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1 Big enough to have a community, small enough to still care. Constant innovation. Detailed and extensive academy. Real-time overhead map, realistic world, hundreds of players online, countless features, pure and simple fun. Also, no player wipes, ever. 684347 352414
2 High-fantasy, original codebase, full-time professional staff. Roleplaying backed by strong mechanics in a player-run world. Become a Dragon, dominate our legendary PvP, sail the high seas, get rich through trade and crafting, lead a religion, and more. 607357 250935
3 Rated #1 non-commercial MUD in the world by Total PC Gaming magazine. Discworld combines the richness of Pratchett's novels with a deeply detailed game world. Under constant development since 1992 - like a fine wine, we've only gotten better with age. 246561 82003
4 Adventure, politics and war await you in this life of swords, sorcery, deception, and honor. With 17 diverse, balanced classes, 250+ unique areas, deep RP, limited items, and XP-based PK, we've expanded, adapted, and improved for 20+ years. 100% free! 210102 95431
5 "Threshold might be an old-fashioned text-based MUD, but it emphasizes roleplaying and story and boasts fervent players." -Computer Games Magazine. Over 18 years in operation and free to play. Join us! 205569 144326
6 From Iron Realms Entertainment! This incredible MUD includes over 600 quests, 700+ abilities/spells, intense PvP combat, customizeable player governments, dynamic economy, and an emphasis on extra-planar travel. Free to play! 175322 55147
7 Zalanthas: a harsh low-technology desert where settlements and shelter are few and far between, and once you're within the walls, you may not actually be any safer. Over two decades old, this Roleplay Intensive MUD is free to play. New website! 170118 75437
8 Experience a fragile world ravaged by war. A unique setting, highly tactical and ever-changing player combat, innovative classes, and more. Become a city leader, a renowned tactician, rich merchant, or start your own religion - the choices are endless! 166294 64538
9 Enter a world where men can be beasts, vampires prey upon mortals, and even simple reality may be mere lies. Complex PvP, mature roleplaying environment, intricate crafting and class system. Free to play! 160993 54707
10 Realms of Despair is the ever growing home of the SMAUG codebase. Completely free, RoD offers over 150 original, unique areas and offers rp, pk, a multitude of guilds, orders, clans, sects, and nation based organizations. RoD has something for everyone. 123590 70528

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11 Demanding roleplay, strong guilds, advanced economics, deadly politics, and in depth religion. Unique ships offering weapons, pirates, whaling, and deep sea fishing. Join a merchant caravan, a sea armada, or tip an ale in the tavern in our FREE World! 116404 83477
12 We have 24 races and 7 classes initially available, and over 200 *unique* areas to explore. Our family-friendly player community, from all ages and walks of life, makes it *the* place to find life-long friends! 113187 63442
13 Free & online since 1993, WOTmud is a *remarkably* complex, challenging and immersive MUD, set in Robert Jordan's fantasy "Wheel of Time" universe. The PK is fierce, and roleplay is as realistic and exciting as possible. Try us out today! 98871 40231
14 Over 20 years of world-building to explore; fantasy/medieval theme, 5 races, 8 guilds, 10 classes. Opportunity to become a Wizard: learn and participate in game development. Friendly active playerbase, careful game balance and rule of law. Free to play! 96767 41213
15 Where Roleplay and Tactics Collide! Roleplay required, roleplay rewarded. Unique quests, enormous map and one-of-a-kind areas. No global channels. Free to play for 15 years. Website help and forums available. 95646 43338
16 Immerse yourself in The Eternal-City, the best Roman fantasy RPG on the net. With a vast array of skillsets, an unparalleled combat system, incredible role-playing opportunities and more. Free to play. Role-play is mandatory. 94291 45924
17 The vast wilderness of Alyria beckons! Seafaring, PvP, religions, player-run shops, player-built houses and clan-halls. Overhead map and compass. Hundreds of bosses challenge you, with thousands of quests - entirely free! Sight-impaired friendly. 88057 57121
18 Join the battle for Mirkwood in the years before the Battle of Five Armies! Come live in Tolkien's Middle-earth in a professional-quality, elaborately-crafted RPI MUD. Free. 87128 37612
19 Official MUD based on the New York Times-bestselling books by Raymond Feist. Create a cult to the gods, establish a spanning trade empire, lead your nation's armies into battle against your enemies, or even rise to become Witch-king of the Northlands! 77143 21606
