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Kisanth88 posted on Dec 6th 2022 at 9:37pm

Thank You All For Existing

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.


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 before
life got so complicated and busy! Thanks so much Booch!

By Thunderoxx on Dec 7th 2022 at 3:15am

I wanna agree with this as well!

Such an unique way of having (simple, as said) fun in the world of the modern
technology, it's really cool!

By Darkeyes on Dec 7th 2022 at 6:25pm

Yes, Thank you my lord! It has been a long time since I've been able to play
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.

By Booch on Dec 7th 2022 at 6:50pm

You're very welcome, guys/gals! It's my pleasure and I love hanging out with
you all.

By Fourth on Dec 8th 2022 at 12:18am

I am grateful for this place, and for how technology has progressed. I only had
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 But I do enjoy the
nostalgia of places like this--it's a fun time capsule to come back to.

By Prism-Ra on Dec 20th 2022 at 10:19pm

Thanks, all!! This place seems fun!

By Danoise on Dec 29th 2022 at 8:27am

A gift to us -- thank you, Booch and team!

By Darkener on Dec 31st 2022 at 9:54pm

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 was
playing LORD back in the day 90s. Nowadays I'm wishing we

By Powerham5000 on Jan 15th 2023 at 4:15pm

our society was more like the one it was back then. I used to find BBSes in the
Computer Bits magazine at the library. It was run by someone in your
neighborhood. They each had an active community.

So thanks for le

By Powerham5000 on Jan 15th 2023 at 4:17pm

tting me feel that feeling again.

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

By Zytos on Jan 17th 2023 at 6:18pm

I would love to go back to my youth, finding new local BBS's to dial into with
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.

By Jessrond on Feb 8th 2023 at 6:37am

thank you for letting me run multiple accounts to play arrowbridge 2

By Caprison on May 17th 2023 at 1:56am

I want to say thank you as well. Just found you here and reliving my younger
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.

By Mantis on May 18th 2023 at 8:25am

Ok everyone - first dial-up modem, what did you all have?

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

By Lime on May 19th 2023 at 8:55pm

Mine was a 2400 in 1992. It had a folded metal case and all.
Persisted with that until 1995!

I like to think that it trained me to be patient.

By Caprison on May 20th 2023 at 8:32am

Very similar as me Mantis. My start was on an Amiga 500 with a 1200 baud modem.
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.

By Raphael on May 20th 2023 at 7:57pm

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

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!<br>
(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

Kernelpanic posted on Dec 10th 2022 at 1:09pm

Usurper Level Masters

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
for yourself!

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!


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 i

By Neil on Mar 25th 2023 at 4:42am

Lets try that again, sorry.

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

By Kernelpanic on Mar 29th 2023 at 6:34pm

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

Interbbs-Bre... Interested?

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!!


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 wanted

By Mantis on Mar 7th 2023 at 6:57am

Hey all!

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.


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
different BBSes!

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!



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
the web!

By Apophis on Mar 7th 2023 at 2:17pm

alterra here thanks for posting the info :D
Glad to make this happen.

By Gary Busey on Mar 8th 2023 at 4:06pm

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,

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
a bit!)

Looking forward to seeing you all in-game!

By Zytos on Mar 11th 2023 at 8:43am

Sounds good; please share the Discord link when it's up and running and I'll
hop in.

By 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

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 :)

Booch posted on Mar 2nd 2023 at 7:33pm

Ftelnet Is Down, But The Bbs Is Up

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!


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

Door Game Questions

Hey all!

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!

- Mantis


By Booch on Feb 12th 2023 at 12:20pm

Hi Mantis!

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.
Easter Time.

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 :)

By Lime on Feb 13th 2023 at 3:31am

If it helps, the BBS's local time is shown on the login screen. It's handy for
me as midnight BBS time is 4pm my time, as the BRE games are both on their new
day by then.

By Mantis on Feb 14th 2023 at 3:41am

Hi Booch!

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

By Mantis on Feb 14th 2023 at 3:43am

Hey Lime - thanks for the info! I'm going to watch the games during the course
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

By Lime on Feb 14th 2023 at 4:30am

I was a BRE addict too! I'm having great fun here. I agree though that
InterBBS was next level. In the BBS days, with 7 day turnaround times, and in
the internet days with 2 hour turnaround times.

By Booch on Feb 14th 2023 at 2:22pm

Hi Mantis,

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 :)

By Mantis on Feb 14th 2023 at 10:09pm

Hi Booch,

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),

By Booch on Feb 16th 2023 at 7:24pm

I contacted the admins for BBS Link and Doorparty about resetting BRE. I'll let
you know if I hear anything :)

By Mantis on Feb 16th 2023 at 10:23pm

Thanks very much, it's apprecaited!

I might have a lead on some inter-bbs games too, checking things out. Will
report back!

Booch posted on Feb 16th 2023 at 6:24pm

Hi all!

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.


By Lime on Feb 18th 2023 at 4:30am

BBSlink BRE seems to be back up now.
But DoorParty is now off :(

By Mantis on Feb 18th 2023 at 12:47pm

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

Doorparty Bre Has Been Reset, New Game Started

BRE on Doorparty (menu G->7) has been reset. Best time to join!

