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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, herbal kits, hunters, newbie kits, mandos items, butchering, character creation) (Waba)12 Dec 2015

1. We congratulate Graven on his promotion to Maia (Builder).

2. We improved the output of "examine kit" by showing longer and identifiable
   descriptions, ie. "a foul-smelling root" instead of just "root". (Dáin)

3. In their efforts to track down enemies, orkish scouts and brigands (among a
   few others) will no longer open doors leading to places that they would not
   enter anyway. (Waba)

4. Newbies belonging to the good races will now receive a kit even when there
   are no available Ainur. (Imago)

5. Another couple of useable items now load in the Halls of Mandos. (Force)

6. Butchering now takes light conditions into consideration when informing
   players what they produced. (Imago)

7. You will now receive suggestions when choosing a name at character creation.
   As a result, the syntax in the account menu and the order of the prompts
   changed. (Waba)

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.