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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. 698595 357936
2 Rated #1 MUD in the world by Total Gaming PC magazine. 100+ players online, 17 classes from Blademaster to Serpentlord, great documentation, friendly full-time staff. Become a Dragon, lead a city-state, run a mining empire, or dive into our epic PvP! 617867 254055
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. 249289 83113
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! 210618 95668
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! 206599 144760
6 An ancient evil has corrupted much of the land and people, making Lusternia a broken and perilous place. This multi-planar realm sees factions struggle to amass reservoirs of magical energy simply to survive. Hundreds of quests, endless opportunity. 176973 55717
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! 173414 76671
8 The age of the gods is over; the age of mortals has arrived. Blood and death wash the land as mortal factions war and foul creatures roam unopposed. Some are content with mediocrity, but will you be the hero Imperian needs? 169682 65536
9 Darkness shrouds the world of Aetolia as elder gods rise from unearthly prisons! Join us in an eternal struggle between the forces of undeath and mortals. Complex PvP, a mature roleplaying environment, intricate crafting, and multiclassing! Free to play! 163145 55400
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. 125403 71118

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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! 116773 83830
12 AVATAR Mud has many diverse races and classes to choose from, with numerous remort options available.  Our family-friendly environment will emerge you into a fantasy-filled world full of new friends and quests to join you on your journey! Free to play! 113811 63886
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! 101120 40956
14 Always free! 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. 100770 43299
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. 96687 43625
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. 96104 46376
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. 88179 57199
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. 87180 37675
19 Official MUD based on the bestselling books by Raymond Feist. Tensions between the elves and men have never been higher, as each struggles for survival in the wake of war and demonic incursions. PvP, custom crafting system, admin-led events, free-to-play! 79572 22266
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. 73010 29324
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. 70662 33520
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! 58127 18279
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. 58101 15220
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 54001 20783
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. 51880 30537
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 50247 31402
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! 40964 22299
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 33313
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. 37513 20565
30 Set in the expansive world of Thrael, Unwritten Legends is a text-based multiplayer role-playing game of epic proportions. Live the fantasy! 36695 14234
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 26915
32 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. 33856 21000
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! 33856 10778
34 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 17051
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. 32484 14708
36 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! 28228 18891
37 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. 27022 12083
38 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! 26322 8536
39 Will you serve the Empire or will you save the crumbling Republic? Dark Forces are approaching. 26311 9489
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. 23999 8098
41 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! 23997 11889
42 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. 23785 11158
43 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. 23785 3516
44 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 12664
45 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! 23367 7845
46 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. 23354 18140
47 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. 23207 16925
48 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! 22621 12492
49 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. 22288 8989
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! 20187 7749
51 Helliconia is an advanced long-running roleplay, level-restricted playerkilling spectacle. Awaken in a world bursting with combat and adventures. 20011 6280
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 9040
53 Islands of Myth is a very stable LIMA based mud that has been running since July 1996. 19447 9746
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! 18384 6603
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] 17956 17158
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. 17412 4889
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. 16909 6646
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. 16027 12039
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 9490
60 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. 14695 4852
61 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 6273
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. 14314 7632
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. 14096 6622
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! 14031 8923
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 11944
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! 13539 7429
67 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! 13513 6658
68 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. 13335 3708
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. 12453 6890
70 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 5922
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! 12072 6743
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. 11586 7724
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! 11576 4241
74 A True Wheel of Time experience. 11328 7890
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 4612
76 The ZombieMUD. A decade of progress. A plethora of mortals. An unlimited amount of choice. Come play with us. 11025 4891
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! 10947 2696
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! 10260 8733
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 3896
80 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. 9918 2905
81 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! 9807 5995
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. 9536 4256
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 5750
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! 9054 4025
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. 8858 4202
86 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. 8721 5902
87 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! 8568 4239
88 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 4284
89 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 3066
90 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. 8174 6973
91 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! 7783 4015
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. 7671 3256
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. 7385 3433
94 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. 7380 1502
95 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? 7285 5005
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. 6802 2447
97 Phase 3 Beta begins on or about 12/21/15, complete with Ancient Light badge drop, 5 crafting recipes to test, and other features which still require feedback. Sign up for a free beta account today as the world settles into final form! 6663 9660
98 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. 6626 2227
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 2839
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! 6310 3822