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
- Jan 25 - TPA bugfix
- Oct 26 - special changes
- Aug 31 - Lancre Real estate
- May 10 - A Little Bug
- Mar 28 - Scrolls, Broomsticks and Rituals.
- Jan 15 - Breakthrough in Potato Research
- Jan 15 - Leatherworking leathery leather
- Jan 12 - Mo' Memo
- Jan 11 - No, no... stoppit. Get out from there! Arrrrgh.
- Jan 11 - CCC
You can also check out our complete recent developments blog for a longer list of recent game changes!
Quote of the Moment
Currently there's five machines permanently networked here. They *all*
contain the serious core stuff. A couple of the machines are pensioned off
486s, with little other value now. Plus there's two Jaz drives in the
building and the portable also carries a fair amount of stuff. Plus every
Friday a man comes around and carves all the new stuff onto stone slabs and
buries them in the garden... I think I'm okay.
— (Terry Pratchett, alt.fan.pratchett)