But this is the Discworld, which has not only the turtle but also the four giant elephants on which the wide, slowly turning wheel of the world revolves.*
*People wonder how this works, since a terrestrial elephant would be unlikely to bear a revolving load for any length of time without some serious friction burns. But you may as well ask why the axle of a planet doesn't squeak, or where love goes, or what sound yellow makes.—Interesting Times (1994)
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
- Nov 5 - A'Tuin's illness
- Oct 30 - Slippery Hollow
- Sep 30 - Change to the automation rules
- Jun 3 - PK Weekend has started!
- May 20 - PK event
- Mar 18 - Who Nose?
- Feb 24 - Lost, found and lost again?
- Feb 5 - Urban Explorer saves Pallant St General Store from bankruptcy
- Jan 31 - Fiddly Franchises
- Jan 28 - In Flight Security
You can also check out our complete recent developments blog for a longer list of recent game changes!
Quote of the Moment
The net software here did its meltdown trick again at the weekend (it
happens about once every six months — if only everything was as reliable
as WordPerfect 4.2, which only chews up a novel about once every two or
— (Terry Pratchett, alt.fan.pratchett)