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                            REC.GAMES.FRP.DND FAQ
                                   Part 6

                            Resources 1: Internet
  H1: What other newsgroups are out there for role-playing junkies like 
  H2: Are there any FTP sites for *D&D?
  H3: What does .zip mean?  And why can't I read this file I just 
  H4: Are there any WWW pages for *D&D?
  H5: Where can I download electronic versions of the 3rd ed. Player's
      Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Monster Manual for free?
  H6: Where can I upload this neat program I just wrote?
  H7: Is a complete index to Dragon Magazine available anywhere?
  H8: Is there a complete list of every *D&D product TSR has ever 
  H9: Where can I find a complete list of every monster TSR has published 
      for *D&D?
  H10: Is there really an "AD&D Guide to Sex?"
  H11: Where can I find the Net.*.Book?
  H12: Are there any *D&D-related mailing lists?
  H13: Are there any other *D&D-related resources on the Internet?

H1:  What other newsgroups are out there for role-playing junkies like me?

A:  There are several groups dedicated to role-playing games.  The vast
    majority are, naturally, found in the* hierarchy, but 
    several others are in the alt groups.

    alt.dragons-inn             Role-playing via Usenet         Fans of Dragonlance, unite!              Like rgfd, only different  Discussion about the Realms        Discussion of the 2000 AD game      Posting & discussion of util's, etc.   Discussion of live-action fantasy rpg's       Discussion of the Tekumel game Discussion of IBM adventure games       Discussion of IBM computer RPGs    Discussion of Mac computer RPGs      Which games or rules are the best/worst?
   *      Con announcements, gamers/games wanted
   *      Fiction, programs, house rules, etc.         Discussion of rpg's involving cyberware           Discussion of *D&D         Discussion of GURPS      Industry issues, concerns, discussion   Discussion of live-action fantasy rpg's   Buy/sell (usually used) gaming supplies          Discussion of all other RPG topics
   *     Discussion of all other RPG topics   Discussion of White Wolf's games  Discussion of super-hero games
    * Moderated newsgroups; all posts are automatically mailed to the 
    moderator, who then decides which ones are of posting calibre and 
    posts them.

      If you have something to say which doesn't really fit in rgfd, but
    seems to fit more in one of the others, please post it there.  This
    is especially true for auctions, sales, and items wanted posts, which
    belong in, and entire combat or magic 
    systems, which belong in r.g.f.archives.
      There are many other newsgroups that may be of interest to someone
    looking for ways to spice up a fantasy role-playing game; far too
    many to list here.  However, some groups deserving of notable mention
    are:               Discussion of PBMs and PBEMs 
   *      Advertisements for MUDs          Discussion of DikuMUDs          Discussion of MUDs in general          Discussion of TinyMUDs, MUSHes, etc.
    rec.heraldry                Discussion of coats of arms                 The Society for Creative Anachronism
    soc.genealogy.medieval      Genealogy of people living AD500-1600
    soc.history.medieval        Discussion of medieval history

H2:  Are there any FTP sites for *D&D?

A:  Back in 1994, FTP sites were one of the most widely-used ways of
    distributing files over the Internet, the primary mode of file
    transfer now takes place via web sites.
      Most FTP sites with *D&D-related content were shut down after being
    threatened with legal action by TSR.  The one official site, MPGN,
    was bought by an online game company who apparently removed the
    RPG directories sometine in 2001. Because of TSR's threats, only some
    of the files that used to be at MPGN were mirrored elsewhere; some of
    them may now be gone for good. There are still a few FTP sites left
    out there, most notably Funet (the Finnish University and Research
    Network), which can be accessed at:

