 in 1992. It had a folded metal case and all.By Caprison on May 20th 2023 at 8:32am
Persisted with that until 1995!
I like to think that it trained me to be patient.
Very similar as me Mantis. My start was on an Amiga 500 with a 1200 baud modem.By Raphael on May 20th 2023 at 7:57pm
Good ole Magic WorkBench. Such an easy OS to use for the time. My uncle was in
a computer enthusiast club and had a huge box of floppies. I would buy a ton of
blanks and use Xcopy for hours. I can still see the screen in my mind.. hahaha.
Then go on all the boards I dialed into and start copying all that stuff over.
This would have been around the 1992 timeframe.
Hello good people. I'm new here. I wish to learn about your customs.By Mr.Penguin on May 23rd 2023 at 1:25am
Yes indeed. Started out on the boards in my teens. With a hand me down
commodore 64, and a 300 baud modem. Then a 1200 baud! I was flying! Then my
friend hooked me up with pc's, and then modem speeds went up! Then the
Internet came along, and the BBS's in the area slowly disappeared. I was
shocked and so happy when I saw they are still around and you can get to them
online! Talk about Nostalgia! I now spend a lot of time on multiple ones
again. I love it.
Mantis posted on May 18th 2023 at 5:23pm
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!)
Comments:By Mantis on May 19th 2023 at 12:03pm
We posted about the discord on Reddit yesterday, and had about a dozen peopleBy Mantis on May 23rd 2023 at 3:29am
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!
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
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
Comments: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 gameBy 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 youBy Booch on May 12th 2023 at 5:09pm
have some things planned, but I just wanted to give you some feedback from a
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
Hi Powerham5000!By Powerham5000 on May 13th 2023 at 10:49am
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.
Ah, thanks for the clarification Booch. I won't get too attached to my scoreBy Lime on May 15th 2023 at 3:50am
until the game is in full release then :)
Wahoo, I won!By Booch on May 17th 2023 at 9:24pm
Feels like there will be good replayability with this, as luck plays a large
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
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.
Comments: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 documentBy Damage Control on Apr 30th 2023 at 11:49pm
that I saw what I saw.
And it let me in to play my turns as normal just now. Of course no landBy Lime on May 1st 2023 at 1:13am
available. Grrrrr. Not cool.
This shouldn't be possible, but anyone who works in software knows...By Damage Control on May 1st 2023 at 7:45pm
Were you and Argons online at the same time, or some time apart?
Ahhhhhh funny you should ask!! IDK if it was Mantis (Aargons) online but I wasBy Lime on May 2nd 2023 at 4:31am
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.
You might have it then. I'll bet you both hit it at the same time. The wayBy Mantis on May 2nd 2023 at 7:32am
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 /
I saw that happen live LoD. I was in, (I'm Mantis/Aargons, been Aargons forBy Mantis on May 2nd 2023 at 8:06am
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!
I think I might drop out of that game, I am really growing to dislike theBy Booch on May 3rd 2023 at 9:22am
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.
Well, shoot. I'm sorry about the trouble you had, Damage Control. I haven'tBy Lime on May 3rd 2023 at 4:54pm
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.
Booch, one thing that could help is to set the config to only allow one personBy Booch on May 4th 2023 at 9:42am
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.
Say, that's a good idea. Done!
Booch posted on May 3rd 2023 at 9:26am
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
Congrats Mariposa on winning the LORD Extreme game! Is this your second or
third in a row?? =D
Comments:By Mariposa on Apr 30th 2023 at 11:37pm
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.
Heavy posted on Apr 21st 2023 at 5:42pm
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?
Comments:By Lime on Apr 21st 2023 at 7:37pm
A few, although I don't level up very fast either -By Powerham5000 on Apr 21st 2023 at 9:58pm
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
Luck is huge. Jennie codes are key for getting 2 player kills per day, which isBy Dimmi on Apr 22nd 2023 at 2:14am
the fastest way to gain experience
I feel the game is way more about how to gather money in most optimal way.By Heavy on Apr 22nd 2023 at 11:35pm
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. :)
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
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
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!
Comments: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 :(By Booch on Apr 14th 2023 at 8:49am
I was able to create a character, then immediately it crashed out again.
Hello,By Lime on Apr 15th 2023 at 7:47am
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.
As far as I recall, LORD does effective sanitisation on user inputs. AnythingBy Booch on Apr 15th 2023 at 10:16am
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.
Hello,By Booch on Apr 17th 2023 at 9:30am
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!
This issue is fixed! I believe the LORD install became corrupted somehow. IBy Lime on Apr 18th 2023 at 3:07am
ended up restoring from a years old backup and it's running fine now. Thanks
everyone for their patience!
Thanks for keeping at it!By John on Apr 18th 2023 at 10:23am
Booch posted on Apr 10th 2023 at 11:11am
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!
Comments:By Zytos on Apr 10th 2023 at 4:22pm
Congrats. I enjoyed my first tourney; looking forward to the next one. NotBy Powerham5000 on Apr 11th 2023 at 7:34am
sure what I'll do differently though :)
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
You are winner!
Congrats Dimmib. Now I need to work out how you do it so quickly.
Comments: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
Kernelpanic posted on Apr 8th 2023 at 8:02am
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
Kernelpanic posted on Dec 10th 2022 at 1:09pm
A user on Serion just asked: Which master in Usurper is best for my class?
