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MUME, Multi-Users in Middle-earth, is a free multiplayer roleplaying game based upon J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth that has been continuously enhanced since the fall of 1991.

In MUME players can explore more than 26,000 open rooms and live in this meticulously crafted world during its late Third Age, and possibly join the Epic War between the forces of the Dark Lord and the armies of the West. [Do you want to learn more?]

Do you want to start playing right away? Then just get going! Do you want to read a bit more first, get some hints about mappers, or watch the Video Tutorials? Then visit the section for new players.

For questions and advice just visit our Official Forum! Simply login with your MUME-character.

MUME is hosted at HEIG-VD (School of Engineering and Management Vaud, Switzerland).


Latest game news

Bloodwight and Snares Bugfixes, Incapacitation, Herb, Achievements, and Automatic Encoding (Waba)08 Jul 2018

* The bloodwight will now be more cautious when pursuing intruders outside its
  lair, amongst other things. (Arfang, Waba)

* In addition to NEWS 2553, we removed two obscure and unintended ways to
  escape snares (pElestir reported one of them, Waba fixed the bugs).

* You should no longer be stuck in endless incapacitated state. There is now a
  hard cap that makes you start bleeding after a few RL minutes. (Dáin)

* In an effort to keep the old elven trade routes alive, Cirdan recently sent
  out merchants carrying exotic spices and herbs. This initiative did not go
  unnoticed by some less than trustworthy individuals, as not a single merchant
  managed to arrive unscathed. Cirdan has thus concluded that the eastern route
  will remain closed until the brigand menace is brought under control.

  OOC: A herb that previously could only be found in shops in the Grey Havens
  can now be found elsewhere. (Rogon)

* When visited, Narv will now update player's achievements if they had finished
  his quest but did not have the achievement. (Arfang)

* Players who defeat the wolves that disturb the Shire during the winter will
  now receive the achievement even if they are already citizens. (Imago)

* For anyone writing clients out there, MUME now supports the Telnet Charset
  option (RFC 2066). See also "help mpi" for updated documentation of MUME's
  Telnet option support. (Dáin)

Latest web news

New machine 12 Nov 2017

MUME has moved to a new machine. It can still be reached at mume.org.
Its new IP address is

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MUME logo based on John Howe’s “Gandalf” and “Horseman in the Night” by Renea, Vairë, and Manwë.
Web site maintained by Manwë. Last updated Oct 2016.