Penny Dreadful encompasses an intensive roleplaying Changeling: The Lost (Chronicles of Darkness) experience set in modern London, individual player blogs, and our community-managed wiki. The game is played in an online MUD, which can be connected to via telnet (or any of the free, available MUD clients). Penny Dreadful MUD is a roleplaying game, with no mobs to kill, items to loot, or pre-programmed quests to solve. Coded systems strive to replicate the experience of tabletop gaming.

Connect to port 6000 to play.


A Changeling is a human being, stolen from their lives by the True Fae and kept a slave, servant, soldier, lover, pet, or object. No longer entirely human, Changelings are twisted and tortured until broken in body, mind, and soul; rebuilt according to their Keeper’s whims, the Lost are those who managed to find their way to freedom, fighting their way through the Hedge thorns back to the “real world.” Free they may be, but the scars of their experience is everlasting. Their bodies have been changed to inhuman shapes, their eyes have been opened to see the truth behind reality’s veil; beset by hallucinations and tricks of perception, the road to recovery is long and never-ending.

The Lost can struggle to resume their old lives but have often been replaced by a foul amalgamation of Fae magics — they come to find out they were never missed at all. How does one explain to their wife that ten years ago they vanished, and the man she’s lived with for the last decade isn’t real? How does one prove it? The best the Lost can hope for is to watch from afar; the worst might be murdering their Fetch, and potentially attracting notice from True Fae that created it. Going back to Arcadia is not an option; nothing is worth risking going back.

For all the horrors the Lost have faced, their eyes are also open to the incredible beauty and marvel of the world. Changeling: The Lost relies on a deep emphasis in relationships, interconnection, and wonder. They must rely on others — their Court, Motley and Freehold — to defend themselves and maintain what sanity is left to them.


  • Fully-featured, in-game D10 roll system
  • Fully customizable and functional vehicles
  • Live map code that updates as you go.
  • Expansive language code
  • Cell phones and SMS, customizable ringtones
  • Detailed character descriptions, clothing, and voice
  • Special short and long Mien descriptions
  • Full Hedge and Market grid
  • Coded support for Mirror and Smoke Contracts
  • Remember/Memory code support


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