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April 3rd
Idle Champions: Greengrass 7 
Posted in Idle Champions.

A great cosmic conflict has spilled out upon the prime material plane.

While celebrations to mark the start of spring begin in the quaint Sword Coast town of Triboar, a Githyanki raiding party descents from above, raining destruction.

It's up to the Champions to defend the innocent and figure out what has drawn the attention of the Gith and their Endless War. It's time for Greengrass 7!

Greengrass 7 has arrived! It introduces Gale, the Human Wizard from the 2023 Game of the Year - Baldur's Gate 3. This Support Champion brings the might of Mystra to the Absolute Adversaries and your formations! It also reintroduces Penelope "Half-Pint", the Halfling Druid from the Heroes of the Planes. You can learn more about the rework to Penelope below. Also, you can choose three of eight previous Champions to unlock over the course of Greengrass 7!

As a reminder: Adventure Variant information can now be found in the corresponding Champion's Spotlight. This change is being made so that all information about a Champion and their adventures can be found in one place.

Table of Contents


Gale

Dungeons & Dragons Gale

    Gale of Waterdeep was a prodigious archmage, his talents earning him the attention of Mystra, the goddess of magic. At her side, he learned all that mortals might accomplish with the Weave, in time earning his place as her lover, and her Chosen. And yet, he was not satisfied. In an attempt to prove he was ready for even greater power, he accidentally unleashed 'the orb' - a highly volatile fragment of pure Weave, corrupted by Netherese magic, which buried itself in his chest. Cast out by Mystra, humbled by his downfall, he does all he can to prevent the orb's cataclysmic detonation, watching for his chance to get back everything he lost, and more.

Gale is a support champion that buffs Champions in the two columns ahead of him and debuffs monsters the first time he attacks them. Gale will have access to all of Elminster's Patron adventures and variants, and is ready to be unlocked in the first seat opposite Bruenor.

Learn more about Gale in our Champion Spotlight!

Penelope

Dungeons & Dragons Penelope Half-Pint

    Penelope "Half-Pint" is a halfling who just wants to be everyone's best friend, even if they are evil, or a plant, or a rock. With friends that already include a treant named Neverember and a clan of chwinga that have adopted her, Penelope is ready for anything! She has the heart of a true hero and will always stand by her friends...until she goes into shrub mode of course.

Penelope is a Support, Gold Find, and Healing Champion who focuses on crowd control by slowing and debuffing enemies. She'll have her insect friends ready for when you swap her with Arkhan in seat 12.

Learn more about the changes coming to Penelope in our Reintroduction Spotlight!

Flex Champions

Flex Slots allow players to unlock additional Champions and earn chests during events, choosing from a pool of retired Champions associated with the event. This pool of retired Champions includes the Champions from previous years of the event as well as some Champions whose events have been retired. This event's Flex Slot pool includes:

  • Orkira (Seat 1)
  • Spurt (Seat 3)
  • Antrius (Seat 4)
  • Gazrick (Seat 7)

  • Catti-brie (Seat 7)
  • Nrakk (Seat 8)
  • Aila (Seat 9)
  • Melf (Seat 12)

New Patron: Elminster

Dungeons & Dragons Elminster

The Sage of Shadowdale himself, Elminster Aumar, is the newest Patron in Idle Champions! Elminster joins Zariel, Mirt the Moneylender, Vajra Safahr, and Count Strahd von Zarovich as the fifth Patron. To unlock Elminster you'll first need to complete 250 Adventure Variants and unlock 100 Champions. Once you've done that it will cost 100,000 Gems and 10,000 Currency from the first four Patrons.

Elminster has agreed to be the Champion's patron, but only for the newest Champions! A Champion must have been released or reworked in an event in the last 3 years (including evergreens) to be used.

Elminster Patron Shop

With a new Patron, comes a slew of new shop items! In addition to the normal Patron shop items, Elminster's shop will contain feats and skins for the 3 Champions who are always eligible for his variants: Gale, The Dark Urge, and Dungeon Master, a new exclusive familiar, and a GE Potion! Dungeons & Dragons Patron Store

Elminster Feat Details

Dungeon Master:
  • Rare Feat to increase the age of his Patience Young Ones! ability by 5 years.
  • Epic Feat to increase his Disappearing Act ability by 80%

  • The Dark Urge:
  • Rare Feat to increase his Embrace/Resist the Urge specializations by 40%
  • Epic Feat to increase his damage by 120%

  • Gale:
  • Rare Feat to increase his An Experienced Sage ability by 40%
  • Epic Feat to change Gale's alignment to Neutral Good


  • Events 2.0

    Event Changes

    Events 2.0 is a significant update to the events system in Idle Champions. Because players will now be able to unlock more Champions, content, and rewards through Events 2.0, we are increasing the duration of events from 12 days to 21 days. Events will typically begin on the first Wednesday of each month and run for three weeks. Content updates for Idle Champions will occur on the Wednesdays outside events.

    Along with the Event duration change we are reducing the number of annual events, shifting from 17 annual events down to 12. Long term, we plan to retire the Midwinter, Greengrass, The Running, Midsummer, and Brightswords events. However, as we transition over to the new Event 2.0 schedule, there will be a Greengrass event in April 2024.