Ignatz posted on Feb 12th 2023 at 12:54am

Leveling In Usurper

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!


By Booch on Feb 12th 2023 at 12:21pm

Hi Ignatz,

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.

By Ignatz on Feb 12th 2023 at 5:24pm

Thanks for the info, I'll give it a go!

Booch posted on Feb 12th 2023 at 12:09pm

Extreme Lord Monster Names Reset

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

Congratulations To Gary Busey For Winning Global War!

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!

Good luck!

Jessrond posted on Jan 31st 2023 at 2:10pm

Arrowbridge Ii How To Get Characters

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


By Dimmi on Jan 31st 2023 at 2:54pm

The wizard is in somewhat difficult place. If I remember correctly it's in
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

By Jessrond on Feb 1st 2023 at 4:48am

Have you beaten the game? Dark Knight did, if he still comes here. HE gave me
all the orbs.

By Dimmi on Feb 1st 2023 at 12:13pm

I did. Although I think it was reset afterwards. There's few videos I made of
the final dungeon on Youtube. Super long and boring unfortunately as I did no

By Zytos on Feb 1st 2023 at 6:07pm

@Dimmi: What's boring, the dungeon or your video?

Also, sometimes NPCs provide coordinates. As far as I know tough there's no
coordinate system in the map; or am I wrong?

By Jessrond on Feb 2nd 2023 at 7:20am

there is a coordinate, it's a sextant. You have to get the boat and go to buy
it on an island... I wish someone had made a map of the entire game.

By Dimmi on Feb 2nd 2023 at 3:13pm

Yep there's a sextant. It's on an island in the middle of the sea
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.

By Zytos on Feb 3rd 2023 at 6:59pm

A couple times, when I've been drinking, I sailed the lesser $10k ship into the
shallows and drowned. I knew full well that the ship could not traverse those
waters, but I num-padded into it nonetheless. Twice. Ugh.

By Dimmi on Feb 4th 2023 at 10:30am

Yeah you better watch out for the reefs. Even the larger ship can't take too
many hits from those.

By Jessrond on Feb 4th 2023 at 9:08pm

It's so hard with the ships. There is so much water forever. You have to know
exactly where you are.

By Dimmi on Feb 5th 2023 at 3:01pm

Yes the world is round.. so when you go over the coordinate boundaries you just
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
even imagine.

By Electric on Feb 5th 2023 at 6:48pm

Dark Knight gave me some advice for a while but I think he left the BBS. I got
to level 15 or so, with the orbs. Without the orbs it's really hard.

By Zytos on Feb 7th 2023 at 5:16pm

I heard that if you play this tune on in the wilderness you get a gem.

And if in battle, 1 attack.

By Zytos on Feb 7th 2023 at 5:21pm

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:[M K,[M#K,

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:
Port: 22
Connection type: Telnet

Check - Auto wrap mode
Local echo - Force off
Local line editing - Force off

Columns 80
Rows 25
Forbid resize completely

Cursor: underline
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!


By Koto on Feb 1st 2023 at 4:53am

i use syncterm

Booch posted on Jan 22nd 2023 at 7:07pm

Lord Tournament Won! Congratulations, B-Rar! New Start 25th

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!


By Powerham5000 on Jan 23rd 2023 at 10:38am

Congrats and well played B-Rar! Also, boo and hiss. TWO DAYS without LORD?
What's a ham to do :(

By Zytos on Jan 23rd 2023 at 7:31pm

"You cheated me. I had a destiny. I was supposed to die in the field! That was
my destiny! And you cheated me out of it! - Gary Sinise. Anyway, congrats; see
you in a couple days.

By Darkener on Jan 23rd 2023 at 8:21pm

Good stuff, congrats!

By Damage Control on Jan 28th 2023 at 10:25pm

Congrats, B-Rar!

Jessrond posted on Jan 5th 2023 at 2:11am

Play Arrowbridge

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.


By Koto on Jan 5th 2023 at 2:29am


By Electric on Jan 5th 2023 at 2:29am


By Zytos on Jan 17th 2023 at 6:15pm

Thanks for the advice. I started it today and I'm hooked! It certainly
reminds me of the old Ultimas for DOS. Hope to see you in the game.

By Electric on Jan 25th 2023 at 11:51pm

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

Congratulations To Mariposa! Extreme Lord Reset Jan 12th!

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.


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 in
the game!

By 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

New Quests Added To Exitilus 2.05

The following quests have been added to 2.05:

Quest 0: Dark Spirit by Philip Wiseman
Quest 1: Maligor the Mage! by Raven
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!


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

Part 6 Of Tournament Lord Playthrough By Neonpeon

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:
you haven't seen his other videos from this series yet, the Youtube channel
is here:
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!


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

Usurper Reset For 2023

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...


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 game
like armor drops in dungeons, allowing the King to feed childern to Wolves,
and updated GOD - after life actions? <3

By Kernelpanic on Dec 25th 2022 at 10:11pm

Booch and I have some ideas. No changes to god mode expected anytime soon..
unless someone wants to help hack up some ugly Pascal code!

