A typical BBS system offers message forums, online games, shareware files and E-mail to other users.
Do you have the technological know-how to set one up?
Some of these questions you must answer yourself - but here are some hints to help you get started.
BBS systems typically do not take up much room on a hard drive and do use many CPU cycles.
You can use a slightly older computer that uses Window 2000 or Windows XP, a moderately fast processor, and 1 GB or so of RAM. If you have a modern operating system that supports virtual machines - you can dedicate a VM to the BBS and have it run on it's own CPU core.