H3:  What does ".zip" mean?  And why can't I read these files I just 

A:  The .zip file extension means that the file has been compressed with 
    some form of PKZip in order to save space in the archive and to keep 
    up- and download times relatively short.  You will need to unpack the 
    file in order to read it properly.  There are many compression systems 
    besides PKZip, and this leads to the often bewildering maze of file 
    extensions one must wade through on most ftp sites.  
      Most ftp sites (including MPGN) have a directory dedicated to 
    providing copies of the various packer/unpacker programs.  Many will 
    also automatically unpack certain formats of downloaded files as you 
    download them if you simply leave off the file extension when you
    request the file.  If your site does not already carry the program you 
    need, either check for such a directory at the ftp site, or ask your 
    local sysadmin for assistance.  
      Some common file extensions:

    Extension      File type      Transfer as    Then... (By using...)
    .arc            Archive         binary          un-archive (ARC)
    .asc             Text           ascii           read normally
    .au          Unix Sound file    binary          player needed
    .bmp        Graphic (bitmap)    binary          viewer needed
    .doc    Word/WordPerfect file   binary          viewer needed
    .exe        Executable file     binary          execute
    .gif           Graphic          binary          viewer needed
    .gz     GNUzip compressed file  binary          un-compress (gzip)
    .hqx    Macintosh encoded file  binary          un-encode (BinHex)
    .jpg           Graphic          binary          viewer needed
    .lzh        LHarc archive       binary          un-archive (lharc)
    .mpg      Video graphic file    binary          player needed
    .pdf     Adobe/Acrobat file     binary          viewer needed
    .ps     Adobe PostScript file   binary          viewer needed
    .sit     Macintosh compressed   binary          un-compress (Stuffit)
    .tar       Unix tape archive    binary          un-archive (tar)
    .tar.z \    Compressed Unix
    .taz    >    tape archive       binary          un-compress (gzip)
    .tgz   /                                        then un-archive (tar)
    .tif           Graphic          binary          viewer needed
    .txt            Text            ascii           read normally
    .uue      Unix encoded file     ascii           un-encode (uudecode)
    .voc   Soundblaster sound file  binary          player needed
    .wav         Sound file         binary          player needed
    .z, .Z   Unix compressed file   binary          un-compress 
    .zip        Compressed file     binary          un-compress 
      If you try to transfer a binary file as ASCII, all you end up with 
    is garbage.
      If you try to transfer an ASCII file as binary, you can lose the 
    line breaks, which means the entire file will transfer as one long 
      Note that gzip, though it has the default file extension of .gz, 
    additionally uses the extension .z; gzip will also handle any .Z 
    files condensed with compress.
      To help clear up some of the confusion about using ftp, here is a 
    section quoted from an FAQ posted on rgfd by (but, to my knowledge, 
    not written by) Boudewijn Wayers.

    How to get files by ftp.

    FAQ lists cross-posted to news.answers and rec.answers can be gotten
    from (, under /pub/usenet/news.answers or
    under /pub/usenet/

    "Anonymous ftp" is just a way for files to be stored where anyone can
    retrieve them over the Net. For example, to retrieve the latest 
    version of the Moria FAQ, do the following:

      ftp      ==> connect to the site; a message follows
      anonymous             ==> type this when it asks for your name
      <your email address>  ==> type your address as the password
      cd /pub/usenet        ==> go to the directory you want to be
      cd    ==> one level down (no slash)
      dir                   ==> look at what's there
      get r.g.m_F_A_Q       ==> get the file; case-sensitive
      quit                  ==> stop this mysterious thing

    If your ftp program complains that it doesn't know where the site you
    want to use is, type the numerical address instead of the sitename:

      ftp       ==> connect with numerical address

    If you don't have ftp access, send e-mail to
    with the single word "help" in the body of the message.

    Getting binary files (executables, or any compressed files) is only
    slightly more difficult. You need to set binary mode inside ftp
    before you transfer the file.

      binary               ==> set binary transfer mode
      ascii                ==> set back to text transfer mode

    FAQs and spoiler lists are generally ASCII files; everything else is
    generally binary files.

