So you’re new to MUSHING (and you might be new to Role Playing as well). We’ve put together a few hints and tips to help you get started!
What is a MUSH?
The word MUSH is often mentioned as meaning Multi User Shared Hallucination. In the simplest of terms, a MUSH is game where multiple users can connect to a server and interact in real time. The MUSH server acts as a host to which many players can connect via telnet or a client program to the game.
Connecting to the MUSH
To connect to a MUSH you’ll need a program. Here’s some that we use:
To connect to the MUSH, you’ll need to add a ‘new world’. Each program does it slightly differently but you’ll need the following details:
World Address: lostdominion.org
If you’ve not used a MUSH to Roleplay before there’s a few commands that you need to know. We’ve collated the information on the +help section of this website and we highly recommend you start with the +beginner command (even some of us veterans refer back to it from time to time).
One of the biggest things to get used to on a MUSH is the difference between IC and OOC. When reviewing our policies, please pay particular attention to our policy on IC vs. OOC.
It’s About The Storytelling
Sure, Lost Dominion has a stat system that we’ve based on FATE. We did this for one very good reason – we want you to tell your stories. We don’t want your MUSHing or RP experience to be about what the system will or won’t let you do. Staff really isn’t concerned if you use the stat system or not.
The main reason The Lost Dominion has a stat system is to prevent Player conflict. That’s it. We do that by not only giving Players a resolution system, but by building a sort of ‘shared headcannon’ of what things should be possible and how. What should temper or ‘limit’ your RP shouldn’t be the system, but the people you’re RPing with. As long as everyone is having fun, you’re unlikely to catch any kind of flack from Staff.
So – remember, your time here should be about creating shared stories with the other players!