December 15th
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Greedy Ghosts 

Finding the new Ghostbeard's Greed tier 4 objectives challenging? Fight back with these handy buffs!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 18th.
  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark ability +200%
  • Serpent King Draco - Base DPS +400%
  • Leerion, the Royal Dwarf - Golden Touch ability +200%
  • Fire Phoenix - All DPS +200%
  • Chiyome - Blend with Shadows ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Greedy Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
December 15th
COTLI: Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 4 Objectives 

Today's update includes seven new Tier 4 Objectives in the Ghostbeard's Greed campaign! These objectives will really test your mettle and push you to your limits. In addition to the new objectives and weekend buff that everyone has come to know and love, we've also updated the Golden Epic item available with purchases of jewelled chests, and expanded our flash sales to include more potential Golden Epic loot. Enjoy!

Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 4 Objective Updates


PAARRRfection
  • Every 15 seconds in non-boss areas, a random Crusader is killed by a falling meteor
  • Reach Area 800

Ms. Fizzle's Field Trip
  • The kids reduce the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 50%. This effect stacks.
  • If any of the kids die, you fail the objective.
  • Reach Area 850

Guy's Night Out
  • Only the human male Crusaders are available
  • Reach Area 900

Beauties and the Beasts
  • Only female and non-human Crusaders are available
  • Reach Area 900

2,000 Levels For All
  • Crusader level costs increases super faster, but DPS remains the same
  • Get all Crusaders to level 2,000

X Marks the Spot
  • Gold Find bonus is reduced by 20% for each Crusader in the formation.
  • Reach Area 900

Cursed Treasure
  • All treasure chest monsters are cursed. While they're alive, and for a short period of time after they're killed, your gold find drops to 0.
  • Reach Area 950
December 14th
Twitch Plays Idle Champions Launched Today 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Twitch Plays Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Launched Today


VICTORIA, BC – December 14, 2017 - Codename Entertainment is proud to announce the launch of Twitch Plays Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms. Now players can combine their idle clicker expertise and play the highly-rated PC game together with thousands of other members of the community 24 hours a day.

Twitch Plays Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms enables fans to play collaboratively, entering commands, and voting on significant actions in real-time. The options include choosing the formation strategy of the party, when to use Ultimate Attacks, and even when to reset and start a new adventure.

Twitch Plays Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is available to play right now on its own dedicated Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/twitchplaysidlechampions) plus it will be featured regularly on the official Dungeons & Dragons Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/dnd).

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is an official free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons-based clicker game. Assemble a party of Champions and master the art of Formation Strategy. Upgrade your heroes, collect unique gear, and unlock new Champions in regular new events.

Go to www.IdleChampions.com for further information on the game and search for Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms on Steam.

About Idle Champions

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, the world's first idle clicker game set in the celebrated universe of the Forgotten Realms. The game is indie studio Codename Entertainment's first licensed video game in partnership with Dungeons & Dragons. The game has appeared consistently in the Top 100 games by concurrent player count since launch: store.steampowered.com/stats

About Codename Entertainment

Codename Entertainment Inc. is the award-winning indie video game studio based in Victoria, British Columbia. The studio's previous game, Crusaders of the Lost Idols, has remained popular since launching in 2015. It has stayed in the Top 1% of games by concurrent player count on Steam. It's also one of the Most Played games out of more 113,000 on Kongregate.com, and it is consistently ranked in the Most Popular Games on Armorgames.com.

About Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com

The characters Arkhan and Chango are trademarks of 3:59, Inc. and are used with permission. © 2017 3:59, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contact

Clive Gorman
clive@codenameentertainment.com
December 13th
Celebrate Christmas 2017 in Bushwhackia! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

'Tis the Season for Giving!

Get into the giving mood of the holiday season by tackling the Bushwhackia Christmas event.

You'll want to get started by heading to the event area in the Commons to meet up with the stranded elf and help him fix his teleporter. (It's delicate, OK?) Once you've got it operational, you'll be able to make the journey far to the North Pole where you'll find a bevy of characters who need your special skills to make the holiday celebrations work!

Your primary task will be helping the elves make presents by bringing them Candy Canes (that you find in bushes), but there is a veritable smorgasbord of holiday related quests to complete as well. All of these quests will unlock over the course of the event, with the last ones unlocking on Christmas Day.

