This is the Discworld, which travels through space on the back of four elephants which themselves stand on the shell of Great A'Tuin, the sky turtle.
Once upon a time such a universe was considered unusual and, possibly, impossible.
But then ... it used to be so simple, once upon a time...
...A large turtle with a world on its back is practically mundane. At least it doesn't pretend it doesn't exist, and no-one on the Discworld ever tried to prove it didn't exist in case they turned out to be right and found themselves suddenly floating in empty space. This is because the Discworld exists right on the edge of reality. The least little things can break through to the other side.—Witches Abroad (1991)
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
- Dec 6 - Coming of Age
- Dec 6 - Iconographic Innovations
- Nov 17 - Communication History
- Nov 17 - Prying with Precision
- Nov 17 - Gaze and crystal balls
- Oct 27 - Counting Down To Halloween
You can also check out our complete recent developments blog for a longer list of recent game changes!
Quote of the Moment
There will also be the usual welter of 'Good Morning, A Place I've Never
Heard of' shows and, a lovely term, a number of drive-by signings.
— (Terry Pratchett, alt.fan.pratchett)