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October 12th, 2023
Idle Champions: Boom Boom Charity Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We are excited to announce our collaboration with Todd Stashwick for the Boom Boom the Tavernkeep Charity Familiar! Releasing on October 16th at 9 am Pacific, all net proceeds for the first week of Boom Boom sales will be donated to Extra Life!

Boom Boom the Tavernkeep

Dungeons & Dragons Boom Boom and Todd Stachwick

As soon as Todd Stashwick was approached about making a charity familiar for Idle Champions he knew who he wanted to make. In real life, Boom Boom had a name before the Stashwicks even adopted him. Knowing one day they would get a new dog, they started referring to their future pet as Boom Boom. Now, Boom Boom comes to Idle Champions as a barkeep who doesn't have time for problems in his tavern! For those unfamiliar with Todd Stashwick, he is known for his numerous acting roles and star power, as well as several D&D charity games. Fans of the Black Dice Society will recognize him as Rudolph van Richten towards the end of the series.

Together our goal is to raise money for Extra Life, which is a fundraising program of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Help them continue their efforts this year by purchasing Boom Boom and by visiting their site right now!

Boom Boom the Tavernkeep Familiar will be available in-game starting on Monday, October 16th, 2023 at 9 am Pacific! Afterward, all net proceeds from the first week of Boom Boom sales will be donated to Extra Life.

But That's Not All!

We're also doing our annual 24-hour livestream! Starting Friday, October 20th at 9 am Pacific we will be streaming for 24 hours straight. Come hang out in chat for some awesome shows and fun ways to donate that can affect what's happening on stream! Check out our Extra Life page for more information!

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is available on PC and Mac on Steam, Epic, the web, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and on all Android devices!

September 8th, 2023
Idle Champions: Psyche Charity Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We are thrilled to collaborate with Doctor B for the release of Psyche the Amethyst Pseudodragon Familiar, coming to Idle Champions on September 13th, 2023! The net proceeds of all Psyche sales from the first week of launch will be donated to Take This!

Psyche the Amethyst Pseudodragon

Dungeons & Dragons Psyche and Doctor B

“It always depends; Semper dependet!”

It was a joy to get to work with Doctor B for this charity familiar. For those unfamiliar with him, Doctor B is the Clinical Director for Take This and a frequent contributor to the YouTube channel How to ADHD. He also co-hosts for Champions of Psychology on our Twitch Channel. Doctor B doesn't just enjoy playing Dungeons & Dragons - he's an expert in the applied use of tabletop role-playing games in clinical and learning settings! Tabletop games mean a lot to him, and his love for them and Idle Champions shines through in Psyche the Amethyst Pseudodragon.

Together our goal is to raise money for Take This, whose mission is to decrease the stigma and increase the support for mental health in the game enthusiast community and inside the game industry. Help them continue their efforts this year by purchasing Psyche the Amethyst Pseudodragon and by visiting their site right now!

Psyche the Amethyst Pseudodragon Familiar will be available in-game starting on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 at 12pm Pacific! Afterward, all net proceeds from the first week of Psyche sales will be donated to Take This.

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is available on PC and Mac on Steam, Epic, the web, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and on all Android devices!

May 15th, 2023
Idle Champions: Champions of Psychology Charity T-Shirt 
Posted in Idle Champions.

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month and the launch of season 8 of the award-winning informational, mental health stream Champions of Psychology, Codename Entertainment and Take This are offering limited edition t-shirts and hoodies. These sales will benefit Take This’ mental health mission to decrease the stigma, and increase the support for, mental health in the game enthusiast community and inside the game industry.

Check out the T-Shirt Here!

For longtime viewers of Champions of Psychology, you’ve heard Mitra, Treavor, and Dr. B repeatedly say that their answers always depend on a lot of factors. Now you can commemorate their stubborn unwillingness to give simple answers with these limited edition t-shirts and hoodies featuring the Latin motto, “Semper dependent” (“It always depends”). This motto is printed under the Champions of Psychology logo on the left side of the chest.

