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The Dungeon is back as The Mystic Dungeon BBS!

Back in the Elder Days of the '80s, I ran a tiny BBS run from an Atari 800, then from an Atari ST, called The Dungeon. We did some play-by-post RPGs, had a few doorgames, a few message boards.

The new Mystic Dungeon is running MysticBBS on a VPS, it's over the Internet not a single phone line, but it'll do the same things!


Connect with: telnet 1666
(soon I'll have a proper domain, and SSL cert so you can ssh host 2666)

Set your terminal for black background, 80x25, and UTF-8 (I dunno what it'll do to DOS CP437, but everything's Unicode now).

If your Mac doesn't ship with a telnet anymore, you can grab the previous OS's one from a backup, or

sudo port install inetutils

and then use gtelnet.


Of course visit the Doors to try the Mystic Dungeon doorgame!


  • Town
    • Innkeeper for resting
    • Merchant for buying equipment and standard consumables
    • Alchemist for buying potions
    • Banker for saving money between deaths
    • Guards for directions
    • Prince for handing out quests
  • Dungeon: Stairs are to the southeast of town, just follow the trail.
    • 8 Levels
    • 24 Monster Species
    • Chests
    • Traps
  • Combat
    • Fight
    • Run away
  • Magic
    • Arcane & Divine spells up to level 3 so far!

Latest News:

  • 2019-03-07
    • Guards give useful directions.
    • Questgivers (like the Prince) give out quests!
  • 2019-03-05
    • 'spellbook' lists all available spells.
    • 'cast SPELL' casts a spell! Spells level 1-3 are implemented.
  • 2019-03-04
    • 'who' lists players by experience.
    • Alchemists sell several kinds of potions.
    • POISONED and PARALYZED conditions.
    • 'help monsters'
  • 2019-03-02
    • Bashed open some Floor 1 doors for easier exploration.
    • Consumables can be used! Rations and lights.
    • Line of sight improved.
    • Map can be displayed (only while still on that floor).
  • 2019-02-26
    • Hidden chests, traps, and monsters! Shopping for lockpicks!
  • 2019-02-25
    • Run away command!
  • 2019-02-23
    • Public release of The Mystic Dungeon BBS
  • 2019-02-22
    • Merchant, equip, drop items.
  • 2019-02-21
    • Innkeeper and Banker.
  • 2019-02-20
    • Exploration and combat functional.
  • 2019-02-15
    • Began project!

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