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ROM (Rivers of MUD) is a MUD codebase derived from Merc, which is based on DikuMUD[1] and noted for its organization.[2] Russ "Alander" Taylor released Rom 2.3 in 1993.[3]

The most current publicly available version of Rom is 2.4b6,[4] which was released in May 1998. Taylor worked with his then-wife Camille "Gabrielle Taylor"/"Antoinette" Dumas[5] and their close friend Brian Moore on this version of the project.


  1. Bartle, Richard (2003). Designing Virtual Worlds. New Riders. p. 10. ISBN 0-13-101816-7. ...several major codebases (standalone MUD program suites) were created from the basic DikuMUD original, the main ones being Circle, Silly, and Merc. Merc spawned ROM (Rivers of MUD) and Envy, among others, and these in turn had their own spinoffs.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Emil Visti (2007-10-30). "Gaming from within the terminal". A nice organized codebase to consider at first is ROM<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Raph Koster's Online World Timeline".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Turkington, Garry (1999-10-12). "Section 1 - The Basics". Archived from the original on 1999-10-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> developers: Russ Taylor, Brian Moore and Gabrielle Taylor
  5. "Camille Dumas Canadian writer".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>