Every great tale has a beginning, and yours begins here, in the realm of Shaintar (Pronounced “Shine-tar”). At once familiar and alien, you will come to know it as a place you understand completely, while still being perplexed and dazzled by its mysteries. As you seek out the answers to those mysteries, all the while doing battle with villains and monsters both archetypal and alien, you will come to understand a primal truth: Shaintar, this world with thousands of years of history behind it, stands on the brink of dramatic, possibly catastrophic change. How this change ultimately manifests, what damage it will wreak, or what growth it will engender, will depend entirely upon you.
"The heart of any lasting and memorable roleplaying campaign is the setting. Is it vivid? Alluring? Full of mysteries, as well as straight-ahead challenges?
If the answer is “Yes” to all of these, you are in good hands.
SHAINTAR is deep in “good hands” territory.
Just paging through the Players Guide makes you want to play, and it’s genuinely hard to create a boring character using this book; everything works together to make your Hero interesting. And that’s even before you get to the four detailed Major Enemies lurking in Shaintar. Or the rules for alchemy, or the tantalizing glimpses we get of the Black Lantern and Grayson’s Grey Rangers . . .
A winner. Get this book." -- Ed Greenwood, creator of The Forgotten Realms®
Art by Tomek Tworek
Welcome to Shaintar Justice and Life. You are taking your first step into a much larger world of Epic High Fantasy. Our Justice and Life setting is a Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Tabletop game in which your actions affect the larger world of Shaintar. To manage such a large-scale venture, we have created many useful tools, guides, and resources that will help you get into the action right away.
Your first stop should be our forums. Get your account and introduce yourself on the Introductions Thread. There you will meet our many amazing players, GMs, and moderators. Take a look back at the action to date on the Active Timeline, and read about all the glorious adventures taking place on Shaintar.
Dont forget to take a look at all of the amazing immersive information available in our Worldbook and Justice & Life Wiki. These areas will help bring you up to speed on what J&L is all about and let you explore a massive collection of free setting content.
While we use Shaintar.com as our storehouse for lore and game forums, we use Obsidian Portal for campaign management of individual home games. Accounts are free. There you can browse all of the Shaintar games by clicking on Campaigns>All Campaigns and selecting Shaintar from the drop down list. If you dont want to use obsidian portal feel free to start a thread for your game in the forums to post your reports. Under the J&L sections you'll find places for campaign discussions and reports to be posted.
If you are a new player to an existing game, speak with your GM about creating a character and getting started. Your GM should be able to help get you set up and answer any basic questions you may have. For new GameMasters, you will first need to speak with a member of the Raven’s Flock to assist you in selecting a campaign location within Shaintar. After your campaign location has been approved, you will then need to create an Obsidian Portal page for your Home Game. We offer a Shaintar Obsidian Portal Template in the General Discussion Forums on Shaintar.com to help you.
In addition to forums, Shaintar.com, and Obsidian Portal messaging, we also offer a Shaintar Justice and Life Facebook page for updates, news, and communications about the world of Shaintar and our growing community. And, as always, if you have any questions, the Raven’s Flock is here to help answer questions and get you started.
Once you have some adventures under your belt be sure to submit events, locations and bios of important characters to the J&L Wiki using the "Add Content" feature listed in the "Navigation" section to the left. These submissions will be reviewed by the Raven's Flock for consistency with the spirit of Shaintar and then posted to the wiki. Be sure to highlight the key details and add links to additional information such as campaign reports in yoru submission so that future gm's will be able to get the extra details as they use the site for research on their own games.
In addition to the J&L wiki there is an option to submit a "J&L Content Submission" to the Raven's Flock. This can be used for larger more world impacting things or events you would like to see added to the world. There is even an option to for you request review into full Canon, which lets us know you want to have your submissiosn reviewed for publication in future products.
So what are you waiting for?
Your adventure is waiting.