Fly with us to the place where dragons dwell
Red Claw is a telnet based talk system cum virtual world. For those that know of MUDS and IRC, Red Claw is a halfway house - it's not a game, but it's not just chat either. Put simply, Red Claw is a fusion of chat and enternainment (is that Chentertainment? - Ed ;) )
Red Claw is chat, it has games, it has it's own monetary system. It's fast, friendly, and a breath of fresh air from all those graphics-intensive instant messengers. The entire system is very complicated to master, yet it can be used in the most basic and newcomer friendly ways as to not be intimidating, which means as your experience grows, there's always something new to learn how to do!
So pull up a chair, and give it a whirl!
(oh, it might be an idea to look at the "getting started" guide from the menu there! :D