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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 fall '91.

In MUME players can explore more than 25.000 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.


Latest game news

Tracks, blood trails and pursue (Rogon)31 Oct 2015

Tracking has undergone several changes. Among them:

- The quality of tracks is now visible to the tracker. The quality is displayed
  as a descending scale: apparent, plain, clear, faint, and vague. The quality
  of the track is decided by a number of factors such as weight, terrain, and
  snow/water on the ground.

- We fixed a bug where the weight from carried equipment and the weight of a
  rider were not included in the calculation of track quality.

- Bleeding targets will leave clearer tracks. The more untreated wounds, the
  easier they will be to spot.

- Slowtracking speed is now slightly modified by track skill over 100% and by
  the visibility of the tracks.

- The PURSUE command has been added to the game. See HELP PURSUE.

- The deteriorating effects of heavy snowing have been lessened somewhat.

Latest web news

New machine 6 Nov 2011

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 Jul 2013.