I've never seen any documentation explaining the masters so I spent some time
digging into the code. I'm not going to straight up answer the question (sorry)
but I will disclose what the game is doing for each master so you can decide
The stats that get changed when leveling up is determined by both your class
and your master. The master will modify what you would normally get for your
Akrappa is the default Master and only gives you what was calculated for your
class. I'll save the class details for another time.
Some masters will give you less than what Akrappa would give, so choose wisely.
If you do switch masters be careful and keep track of what are you trying to
accomplish.. it might also make sense to switch multiple times to avoid
building a deficit in a specific stat.. Keep in mind there are other ways to
improve one or more specific stats besides leveling...
plus and minus here means you more or less over what was calculated for your
equals means you will get this value INSTEAD of what was calculated for your
Singuman hp+1, str+1, def+1, if classgetsmana mana-5
Ishana hp-2, str-1, stam+2, agil+1, mana+1, wis+1, if classgetsmana mana+5
Dzarrgo hp+2, str+1, def-2, stam+1, dex+1, agil-1, if classgetsmana mana=8
Agni hp-1, str-1, def-2, stam+3, agil+2, wis+3
Apollonia hp+2, str+1, def+2, stam=1, dex=1, wis=1, if classgetsmana mana+7
Sachmez hp=1, str=1, def=1, char=0, agil+3, wis+3, dex+3, if classgetsmana
Umilak hp=1, str+2, def+1, agil=1, wis+1, dex=0, char=0, if classgetsmana
Asanga hp-1, stre-1, char+1, if classgetsmana mana+11
Gregorius hp+2, str+2, agil+2, wis=0, char+3
I hope this helps!
Comments:By Booch on Dec 23rd 2022 at 9:03pm
I'll definitely be referencing this. Thanks alot, Kernelpanic!By Neil on Mar 25th 2023 at 4:34am
Cool, so i also read the code ajd iBy Neil on Mar 25th 2023 at 4:42am
Lets try that again, sorry.By Kernelpanic on Mar 29th 2023 at 6:34pm
So cool, because i also looked at the code and i found the similar discovery as
you. However, did you see the routine that docks points for having below 70%
mental stability? Im wondering about that as i took loads of steroids and didnt
get any hitpoints on my last two levels, after changing to apollenia
Yup, Here's some more on this that I never published:
Extreme Drug/Steroid Users appear to be punished severely when leveling... Keep
your mental stability greater then 70% and your drug addiction under 50%.
The master will improve your mental stability and reduce your drug addition
each time you level (I highly suggest you level up one level at a time so the
improved stats help avoid being punished for every level you are leveling).
Depending on how the game is configured on your BBS there might be other ways
to improve your mental stability and drug addition - in that case I suggest
avoid leveling up until you are below the punishment thresholds.
Mantis posted on Feb 24th 2023 at 3:33am
I've found places with TRUE inter-BBS BRE leagues going!
If we are smart, and organize a bit ahead of time, we could TRULY have a new
start on an inter-bbs game!
I am willing to help organize teams so we can all spread out and be on
different planets, and I went and tested over 40 leagues and wrote down which
are still active and which are dead. There are SOOO many boards that are still
active and ready to play on, but have no one there!
I'll share all the info with everyone!
Do we all love this game?
What's better than 20 of us playing it on a single BBS?
3 - 5 of us, per team, playing it on 6 - 8 BBSes, like the game was MEANT to
Message me, and let's make this happen!!
Comments:By Damage Control on Feb 24th 2023 at 10:47pm
Sign me up! Or.... tell me where to sign up? =)By Nycturne on Mar 1st 2023 at 2:53pm
Same, I'd be in.By Mantis on Mar 7th 2023 at 6:45am
Hey all! I wantedBy Mantis on Mar 7th 2023 at 6:57am
Hey all!By Apophis on Mar 7th 2023 at 2:17pm
Apologies for the delay, but I was in conversation with Booch regarding trying
to get Serion in to some of the League games (still a work in progress!), and
also to make sure that it was ok that I post the info here. (Not cool to link
to another BBS without making sure it's alright first!)
Booch has graciously agreed that I should go ahead and post the information, so
I'll add it in below.
QUICK NOTE HOWEVER!
After you join the BBS, they have over a dozen BRE leagues going. MANY of them
just had a restart! BEFORE you create your empire and join, PLEASE go look at
the Interplanetary Ops menu, and then check the scores! (Any of the score
options). This will list ALL the BBSes that are involved.
We can't all play on the same BBS. In interplanetary games, you CANNOT attack
the others on the same boards as you, so if we don't spread out, there is NO
game, and NO attacks possible!
So in the interest of us having a great time, PLEASE all spread out to
If anyone is interested, we could organize this a little bit and split into
teams, to make sure that we all get spread out a bit, and not all just stuck on
one or two boards. I already have a list of all the leagues - if people were
interested, I could get all the BBSes in each league, and we could list where
everyone went, to help us to spread out.
I have a gaming discord and could post it all there for everyone to see? Or
any other method of sharing the info! Please let me know what you think!
TO FIND ALL TH ELEAGUE GAMES, GO HERE:
BLACKFAIR'S MANOR - BLACKF.SYNCHRO.NET
You can connect directly through the web, or use a telnet program (I use
** When you check the IP Scores before joining, if Blackfair's is not the only
active BBS, please feel free to join me there, I hate playing alone! But DO
try to spread out to other boards as well! **
At the very least, perhaps we can post here what leagues we are joining, and
where? (I think the discord idea may be easiest to keep track of, and see at a
glance, but everyone let me know what you think works best! I'm willing to put
in the work to help coordinate things if people would find that helpful!)
