muck.caThe Canada MUCK Resource
Welcome to muck.ca. This site is dedicated to providing the MUCK community with everything it could want to know about the wonderful world of MUCKing!
What is a MUCK?
"MUCK" is a play on the word "MUD" which is a term for a text-based online game in which players can explore a virtual universe by inputting text commands, and fight computer controlled monsters as well as human controlled players.
MUDs are the early precursors to the Massively-Multiplayer Online Role Playing (MMORPG) games of today, and MUCKs diverged from MUDs as well, during the early days of MUDing.
The first and most important difference between MUCKs and MUDs, is that MUCKs have eliminated the various computer controled monsters and game tasks, and focused strictly on environments in which humans can find and interact with eachother.
Although many interesting computer controlled puzzles and environments still exist in MUCKs, their primary purpose is to provide a relaxing, and inspiring place for interpersonal communication.
Information for MUCK Administrators
If you are a MUCK administrator (in Canada or otherwise), the muck.ca administration would be happy to provide you with a mailing list, and a 'something.muck.ca' DNS entry, aliased to your MUCK's existing DNS entry. Contact Daniel Benoy for details.
For more information on administering a MUCK, visit the Mink MUCK Manual.