Descriptions of Various Furry MUCKs [Monthly Crosspost]

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Feb 1, 1995, 5:51:06 AM2/1/95
Archive-name: furry/muck-desc
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* Rhal's Version of an Elaborate Alt.Fan.Furry.Muck *
* Frequently-Asked-Questions Sheet: *
* Part the Second, containing Brief Summaries of MU*s Furry *

There are hundreds of MUCKs, MUDs, MUSHes, etc. (collectively known as
MU*s), but this being, we'll look at the ones
featuring anthropomorphics: intelligent animal/people/morphs/genetic

FurryMUCK 8888 8888 <URL:telnet://>
The definite article, as it were, the biggest MUCK by far, and the
best-known of the genre. Some folks roleplay all the time, some part of
the time, some just sit around and talk - lots of tolerance here for
what you want to do.

At the FurryMUCK greeting screen, type
connect guest guest
to get a guest character, and follow the instructions to read the help
files and begin getting familiar with how things work. You will need
to ask a wizard to let you out of the guest room into the MUCK. Type
to see what wizards are online, and use
page <name> = <text>
to talk to them. If there are no wizards online, you must try again
later. After that, if you want to get a permanent character, apply by
email to the address given on the opening screen.

Help files for FurryMUCK users can be found at
<URL:>. This includes
the Beginners-Guide, the Building-Guide, the Commands-Global-Help, the
Gen-Desc help, as well as the MUFReference and MUFTutorial. Various
information files can also be read while connected to FurryMUCK, using the
"info" command, but these may also be gotten from

The advantage of FurryMUCK is its size: you can meet many interesting
characters at every time of the day, and soon you have lots of friends.
You can explore for weeks and you still haven't seen everything.
However, size is also FurryMUCK's problem, as it lags badly when many
players are connected. There is a building quota of 20 rooms, so if
you want to build much more, you will perhaps better do it elsewhere.

Tapestries MUCK 2069 (Report by Taisia) 2069 <URL:telnet://>
Started in October of 1991, Tapestries is the second longest running Furry
based muck. It prides itself on the fact that it is an alternative
lifestyle, Furry only (no humans) selective fantasy roleplaying world
system, offering a variety of areas to explore, plenty of space to build,
and lag-free zone to sit and chat with the natives. It is a registration
based only system.

NarniaMUSH 6250 6250 <URL:telnet://>
NarniaMUSH is a largely (though not exclusively) "furry" MU*, this one
being a PG-rated, themed environment based off of C. S. Lewis'
`Chronicles of Narnia' books. It's far more roleplaying-oriented than
FurryMUCK. The Narnia ftp site <URL:>
has associated files in subdirectories for Images, Pictures, and
Stories. As this is a MUSH and not a MUCK, it is technically slightly
different to MUCKs.

Unlike FurryMUCK, NarniaMUSH has a strictly defined theme, and only
allows characters native in Narnia or the surrounding countries. This
might require some knowledge about the underlying literature to play

Sociopolitical Ramifications 4711 (Report by Unci) 4711
SPR, for short, is one of FurryMUCK's `children' - a MUCK that was
founded when FurryMUCK became too big and lagged. Therefore, many
furries known from FurryMUCK can be found on SPR too. There is no
rigid theme, the general flair is a bit more high-tech oriented than in
FurryMUCK. SPR has no building quota: you can build as much as you
want. Also, SPR does without explicit rules for non-wizards. You can
log in as guest and get a character immediately from any wizard. For
more information, check the WWW homepage at

Trails 8888 (Report by Unci) 8888 <URL:telnet://>
A young, small, friendly MUCK, ready to grow, run by Swiftfox on his
private site. Theme: Earth without the humans running things. Mostly
rural settings, more unspoiled nature than high-tech. Building of
large, varied nature landscapes is encouraged (no quota). Limited
access to the future is planned. As it is still under construction,
some programs not yet functional.

Brazilian Dreams 4201 (from Furry FAQ) 4201 <URL:telnet://>
"Green" and "Furry Friendly", with a modest sized userbase that's more
personal than many larger Mu*s. Originally centered around a representation
of the Brazilian Rainforest, the database is being re-written completely
from scratch to benefit from the newest features of the server software
(fuzzball 5.40), to become more efficiently built and programmed, and to
herald the new Themed areas to the Muck: the MesoAmerican and Eastern
Realms. The Waiting Out the Muck Lags Bistro will continue as an
out-of-character, chat area. It's striving to become more focused on Role
Playing while still keeping in touch with its mission of networking writers
on the 'Net, through events such as Lori_Keet's Storyteller's Circle. The
muck frequently hosts beta tests of new code. The Brazilian Dreams Homepage
can be explored at <URL:>

FurToonia 8888 (from Furry FAQ) 8888 <URL:telnet://>
FurToonia is another child of FurryMUCK, populated mostly by furries and
toons who wanted to escape the lag and crowding of the larger MUCK, and
also have the chance to do some creative public building projects. The
porting of characters from FurryMUCK is made much easier by a very similar
software base, with the most popular program for character descriptions,
#6800, having the same object number in both MUCKs. FurToonia's WWW
homepage is at <URL:>.

WizMUCK 4201 (Report by Charity) 4201 <URL:telnet://>
An anthropomorphic muck, similar in nature to FurryMuck. Furries and humans
and such are all welcome. The muck has rather relaxed quotas, and little
lag. It features social playspace, as well as connected rooms, in the
interest of good building.

InterWorld 6201 (Report by Charity) 6201 <URL:telnet://>
A Realm based muck with many realms offering a choice of living. As such,
all character types are welcome. A great spot for builders, with low
quotas. Lots of room to add to existing realms, or to start a new realm of
your own.

Pathways 8888 (Report by Argent) 8888 <URL:telnet://>
A space-based non-human Muck, not *explicitly* furry but certainly very
approachable by furries (OK, the animated pinecone isn't very furry but the
hyperactive mustelids and Slate's cat people sure are). In short, the
Brazilian Dreams concept in a high-tech setting.

>>>>> Other MU*s featuring furries

Unci Narynin has visited some of the following, and offers the
information below, a quick description from his impression. This info
does not come from the wizards of these MUCKs and might be partly
inaccurate. As before, anyone who wishes to write up a brief paragraph
in more detail about these, or others, is free to do so; email them to
me <> and I'll include them in the next posting.

- Animal Nation <URL:telnet://>. Runs only during
evening (California time). A furry MUCK with a far-eastern theme.

- RealmsMUCK <URL:telnet://>. A furry/science-fiction
MUCK, adult- rated I think. This seems to exist a longer time already.

- Unbridled Desires <URL:telnet://>. Welcome screen says:
"This tinymuck is an adventure land for those with brave hearts. It's not
like your average muck in that your character by their action may get
changed in little or great ways." For more info see

Part 1 of this FAQ provides basic introductory information about MU*s; Part
3 is posted only to{.muck}, and contains a calendar and
schedule of public events, and a summary list of addresses.
End of Furry MU*s FAQ (2/3) $Revision: 3.1 $ $Date: 1995/01/30 06:48:27 $

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