And lasty, my thanks to Booch, who is working behind the scenes to get us in to
the leagues, and is supporting our efforts to get some great games going across
alterra here thanks for posting the info :DBy Gary Busey on Mar 8th 2023 at 4:06pm
Glad to make this happen.
Definitely in, and know a few others I can bring to the party.By Mantis on Mar 9th 2023 at 12:18pm
That's great to hear! Glad to see people joining, and hearing more to come,By Zytos on Mar 11th 2023 at 8:43am
Has anyone gone to a different bbs so far, out of curiosity?
Also, a quick note - I've been kicking the idea around with Booch, and am going
to setup a new discord specifically for BRE league games. It will have all the
info everyone needs to find games. Probably can't get to this til next week
however. (I run a gaming community and have a server rack in my living room -
we run servers for Ark, Conan, 7 Days, No One Survived, Valheim and more, and
we have a new Ark PvP cluster going up in the next few days, so I'm tied up for
Looking forward to seeing you all in-game!
Sounds good; please share the Discord link when it's up and running and I'llBy Jason Bourne on Mar 26th 2023 at 5:26pm
I'm in! I would like to play here tho.By John on Mar 29th 2023 at 11:15am
Me too! Sign me in!
Billy posted on Mar 22nd 2023 at 6:03am
idk what this is my mate just showed it to me, seems pretty cool hope you guys
are having fun on this billboard!!!!
Comments:By Lime on Mar 23rd 2023 at 4:51am
Hello! Welcome!By Lime on Mar 23rd 2023 at 4:51am
What have you tried so far?
That was /save, not /sarcasm
Kernelpanic posted on Mar 17th 2023 at 7:33am
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.
Comments:By Booch on Mar 17th 2023 at 10:30pm
Thanks! It was definitely difficult.By Kernelpanic on Mar 21st 2023 at 7:48am
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
Alright, we will keep close tabs and go for 3!
Ignatz posted on Mar 18th 2023 at 10:12am
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.
Comments:By Booch on Mar 19th 2023 at 11:19pm
"That is the way"... with Usurper. The armor is... the way it is and theBy Ignatz on Mar 20th 2023 at 12:56pm
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
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
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!
Comments:By Mariposa on Mar 11th 2023 at 7:59pm
Elbow posted on Mar 11th 2023 at 5:57pm
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?
Comments: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
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.
Comments:By Booch on Mar 8th 2023 at 9:08pm
Hello,By Powerham5000 on Mar 9th 2023 at 11:06am
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.
I'm just lucky I guess :)
Booch posted on Mar 2nd 2023 at 7:33pm
Starting yesterday, something with the web based BBS client fTelnet broke,
causing people to not be able to login to the BBS through the website.
Until this is fixed, people will need to use a BBS client instead of the
website to connect to the BBS.
fTelnet is software that I have no control over, so I am at the mercy of the
developer to fix whatever the issue is.
Hopefully it gets fixed soon!
Comments:By Booch on Mar 7th 2023 at 1:08pm
Good news! I got fTelnet to work again! Thanks to Kernelpanic's
troubleshooting, I tried the US East proxy again and it is working now.
fTelnet still has issues, however. Fortunately, we found a way to work around
Mantis posted on Feb 12th 2023 at 10:58am
So happy to discover Serion, I haven't played these games in decades! I am a
diehard BRE fan, and have a couple of questions.
1> In BRE, you can (typically) do 10 turns per day. When do days 'flip' to a
new day, so I can do my 10 turns again? I seem to recall this happening around
2am, but I am not even sure where the server is located timezone-wise lol
2> Secondly, since BRE is just being played locally (not with other BBSes), it
is very hard to start in a game that has been running for a long time as the
other empires are generally too large to be defeated. I believe the date I saw
shows that this game has been running for a year. I am not complaining and
will happily do my best, but could I get an idea of when we might be able to
expect a reset, to level the playing field? (I seem to remember these games
usually went from a few to a handful of months, and am looking forward to many
competitive rounds with everyone here!)
Thanks for hosting these fantastic games from our past, and for any replies or
info anyone might be able to provide!
Comments:By Booch on Feb 12th 2023 at 12:20pm
Hi Mantis!By Lime on Feb 13th 2023 at 3:31am
I will happily answer your questions the to the best of my knowledge:
1> Serion BBS offers two BRE games, one hosted be DoorParty and the other
hosted by BBS Link. Doorparty is in U.S. Mountain Time. BBSLink is in U.S.
2> Both BRE games are actually shared with many different BBSes, however
neither is set up for interbbs play. So, even though there are users from
different BBSes playing, the games are set up for local play. Unfortunately, I
do not have control over this.
If you wish, you can get in contact with the admin of the respective BRE game
you're playing and request a reset. If you have trouble finding contact
information, I can make the request for you if you like :)
If it helps, the BBS's local time is shown on the login screen. It's handy forBy Mantis on Feb 14th 2023 at 3:41am
me as midnight BBS time is 4pm my time, as the BRE games are both on their new
day by then.
Hi Booch!By Mantis on Feb 14th 2023 at 3:43am
Thanks for the info and quick response! Yeah I'd very much appreciate it if
you would reach out and see about a reset, that would be great! (I'm not quite
sure where to find their contact information), I'd totally be down for it!
Do you know if thee is any potential to play it multi-bbs style, so BBS vs BBS?
