July 19th
COTLI: A Song of Thrones 2018 

The Wolf King has arrived, hailing the beginning of winter. Or maybe winter is still coming. Either way, the winner of A Song of Thrones will be decided by you!

A Song of Thrones 2018 runs until Tuesday, July 31 at 12:00pm PDT, and introduces The Wolf King, our latest Crusader!

New Tier 3 Crusader: The Wolf King

A fearsome dire-wolf whose bite is worse than his bark.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier One and Two Crusaders by completing their respective Tier One and Two Objectives. Leerion, the Royal Dwarf, Brogon, Prince of Dragons, Robo Queen, and Zombie Winter will be available to unlock while A Song of Thrones 2018 is live!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit The Wolf King | The Wolf King takes up a slot in the formation and reduces your DPS by 2.5% (additive) each second. This effect resets when you change areas apart from boss areas. Reach area 500.

  • Dragonfire | Dragonfire appears in a random formation slot every 10 seconds, rapidly damaging whomever is in it. Zombie Winter, Roboqueen, the Wolf King, and Dragon Crusaders (including Nate and Natalie) are immune. Dragonfire lasts for 30 seconds or until you change areas. Reach area 600.

  • King of the Animals | Only animal Crusaders can be used. Reach area 650.

  • H-B-Uh-Oh | Every time an enemy is killed a random Crusader is stunned (DPS reduced to 0) for 5 seconds and gets a red ! icon over their head. The Wolf King is immune. Reach area 700.

  • Jam Packed Episode | All of the restrictions/effects from the Dragonfire, King of the Animals, and H-B-Uh-Oh objectives are active at once. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Thrones Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for Tier 2 and Tier 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, July 31 at 12:00pm PDT to complete A Song of Thrones 2018!
July 18th
Idle Champions: The Grand Tour, Part 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

On the road to Longsaddle the party is swallowed by thick fog, becoming lost in the mists. Soon they are under siege from all manner of unholy horrors, now bound by fate to a cursed land without sunlight.

While endless storms toil in the skies above, Strahd von Zarovich stands atop the ancient ramparts of Castle Ravenloft, watching intently as the hapless party arrives in his domain. All goes according to his plan.

The master of Castle Ravenloft is having guests for dinner...

Note: You will need to complete the Grand Tour Adventure Supply Run in order to access the new adventures.

The Mists of Ravenloft

On the way to return an Owlbear to the Harpells of Longsaddle, the Champions get lost in the mists and find themselves in Barovia, under the close watch of none other than Strahd von Zarovich. Can they escape before the horrors of Castle Ravenloft trap them in Barovia forever?
  • Variant: The Hunt for Owl-y — Two particular Harpells want to help you track down their particular baby Owlbear. Unfortunately, by help, they mean walking along while you do all the heavy lifting!

Family Entanglements

Not everything is as it seems in Barovia. The champions head out to follow Madam Eva's fortunes and begin in the town of Barovia to find "Evil's Bride".
  • Variant: Haunted Fortunes — Every 25 areas, a different one of Madam Eva's fortune haunts the adventurers.

Features:

  • Added two new Grand Tour of the Sword Coast adventures: The Mists of Ravenloft and Family Entanglements, each with one variant. You will need to complete the Grand Tour Adventure Supply Run in order to access the new adventures.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!
July 13th
BW2: Shark Weekend! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, it's our own Shark Weekend! There's a marine biologist on Amicus Isle who's looking for help. Head over there now for a limited time quest line lasting over the weekend. One part will unlock each day of the weekend, so today, Saturday and Sunday! You've got until Noon Pacific Time on Monday July 16th!

We're also running a shark mount pack over the weekend! Be sure to check it out!

Redeem this code before noon on Monday July 16th for 1 free Large Energy Pack: SHAR-KSAR-EAWE-SOME
July 13th
BW2: July 13th, 2018 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Limited Time Shark Quest (July 13th, 2018)

- Limited time Shark Week related quest line, available via visiting NPC on Amicus Isle (July 13th-16th)
- Running a Megalodon shark mount pack (A $20 mount pack offer; July 13th-16th)

- Added 3 cow mounts, available in various places (Tuesday July 10th):
- Jersey Cow via a ranch somewhere...
- Holstein Cow via the Island Tokens store on Amicus Isle
- Highland Cow via the wandering pet merchant

- Added 2 more cow mounts, available in various places:
- Black Angus Cow via near a dock somewhere...
- Charolais Cow via a shop somewhere...