    Generic help can be found in the FAQs of comp.binaries.<your_system>
    for how to transfer, extract, and virus-check binary files (at

    If you can't FTP from your site, use one of the following ftp-by-mail

    For complete instructions, send a message reading "help" to the 

    If you don't know exactly what you're looking for, or exactly where it
    is, there are programs and servers that can help you.  For more info,
    send e-mail to with the body of the
    message reading
      send usenet/news.answers/finding-sources

H4:  Are there any WWW pages for *D&D?

A:  TSR has an official web page that is chiefly made up of AD&D material;
    they are working on expanding it further in many interesting ways.
    There are also a plethora of other, fan-maintained WWW sites related
    to *D&D or some specific facet thereof, as well as to role-playing
    games in general.
      Since listing every single *D&D-related web page would easily 
    double the size of this entire FAQ, what follows is a sampling of 
    the many, many web pages out there which deal in some way with *D&D 
    or may be of significant interest to a *D&D player.,3
          WotC/TSR's Official Web Page
          The d20 System Reference Document--the basic rules of the PH,
          DMG, MM, and the psionics handbook, all free and online.
          The Open Gaming Foundation site, including the latest version of
          the Open Gaming License, the d20 System Reference Document, and
          the d20 trademark license.
          The RPGA's official web page
          d20 and D&D news & reviews
          EN World: The Black Pages, D&D info, explanations, errata, etc.
          Secrets of the Kargatane, the official Ravenloft webpage
          Planewalker, the official Planescape webpage
          The Mimir, a semi-official Planescape fan webpage
          The Burnt World of Athas, the official Dark Sun webpage
          Compendium, the official Spelljammer webpage
          The official Mystara webpage
          The official Birthright webpage
          Effie's Concordance of the D&D books and magazines, Game Finder,
          Great Wyrm listing of D&D-related web pages, and more
          WebRPG, with "gamers wanted" ads, artwork, chatrooms,
          fun surveys, game store, etc.
          Webpage of the Forgotten Realms mailing list 
          Everything you wanted to know about *D&D and more 
          On-line dice roller programs, a virtual village, and many
          random town/cave/etc. generators
          List of TSR products which have been auctioned in 
, with average prices compiled from 
          data dating back up to three years
          List of (almost) everything TSR published, along with
          descriptions and suggested prices 
          Mystara web page, and more
          The Great Net.Book Archive
          Nostradamus' Vault of net.books 
          Netbooks galore
          More netbooks 
          Yahoo's list of RPG-related web pages 
          PBEMs, PBEMs, and more PBEMs
          Michi's gaming page
          Selected postings from rgfd, guides, house rules, helpful 
          computer programs, and more 
          Nushae S. Fahey's AD&D page at Stack
          Mbs upon Mbs of AD&D and RPG files
          Extensive list of RPG web pages, etc. 
          The Fellowship of the Flying Paladin 
          The Fellowship of the Black Spot 
          RPG-related files, etc.
          Greyhawk information, and lots of links 
          Several random character/item/etc. generators, the 
          Dragon/Polyhedron index, and some Mystara information
          Spells, kits, and other miscellaneous info
          Legolas' page of AD&D links
          Bean's page of modules for AD&D
          Mag Force 7; featuring homepages of Margaret Weis (of 
          Dragonlance fame), Don Perrin, Jeff Grubb, and others 
          RPGnet--reviews, campaign ads, links, files, art, etc.
          The Mining Company's page of AD&D links
          Judges Guild's official web page
          Gary Gygax's homepage

    Other URLs which contain *D&D information:;list;list;list;list

    Other URLs of possible interest for shoppers:
      The Dragon's Trove on-line gaming store, which has a large selection
      of new and used RPG material for sale.
      Titan Games, selling new and used RPG material.
      Sage's Guild, selling new and used RPG material.
      The Game Guild store in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, selling new
      and used RPG material.
      The Hit Pointe, selling used and out-of-print D&D and AD&D material., one of--if not the--largest on-line bookstore.
      An on-line bookstore, specializing in SF, Fantasy, Mystery, & 
      Horror.  You can browse their catalog and place orders through their 
      An on-line auction house, where it is common to find many D&D

H5:  Where can I download electronic versions of the 3rd ed. Player's
    Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Monster Manual for free?

