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July 28th, 2017
It's Time to Vote! 

Thank you everyone for all your name submissions! There were lot of unique and interesting ones, as well as some predictable ones, given this is the internet.

Now we're accepting your votes on the shortlist as chosen by us at Codename! The shortlists are:

For the Bear:
  • Arson Major
  • Beary McBearface
  • Burnie the Bear
  • Matches the Pyrobear
  • Sir Bearington
  • Teddy the Little Match Bear
  • Ursa, the Arson
For the Female in Green:
  • Alice the Activist
  • Cookie the Girl Scout
  • Emma the Evergreen Scout
  • Ingrid the Inspector
  • Lucy the Lost Scout
  • Penny the Park Planner
  • Samantha the Salamander Scout
Visit this link in order to select your choices and stay tuned for the debut of the winning names with the launch of Littlefoot's Big Adventure in August!

We'll be accepting votes on the names until Tuesday August 1st at Noon PDT!

Thank you for being a part of the 2nd Anniversary celebration for Crusaders!

Note: You will need to be signed into a Google account to vote, but we are not collecting your emails. This is just how Google records one vote per player.

And just for fun, we thought we would include some Honorable Mentions.

For the Bear:
  • Angry Bear with a Stick!
  • Backfire Bear
  • Baldric the Incinerator
  • Barely a Bear Scout
  • Barry the Boot Camp Bear
  • Bear Grillus
  • Bear-er of the Flame-to-be
  • Bearrick the Kindler
  • Bjorn McBearface
  • Burney the Arson Bear (Only *you* can start forest fires!)
  • Cinders the Matchtaker
  • Def Leppard, Pyromania(c)
  • Fireball the Cuddly
  • FlameBear of the Match
  • Grizzly Matches
  • Oaky Embers (anagram of Smokey Bear)
  • Ranger Toasty
  • Sam the Fire Beartroller
  • The Big Match Bear
  • Yekoms, the Fiery Ursid
For the Female in Green
  • Activist Annie
  • Barbara the Uptight Camp Coordinator
  • Blondie the Brownie
  • Char, the Suspicious Secret-ary
  • Community Manager of Infinite Patience
  • Dalia, the Administrator
  • Dolores Green
  • Erika the Envronmentalist
  • Etsy, the Clipboard Girl
  • Florence the Tour Guide
  • Green, The Lost Girl
  • Herbione Ranger
  • Inspector June Goodly
  • Lady McLadyface
  • Minerva Empress of Red Tape
  • Mrs. Boggins, the Soccer Mom
  • Petitioner Petunia
  • Smiling Savannah the Tagalong
  • Slagathor
  • Watcher Willow
July 27th, 2017
The Beginning: Eric and D&D 

Today is Gary Gygax's birthday. As you may know, Gary created Dungeons & Dragons with Dave Arneson in 1974. In honour of Gary's birthday, I'd like to share how my lifelong love affair with this game began in 1981.

This month marks an important milestone for me... like many people, my journey to discovering Dungeons & Dragons started with theater.

Thirty-six years ago I played Kai in The Snow Queen. I was twelve years old and these performances were the culmination of a theatre camp for kids offered by Bastion Theatre in Victoria.

Eric as Kai (center)




During this camp two of the other kids said, "Have you played this game called Dungeons & Dragons?". They brought in the AD&D books, we rolled up characters and played during our lunch breaks.

From our first game, I was blown away. I knew that this game was fantastic and that I wanted to DM. From that point, I DMed games almost exclusively for the next twelve years. I played as often as I could and by university my love of fantasy RPGs heavily influenced my course selections.

Eric aged 12! He looks like he has walked off the set of Stranger Things!

Some of Eric's cherished Dragon Magazines
(plus a bonus Traps book to kill PCs!)

When I graduated from university, I started my first company and had very little time for anything outside of work. Then I fell in love, got married and had children, plus sold the company to IBM twelve years later.

As my kids got older, a friend of mine (Eshu) mentioned that he had recently started playing D&D with his kids. He said they were having a great time. So in 2008, I got the newest D&D books (4e) and started playing with my kids. The first time my kids rolled initiative, I was so overcome with emotion that I almost cried.

Fast forward nine years and not only have I continued playing D&D, but my kids have picked up the hobby and now play in their own games with their friends.

Film, TV, and stage star Joe Managaniello's Champion announcement.


And then the icing on the cake... we are getting to make a D&D game at Codename! There are so many of us at our company with long histories of playing D&D that it is a treat to be able to pour our love for D&D into one of our games.

We are really looking forward to sharing the Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms with you (Check out the official site at: www.IdleChampions.com).
July 26th, 2017
2nd Anniversary Bash Giveaway! 

Crusaders of the Lost Idols is two-years-old this month, and we're celebrating in style with a giveaway all weekend long.

There are three free gifts up for grabs. Collect all three and you'll automatically unlock a super-secret fourth gift!



The first gift will be made available in the Idol Times newsletter this Friday (sign-up now). Then make sure you Like us on Facebook for another giveaway on Saturday. The final gift will be available on Sunday on the official Crusaders Twitter account @CrusadersIdols.

Please note the unique codes are only valid on PC/Web. For mobile, you must link your account using these instructions so you can redeem the codes.