- Made progress on the next major area content update!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!

July 13th
COTLI: Idols Through Time, Tier 4 Objectives 

It's time to move through the ages again, as the Idols Through Time campaign is updated with Tier 4 versions of its objectives!

Not only do you have to tackle the obstacles introduced in the previous three tiers, but we've added these extra layers of diabolic blockers!

Idols Through Time Tier 4 Objectives

  • Don't Blink - A literal doctor takes up a slot in the formation and reduces the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 100% while you travel to area 1000.

  • Lost In Time - The relics blocking the slots now move around the formation every 50 areas and the reductions in DPS and Gold are increased to 90%. Reach area 1000.

  • Time-Lost Bosses - When a boss is killed, now FOUR Crusaders have their DPS and Formation Abilities disabled for 15 seconds. Reach area 1050.

  • Nostalgia Trip - Only the first 10 Crusaders are available to use. The reset ability is moved to Artaxes, the Lion. Reach area 1050.

  • Echoes - Reach area 1100 with only 2 formation slots available at the end, due to the ever increasing amount of Echoes in your formation.

  • Hamstrung - You cannot use Crusaders with the Supernatural tag, in addition to the other restricted tags, as you reach area 1100.

  • The Lost World - A sedated T-rex takes up a slot in your formation and must be escorted safely to the end. Unfortunately, if you don't beat an area in under 30 seconds, he goes on a rampage and kills all your Crusaders, sending you back one area. Reach area 1150 with your cranky guest.

  • Atrophy - The damage and gold reduction is now 4% per second, as you strive to reach area 1200.
July 6th
BW2: BIFA Bushwhackia Cup! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

The Bushwhackia Intercontinental Football Association, or BIFA, is having their Bushwhackia Cup soccer tournament! During the tournament, 3 soccer teams attempt to best one another by collectively kicking the most soccer balls in daily matches. Head to Amicus Isle and speak to one of the coaches to be assigned a team!

The tournament ends on Friday July 13th at Noon Pacific Time and rewards can be collected until Monday July 16th at Noon PDT!
July 6th
BW2: July 6th, 2018 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

BIFA Tournament Community Quest (July 6th, 2018)

- Limited time community quest with unique rewards (July 6th - 13th.)
- Join a soccer team, kick balls in daily matches (quests), and earn Participation Medals.
- 7 Matches in total! Teams compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
- Medals can be spent at special store for a few unique items.

- Made progress on the next major area content update!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
July 5th
Idle Champions Event: Founders Day 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Celebrations are underway to commemorate the founding of the Free City of Waterdeep. Founders Day attracts huge crowds to the Field of Triumph, where audiences watch illusory shows about Waterdeep's history and martial exhibitions by notable Champions and the renown city guard.

Festivities have also brought an ancient power from Avernus, first layer of the Nine Hells. A fallen angel has arrived to collect souls for the Blood War...

Founders Day is the fourteenth limited-time event for Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, which runs until Tuesday, July 17th at 12:00pm PDT, and introduces Deekin Scalesinger, Kobold Bard!

New Champion: Deekin Scalesinger

A former member of the Dripping Fang clan, Deekin was once a Skald for a White Dragon named Tymofarrar. Once he was released from Tymofarrar's service, he set out to become the most amazing storyteller in all of Faerȗn. He yearns to sing and tell stories of heroic deeds, but his songs often devolve into "tales" of the doom that is coming to him or his companions.

When you want to add Deekin to your party, you can swap him with Bruenor.

Founder's Day Variants

  • Spectator Sport — Three local farmers have joined in on the Founders' Day tussle, and won't take the hint that they should probably take a seat. It might be because they are pretty drunk. They take up a slot in your formation and change positions every 25 areas.

  • Doom is Coming to Waterdeep — Deekin must sing a song so everyone in Waterdeep knows that doom is coming. I know. We tried talking to him. However, he doesn't know which spot will give him the best acoustics. Deekin is always in your formation and will change positions every 10 areas. Deekin cannot be moved because, well, Deekin is singing a song.

  • The Blood War — Whenever you kill a demon, devils get stronger and demons get weaker, and vice-versa.

Features:

  • Added the Founders Day event, our fourteenth limited-time campaign event! The event runs until Tuesday, July 17th at 12:00pm PDT.
  • Added a new Champion: Deekin Scalesinger, Kobold Bard.
  • Added a new event Divine Favor: Asmodeus' Favor.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!