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October 26th
Idle Champions: Farewell WebGL 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Welcome Champions.

We're here to announce some bittersweet news for our WebGL players as we move toward the long-running future we're envisioning for Idle Champions. As of Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at 12 PM Pacific Time, Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms will no longer be able to be played via your browser on Kongregate, Armor Games, and CNE Games. But fear not, we’re working hard to ensure you can take your progress to another platform of your choice (details below). We’re working to make this transition as easy and seamless as possible while understanding that this process is challenging for everyone involved. As thanks for sticking with us through this process, we've crafted a unique giveaway for all Kongregate/Kartridge, Armor Games, and CNE Games players that includes $150 of in-game items.

Before we get started, the bulk of the information below only affects players who play via their web browser on Kongregate Games, Armor Games, and CNE Games. This does not affect players on any of our other platforms. With regards to players who play via the Kartridge client, you'll still be able to play on Kartridge, and that is an option for migration. As you continue to read below please note that when we say WebGL, we mean in-browser game players on Kongregate Games, Armor Games, and CNE Games.

We launched the WebGL in-browser version of Idle Champions two and a half years ago. Doing so required us to create a complete parallel version of the game using browser-compatible technologies, specifically WebGL and Javascript. This allowed us to accomplish our goal of having as many players as possible to join us for a grand tour of Faerûn, and we are immensely thankful for everyone who has joined us over the past few years.

Unfortunately, as many of our WebGL players know, the rollout and continued live service of what is essentially a second version of the game has not been without issues. As we looked into resource loads and our ability to live-service the game into the future, we determined that it is no longer viable for us to continue porting Idle Champions to WebGL platforms.

To that end, we've made the very difficult decision to sunset the WebGL version of the game at 12:00 PM Pacific Time, on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021. From that point onward, it will no longer be possible to play Idle Champions via your browser on Kongregate, Armor Games, or CNE Games. However, your progress will not be lost! We’ll be able to migrate your Idle Champions account to another platform that runs the Unity version of the game (Steam, Epic Games, Kartridge client, Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, iOS, Android, or via a new downloadable client on CNE Games). Read on to learn more about this transition.

Giveaway

We'd like to apologize for the challenges our players on WebGL have encountered as we continued to do our best to keep the two versions of the game up to date. As a way of thanking you for sticking with us through the bumps we've encountered, we've crafted a unique giveaway for all Kongregate/Kartridge, Armor Games, and CNE Games players that includes over $150 of in-game items. All accounts on those platforms that were created before 3 PM Pacific Time Thursday, October 20th will be credited with the items below when you next log in. Accounts created on those platforms after this date will not receive the login reward.
    Upon logging in on your WebGL platform, your account will be credited with six extra Champions: Orkira (Slot 1), Gromma (Slot 3), Briv (Slot 5), Krull (Slot 6), Birdsong (Slot 9) and Avren (Slot 11), along with 16 Gold Chests and 2 Shiny equipment cards for each of them. Additionally, you will be credited with two unique Familiars: the Gelatinous Cube, and a Pixie riding a Corgi.
These items will migrate with your account when you move to a new platform.

Purchasing

As we transition off of WebGL platforms, it is still possible to play Idle Champions on those platforms, but we hope you'll migrate your account sooner rather than later. Purchasing with real money (or KREDS on Kongregate) is available until Monday, November 22nd at 12 PM Pacific Time, at which point it will no longer be possible to make purchases with your WebGL account. In-game currency, DLC, progress, and the log-in reward noted above will all be migrated to your new platform when you migrate your account (details below). Platform-specific purchasing credits (e.g. Kongregate KREDS) will not migrate to the new platform, so we suggest using those prior to migrating your account. As of Wednesday, December 8th at 12 PM Pacific Time, it will no longer be possible to play Idle Champions on WebGL platforms, but it will still be possible to migrate your account.

To help plan your purchasing as you migrate your account, we want to be as transparent as possible about our upcoming sales. Read our Halloween Sale blog post here for more details on a sale we're launching across most of our platforms starting on Thursday, October 28th. All purchases, game progress, and in-game items will migrate with your account.

Migrating Accounts

It is preferable that the account you are migrating to is a new account, or if not a new account, an account that you are okay with replacing all progress/items with your WebGL accounts progress/items. Please note that it is not possible to merge accounts.

Once you're ready to migrate your account to a new platform, there are a few steps which we've outlined below depending on your source and target platforms.
    I play on: Kongregate, Armor, or CNE Games in a browser
    I want to play on: Steam, Epic Games, Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, iOS, Android, or via the new downloadable client on CNE Games.

    1. Please log into your WebGL platform account (Kong, Armor, CNE Games). Write down your account-specific MIGRATION CODE.
    2. Download and load Idle Champions on your new chosen platform.
    3. Open the settings menu and select the 'WebGL Migration' button.
    4. Enter the MIGRATION CODE in that dialog. That’s it, you’re all set!


    I play on: Kongregate in browser
    I want to play on: Kartridge Client

    • That's easy! Kartridge uses the same login details as Kongregate, so just download the Kartridge client here and keep playing!


    I play on: CNE Games in browser
    I want to play on: CNE Games downloadable client

    • That's easy! Just download the new client here and use your same login info!

