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ShadowGate MUD
ShadowGate MUD
tmc rank: 116
updated: May 22, 2017
created: September, 1994
codebase: LP Nightmare lib, heavily rewritten
site: shadowgate.org 4016
email: nienne (dot) shadowgate (at) gmail (dot) com
theme: Dungeons & Dragons, Forgotten Realms

Location: USA
Primary Language: English
Minimum Players: Under 10
Multi-Play: Limited
Player-Kill: Restricted
Crafting: Custom Crafting System, Players can create new items, Players can modify existing items
Extended Race Selection
Extended Class Selection
Multi-classing Allowed
Equipment Saved
Quests Available
Character Approval Unnecessary
Ansi Color
Roleplaying Is Encouraged
Newbie friendly
Skill & Level-Based Training System
Level-Based Equipment System
Currently Hiring Builders
Currently Hiring Coders
Detailed Character Creation
Player Crafting System
Screen-Reader Friendly
World is mostly original
Large World (8,000+ rooms)
Generally Adult-Oriented
Mud is fully operational
Crafting: Custom Crafting System, Players can create new items, Players can modify existing items
Extended Race Selection
Extended Class Selection
Multi-classing Allowed
Equipment Saved
Quests Available
Character Approval Unnecessary
Ansi Color
Roleplaying Is Encouraged
Newbie friendly
Skill & Level-Based Training System
Level-Based Equipment System
Currently Hiring Builders
Currently Hiring Coders
Detailed Character Creation
Player Crafting System
Screen-Reader Friendly
World is mostly original
Large World (8,000+ rooms)
Generally Adult-Oriented
Mud is fully operational
ShadowGate is a huge MUD based primarily on the AD&D 3.5e system and the Forgotten Realms setting, although it has been heavily branched from this in recent years. We strive to form a community of adventurers with all aspects of interactions, both positive and negative. Look forward to prejudice and tolerance, conflict and cooperation, hate and love.

Our systems of multi-classing, races, feats, skills, languages, spells, deities, and required introductions all make you feel as if the world of ShadowGate is an evolving environment. Your character can be heavily customised in nearly all aspects, including descriptions, history, saved and crafted equipment, and more.

We encourage role-play first and foremost, however it is not compulsory. We feel the greatest strength of this game is its ongoing story. Each individual thread of your character's experiences, misadventures, friends and enemies becomes the tapestry of his or her life, and the whole winds up becoming more than it's parts. We encourage RP through a system of Avatars, which are our DM's. They are not creators or builders. They are people who drive interactive quests through various abilities and interactively controlled NPCs. Avatars and creators are all selected from the players who have played and gained our trust, to ensure consistency with the game's evolution forward.

The ultimate, and perhaps idealistic, goal is to make the ShadowGate world reflect not only the tabletop world of adventure and RP, but also those idle times of characters - the times in the city, spending your gold, reflecting on your adventures. We encourage any player who wishes to become part of the community to join us, enjoy what we have, and help us make it better and move toward our goal.

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