The Basement BBS was originally online from 1986 – 1998. The version that you can now telnet to was pieced together with backup floppy disks from 1990-1993. The BBS includes restored messages/message bases from 1990-1993, some restored file sections, 21 online games, and lots of customization. For best results, log in with an Atari 8-bit or a telnet client that supports ATASCII (Atari Mode). One such client is Syncterm. Syncterm is available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS/X, etc. You can download Syncterm here.
The Basement’s telnet address is: basementbbs.ddns.net port: 9000.
If you rather not use a telnet client, then you can log in using a web client available at: www.sfhqbbs.org/telnet-basement.php
Note: The web client below does not work with The Basement. You need to use the aforementioned web client.
Update: Our web page is now available at http://basementbbs.ddns.net:7000/.
Update: SSH Port Changed to 2222; Telnet Remains 23.
The Basement Theory is a re-envisioning of the dial-up BBS I ran in the 1990s. Originally running in the local-calling area for Scioto County, Ohio and northern Greenup County, Kentucky, The Basement Theory existed under three BBS names: The Cool (1993-94), The Basement Theory (1994-95), and A Saucerful of Secrets (1995-97). “The Basement Theory” is surely the most remembered name by the old users, and is why it’s the “new” name, today.
The current version of The Basement Theory borrows from old backups of the original BBS to create its theme and attitude. Much of the old data is available to view or download from the BBS. In fact, the current ANSI menus are the same ones as used on the BBS in September 1995, according to the file dates of the backed-up ANSIs.
Of course, even though the board is an admitted exercise in nostalgic self-indulgence, The Basement Theory‘s main goal is to be a contributing part of the current BBS scene. It belongs to DOVE-net, FidoNet, and Agoranet, in case you’re looking for a node to participate in the BBS message networks. It also runs several door game favorites, including games still being developed, like Rick Parrish’s modern port of Usurper. There are even new, ongoing archival projects, such as the Animation File Archival Project (GL/FLI/DL) and the Exec-PC Graphics Archive.
So, why not come be part of a new community? Visit The Basement Theory today!
The BCR Games Server, or the Black Country Rock Games Server, is the home to all the custom games designed by Black Country Rock, Shooter Jennings & Bit Sunrise BBS.
The server is setup on a dedicated 300mbps internet stream and a dedicated Windows 7 machine running 24/7.
Games so far include:
1. From Here to Eternity – Pop Culture Fantasy Adventure
2. Freedom Train – Future Fantasy Fiction
3. Leviathan – Kill the beast, boost your Freedom Train cash!
Connect to your BBS by making a telnet link to bcrgames.com port 31337.
Bit Sunrise – A Hollywood, CA BBS. WHQ to Black Country Rock, a multi-format media group. Creators of the BCR Games Server and new, expansive multi-player door games.
Creative home to “From Here to Eternity” and “FREEDOM TRAIN” both available on the BCR Games Server.
We carry: CryptoNet. FidoNet, AgoraNet, DoVENeT, WinsNet and DixieNet.
Inter-BBS games, Huge “crazy old bookstore”-type File Bases, WikiLeaks Archive, Art Bell/Bill Cooper/Beyond The Black Radio Archive.
In the evenings, becomes Bit Sunset.
SysOp: Dark Rebellion Co-SysOp: Hitman
bitsunrise.com / bitsunset.com
Large file area, many networks, hotdoged (android fido-software) support bbs, european HQ of the survival network, world HQ of the ger-bbs network (the network for german-speaking bbs), host of the european bbs-list. big newscenter with 700+ newsfeeds, twitter in ansi-style, weather now and forecast incl. weather maps (x-cast, lightning, rain) for download, audio-news and many many more. very high user-activity approx 10-15 calls a day.
We are a files and door games BBS serving you from a single desktop computer in Bedford, Indiana. LORD, Planets: TEOS, LORD 2, Dogworld, Welk Chess, and more. DOVEnet message areas. Proud to serve continuously since 9/2008 as the only BBS in the Lawrence County, Indiana area. Flash-based terminal available at backwoodrealm.com!