At no additional cost, with each separate order Codename Entertainment will offer fantastic in-game items from both of their games. Valued at over $20 USD, these in-game items include:
- Idle Champions: The Great Modron March Event - 3 Gold Champion Chests each for Nordom, Mehen, and a new Champion to be revealed on May 18th!
- Bush Whacker 2: The Balloon Kitty pet and 5 Take This Cookies (restore 100% energy each)

For more information about this event and mental health in general, you can tune in every Tuesday for Champions of Psychology at 12PM Pacific on Twitch.tv/CNEGames.
April 14th, 2023
Idle Champions: Twiggy the Twig Blessing Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We're thrilled to collaborate with Johnny Staton for the release of Twiggy the Twig Blessing Familiar, coming to Idle Champions on April 19th, 2023! The net proceeds of all Twiggy sales from the first week of launch will be donated to One Tree Planted!

Twiggy the Twig Blessing

Dungeons & Dragons Johnny Twiggy Social

We had an absolute blast working with Johnny Staton for this charity familiar. For those not familiar with him, Johnny Stanton is an NFL player who has played for several teams, as well as the Dungeon Master of the four-part series Of Dawn and Dusk. He is a MASSIVE fan of Dungeons & Dragons, and even started a D&D Club in the locker room of the Cleveland Browns called The Heathens. He's also published his own Paladin Subclass on DMs Guild called the Oath of the Executioner!

The Twiggy the Twig Blessing Familiar will raise money for One Tree Planted, a group that wants to plant as many trees as they possibly can. Since 2014, they have doubled their planting counts year after year - and in 2022 they planted a total of 52.7 MILLION trees! Help them continue their efforts this year by purchasing Twiggy the Twig Blessing and by visiting their site right now.

A Familiar Quest Series 3 cast photo including Johnny Staton

Johnny will also join the cast of A Familiar Quest: Series 3 for two episodes! Be sure to tune in live on April 17th and 24th to see Twiggy the Twig Blessing join Squiddle, Disco, Scotty, and Misty. New episodes premier every Monday at 5pm Pacific on Twitch.tv/CNEGames. Also, be sure to catch Johnny on Paint & Slay on April 21st! Johnny loves painting D&D minis so he's joining Vee and Lauren to paint a Myconid Sovereign miniature to look like Twiggy! Watch them live on April 21st at 12pm Pacific on Twitch.tv/CNEGames. Dungeons & Dragons Misty the Will-O'-Wisp Familiar GIF

Twiggy the Twig Blessing Familiar will be available in-game starting on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 at 12pm Pacific! All net proceeds from the first week of Twiggy sales will be donated to One Tree Planted. Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is available on PC and Mac on Steam, Epic, the web, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and on all Android devices!

March 17th, 2023
Idle Champions: Isra the Infernal Horned Toad Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

"Have at thee!"

We're thrilled to collaborate with Jasmine Bhullar for the release of Isra the Infernal Horned Toad Familiar, coming to Idle Champions on March 22nd, 2023! The net proceeds of all Isra sales from the first week of launch will be donated to Girls Who Code!

Isra the Infernal Horned Toad

Dungeons & Dragons Jasmine Isra Social

It was an absolute joy to work with Jasmine Bhullar for this charity familiar. Idle Champions players will probably know her best for her work with Critical Role, Dimension 20, Shikar, and Live Shows with Acquisitions Incorporated. She is an accomplished DM and Player and was part of the recently successful Kickstarter for DesiQuest. Jasmine also streams regularly on her Twitch Channel.

The Isra the Infernal Horned Toad familiar will raise money for Girls Who Code, whose mission it is close the gap in gender inequality in the tech industry, as well change what people think of when they picture what a programmer looks like. They are doing this through Summer Programs, Clubs for students 3rd - 12th grade, as well as Collegee and Career Programs!

