Dragons to be defeated and loot to be gained
The world of Alyria needs you!
Welcome to the ancient land, where adventurers can live out their most incredible fantasies. Journey through a world where dreams are reality and the supernatural is natural. Enter a world of high fantasy, where dragons are real and adventure is everywhere you look.
Materia Magica is an alternate reality set apart from our own. It is a text-based, interactive multiplayer adventure game through which people from this world can escape the pressures of the real world and live out their wildest fantasies. Alyria offers the highest fantasy - a place where swords and magic rule, where valiant deeds and dark sorceries abound - a place of good, evil, and shades of grey.
New to Materia Magica, or MUDs in general?
- Read the Adventurer's Guide before diving in. It will greatly increase your knowledge of the basics of Materia Magica, and make the game a lot more fun. In the world of Alyria, the more you know, the better chance you have of surviving.
Play in your browser
- Materia Magica is pleased to provide the Moongate Client, a Java-based, cross-platform applet that can be run from any browser that supports Java 1.6 or greater. The Moongate Client is designed specifically for Materia Magica and has lots of great features.
- Don't have Java? If you've got Flash (it comes with most web browsers), use the Flash client.
Play on a tablet or other mobile device
- Materia Magica recommends the use of the free Blowtorch mobile MUD app for play on a tablet or other mobile device.
Play with your own client
If you have a particular MUD client you enjoy using more, feel free! See our recommended clients for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux, and our recommended clients for mobile devices. Connect your client to materiamagica.com port 23 or port 4000.
Use our custom MUSHClient bundle for Windows
Materia Magica's custom MUSHClient bundle includes the client and a Materia Magica world with some pre-installed plugins: a Materia Magica tutorial, a GMCP support plugin for Materia Magica, the Materia Magica Sound Pack, an area mapper and atlas, a mini-window for channel captures, a speedwalk manager, a plugins updater, as well as some optional Materia Magica-customized plugins.
Enable sound effects
If your game client supports MSP and/or MXP (such as MUSHClient or CMUD), Materia Magica offers in-game sound effects - hear a fireball roar, or a shield deflect an attack. To hear sounds, you'll need to download our sound packs.