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3Kingdoms is a free, unparalleled adventure which through many years of active development has grown to be the largest and most advanced multiplayer online role-playing game in existence. Based around the mighty town of Pinnacle, three colossal realms beckon you to explore their mysteries. These kingdoms are known as: Fantasy, a vast medieval realm full of orcs, elves, dragons, and other mythical creatures; Science, a post-apocalyptic, war-torn world set in the not-so-distant future; and Chaos, a transient realm where the enormous realities of Fantasy and Science collide to produce creatures so bizarre that they have yet to be categorized.

Cut to the chase and learn how to play now or keep reading...

"What exactly is the game?"
Well, 3Kingdoms (or "3K" if you will) is a text-based adventure. If you've been around a while, think of games such as Zork or Adventure. In 3K, you "read" the world as you play and interact with it, using thousands of intuitive verb commands. Want to wield that sword you just found? You would enter "wield sword". Want to take a closer look at that desk in the secret room you just found? You would enter "examine desk" and then maybe follow up with "search desk" for a closer look. To help you out in the game, all you need to do is type "help" to give you access to 3K's expansive help files. Beyond that, the same files are available online right here if you ever need them.

"Text? You're kidding me - I want graphics!"
There are all kinds of games nowadays where you can get a fancy wrapper around a basic game concept, but we can give you something they cannot. We can guarantee you that the world you experience on 3Kingdoms will be uniquely yours. Why? Think about why the book is always better than the movie. Your imagination is the key. That dragon you see in your head will always beat out the one that some game developer drew up in Photoshop.

"So, Multiplayer? What do you mean exactly?"
We mean just that. You are sharing 3Kingdoms with thousands of other real people all around the world - dozens to hundreds online at any given time. Now, not everyone is on at the same time - we all have real lives right? Rest assured, they will be back in a few hours to join you in your adventures. You'll meet them, trade with them, join guilds with them and down the road, go out on exciting adventures with them. The community is what really sets 3K apart, and you too can be part of it.

"Didn't someone mention somewhere that this can be played from work?"
Yes, easily. Being text-based, you don't need anything more than basic telnet to play, meaning you can keep it secret from the boss. Of course, you'll eventually want to upgrade to a more robust gaming client down the road, but even some of these have strategically designed "boss buttons" that will instantly hide the game should you find the need.

"Ok, you referred to the 3K 'community' up there? What's that all about?"
3K is a sort of family, albeit a very large one. Many of our players have been around for years, and some even longer than that. That's the beauty of 3K. Not only does the game change, develop and grow, but so does the community as new people arrive to join our family.

Additionally, being that 3Kingdoms is a vast community of many real people, there have been many opportunities for those people to meet beyond the game. From individual couples "hooking up" on their own, to annual, 3K sponsored, Official Mud Parties (OMP's), many of the gamers have come to be good friends with other people in real life. In fact, there have even been marriages that have resulted from people meeting on 3Kingdoms. No kidding!

"Sounds cool, tell me more"
During your exploration of the realms, you have the opportunity to join any of our fantastic guilds. These guilds, like the Necromancers, the Juggernauts, the Knights, the Breed and many others, allow you to become part of a group and gives you a place to socialize with hundreds of other players that share your interests. Guilds also grant you unique, special powers, furthering your abilities as you explore the vast expanses of each realm. Beyond that, the guilds are massively developed entities unto themselves. You may even find yourself so immersed in the guilds themselves, that you may not even leave the guild halls...nah, you'll get out there and have all kinds of fun in the realms too.

To challenge you, 3Kingdoms offers you the chance to complete wondrous quests, not unlike the legendary Quest for the Holy Grail. These quests, scattered throughout the realms (and even across them in some cases), tax your intellect as you attempt to solve puzzles, find hidden items, explore dank caverns, and even take on mighty foes to complete the quest and receive the treasured prize. Quests range from simple tasks that take mere minutes to solve, to the most expansive ones that may take you months to complete.

Some of the exciting features 3Kingdoms has to offer:
  • Thousands of fellow players to meet and interact with throughout the game
  • More than six hundred unique areas to explore within the gargantuan realms
  • A dedicated wizard (coder/creator) base with over a century of mudding experience
  • Guilds you can join that will blow you away with their content, details, history and wondrous powers
  • Unlimited advancement potential including highmortal status and other benefits for ultra-high level players
  • Full ANSI color support
  • Advanced character customization
  • Evocative area themes with robust atmosphere and extensive interaction
  • Special holiday events and exciting "wizard boon" days
  • Numerous non-combat areas including arcades, awesome virtual simulations, casinos and popular card and board games
  • Player owned houses
  • Clan World, a simulated player killing area having no effect on your characters
  • Real life gatherings of friends you meet on the game
  • And much, much more...
3Kingdoms is also the first Portal©-enhanced MUD! Upgrade your mudding experience with sounds and images from the game, in addition to all the macros, triggers and alias functions you've come to expect from the most advanced MUD client on the planet.

3Kingdoms combines all these features, and so much more, to give you an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Come and live the adventure!


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