20 A free, high quality PK/RP mud catering to people looking for higher standard PK and RP environment. Try us out via a custom client available on our webpage - no download required. 72817 29207
21 It's free. It's advanced. It's unique. Over 100 players online on average. Huge, all original world with a line-of-sight world map. Simply said, it's probably the coolest dungeon on the net. 69258 32858
22 A vast, detailed fantasy world where playerkilling is encouraged, roleplay is a requirement. Battle between heroes of Law and Chaos, Good and Evil, rages throughout the night. Experience the whirlwind! All 100% FREE! 56589 17737
23 Founded in 1990, BatMUD is the leading LPMUD on the Internet. A fantasy/medieval themed, lasting experience with an incredibly rich Realm. Also offers a highly customizable game client. Play for free w/ hundreds of others on-line. Constantly developed. 55648 14241
24 Warrior, Mage, Farmer, Blacksmith, Thief, Assassin, Guildmaster, Noble - Forge your Destiny in the lands of Ferdarchi. Skill-based, classless, levelless with an extensive crafting system. Est. 1991 with an active coding staff. 100% Original & Free 53719 20669
25 Experience the Wheel of Time world in a whole new way: in an Age ravaged by the Last Battle. The time lace has been broken, the barrier between dream and reality shattered. Weaves. Clans. Crafting. Huge World. 51853 30491
26 Merentha is a world full of adventure and fun. Sail the seas, soar through the sky, discover our world. Merentha isn't just a game, it's an experience. Come play with us, it's your adventure 49181 30659
27 Now over a decade old, Distant Lands is a (100% FREE) fun and exciting role playing game. It features a completely custom world and largely custom codebase. Distant Lands is constantly growing and changing as new features are added. If you are looking for a game to call home, this is it! 40142 22002
28 3 lines of text simply can’t do it justice. If interested, come log on, join the world of characters and immerse yourself in what Feudal Realms has to offer, including expanded races and classes, and a huge all-original world. 100% Free! 39091 33287
29 Welcome to a world where a time-honored cliché of weapons and warlocks is enhanced by wit and humor. With a good deal of home-made coding and a fine blend of new and stock rooms, DM creates an atmosphere perfect for almost any mudder with a taste for fun. 37512 20549
30 Set in the expansive world of Thrael, Unwritten Legends is a text-based multiplayer role-playing game of epic proportions. Live the fantasy! 36450 14137
31 Celebrate our 15th Anniversary! Join a world rich in history, exploding with quality RP and a thriving, friendly community and staff. Play a Dragon! Enter a land where you make a difference and your imagination is your only limitation. 36332 26895
32 The new OtherSpace is set in the year 2650 in Hiverspace. We combined characters from OS: The Farthest Star (Year 3009), OS: Millennium (Year 4009), and Chiaroscuro into one exotic playerbase aboard a sentient space station called Comorro. Join us today! 33415 17009
33 Xyllomer offers a huge and complex player-governed world in an original fantasy setting. Roleplay is strongly emphasized. It is entirely up to you if you partake in the constant struggle of the 'good' vs. the 'dark' side. It's free to play! 33363 10617
34 Rich in detail and with realistic game play, Geas is the MUD that you have been looking for. Featuring a classless, level-less system, a world which has been created from scratch and an unparalleled combat system. Roleplay is mandatory and enforced. 33227 20832
35 A subtly gothic theme with evocative descriptions and a skill-based, classless system. Crafted with realism for a strictly in character audience. Friendly OOC community & Free since '96. 32469 14668
36 Will you serve the Empire or will you save the crumbling Republic? Dark Forces are approaching. 26309 9458
37 Since 1994, thousands of people have found high adventure in Tolkien's world at the award-winning The Two Towers MUD. Battle fierce enemies, go on dangerous quests, and make friends and meet new people in this rich, dynamic world. Free to play! 26099 8454
38 Think you're smart? Then try the many challenges 4 Dimensions offers. A Mud where success is not determined on your RL wallet or how much time you spend bashing mobs. The players that really get to the top in 4D are the ones who like to use their heads. 25907 11190
39 The most complex and highly-developed MUD, evolving since 1996. Advanced combat, magic, & skill systems, unique guilds & races. Craft gear, open a shop, own a home, explore for hours. Hundreds playing in a rich world. Now with F2P! 25251 16504