Thank you for supporting us and being an awesome community of players. We're looking forward to you playing for the next 12 months!



Don't forget we are also looking for your input in naming two new Crusaders as part of our second birthday celebrations. Thank you for all the suggestions in the first round, we are now compiling them into a list for a second round where you can vote on the winning names!

Name These Crusaders!

We'll be announcing the start of the second round soon so stay tuned here, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Idol Times newsletter for more information.
July 21st, 2017
New Weekend buff! The Cliffhanger 

Don't you just hate it when something's just getting good and then it stops mid-sente...

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday July 24th.

  • RoboQueen - I Like Dragons ability +200%
  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark ability +200%
  • Zombie Winter - Touch of Wealth ability +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All DPS +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Cliffhanger Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above!

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for RoboQueen and Zombie Winter if you've unlocked them. If you are missing Zombie Winter, you can purchase Zombie Winter's Golden Epic, and it will be available on him once you unlock him.)
July 17th, 2017
It's Time to Name Some Crusaders! 

As part of our celebrations for the 2nd anniversary of Crusaders of the Lost Idols, we're asking for community input!

If you click on this link, you can view the two new Crusaders being added to Littlefoot's Big Adventure, and submit a name for each of them. We at Codename will go through the list of submissions and select our top few for each Crusader. Players will then get a chance to vote on the best name and the winning names will be revealed when the event starts!

The first round of submissions will be available from today until Noon PDT on Monday July 24.
July 14th, 2017
New Weekend Buff! Heatwaves are Coming 

It's so hot that the thermometers are starting to melt. It's time to band together and defeat the heat-walkers.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday July 17th.

  • The Princess - Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate ability +200%
  • Brogon, Prince of Dragons - Friends of Brogon ability +200%
  • Leerion, the Royal Dwarf - Golden Touch ability +200%
  • Prince Sal, the Merman - Base DPS +400%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Rider ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Melting Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above!

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Brogon and Leerion if you've unlocked them. If you are missing Leerion, you can purchase Leerion's Golden Epic, and it will be available on him once you unlock him.)
July 14th, 2017
BW2 Bastille Day 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Bonjour Whackers!

Talk to Pierre in the Commons--he's next to the General Store and Town Hall--to start a mini quest to celebrate Bastille Day for all our friends in France! He needs your help to set up a festive parade! Complete all four of his quests before he leaves to earn special rewards!

Pierre will also sell you the previous reward item from 2015 of the Beret, along with the Bastille Parade horse as a mount option, a French mustache and a French Flag shirt. All of those items are available for Bush Bucks. For gold, he will offer you the option of buying a Baguette sword!

The quests (and Pierre's store) will be available until Monday July 17th at Noon PDT!

Share your joie de vivre on the forums!
July 7th, 2017
11th Objectives Update and a Weekend Buff! 

Have you been looking for an extra challenge? Then we have just the thing. Following on from our 11th Objectives update we've added two new advanced objectives to two campaigns. However, the rewards are worth it: Two new Crusaders can be unlocked, The Priestess of Time and Agent 79.

The first of the two new objectives is Reversion in the Idols Through Time campaign. Your Crusaders must beat area 750 but every 25 areas, your Crusaders will lose 25 levels. We didn't say it was going to be easy.


If or when you're successful, you'll unlock The Priestess of Time. She has some awesome abilities. At level 25, Time Stop freezes random enemies every 10 seconds for 20 seconds at a time. At level 600 enemies take 100% more damage!

The second of the two new objectives is Water Guns of Doom in the Amusement Park of Doom campaign. All enemies have water guns that they constantly shoot the Crusaders with. Occasionally, a big beefy water-powered water-gun toting robot appears and shields all other non-water-powered-gun-robot enemies until killed. The insane action goes all the way to area 775.


Beat the objective and you'll unlock Agent 79, a support Crusader specialising in ranged attacks. At level 100, Ricochet Training makes all projectiles have a 15% chance of bouncing and causing 50% damage to an additional monster. Better still, the ricochet can bounce up to five times if you're lucky!

At level 400, Explosive Ammo makes all projectiles explode on impact, dealing 25% of their base damage to all nearby monsters.

The Priestess of Time


Agent 79


But wait, we have more! Five Crusaders will also get a A Time to Strike weekend buff!

From today until Monday, July 10th at Noon PDT, Draco, Mr. Monkey, Artaxes, King Reginald, and Greyskull all get a limited time buff applied automatically.

  • Serpent King Draco - Base DPS +400%
  • Mister the Monkey - Monkey Business ability +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! ability +200%
  • King Reginald IV - Royal Grail ability +200%
  • Greyskull the Pirate - Plunder ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Striking Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Draco, Mister the Monkey, and Greyskull if you've unlocked them.)

The new objectives and Crusaders are all available from today. Good luck, Crusaders!
July 7th, 2017
BW2: Chocolate and Video Games Days! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Apparently Chocolate Day and Video Games Day are this weekend! During this time, you can find an arcade aficionado in the Commons between the Town Hall and General Store.

They've finally met their match, and could use your help! Maybe you'll get a reward, maybe you won't! Be quick though, as they'll only be here until Noon PDT on Monday, July 10th!

We're also running a gaming themed pet pack this weekend! Be sure to check it out!