This is the website for Pathfinder Society games in Central New Jersey. If you wish to run a game let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you on the schedule or just sign up. If you sign up - show up or at least give me a days notice. If you have a location you would like to run games let me know and I will add them to the schedule.
Remember... seating is on a first come first served basis. If we only have one judge for a table, we'll only be able to accomodate 4-6 players. So when we send out the notice to sign up... make sure you sign up. :) We can sometimes finagle things a bit, but don't count on that.
Right in line with that, we're always looking for people willing to GM. It no longer hurts to run a scenario. You can get a chronicle for one of your PCs and you can even play it later with a different PC as long as you don't give away the story. In fact Pathfinder Society makes it painless to GM.
Getting Started with Pathfinder Society organized play.
Before you do anything else go to http://paizo.com/pathfinderSociety to download the Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play. It will have all the rules in it for character creation. getting a table I will be sure to get a DM for the game.
If you do not have a Pathfinder Role Playing Game Core Rule Book you may want to come to a game to have someone help you create a character. Also you can use this online Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Reference Document.
Your next step to joining Pathfinder Society is to register yourself and your first character. You'll need to visit paizo.com/pathfindersociety and click the link "Join the Pathfinder Society and register your character" in the sidebar on the right.
If you were given a registration card at a Pathfinder Society event, follow the instructions on the card and join the Society using the interface on the right side of the screen. Please remember that the 4- or 5-digit number on your registration card is your Pathfinder Society ID number and that the other number on your card is your confirmation code.
If you are registering for the first time and do not have an ID number, click "Join Pathfinder Society" under the interface on the right.
The moment you click either button, you will be taken to your "My Pathfinder Society" page. On the top, you will see something that says "You are Pathfinder # XXXX." That 4- or 5-digit number is your Pathfinder Society ID number. Memorize it, write it down, and don't forget it. You will need this number every time you play in a Pathfinder Society event if you don't have this number with you, anything you do at the event will not be officially recorded.
Beneath that number is a "Download your Pathfinder card" link. If you would like to be able to print off a registration card, click there to do so.
In order to register a character, you will need to create one using the rules in Chapter 4 of the Pathfinder Society Guide to Organized Play and then click "Register a new character."
You will be asked to choose an avatar name (your character name is fine) in case you want to use your character to post on the paizo.com messageboards. You can select an avatar, your time zone, and your faction symbol. Your faction is something you will choose during character creation.
Once you select your faction on this page, however, you will be taken back to your "My Pathfinder Society" page. Your first character has a unique ID number that is your 4- or 5-digit Pathfinder Society followed by a dash and then followed by a 1. Your second character will be dash 2, your third dash 3 and so on. This is important to remember for accurate reporting.
For example, Bob Smith just registered at paizo.com/pathfindersociety. He wants to make an elf rogue of the Taldor faction for Pathfinder Society Organized Play. His Pathfinder Society ID number is 0891. He decides to name his rogue Lelani Scar. After registering Lelani, her Pathfinder Society ID number is Bob's number (0891) plus a dash 1, for example: 0891-1. This number will be used in record-keeping on Lelani's chronicle sheets as well as used for Game Master reporting. Once you've registered, created your character, and then registered your character, it's time to find a game.