A few of us have been mentioning it on the forums, but I'm sure at least half of the people who post now have never been there or heard of it. Liz has given the nod of approval, so I may as well explain what you need and how to reach it.
1. The client. For Windows mIRC
is generally considered the best, when it comes to Macs however
I only know of IRCle being reliable, and I never really liked that as much as mIRC
Liz says to use Colloquy, so check that out instead. Didn't work well when I used it years ago, but they probably updated it enough since. For Linux I'm completely clueless, but I can look up information there if anyone genuinely cares.
2. The server. It's hosted on Lunarnet, which can be reached at irc.lunarnet.org port 6667
. That's a general address, you can get more specific addresses upon connecting but that's what the admins want everyone to use, so that's what I'll post.
3. Setting up. I'm going to be lazy and just link to mIRC's
. There's other things you can do too, like registering your nickname. You use nickserv for that, /ns help to see the commands. Questions about that are probably best asked in the room itself.
Once you sign in, join #rpgfan
, and there you go. Hopefully that's enough for anyone that's interested to get started.
Edit: Mark set up a Mibbit
so people can just click that and to go the room.