FilePlanet is hosting a promotion with Electronic Arts to bring people a free 15 day trial of Ultima Online Gold. Gold is a fancy way of saying Ultima, plus the first five expansion packs (through Age of Shadows). A credit card is required to simplify billing you after the free trial ends. UO is a good game that might be fun for a two week playthrough however.
LOAF recently suggested a bunch of Wingnuts get together and role play a group of stranded Confederation pilots in the Ultima universe.
Watch the skies! Beware! These huge birds may be those that are called Kilrathi, a mysterious race that only the wisest of sages are privy to. Written about in the ancient tomes, and prophesied of in the most secret of scrolls, the Kilrathi are said to be a race from beyond the skies, from between the stars. Most of the educated scholars who have heard of them, believed them to be fairy stories, conjured to frighten the young ones. But by the virtues, today I believe, and I warrant by the end of today, so shall all of you.