The Duke of Claire has put together a BuddyPress/WordPress installation to fill the void from the death of the PHPBB version of Locals. I have been curious as to how BuddyPress works and am interested in how extendable and adaptable it will be over time, so I joined up. Here are the instructions:
1. Go to sceneatlantic.com
2. Make an account
3. Post in the forums to your hearts content.