Frequently Asked Questions

What is Shangrila MUX?

Shangrila MUX is a text-based, adults-only, BDSM-themed virtual world for online roleplay. Since its founding in 2001, Shangrila has provided a rich environment for imaginative players to play out their fantasies. Shangrila MUX features an extensive world to explore, several factions to join and an engaging community-driven continuity.

What's a MUX?

A MUX, or multi-user experience, is a type of text-based online virtual world. An offshoot of MUD or MUSH, MUX combine elements of roleplaying games, interactive fiction and online chat. Players can read or view descriptions of rooms, objects, other players, non-player characters, and actions performed in the virtual world. Players typically interact with each other and the world by typing commands that resemble a natural language.

Shangrila MUX is built on the TinyMUX codebase.

What's BDSM?

BDSM is a variety of often erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other related interpersonal dynamics.

Does it cost anything to play?

No. Shangrila MUX is free to play.

Are there pre-made characters I can apply for?

No. There are no feature characters. Players create their own original characters.

Is there a combat system?

Shangrila does not have a coded combat system, though players can use in-game commands such as +dice for combat rolls. However, Shangrila MUX is primarily roleplay-oriented, not combat-oriented, so no character may be killed by another character without the player's consent.

I lost my password. What should I do?

Log on with an alt and +resetpassword <character>=<explanation>. If staff can establish that the alt belongs to you, your password will be reset and the new password will be mailed to the alt you initiated the request from.

If you don't have an alt, create one and follow the instructions above.

If registration is restricted and you can't create an alt, email shangrilamuxstaff@gmail.com.