This is the Discworld – flat, circular, and carried through space on the back of four elephants who stand on the back of Great A'tuin, the only turtle ever to feature on the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, a turtle ten thousand miles long, dusted with the frost of dead comets, meteor-pocked, albedo-eyed. No-one knows the reason for all this, but it's probably quantum.
Much that is weird could happen on a world on the back of a turtle like that.—Pyramids (1989)
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 28 - Scrolls, Broomsticks and Rituals.
- Apr 14 - Broomstick flight GP cost
- Apr 14 - Ritual GP Costs
- Apr 13 - Confusing Constabulary
- Apr 1 - Horses
- Mar 30 - Special Scheduling
You can also check out our complete recent developments blog for a longer list of recent game changes!
Quote of the Moment
"While I'm still confused and uncertain, it's on a much higher plane, d'you
see, and at least I know I'm bewildered about the really fundamental and
important facts of the universe."
Treatle nodded. "I hadn't looked at it like that," he said, "But you're
absolutely right. He's really pushed back the boundaries of ignorance."
— Discworld scientists at work
(Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites)