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games A MUD player who eats, sleeps, and breathes MUD.
Mudheads have been known to fail their degrees, drop out,
etc. with the consolation, however, that they made wizard
level. When encountered in person, on a MUD or in a chat
system, all a mudhead will talk about is three topics: the
tactic, character, or wizard that is supposedly always
unfairly stopping him/her from becoming a wizard or beating a
favourite MUD; why the specific game he/she has experience
with is so much better than any other; and the MUD he or she
is writing or going to write because his/her design ideas are
so much better than in any existing MUD. See also wannabee.
To the anthropologically literate, this term may recall the
Zuni/Hopi legend of the mudheads or "koyemshi", mythical
half-formed children of an unnatural union. Figures
representing them act as clowns in Zuni sacred ceremonies.