tbaMUD Mission, Vision, and 2018 codebase release


tbamud 2018 codebase release

We are happy to announce another release of tbaMUD, the continued development of the CircleMUD codebase. If you are interested in a mature and stable codebase please check us out.

Download from Github or our website


Feedback is always appreciated for future development.
The forums: http://www.tbamud.com/forum

The tbaMUD vision:
TbaMUD’s vision is to provide the MUDding community a stable and functional codebase that includes an in-depth World and help files that makes it ready to be molded into a custom MUD by its coders and builders. We also provide multiple resources to allow for feedback, contribution, and the sharing of ideas within the MUDding community to ensure constant development and improvements.
TbaMUD is highly developed from the programming side, but highly UNdeveloped on the game-playing side. So, if you’re looking for a huge MUD with billions of spells, skills, classes, and races, tbaMUD will disappoint you. TbaMUD still has only the 4 original Diku classes, the original spells, and the original skills. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a highly stable, developed, organized, and well documented “blank slate” MUD on which you can put your OWN ideas for spells, skills, and classes, then tbaMUD is what you are looking for.

The most challenging aspect of running a mud is finding good builders. You will hear this from the admin of every MUD that has ever been. In the past it has always been up to each individual MUD to find and attempt to train their own builders. This works, but I think the MUDding community can come up with something better. That is why I created The Builder Academy.
TBA has been open to anyone interested in learning or teaching how to build using Oasis OLC with dg scripts since 2000. TBA also updates and releases the tbaMUD codebase (formerly known as CircleMUD).
TBA has trained thousands of builders and has an extensive tutorial and help file system. No pressure, no deadline, just come learn, teach, or help develop tbaMUD. Give back to the community we have all taken so much from. TBA is a MUDding resource. Please take advantage of it so we can improve all of the MUDding community.
TBA is a low stress, no deadline, training environment. Where anyone with motivation can work at their own pace to learn as much or as little as they wish. Numerous people are available to answer questions and give advice. 1000’s of builders served and counting.
TBA can even be used by other MUDs as a builder’s port. Just send us your newbie builders. We will teach them and then you can have them back with the zones they build.

We are always open to anyone willing to learn, teach, or help develop tbaMUD.

The Builder Academy
tbamud.com 9091


I just have to comment on this.
TBA is an absolute fantastic and unique resource for all Muds using Circle code and/or DG scripts.

Ever since it started, all our builders have gone there for help and education, and the Forum of their website is just wonderful. Regardless of the question, you usually get helpful responses from one or more people almost immediately, And it is still the place I go to myself, whenever I get stuck on some pesky script.

I don’t know if other code bases have some similar resource, or if us Circle users are just inordinately lucky. :slight_smile:


Wouldn’t this better be suited for the Coding topic since you’re not promoting a MUD, but downloadable software to run your own MUD?


It is promoting the codebase, the MUD, and the forums. I think it is in the right place, but I should explain.

The Builder Academy - teaches new builders and offers limited coding help.
tbamud.com 9091

Stock tbaMUD (was CircleMUD) - the latest releasable code and World.
tbamud.com 4000

tbamud.com - Extensive forums and downloads section with patches and snippets including all of the CircleMUD FTP.


You might want to consider a cross post then, because MUD Promotions will likely have a lot more activity and after a while, it’ll be harder to find the codebase when people looking for that sort of thing go looking for it.