FAQ:

    When does WebGL turn off?

    As of Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at 12 PM Pacific Time, Idle Champions will no longer be able to be played via your browser on Kongregate, Armor Games, and CNE Games.

    How do I migrate my account?

    To migrate your account, please follow the instructions in-game on your WebGL platform or read about it here.

    Will it be possible to migrate my account after December 8th?

    Yes! You will still be able to retrieve your migration code and migrate your account. Read more on migrating your account here.

    Someone said giveaway?!

    Yes! All WebGL accounts created before 3 PM Pacific Time Thursday, October 20th will receive a unique giveaway. You can find details on it here.

    I play on Kartridge, does this affect me?

    Nope! Players who currently play on Kartridge will be unaffected by the retirement of the WebGL game. Players who play on the Kongregate browser can log in via the Kartridge client, or migrate to another platform if they wish.

Whilst it is a bittersweet end to this chapter of Idle Champions, we want to thank all our players for their continued support and make things as smooth as possible during this transition. Idle Champions on WebGL platforms will be turned off at 12 PM Pacific Time on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021. Purchasing will be turned off at 12 PM Pacific Time on Monday, November 22nd, 2021. Thank you for your continued support and we hope you’ll continue to play Idle Champions on another platform.
October 26th
Idle Champions: Halloween Sale 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's spooky season! We have our Halloween Sale launching on most platforms later this week! Here's what's going on sale:

Starter Packs

  • Asharra Starter Pack, Straight from Chult, Get a SOARING boost to your power with a full set of rare items and an exclusive Golden Epic for Asharra! We'll also toss in 5 Gold Chests to power you up even more! This pack is on sale at a discount of 50% and includes:
    • Ornate Jade Spear of the Mind (Golden Epic)
    • Orb of Squalls (Rare)
    • Golden Robe (Rare)
    • Hardened Leather Pouch (Rare)
    • Jeweled Aarakocra Necklace (Rare)
    • Jeweled Copper Amulet (Rare)
    • 5 Gold Chests

  • Delina Starter Pack, Get a SORCEROUS boost to your power with a full set of rare items and an exclusive Golden Epic for Delina! We'll also toss in 5 Gold Chests to power you up even more! This pack is on sale at a discount of 50% and includes:
    • Ruby Focused Dagger of Danger (Golden Epic)
    • Master's Necklace (Rare)
    • Charged Orb (Rare)
    • Fine Belt and Sheath (Rare)
    • High Collared Cape (Rare)
    • Masterful Silken Robe (Rare)
    • 5 Gold Chests

  • Patron Starter Packs are on sale at a discount of 30% 42 Patron Chests containing loot items useable by that Patron, 4 Supply Chests and a bundle of 50 000 Patron currency!

Familiars

  • Pirate Parrot Familiar Pack is on sale at a discount of 40% and includes not only the Pirate Parrot Familiar, but also 4 Epic Potions of Speed, 4 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 4 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, and 1 Potion of Polish!

  • Tasha's Cauldron Familiar Pack is on sale at a discount of 60% and includes not only the Tascha's Cauldron Familiar, but also 2 Epic Potions of Speed, 2 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, and 2 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance!

  • Cinnamon the Red Panda Familiar Pack is on sale at a discount of 40% and includes not only the Cinnamon the Red Panda Familiar, but also 6 Epic Potions of Speed, 6 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 6 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, 6 Epic Potions of Fire Breath, and 1 Potion of Polish!

Skin & Feat Packs:

  • Artificer Avren is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Avren if you don't already have him and includes Avren's Artificer Skin & his Two-Headed Coin Epic Feat, which increases the effect of Avren's Mirror Image ability by 80%. This pack also includes 7 Gold Avren Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.

  • Sentinel Prime Sentry is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Sentry if you don't already have her and includes Sentry's Sentinel Prime Skin and her Her Majesty's Rose Epic Feat, which increases the effect of Sentry's Guardian of Solwynn ability by 80%. This pack also includes 7 Gold Sentry Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.


Theme Packs

  • Red Panda Baeloth Theme Pack, is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Baeloth if you don't already have him, and includes Baeloth's Red Panda Skin and his Red Panda Djinni Epic Feat, which increases the effect of Baeloth's Generous Djinn ability by 80%. This pack also includes the Fancy Red Panda Familiar and 16 Gold Baeloth Chests.

You can find more information and details in the in-game store when the sales are live!
October 22nd
BW2: Halloween Event, 2021 Edition! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The Haunted Mansion Has Materialized!

Who doesn't love a good haunted mansion? Well, that's what Halloween in Bushwhackia is all about! But to decorate your very own, you need to do what you do best! Go out into the world and whack bushes to find Pumpkins. Once you have found a patch of pumpkins, you can buy decorations from Glenda outside the mansion, or from the "Store" button while you're in Build Mode inside. Once you feel you've got enough, start laying out your design inside. (You can also purchase the same decorations for Bush Bucks from the Cop in the event area.)

You do not have to place all your collected decorations on display in the Mansion in order for them to count towards "Halloween Collector," they will count so long as they are within your haunted house inventory.

The goal is to scare the 8 children standing in front of the house, all of varying levels of bravery. The more you scare them, the more candy you'll earn in return. And you're going to want that candy so you can trade it for the custom items at the event store! You can try scaring them every 20 hours after you scared them the first time.