If that can't be done it's fine, but would be interested to find out. I'd
*love* to be able to find some games like that again! (I was a BRE addict lol
- played on 6 or more different boards back in the day). :D
Hey Lime - thanks for the info! I'm going to watch the games during the courseBy Lime on Feb 14th 2023 at 4:30am
of the day and try to figure out what that is in my time. (I wasn't expecting
it to flip in the afternoon sometime - that would've taken me a while to catch
I was a BRE addict too! I'm having great fun here. I agree though thatBy Booch on Feb 14th 2023 at 2:22pm
InterBBS was next level. In the BBS days, with 7 day turnaround times, and in
the internet days with 2 hour turnaround times.
Hi Mantis,By Mantis on Feb 14th 2023 at 10:09pm
Yes, I can get in contact with the respective admin. Which BRE game are you
playing? The one on Doorparty or BBSLink? You'll see an abbreviation after the
game name in the Mage's Guild like D.P. (Doorparty) or B.L. (BBSLink).
With how Doorparty and BBSLink are set up, I'm afraid it's not possible for
either service to provide interbbs play, so only local play with other BBSes is
I believe there are BRE leagues out there. I have tried to join them from time
to time, but have always been closed to new BBSes joining. I'm afraid it's been
a while since I've looked into this, so I can't recommend any specific
BBS/league to join in order to play those. Hopefully google can help. If you
have luck, please message me and I can look into joining again :)
Hi Booch,By Booch on Feb 16th 2023 at 7:24pm
I play in both of the BRE games :D (And still looking for more!)
You bet, if I can find anything that is inter-bbs, I'll pass the info along for
sure. Would love to represent if we could get Serion involved :D (It's too
bad they didn't let you join when last you approached them),
I contacted the admins for BBS Link and Doorparty about resetting BRE. I'll letBy Mantis on Feb 16th 2023 at 10:23pm
you know if I hear anything :)
Thanks very much, it's apprecaited!
I might have a lead on some inter-bbs games too, checking things out. Will
Booch posted on Feb 16th 2023 at 6:24pm
I'm sorry to report that BBS Link's BRE game has been down since yesterday. I
have messaged the admin of BBS Link to let him know.
Hopefully it will be back up soon! I'll comment here with any news I hear and
when it comes back up.
Comments:By Lime on Feb 18th 2023 at 4:30am
BBSlink BRE seems to be back up now.By Mantis on Feb 18th 2023 at 12:47pm
But DoorParty is now off :(
Awwww... Wonder what's going on? Hope it's just temporary!By Mantis on Feb 18th 2023 at 6:41pm
Both BRE games seem to be working now I think? And we got a reset on one of
them, WOOOT! :D
Thanks again for your help with that! I'm pumped!
Lime posted on Feb 18th 2023 at 6:06pm
BRE on Doorparty (menu G->7) has been reset. Best time to join!
Ignatz posted on Feb 12th 2023 at 12:54am
It says I'm eligible to level, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to
do it. I go to (S)tatus, it has a (L)evel option, where it tells me I'm
eligible, but there's no hint where to go from there. HALP!
Comments:By Booch on Feb 12th 2023 at 12:21pm
Hi Ignatz,By Ignatz on Feb 12th 2023 at 5:24pm
I believe the key is 'v' from the main menu, then '1' to select the first level
master. From there, I think select 'l' to level up.
Thanks for the info, I'll give it a go!
Booch posted on Feb 12th 2023 at 12:09pm
There was a person that recently pointed out monsters with offensive names in
Extreme LORD. I have reset the monster names to resolve this.
There is an IGM in Extreme LORD that allows users to give monsters custom
names. I believe the IGM is LORD Life. It's a very good IGM, so I do not want
to remove the IGM from Extreme LORD.
People are welcome to give monsters names, but please refrain from being
Booch posted on Feb 9th 2023 at 8:07pm
Gary Busey rocked the house with both games of Global War! Congratulations!
The next match begins Feb 12th!
If you haven't played Global War, it plays like the Risk board game. Turn based
stategy, and the best player will take over the world!
Jessrond posted on Jan 31st 2023 at 2:10pm
knight - 100 courage
cleric - 100 alignment
thief - i think you need a boat to get to some island
ranger - in the mountains to the west
archer - 5 wins in jousting
wizard - somewhere west of the main town
i like to have the cleric, they can equip great armor and cast earthquake
Comments:By Dimmi on Jan 31st 2023 at 2:54pm
The wizard is in somewhat difficult place. If I remember correctly it's inBy Jessrond on Feb 1st 2023 at 4:48am
mountains but you need a boat to access it. There's is a river running into
mountain pass where the town is located and I think there's no other way to
Have you beaten the game? Dark Knight did, if he still comes here. HE gave meBy Dimmi on Feb 1st 2023 at 12:13pm
all the orbs.
I did. Although I think it was reset afterwards. There's few videos I made ofBy Zytos on Feb 1st 2023 at 6:07pm
the final dungeon on Youtube. Super long and boring unfortunately as I did no
@Dimmi: What's boring, the dungeon or your video?By Jessrond on Feb 2nd 2023 at 7:20am
Also, sometimes NPCs provide coordinates. As far as I know tough there's no
coordinate system in the map; or am I wrong?
there is a coordinate, it's a sextant. You have to get the boat and go to buyBy Dimmi on Feb 2nd 2023 at 3:13pm
it on an island... I wish someone had made a map of the entire game.
