Thomas Kisner (Xerxes)
Back in 1990-1992, I ran a BBS on an Amiga 500 called “Desert Rat's Sanctuary” with the handle of Xerxes. It was a “dial on demand” BBS, my friends would call (or pre-arrange a time to call) and I'd flip on the 1200 (later 2400 baud) modem, put the floppies in (no hard drive, everything ran off of two 3.5' floppies) and let them go to town. There was an Amiga BBS door game called “Empire” that I ran that we would play against each other that was my favorite game.
Fast forward to 2000-2001, I setup a Synchronet BBS at my house in Grapevine. I had SDSL service with a full 1.5Mps up/down (like a T1!) with a static IP Address and ran everything I ever dreamed of. I moved in late 2001 and the BBS didn't get set back up.
Fast forward to 2020 and I'm trying it again ...