A:  Wizards of the Coast has made a slightly stripped-down version of the
    3rd ed. D&D rulebooks freely available to the public as part of the
    Open Gaming project, at <>.
    It doesn't contain every single word of the printed books, but it's
    close enough for most uses.

H6:  Where can I upload this neat program I just wrote?

A:  If the program adheres to TSR's online policy (see Section 3), then it
    can be uploaded to your favorite ftp site, whatever that may be.  Once
    you upload the file, please post a note to explaining
    what the program does, and at what site people may find it.
      An alternative to ftp is making the program available via a WWW 
    page.  To do this, you must either have a personal page, or convince 
    one of the existing *D&D WWW page keepers to include your program in 
    their page.  This latter course of action is not as difficult as it 
    sounds, as people tend to be looking for new things to add.  Once it 
    gets added to a page, post a note to listing what 
    the program does and the URL of the page on which it may be found.
      If this doesn't seem like your cup of tea, you can try posting it to
    Usenet.  If you decide to take this course of action, the correct
    group to post it to is  Posting such programs
    to is strongly discouraged.  If you do not get, ask your Usenet sysop to add it.  If you do 
    not get this newsgroup, and your sysop refuses to add it, then and 
    only then should you try posting it to, which 
    is a moderated newsgroup, so all postings are mailed to the moderator, 
    who then decides if each message is worthy to be posted, so there is a 
    chance that he will decide not to post your program.  Once it gets 
    posted, then post a note in explaining what the 
    program is supposed to do and in which newsgroup people may find it.
      The final course of action you can take is not to upload it at all, 
    but rather to post a note to that anyone interested 
    in trying your program can send you e-mail and you can e-mail the 
    program to the interested parties.
      No matter which of the above methods you use, there are certain
    protocols which should be followed.  When done, your methods should be 
    explained in a companion text file (if uploading to an ftp site or 
    placing on a web page) and in any advertisements you post to Usenet.

      1) Compress the program, both to save room on the ftp site/Web page/
      Newsgroup/etc., and to cut down on download times.  This is 
      especially necessary if you post a program to Usenet.
      2) If you post programs to Usenet, don't forget to convert the file 
      to ASCII before you post it (uuencode [preferred by most], BinHex, 
      MIME, etc.); otherwise, it will be unusable by most, if not all 

      3) State the compression system used (pkzip, compress, lharc, tar, 
      gzip, StuffIt, etc.) and the ASCII conversion program, if used; 
      don't rely on people's ability to decipher file extension(s).

      4) State the computer & system requirements (i.e. DOS, Windows,
      Macintosh System 7, ANSI-C source, etc.).

H7:  Is a complete index to Dragon Magazine available anywhere?

A:  An index of Dragon Magazine from #2-#236 and Polyhedron #45 through
    the end of its original run, compiled by Vince Gray
    <>, is available in an xref ASCII (KWIC) file via MPGN.
    It is updated annually, around the first of the year.  An online lookup
    form--not yet updated with the most recent KWIC files--created by
    Scooby (Joseph DuBois) <>, is located on the World
    Wide Web at <>.
      TSR has also released the entirety of Dragon #1-250 on CD-ROM, in
    PDF format.  The search feature of that product, while it isn't exactly
    a true "index," is probably close enough to it for most users.

H8: Is there a complete list of every *D&D product TSR has ever published? 

A:  Yes, there is.  Originally compiled by Anthony Brooks (ne Goth) 
    <> it is now being kept up and updated by Gavin 
    Bartell <>.  The current version is available
    at <>. The original
    version is available at <>.
    It includes listings for every known release of every TSR *D&D product,
    from rulebooks to modules to box sets to mage stones, and everything--
    and I mean everything--in between, along with short descriptions of
    each.  If, in looking through it, you discover that a certain item is
    not listed, feel free to drop a line to Gavin about it.
      Other, independent, attempts at listings and/or reviews of every *D&D
    product can also be found at <>, and

H9: Where can I find a complete list of every monster TSR has published 
    for *D&D?

