About MUME
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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

City guards and citizen bodyguards; Chief of Tharbad (Waba)11 May 2016

1. City guards will no longer assist players fighting citizen bodyguards and
   will rescue the bodyguards instead. By bodyguard, we mean a mobile following
   another, such as the Chief of Tharbad's bodyguards.
   This will be effective as of next reboot. Please report any unexpected
   behaviour. (Waba, via a thorough bugreport by Albrax)
2. The Chief of Tharbad area will no longer respawn if players are inside, to
   avoid the resulting mobtrap. Additionally, players who void inside are moved
   upon leaving the void. (Imago)

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.