If you are new here, there are a few things you should know.
As stated in the Who are we section, AtlantaPFS is a volunteer organization of Tabletop Roleplaying Game (TTRPG) enthusiasts participating in Paizo’s Organized Play program and offering local game play opportunities at venues, conventions, and special events in the Metro Atlanta area.
We welcome anyone interested in the games we play and run, no matter your experience in the specific games or in TTRPGs in general.
What exactly is Organized Play? It’s a global living campaign where the actions of your characters, along with those of other players, can alter the storyline and outcome of a season. Organized Play allows you to take a character you create at Level 1 and play it through retirement. Think of it as going to pick-up games you can play if you don’t currently have a home group.
By using the Organized Play rules on Character Options for Pathfinder 2E and Starfinder, you are able to take your character anywhere there is an organized play event being run, as long as either your character or an iconic pregenerated character is within the appropriate level range. You and other players will go through the year (or season) together, attempting to thwart enemies and accomplish the goals of the season’s story.
Because the campaign allows for portability of characters, you may find yourself at a table with different players each time. That will introduce you to different ideas and playing styles, and may also gain you some new friends along the way.
First, you’ll need to set up an account at Paizo to track your play progress. Second, you’ll need an account at Warhorn to see what games are scheduled in your area and also for some larger events, like Marietta the Gathering.
In order to track your progress, you’ll receive a Chronicle Sheet for each game you play. Chronicle sheets used to be a physical paper sheets, but are now usually digital. You can print them if you want to. Your progress is recorded both at Paizo’s site and on RPGChronicles. We do recommend you at least back up your sheets now and then.
The Warhorn listings for our games will tell you where they’re located and when they’re happening. If you have a character in the level range of the adventure, or if there are iconic pregenerated characters available in that level range (Pathfinder 2nd Edition pregens are at levels 1, 3, & 5, while Starfinder pregens are at levels 1, 4, & 8), you can sign up to play.
Other than this website, we are also active on the GAPFS Shared Forums and the GeorgiaPFS Shared Discord Server (both linked on the right under “Finding Us”, along with a listing of the venues where we’re active).
For brand new players to the games, there are new player welcome packets for both Pathfinder 2E and Starfinder to help guide you through character creation. But, before you make that first character, you’ll want to review the Character Options pages for Pathfinder 2E and Starfinder so you can make sure your character is considered Society Legal. If you have questions or run into issues creating your characters, feel free to reach out here, on the Forums, or in Discord and we’ll be glad to help you through creation.
You can also go to the forums if you have questions about rules for Pathfinder 1st Edition, Pathfinder 2nd Edition, or Starfinder.
Welcome, and we look forward to seeing you at the tables.