Glenda the Good Witch isn't just for buying decorations with Pumpkins. You will also be getting several quests from her throughout the event for special interactive decorations. As you complete each of her four quests, you can request help from your friends* by talking to the Construction Worker to increase the decoration's scariness.

The Haunted Mansion Photo Contest

The Haunted Mansion Photo Contest will be starting on Wednesday October 27th on Codename Games only! You'll need 300 mansion spookiness before you can submit a screenshot, and at least 10 items placed in your mansion.

In case you're wanting to keep your decorations secret until it's finished, you can now prevent or allow friends from visiting your mansion by talking to the contest NPC and selecting either "Don't let anyone visit my mansion!" or "Allow friends to visit my mansion!" respectively.

Gotta Collect them all!

What can possibly make your house scarier? How about some Creatures which wander around your mansion! Each creature will become available for a set amount of dates which you can then request from friends* by talking to the the Cop.

Creatures are available on the following schedule:
Black Cats - AVAILABLE at Event launch, UNTIL Sun Oct 24, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Witches - AVAILABLE Sun Oct 24, Noon PDT UNTIL Tues Oct 26, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Zombies - AVAILABLE Tues Oct 26, Noon PDT UNTIL Thurs Oct 28, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Bats - AVAILABLE Thurs Oct 28, Noon PDT UNTIL Sat Oct 30, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Spiders - AVAILABLE Sat Oct 30, Noon PDT UNTIL Mon Nov 1, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Ghost Butler - AVAILABLE Mon Nov 1, Noon PDT UNTIL Wed Nov 3, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Franken-Dogs - AVAILABLE Wed Nov 3, Noon PDT UNTIL the Event End

*The Sparkly Vampire is still available for Bush Bucks if you want it in your haunted house.

Candy! Candy! Candy!

To buy the custom items, you need your Candy! Not only do you get it from scaring those insolent little kiddies, you also net some from completing the various quests given to you by the Halloween NPCs hanging out in the event area!

Plus from Sunday October 31st until the end of the event, you can hunt down denizens of Bushwhackia and Trick-or-Treat with them for Candy goodness! There will be a spooky character standing in front of a pile of Candy in each of the major areas! NPCs have been added up to the Prismatic Passage region!

New for 2021:

If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Halloween Mannequin Base!



And the witch has a new special item to craft for your haunted mansion in their new Cerberus Duty quest. You can copy a permanent version of it for your ranch in the Fox's Moulder Most Foul quest line. There's also 2 new Haunted Mansion decorations: The Danger Sign and Wall Torch.

You can now prevent or allow friends from visiting your mansion by talking to the contest NPC and selecting either "Don't let anyone visit my mansion!" or "Allow friends to visit my mansion!" respectively.

You can also find a new trick-or-treater somewhere in the Prismatic Passage!

Other fixes and improvements mentioned in the Release Notes!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are a total of 22 possible Achievements to earn in the Halloween 2021 event:

Achievements Returning in 2021:
  • Mansion Maniac - Get 50 decorations for your Haunted Mansion!
  • Little Kid Spooker - Scare 4 kids in you Haunted Mansion
  • Scarred for Life - Scare all the kids in your Haunted Mansion!
  • Trick or Treat - Go Trick or Treating on or after Hallowe'en!
  • Costume Quest - Complete the Costume Quests
  • Year Round Scares - Completed the Moulder Most Foul
  • Pumpking - Grow a very large Pumpkin.
  • There's a Skeleton in Us All - Help The Bone Doctor build and animate a skeleton for Halloween!
  • Hallowe'en Collector - Have at least 40 unique decorations in your H. M.! (formerly Halloween Completionist)
  • Craven Candies - Find each trick-or-treaters favourite candy
Added/Changed for 2021:
  • Terrifying Trinkets* - Purchase all the 2021 Halloween Event items.
  • Spook Inspector - Vote 50 times in the Haunted Mansion Photo Contest.
We have 10 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:
  • Spooky Home Decorator - get all house items from the 2012 Halloween Event!
  • Year-round Cosplayer - Get all player items from the 2012 Halloween Event!
  • Candy Spender - Purchase all the Halloween 2013 items!
  • Spooky Purchases - Purchases all the 2014 Halloween Event items.
  • Halloweenie - Purchase all the 2015 Halloween Event items.
  • All Hallows' Items - Purchase all the 2016 Halloween Event items.
  • Scary Swag - Purchase all the 2017 Halloween Event items.
  • Ghastly Grabs - Purchase all the 2018 Halloween Event items.
  • Creepy Collectables - Purchase all the 2019 Halloween Event items.
  • Frightful Frippery - Purchase all the 2020 Halloween Event items.

*The Halloween Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Terrifying Trinkets achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Grab Your Spooky Companion for Bush Whacking!

New 2021 Mounts!




To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from October 22rd to 25th!

Horse of Death mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

The Horse of War and Horse of Pestilence are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!

Pet Packs for 2021- COMING SOON!



Post your Halloween scariness and questions on the forum!

The event will run until Friday November 5th at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I find the Pumpkins?
    Just keep whacking. The Holiday Item runes and pets will help attract them as well.

