The Discworld was formed, drifting onwards through space atop four elephants on the shell of the giant turtle, Great A'Tuin.
Possibly, as it moves, it gets tangled like a blind man in a cobwebbed house in those highly specialized little space-time strands that try to breed in every history they encounter, stretching them and breaking them and tugging them into new shapes.
Or possibly not, of course. The philosopher Didactylos has summed up an alternative hypothesis as 'Things just happen. What the hell.'—Hogfather (1996)
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
- Aug 13 - Making Souvenirs
- Aug 13 - Mano Rossa tweaks
- Jul 20 - initial weight changes
- Jul 3 - Wizardly Woes
- Jun 30 - Container and Furniture fullness
You can also check out our complete recent developments blog for a longer list of recent game changes!
Quote of the Moment
There was no such thing as a dwarfish female pronoun or, once the children
were on solids, any such thing as women's work.
— (Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant)