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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. 2253 973
2 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! 1461 486
3 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! 853 368
4 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. 547 209
5 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. 515 284
6 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! 453 255
7 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. 406 180
8 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. 400 123
9 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? 362 90
10 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. 344 97

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11 Always free! 25 years of world-building to explore; fantasy/medieval theme, 5 races, 8 guilds, 11 classes - one brand new this year! Opportunities to learn & join in game development. Friendly active playerbase, careful game balance and rule of law. 327 221
12 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. 308 238
13 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. 306 88
14 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. 304 129
15 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. 301 92
16 Haelrahv is a world that mixes elements of fantasy with sci-fi, with several original races and twelve classes. Role-playing is encouraged but not mandatory. The game is 100% free to play. 286 159
17 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. Excellent webclient, no plugins required. 273 160
18 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! 257 93
19 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. 232 56
20 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! 180 43
21 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! 179 90
22 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. 156 99
23 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. 151 47
24 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! 150 157
25 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. 141 106
26 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! 138 109
27 "Threshold might be an old-fashioned text-based MUD, but it emphasizes roleplaying and story and boasts fervent players." -Computer Games Magazine. Over 22 years in operation and free to play. Join us! 122 65
28 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. 120 17
29 After a long absence Highlands III has returned! 113 41
30 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! 109 108
31 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! 102 20
32 Deathwish MUD is a well-constructed game with a mature, friendly staff, large world and tons of features and additions. 15 races, remort system, DG scripting, player housing. Online since 1994, it's 100% free to play and a great place to call Home! 101 19
33 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. 88 25
34 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? 81 22
35 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. 80 31
36 Storytelling at its best, this role-play game centers around the intrigue of discerning good versus evil in a realm where nothing can be taken for granted. 67 16
37 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 62 22
38 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. 61 19
39 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! 60 29
40 Kallindor offers an environment ripe for adventure with over 100 original areas, 18 races, 5 base classes, and an additional 15 subclasses (chosen at level 30 of 60) to choose from with literally hundreds of new and unique skills and spells. 56 21
41 Dragonball Advent Truth is the first real DBZ mud. Professionally done with over a year of development this DBZ mud redefines the genre. 54 20
42 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! 51 48
43 End of Time is a 100% free Rom based MUD whose theme is primarily Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger / Chrono Cross. It is a highly modified, customized game with a strong emphasis on character customization, well built areas, and a fun atmopshere. 47 39
44 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. 45 19
45 Making love not war since 1989! An adult-only sexually orientated MUD that appeared as the "Vortex" in the book Cybergypsies, and a great place for a second, much naughtier life! 45 23
46 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! 41 44
47 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! 41 19
48 The place where everybody knows your name, since 1997 WaterdeepMUD has provided free and fair entertainment to the masses with a codebase filled with countless changes, a massive world, a dedicated staff and friendly faces. Check us out. 41 17
49 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. 38 15
50 Welcome to Ansalon. A place where stories are told, heroes are made, and legends are born. If you have ever dreamed of taking on the role of one of the many types of characters found in the Dragonlance world, then this is the place for you. 37 9