Borderline BBS was brought online in January 2014 as a dial-up only BBS. Telnet-accessibility has been added, making it the first BBS running on a C64 with a “hybrid setup” allowing both dial-up and Telnet calls. Running on AA BBS v11.6b on a Commodore 64c with 3 floppy drives. This is a truly authentic Commodore bulletin board system from the late 80s!
The Blood Stone rises again!!! The BS BBS began its adventure on a Commodore C64 back in the mid-1980s and later evolved into a WWIV system in the 1990s. Family became the priority so the Blood Stone was laid to rest for the remainder of the 20th century. Now, nearly two decades later, the kids have grown the family dynamic has evolved and it’s now time to revisit the fun hobby of BBSing again! Running WWIV v5.00, Telnet only at this time, hosted on an XP OS in a virtual Hyper-V environment. 5 nodes, Networked with other WWIV boards and hosting some popular Door games like Tradewars, LORD, LORD2, PimpWars, BRE and Planets: TEOS. Drop on by for a visit! Please keep in mind that it can take a few minutes to 24 hours for new user accounts to be validated.
Full name: Piranha Under the Black Flag. The board is mainly an underground ACiD art show board since 1995 and a hub for various modding groups over the years.
For over 20 years it has been the lucky recipient of the finest working screens from the worlds best ANSi – Ascii and RIPScrip artists. We would like to list and thank those over the years that have contributed to the boards great success. Lord Jazz aka ungenannt – Catbones – smooth – Bedlam – RaD Man – Azrael – Satanic Sly – Schizosynth -Wildcat – Fever – Stone the Crow – Misfit – Enzo – Spear – griskokare – hellbeard – pogue – armageddon donut – Knocturnal – H7 – AVG – Matt Matthew – Nuremberg – Keetar – KHZ – MHZ – Sephiroth and others.
Boards that I run:
– Mystic : blackflag.acid.org:23 (Main system)
– PCBoard : blackflag.acid.org:2627 (Vintage PCBoard)
– Searchlight : blackflag.acid.org:24 (RIPScrip Protocol) You will need the Riptel Windows telnet client: riptel.msi which you can download from the Mystic board on port 23
Staff: Captain Hood (Sysop)
Co-Sysops : ungenannt – RaD Man – TCF – griskokare – Fever
– ACiD telnet HQ
– ACiDic WHQ
– iMPURE WHQ
– Blocktronics member board
– Sadist Distro
– Agoranet US Eastern Agora 46:1/104
– Survival Net 9:91/17
– Zeronet 911:1727/1
– Fidonet 1:135/369
– fsxNet 21:1/112
– RetroNet 80:774/22
– L.O.R.D. Ultimate Edition
– Starship Galactica
– Barren Realms Elite
– Operation: Overkill II
– L.O.R.D. 2 (New World)
– Trade Wars Gold 2002 Local Game
– Pirates Cove
– WILD WEST
– Planets (TEOS)
– ARTILLERY DOOR GAME
– Jedi Knights
– Trade Wars Game Server and Space Quest Game Serve
– FREEDOM TRAIN
… and many more
We suggest Netrunner or Syncterm for the best experience. Both clients will automagically change fonts so ASCII resembles its traditional Amiga font, and ANSI blocks are represented properly. The browser-based terminal below will also work, but results may vary.
Black Flag: The World’s Most Dangerous BBS!
A few RIPScrip logon screens below
Bento Box BBS has been online for over a decade, alternating between being a private and public BBS. After a couple years down, Bento Box is back online as a completely public (and free) BBS. All games have been reset. Features many of the most popular Worldgroup Games: including MajorMUD, a Tradewars 2002 Gold Server, and many classic door games (via a connected Gamesrv setup).
Battlestar BBS is back stronger than ever! Over 35 message Networks & Newsgroups (Fidonet, DoveNet, Paranormal Net, GatorNet, etc.) We have over 400 door games and installing more all the time! 42 classic shareware cd’s online. 18 InterBBS Leagues! We are here for our users so if you want to see something added please let us know.