The Discworld was formed, drifting onwards through space atop four elephants on the shell of the giant turtle, Great A'Tuin.
Possibly, as it moves, it gets tangled like a blind man in a cobwebbed house in those highly specialized little space-time strands that try to breed in every history they encounter, stretching them and breaking them and tugging them into new shapes.
Or possibly not, of course. The philosopher Didactylos has summed up an alternative hypothesis as 'Things just happen. What the hell.'—Hogfather (1996)
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!
There is no cost to play Discworld MUD, it is developed and maintained entirely by volunteers. You can login and create a character with any java-capable web browser simply by clicking on the 'play now' link to the left.
The 'playing' menu has links to a number of pages to help you get orientated.
You can also check out our recent developments blog for more game changes!
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Quote of the Moment
"Are you a physicist?"
"Me? I don't know anything about science!"
"Marvellous! Ideal qualification!"
— (Terry Pratchett, Johnny and the Dead)