What is Midgaard?

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Midgaard is an homage and a throwback to the textual MUDs of decades past. Running on the TriadCity platform, it's an emulation of the core World of the old DikuMUD / CircleMUD adventure tradition.

Midgaard is a classic medieval-themed World derived principally from Tolkien and Dungeons & Dragons. There are castles, dragons, Inns serving ale, magical fireballs, dwarves and elves and Warriors and Clerics. You go there to kill the monsters — although the monsters have a good chance of killing you. As an artifact of an earlier era it's profoundly male-centric and entirely violent. It's the good old days! — or perhaps the bad, depending on your politics.

Our Midgaard is very close to the original, granted it's constrained by the TriadCity platform to impersonate something TriadCity is not. Veterans of the original will note differences, mostly subtle, mostly in small details. We're dead chuffed to have got it as close as we have.

Midgaard is a labor of love for us. It's where many of us first encountered MUDs as a medium and were astonished by their engrossing play and their extraordinary potential. It's full of clever ideas, many of which became standards as the tradition evolved. Most importantly it's fun! Welcome to 1994!

Midgaard is currently in open alpha, meaning, it's super fun but there are bugs to identify and squish. It's entirely free to play, and always will be. Join now and be a pioneer! Sign up for free here. Meet you in The Middle Ages!