A:  A list, which was up to date as of the beginning of 1996 and
    included only 2nd ed. creatures, was maintained by Anthony Brooks (ne 
    Goth) <>, when he found time to update it
    (5165 entries and rising at the last count). One version of this
    list was at MPGN, at <>.  It is not known whether any copies of this file
    are still publicly available.

H10:  Is there really an "AD&D Guide to Sex?"  What other Guides are there?

A:  Yes there was, though it was not a TSR product (as one would infer 
    from that name).  Chiefly compiled by Reid Bluebaugh from 
    submissions by many people on the Internet (collectively known as 
    "The Guide Creator"), it has been revised to remove trademarks &
    copyrighted material belonging to TSR, as well as make it more
    applicable to more games than just AD&D; its proper name is now "The 
    Complete RPG Guide to Unlawful Carnal Knowledge."  At this time, no 
    FTP site is publically known to contain any of the Complete Guides.
      Revised versions of these files, in which all of TSR's trademarks
    and any quotes from TSR's books have been removed, are slowly
    making their way onto the net, via and a web
    page, as the compiler finishes them.  As none of them are really 
    AD&D-specific now, they are all called "The Complete RPG Guide 
    to..." or "The Fantasy Guide to..."  Direct any questions about, as
    well as any requests for copies of the Guides to Reid Bluebaugh
      On a side note, if you happen to find a copy of a '92 version of
    the Guide to Sex--or a copy of any of the guides which is dated 
    before 1996--pass it by.  There are much better, much more complete 
    (some 200+ pages longer in a couple instances), and much more recent 
    versions available.
      A partial list of Complete Guides is as follows; more are created
    as "the Guide Creator" thinks them up:
      Complete RPG Guide to Alcohol
         "      "    "   "  Hygiene
         "      "    "   "  Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (previously "Sex")
         "   Fantasy "   "  Star Trek
         "      "    "   "  Technology
         "      "    "   "  Sanity
         "   Highlander Guide
       Appendix 1: Complete RPG Guide to Drugs
          "     2:    "      "    "   "  Dice Games
          "     3:    "      "    "   "  Blue Ball Bowling
          "     4:    "      "    "   "  Comedy
          "     5:    "      "    "   "  Gruel

H11:  Where can I find the Net.*.Book?

A:  This type of file is not usually posted to, and only
    occasionally sees light on Rather, these files
    tend to be found on various ftp sites and WWW pages.  There are many,
    many more netbooks out there than can ever possibly be listed here,
    so what follows is merely a sampler of the kinds of files you may find.
      Some examples of Net.Books are:

    Great Net.Book of Net.Books for use with AD&D
    Compiled by Joel Hahn <aardy @>
      Available via www to:

    Net.Plot.Book  (Contains generic fantasy plot hooks)
    Originally compiled by Aaron Sher
    Afterwords compiled by <>
    Currently compiled by Alex Forst <>
      Available via ftp to:\pub\frp\general\  (gzipped; future releases will be here)
        Releases 1-3 are archived here as well.
      And via www to:
        Most recent releases found here first

    Great.Net.Spellbook  (Every homemade wizard spell the compiler found)
    Great.Net.Prayerbook  (Ditto for priest spells)
    Orig. compiled by Boudewijn Wayers <>
    Currently compiled by Ezra Van Everbroeck 
      For ftp info write to: Ezra Van Everbroeck 
      Both available via www to:
    Ultimate Spell Database (2800+ TSR spells' names & bare essentials)
    Compiled by Mark Middleton <>
      Available via ftp to:\pub\doc\games\roleplay\systems\adnd\spells\
        *.tab (tab-delimited text-only version)
        *.fm (FilemakerPro version)
        *.sea.hqx (Macintosh version)
        *.zip (Windows version)

