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!
An active affiliate club of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Based in Charlotte, NC, the club has been serving Amateur Radio Operators, or Hams, in Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas since it was founded in 1949. Access is for licensed Amateur Operators Only. Email: email@example.com
The Wretched Beagle was originally set up in 1993 in Traverse City Michigan running WWIV 4.24 on a 386/25 notebook computer.
The current incarnation was set up in 2014 on linux and is primarily a test system to help with developing WWIV 5 Since it’s running the latest bleeding-edge WWIV5.3, things are likely rough around the edges. It’s mostly stock (because content gets overwritten a lot), but you are welcome to stop by and check out the message bases.
SSH works, but only via SyncTERM