We've added support for ATOM newsfeeds on the board. This means that in addition to using the site as you do in your browser, you can also use any newsreader that supports ATOM newsfeeds. I've enabled feeds board-wide, per-forum, and per-topic.
The standard phpBB feed is ATOM format, NOT RSS, some feed readers may not be able to properly read the ATOM format. Although valid ATOM, it is quite unusual structured. There are no plans to add RSS format support with phpBB 3.x.
Security, access rights and passworded
The feed will show forums according your user credentials, if you have not logged in to the board, the feed will use Guests rights. Once you have logged in, your browser will keep the credentials wich may be passed to the feed and show forums accordingly.
Contents of Passworded forums are not shown at all.
You should see a browser feed icon, and depending on what page of the board you are viewing one ore more different feeds can be selected from the feed icon pull-down menu (for that specific feed, for the general ePlaya feed, and for the new topics feed).
I've configured the feeds to display 30 items, and we'll see how it goes from there (I'm wary of setting that to some really high number, since that would just dump a lot of stuff on people and potentially affect the board's performance). If you're a newsreader junkie, please feel free to send me a private message to let me know how it works for you.