    Quality of Life Updates

    As part of the Events 2.0 update, we are also making several quality of life updates:
    • Bounty Contracts used outside of events will award Event Tokens for the next event.
    • Event adventures, variants, and free plays no longer cost Event Tokens to start.
    • Event Tokens are now only used to purchase Event Chests directly (free plays no longer need to be grinded to obtain extra chests).
    • Event Tokens left over once an event ends will automatically be converted to Champion chests.
    • Retired Champions may come out of retirement.
    • Event Boons are granted to players who purchase specially marked event-related DLC during an event. There are four tiers of Event Boons that offer buffs to Champion Damage, Gold Find, Champion Health, Click Damage, and Speed. These buffs increase with each tier of Event Boon. Additionally, the first purchase that grants an Event Boon will also unlock the Supporter Slot.

    To learn more about what is changing with Events 2.0 check out our Blog Post! Join our amazing community with any of the links below:
    March 6th
    Idle Champions: Festival of Fools 7 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    How far would you go to celebrate foolishness?

    Festival of Fools is a time-honored tradition in Sword Coast communities. Townsfolk engage in the usual gluttonous consumption of food and drink during the festivities, but they also play pranks on each other.

    Unfortunately, one prankster has decided to play a practical joke on a Frost Giant nearby...

    Festival of Fools 7 is our first Events 2.0! It introduces The Dark Urge, the Dragonborn Sorcerer from the 2023 Game of the Year - Baldur's Gate 3. This DPS Champion is ready to spread evil across the Forgotten Realms with the rest of the Absolute Adversaries. It also reintroduces Dhadius, the Human Wizard from the Betrayal at Baldur's Gate board game. You can learn more about the rework to Dhadius below. Also, you can choose three of eight previous Champions to unlock over the course of Festival of Fools 7!

    Note: Going forward, Adventure Variants information will now be found in the corresponding Champion's Spotlight. This change is being made so that all information about a Champion and their adventures can be found in one place.

    Table of Contents


    The Dark Urge



      The Dark Urge remembers nothing but a path paved with blood. Unimaginable cruelty whispers from within. Can he escape it? Would he even want to?

    The Dark Urge is a DPS Champion who counts the number of enemies he has slain. Like the other Absolute Adversaries, he has a mind flayer tadpole in his head, and his damage increases as more Champions with tadpoles are added to the formation. Will you choose to embrace his murderous urges, or fight against them? That choice will be made once you unlock them in seat 11 opposite Jamiliah.

    Learn more about The Dark Urge in our Champion Spotlight!

    Dhadius

    Dungeons & Dragons Dhadius

      Dhadius is a mage of legendary status and acclaim...at least, in his own mind. 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, and is determined to let it be known far and wide that he is a wizard to be respected and feared.

    Dhadius has been reworked to modernize his kit and give him some additional formation niches that he may be able to slot into. We've buffed up his abilities and altered his equipment so that his powerful magic is better utilized and encourages more experimentation. This glass cannon can be unlocked in seat 5 opposite Calliope.

    Learn more about the changes coming to Dhadius in our Reintroduction Spotlight!

    Flex Champions

    Flex Slots allow players to unlock additional Champions and earn chests during events, choosing from a pool of retired Champions associated with the event. This pool of retired Champions includes the Champions from previous years of the event as well as some Champions whose events have been retired. This events Flex Slot pool includes:

    • K'thriss (Seat 1)
    • Regis (Seat 2)
    • Briv (Seat 5)
    • Alyndra (Seat 6)

    • Tatyana (Seat 8)
    • Rosie (Seat 10)
    • Strix (Seat 11)
    • Miria (Seat 12)

    Events 2.0

    Event Changes

    Events 2.0 is a significant update to the events system in Idle Champions. Because players will now be able to unlock more Champions, content, and rewards through Events 2.0, we are increasing the duration of events from 12 days to 21 days. Events will typically begin on the first Wednesday of each month and run for three weeks. Content updates for Idle Champions will occur on the Wednesdays outside events.

    Along with the Event duration change we are reducing the number of annual events, shifting from 17 annual events down to 12. Long term, we plan to retire the Midwinter, Greengrass, The Running, Midsummer, and Brightswords events. However, as we transition over to the new Event 2.0 schedule, there will be a Greengrass event in April 2024.

    Quality of Life Updates

    As part of the Events 2.0 update, we are also making several quality of life updates:
    • Bounty Contracts used outside of events will award Event Tokens for the next event.
    • Event adventures, variants, and free plays no longer cost Event Tokens to start.
    • Event Tokens are now only used to purchase Event Chests directly (free plays no longer need to be grinded to obtain extra chests).
    • Event Tokens left over once an event ends will automatically be converted to Champion chests.
    • Retired Champions may come out of retirement.
    • Event Boons are granted to players who purchase specially marked event-related DLC during an event. There are four tiers of Event Boons that offer buffs to Champion Damage, Gold Find, Champion Health, Click Damage, and Speed. These buffs increase with each tier of Event Boon. Additionally, the first purchase that grants an Event Boon will also unlock the Supporter Slot.

    To learn more about what is changing with Events 2.0 check out our Blog Post! Join our amazing community with any of the links below:
    February 21st
    Idle Champions: Fleetswake 7 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    You've been recruited by a merchant guild in Waterdeep to look into a number of mysterious missing ships over the past year. The Fair Seas Festival is a good time to look into this as people are quite open about the dangers of the sea, the fury of Umberlee, and so forth.

