I have just learned how to use apprentice, and I am itching for a game. So, if anyone is interested in beating the crap out of me, on the regular, I would be more than happy to be your practice dummy.
Next thing to do, if you haven't already, is to download mIRC from www.mirc.com. It is a chat program that lets you talk to many other players at a time. Download that and get it set up, then go to Newnet and join #bdchat. Then you can pick up a game whenever you want.
i did all of that already, now I'm looking for those that want to play