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
- Mar 12 - RIP Sir Terry
- Jan 25 - TPA bugfix
- Oct 26 - special changes
- Aug 31 - Lancre Real estate
- May 10 - A Little Bug
- Mar 14 - Playerlinks Updated
- Feb 27 - Pfffffffffffffffffffffhut. Ach, there goes another one.
- Feb 26 - Distorted reality
- Feb 25 - Wonderful Websites, Lovely Links
- Feb 14 - further fiddling with the combat formulas
You can also check out our complete recent developments blog for a longer list of recent game changes!
Quote of the Moment
"What is this thing, anyway?" said the Dean, inspecting the implement in
"It's called a shovel," said the Senior Wrangler. "I've seen the gardeners
use them. You stick the sharp end in the ground. Then it gets a bit
— (Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man)