    Many people blame Umberlee for the missing ships, but the merchant guild isn't so sure...

    Fleetswake 7 introduces Dynaheir, the Wychlaran wizard from Baldur's Gate 2! Also returning is Solaak, the kalashtar ranger, and Desmond, the werewolf ranger! Players have until Monday, March 4th at 12 PM Pacific to complete their Fleetswake 7 unlocks and objectives.

    Dynaheir



      Dynaheir is a Wychlaran Invoker hailing from the distant land of Rashemen, who travels with her stalwart bodyguard, Minsc. She carries a deep-seated animosity toward the Red Wizards of Thay, and the mere mention of these hated adversaries sparks a fiery determination in her eyes and a steely edge to her voice.
    Dynaheir the Invoker is a Support and Speed Champion who buffs hardy Champions while helping increase quest progress. This human wizard can be found in Seat 3 opposite of Nayeli once she is unlocked.

    For more information on Dynaheir and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!

    Year Seven Variants


    The Wychlaran of Rashemen - Search for some missing ships during Fleetswake in Waterdeep with Dynaheir!
    • Dynaheir joins the formation. She can be moved, but not removed.
    • You may only use Champions with a CON of 15 or higher.
    • Getting to know Dynaheir: Dynaheir increases the damage of resilient heroes. Use as many as you can to get the most from her abilities!
    • Reach Area 75.

    Thayan Threat - Search for some missing ships during Fleetswake in Waterdeep while fighting Red Wizards!
    • Dynaheir joins the formation. She can be moved, but not removed.
    • Quest requirements are increased by 25% in non-boss areas.
    • A Red Wizard spawns with every wave in non-boss areas.
    • Getting to know Dynaheir: Humanoids (and therefore Red Wizards) are Dynaheir's favored foe, and her favored foes have a chance to drop double quest progress when defeated!
    • Reach Area 125.

    Minsc's Dajemma - Search for some missing ships while helping Minsc with his journeys.
    • Dynaheir and Minsc join the formation. They can be moved, but not removed.
    • You may not use Tanking Champions.
    • Getting to know Dynaheir: Minsc is Dynaheir's bodyguard. Use Dynaheir's specialization choice to turn him into a durable defender!
    • Reach Area 175.

    We would love to hear about your experiences in Idle Champions on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!



    October 6th, 2023
    Idle Champions Presents: Fatebreaker 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    After mysteriously being whisked away to Sigil, City of Doors, the Champions are conscripted by the Lady of Pain to hunt for a stolen artifact of immeasurable power: Fatebreaker.

    But our Champions are not alone on their mission. Factions from throughout the planes and beyond realmspace each seek Fatebreaker for their own ends.

    It's a race to see who can reach it first - and to stop a megalomaniacal wizard from using it to change their fate.

    We are excited to announce the return of Idle Champions Presents, a TTRPG live play special event series starting Monday, October 16th! All five episodes of Idle Champions Presents: Fatebreaker will broadcast live on Mondays at 10am Pacific on the CNEGames Twitch channel. As with previous Idle Champions Presents shows, the event will include voting in Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms that will give our players loot and potentially change the outcome of the adventure!

    Idle Champions Presents: Fatebreaker

    Idle Champions Presents: Fatebreaker, B Dave Walters, Alicia Marie, Gina Darling, Mark Meer, Meagan Kenreck, and Noura Ibrahim,
    Once again we are very happy to have returning Dungeon Master B Dave Walters (Black Dice Society, A Darkened Wish, Into the Mother Lands), leading five fearsome Champions on a wild adventure through the multiverse!

    The Party features Alicia Marie as Thellora, Gina Darling as Jang Sao, Mark Meer as King Uriah, Meagan Kenreck as Widdle, and Noura Ibrahim as Nahara.

    Vote for the Show You Want to See

    Just like with our previous Idle Champions Presents campaigns, Idle Champions players will be able to influence the characters and events of upcoming Idle Champions Presents episodes through in-game daily votes. Starting on Monday, October 9th at 12 PM Pacific, each vote will go live for 24 hours.