  • How do I decorate my Mansion?
    You need to whack up Pumpkins. You can buy decorations from Glenda in the event area, or from the Store when you're in Build mode inside the Mansion. Once you have decorations, you can place them like you're decorating your ranch using Build mode.

  • How do I scare the Kids?
    Just keep buying decorations and getting friends to up the scare level of your interactive decorations. As your event progress increases, you will scare the kids more and more. As well, when you reach a certain level of scariness, the kids will elect to no longer tour your house.

  • Does the Timey-Wimey watch or Time Turner affect the Kids?
    No, the kids do not have quest cooldowns, so trinket effects that work for quests will not apply to them.

  • What adds to my event progress?
    Making your mansion as scary as possible by buying decorations (but you don't have to place them all.)

  • Do I have to do the achievements?
    No. Completing the goals for the achievements is totally optional. You get either a large energy pack or a title for your character from them, no event progress.

  • Where can I see all the achievements available and how to get them?
    Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

October 22nd
BW2: October 22nd, 2021 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Halloween Event 2021 Update (October 22nd, 2021)

- Updated Halloween Event
- Added new customization and ranch items, and buy all achievement
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added new event mounts in Bush Bucks sale and mount packs, available the first weekend of the event
- Added 3 new Haunted House items, one is crafted in a quest
- Added 3 new pets available the second weekend of the event
- Can now prevent/allow friends from visiting your haunted mansion and spring gardens by talking to the contest NPC and selecting the corresponding chat option
- Added a “vote X times” achievement
- Added trick-or-treater to Prismatic Passage
- Changed normal event quester’s satchel threshold from 28 to 56 for event stores before they become Common Quester’s Satchels, which contain no Epic satchel drops and have a reduced chance of Rare satchel drops. The satchel store item will change its name so it’s obvious.
- Fixed haunted house item owned counts not showing on haunted mansion store item tooltips
- Can now choose which animatronic mansion items you want to build in any order after building the staffable ones. That’s the Werewolf Duty, Hydra Duty, Imp Duty, and Cerberus Duty quests.
- Can reset the cooldown on the trick-or-treaters for 350 Pumpkins or 12 Bush Bucks if they’re all on cooldown and you have 100% or more completion of the event, by talking to the first trick-or-treater on the left and choosing the “Hurry it up!” chat option.

- Fixed owned counts for pets and mounts and other items not showing on store item tooltips in certain stores (like for hubs)

- Added surface to Rocksmasher Stone Chest ranch item

- Fixed the energy bar updating strangely when quick whacking energy

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

- Worked on the endless flux dungeon update!
October 20th
Idle Champions: Liar's Night 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

    "Did you hear what happened at the Wayside Inn?"
    "No -- what happened?"
    "While everyone was partying to Liar's Night they got robbed."
    "Seriously!? Who robs a party?"
    "It was 'A Masked Man', apparently."
    "What a jerk. I hope they catch him."
The local Liar's Night festivities at the Wayside Inn were interrupted by a masked thief! They stole magical items and escaped, and now it's up to the Champions to stop them!

Liar's Night 5 introduces Brig Hellclaw, the Rogue/Bard, played by Jason Charles Miller who you can see as Brig on Idle Champions Presents the Trials of Mount Tiamat, airing Mondays at 4PM Pacific on the CNEGames Twitch. You can also catch him on Bardic Inspiration Tuesdays at 1PM Pacific also on the CNEGames Twitch.

This event also brings back the prolific vampire hunter, Ezmerelda d'Avenir, and the the Half-Elf Warlock/Sorcerer trickster, Avren. Players have until Monday, November 1st at 12PM Pacific to complete your Liar's Night 5 unlocks and objectives.

New Champion: Brig Hellclaw

Dungeons & Dragons Brig Hellclaw

    Harbinger of mayhem and music, Brig Hellclaw causes mischief anywhere he goes. As a member of The Sirens of the Realms, he's always on the lookout for the next place to perform. He prefers singing over combat, but when fighting is inevitable, he's all in! Together with his Almiraj pet Spikey, when Brig's on the loose you never know what to expect! His trusty wand of wonder could bring a curse or a boon, but it's all in another day's work for Brig!


A Rogue, a Bard, and a Support Champion, Brig is best right in the thick of it, surrounded by allies fighting enemies. When you want to add him to your formation, you can swap him with Nayeli (Slot 3)

II. Brig’s Stats

Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Good
Class: Rogue/Bard Gender: Male
Age: 38 Affiliation: n/a

STR: 14 DEX: 16 CON: 12
INT: 12 WIS: 13 CHA: 16

Role: Suppport
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt & Zariel
Slot: 3 (Nayeli)


Dungeons & Dragons Brig

III. Brig's Design


It's been amazing to work with Jason Charles Miller on Bardic Inspiration, who has more than two decades of professional experience in music and voice acting. He has received two Gold Record Awards, one for his Godhead song “Penetrate” featured in Queen of the Damned, and another for “The End Has Come” featured in The Punisher movie. You can hear his brilliant composing skills and dulcet tones on Bardic Inspiration Vol 1, available for free to listen to in the in-game jukebox as well as purchase and download on Steam and Epic! And now to add his character as a Champion in our game has been especially wonderful!