    Net.Psionics.Handbook II
    Compiled by Charon <> [and possibly 
      also <>]
      Version 1 available via www to:
      Version 2 available via www to:
        (Net.Psi II is available in Adobe .pdf format and Word 6.0 format)

    Tome of Vast Knowledge  (database & generator of just about anything)
    Compiled by Douglas Webb <>
      Available via ftp to:  (later releases may be available)

    Database Builder for the ToVK
    Compiled by Douglas Webb <>
      Available via ftp to:  (later releases may be available)

    Compiled by Mark Manning
      Available via www to:
    Net.Traps.Book(s) (three different collections)
    Compiled by (book #1) David A. Lamb <>
      Available via ftp to:
    Compiled by (book #2) Michael Sloves <grms@marist.bitnet>
      Available via www to:
    Compiled by (book #3) James C. Phillips <>
      Available ??
    Compiled by (book #4) Jason Seeley <>
      Available via www to:

    101 Spells Not Worth Memorizing  (and we mean it!)
      Available via www to:

    101 Bard Songs  (popular songs which typify certain classes/races)
      Available via www to: 

    101 Things You Don't Want to Hear Your Apprentice Say (Ummm, Master?)
      Available via www to: 

    101 Familiars You Would Have Been Better Off Without (Here, kitty...) 
      Available via www to:

    101 Uses for the DM's Screen 
      Available via www to:

    Forgotten Realms Notebook
    Net.Libram of Wild Magic
      Available via ftp to:
    Famous Last Words
      Available via www to:

      Available via www to:

      Available via www to:

    Net.Bard.Songs.Book  (Goofy lyrics for songs only bards would sing)
    Compiled by: Jeff Gostin <>
      Volumes 1 & 2 available via ftp to:
      Volume 1 available via www to:

    Compiled by: Robert Chrisitian <>
      Available via ftp to:
        Net_Monstrous_Compendium.Z  (LaTeX only)

    Net.Forgotten.Realms.Book (Tome of the Forgotten Realms)
    Compiled by: Chris <>
      Archived ??
    Compiled by Tyrus Hellbane <>
      Available via ftp to:

    Tome of the Damned  (A book of all things evil and/or undead)
    Compiled by Brennan Brooks <>
      Version 1.666 and version 2.0 available via www to:

    Net.Fiction.Story  (Latest version of the Net.Fiction Story)
    Compiled by: <>
      Available via www (or ftp) to:   
    There are many more Net.Books out there; MPGN has several, and 
    several Web pages have many more.  Check out MPGN and the Web sites
    listed in the answer to Question H4 before posting a request to
      There is also a list which occasionally circulates around the ADND-L
    mailing list, and is infrequently posted to rgfm & rgfd, of current 
    Net.Book projects, with short descriptions and contact addresses.

H12: Are there any *D&D-related mailing lists?     

A:  There are several *D&D-related mailing lists.  A mailing list is 
    similar to Usenet, with the main difference being that all messages 
    are mailed directly to your account, instead of being stored on a 
    remote News server.  Some of these mailing lists can get quite high in 
    volume at times, so you might want to think twice about subscribing to 
    something that will quickly swamp your mailbox.
      One of the more popular *D&D-related mailing lists is ADND-L, which 
    is very similar to in direction and topics of 
    discussion.  A major difference between ADND-L and rgfd is that 
    contributors are limited by common practice to two posts per day on 
    ADND-L, both in order to cut down on the amount of mail received and 
    to keep enough space on the listserver archives to maintain a six 
    month backup.  Anyone can look up and retrieve recent articles.  To 
    this end, many of those people who have a proclivity towards longer 
    posts put a table of contents at the top of each message.