    • Can I have a quick overview? Each day, a new vote will become available within Idle Champions. The result of that vote will influence the tabletop D&D episode that airs the following Monday. Vote each day to get a reward token to spend on any of the daily rewards throughout the five-week event!
    • Wait, so this is a Livestream thing? It's an everything thing! Daily votes will have both an in-game effect and a livestream effect. For example, suppose players vote for a specific environmental hazard or monsters for the Champions to encounter. In that case, you'll be able to see how the vote results shape the livestream episode the following Monday. Additionally, you'll be able to collect a reward token you can redeem for a reward of your choice by participating in the vote that day!
    • Do I have to watch the Twitch Livestream to participate? No, all you have to do is play Idle Champions and vote to participate. In addition to helping craft an unforgettable show, voting earns you reward tokens you can redeem to collect chests, potions, contracts, and even an exclusive familiar. However, for those who watch the show live, there will be giveaways from WizKids, Beadle & Grimm's Pandemonium Warehouse, and Idle Champions DLC packs!
    • How long are votes available? Votes are available for 24 hours starting at 12 PM Pacific and ending at 12 PM Pacific the following day, every Monday through Sunday. After that, the next vote becomes available, and the results of the previous day's vote are locked and become public. Since we don't want to give away any spoilers for the next episode, on Sundays there will be no active vote from 12 PM Pacific until the end of the next day's episode (1 PM Pacific on Monday). Once the episode airs, the next vote becomes available, with players who are active in-game at that time getting a first shot at the vote, and the new week's rewards!
    • How does voting work? You get only one vote per day, so make it count! Whenever you vote, you earn a reward token that can be redeemed immediately to collect ANY of the daily rewards that have been revealed so far. If you collect 3 of the daily rewards within any week, you can collect a premium weekly reward for free - no additional reward token is needed. Important Note: You must log into the game and vote to collect a reward token before the vote closes at 12 PM Pacific. Make sure you come back every day so you don't miss any tokens!
    • What are the rules for reward tokens? A reward token collected on Week 1: Day 1 is the same as a reward token collected on Week 5: Day 6. You can spend those tokens on ANY of the daily rewards in ANY of the weeks.
    • Where are the rewards listed? You can find the available reward tab at the bottom of the left column for each week. Each week has a unique list of items, and each item is available once within each week.
    • When are the other daily/weekly rewards revealed? The first vote for the next week will be revealed on Monday afternoons at the end of each episode, along with the daily/weekly rewards for that week.
    • I can't see all the rewards. How can I choose? Daily rewards each week will be a mix of Chests & other consumables. Each daily reward is collected with a single reward token. From a weekly reward standpoint:
      • Week 1 is an exclusive familiar: Aurora the Lantern Archon
      • Week 2 is a Potion of the Gem Hunter
      • Week 3 is a Potion of Polish.
      • Week 4 is 1000 Modron Component Pieces.
      • Week 5 is a Potion of the Gold Hunter.
      To collect a weekly reward, you only have to collect 3 of the daily rewards for that week. Collecting a weekly reward will not cost a reward token. Every day you vote allows you to collect an additional reward token!
    • Can I vote for both choices? No. You can only vote once a day.
    • How many votes can I get each week? There are 6 votes each week, and you can vote once for each vote. That means someone who is logging in and voting every day can collect 6 reward tokens each week, for a total of 30 reward tokens over the course of this event.
    • How long do I have to redeem a reward token? Rewards will be available for the duration of the Idle Champions Presents event. The notification will turn off at 11:59 AM Pacific on November 15th, so we suggest collecting all of your rewards before then. Any remaining reward tokens will go away at the close of the Idle Champions Presents event.
    • Do you have to vote to collect a reward token? Yes.
    • Where can I watch Idle Champions Presents episodes? Idle Champions Presents broadcasts for 5 episodes, starting on Monday, October 16th and ending on Monday, November 13th. All episodes are on the Codename Entertainment Twitch channel. If you miss the live event, you can watch the video on demand on Twitch, or soon after the broadcast on our YouTube channel.
      We’ll also have a special LIVE Idle Insights Aftershow with the entire cast on November 20th at 10 AM Pacific on the same Twitch channel!
    All the details are also available in-game!

    We hope you'll join us in discussion about Idle Champions Presents on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    September 6th, 2023
    Idle Champions: Brightswords 6 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Seeking rest and respite from a year of adventure, the Champions arrive in the tranquil town of Longsaddle - only to find it under siege! Drow from the Underdark are on the hunt in Longsaddle for a Harpell artifact, and it's a race against time to find it before they do...

    Brightswords 6 introduces Astarion, the vampire rogue from the recently released Baldur's Gate 3, and brings back Dob the upbeat, half-orc bard from The Oxventure crew, as well as Dob's teammate Corazón de Ballena, the dashing Human Pirate. Players have until Monday, September 18th at 12PM PDT to complete their event unlocks and objectives.

    I. Astarion



      Astarion prowled the night as a vampire spawn for centuries, serving a sadistic master until he was snatched away by the Mind Flayers. Now he can walk in the light and has the chance at a new life, but how long can he keep his past buried?

    Astarion is a support and gold find Champion who likes to sink his teeth into tough problems. As a rogue, he knows how to outflank his foes, increasing the damage of Champions on the edge of the formation. If that includes him, he'll help the rest of your formation recharge their ultimates just a bit faster. Once unlocked, you can find this high elf in Slot 10 opposite Tyril. For more information on Dob and his abilities, check out his Champion Spotlight!

    Year Six Variants

    Grab a Quick Bite - Help the Harpells track down a lost artifact with Astarion!!
    • Astarion joins the formation. He can be moved, but not removed.
    • Only Champions in the top or bottom slot of each column can deal damage.
    • Getting to know Astarion: Astarion's specialization can increase the damage of Champions on the top or bottom edge of the formation. Make the best choice for your formation!
    • Reach Area 75.

    Fangs and Fortune - Help the Harpells track down a lost artifact with your oldest Champions.
    • Astarion joins the formation. He can be moved, but not removed.
    • You may only use Champions that are 50 years old or older.
    • Getting to know Astarion: Astarion's gold find bonus increases as you include older Champions. Use your oldest Champions to get the biggest boost!
    • Reach Area 125.