Brig is the perfect addition to any bardic performance, buffing everyone in the formation with his Hype and playing a Rallying Chord to keep the energy high. While he's an amazing back up singer, when he has a chance to Solo you know he'll bring the house down!

For more information on Brig and his abilities, check out his Champion Spotlight!

Year Five Variants


  • Variant 1: Dueling Bards — Brig starts in the formation. He can be moved, but not removed. In each area, a duergar bard appears. The bard can only be damaged by other bards. Bard Champions deal 100% additional damage.
    Getting to know Brig Hellclaw: Brig wants to maximize his hype stacks. Keep him surrounded by other Champions that are dealing more damage to maximize his hype stacks from his Inspired Bard ability.
    Complete Area 75.

  • Variant 2: Discordant Melodies — A goblin bard joins the formation attempting to try out for the Champions, but they practiced the wrong song! Whenever they play their instrument, each Champion adjacent to them has a 50% chance to be stunned for 2 seconds. Enemies deal 200% additional damage. Gold Find and Champion Damage are reduced by 99%.
    Getting to know Brig Hellclaw: If Brig is one of your higher damage dealers, choose his Cream of the Crop Specialization. If not, choose 'Back'-Up Singer and place him in the rear of your formation to maximize his hype stacks!
    Complete Area 125.

  • Variant 3: Musical Accompaniment — An elf bard appears in each area with the Masked Man. Until the elf bard is destroyed, the Masked Man is invulnerable. Every time the elf bard attacks, the damage of the Masked Man is increased by 100%.
    Getting to know Brig Hellclaw:Brig's Critical Moment ability helps turn up the volume when you're at your wall, or in a boss area. Make sure he's ready to play when the Masked Man arrives!
    Complete Area 175.

  • Dungeons & Dragons Brig Hellclaw

    IV. New DLC

    Also launching with Liars' Night 5 is the Ascendant Brig Theme Pack! This pack includes the new Ascendant Brig Hellclaw Skin, the Spiky the Almiraj familiar, Big's Epic Road Gig Feat, which increases Hype by 80%, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter, and 16 Gold Brig Chests with 2 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Cards.

    For information on previous years' variants, check out the Liar's Night 4 blog. And if you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!
October 19th
Idle Champions Presents Season 2: Synopsis 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The second season of our liveplay Dungeons & Dragons show Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat has begun! Did you miss the most recent episode and need a link to the video to watch the full D&D game? Are you new to the series and want to quickly read a summary so you can be all caught up for the next livestream? Do you just need a refresher of the plot? Then this blog is here to help you!



Below you will find written summaries of each episode, as well as a link to the full game on YouTube. This blog will be updated after every show, which airs live on our Twitch channel Mondays from 4-7pm Pacific. BE WARNED that there are plenty of spoilers to be found here!

YouTube Playlists

All of our D&D streams are available to watch live on Twitch as they air, but also as full videos available on the Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms YouTube channel.

Party One Episode Summaries

Party One features Dungeon Master B Dave Walters and players Erin M Evans, Mark Meer, Tanya DePass, and Todd Kenreck, and Jason Charles Miller.

Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat, The Underground Trial B Dave Walters Erin M Evans Mark Meer Tanya DePass Jason Charles Miller

Summary of Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat - Episode 1: Lake of Shadow: October 18th 2021

Faerûn is in danger as Tiamat, the Mother of Evil Dragons, has escaped her prison in Avernus and returned to the world. The Cult of the Dragon successfully ensconced the Dragon Queen in the Well of Dragons, but the arduous process of her escape means that she is struggling to restore her full power. In response, some of the greatest heroes of Faerûn have stepped up to save the world and send Tiamat back to the Nine Hells!

One group of Champions arrives at a hidden cave on an espionage mission. Five figures, along with their animal companions cautiously enter; Havilar the tiefling fighter and her Nessian hellhound Zoonie, Avren the half-elf warlock, Baeloth the drow sorcerer, Selise the human paladin and her dire wolf Fenris, and Brig the human bard. They've been tasked with delving under Mount Tiamat and the Well of Dragons in order to reach an old duergar forge that connects to the volcano's slumbering lava flow. They hope to detonate a bag of holding filled with 500 pounds of explosive smokepower in the forge, causing the mountain to erupt on the cultists and Tiamat herself. Avren attempts to take possession of the precious yet dangerous bag of holding, but Brig uses his excellent sleight of hand skills to take it from him on the sly while the warlock chats with Baeloth about the possibility of making a deal with Tiamat. The rest of the group warn against the idea and the Champions push forward on their mission.

As they descend through the rocky path, the group comes across an underground lake with a strange, inky sheen that ripples despite the lack of breeze. Avren senses necromantic energy that is dangerous to touch, Selise can detect a variety of evil entities both in the water and around the cave, and everyone can see six human bodies floating on the surface. After a discussion about the nature of evil and the risks of examining the bodies, Baeloth pulls out his magic carpet so he can safely fly Selise, Brig, and himself above the water. Avren and Havilar stay on the ground and follow on foot around the shoreline. Despite attempting to avoid the lake, six wraiths rise out of the water and demand Havilar be turned over for the rest to pass safely. Defiantly, the Champions fight back, though it's a rough battle as the wraiths sap the life out of those they attack. Anyone who ends up in the water finds their will to survive being smothered. Havilar and Zoonie take the brunt of the damage, but eventually, the team is victorious!

