Magicka BBS

Magicka BBS is a bulletin board system (BBS) for UN*X like systems. It is known to run on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly BSD and OpenIndiana(Illumos).

Magicka is meant to be a modern BBS system, using modern technologies, like Sqlite3, long filenames etc while still retaining the classic BBS feel. ANSI, Telnet/SSH, and good old ZModem.

Source Code

Source code can be found in the repository located here.


Documentation is in a seperate repository and is in markdown format. The repository is available here.


Some utiltities have been made for use with Magicka, and / or other BBS Systems.


Magiterm is a telnet / SSH client written using SDL2, it’s aim is to be compatible with modern telnet / SSH bulletin board systems and renders CP437 text and graphics.

MagiChat GUI Client

MagiChat GUI Client is a QT based client for magichat servers. It is available for Windows and in Source form.

MagiChat Door

MagiChat door is a door program for windows and linux that allows other Bulletin Board Systems to connect to a magichat server.