This BBS was created early on, in the late 80s by my good friend. I have now resurrected it into a modern Mystic BBS. We offer door games, tons message networks, and tons files, modern and older. It is also the WHQ BBS for Cyber-Net FTN BBS Network. You can fill out an online app on the BBS. Enjoy!
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!
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(“shee-bal-ba” — the place of fear)
The official ENiGMA½ BBS software WHQ!
The board is evolving constantly with mods, art, and additional features via ENiGMA½ BBS software updates on a daily basis!
- BBSLink / DoorParty! / BCR / local registered doors
- fsxNet / RetroNet / AgoraNet / HappyNet / local message bases
- Telnet bridge to other systems
- The latest ENiGMA½ updates and news
- ANSI art
KD3net, based out of Pawtucket, RI, running Synchronet. Lots of local door games and apps, InterBBS games with BBSLink.net and CenterOfAwareness.net (like LORD, BRE, etc), and DOVE-Net, Radio/Weather Net, and Center Of Awareness message networks. Home of syncWXremix weather app for Syncrhonet boards.
Outpost BBS is a Linux-based BBS and is the home of Cheepware BBS doors and sysop utilities and the Micronet Information Network (zone 618). There’s something for everyone at the Outpost! Outpost is a member of Fidonet (1:18/200). A nice selection of door games and an ever-growing filebase is available. Outpost BBS is a MBSE BBS development site (the sysop is a MBSE development team member).
Point and full feeds for Fidonet are available for qualified systems.
Once ‘Fear and Loathing’ in New Orleans, the BBS is back in a new city but with the games and message areas you love. Looking forward to seeing old friends as well as making new ones. See you on the board!
Do you like stickers? We all like stickers. Send me your address and I’ll toss a few BBS stickers into an envelope and send ’em your way.