A Tale in the Desert is a Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMO) set in ancient Egypt. The game focuses on crafting and trading, mixed with strong social challenges, and has absolutely no combat and death is rare. Within the game is one of the most complex trade skill systems that have ever been created. This is coupled with tests in various disciplines that challenge players to work together or against each other. There is a discipline to meet almost any interest.
Perhaps most unique is that the game actually has an ending and a new telling starts up with players back at ground zero. The 8th incarnation began on Friday 2nd March 2018, and is the first tale under the ownership of Desert Nomad Studios
The game is a great sociological experiment, asking questions like "What will happen if players can completely control the world through the use of laws?" and "Will players work together in a project when working against each other could potentially have more benefit to one of them?". Tale 8 continues with this ethos, with the emphasis on discovery.
October 9, 2018
The Wikis for Tales 4, 5, 6, and 7 have finally been restored. They are now live and available at their original "atitd.org" URLs so links shouldn't have to be updated at all. A lot of updating and elbow grease went into getting them working on a modern server architecture so please post in #wiki-editing on Discord or /chat Brad in-game if you notice any glaring issues with these Wikis.
As has already been mentioned numerous times, the Tale 7 Wiki has been restored from a backup from early- to mid-2016 so it is missing a lot of updates and information. The sidebar now offers you the choice between this out-of-date version or the Archive.org version which. The out-of-date version offers the ability to "View Source" so you can grab Wiki text, whereas the Archive.org version will be more up-to-date but doesn't offer the "View Source" option.
The Wikis for Tales 1, 2, and 3 will be a little trickier to bring back online but it is something that's in the works. And, of course, the Tale 8 Wiki is also still a priority so hopefully we'll have some cool new updates coming here as well.