Potrero War
Thursday May 25, 2017 - Monday May 29, 2017

Calafian Flagship Competition & Plunder

The Calafian Nautical Guild is proud to once again sponsor Plunder and the Calafian Flagship Championship at Potrero War this year.

Returning features this year:

  • Quest Log: Scavenger hunt to find locations, people, and SCA knowledge. This is a youth-friendly activity.
  • Hostile NPCs: sponsored players with too much Salvage looking for challenges to lose.
  • Sea Change cards: modify challenge rules and snatch victory from defeat.. or at least a couple more Salvage.
  • Gem Salvage Tokens: trade your piles of small change for high-value tokens
  • Development Roundtable: discuss and help design next year's game feature - Faction-based territory control. Do you have a flag?
  • Salvage Token Auction: Didn't win the Flagship competition? Come bid your Salvage on donated items. Big ticket items include vouchers for paid entry to Potrero War 2018.

Events and Activities

  • Intro to Plunder class. Learn the rules and how to play. Instructor will have starter kits for new players. Check the Competitions and A&S Calendars for time and location.
  • Plunder Casino. Lost Soles/The Dignified Lady will be hosting a Casino night, Thursday 7pm-11pm. Open entry. All players will receive ST for playing. ST prizes and Sea Change cards for the top 3 players.
  • Flagship Changeover Sunday at Closing Court.
  • Salvage Token Auction. Sunday after Closing Court and the Volunteer Raffle.

  • Plunder Rules.


    Plunder is a set of nautically-themed gaming activities that run year-round, where players work to collect Salvage Tokens (ST). New players are given a starter allotment of ST to begin playing. Players can earn ST by engaging in challenges of skill or luck against other players, questing, fighting on the combat field, taking or teaching Arts & Sciences (A&S) classes, and volunteering.

    Challenges between players can range from a quick game of dice or cards, a rapier duel, best score on the archery range, drinking games, or who can sing the 'best' (Please drink and/or bard responsibly.) - whatever you and your opponent agree on can be a challenge. Plunder provides the rules for determining the Salvage Tokens at stake. Liars Dice is the default means of settling challenges, so make sure to get yourself 5 dice and a cup! (Rules for Liar's Dice are in the Plunder rulebook, see link above.)

    Questing is a scavenger hunt that has players finding individuals, activities, and points of interest around the war site. This activity is youth-friendly, and is a great way for newcomers to learn what there is to do and see at Potrero War.

    Players can also earn Salvage Tokens by completing Volunteer Shifts. Some shifts offer bonus ST, and bonuses stack!
    Bring your Volunteer Card to the Merchant Steward's booth for your payout.
    Bonuses this year:

    • Late Night Shifts earn +1 ST/hour
    • Your second shift of the war will earn +1 ST/hour
    • Porter and Constable on Patrol shifts will earn +1 ST/hour
    • New +2ST/group for donating your hours to any of the following:
      • Thrown Weapons Guild

    Calafian Flagship Championship

    This is an official Baronial Championship. The Flagship Competition is the annual culmination of the Plunder games. Plunder Ships (teams of players, usually associated with a household) that have been playing Plunder all year make a bid of Salvage Tokens. The ship with the largest bid wins the championship, the title Flagship of Calafia, a Baronial pennant and regalia, and special Boss game rules in Plunder for the next year.

    For more information, , Steward for the Calafian Nautical Guild.
    The Calafian Plunder Facebook page.

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