What's this BBS about?

  • Door games are the main focus of this BBS. A door game is a text-based game played on a BBS with other users. The most notable examples are Legend of the Red Dragon (aka LoRD) and Trade Wars, and there are numerous others.

    All current game score bulletins and other news and events are posted in real time on the door games page.

  • In addition to local message areas, there are also several inter-BBS message network echoes, such as:

    networknode num/namewebsite
  • Lastly, there's a modest archive of old, mostly DOS-based files available, such as shareware games and utilities, GIF images, WAV and MIDI audio resources, and more.

House Rules

  1. Be decent.

    Ought to go without saying.

  2. Real names are optional.

    You are not required to give out your real name, unless you want to read and post within networked message areas, since many message network echoes require a real name (or at least a real sounding one). You may instead choose to be known only by an alias (screen name), and still have access to local features.

  3. Email validation is required.

    This is meant to help keep the riff-raff out, and ensure those that log in are valid users who legitimately want to enjoy the BBS and its offerings. All email addresses are kept private and are not used for any type of correspondence, except for password recovery.

  4. No spam.

    BBS ads are OK. Excessive spam is not.

Things are fun, friendly, and laid back here. These rules are in place to help ensure it stays that way!

How to connect

The easy way...

The easiest way to access the BBS is to use use your web browser.

A desktop browser is needed to access the web BBS client.

Click here to connect now.

The recommended way...

You can also connect via telnet using a terminal program such as SyncTERM. It runs on Windows, Linux, or macOS, and resembles the fancy old DOS terminals from back in the day. It runs faster than the browser terminal does, and can be run full-screen.

Once you install it, just point it to conchaos.synchro.net (it may already be listed in the included directory), using either telnet on standard port #23 or SSH on port #2278.

More ways...

If you're into retro-computing (and why wouldn't you be?), you can even connect to BBSes from older computers like 486s, 386s, IBM PCs, TRS-80s, or even Commodore 64s using specially designed RS-232 devices via telnet.

If you're interested in putting yourself through such a thing, these links may interest you:

Even more ways...


That's right! It's possible to log into this BBS and most other BBSes using old-school dial-up thanks to the dial-up modem pool provided by the wonderful 2600.network. Check it out!