    Fangs for the Memories - Help the Harpells track down a lost artifact with Champions with long ultimate cooldowns.
    • Astarion joins the formation with The Ultimate Outflank ability unlocked. He can be moved, but not removed.
    • You may only use Champions with a base Ultimate cooldown duration of 300 seconds or longer.
    • Getting to know Astarion: When Astarion is buffed by his own Outflank ability, he can reduce the ultimate cooldown duration of other Champions in the formation.
    • Reach Area 175.

    We would love to hear about your experiences in Idle Champions on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!



    March 15th, 2023
    Idle Champions: Festival of Fools 6 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    How far would you go to celebrate foolishness?

    Festival of Fools is a time-honored tradition in Sword Coast communities. Townsfolk engage in the usual gluttonous consumption of food and drink during the festivities, but they also play pranks on each other.

    Unfortunately, one prankster has decided to play a practical joke on a Frost Giant nearby...

    Festival of Fools 5 introduces Miria, the Shadar-kai Silvanesti Elf from the world of Krynn played by Mark Hulmes on Idle Champions Presents: Fury of the Black Rose. Festival of Fools also brings back Tatyana, fierce guardian of her friends and Alyndra Sarrbarand, Divination Wizard and Cleric of Oghma. Players have until Monday, March 27th at 12 PM Pacific to complete their Festival of Fools 6 unlocks and objectives.

    Check out Idle Champions Presents: Fury of the Black Rose below!

    Miria

    Dungeons & Dragons Miria Key Art
      Miria Elithren is a Shadar-kai Silvanesti Elf from the world of Krynn. Born under an ill-omen of the Dark Moon, Nuitari, she had an unhappy childhood that caused her to flee her homeland and seek tutelage in advanced magical arts beyond Elven lands. After passing the Test of High Sorcery, she briefly allied with Lord Soth until he tried to turn Miria into an undead creature subservient to his will. Miria escaped Soth’s trap at the cost of the flesh and muscle of her right arm. Pursued by Soth for her arcane knowledge, Miria seeks to escape Krynn.


    Miria is a tanking and support Champion that protects the champions with her undead servants. Her necromantic powers captures the souls of defeated enemies, and she's always prepared for the worst with her clone replacements. Once unlocked, you can find this shadar-kai necromancer in Slot 12 (Arkhan).

    Dungeons & Dragons Miria

    For more information on Miria and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!

    Year Six Variants


    • Adventure Variant 1: Born Under Nuitari - Miria starts in the formation. (Slot 4) She can be moved but not removed. Only champions next to Miria can deal damage.
      Complete Area 75.
    • Getting to know Miria: Miria increases the damage of Champions next to her. Place your damage dealing champions to take advantage of this!

    • Adventure Variant 2: The Knight of the Black Rose - Miria starts in the formation. (Slot 4) She can be moved but not removed.Miria's Zombie Bodyguards ability starts out unlocked.1-2 Skeleton Archers spawn with each wave. They don't drop gold nor count towards quest progress. In Boss areas, Lord Soth spawns and must also be defeated to progress.
      Complete Area 125.
    • Getting to know Miria: Miria summons zombies to protect the front of the formation, causing her to take some of their damage. Use healers to give her more longevity!

    • Adventure Variant 3: Festival of Favorites - Miria starts in the formation. (Slot 4) She can be moved but not removed. You may only use Champions that are Lawful, Unaffiliated, or have INT 15+.
      Complete Area 175.
    • Getting to Know Miria: Miria's specialization determines what types of Champions she works best with. Pick the choice that best fits your formation!


    New DLC

    Dungeons & Dragons Dragonlance Miria

    Also launching with Miria is the Dragonlance Miria Theme Pack! This pack includes an unlock for Miria, the new Dragonlance Miria Skin, the Baby Death Dragon familiar, an Epic Feat for Miria, 1 Epic Potion of the Gem Hunter, and 16 Gold Miria Chests with 2 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Cards.

    For information on previous years' variants, check out the Festival of Fools 5 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!
    March 8th, 2023
    Idle Champions: Spring Gathering 2023 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Spring is here as well as this year's Spring Gathering! This year's celebration brings a day of streaming, daily rewards, and an update to the Grand Tour B campaign.

    If you're interested in learning more about what's coming with today's update, you've come to the right place...

    Table of Contents


    Dungeons & Dragons Spring Extravaganza

    Spring Gathering

    Players who claim a daily chest on at least four days will be able to earn exclusive rewards!

    Dungeons & Dragons Spring Gathering Daily Rewards

    Daily Rewards

    Each daily chest grants you five awesome items, hand-picked by the team here at Codename Entertainment to help you in your adventures.

    These rewards are unlocked once you have claimed at least four days worth of rewards during the Spring Extravaganza.

    • Exclusive Prismeer Turiel Skin
    • A Rare Feat for Turiel - increases Global DPS by 50%
    • 3 Gold Turiel Chests

    Dungeons & Dragons Spring Extravaganza Daily Rewards

    Day of Streaming

    We have an exciting day of streaming scheduled to kick off our annual Spring Gathering! Tune in to our Twitch Channel for Mars' Guiding Hand, Seasoning with Shawn, the Sketching Hour, and a special one shot D&D game featuring some adorable dragonnels!