Yep there's a sextant. It's on an island in the middle of the seaBy Zytos on Feb 3rd 2023 at 6:59pm
unfortunately. I have a rough idea where it is but can't remember the right
amout of paces.. anyway you need to travel upwards from the city northeast from
the starting city and then soem paces to right.. Maybe the number of paces was
something like 100 up and 60 to right but I'm pretty sure I'm off by some
margin here.. it's gonna be real pain finding the island as the visible area is
so small. You might need to do some grid search. Anyway the town is called
Oxley if I'm not mistaken. I have some coordinates for cities and dungeons but
they're not much help before you get the compass.
A couple times, when I've been drinking, I sailed the lesser $10k ship into theBy Dimmi on Feb 4th 2023 at 10:30am
shallows and drowned. I knew full well that the ship could not traverse those
waters, but I num-padded into it nonetheless. Twice. Ugh.
Yeah you better watch out for the reefs. Even the larger ship can't take tooBy Jessrond on Feb 4th 2023 at 9:08pm
many hits from those.
It's so hard with the ships. There is so much water forever. You have to knowBy Dimmi on Feb 5th 2023 at 3:01pm
exactly where you are.
Yes the world is round.. so when you go over the coordinate boundaries you justBy Electric on Feb 5th 2023 at 6:48pm
pop to the other side. Back when I played it through there was this
coordinate/instructions file available online. I'm regretting not copying it
back then. Now it seems it's no longer available. It took me a full year to
finish the game even with all that available information. Without it I can't
Dark Knight gave me some advice for a while but I think he left the BBS. I gotBy Zytos on Feb 7th 2023 at 5:16pm
to level 15 or so, with the orbs. Without the orbs it's really hard.
I heard that if you play this tune on in the wilderness you get a gem.By Zytos on Feb 7th 2023 at 5:21pm
And if in battle, 1 attack.
I heard that if you play this tune in the overworld, you get 1 gem:
If in battle, you get 1 attack:
If on the sea, 1 movement:
If victorious on sea combat, courage:
If hearing Seth Able the Bard:
Kernelpanic posted on Jan 20th 2023 at 9:54pm
For those of us who like to use PuTTY as a terminal, here are my suggested
setting for the best experience on Serion!
There are some minor issues due to compatibility but nothing glaring. There is
an extra line on some menus and the bulletins seems to be missing the reddit
style up/down arrows.
= PuTTY Configuration =
Host Name: connect.serionbbs.com
Connection type: Telnet
Check - Auto wrap mode
Local echo - Force off
Local line editing - Force off
Forbid resize completely
Check - Cursor blinks
Font: Lucida Console, 16-point
Font quality: Antialiased (or whatever your preference is)
Gap between text and window edge: 3
Check - Sunken-edge border
Remote character set: CP437
Handling of line drawing: Use font in both ANSI and OEM modes
Save your configured session before you test it. Enjoy!
Comments:By Koto on Feb 1st 2023 at 4:53am
i use syncterm
Booch posted on Jan 22nd 2023 at 7:07pm
Congratulations to B-rar for defeating all foes and winning the LORD
Tournament! The townspeople can safely allow their cattle and children out of
the barns into the fields again!
The new tournament will start on January 25th. Prize options will be announced
on the BBS website. Good luck!
Comments:By Powerham5000 on Jan 23rd 2023 at 10:38am
Congrats and well played B-Rar! Also, boo and hiss. TWO DAYS without LORD?By Zytos on Jan 23rd 2023 at 7:31pm
What's a ham to do :(
"You cheated me. I had a destiny. I was supposed to die in the field! That wasBy Darkener on Jan 23rd 2023 at 8:21pm
my destiny! And you cheated me out of it! - Gary Sinise. Anyway, congrats; see
you in a couple days.
Good stuff, congrats!By Damage Control on Jan 28th 2023 at 10:25pm
Jessrond posted on Jan 5th 2023 at 2:11am
Unlike LORD, Usurper, and Ambroshia, this actually takes thought. It's a
roguelike game with numpad movement. There used to be Dark Knight who gave me
tons of stuff. That character (Jessrondicus) has gone inactive. Now there are
two. Jessrond (Kepi) and Koto (Ariana Grande). I'll give you guys some gold if
join. It takes a lot of effort to beat the game.
Comments:By Koto on Jan 5th 2023 at 2:29am
YESSSSSSSSSSSSBy Electric on Jan 5th 2023 at 2:29am
YESSSS.By Zytos on Jan 17th 2023 at 6:15pm
Thanks for the advice. I started it today and I'm hooked! It certainlyBy Electric on Jan 25th 2023 at 11:51pm
reminds me of the old Ultimas for DOS. Hope to see you in the game.
There are 3 of us... kinda. it's easy to get 20k gold... just get to level 5-6
and go to the first dungeon
Booch posted on Jan 11th 2023 at 7:27pm
Mariposa found some crazy momentum and swept through Extreme LORD! Well done!
It will be reset at midnight tonight! Good luck everyone that joins in!
Extreme LORD is a little different than the Tournament, providing more forest
fights and lots of IGMs, some of which can provide some huge stat boosts.
Comments:By Mariposa on Jan 11th 2023 at 8:41pm
Thanks! I do have to admit I got some great advice from some of the players inBy Damage Control on Jan 11th 2023 at 10:51pm
Congrats Mariposa! =)By Krystalis on Jan 12th 2023 at 3:22pm
Congrats Mariposa!By Neonpeon on Jan 21st 2023 at 5:55pm
Booch posted on Jan 14th 2023 at 5:45pm
The following quests have been added to 2.05:
Quest 0: Dark Spirit by Philip Wiseman
Quest 1: Maligor the Mage! by Raven
Quest 4: THE ICE DRAGON by FLETCH
Quest 5: CAN YOU SAVE THE WORLD? by Jason Damron
Quest 6: Rescue of the Fair Damsel by Floyd and Carol Shell
Quest 7: Search of The Haunted Mansion by Jim Bailey
Exitilus 2.05 is the last version of the original Exitilus game written by Tao
Ge. The Realm of Serion BBS offers both Exitilus 2.05 and 3.17.