The bodies are searched and along with a map of the area, the Champions find an elixir of health, a wand of web, and some powerful arrows. As a moment is taken to heal, a voice rings out in the cave calling for Baeloth! A Myconid named Puff appears, dragging a stone mortar and pestle from Baba Yaga to be delivered to the drow sorcerer. Puff warns the group that there is some dangerous weather up ahead as an Eldritch Storm has blown in, and says they must report back to the Black Pits. Havilar sends Zoonie to follow Puff back to safety as the poor hellhound is very injured from the battle. Meanwhile, the rest of the Champions worry over how to get around the deadly storm without waiting for it to pass by and chance losing precious time. When there's a break in the tempest, the group manages to dash through to safety.

The next cavern is filled with twisted tree roots, fungus, and a variety of worms and beetles under a tree of unbelievable size. As the Champions take a moment to look around, they are discovered by two adult white dragon twins named Oisioth and Iophiog, guards on patrol for Tiamat. Avren starts spinning lies to the wyrms, filling the air with flattery over their magnificence and deceiving them into believing the group is just passing through, no threat to Tiamat. Brig pulls out his guitar and immediately composes a song called "Echoes of Your Greatness" which enamors both creatures while inflating their egos. The twins start to fight with each other over who should get top billing on the song, and in the confusion the Champions attempt to rush past the battle into the next room. A stray breath weapon and a tail slam endanger the group, but Selise's paladin abilities help bolster her allies and keep them safe as they rush forward!

As the team manages to move to safety, they pass by a portion of the horde the two white dragons brought with them, prompting a few Champions to snatch up some treasure. The next cavern is filled with phosphorescent fungi that shimmer yellow and green across every surface. The forest of mushrooms, toadstools, and puffballs block the far side of the cave from view, and the group remembers that the map they picked up off the dead bodies had a notation of this room to "Stay Focused!!!"

As the Champions ponder what to do next, we'll have to wait until the next episode to see what happens!

Summary of Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat - Episode 2: Fungus Grove : October 25th 2021

Our Champions stand on the edge of a cavern filled with phosphorescent fungi debating ways to safely enter, when a sweet voice interrupts the group. A young woman twirling a flower greets them all by name and shows a familiarity with each of them. Despite the friendly demeanor, everyone can feel the malice and evil pouring off the disguised visage of Tiamat. She tries to suggest they simply turn around and leave, offering prosperity and safety, as well as specific offers to each of the Champions to entice them into a deal. When asked what she really wants, she claims she wants to rule and bring peace to all the realms and planes. While a few of the party members are enticed by her offers and make their own suggestions for deals they would accept, she's eventually rebuked and angered. The Champions are immediately transformed into kobolds and cursed with silliness as Tiamat disappears!

With no other options but to continue forward, the Champions all climb onto Baeloth's flying carpet and head into the cavern filled with mushrooms. Now as kobolds, the smell of the fungus is enticing and they all quickly eat a nearby toadstool. Fortunately, the mushrooms are beneficial and each gains some extra bonuses from the snack. Selise notices details that leave her warry as she spots healthy mushrooms growing out of the bones of dead creatures, and the air is filling with spores. While the paladin warns the group of the danger, Havilar notices something shiny among the fungus and jumps off of the carpet. She finds a strange book that she can use for a variety of magical purposes. Brig quickly joins Havilar on the ground and both enjoy cavorting around the mushrooms, becoming uninterested in leaving the cavern. Realizing the trap they are falling into and the failure to "stay focused," Selise casts Hold Person on the two and Baeloth scoops them up with the carpet. They manage to escape the room but when Brig attempts to run back he is nabbed by Avren who shoves him into his bag of holding. Suddenly there is a bright flash of light as the fabric of the Material Plane is sundered...as Brig's bag of holding reacts to being shoved inside another bag of holding!

All five Champions suddenly stand at a crossroads surrounded by areas of darkness and light. They've turned back to their normal forms but are missing their equipment, and are now dressed in simple robes of black, white or grey. A terrifying gout of flames erupts as Orcus appears and snears at them, while a beam of moonlight illuminates a serene woman they recognize as Selune. As they talk, two more Gods appear. The Raven Queen and Lathandar take up positions to completely surround the heroes on all four sides. Selûne informs the group that their garments are dyed in the color of their souls, and Orcus announces they need one Champion to give their soul to one of the beings who have appeared. The sacrifice will repair the rift in the Material plane, as while these four beings are opposed to each other they are all against Tiamat and wish to see their mission completed.

As Brig plays some music to impress the Gods, Selise takes a moment to talk with her God, asking if this is a trick or a trap of some sort. Tyr confirms that the offer is truthful, but reassures that he is proud of Selise no matter her decision. Baeloth contacts his own patron and Graz'zt reassures that this decision will not be acted upon until the death of the Champion, leaving them available to continue their quest to stop Tiamat. Avren attempts to offer himself to the Raven Queen, but she scoffs at him as she is only interested in Havilar. Selise considers making the deal with Orcus, if only to enjoy battling him for all eternity. But after the Raven Queen whispers something to Havilar, the tiefling fighter speaks up and offers herself. As the Raven Queen immediately seals the deal all five are teleported back to the caves, restored with their equipment, with reality repaired and the mission still to be complete.

