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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. 664479 341455
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. 597070 246530
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. 239030 79280
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! 205463 93861
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! 203037 142787
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! 171134 53951
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! 166503 74263
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! 161037 63046
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! 156963 53500
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. 119035 69027

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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! 114750 82178
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! 111353 62397
13 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. 93293 45709
14 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! 92891 37537
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. 92568 42397
16 Learn the secrets of the Shapeshifter Enclave and master its many forms. Large high quality mud featuring cohesive world theme, careful balance, and rule of law. Large active playerbase. Free to play without limitations! 89836 37749
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. 87610 56927
18 Join the battle for North Ithilien as Mordor faces Gondor 300 years before the War of the Rings. Come live in Tolkien's Middle-earth in a professional-quality, elaborately-crafted RPI MUD. Free. 86835 37456
19 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. 71919 28953
20 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! 70209 19885
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. 67204 32270
22 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 53148 20417
23 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! 52402 16423
24 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. 51834 30439
25 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. 49675 11857
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 48400 30223
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! 39942 21717
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 33247
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. 37499 20515
30 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. 36329 26865
31 Set in the expansive world of Thrael, Unwritten Legends is a text-based multiplayer role-playing game of epic proportions. Live the fantasy! 36012 13935
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 16954
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! 32709 10397
34 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. 32440 14588
35 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. 32232 20450
36 Will you serve the Empire or will you save the crumbling Republic? Dark Forces are approaching. 26309 9415
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! 23997 7655
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. 23811 9604
39 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. 23525 7834
40 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 12612
41 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. 23224 17955
42 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! 23144 7627
43 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. 22997 16732
44 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. 22554 10846
45 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. 22198 8882
46 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! 22124 12209
47 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. 20178 2710
48 Helliconia is an advanced long-running roleplay, level-restricted playerkilling spectacle. Awaken in a world bursting with combat and adventures. Join our FORUM on aveks-tver.ru/helli/phpbb2/ PLAY Helliconia at 217.10.9.41 9000 !! 20 years strong !! 20010 6231
49 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 8998
50 Islands of Myth is a very stable LIMA based mud that has been running since July 1996. 19383 9621
51 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! 19317 7458
52 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 of intrigue, law & lawlessness. 18931 11768
53 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! 18456 10082
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 mud.arctic.org:2700! 18320 6455
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 www.swmud.org! [FREE] 17837 16825
56 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. 16580 6449
57 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. 15861 4455
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. 15700 11866
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 9431
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 6230
61 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. 14008 6474
62 Topple giants and vanquish villains as you struggle to increase your might and valor. Kingdom based communities, with 20 classes and 36 races to choose from. Test your skill and fortitude against the many fearsome denizens of the Lands of Aethar. 13853 8734
63 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. 13643 7303
64 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 11888
65 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. 13642 4540
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! 13528 7377
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. 12475 3391
68 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 5849
69 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. 12343 6765
70 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! 11945 6557
71 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. 11567 7655
72 A True Wheel of Time experience. 11328 7827
73 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 4552
74 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! 11115 4033
75 The ZombieMUD. A decade of progress. A plethora of mortals. An unlimited amount of choice. Come play with us. 10913 4726
76 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! 10247 8690
77 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! 9801 5949
78 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. 9720 3713
79 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. 9399 2697
80 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 5712
81 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. 9330 4060
82 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! 9033 3962
83 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! 8842 3411
84 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! 8539 4164
85 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! 8456 2251
86 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 4235
87 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 2996
88 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. 8032 6692
89 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. 7799 3124
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! 7658 3906
91 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. 7379 3368
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. 7324 3038
93 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. 6448 2774
94 Savage fast-action high fantasy multi-user dungeon world launching again with a new 3D client in late 2014. 6394 9365
95 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. 6362 2001
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. 6320 2125
97 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? 6250 4289
98 An adult-oriented mud about sex, BDSM, Mistresses, Masters and slaves as well as vampires and werewolves, but everyone is invited to roleplay and relax with us. 6124 8744
99 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! 6032 3622
100 Web and iPhone GUI's (playbedlam.com) set apart this intelligent hack'n'slash loot fest. Random & randomized loot, custom quest system. Based on the original zones of AnotherWorld. Hunt for artifacts, solve puzzles, take down tough bosses. 6010 1177