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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 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

Recent minor changes (who, palantir, rewritten south of Bree zone, promotions, ...) (Antti)23 Oct 2016

Recent minor changes:

The "who" command will now no longer allow arguments that are not usable for
you. For example, "who orc" will no longer be available to Elves.

The palantir can no longer be (ab)used to look at unintended locations.

You will no longer be force-equipped with slate blue clothes when leaving the
Halls of Mandos. Pick up this clothing from the great stone table if you want
to dress up before entering Arda.
The same applies to Black Númenóreans and their ashen clothes.
This hopefully removes an annoyance for both experienced and new players.

We congratulate Azan on his Promotion to Mw!

Ventriloquate can now be cast in combat.

News from the Bree surroundings (rewritten zone south of Bree):
A second ridable path through the line of cliffs has formed to the south-
eastern part of the zone, available to whomever that is wandering there in the
Another ridable connection has formed to the north-western part of the zone,
making it possible to ride from the Greenway to the South Downs located to the
east of the road.

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

You like MUME? Tell others on [The Mud Connector].

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.