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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

Recent minor changes (promotion, mercenaries, zap in retirement, lag) (Waba)01 Mar 2015

1. We congratulate Ryalnos on his promotion to Mw, Maia (Wright).

2. Mercenaries and arda rings (Rogon)

   The Guild of citizen-mercenaries has decided to lift the ban on Arda rings.

3. Zapping EQ (Dáin)

   You will no longer get zapped by equipment (due to bad alignment or similar)
   as you enter the game in retirement rooms.

   This will now instead happen after leaving retirement.

4. The lag is dead! R.I.P. (Waba)

   I got us rid of the hourly lag, so you'll have to find another way to keep
   track of the time.

   (For the technically-minded: the kernel aggressively cached filesystem
   metadata for the benefit of the hourly backup script, to the extent of
   swapping out the MUME process. Apparently, this behaviour can be prevented
   by giving "Idle" I/O scheduling priority to the backup script.)

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.