Multiple tunnels and ore shafts crisscrossed by minecart tracks open up to a huge chasm whose floor is covered in shattered rock and pooling black water. A dreadful sense of undeath brings Selise pause as she and her dire wolf climb onto the carpet with Baeloth. The rest slowly walk along the tracks after Brig has confirmed they look sturdy, when two undead beholders suddenly rise out of the murky water to attack! Both are Death Tyrants radiating death and negative energy. In a terrifying battle several members of the party are severely wounded while Brig is brought to unconsciousness, turned to stone, and begins to sink below the necrotic water!

Will the Champions survive to continue on their quest? Have they already lost their bard? We'll have to wait until the next episode to see what happens!

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October 15th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Brig Hellclaw 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This former roadie is an accomplished bard who is happy to support the band, but when necessary he'll get up close and personal to smash his guitar into anyone who'd crash a performance!

Brig Hellclaw is a human bard/rogue who was chasing an almiraj one day when he encountered the Sirens of the Realms. Now he's a full member of the group, and while he's normally an easy going support kind of guy he's always ready to get down to business when the band needs something done. He joins the Champions next week during Liar's Night!

I. Brig Hellclaw

Dungeons & Dragons Brig Hellclaw

    Harbinger of mayhem and music, Brig Hellclaw causes mischief anywhere he goes. As a member of The Sirens of the Realms, he's always on the lookout for the next place to perform. He prefers singing over combat, but when fighting is inevitable, he's all in! Together with his Almiraj pet Spikey, when Brig's on the loose you never know what to expect! His trusty wand of wonder could bring a curse or a boon, but it's all in another day's work for Brig!


A Rogue, a Bard and a Support Champion, Brig is best right in the thick of it, surrounded by allies fighting enemies. When you want to add him to your formation, you can swap him with Nayeli (Slot 3)

II. Brig’s Stats

Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Good
Class: Rogue/Bard Gender: Male
Age: 38 Affiliation: n/a

STR: 14 DEX: 16 CON: 12
INT: 12 WIS: 13 CHA: 16

Role: Suppport
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt & Zariel
Slot: 3 (Nayeli)


Dungeons & Dragons Brig

III. Brig's Design


It's been amazing to work with Jason Charles Miller on Bardic Inspiration, who has more than two decades of professional experience in music and voice acting. He has received two Gold Record Awards, one for his Godhead song “Penetrate” featured in Queen of the Damned, and another for “The End Has Come” featured in The Punisher movie. You can hear his brilliant composing skills and dulcet tones on Bardic Inspiration Vol 1, available for free to listen to in the in-game jukebox as well as purchase and download on Steam and Epic! And now to add his character as a Champion in our game has been especially wonderful!

Brig is the perfect addition to any bardic performance, buffing everyone in the formation with his Hype and playing a Rallying Chord to keep the energy high. While he's an amazing back up singer, when he has a chance to Solo you know he'll bring the house down!

IV. Brig's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • War Lute — Brig leaps out and smashes a random enemy with his metallic guitar.

Formation Abilities

  • Hype — Brig increases the damage of everyone in the formation by 100%. This value is increased based on his Hype stacks. For each Hype stack, the buff is increased by 10%, stacking additively and then applying multiplicatively.
  • Rallying Chord — Brig's Hype is increased by 5 while at least one enemy has been defeated in the past 10 seconds. If no enemy has been defeated in the last 20 seconds, Brig gains 1 Hype each time a unique Champion attacks, up to a maximum of 10 Hype.
  • Inspired Bard — Brig's Hype is increased by 1 for each adjacent Champion. It increases by an additional stack for each adjacent Champion whose listed attack damage is higher than his.
  • Critical Moment — Brig's Hype is increased by 1 for every 5 enemies on the screen, rounded up (i.e. 1-5 enemies = 1 stack, 6-10 enemies = 2 stacks, 96-100 enemies = 20 stacks, etc.). It is increased by an additional 10 whenever a boss enemy is on the screen.
  • Volume Up — Increase the damage bonus of Hype based on the highest number of Hype stacks that Brig has ever had at once. The increase is 5% per Hype stack, stacking multiplicatively before applying.

Specializations

  • "Back"-Up Singer — Brig gains 2 Hype stacks for each Champion in front of him in the formation.
  • Cream of the Crop — Brig gains 2 Hype stacks for each Champion in the formation whose listed attack damage is lower than himself.

Ultimate Ability

  • Solo — Brig performs a killer solo, with flashing lights and musical notes flying everywhere, damaging and pushing enemies back with massive sound power. For the next 30 seconds, Brig's Hype stacks are increased by 11.

V. Brig's Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Hype
Slot 4: Volume Up
Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

We’re thrilled to have another Siren in our Champion roster and can’t wait to see Brig rocking his way into your formation! If you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

October 15th
BW2: October 15th, 2021 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Miscellaneous (October 15th, 2021)

- Added new Haunted Ranch Style and Maize Wall ranch items in new premium package deal

- Added a work-around for players who’s push-block puzzle in the Mountain Passage gets stuck despite having entered the Fractal Forest. Click the pedestal to complete it if you’re in this state!