Dungeons & Dragons Misty the Will-O'-Wisp Familiar GIF

Isra the Infernal Horned Toad Familiar will be available in-game starting on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 at 12pm Pacific! All net proceeds from the first week of Isra sales will be donated to Girls Who Code. Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is available on PC and Mac on Steam, Epic, the web, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and on all Android devices!

February 8th, 2023
Idle Champions: Misty the Will-O'-Wisp Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

"I love to STING and dance!"

We're thrilled to collaborate with Alicia Marie for the release of Misty the Will-O'-Wisp Familiar, coming live to Idle Champions on February 15th, 2023! The net proceeds of all Misty sales from the first week of launch will be donated to the BIPOC Support Foundation.

Misty the Will-O'-Wisp Familiar

Dungeons & Dragons Alicia Misty Social

We worked with costume designer and performing artist Alicia Marie to bring Misty the Will-O'-Wisp to Idle Champions.

Alicia is a creative artist who crafts spectacular costumes and cosplays for countless characters. There is a very good chance you have seen her work already! She can also be seen on a variety of liveplay TTRPG shows - in fact, Idle Champions players may recognize Alicia from Champions of the Realm, where she played the Dwarven Cleric Barrowin Undurr.

When creating Misty the Will-O'-Wisp Familiar, Alicia was inspired by Misty Copeland, a celebrated dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Misty became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer at the ABT, the most prominent position a dancer can receive in a ballet company.

The Misty the Will-O'-Wisp familiar will raise money for the BIPOC Support Foundation, an organization committed toempowering the lives and communities of Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color, providing equitable resources for mentorship and economic support, and evolving educational opportunities for all individuals, regardless of class, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ability/disability status.

Dungeons & Dragons Misty the Will-O'-Wisp Familiar GIF

Misty the Will-O'-Wisp Familiar will be available in-game starting on Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 at 12pm Pacific! All net proceeds from the first week of Misty sales will be donated to the BIPOC Support Foundation. Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is available on PC and Mac on Steam, Epic, the web, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and on all Android devices!

September 9th, 2022
Idle Champions: Scotty the Rescue Pup Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Rescue cuddles are INCOMING!

Scotty the Rescue Pup Familiar is here to help brighten your day while helping others get the help they need. Read on to learn all about this adorable dog and all the good they are doing!

Scotty the Rescue Pup Familiar

Dungeons & Dragons Scotty Familiar Take This GIF

For the fifth year in a row, we're thrilled to be working with Take This on a charity fundraiser! Take This is a mental health organization providing comprehensive resources, support, and consultation tailored for the unique and diverse needs of the game community.

The inspiration for this new charity familiar comes directly from the real-life pup and his human companion Kelli Butler, a professional opera singer and active streamer for a variety of video games and tabletop RPGs. On stage, she's a coloratura soprano with an extensive performance resume. On streams, she's best known as The Opera Geek and appears on a variety of shows and charity events. We're excited to be working with her, and thrilled that she will be joining the cast of A Familiar Quest: Series 2 as Scotty, starting September 12th!

Dungeons & Dragons Kelli Scotty Social

Scotty the Rescue Pup will be available in-game starting on Wednesday, September 21st at 12pm Pacific! All net proceeds from the first week of Scotty sales will be donated to Take This. Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is available on PC and Mac on Steam, Epic, the web, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and on all Android devices!

June 7th, 2022
BW2: Lambert House Charity Drive! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Lambert House Charity Drive

Hello guys, gals, and non-binary pals!

June marks the 52nd celebration of Pride Month! In support of the LGBTQ+ communities, Codename Entertainment is raising money for Lambert House. Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.

Over this weekend you can purchase any of the following, of which 100% of our proceeds will be donated to Lambert House:

- The Pride Cookie Pack, which contains 10 Rainbow Cookies and the Pride Shirt if you don't already have it unlocked. It can be bought up to 5 times.

