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Basement Theory

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!

Outwest BBS

The Outwest BBS revamped from the early 1990’s

Split Infinity

Split Infinity is one of the oldest BBS’s in the country. Started back in 1984 as Windsong BBS running a D&D style game, it went on to become an ISP in Brevard, FL. Home of the following BBS Software utilities: Wycker, Firefly, Serenity & Corporate Wars.

Code Red BBS (2)

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First Responder BBS

BBS for all things first responders. Everyone is welcome to join. Games, IRC, Support message groups and so much more to list. NOT all areas are available to Guests. You must create a user account to use the full BBS. TELNET & HTTP FRIENDLY

moonboot labs

Just a small, retro-style hobby board running Synchronet on a Raspberry Pi 3. We have DOVE-Net, are working on getting Fidonet, as well as a few classic DOS door games. This is still a work in progress, so hopefully new things will be added as time permits.


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TinFoil Hat

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Ninho do Abutre 2 BBS

Fidonet Brazil Fidonet Spain Fidonet International DOVE-NET Usenet Private newsgroups 8000+ files

PBSync Prison Board BBS

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Stepping Stone BBS

Thousands of messages, many on-line games and thousands of files for everyone!

Blackfair’s Manor

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Valley BBS

Home of KTFO: Boxing and the Arena: Warrior remake. Fido, games, custom menus.

Valhalla Home Services (1)

Valhalla Home Services went online on April 12, 1991. At that time we used GAP software, then switched to Remote Access, and now we are using Synchronet. Valhalla is a family orented BBS, with a gaming theme. We have over 150 Registered OnLine Games. In addition to the games, we have a large message area featuring many networks. For those of you looking for those older files, we feature a very large filebase. Drop on by, and take a look.