    Dungeons & Dragons Spring Extravaganza Gem Shop Update

    Gem Shop Update

    We've added the following skins to the gem shop, which are visible and available once you've unlocked the corresponding Champion:
    • Solstice Jahiera
    • Spelljammer Lazaapz


    Dungeons & Dragons Grand Tour of the Sword Coast

    Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Part 8b

    We've had the Hand of Vecna stolen from us by one of Kas’s lieutenants, the death knight Aristomache. We’ve made our way through the dread domain of Tovag, avoiding undead monsters and armies of Kas’s loyalists, to reach the castle. Joining a tour group of new recruits, we find our way to the throne room to convince Kas to join us to defeat Vecna–but Aristomache has beaten us!

    Dungeons & Dragons Spring Gathering

    Variants

    We've got two new variants for you with this update - the first of which is Kas the Bloody Handed: Fight your way across Tovag to recover the Sword of Kas with its owner! After that you'll take on Kas the Destroyer - Reclaim the Hand of Vecna with the help of Kas!

    For more information about our latest adventure, check out The Grand Tour, Part 8b blog post!



    Dungeons & Dragons Spring Extravaganza New DLC

    New DLC Packs

    Four new DLC Packs are now available!

    • The Green Dragonnel Familiar Pack includes the Green Dragonnel Familiar, 2 Epic Postions of Speed, 2 Epic Potions of Giant Strength, 2 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance.
    • The Red Dragonnel Familiar Pack includes the Red Dragonnel Familiar, 4 Epic Potions of Speed, 4 Epic Potions of Giant Strength, 4 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, 1 Potion of Polish.
    • The White Dragonnel Familiar Pack includes the White Dragonnel Familiar, 6 Epic Potions of Speed, 6 Epic Potions of Giants Strength, 6 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, 6 Epic Potions of Fire Breath, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter, 2000 Modron Component Pieces, 1 Potion of Polish.
    • The Valenar Pup Familiar

    Feedback Wanted!

    These changes are scheduled to go live at approximately 12:00PM PDT on Wednesday, March 8th. We very much look forward to your feedback, so please let us know what you think in a Community Q&A or feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, a post on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    Enjoy :)
    February 22nd, 2023
    Idle Champions: Fleetswake 6 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    You've been recruited by a merchant guild in Waterdeep to look into a number of mysterious missing ships over the past year. The Fair Seas Festival is a good time to look into this as people are quite open about the dangers of the sea, the fury of Umberlee, and so forth.

    Many people blame Umberlee for the missing ships, but the merchant guild isn't so sure...

    Fleetswake 6 introduces Solaak, a kalashtar ranger played by Gabe Hicks on Idle Champions Presents: Fury of the Black Rose. Fleetswake also brings back Desmond, a werewolf ranger, as well as Orisha, an Aasimar Cleric and Bard. Players have until Monday, March 6th at 12 PM Pacific to complete their Fleetswake 6 unlocks and objectives.

    I. Solaak



      Being telepathic means Solaak knows who to trust, and sadly that’s not many people. But when the Kalashtar found the soul of a dragon trapped in a chasm, he formed a bond of trust like no other. Solaak now rides his dragon mentor, Tempest, into battle, and together they are unstoppable!

    Solaak is a Support Champion who excels at ranged attacks, as well as aiding others who attack from a distance. His shots are even more inspiring as he fires while riding his fierce dragon companion! Once unlocked, you can find this ranger in Slot 2 opposite Celeste.

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

    Year Six Variants


    • Adventure Variant 1: On the Wings of Dragons — Search for some missing ships during Fleetswake with Solaak! Solaak, Tempest, and Levits join the formation. Levits can be moved, but not removed.
      Complete Area 75.
    • Getting to know Solaak: Solaak's Pseudodragon pet Levits takes his place in the formation. Look for Solaak riding a drake in the back of the formation!

    • Adventure Variant 2: Slings and Arrows — Search for some missing ships during Fleetswake with your best ranged attackers. Solaak, Tempest, and Levits join the formation. Levits can be moved, but not removed. The base attack cooldowns of Champions with magic and melee base attacks are increased by 10 seconds.
      Complete Area 125.
    • Getting to know Solaak: Solaak's buffs focus on Champions with ranged attacks. Make the best ranged formation possible!

    • Adventure Variant 3: A Scaly Companion — Search for some missing ships during Fleetswake with a dragon escort! Solaak, Tempest, and Levits join the formation. Levits can be moved, but not removed. A Bronze Dragon joins the formation as an escort. It takes up three spots in the formation, but doesn't do much else.
      Complete Area 175.
    • Getting to know Solaak: One of Solaak's specializations can help offset the presence of escorts in the formation. Choose wisely!


    For information on previous years' variants, check out the Fleetswake 5 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!
    February 10th, 2023
    Idle Champions Presents: Fury of the Black Rose 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    The Light Fantastic has crashed...
    The Champions find themselves stranded on Krynn, trapped between warring factions.
    While searching for a way to escape, they are hunted and pursued by an unstoppable warrior of darkness: The Knight of the Black Rose, Lord Soth.

    We are excited to announce the return of Idle Champions Presents, a TTRPG live play special event series starting Monday, February 20th! All six episodes of Idle Champions Presents: Fury of the Black Rose will broadcast live on Mondays at 10am Pacific, and rebroadcast at 4pm Pacific, on the CNEGames Twitch channel. As with previous Idle Champions Presents shows, the event will include voting in Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms that will give our players loot and potentially change the outcome of the adventure!