40 Harshlands invites you to live on the isle of Hârn. A free, role-play required MUD, gritty medieval, low fantasy world based on N. R. Crossby's Hârnworld. Feudal and Republic governments nestled in an isle of intrigue. 23802 7997
41 Continuing the tradition of the Sojourn family of MUDs, Toril features a richly detailed and completely original Forgotten Realms based world. Join the ranks of Sojourners today to discover the unsurpassed gameplay waiting for you on TorilMUD. 23641 11074
42 A world of high fantasy where light and darkness vie for supremacy beneath the vigilant watch of the Empire. 3 cities. 15 races. 37 guilds. Ongoing plot lines and weekly GM-run quests, their courses determined by you. Roleplay intensive. Free play. 23434 12641
43 60+ races, 20+ guilds, 6 worlds, plenty of attitude! Open since 1994, we've got it all, from Mages to Monks, Dragons to Dragonslayers, Fighters to Fallen! 23302 7772
44 Free *graphical* client with real-time overhead map. 530+ skills/spells, 396+ quests, 120+ classes, 70+ races, huge world that suggests areas based on your power. Quest progress tracked. Morality system based on your decisions. Unique Player Crafting. 23260 18064
45 Three dozen races! Numerous professions and careers! Hundreds of quests! All on a stable Java-based engine! Dawn of the Ages offers countless possible combinations to explore and roleplay. 23124 16842
46 A highly social/political, anthro role-playing game. Many races and cultures. Set during a renaissance - muskets, magic and science! Become involved as noble houses vie for control and guilds strive for power. Which side will you take? Free trial. 22718 3199
47 Completely free, totally addictive! Large original world with an overhead map. Newbie friendly. Active Admins. Multi-tier clan system. Restricted PK. Custom multiclass system with unlimited character development. Ships, 5 continents and built-in triggers! 22394 12389
48 Experience the religiously torn land of Tharel! Enjoy roleplay supported optional pk, exploration bonuses, 12 religions, player run clans, monthly Immortal ran quests, a unique world layout (80% original rooms), long term game consistency. 22214 8935
49 Played by thousands of people worldwide, GemStone IV is the largest and longest running massively multiplayer text-based game ever. Experience our rich roleplaying environment and exciting combat, profession, and magic systems for yourself! Now with F2P! 21736 11136
50 Welcome friend! Come immerse yourself in one of the largest and most advanced online games in existence. With over 500 areas, a plethora of quests to choose from and many incredibly themed guilds, 3Kingdoms offers you endless worlds of adventure! 20030 7656
51 Helliconia is an advanced long-running roleplay, level-restricted playerkilling spectacle. Awaken in a world bursting with combat and adventures. 20011 6264
52 Sharune II - Rise of the Damned is a FREE fantasy mud based on an unique theme. Possibly one of the largest mud worlds around with several hundreds of handwritten zones! Features a custom game client Firebolt by Mythicscape! 19925 9022
53 Islands of Myth is a very stable LIMA based mud that has been running since July 1996. 19414 9691
54 Dragonlance here! Online since 1992, the world of Krynn features 25.000+ original rooms, mobs and limited objects, very realistic detail. Explore, pkill, socialize - make friends with hundreds of players from around the globe. Join! 18354 6540
55 For 15+ years, SWmud has continued to improve along with the books & movies. 22 races, 40 planets, 10 guilds, many non-required quests, and THE BEST 3-D space piloting system. RP is not enforced, PK is optional. Learn more at! [FREE] 17926 17057
56 The Prophecies of the Pattern world offers a unique twist and interpretation on the “Wheel of Time Series created by Robert Jordan”. In POTP we strive to make the game as close to the series as possible. 16951 4805
57 A MUD that has existed for nearly 20 years, with many players and wizards who have been around for the same amount of time. A fantasy experience that is incredibly rich in detail, and growing every single day. Come and experience the Tsunami. 16793 6569
58 GateWay is one of the oldest MUDs in existence, having been founded in 1990. GateWay has been under development since that time, resulting in a diverse world with a rich history. 15933 11960
59 Run by a dedicated team of immortals and featuring hundreds of abilities, six races, three continents, guilds, families, player formed societies, player governed cities, sailing, trading, an extensive combat/healing system, and more. 15340 9467
