Submit sites about door games.Games intended to be run under Fidonet-era bulletin board software. They're called "doors" because they were separate programs that would run on the BBS host. Since machines didn't necessarily have multitasking capabilities, the main BBS program would "shell out" and start up the door program, which would then communicate with the user. When the door exited, the BBS software would start back up. Hence a door -- an excursion from the BBS to the outside world.
Sites about doors that aren''t games will not be listed here, and should be submitted to Computers/Bulletin_Board_Systems/Software.
Please submit only general MUD resources to this category. For individual game sites, please choose a more specific subcategory based on game type or genre.This category is for general information concerned with online games which are known as 'Muds' or 'MUDs' (including all the different types of server/codebase which exist - MUSH, Diku, LP, etc). These games can be played via a telnet or Java application, or with one of the many 'MUD clients' which are available (mostly free of charge), online.
PBEM Chess or checker games, or any board game of conquest between two sides.Play-by-mail gaming involves strategic or roleplaying games which are played via email or postal mail. Typcially each player will send his or her orders to the moderator, or GM, who will determine what happened in the game for the particular turn, and send updates to each player. Computer-moderated PBEM (play-by-email) gaming uses a computer program as the moderator instead of a human.
Sites are rarely listed at this level. Please drill down into the subcategories to find the most appropriate category for your site and suggest it there. Only if no more specific category exists, should you suggest your site here.Online roleplaying games are games played via message board, email, or other electronic medium that do not emulate an actual world within the computer (See Games: Video Games: Roleplaying for these types of games).
For roleplaying games on the computer (i.e. a computer game, see Games: Video Games: Roleplaying).
Please submit only sites dealing with strategy games that are played by e-mail in this category.Contains strategy games played on the Internet including those played by e-mail, in forums, and in your browser.
Most PBEM''s will be played by e-mail of course; but many use [IRC''s] to augment them as well. IRC''s allow faster interaction, and usually the game will say up front if IRC''s will be used. For the most part, PBeM''s are played by exchanging mail.