    Idle Champions Presents: Fury of the Black Rose

    Idle Champions Presents: Hunger of the Far Realm, B Dave Walters, Gabe Hicks, Ellen Rose, Johnny Chiodini, Rhiannon Frost, Mark Hulmes
    Once again we are very happy to have returning Dungeon Master B Dave Walters (Black Dice Society, A Darkened Wish, Into the Mother Lands), leading five brave Champions on a dangerous mission on Krynn!

    The Party features Gabe Hicks as Solaak, Mark Hulmes as Miria Elithren, Ellen Rose as Merilwen, Johnny Chiodini as Rust on the Harbour, and Rhiannon Frost as Sentry.

    Vote for the Show You Want to See

    Just like with our previous Idle Champions Presents campaigns, Idle Champions players will be able to influence the characters and events of upcoming Idle Champions Presents episodes through in-game daily votes. Starting on Monday February 13th at 12 PM Pacific, each vote will go live for 24 hours.

    • Can I have a quick overview? Each day, a new vote will become available within Idle Champions. The result of that vote will influence a tabletop D&D episode that airs the following Monday. Vote each day to get a reward token to spend on any of the daily rewards throughout the seven-week event!
    • Wait, so this is a Livestream thing? It's an everything thing! Daily votes will have both an in-game effect and a livestream effect. For example, suppose players vote for an environmental hazard for the Champions to encounter. In that case, you'll be able to see the results of that vote in the livestream episode the following Monday. Additionally, you'll be able to collect a reward token you can redeem for a reward of your choice by participating in the vote that day!
    • Do I have to watch the Twitch Livestream to participate? No, all you have to do is play Idle Champions and vote to participate. In addition to helping craft an unforgettable show, by voting you collect reward tokens you can redeem to collect chests, potions, contracts, and even an exclusive familiar. However, for those that watch the show live, there will be giveaways for in-game items and real world goodies!
    • How long are votes available? Votes are available for 24 hours: From 12PM to 12PM Pacific the following day every starting Monday afternoon and ending Sunday at noon. After that, the next vote becomes available and the results of the previous day's vote are locked and become public. Since we don't want to give away any spoilers for the next episode, there will be no active vote from 12PM Pacific on Sunday to Monday at 1pm Pacific. Once the episode airs, the next vote becomes available, with players who are active in-game at that time getting a first shot at the vote, and the new week's rewards!
    • How does voting work? You get only one vote per day, so make it count! When you vote, you'll gain a reward token you can redeem to immediately collect ANY of the daily rewards that have been revealed. If you collect 3 of the daily rewards within any week, you can collect the super-sweet weekly reward for free, no additional reward token needed! Important Note: You must log into the game and vote to collect a reward token before the vote closes at 12pm Pacific. Make sure you come back every day so you don't miss a token!
    • What are the rules for reward tokens? A reward token collected on Week 1: Day 1 is the same as a reward token collected on Week 5: Day 6. You can spend those tokens on ANY of the daily rewards in ANY of the weeks.
    • Where are the rewards listed? You can find the available reward tab on the bottom of the left column for each week. Each week has a unique list of items, and each item is available once within each week.
    • When are the other daily/weekly rewards revealed? The first vote for the next week will be revealed on Monday at 1pm Pacific after the live episode has finished, along with the daily/weekly rewards for that week.
    • I can't see all the rewards. How can I choose? Daily rewards each week will be a mix of Chests & other consumables. Each daily reward is collected with a single reward token. From a weekly reward standpoint:
      • Week 1 is an exclusive familiar: the Black Dragonnel Familiar
      • Week 2 is a Potion of Psychomorphic Energy.
      • Week 3 is a Potion of the Gem Hunter.
      • Week 4 is 1000 Modron Component Pieces.
      • Week 5 is a Potion of the Gold Hunter.
      • Week 6 is a Potion of Polish.
      To collect a weekly reward, you only have to collect 3 of the daily rewards for that week. Collecting a weekly reward will not cost a reward token. Every day you vote allows you to collect an additional reward token!
    • Can I vote for both choices? No. You can only vote once a day.
    • How many votes can I get each week? There will be 6 votes each week, and you can vote once for each vote. That means someone who is logging in and voting every day can collect 6 reward tokens each week.
    • How long do I have to redeem a reward token? Rewards will be available for the duration of the Idle Champions Presents event. The notification will turn off at 11:59 AM Pacific on March 29th, so we suggest collecting all of your rewards before then. Any remaining reward tokens will go away at the close of the Idle Champions Presents event.
    • Do you have to vote to collect a reward token? Yes.
    • Where can I watch Idle Champions Presents episodes? Idle Champions Presents broadcasts for 6 episodes, starting on Monday, February 20th and finishing Monday March 27th. All episodes are on the Codename Entertainment twitch channel. If you miss the livestream you can watch the video on demand on Twitch, or soon after the broadcast on our YouTube channel.
    All the details are also available in game!

    We hope you'll join us in discussion about Idle Champions Presents on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    October 7th, 2022
    Idle Champions Presents: Hunger of the Far Realm 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    An urgent summons brings the champions to the Rock of Bral. The party is tasked with a perilous mission: venture into the heart of the Far Realm and interrupt a fel ritual that threatens to raise an Elder Evil to godhood and corrupt the multiverse.