By Kainor on Dec 27th 2022 at 4:16pm

Thank you for the update. I would love to but last time I touched Pascal was in
1993 =)

By Kernelpanic on Dec 30th 2022 at 7:34am

Usurper reset and game changes are happing on 1/1! There are new items and some
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
the reset.

Prize to the first player to beat the game! Same prize selection and rules as
the LORD Tourny! Money transfer in Usurper IS allowed.

By Kainor on Dec 30th 2022 at 5:08pm

GREAT NEWS thank you guys for taking the time out to make all this happen.
Hope you all have a great new years and many more!

By Kernelpanic on Dec 31st 2022 at 11:57pm

2023 Usurper Tournament!

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

By Kernelpanic on Dec 31st 2022 at 11:57pm

Game Changes in version 0.25PR x367:

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).

By Kernelpanic on Dec 31st 2022 at 11:59pm

Serion Config Changes for 2023:

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
same time).

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
drinking/brawls/pvp/dorm fights/etc

By Kernelpanic on Jan 2nd 2023 at 8:08am

For those struggling (including myself)...

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.

By Booch on Jan 2nd 2023 at 5:01pm

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

Global War Restart On January 1st!

The Realm of Serion BBS will be hosting its own game of Global War starting on
January 1st!

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

Extreme Lord Reset At Midnight! Congratulations B219b!

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

Extreme Lord Reset Tonight At Midnight. Congrats, Jade!

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.

Good luck!

Booch posted on Nov 14th 2022 at 4:55pm

Extreme Lord Won! Congratulations, Killer! Reset Midnight.

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

Well Hell. Lord1 Broke? I'd Have Stayed At The Inn! Oh Well.

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.


By Rex on Oct 31st 2022 at 8:52am

Hi Damage Control!

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!

By Damage Control on Oct 31st 2022 at 11:48pm

Right on! Yeah sometimes the games get hinky. Thanks for fixing it!

Rex posted on Oct 31st 2022 at 8:55am

Broken Data File On Tournament Lord. Tournament Now Reset.

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.

Good luck!

Booch posted on Oct 27th 2022 at 7:48pm

Lord Tournament Won! Congratulations, Bad! Reset On Oct 30th

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!


By Damage Control on Oct 27th 2022 at 11:46pm

Congrats! You really are good! .....Just know..... I'm coming for ya ;-)
-- Signed, Jade

By Ehud on Oct 28th 2022 at 10:14am

Oh, I'm coming for you too! Congrats Bad!

Booch posted on Oct 18th 2022 at 3:23pm

Congratulations To Jade For Winning Extreme! Reset Midnight.

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


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 a
pretty large margin. Doesn't seem fair to go for a third, when it's so easy.

By Booch on Oct 20th 2022 at 1:34pm

Damage Control, yep that's totally cool. Is there anything you'd like to see
added or changed in Extreme LORD?

By Damage Control on Oct 20th 2022 at 11:49pm

Thanks for asking. No, it's great! You've got some of the better IGMs, which is
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!

By Booch on Oct 21st 2022 at 10:39pm

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

Usurper Version Update X329

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

Bbs Moved To Different Machine

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

Rip Updates To The Bbs - Lord Extreme Now Rip Capable

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.


By Glabrezuius on Sep 25th 2022 at 11:12am

What is RIP? Is it like something within LORD itself or like an option for the
BBS or software we use to connect?

By Booch on Sep 25th 2022 at 9:11pm

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

New Lord Legend Of The Red Dragon Playthrough Video Part 5!

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:

you haven't seen the previous parts of this series, here is the playlist:

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!


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.


By Jessrond on Sep 25th 2022 at 4:53pm

Nevermind I was suppposed to click on the batch file from Windows. Not load
directly from DOSBox.

By Booch on Sep 25th 2022 at 5:20pm

Yeah the batch file helps prepare DOSbox with networking capabilities and such.

Booch posted on Sep 13th 2022 at 3:39pm

Congratulations To Jade For Winning Lord Extreme!

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

Good luck!

Booch posted on Aug 18th 2022 at 1:41pm

Bad Won Tournament Lord! Congratulations! Reset Mon Aug 22nd

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

Congratulations To Bobbyjw For Winning Extreme! Reset 12am.

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

New User. Not Sure Of My Way Around

Hi all.

I am new to this BBS server, and I am not sure what I am doing.

Any help?

I want to find friends and have an adventure!


By Damage Control on Jul 17th 2022 at 3:25pm

Hello! Welcome!

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 --

By Booch on Jul 20th 2022 at 12:20am

Hi Niggles!

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

Booch posted on Jul 12th 2022 at 9:17am

Extreme Lord Beaten! Congratulations Baron! Reset Midnight.

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

Booch posted on Jun 11th 2022 at 6:08pm

Congratulations To Baron Winning Extreme Lord! Reset Midnight

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!

Good luck!

Booch posted on Jun 10th 2022 at 10:17am

Bad Has Won The Lord Tournament! New Starting On The 14th!

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!

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