Site Introduction

From the Shadows is a military/spy themed sandbox RP that focuses on the special operations and intelligence communities. Drawing thematic inspiration from real world sources and realistic military fiction (Tom Clancy, Dalton Fury, et al) it is designed to provide an immersive and authentic feeling world and story. Our goal is to be entertaining and engaging while still honoring and respecting the real-life operators and agents who inspire the story.

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Story Spotlight:

Urgent Mercy A coalition force of special operations comes into contact with the cartel and corrupt Argentine Special Forces while trying to rescue a downed friendly pilot.

Welcome, Guest, to From the Shadows!

As you can see, From the Shadows is a military-themed, real life action collaborative writing/roleplaying board. It is set in present day, focusing on the units, operators, and agents that make up the world's special operations and espionage elements.

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Do I need to know a lot about the military to play?

Nope, a passing knowledge or just a passion to play is enough. We provide everything you need to know!

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What kinds of characters are you looking for?

We accept military, civilian agents, and civilians (as long as they are related to the military in some way). Please check out our Recruiting Drives section/want ads for specific ads!

How old do I have to be to join?

The board is rated 3,2,3 by the RPG-Rating system, you must be 18 to join.

More to be added as necessary.

Character Creation

Characters can be male or female, must be at least 18 years of age, and must be in the military, a contractor, or otherwise associated with the military (civilian family, spouses, etc are allowed).


Operations are boardwide plots with either one mission or multiple sub-operations. Planning is done and sign-ups are held prior to mission launch. After launch, you can sign up for the next phase or section of the mission.

Accepted Units

Please check out our Unit List section for more information

Do you accept affiliates?

Yes, please simply navigate to our affiliate board (guest friendly) and post your ad. We will add your button once our advertising team has visual confirmation that our button is on your board in return.

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Re: Urgent Mercy (Operation Whirlwind Phase I)
by Mim | Today at 01:43:57 AM
<Bunker-Kitchen+ Fuse Room> The young woman Sophia waited in the fuse room patiently. She had been selected not only be...
Re: Port Stanley-Falkland Islands
by Jack Pierce | June 26, 2017, 05:16:48 PM
<15,000 ft, turning for Intercept>"This is RAF SAM battery control, callsign Whiskey Six. We are tracking the bogi...
Re: Port Stanley-Falkland Islands
by Robyn Hatfield | June 26, 2017, 07:10:39 AM
<15,000 ft, approaching WP Bravo> "Something doesn't add up." Bobbie didn't often speak to herself ...
Re: Port Stanley-Falkland Islands
by Jack Pierce | June 24, 2017, 04:00:10 AM
<15,000 ft, approaching WP Bravo>"Carnage 1-1, that's an affirmative. Bogies are maintaining Angels Five, no ...
Re: Operation Iron Serpent - Phase I (Arrival & Briefing)
by William Bishop | June 24, 2017, 03:45:51 AM
Air Force Base MakhadoLouis Trichardt, Limpopo Province, South Africa"Alright then. Lieutenant, welcome, grab a seat. Le...
Re: Port Stanley-Falkland Islands
by Patricia Ramirez | June 23, 2017, 09:42:03 PM
<20,000ft, approaching WP Bravo> "Thunderhead to Python, angels 20, copy." "Python three copy, at angels...
Re: The Venezuelan Connection
by Mim | June 23, 2017, 07:55:35 PM
That! is typically what the CIA would do. Okay then, I will bring Sydney in. We can have a thread set up for either Langley, ...

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