Once you've found reindeer chow for the poor reindeer, then you can help out Santa by delivering a present to a random house daily.

New for 2017:
This year's update includes: a new Christmas tree for your ranch received from completing the Decorate Tree quest; a new Snowman pet from the Build a Snowman quest; custom items for ice fishing; 3 new daily quests; and more!

Presents all Around!!

Once a day, if you have excess tokens, you can send a Present to a friend! These presents will contain a random amount of gold, energy, mana, power and come with some other treats as well. If you want to send more presents in a day, it will cost you a few Bush Bucks. Talk to Sasha in the North Pole to learn more!


Sasha has the power to gift your friends!


Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

There are a total of TWENTY-THREE possible Achievements to earn in the Christmas 2017 event:

Achievements Returning in 2017:
Apprentice Elf Helper - You've been responsible for at least one present!
Journeyman Elf Helper - You've been responsible for at least 20 presents!
Professional Elf Helper - You've been responsible for at least 50 presents!
Expert Elf Helper - You've been responsible for at least 50 presents from each Elf!
Santa Man - You've delivered a present to someone's house!
Diverse Santa - You've delivered a present to several houses!
Schoolyard Victor - You won 5 snowball fights!
Reindeer Herder - You've saved the reindeer 5 times!
Yay! Presents - You've opened a present from the Developers!
12 Days of Bushmas - You completed all 12 days of Bushmas!
Christmas Savior - You've helped all the citizens in need at the North Pole!
Snow-ho-ho! - You built yourself a snowman!
Well-arranged Caroling - Find all the special arrangements of famous Christmas carols.

Added/Changed for 2017:
The Gift of Getting - You purchased all the Christmas 2017 items!*
Sweater Weather - Buy one of Mrs. Claus' specialty sweater weather.
Naughty Nabber - Permanently borrow an item (Rudolph gnome) from Nate's house.

We also have 7 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:

Santa Santa - You're practically Santa! (deliver a present while dressed as Santa)
Materialist - You bought all the 2012 Christmas things!
Reverse Grinch - You've delivered a present dressed as a Grinch!
All The Toys - You bought all the 2013 Christmas things!
No Returns Allowed! - You bought all the 2014 Christmas items!
Season of Shopping - You purchased all the Christmas 2015 items!
Winter Solstice Souvenirs - You purchased all the Christmas 2016 items!


* The Christmas Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the The Gift of Getting achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Note: The achievements Reverse Santa, Reverse Santa 2.0, Napping Nate Nabber, and The Gift of Taking are not available during the 2017 event.

Pet Packs:

New 2017 Pet Packs:



COMING SOON! Keep an eye out for the sale pop-up!

Other Pets available**:

2012 Reindeer - The pet for getting 100% in the 2012 Christmas Event (available for Bush Bucks.)
2013 Reindeer - The pet for getting 100% in the 2013 Christmas Event(available for Bush Bucks.)
2014 Reindeer - The pet for getting 100% in the 2014 Christmas Event(available for Bush Bucks.)
Snowman - Earned for completing a specific quest in this event.

** Note that these four pets start out as ranch items only, and can be converted to real pets by talking to Hank the Farmhand in the Commons (once you've built the stables)

Share the holiday spirit on the forums!

The Christmas event will run until Monday January 1st at Noon PST (8pm GMT.)
December 13th
BW2: Change Log Dec 13 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Christmas Event (December 13th, 2017)

- Updated the Christmas Event
- Added 3 new daily quests
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added 3 new pets
- Added ice fishing with 2 fishable custom items
- New Christmas Tree and Snowman quest rewards

- Added Christmas Kangaroo Mount promo (free with BB purchase over $10; 30% more BBs over $5)

- Fixed companions with animated transitions causing delays on the last whack of a Quick Whack (eg. Groundhog, Gargoyle, Sandworm)

- Added a missing achievement for Kaine’s Spine of the World mystery

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
December 8th
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Challenge Accepted 

Are you up for a challenge? Stay tuned for something truly new and exciting.



