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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. 2331 957
2 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! 1238 969
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! 954 429
4 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! 852 255
5 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. 820 270
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. 532 310
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. 525 283
8 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. 444 186
9 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. 408 167
10 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. 406 259
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11 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. 400 142
12 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? 378 115
13 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] 376 292
14 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. 363 255
15 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. 327 162
16 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! 324 142
17 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. 294 290
18 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! 289 208
19 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. 278 141
20 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! 256 115
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! 248 135
22 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. 231 63
23 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. 198 31
24 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! 176 39
25 "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! 134 34
26 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. 116 25
27 Darklord is a MASSIVE and mostly custom mud with classes, guilds, levels, and skills that train by usage. Home to hundreds of players in the late 90's and into the early 2000's, it has re-opened with a BOOM! Come start your legacy! 108 39
28 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. 95 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! 88 30
30 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 84 24
31 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. 82 21
32 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! 80 33
33 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! 77 99
34 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. 75 15
35 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. 74 18
36 Innovating for nearly 30 years, Genesis remains a vibrant community of enthusiastic and welcoming players, with opportunities from your favorite fantasy genres to offer you. 10-20 new players join every day. Maybe you will be the next? 73 36
37 Cybersphere 72 25
38 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! 64 55
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! 62 19
40 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. 62 20
41 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. 56 26
42 Engaging Medieval Fantasy, CircleMUD Heavily Modified. 52 23
43 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! 50 77
44 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. 49 23
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! 48 27
46 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. 47 27
47 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. 47 22
48 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! 46 52
49 A mish-mash of mid-fantasy, gaslamp, frontier western, and post-apocalyptic themes. With no "levels" and several activity options outside combat, one can be whatever they wish in CLOK and still have an impact on the world and its inhabitants. 46 41
50 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. 43 24