The Blood & Pigment team (and friends) will be running the various Blood & Plunder events at Adepticon in 2024. You can find the full list of events here. Below are the basic event details for the Blood & Plunder Land Tournament at Adepticon 2024.
The 4-page tournament packet is available here. Near the bottom of this page, you can register for the event and submit your Force List (you must also register for the event on the Adepticon website).
Land Tournament Date, Time, and Place
The Blood & Plunder Sea Tournament at Adepticon will be Thursday, March 21st, 2-8pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1800 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Please note that all historical miniature games are at the secondary location, NOT the main convention center with the vendor hall. Free shuttles are available and run every 15 minutes or so.
Required Experience Level
Blood & Plunder tournaments are fairly casual affairs, but you do need to know the basics of the ruleset to enter this tournament. Obviously, we want to be welcoming and friendly and some tournaments have allowed brand-new players to enter, but that has caused various issues. However, for this tournament, you need to have played at least once and know the basics of the ruleset. It isn’t fair for your opponent if they have to teach you how to play and spend a significant part of the tournament round understanding the basics. This causes delays and an inability to win a round or complete objectives which can affect their ability to win the tournament.
If you are just getting into Blood & Plunder and haven’t got a full game in yet, you can still register and participate in this tournament, but you ALSO need to register (and show up) for a learn-to-play session on Friday at 1 pm, or Saturday at 1 pm or play a demo with one of our Quartermaster crew (if available).
We want to include everyone who wants to participate, but we also want a ensure a good experience for ALL players! Help us make that happen and thank you for understanding this change from last year.
Land Tournament Force Size
This will be a “standard” 150-point land tournament. Forces can be created using the free Blood & Plunder online Force Builder to assure accuracy.
Lists may use all current Blood & Plunder publications including:
- Blood & Plunder Core Rule Book
- Blood & Plunder Revised Rule Book
- Blood & Plunder Rule Book from the Blackbeard vs. Maynard Two-Player Starter Set
- No Peace Beyond the Line
- The Buccaneer’s Companion Vol 1
- Fire on the Frontier
- Raise the Black
You must follow all standard force-building rules including all current errata. Cannon rules will be those in the Revised Rulebook/Two Player Starter Set Rulebook. If you don’t have access to either of those books, you can find the current Artillery Chapter here.
Land Tournament Scenarios
This tournament will play out over three Swiss rounds. The scenarios for each round will be:
- Take and Hold
You can find details for all these scenarios in your basic Blood & Plunder Rulebook.
Round Time Limits
Each of the three rounds will be 100 minutes. Additional details on round length and timing are in the tournament packet.
What You Need to Bring to the Tournament
- 150 Point Blood & Plunder for a land game
- Enough d10s to roll for all tests your force might make
- Reload, Fatigue, and Critical Hit dice or markers
- Fortune Tokens of some sort
- 2 Hard Copies of your Force List
- Blood & Plunder Rule Book
- Measuring Tape
- Activation Deck
- Good sportsmanship!
Land Tournament Scoring
The 3 players with the most Tournament Points after 3 Swiss Rounds will be declared winners. If there is a tie in Tournament Points, the Strike Point Differential number will be used to break the tie. Additional details for tournament scoring can be found below.
Tournament Points [TP]
A player who wins the Scenario is awarded 3 TP, while a player who loses is awarded 0 TP. In the event of a draw both players will receive 1 TP. Tournament Points are used to determine the winner of the Tournament
(and final standings) with ties broken by Differential and Strike Points (SP), in that order. The Round Reporting Sheet has a place for the players to record if they earned a win, loss or draw, as well as the number of Strike Points each player gained.
Strike Points [SP]
The players will also report the total number of SP that they gain and give during the game.
Strike Point Differential
The TO will note the Difference [DIFF] between the players’ SP at the end of the game when the Round Reporting Sheets have been collected. The player with the lower SP score receives a Differential equal to the negative value of that difference, while the player with the higher SP score receives Differential equal to the positive value of that Difference. [Example: Jonathon beats Mike with 3 Strike Points to 1. Jonathon gains 1 SP and a DIFF of -2 while Mike gets 3 SP and a DIFF of 2.] For the sake of clarity, negative numbers of DIFF are good, high numbers of SP are bad.
There will be Adepticon-provided medals for the top 3 players, in addition to some Firelock loot or gift certificates.
- $100 Gift Certificate
- $50 Gift Certificate
- $25 Gift Certificate
There will also be a special consolation prize for the player coming in last in the tournament.
Preparing for the Land Tournament
You will best enjoy the tournament if you have played your force before and are really familiar with how your units, faction, command, and combined force play on the table. Start thinking about what faction you may want to play and start getting some practice with it at the 150-point level.
You can find some write-ups on some 150-point forces used in tournaments in our Community Force Building section of this blog.
Register for the Land Tournament
You have to register for the event on the Adepticon website, but it really helps us if you register here as well, mostly because we would like to preapprove everyone’s force lists before the tournament.
Here is the full tournament packet that contains all details, plus the round recording sheet, and a force roster you can fill out by hand if you prefer that to the online Force Builder.
This should be one of the biggest, if not THE biggest Blood & Plunder tournament of the year! We’re going to unofficially call Adepticon the World Championship Blood & Plunder. You don’t want to miss the World Championships! See you there.
If you have any questions regarding the tournament or any Adepticon events for Blood & Plunder, you can contact us at Blood & Pigment here.
Additional Content Suggestions
- Read the full list of Blood & Plunder events at Adepticon 2024
- Look at our Force Building articles