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 11th.
  • Arachnobuddy - Web Blast ability +200%
  • Detective Kaine - All Gold Found +100%
  • Bubba, the Swimming Orc - Synchronized Swimming ability +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%
  • Priestess of Time - Sands of Time ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Teasing Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
December 6th
Idle Champions Event: Simril 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Simril is ruined! Someone or something has been pillaging all the food stores of Luskan, leaving very little leftover for the feast of Simril, let alone the long, cold winter to follow. Your party has been hired to hunt down this ruiner-of-holidays and recover the stolen sustenance.

Celebrate Faerûn's winter solstice with the latest Idle Champions event, Simril! This limited-time adventure runs from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 18th 2017, and introduces Dhadius the Scarlet, the Human Wizard!

New Champion: Dhadius the Scarlet!

Dhadius is a mage of legendary status and acclaim (at least, in his own mind), who sees everyone else as intellectual worms. Being an egomaniac, he seeks out esoteric lore and rare magical secrets so he may know things that the 'common fools' do not.

Dhadius hails from Luskan in the north, where he is a member of the Arcane Brotherhood, an infamous group of wizards. He joined them only recently and hasn't been taken as seriously by the others as he thinks he should be. He's determined to let is be known far and wide that he is a wizard to be respected and feared.

When you want to add Dhadius to your party, you can swap him with Calliope.

Simril Variants

  • Frightful Weather — In areas where it is snowing, your party will take 1.7% of their max health as unavoidable damage every second.

  • Light in the Darkness — Several slots in the formation are taken up by floating magical torches.

  • A Wise Endeavour — Only champions with a wisdom score of 13 or more may be used.

Features:

  • Added the Simril event, our fourth limited-time campaign event! The event will run until Monday, December 18th at noon PST.
  • Added a new Champion: Dhadius the Scarlet, the Human Wizard.
  • Added a new event Divine Favor: Shar's Favor.
  • Champion ultimate abilities now usable with numeric keypad.
  • The game is now compatible with Razer hardware – let there be lights!
  • You can now minimize the top UI using a button added to the left of the top left menu – bird hunters rejoice!

See the in-game FAQ for more information!
December 1st
BW2: A Post-Feast Feast 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

There are so many Thanksgiving leftovers, and a visitor in the Commons doesn't want them to go to waste! It's a tall order, so they'll need the help of all the Bush Whackers!

This community-wide quest will last from now until Noon Pacific Time on Monday December 4th! Contribute as much as you can to help out and try to earn the rewards!

Assuming you're all successful, the reward will be available from them any time before Wednesday December 6th at Noon Pacific Time.
December 1st
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Park Hopper 

You may want (or need) this buff to help beat some of the Amusement Park of Doom's mos challenging objectives yet.



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 4th.
  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • President Billy Smithsonian - Us Vs. Them ability +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! ability +200%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Rider ability +200%
  • Chef Casey - All DPS +200%



Check out these limited-time Hopping Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
December 1st
COTLI: Amusement Park of Doom T3 Objectives 

New Tier 3 Objectives

Amusement Park of Doom has some new Tier 3 Objectives! Luckily, we also have some weekend buffs this weekend to help you power through them...



Roller Coaster
  • Tier 3: The bottom of the tween (100% debuff) now lasts twice as long
  • Reach Area 800

Carousel
  • Tier 3: Slot 21+ Crusaders are now included in the rotation, all the way up to slot 28
  • Reach Area 800

Log Ride
  • Tier 3: Splashed Crusaders slowly regain their DPS over 15 seconds instead of gaining it back immediately
  • Reach Area 850

Ferris Wheel of Doom
  • Tier 3: Crusaders not adjacent to the Ferris Wheel do no DPS, but still have formation abilities enabled
  • The Ferris Wheel now rotates every 15 seconds instead of every 10
  • Reach Area 900

The House of Horrors
  • Tier 3: The effects are even more severe (even more enemies spawn, they get even bigger, etc.)
  • Reach Area 900

Mauled By Mascots
  • Tier 3: The mascots move much more quickly
  • Reach Area 950

Couples Day
  • Tier 3: Male Crusaders decrease the DPS of adjacent Male Crusaders by 100%, and same for Female Crusaders w/ adjacent Female Crusaders
  • Reach Area 1000