Leave the sandy beaches, drowned ships and nervous outposts of February's Seal behind! Return to the inn at your usual port of call, and participate in 5 tournaments to earn this month's limited edition trophy.
There's more than one way to skin this cat (although why you'd want to skin a cat, I have no idea). There's the quick way, and there's the cheap way. The quick way is to buy a parlor badge, or a subscription if you sail Cerulean, and thus obtain the right to participate in any tournament that crosses the tourney board. The cheap way is to participate only in those tournaments whose game is the one that's free to play at the time.
("Cheap" here refers only to avoiding the expense of a parlor badge or subscription. You might still have to pay an entrance fee, depending on the tournament.)
Of course, the cheap way could also be quick, depending on how many rumble (for example) tournaments get started on the day when rumble is free to play. The Official Seals page doesn't say you have to play in tournaments of 5 different games, after all... although that could be an oversight. A worthy subject for experimentation!
If you're up for testing theories, consider sharing your results in the comments below.
Update: Results of both experiments! Teshka on the Cerulean Ocean (yes, that's me) participated in 5 tournaments on March 2. All of them were either Swordfighting or Rumble. The number of participants in each was 24, 16, 5, 27 and 25. The Seal o' Piracy was awarded the moment the fifth tournament began, immediately after Teshka received notice she had a 'bye' in the first round. Conclusions:
- Number of participants does not matter
- Which game on which the tournament is based does not matter.
- Whether you even play through a single game in the tournament does not matter.
So you could create all 5 of your tournaments, and as long as you got the minimum players required for each tournament to actually start, you'd get your Seal - regardless of whether you bothered to play in any of them. Easiest Seal to earn ever! But then, why would you not want to play?