Ember Online is a fantasy adventure MUD with its own client for security and safety. Currently, there are 13 playable races with more in development. Racial choices run the gambit of standard fantasy races such as humans, elves, half-elves, dark elves, half-orcs, dwarves, goblin, and gnomes; as well as nonstandard and unique races such as saurian, drakeblood, primordial, fae, and halfling. With the introduction of the new Archer class, there are now 13 playable classes for the game. Standard fantasy classes are well represented with unique abilities and features. The classes are grouped into four basic categories of abilities; rogues (thief, bard, and assassin), fighter (barbarian, archer, knight, monk, paladin, and ranger), healer (cleric and druid), and mages (necromancer and sorcerer).