Meanwhile, Perl script bots allow users to play classic text adventures via AIM. Neet thought, and one I've had before- a little creative use of pipes- I was actually working on an AIM bash (shell for *nix).
Instructions on how to brew your own sake are kinda handy. That's something I'm definitely gonna give a shot. That and mead.
Damn, now I want booze. Would help my throat too... see?