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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. 2004 821
2 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. 1164 378
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! 1161 398
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. 668 237
5 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! 572 379
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. 491 117
7 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. 454 103
8 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! 405 108
9 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! 398 188
10 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! 374 174

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11 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! 315 159
12 Starmourn is the premiere sci-fi MUD, designed and developed from the ground up by the MUD leaders at Iron Realms. Highly-customizable starships, unique hacking system, all-original universe. Launched Dec '18. Come blast off and make your legend now! 296 143
13 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! 275 110
14 Updated Oct/2020! We got active userbase even in 2020. It's free. It's advanced. It's unique. Huge, all original world with a line-of-sight world map. Simply said, it's probably the coolest dungeon on the net. 272 112
15 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. 263 86
16 "Threshold might be an old-fashioned text-based MUD, but it emphasizes roleplaying and story and boasts fervent players." -Computer Games Magazine. Over 23 years in operation and free to play. Join us! 254 181
17 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. 233 95
18 Started in 1992, it has undergone decades of development to become one of the most evolved games around. Kallisti boasts a massive original world, great atmosphere of long time players, and so much more. telnet://kallistimud.com 4000 230 173
19 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! 226 85
20 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. 187 86
21 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! 157 38
22 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! 156 85
23 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. 154 107
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 148 52
25 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. 144 53
26 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. 129 32
27 Explore the myths and legends of history! From the Faerie Courts to Sherwood Forest, to Victorian London. Over 60 areas, RP/pkill encouraged, unique codebase and friendly players. Opened in 1994 and still updated with new content. Come forge your legend! 114 39
28 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. 88 31
29 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! 80 58
30 Deathwish MUD is a well-balanced game with a mature, friendly staff, large world and tons of features and additions. 15 races, remort system, DG scripting, player housing. No pwipes, nothing mandatory or enforced. 100% free to play! 72 27
31 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! 71 84
32 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. 67 22
33 One of the oldest and best muds on the net today, fast approaching its 30th year. Sporting a vast array of features, professional administrators and a legion of dedicated players, isn't it time you joined us? 61 58
34 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. 49 24
35 After a long absence Highlands III has returned! 46 21
36 Cybersphere is a cyberpunk roleplaying MOO set in the dark future of America, after nuclear war has left the world a shattered shell and corporations risen to claim power. 38 20
37 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! 34 28
38 Home of the CoffeeMud code base. 33 26
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. 32 24
40 LoD is a new game based off of the Owner's original Fantasy series. We already have over 40 races, 10 classes, multiple continents, and a powerful unique OLC clan system. We are free to play, and will be for life. Come try us out! 31 26
41 Engaging Medieval Fantasy, CircleMUD Heavily Modified. 31 17
42 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. 29 23
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44 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! 24 26
45 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! 22 29
46 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. 22 27
47 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! 20 20
48 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. 18 25
49 Multi-Classing, Sub Classing, Crafting, Intense Strategic PVP, Object Interaction, Farming Crops, Mining, Digging, Ships, Questing, Multiple Planes of Existence, and so much more! 18 25
50 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! 17 25