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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. 2089 956
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! 1027 547
3 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! 966 470
4 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! 833 399
5 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! 691 265
6 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. 592 360
7 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. 538 243
8 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. 440 255
9 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. 432 342
10 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! 392 170
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11 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. 388 232
12 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. 381 190
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! 376 215
14 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. 372 152
15 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. 370 137
16 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. 365 174
17 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! 355 221
18 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. 342 139
19 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. 306 299
20 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! 286 432
21 Starmourn is an upcoming epic sci-fi MUD from the leader in MUDs - Iron Realms Entertainment. Come visit our site to learn about the game and sign up for the email list, so you can get weekly news about its progress and early access to the beta! 257 298
22 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? 252 30
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! 250 54
24 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. 229 31
25 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. 212 35
26 "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! 136 37
27 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. 136 26
28 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. 118 22
29 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! 118 30
30 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. 109 30
31 The center of creativity and boundless innovation for 10 years. Stability AND Innovation. With over a dozen unique guilds and tens of thousands of rooms, this mud takes years to explore, but is comfortable enough for novices or experts alike. 100 26
32 Forgotten Kingdoms is an RPI (Role-Play Intensive) game which is set in the Forgotten Realms multiverse and uses the d20 rule system. 250 unique areas, 26 player races, 4 major classes (50 guilds), more than 300 spells, and a loot reward table. 97 53
33 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! 93 29
34 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. 78 28
35 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! 78 17
36 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. 76 21
37 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! 73 80
38 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. 72 25
39 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 71 18
40 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! 70 24
41 Cybersphere 70 23
42 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! 66 65
43 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. 61 20
44 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. 61 15
45 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! 53 13
46 The vast and changing world of Rhia has grown once more as strange visitors from distant shores have happened onto the continent we call home. Dark Risings, open since 1998, is populated by players and staff that will help to make your RP come to life! 51 12
47 Dragonball Advent Truth is the first real DBZ mud. Professionally done with over a year of development this DBZ mud redefines the genre. 50 15
48 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. 48 18
49 Leyya's Playground. Between Zewwi's Cave and Niruel's Sky. Raised by Voorg. Embraced by Agon's Sea. And watched by the Watcher. 46 11
50 Step into The Wheel of Time, weave your thread into the pattern in a myriad of ways good, bad and suprising, across many lands. Be an Aes Sedai, Child of Light, Gleeman, Craftsman, Lord, Maiden, Warrior, or Wise One and live your dreams if you dare. 46 8