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.

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
April 23rd, 2022 The egg hunt prizes have been announced. See in-game news, or the #mud-updates Discord channel.
April 18th, 2022 The Atreides guild has won the egg hunt! Fish Speakers and Fremen in 2nd/3rd. Kudos to Demona, Neworder and Baldur for finding the most eggs.
April 10th, 2022 The annual Dune easter egg hunt has begun! Deposit the eggs you find in the depository 3s,w from Caladan AP.
April 4th, 2022 There's a new command gains which displays your skills' change for the current session. It's aliased to skillcheck -h as well.
March 31st, 2022 Backpacks have been reworked. There is now one size and variable gravitizer slots.
March 27th, 2022 The Ixian spire area now has additional human opponents.
March 5th, 2022 Guild-issued weapons now properly support socket upgrades.
November 26th, 2021 The Chapterhouse No-Ship area has been upgraded with more, larger, enemies.
November 25th, 2021 Playerkilling level ranges after vowing revenge increased.
November 21st, 2021 MUD server upgraded for better uptime and performance.

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.