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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

Keyword aliases (Dáin)16 Apr 2017

You can now define "keyword aliases" that let you alias specific mob/obj/exit
keywords using "alias %<keyword> <expansion>":

  > l ba
  You don't see a ba.
  > alias %ba barliman                   <=== note the "%"
  > l ba
  A fairly short man, Barliman Butterbur ...

You can force-inhibit the expansion by prefixing a keyword in a "normal"
command using "%":

  > l %ba
  You don't see a ba.

It's somewhat likely that a few commands won't work correctly with keyword
aliases. Please report any bugs :)

Thanks Rashnak for the idea!

- Dáin

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 Oct 2016.