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
- 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
- Apr 8 - Caught Them All
- Apr 2 - Dangerous Waters
- Apr 1 - Magical Experiment Goes Wrong, Again
- Mar 18 - Who Nose?
- Feb 24 - Lost, found and lost again?
You can also check out our complete recent developments blog for a longer list of recent game changes!
Quote of the Moment
A day ago the future had looked aching and desolate, and now it looked full
of surprises and terror and bad things happening to people... If she had
anything to do with it anyway.
— Granny Weatherwax commits optimism
(Terry Pratchett, Maskerade)