The Northern Borderlands BBS is a redesign, re-envision and resurrection of my old BBS by the same name that started circa 1992 in Salem, OR. It was later converted to a telnet-only BBS in 2000, then eventually was decommissioned in 2003-2004.
Northern Borderlands had a focus on the gaming niche, in particular that of tabletop gaming (Board Games, Card Games, Tabletop RPGs, etc.) but also had a decent number of message bases and file areas devoted to video games. During it’s heyday, it had sponsored/hosted many local BBS meets, spawned scores of pick-up game nights and not a few regular gaming groups, particularly for that in the Dungeons & Dragons arena.
I aim to re-focus the BBS to the same niche. Several gaming-focused message boards have been started and I hope to see lots of conversation in them. I’m slowly uploading PDFs and old DOS and Windows games that are available for download as well.
Come and join me in this adventure. I look forward to having you!
Current Echo Bases: fsxNet (21:2/107)
The Northern Borderlands is best viewed when using Netrunner. Visit by pointing at nothernborderlands.ddns.net on Port 23. Here’s a preconfigured version. Just open, hit Alt-D and Enter.
Star Collision BBS was a RemoteAccess BBS founded in the summer of 1993.
The BBS mainly focused on text files, DOS utilities and FidoNet echomail conferences.
A dedicated phone line was installed on January 10, 1994. After being a FidoNet point (2:206/120.6) for some time, the BBS became a FidoNet node (2:206/137) on August 4, 1995 and switched to 24h opening hours.
The BBS was first run on an Intel 386SX-40; later on an Intel 486DX4-100, an Intel Pentium MMX 200 and an AMD K6-2 400.
Modems used were a SupraFAXModem 24/96i, a PowerBit 14400 (March 1994), a USRobotics Sportster 28800 (May 31, 1996), a USRobotics Courier HST DS 14400, a USRobotics Sportster Vi 28.8 Faxmodem and a USRobotics Sportster Flash x2.
The last registered user signed up on September 6, 1997. The FidoNet node (2:206/137) was marked “Down” on October 24, 1997, and was removed on December 12, 1997. The dedicated phone line was decommissioned and the BBS closed down due to declining calls, lack of time and interest, and the advent of Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW).
It supports Telnet and SSH for users as well as Fido Technology Network (FTN) protocols binkp (IBN), fido/ifcico (IFC) and tfido (ITN/IVM) for echomail/netmail transfers. Dial-up is currently not available to the public, but preparations have been made for the future with a USRobotics Courier External 56K V.92 Global Dial-Up Business Modem (Courier V.Everything).
The BBS will focus on echomail conferences and file echos for the time being, with more to come in the future.
The QRP.gr BBS is an experimental BBS to demonstrate the BBS world. Started on 2019 for curiosity reasons. As an internet alternative, dial-up is also enabled, but call number will be available upon request only. Contact information can be found at http://qrp.gr Feel free to register and explore it!
telnet mysticdungeon.club 1666
Set your terminal for black background, 80×25, and UTF-8.
– Mystic Dungeon doorgame: The main attraction, my own roguelike RPG.
– Additional doorgames going in as I write them or adapt them.
– Message boards will be focused on game development and tabletop RPGs; mainly supporting my own, but others are welcome.
– As the name suggests, running on Mystic, themed for my old Atari BBS, The Dungeon, from the ’80s & early ’90s.
– Patreon memberships are available, but there will never be pay-to-win.
Revisit ‘The ROCK’ at this, the third version of the popular Ballistic Labs Software Bulletin Board.
First opened in 1992 as ‘The ROCK bbs’ in Alamogordo, New Mexico The ROCK served as the primary support center for Ballistic Labs Software, a company started by the SysOp, Michael Batts to provide door authors, SysOps and users alike with quality games and programming tools. With little call for bbs game programming today the board exists primarily as a retirement project for the SysOp and for the amusement of anyone looking to investigate or relive the joys of the era of the BBS.
Stop in and say hello and maybe play a game or two!
This BBS is dedicated to the incredible sound of the group of rock and roll gods known as Queen! As they are the best of the best from the 1970s and 80s, it is only right to pay tribute to them with this board. We have file areas dedicated to all kinds of media related to Queen’s songs. Please call in for a wonderful time. We are always open to suggestions for new features! **DIAL-UP IS BACK!!!**
“Saving Souls From Hell” “The Scene’s Premier Christian Bulletin Board System”
Various Echonets Online, Gaming Servers Connected, and Excellent File Selection
16 TB Anonymous Archivers File Distro Network Connected
100 Mbit Bi-Directional
12 GB RAM GNU/Ubuntu Linux, 64-bit
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