M*U*S*H Home Page

M*U*S*H is an eclectic community of artists, experimenters, learners, and teachers. Here, players can create things that will move others intellectually or emotionally, explore uncharted territories in interactive text-based environments, and freely share knowledge and skills in a constructive and friendly setting.

It's also where the dev team will beta-test new versions of PennMUSH, for what that's worth. It's located at mush.pennmush.org 4201. You can connect straight from your browser with a websocket client or with the banana client. You can also use a standalone client program like Potato.

Past events

While these days M*U*S*H is mostly just a place to chat and ask questions about Penn, we used to host all sorts of events. Here's some of the logs.

Arts Festival - June 2007

M*U*S*H designated June 2007 to be an Arts Festival Artistic expression is a key component of M*U*S*H's theme. Here are some logs of events:

Teaching and Learning Festival - April 2007

M*U*S*H designated April 2007 to be "Teaching and Learning" Month. Teaching and learning are two key components of M*U*S*H's theme. Here are some logs of events:

Mudtoberfest and the Innovations Conference

Our annual Fall festival of MUSHing features a variety of events aimed at finding something for everyone. It began as a weekend in 1998, grew to a week in 1999, and has been the full month of October since 2000. The Innovations and New Directions in Textbased Gaming Conference (a separate event started in 1998) has since become an integral part of Mudtoberfest.

Mudtoberfest 2009 included:

Mudtoberfest 2007 included:

Mudtoberfest 2003 included:

Mudtoberfest 2002 included:

Mudtoberfest 2001 included:

Mudtoberfest 2000 included:

Mudtober fest 1999 included events that produced these logs: Mudtober fest 1998 included: The first Innovations and New Directions in MUSH/MUXing conference was held in August 1998, and the conference proceedings are available.

RP Events

M*U*S*H is a social MUSH, but many of our players enjoy the chance to roleplay. We've run a series of one-shot roleplaying events with prescripted characters that have been great fun. In addition to those run as part of a Mudtoberfest, logs from some others are here:


Scrabble is a popular pursuit with M*U*S*H players, thanks to Halatir's cleverly coded board. Regular tournaments are held. Here you can read M*U*S*H's "House Rules" for Scrabble tournaments.

Other Events


We won some, once.

Best Social Mush 2001 Most Helpful Staff 2001 Best Overall Nominee 2001 Most Newbie Friendly Nominee 2001 Most Helpful Staff Nominee 2001