60 Enter a gritty Post-Apocalyptic world of action, survival horror and science fiction. Led by an experienced staff of plot-twisting Storytellers and powered by superior code, Atonement re-invents what an RPG is capable of. -100% Free, Always- 14641 6253
61 MUME is a free game based upon J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, continuously enhanced since '91. Players can explore and live in this meticulously crafted world and join the epic War between the forces of the Dark Lord and the armies of the West. 14325 4749
62 Midnight Sun is a strictly medieval fantasy LPmud. It is an easy place to get started, but also hides a lot of complexity and challenges. Travel through our world by foot or hitchhike yourself a ride on the back of a dragon. 14143 7541
63 We are one of the most successful Diku MUDS ever with almost 15 years of existence. Our world is 100% original comprising of over 21,000 rooms and 8,000 mobiles. We have great Immortals and even better players. SlothMUD is 100% FREE, please stop by. 14057 6565
64 We offer quick leveling so you can get into the action faster, over 100 unique areas to explore, over 6,000 class combinations, player owned housing and shops, daily quests, professions, crafting, and so much more than you can fit into 255 characters! 14029 8892
65 Established in 1991, Medievia is one of the most feature rich games ever made. Clanships, mobfactions, dragon lairs, bloodlines, serpents, clantowns, towngames, and much more. Visit our new WWW site and check out our latest features. 13642 11923
66 **TOTALLY FREE** The loyal player base is a testament to the unique qualities of Zeb - simple on the surface but with great detail and imagination underneath. Our dedicated Newbie Helpers will get you started quickly. Come play! 13536 7401
67 You awaken, dressed in linen wrappings and bereft of memory. It is a Castle split in twain, a home to ancient peoples, a place of new opportunity. Mystery, romance, chivalry, fantasy, and intrigue combine in the story of Castle Marrach. 13213 3645
68 AoD is a high quality unique world with a rapidly growing playerbase and newbie friendly environment. We provide a medieval-fantasy atmosphere to game in where fantasy becomes reality and your dreams and desires are brought to life. 12363 6815
69 A raceless and classless mud with all original areas, built-in puzzles, randomized quest areas, player made equipment, very interactive mobiles, and a free client. 12349 5893
70 Rumors abound of dragons and wyverns across Archai, a medieval world of six elemental deities including Light and Shadow. Featuring a unique merchant system, politics, PvP tournaments, and crafting in a rich, role-play enforced environment. Free to play! 12062 5641
71 No life is known where DarkWind has blown. Originally launched in 1993! Imaginative storytelling, pulse-racing excitement. 5 continents, saved gear, and multiple characters allowed! 12041 6688
72 A growing world filled with fantasy and adventure, mystery and intrigue. Explore the dark corners of death, quest for grand adventure, lead your guild to become the greatest.... it's all here. Just watch out for the llamas. 11579 7692
73 Jedimud takes a unique approach to twisting jedi legend into a medieval fantasy setting. We are proud to be able to say that JediMUD has been up and running since April of 1992. Stop by and see just why we're still around! 11404 4174
74 A True Wheel of Time experience. 11328 7869
75 A recipe for fun, add 4 tiers of multiclasses, PK when you're ready, RP for flavor, Clans, Aquests, helpful Imms, new areas, player homes, Tourneys & your imagination to a Rot base & you've got adventure. Your imagination is your only limitation. 11272 4588
76 The ZombieMUD. A decade of progress. A plethora of mortals. An unlimited amount of choice. Come play with us. 10991 4832
77 Unravel demonic plots, slay mighty dragons or end the bloody reign of a false god. Quest across the world or in bizarre extraplanar realms. Group with friends or create an army of minions. Custom codebase, multiclass and free to play since 1995! 10356 2576
78 MT is a FREE MUD with hundreds of unique zones, AI scripts that interact with players, classes like Psionist or Necro which can become a Mindflayer or DeathMage! Arena-type battlefield, 2 character multi-playing, gem socketing!! Come check us out! 10255 8717
79 Avendar is an all-original fantasy based MUD. Dozens of unique classes, a rich history, intricate languages and economy, highly interactive and crafted areas, among other things, you're guaranteed to find something new. Roleplaying is enforced. 9918 3858
80 No Rules! No Imms! Player-run mud! Evil killers are needed for the darkness clan. Rise in power with the aid of evil, mighty Exodus. Join his reign of terror today! Crush the pacifist majority. Surpass everyone and even assault your own clanmates! 9805 5978