- Bush Bucks! During this drive, Bush Bucks purchases of 50 or more will include +30% more bucks, and will get you the exclusive Pride Dragon pet (pet given only once).


The Pride Cookie Pack


The Pride Bush Bucks Sale, with the Pride Dragon pet!


The Pride Dragon Bundle Sale. A pride pet, flag ranch item, and hat for 12 different LGBTQ+ communities!

But there's more! Spend your Bush Bucks on a Pride Dragon Bundle of your chosen LGBTQ+ community! Each bundle includes a Pride Dragon pet, Pride Flag ranch item, and Pride Hat in that community's colours!


The Pride Cookie Pack

Don't forget to visit the Commons and get a complementary Rainbow Cookie!

Lambert House

Read more about the Lambert House here

Why a charity fundraiser, Codename?

One of Codename Entertainment's long-term goals is to give back as much as we can. As part of giving back, we regularly find charities and organizations that we want to support and do charitable promotions for them in-game. (100% of Codename's proceeds from these sales like this go directly to the charity. It gives you some extra in-game goodies, it provides funds and support for Lambert House, and it gives us a warm fuzzy feeling in our tummies.)

This charity drive ends after Monday June 21st, so don't forget to contribute while you can. Let's help today's youth!

Charity Drive Update: Success!

June 2nd, 2022
Idle Champions: Amani the Songbird Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This Pride, we at Codename Entertainment are delighted announce that we collaborated with Omega Jones to create a unique familiar for our Lambert House charity drive! Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of Amani the Songbird through June 21st, 2022, to Lambert House.

Dungeons & Dragons Amani Key Art

Lambert House

Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills. We at Codename Entertainment are thrilled to be supporting Lambert House, which is a fantastic cause we really believe in.

Amani the Songbird Familiar will be available on June 8th, 2022 at Noon Pacific in the in-game shop on all platforms. Net proceeds from all Amani the Songbird Familiar sales through June 21st, 2022, will be donated to Lambert House! Check out the in-game store for more details!

Dungeons & Dragons Amani Gif

A Familiar Harmony

To celebrate the release of Amani, we will have a special one shot D&D livestream on Wednesday June 8th at 3pm Pacific! Omega Jones will be joining Brian Gray and Michelle Nguyen Bradley as players in a game DMed by Lauren Urban. That lovely game will cap off a full day of streaming celebrating Amani, so join us on our Twitch Channel!

Familiars

Familiars are NPCs that players can assign to specific tasks, such as clicking enemies, leveling up Champions, or using ultimate abilities. Familiars will click at different rates depending on the task they are assigned to. For more information, check out our How To Play Idle Champions video!



April 20th, 2022
BW2: Earth Day Charity Drive! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Earth Day

As longtime players of Bush Whacker know, we like to give back whenever we can. So for Earth Day, we're having a charity drive!

This drive will run from April 20th through May 3rd, 2022, and we'll be raising money for a great organization that works to protect nature and the environment: Conservation International.

Conservation International

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork and finance, they spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, for biodiversity and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

For more information about the Conservation International, check out their website.

Make Your Donation

You can donate in-game by purchasing any of our three different charity packs:
  • Earth Cake Charity Pack - Earth Cakes and Bush Bucks!
  • Earth Charity Ranch Pack - Cloudy Tree ranch item, Earth Cakes, Earth Shield, and Bush Bucks!
  • Earth Charity Pet Pack - Pet, Lvl 40 Pet Treat, Earth Cakes, Earth Shield, and Bush Bucks!

The Earth Cake Charity Pack, Earth Charity Ranch Pack, and Earth Charity Pet Pack (left to right)

100% of our net proceeds from all three packs will be donated to the Conservation International.

Free Cake!

Drop by the Commons and talk to the charity drive representatives south from the Town Hall for a free Earth Cake, and to learn more about the charity drive!