Welcome to Dune Mud!

Dune Mud is a classic multiplayer online text adventure game (MUD) based in Frank Herbert's DUNE Universe. Since 1992 Dune has been the LP MUD of choice for several generations of amazing players. Create a character, join one of ten guilds, and explore the 30,000+ game rooms. Enjoy opt-in PK and numerous in-game quests.

Friendly players! Social atmosphere! Passionate playerbase! Active coding staff!

Get started:

Connect to Dune using a telnet client. We recommend Mudlet (free | multi-os) or BeipMU (free | windows) but there are many other possible clients.

To connect use:

Address Port Number Protocol
dunemud.net 6789 Classic Telnet
dunemud.net 6788 TLS Secured

More information on using the TLS port to connect securely is available on the wiki.

Social Media:

Join our Facebook Group!

We also have a Discord! Ask in-game for an invite link, or complete the newbie tutorial.

Voting For Dune:

If you haven't already, please also consider Voting for Dune on TopMudSites.

Recent News

Date Update
October 4th, 2021 The Bene Gesserit Warriors guild levelling system and blade upgrade costs have been revamped.
September 30th, 2021 The 'channels' command now supports searching. See 'help channels' for more information.
September 2nd, 2021 Socket bins now periodically convert 4 sockets of the same kind into one socket of that kind at +1 level
August 12th, 2021 The Ixian spire area and quest have been re-added to the game with scaled up monsters.
August 5th, 2021 Sublevels have been removed. Experience costs for levels above 500 scale normally.
August 1st, 2021 Dune has updated to 64bits, the max exp cap has been raised to 9 billion.
July 3rd, 2021 An old quest was re-added, and the monsters scaled up to level ~650.

See the Old DuneMUD News page for archived items.

Game Information

  • Getting Started - We were all newbies at one point! Get a head start on your MUDing career in this section.
  • Guilds - Learn about the wide array of guild choices available to you.
  • Areas and Maps - Learn about all the different areas you can play on Dune. We're a huge world, don't spend all of your time on Giedi Prime!
  • Quests - A good way to earn money and experience by methods other than violence.
  • MUD Tips and Tricks - General useful information not available through help files.

About the MUD

  • About Dune MUD - Learn about the past, present and future of the MUD
  • The Dune Universe - A section detailing Frank Herbert's Dune Universe. Here you will find terminology, thematic information, and information about the books and movies that inspired the MUD.


  • Clients - Mudding is tough work when you're playing on telnet. Download a client and see the difference it makes! Get settings/tips specific for Dune.