- Hid the “Level 40 & 4 Level 20 Pet Treats” inventory item, which is a hidden purchase token

- Added massive mana potion (+5 Mana) to bush drops

- Added massive power potion (+5 Power) to bush drops

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

- Worked on the endless flux dungeon update!

October 14th
COTLI: Carnival of Sorrows Tier 7 

Come one, come all, and step right up! That's right! No mirrors, no tricks! It's just magic!

The seventh edition of the Carnival of Sorrows event is now live, and adds a new Crusader to its attractions! She's fabulous, fashionable, and here to tell you that capes are so last season, but wings are always in.

Carnival of Sorrows 7 runs until Tuesday, October 26th at Noon Pacific Time, and introduces Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit, and brings back returning Crusaders Mogra, the Ringleader, Carmen and Petunia, Sashimi the Seal, Chiyome, The Half-Blood Elf, Mindy the Mime, Mister the Monkey, and Pete the Carney!

New Tier 7 Crusader: Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit

Tags: Event, Female, Support, Animal, Magical, Good


Flap...flap...flap.

Flap...flap...flap.

The hairs on the back of your neck rise as you enter the tent, a pungent smell filling your nostrils, something that smells like dust and dry earth. You look around for the source, hoping your eyes adjust to the dim lighting soon. You try to think back on what the sign outside the tent said, but you were running too fast to have read it properly.

Flap...flap...flap.

That odd sound happens again, closer this time. You turn around, trying to find the entrance to the tent again, thinking it might be worth facing the creatures outside rather than whatever is in here. And then you feel the hand on your back.

A small squeak slips out of your mouth, adventurer or no, and you turn back to whatever touched you. All you can see is wings.


Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit is a Support Crusader. When you want to add her to your formation, you can find her in slot 39.

New Tier 7 Objectives

  • Recruit Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit | Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuitr takes up a slot in the formation. Pete the Carney and Mister the Monkey take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Other than the locked-in Crusaders, only Flora or Human Crusaders can be used. Monsters live at least 3 seconds. Quest requirements are doubled. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Beat area 650.

  • Carnival of Attraction | Mindy the Mime and Half-Blood Elf take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Other than the locked-in Crusaders, only Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit, Flora or Human Crusaders can be used. Admirers trying to reach Half-Blood Elf spawn, each with an annoying ability. Quest requirements are doubled. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 750.

  • Carnival of Sushi | Chiyome and Sashimi the Seal take up spots in the formation and can't be moved. Other than the locked-in Crusaders, only Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit, Flora, or Human Crusaders can be used. Special fish monsters spawn and increase Chiyome's DPS by 50% additively for each one killed. Quest requirements are doubled. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 800.

  • Carnival of Magic | Carmen and Petunia take up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. Other than the locked-in Crusader, only Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit, Flora, or Human Crusaders can be used. The formation has been changed. If there are at least 5 Magical Crusaders in the formation, then Carmen and Petunia buff DPS by 1000%. Quest requirements are doubled. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 850.

  • Carnival of Evil | Mogra, the Ring Leader takes up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. Other than the locked-in Crusader, only Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit, Flora, or Human Crusaders can be used. Crusaders adjacent to more than 1 other Crusader provide no DPS or upgrades. Quest requirements are doubled. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 900.

More info

You'll have until Tuesday, October 26th at 12:00pm Pacific Time to complete Carnival of Sorrows 7!

For more info on previous Carnival of Sorrows Crusaders and objectives check out the Carnival of Sorrows 6 blog post.

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Carnival 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, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, Tier 6, and Tier 7 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 when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

October 13th
Idle Champions: Icewind Dale, Part 9 
Posted in Idle Champions.

In order to reach and destroy the Ythryn Mythallar, we need to complete an ancient ritual whose steps are hidden throughout the city. With the help of our allies we've discovered the first three steps, but there are more towers to dig through and more steps to find. We don't have much time to unlock the secrets of this Netherese Necropolis and restore Icewind Dale, but our Champions are up to the task!

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Icewind Dale Adventures, The Rite of the Arcane Octad and The Netherese Necropolis, in order to access these new Adventures.



Cold As Ice

Continue to hunt for the clues of the Rite of the Arcane Octad while the pressure mounts from all sides.
Reach Area 550
  • Variant: Keep Your Friends Close — Continue to hunt for the clues while also keeping Kingsport the awakened penguin a bit closer this time around. Kingsport joins the formation in an effort to keep him from falling into any more traps. When Kingsport is trapped in a Gelatinous Cube, all other Gelatinous Cubes are invulnerable until the one with Kingsport in it is destroyed.
    • Enemies move 100% faster and deal 100% additional damage.
    • Reach Area 600

Friends & Foes

As the factions within Ythryn close in around the Champions, they learn who is truly with them, and who is in it for themselves.
Reach Area 575
  • Variant: And Your Enemies Closer — As the factions within Ythryn close in, the Professor Orb makes its move and appears in each area. Until it's destroyed, all enemies are invulnerable.
    • Only Champions with INT of 14 or higher can be used
    • Reach area 625
See the in-game Change Log for more information!