    We are excited to announce the return of Idle Champions Presents, a TTRPG live play special event series starting Monday, October 17th! All six episodes of Idle Champions Presents: Hunger of the Far Realm will broadcast live from 4PM until 7PM Pacific Time Mondays on the CNEGames Twitch. As with previous Idle Champions Presents shows, each day during the event will include voting in Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms that will give our players loot!

    Idle Champions Presents: Hunger of the Far Realm

    Idle Champions Presents: Hunger of the Far Realm, B Dave Walters, Anna Prosser, Brian Gray, Eugenio Vargas, Holly Conrad, Trystan Falcone
    We're very excited to have returning Dungeon Master B Dave Walters (Black Dice Society, A Darkened Wish, Into the Mother Lands), taking a brave party of Champions through Wildspace and beyond! The Party features Anna Prosser as Evelyn, Brian Gray as Virgil, Trystan Falcone as Walnut, Eugenio Vargas as Kent, and Holly Conrad as Strix!

    Vote for the Show You Want to See

    Just like with our previous Idle Champions Presents campaigns, Idle Champions players will be able to influence the characters and events of upcoming Idle Champions Presents episodes through in-game daily votes. Starting on Tuesday October 11th at 12 PM Pacific, each vote will go live for 24 hours, with the final vote for the week ending on Monday at 12 PM Pacific.

    • Can I have a quick overview? Each day, a new vote will become available within Idle Champions. The result of that vote will influence a tabletop D&D episode that airs the following Monday. Vote each day to get a reward token to spend on any of the daily rewards throughout the seven-week event!
    • Wait, so this is a Livestream thing? It's an everything thing! Daily votes will have both an in-game effect and a livestream effect. For example, suppose players vote for an environmental hazard for the Champions to encounter. In that case, you'll be able to see the results of that vote in the livestream episode the following Monday. Additionally, you'll be able to collect a reward token you can redeem for a reward of your choice by participating in the vote that day!
    • Do I have to watch the Twitch Livestream to participate? No, all you have to do is play Idle Champions and vote to participate. In addition to helping craft an unforgettable show, by voting you collect reward tokens you can redeem to collect chests, potions, contracts, and even an exclusive familiar. However, for those that watch the show live, there will be giveaways for in-game items!
    • How long are votes available? Votes are available for 24 hours: From 12PM Pacific to 12PM Pacific the following day every Tuesday through Sunday. After that, the next vote becomes available and the results of the previous day's vote are locked and become public. On Mondays, since we don't want to give away any spoilers for the next episode, there will be no active vote from 12PM Pacific until the end of that evening's episode. Once the episode airs, the next vote becomes available, with players who are active in-game at that time getting a first shot at the vote, and the new week's rewards!
    • How does voting work? You get only one vote per day, so make it count! When you vote, you'll gain a reward token you can redeem to immediately collect ANY of the daily rewards that have been revealed. If you collect 3 of the daily rewards within any week, you can collect the super-sweet weekly reward for free, no additional reward token needed! Important Note: You must log into the game and vote to collect a reward token before the vote closes at 12pm Pacific. Make sure you come back every day so you don't miss a token!
    • What are the rules for reward tokens? A reward token collected on Week 1: Day 1 is the same as a reward token collected on Week 5: Day 6. You can spend those tokens on ANY of the daily rewards in ANY of the weeks.
    • Where are the rewards listed? You can find the available reward tab on the bottom of the left column for each week. Each week has a unique list of items, and each item is available once within each week.
    • When are the other daily/weekly rewards revealed? The first vote for the next week will be revealed on Monday nights at the end of each episode, along with the daily/weekly rewards for that week.
    Poe & Cilia
    Poe & Cilia
    • I can't see all the rewards. How can I choose? Daily rewards each week will be a mix of Chests & other consumables. Each daily reward is collected with a single reward token. From a weekly reward standpoint:
      • Week 1 is an exclusive familiar: Poe & Cilia.
      • Week 2 is a Potion of Psychomorphic Energy.
      • Week 3 is a Potion of the Gem Hunter.
      • Week 4 is 1000 Modron Component Pieces.
      • Week 5 is a Potion of the Gold Hunter.
      • Week 6 is a Potion of Polish.
      To collect a weekly reward, you only have to collect 3 of the daily rewards for that week. Collecting a weekly reward will not cost a reward token. Every day you vote allows you to collect an additional reward token!
    • Can I vote for both choices? No. You can only vote once a day.
    • How many votes can I get each week? There will be 6 votes each week, and you can vote once for each vote. That means someone who is logging in and voting every day can collect 6 reward tokens each week.
    • How long do I have to redeem a reward token? Rewards will be available for the duration of the Idle Champions Presents event. The notification will turn off at 11:59 AM Pacific on November 23rd, so we suggest collecting all of your rewards before then. Any remaining reward tokens will go away at the close of the Idle Champions Presents event.
    • Do you have to vote to collect a reward token? Yes.
    • Where can I watch Idle Champions Presents episodes? Idle Champions Presents broadcasts for 6 episodes, starting on Monday, October 17th and ending on Monday, November 21st. All episodes start at 4PM Pacific on the Codename Entertainment twitch channel. If you miss the livestream you can watch the video on demand on Twitch, or soon after the broadcast on our YouTube channel.
    All the details are also available in game!

    We hope you'll join us in discussion about Idle Champions Presents on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!