RoD is the pinnacle of all SMAUG based MUDs... as would be expected of the original. Complex gameplay, well-considered class and race spells/affects/attributes. Competant RP community and pkill optional.
I've played for about nine years straight and have no sense of boredom with the gameplay. The player base is steady, often helpful, and always ready to debate something spammy on avtalk. =p
Friendly to newbies(some of us =p), and free to play... nearly endless rooms, puzzles and NPC's to slaughter. Come check us out!