81 Multi-MUD, a unique blend of fantasy, nowadays and sci-fi worlds. The website features an introduction to Multi-MUD, newbie guide, hand painted maps of the lands, and much more. 9736 2834
82 A mystical land with three realms, twelve unique guilds. From Templar to Forsaken to Merchants, where you can choose from two of eight specialities. Random dungeons and intelligent NPCs. 9391 4167
83 Join a land replete with chaos, out of sync with time itself and fraught with unique problems. A mixture of vast untamed wilderness and solid civilizations. Your challenge: Live within the Legend - Live your online life. 9334 5734
84 Explore the myths and legends of mankind's history! Complex world, rp/pkill encouraged, opened to the public in 1994, unique codebase and friendly players and help system. Always free to play! Come make yourself a part of history! 9053 4008
85 DUMII is a medieval fantasy roleplaying adventure game with magic, monsters and quests. Its user-friendly gameplay makes it the perfect mud for first-time players. Active since 1990, it has a unique world and a game engine inspired by early abermuds. 8673 3951
86 Once, all was balance. Trolls, dragons, vampires, and others of Grendel's children warred against each other, and all was well. Then the uglies came. The humans. A new war has begun. As a monster of Uthgol, you are the instrument of Grendel's Revenge! 8553 4208
87 Isles of Aedin is a completely free to play, 100% community based fantasy roleplaying game based on original lore and a fully custom codebase. With a very active and player-conscious staff, there are regular updates and world expansions. 8215 4263
88 Started in 1996, War of Gods is the best player-killing mud with well balanced class system offering a unique gameplay and a very detailed and consistent world with rich history. Don't hesitate and join neverending war between light and darkness. 8214 3037
89 A highly evolved Shadowrun MUD set in Seattle in the year 2064. A constantly updating codebase and new zones being added regularly. Roleplay is optional. 8140 6888
90 A rich and detailed fantasy world where your path is limited only by your imagination - Become a mighty Emperor ruling over a great city state or a cut-throat pirate, a feared warlord or a peaceful magical artificer, or anything else your fate commands! 7777 3982
91 Serious code supported RPG set in the dark future (+85 years) of a city in a geodesic dome. Heavy influences from popular sci-fi movies and novels. Friendly player base and helpful staff. 7709 5264
92 The Edge of Creation has a unique history containing lots of original & stock areas. Extensive range of races, classes, guilds & orders. 100 player levels, specialized subclasses at level 20. Newbie friendly, but offer much for experienced players. 7549 3188
93 Solace is a MUD based on the Dragonlance world. It has been expanded and improved for 9+ years. We offer 11 balanced classes, 10 races, more than 500 unique skills and spells and more than 200 unique areas, clans and societies. 7383 3412
94 With ten different guilds boasting distinct playstyles, over 30000 rooms to explore among eight different planets and the opportunity to participate in our seasonal events, what's stopping you from joining our active playerbase? 7254 4917
95 Free forever. Sleek web & iOS apps. An intelligent hack-n-slash high fantasy loot fest. Original world, random loot, custom quest & guild systems, unique take on crafting. Hunt for artifacts, solve puzzles, take down tough bosses. 6959 1394
96 Hundreds of levels, 15 classes, 60 races, thousands of quests, and a great community. Features include achievement system, stances, tattoos, customizable equipment, and puzzle-based remort. Over 10,000 rooms of unique content to explore. Fantasy based. 6647 2342
97 Many original classes, races, subclasses and subraces, equipment, areas and a host of other things! Come join us in the realm of fantasy and magic. 6615 2170
98 Savage fast-action high fantasy multi-user dungeon world. Beta signup has arrived at long last! Please visit our site and complete the beta form if you are interested in some pumpkin-based load testing this Halloween! 6550 9536
99 Time for you to take your one chance. This is the chance you have been waiting for your entire life. Leave your dull, tired life behind. Enter a world where glory is yours for the taking. 6449 2818
100 We've been open since 1995, but I'm currently developing a completey original MUD that will be truly heartpounding, with an immersive world that will be fun for newbies and challenging for veterens alike. I'm always looking for Help with the new game! 6214 3753