The quests added were written between 1995 and 1996.
Enjoy the quests!
Comments:By Zytos on Jan 20th 2023 at 7:13pm
Hot take: better than Usurper. ... fight me
Booch posted on Jan 16th 2023 at 3:49pm
Neonpeon became an Avatar of the realm a little while back by winning the LORD
Tournament! He has a video series of his tournament win playthrough available
on Youtube and recently posted part 6 of his journey:
If you haven't seen his other videos from this series yet, the Youtube channel
Thanks to Neonpeon for posting these videos that not only documents his
progress to the tournament win, but also have helpful tips on how to play LORD!
Comments:By Neonpeon on Jan 16th 2023 at 9:48pm
Thanks for the shout-out! This playthrough is of my fourth tournament that I
played in here on Realm of Serion, and it covers my attempt to go for the hat
trick in tournament wins, In my first tourney, I came in second because that
Maverick guy is good. :) One more video to go and then we'll see the result!
Nighthawk posted on Dec 23rd 2022 at 12:29pm
I vote for Usurper to be reset for 2023. Maybe change up some of the settings
too. The current game has been running a long time...
Comments:By Booch on Dec 23rd 2022 at 9:02pm
I'm down for resetting on the first. What does everyone else think?By Elderdrake on Dec 24th 2022 at 11:42am
I would like to get in on a fresh game.By Kainor on Dec 25th 2022 at 8:47pm
I wouldn't mind it, any chance we can get some edits/updates to the gameBy Kernelpanic on Dec 25th 2022 at 10:11pm
like armor drops in dungeons, allowing the King to feed childern to Wolves,
and updated GOD - after life actions? <3
Booch and I have some ideas. No changes to god mode expected anytime soon..By Kainor on Dec 27th 2022 at 4:16pm
unless someone wants to help hack up some ugly Pascal code!
Thank you for the update. I would love to but last time I touched Pascal was inBy Kernelpanic on Dec 30th 2022 at 7:34am
Usurper reset and game changes are happing on 1/1! There are new items and someBy Kainor on Dec 30th 2022 at 5:08pm
monsters have armor added so you should see more drops after difficult fights.
There are lots of config changes happening too.. I will post a summary after
Prize to the first player to beat the game! Same prize selection and rules as
the LORD Tourny! Money transfer in Usurper IS allowed.
GREAT NEWS thank you guys for taking the time out to make all this happen.By Kernelpanic on Dec 31st 2022 at 11:57pm
Hope you all have a great new years and many more!
2023 Usurper Tournament!By Kernelpanic on Dec 31st 2022 at 11:57pm
Happy New Year! Usurper has been reset. We have made a number of changes to
encourage more players and shake things up a bit!
Prize to the first player to beat the game and become immortal.
Updated to a fresh build of the latest code
Changed A LOT of default config settings
Game Changes in version 0.25PR x367:By Kernelpanic on Dec 31st 2022 at 11:59pm
Healing potion limit is enforced by spoiling 50% of the potions above the limit
each maint run.
Level 100 players will have their drug addiction and mental stability improved
at random (1 in 7 chance each maintenance run).
Serion Config Changes for 2023:By Kernelpanic on Jan 2nd 2023 at 8:08am
Armor/Weapon drops in the dungeon is improved for all levels
Removed many weapons from the vendor
The price of armor from vendors has increased significantly
New NPCs will be added randomly during the year (they won't all start at the
Dungeon difficulty has increased slightly for teamplay
XP lost in dungeons (0% levels 0-50, 2% levels 51-70, 4% levels 70-90, 5%
levels 90 )
Armor effectiveness has been increased
Bank interest has been increased to 7%
Usurping starts at level 2 instead of 25!
If you disconnect when something bad happens you will be unable to play for the
remainder of the day.
The King must be alive to defend the throne! (no more auto-resurrection)
Prison escape attempts has been increased to 4, King can imprison for 2 days
instead of 1.
(CAUTION) Using potions now counts as your turn! We will turn this off if it
turns out to be too difficult.
(CAUTION) Do your dungeon fights first, ressurection no longer applies to
For those struggling (including myself)...By Booch on Jan 2nd 2023 at 5:01pm
Armor is key. Always get as much armor as possible at the start. Ask the armor
shop keeper for initial help. Levels 1-4 are the hardest becasue you can't
afford much armor. Expect to run from several fights until level 5.
Could we turn on the intro screen? Right now it drops into the main menu.By Kernelpanic on Jan 2nd 2023 at 6:21pm
Not sure why its not working. I'll take a look.By Kernelpanic on Jan 3rd 2023 at 7:35pm
This has been fixed!By Booch on Jan 3rd 2023 at 11:29pm
Awesome! Works great!
Booch posted on Dec 29th 2022 at 1:45pm
The Realm of Serion BBS will be hosting its own game of Global War starting on
If you haven't played Global War, it is very similar to the Risk board game by
Hasbro. Global War was developed and released by Joel Bergen in 1989.
Command your armies, build your forces and invade other regions. Matches can be
team based or have individual players. Work towards eliminating other players
or teams. The last team or player left on the map wins!
