Through the fathomless deeps of space swims the star turtle Great A'Tuin, bearing on its back the four giant elephants who carry on their shoulders the mass of the Discworld. A tiny sun and moon spin around them, on a complicated orbit to induce seasons, so probably nowhere else in the multiverse is it sometimes necessary for an elephant to cock a leg to allow the sun to go past.—Wyrd Sisters (1988)
Welcome to Discworld MUD
Discworld MUD is a multiplayer, text-based, online game (a MUD, or text MMORPG) based on the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett. On Discworld you will meet many of the characters from those books. Terry's books are humorous fantasy and the game retains the comical, fun feel of the books.
We are a fully-featured and well-established MUD with many possibilities for player interaction: diverse areas totalling over a million rooms, the opportunity to become a member of one of 6 guilds, a citizen of one of the many city-states on the Disc, run your own shop, own your own house, write for the local newspaper, and much more!
The 'playing' menu has links to a number of pages to help you get orientated.
Latest News and Recent Developments
- Jun 3 - PK Weekend has started!
- May 20 - PK event
- Apr 22 - spaces and tms
- Jan 1 - PK Reset
- Dec 28 - Housing Time
- Sep 24 - Corrected Consecrations
- Sep 19 - Remembering Places
- Sep 19 - charming bracelets
- Sep 19 - some default colours
- Aug 13 - Making Souvenirs
You can also check out our complete recent developments blog for a longer list of recent game changes!
Quote of the Moment
The old shaman said carefully, "You didn't just see two men go through
upside down on a broomstick, shouting and screaming at each other, did
you?" The boy looked at him levelly. "Certainly not," he said. The old man
heaved a sigh of relief. "Thank goodness for that," he said. "Neither did I."
— Rincewind and Twoflower take up broomstick flying
(Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic)