Sands of Time (TextMMOde.com) is a text-mode MMO implemented as a telnet BBS. It is implemented in the space-based setting of a large galaxy with a hundred smaller connected star clusters. It allows online chatting between users on radio channels, includes a news system, allows the creation of user-owned corporations, and provides many other methods of interactions, including live combat. The game is similar to some of the old *BBS door games, but larger and far faster. In addition to human users, the system contains aliens flying around the galaxy. These aliens never attack the humans, but can themselves be attacked for loot, specifically money, Starships, and their high-tech UFO’s. There is a graphical clien under development to build a more conventional MMO on a second realm, but the Sands of Time realm is intended to remain free and telnet-only.