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.

Recent News

Date Update
Jan 1st, 2023 Initial GMCP support has been added to the Fish Speaker guild.
Dec 31st, 2022 Initial GMCP support has been added to the Atreides and Harkonnen guilds.
Nov. 13th, 2022 A new kills command has been added to show kill history/exp gains per-session.
Nov. 13th, 2022 We've added support for MSSP.
Nov. 11th, 2022 The Harkonnen guild has received a tune-up with some major changes. See in-game guild news or Discord for more information.
Oct 27th, 2022 The steal command has been updated to allow stealing solaris.
Oct 8th, 2022 The evaluate command will now indicate a monster's race if your skill level is high enough.
July 26th, 2022 The Honored Matres guild has been upgraded. See guild news for details.
July 18th, 2022 A new area has been added to Wallach northwest of the main town. Warning: very large monsters (850+)
July 17th, 2022 1.5x exp, 1.5x solaris drop, and 1.5x socket drop bonuses are in effect for the next 48 hours!
July 17th, 2022 The score command has been reworked to better display exp/solaris/socket bonuses in effect.

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.