What Are Multi-User Dungeons?
MUD stands for Multi-User Dungeon. It is a style of online text game that originated in the late 1970’s. MUDs evolved from computer text adventure games such as Adventure and Zork. Just like these games, early MUDs were generally based on fantasy roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons . There are many different game worlds and styles of MUDs. Most MUDs are fantasy based but there are games with science fiction or even more mundane worlds. Some games are officially or unofficially based on the worlds of fantasy and science fiction writers such as J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, George Lucas, and Anne McCaffery to name a few. As mentioned before MUDs originated from solo roleplaying games (RPGs). Like these games MUDs all have fantasy characters that quest or adventure in the game world. MUDs have combat systems that allow characters to battle with monsters and other creatures alone or in groups. Characters can talk and interact with other characters that are in the same area. Depe