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! Discord integration! 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.


Dune has it's own Discord server you can join. We frequently post important news to the #mud-updates channel. The in-game [discord] channel and the Discord #dunemud-chat channel are linked to make it easy to ask questions and chat between the game and Discord.

If you use Facebook, also consider joining the Facebook Group.

Recent News

Date Update
Sep. 17, 2023 The Honored Matres guild shop has a new “training cuffs” item available for purchase. See in-game guild news for more information.
June 14th, 2023 The skillcheck command can now calculate how much exp is required to advance a given skill to a specified level. See help skillcheck.
May 30th, 2023 The Fremen train command has been reworked and now has the potential to give both parties an exp boost. See fhelp train.
May 29th, 2023 Emoji support has been extended to pretitles. The wiki has been updated to the latest version.
May 27th, 2023 Dune has upgraded to LDMud 3.6.6, added emoji support to channels, and rolled out many GMCP improvements. See in-game news for details.
May 19th, 2023 Dune is now listed on GameScry. If you create an account you can 'Upvote' our listing to help attract more players.
May 17th, 2023 In-game news posts are now also echoed to the Discord #mud-updates channel.
May 17th, 2023 The IMG and Bene Gesserit guilds have received minor upgrades. See guild news in-game for more detail.
Apr 19th, 2023 Some TinTin++ documentation for GMCP was added to the wiki. Thanks Fufa!
Apr 17th, 2023 The Easter Egg Hunt is over. Congratulations to the Atreides guild and Neworder!
Apr 6th, 2023 The annual Easter Egg Hunt has begun! See in game news for details.

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.