Several different matches of Global War can be running at the same time. I
welcome any suggestions on how the settings for the first couple of matches
should be. Good luck!
Booch posted on Dec 9th 2022 at 8:33pm
B219b swept through Extreme LORD at a furious pace. I have 10 more dragons
here and I can tell they are not looking forward to this next round.
Extreme LORD will be reset at midnight tonight, so the new round will start
December 10th, 2022.
Good luck everyone!
Booch posted on Nov 27th 2022 at 8:44pm
Jade has a knack for Extreme LORD; really got things dialed in!
The IGMs in Extreme are off the hook, allowing for some pretty crazy stuff.
Extreme LORD will be reset tonight at midnight. Come stop in after the fresh
reset and check out the IGMs and forest fight boost.
Booch posted on Nov 14th 2022 at 4:55pm
Congratulations to Killer for brutally killing 10 red dragons and winning
Extreme LORD. Well done!
Extreme LORD will be reset tonight at midnight. Good luck to everyone that
Damage Control posted on Oct 31st 2022 at 12:25am
I was able to get on to Lord 1 just before midnight. Now just after midnight
and upon trying to (E)nter the realm, it says "an error occured reading
player.dat" and it boots me back to the mundane world. (LOL)
So.... I just would've stayed at the inn. Oh well, whatever.
Comments:By Rex on Oct 31st 2022 at 8:52am
Hi Damage Control!By Damage Control on Oct 31st 2022 at 11:48pm
Thanks for the heads up. player.dat was indeed broken. I ended up having to
reset LORD Tournament and things are working again. Good luck!
Right on! Yeah sometimes the games get hinky. Thanks for fixing it!
Rex posted on Oct 31st 2022 at 8:55am
Sorry for the trouble with player.dat getting corrupted. This hasn't happened
before and I don't know what caused the issue... but Tournament LORD has been
reset and is working normally now.
Booch posted on Oct 27th 2022 at 7:48pm
Bad has a special talent with dragon killing. In fact, he's managed to totally
rock three dragons this past tournament and win! Congratulations!
The LORD Tournament will be reset on Sunday, October 30th! New prizes will be
selected and published to the BBS website and the BBS facebook page. Good luck
to everyone that joins this next round!
Comments:By Damage Control on Oct 27th 2022 at 11:46pm
Congrats! You really are good! .....Just know..... I'm coming for ya ;-)By Ehud on Oct 28th 2022 at 10:14am
-- Signed, Jade
Oh, I'm coming for you too! Congrats Bad!
Booch posted on Oct 18th 2022 at 3:23pm
Jade has done some serious Serion red dragon butt whoopin' lately!
Extreme LORD will be reset tonight at midnight central time.
Good luck everyone that joins! Those stat boosts from the IGMs can be quite a
Comments:By Jessrond on Oct 19th 2022 at 12:03am
I just give up until the top player [Jade usually] gives me 100 million gold.By Damage Control on Oct 19th 2022 at 11:17pm
I was thinking of sitting this one out. I mean I won twice in a row, by aBy Booch on Oct 20th 2022 at 1:34pm
pretty large margin. Doesn't seem fair to go for a third, when it's so easy.
Damage Control, yep that's totally cool. Is there anything you'd like to seeBy Damage Control on Oct 20th 2022 at 11:49pm
added or changed in Extreme LORD?
Thanks for asking. No, it's great! You've got some of the better IGMs, which isBy Booch on Oct 21st 2022 at 10:39pm
why it's called Extreme, I guess =) Honestly tho on the tourney there should be
more forest fights, IMHO, especially since there are no IGMs. IDK if there's
ever been discussion and for some reason 20 was a good number but yeesh, it's
hard to make progress, especially if people are killing you each day. (Lots of
players, bound to happen.) But you have great games, TY!
Damage Control, ah, yep. I think the 20 forest fights is the stock default for
a fresh install of LORD, IIRC (it's been years). I can consider a bump. The
only settings adjustments (gold xfer and player fights) have been done for
balancing (fairness) while trying to keep as close as possible to the original
Kernelpanic posted on Oct 19th 2022 at 9:39am
We have compiled and deployed the latest available version of Usurper 0.25.329
Don't worry we did not reset the game (and wouldn't without warning you in
advance). The new version is fully compatible with the existing data.
This version has a number of bug fixes mostly related to menus and glitchy
prompts. Seems to be running nice and fast on our new machine! Let us know if
you encounter any issues!
Booch posted on Oct 5th 2022 at 2:10pm
You may have noticed the BBS has been a little snappier these past couple of
days. The BBS was moved to different hardware on October 2nd with minimal
interruption! The BBS stuff (games, API, etc.) seems to be running great!
Booch posted on Sep 25th 2022 at 10:51am
A few updates have been made to the BBS:
- The Most Popular Doors RIP screen has had a visual tweak
- The Last Online RIP screen has had a visual tweak
- Legend of the Red Dragon (LORD) Extreme is now RIP capable! The BBS will
automatically load the RIPscrip version when a RIP client is used.
Comments:By Glabrezuius on Sep 25th 2022 at 11:12am
What is RIP? Is it like something within LORD itself or like an option for theBy Booch on Sep 25th 2022 at 9:11pm
BBS or software we use to connect?
It's basically a vector graphic, mouse driven UI for BBSes.
RIP is a low bandwidth protocol designed for displaying vector graphics and UI
elements (like buttons).
RIP was designed to enhance BBSes by displaying vector drawn graphics.
