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
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 2021.

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.

Calling all Young Swashbucklers and Deckhands, thar be special missions for youth this year.

A new childrens event this year specifically for the younger deckhands, on Friday at 3pm there will be a quest to find a special lost  Treasure (this is for those deckhands who do not have youth combat armor or do not wish to fight). The quest starts the Plunder Both in Merchants’ Row.

To join Plunder on the quest for the lost treasure sign up at the Plunder Booth in Merchants’ Row between Thursday at 12pm until Friday at 2pm. Space is limited so grab your parents and follow the tide to sign up.

Got your own armor? Then suit up Sunday Morning and the  to the Playground at 8:45am for rumors are swirling that the Beast of Calafia is out for revenge and we need all of youth combat, who have their own gear to join together and be prepared to fight this vicious beast.

To join the battle and protect our fair land report to the Plunder booth at Merchant’s Row between Thursday @ 12pm until Sat @ 4pm to sign up.  Youth combat marches on Sunday at 9am sharp! Space is limited so grab your parents and follow the tide to sign up.

Requirements: Parents must accompany minors at all times during both quests.  All minors must have a waiver signed at Gate. Photography releases are available to be signed at the Plunder Booth, please sign one so we can use the photos for future youth activities. For the Beast Hunt loaner gear WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE, no exceptions. Youth can only sign up for one quest, no exceptions.  

Questions? Please contact Father Tom of Calafia at

Sign ups for both will be available as space is limited.

Adult fighters will have a chance to earn Salvage by competing in the special tournaments. Plunder Officials will be onsite to award Salvage to Plunder Players both for entering the tournament and possibly more.

If any ship wishes to host a Plunder Event please notify the Plunder Steward  Father Tom of Calafia at

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. Liar’s 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
Plunder Shifts will earn +1 ST/hour

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, contact the Plunder Steward, Father Tom of Calafia, THL Curteis FitzOsbern, Steward for the Calafian Nautical Guild, or visit The Calafian Plunder Facebook page.