    Mailing Lists
    Listservs    Al-Qadim          *D&D discussion (digest possible)         Alt. address for ADND-L (no digest)  Birthright  Core Rules CD-ROM    Dark Sun         More *D&D discussion (digest possible) Dragonlance    Greyhawk          More Greyhawk discussion     Mystara  Planescape    Al-Qadim   Ravenloft      Forgotten Realms    RPGA News (read only) Spelljammer       The Art Of Game Mastering TSR Announcements (read only)

    Majordomos   Birthright     Dark Sun  Dragonlance   Planescape    Ravenloft       Forgotten Realms  Spelljammer

    Other              Roleplayers' discussion
    (Send an empty e-mail to to subscribe.)

    Subscribing to a Mailing List
    Listservers:  If you are interested in joining a listserv list, send a
    message to LISTSERV@<listserv domain name> with "SUBSCRIBE <list name>
    <name/pseudonym>" in the body (without the quotes).  For example, to
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    To unsubscribe, send a message to LISTSERV@<address> with the message
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    It does no good to send unsubscribe messages to the main list, you 
    will just get laughed at.  You have to send them to the listserver 

    Majordomos:  Subscribing to a majordomo list is similar to the method
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    However, when subscribing to the mailing lists at MPGN, the
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    Once again, you will receive a confirmation message with more details.
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    to the main list; send them to the majordomo, as you did to subscribe.

      Digest means that the list's messages are collated into a large
    message and then mailed to you, usually on a daily basis.  This is
    useful to prevent your mailbox from being swamped with 200 messages
    per day, but does not save you anything in terms of disk space.
    People who only check their mail once a day or so and people who have
    to pay per message received usually prefer this method.  Information
    on how to get the digest form of a list, if one is available, is
    usually included in the introductory material sent to you when you
    subscribe to the list.  Listservs usually require you to send a 
    special command message to the listserver, while majordomos 
    usually require you to subscribe to a slightly different list name to
    begin with.  The lists at MPGN all have digests available,
    by subscribing to <group> instead of
      There are numerous other mailing lists which are dedicated to other 
    RPGs, or which are more general; a complete list is regularly (if
    infrequently) posted by Alistair G. Lowe-Norris <> on
    most, if not all of the* newsgroups and gaming mailing

H13:  Are there any other *D&D-related resources on the Internet?

A:  There are quite a few other resources on the 'net; including the* FAQ, IRC channels and chat rooms, and Internet
    provider-specific resources.
      If you are looking for more generalized information, or just
    information which is not *D&D-specific, a good place to check is the* FAQ, archived at both MPGN (in the /Gaming/ADND/FAQ/
    directory) and (under the /pub/usenet/ directory).
      Those interested in web-based chat don't have far to search, as there
    are *D&D chat pages all over the web; the foremost of these is on
    TSR's web page.  TSR's chat area generally requires that you download 
    and install special client software from in order 
    to properly access the chats.  TSR has set up various chat areas,    
    including two set aside specifically for on-line role-playing.
      Additionally, the TSR message boards are open to anyone with a
    configurable newsreader.  Simply change the news server to
    "" and look into the list of quasi-newsgroups that
    are available on that server.  Read and post just as you would to
    Usenet newsgroups.
      The only other resource commonly available on the Internet which has
    not already been discussed is IRC, namely the chat areas #AD&D and 
    #RPGA.  There, you can have real-time conversations with other gaming 
    enthusiasts about life, the universe, and role-playing.  There are 
    also several campaigns being run on IRC which are advertised on #AD&D; 
    if you're interested, look there first.  Simply /join #ad&d, then 
    /msg noppa games to see a list of IRC campaigns.  There is also a chat 
    line called #rpg_inn, which is dedicated to running real-time 
    free-form gaming.  The #AD&D channel's homepage can be found at; it has much of the
    information one might need to get into IRC and find the #AD&D folk.
      GEnie, Compuserve, and Delphi also have large discussion areas 
    dedicated to AD&D.  Check around in the Games Special Interest Groups 
    and you'll find them.  Unfortunately, if you do not have an account
    with one of these companies, you're out of luck; there is no way to
    get there from the rest of the 'net.

***End Part 6***

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