Unfortunately, the Internet gained popularity shortly after RIP became
available, so it was not widely adopted and TeleGrafix (the company that
created RIPscrip) closed its doors afterward. But RIP lives on!
Booch posted on Sep 7th 2022 at 7:18am
One of our favorite members of the realm, Neonpeon, has uploaded part 5 of his
playthrough of LORD tournament!
You can view it here by copying and pasting this link into your browser:
If you haven't seen the previous parts of this series, here is the playlist:
Neonpeon hosts a channel on Youtube "Mark W and Rob Bob Present" where he plays
various classic computer games. He's fun to listen to and has many great tips
and tricks to improve your LORD game!
Comments:By Neonpeon on Sep 7th 2022 at 8:43am
Thanks for the mention, Booch! I appreciate it. :)By Glabrezuius on Sep 25th 2022 at 11:14am
wait... this is exactly what I needed to learn more. Thank you for bringing
this to our attention. (even if I am late.) cheers ! -G
Jessrond posted on Sep 25th 2022 at 4:50pm
I downloaded RIPTerm from the link on Serion's website but all it does is fail
to connect. Am I doing something wrong? I'm in DOSBOX 0.74-3.
Comments:By Jessrond on Sep 25th 2022 at 4:53pm
Nevermind I was suppposed to click on the batch file from Windows. Not loadBy Booch on Sep 25th 2022 at 5:20pm
directly from DOSBox.
Yeah the batch file helps prepare DOSbox with networking capabilities and such.
Booch posted on Sep 13th 2022 at 3:39pm
Alas, Legend of the Red Dragon (LORD) Extreme has been beaten. The townsfolk
rejoice! Dragons were dropping left and right and we'll have no shortage of
dragon meat for months!
Extreme LORD will be reset tonight at midnight, so technically Sept 14th.
Unlike Tournament LORD, Extreme has more forest fights and some fancy IGMs
added. If you enjoy Legend of the Red Dragon and would like to explore some
IGMs and get those sweet stat boosts, try it out!
Warning: there is one IGM that can possibly throw all stats wayyy in the
negative. If this happens, there is a stat fixer in a different IGM that can
flip those negative stats to positive. Some players try to deliberately get
those negative stats because, when they're put in the positive, the boost is
Booch posted on Aug 18th 2022 at 1:41pm
They called him "Bad"... not much is known about him, other than that one day
he came from the northern region and had a really bad attitude and a taste for
red dragon steak on the grill.
You think the dragons would have learned by now to go to another town to find
livestock to munch on and stay out of Bad's way, but they keep coming back here
perhaps expecting a different outcome. Time and time again, the town has been
saved by a hero and for a good time, it's been Bad, a true legend of the realm.
The LORD Legend of the Red Dragon tournament is scheduled to be reset on
Monday, August 22nd. The first warrior to 3 dragon kills wins!
Booch posted on Aug 16th 2022 at 10:23pm
Bobbyjw has beaten Extreme LORD, killing one dragon after another and saving
the townsfolk from an unpleasant end.
Extreme Legend of the Red Dragon will be reset at midnight tonight! Good luck
to all who jump in! There are some fun IGMs in Extreme, including a couple that
synergize with each other making crazy boosts in stats!
Niggles posted on Jul 16th 2022 at 6:10pm
I am new to this BBS server, and I am not sure what I am doing.
I want to find friends and have an adventure!
Comments:By Damage Control on Jul 17th 2022 at 3:25pm
Hello! Welcome!By Booch on Jul 20th 2022 at 12:20am
I've only been here about a month myself but I used to BBS back in the day. Are
you new to BBSs entirely or just this one?
Mostly I come here for the games.
Follow the prompts around to find the door games, specifically LORD. There are
two LORD games, a tounament with tight rules and another one that's a free for
all with all the bells n whistles.
My advice is to join both games and don't neglect having decent armor, and
deposit your winnings every few fights so you don't lose it if the unfortunate
-- Damage Control --
I definitely echo what Damage Control said. Don't get overwhelmed by the amount
of options. Go to the Fighter's Guild and start playing LORD! LORD is a great
game and there are great people here to play with.
Booch posted on Jul 12th 2022 at 9:17am
Well done, Baron! You're a master of LORD, sweeping through Extreme again,
swiftly lopping the heads off of one dragon after another, haha!
Extreme will be reset at midnight with the new round starting on July 12th.
Good luck everyone!
Booch posted on Jun 11th 2022 at 6:08pm
Well done Baron on winning Extreme LORD! 10 heroic feats is no small
accomplishment and he has won time and time again. Well done!
Extreme LORD will be reset tonight at midnight. Come join in on a LORD game
with some fun IGMs and extra forest fights! The IGMs in Extreme can be used to
significantly boost stats, enabling warriors to quickly level and advance.
There is a special synergy between two specific IGMs that can make a horrible
stat drop reverse into a tremendous stat gain!
Booch posted on Jun 10th 2022 at 10:17am
Congratulations to Bad for soundly defeating the Red Dragon and winning the
LORD Tournament! Congratulations!
The peasants rejoice, for at long last, they no longer have to travel to the
Tavern in fear of becoming the dragon's next lunch!
The next LORD Tournament will begin on June 14th. A new selection of prizes
will be selected and put up on the BBS website. Additionally, the heroic deeds
will be changed from 5 to 3. 5 is a quite a lot in a tournament style (non
modded) LORD game.
Thanks to everyone for playing LORD Tournament. LORD is a great BBS door game
and I love hosting it!