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Short for Multi-User Dungeon (or Multi-User Dimension) a cyberspace where users can take on an identity in the form of an avatar and interact with one another. Originally, MUDs tended to be adventure games played within enormous old castles with hidden rooms, trap-doors, exotic beasts, and magical items. Nowadays, the term is used more generically to refer to any cyberspace. MUDs are also known as 3-D worlds and chat worlds.


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Outstanding Page Beyond the Browser: IRC, MUDs and virtual worlds
CNET feature article (November 13, 1997) on the basics of IRC, MUDs and virtual worlds. Includes detailed information on each, including what software is needed and how to use them. Updated on Jul 4, 1998

Outstanding Page MacOS MUDding resource page
Contains Internet MUD resources for the MacOS. Updated on May 23, 1998

Outstanding Page MUD servers
Provides access to an extensive collection of Telnet accessible MUDs. Users will find descriptions and links to home pages (if one exists) for these worlds either by choosing a category (science fiction, social, educational, etc.) or performing a keyword search. This list is hosted and maintained by Chaco Communications.

Outstanding Page The MUD Connector
The MUD Connector contains an up-to-date list of over 700 MUDs. Each listing contains a description, Telnet link, code base, and home page (if one exists). Additionally, this site offers an automated submission process, a random MUD-link generator, a discussion forum, and a comprehensive search engine to help users find a particular MUD. Updated on Mar 6, 1998

  An Introduction to MUD
Introduction to MUD from the University of Texas. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  DaliMack's MUD page
This user page contains links to several MUDs, newsgroups, FAQs, and related resources on the Web. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  Educational MUD resources
This resource page contains a collection of links to information for MUD and MOO. There's an extensive education and research category as well as references to FAQs, mailing lists, publications, guides, and information on virtual worlds. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  LPMuds information and resource page
LPMud is a diverse category of MUD that ecompasses conferencing facilities, distance education environments, social and adventuring games. Contains links to FAQs and LPMuds at The Center for Imaginary Environments.

  MUD FAQ
This FAQ contains basic information on MUD and MUDding and sections on MUD clients and servers, and RWHO and mudwho. Updated on Jun 7, 1998

  Papers about MUDs and MOOs
Contains a list of academic and other papers about MUDs and MOOs. It is hosted by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Updated on Apr 11, 1997

  The MUD Resource Collection
Contains an index of MUD related links Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  The MUDdex
Contains links to documents and sites that have information on the history and future of multi-user internet games

  The MUDdom
Created by the students at the University of Sheffield, this site provides links to documents on MUD history, how to's, types, MUDders language, characters, social aspects, and the future of these games.

  Yahoo!'s MUD clients and servers page
Yahoo!'s directory of MUD clients and servers. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s MUD page
Yahoo!'s directory of MUD. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s MUD programming page
Yahoo!'s directory of MUD programming. Updated on Jul 31, 1998

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