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November 14th, 2018
Codename Plays Games for Kids! Extra Life 2018 
Posted in Codename News.

Welcome Back, Extra Life!

It's that time of the year again - and we're not talking about Christmas, though Christmas is pretty great - it's time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2018!

For those who may not know, Extra Life is a wonderful program set up to raise donations for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. The money raised is donated as unrestricted funds for hospitals to use as needed. But the best part? We can help by doing what we love to do: gaming!

For more information about the Extra Life program, check out their FAQ.

What's the Plan for 2018?

Like in previous years, the Codename Entertainment team will be playing all kinds of games, including TRPG games, board games, card games, and of course, video games. Dave even built a VR streaming setup!

The 24 hours of streaming include:
  • Two Eberron-based D&D sessions, each influenced by donations to the Idle Champions Extra life Page. Two different teams of thieves will attempt to complete Adam's all-new scenario: LIGHTNING TRAIN HEIST!

  • Art galore! Michelle and Alexis will be drawing sketches with pencil and paper and Kat will be drawing a tavern scene! Donations to Kat's Extra Life page get you a character added into the final scene! Follow Kat on Twitter to see her final image!

  • A founders Q&A hour with co-founders Dave and Justin!

  • A Magic the Gathering tournament!

  • Classic SNES games played by Justin and friends!

  • CNE plays the VR game Beat Saber!

  • Our very own version of Hot Ones, mixed with party board games!

  • Plus more!
And when we're not doing scheduled content, you get a bird's eye view of the office, awesome elevator music, and a custom stream overlay made by Dave and Adam, listing our schedule and current donations!

How Can I Help?

We've got a few different things happening this year for Extra Life.

Each of our actively supported games (Bush Whacker 2, Crusaders of the Lost Idols, and Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms) has a special item available for you to purchase in the game. Starting today, and until 10:00am Pacific Time on Wednesday November 21st, all net proceeds from purchases of these special in-game items will be donated to Extra Life!

Additionally, if you are feeling generous and want to donate more, you can contribute to any of the game's pages on Extra Life: Plus you can check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life page here.

When do you Start?

We have time-gated our stream to this coming weekend, starting on Friday, November 16th, at 9am PST and running for 24 hours until Saturday, November 17th at 9am PST. You'll be able to watch the event in all its glory over on the Codename Entertainment Twitch.

Once again, you can find all our info and more over on the Codename Entertainment Extra Life Team Page.

Wish us luck surviving again!
April 6th, 2018
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Game Changer 

There's something in the air... Something's coming, and soon! Will it be good? Will it be bad? Spoilers: It will be good.



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, April 9th at 12:00pm PDT.
  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Mister the Monkey - All Gold Found +200%
  • Pete the Carney - Bad Joke ability +200%
  • King Reginald IV - Royal Grail ability +200%
  • Biff the Magic Rabbit - Fan Club ability +200%


Check out these limited-time Changing Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
March 30th, 2018
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Chocolate Pain 

In real life it doesn't usually hurt if you get hit by a small piece of flying chocolate. Well, this isn't real life, is it?



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PDT on Monday, April 2nd.
  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark ability +200%
  • Baenarall, Angel of Hope - The Old Guard ability +200%
  • Sisaron the Dragon Sorceress - Loose Magic ability +200%
  • Dark Gryphon - All Crusader DPS +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All Gold Found +200%



Check out these limited-time Chocolate Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
March 23rd, 2018
COTLI: Weekend Buff – The Great Hunt 

Normally yo have to go hunting for great buffs like this, but not this weekend! Push forward while you can, because they won't last forever!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PDT on Monday, March 26th.
  • RoboRabbit - Wind-Up-Bunny ability +200%
  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Khouri, the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • Sarah, the Collector - Base DPS +400%
  • Alan the Archangel - Blinding Light ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Hunting Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
March 16th, 2018
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Reaching New Heights 

The journey has been long and hard, but perhaps this weekend's buffs will take you to new heights! Push hard! Get those tier 3 objectives completed! You won't regret it!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PDT on Monday, March 19th.
  • Detective Kaine - All Gold Found +200%
  • Brogon, Prince of Dragons - Friends of Brogon ability +200%
  • The Bat Billionaire - All Crusader DPS +200%
  • Gloria, the Good Witch - Sparkle ability +200%
  • Saint Patroika - Divination ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Limitless Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
March 9th, 2018
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Always Wear Green 

You don't want to get pinched, so don your greenest shirt and socks and make use of these awesome weekend buffs!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon Pacific on Monday, March 12th.
  • Jason, Master of Shadows - All DPS +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! ability +200%
  • Snickette the Sneaky - Favorite Prey ability +200%
  • Gold Panda - All Gold Found +200%
  • Squiggles the Clown - Warming Up ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Green Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
March 2nd, 2018
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Follow the Rainbow 

Need some helping finding the metaphorical pot o'gold at the end of a challenging objective? Perhaps these weekend buffs will help!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, March 5th.
  • Bush Whacker - Increases your Critical Click Chance by 6%
  • Kyle the Party Bro - Mosh Pit ability +200%
  • Larry the Leprechaun - Subtle Magics ability +200%
  • Prince Sal, the Merman - All Crusader DPS +200%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Rider ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Rainbow Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
February 23rd, 2018
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Mischief Unmanaged 

Some new challenging objectives are available in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign, and this buff might be just what you need to defeat them!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, February 26th.
  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • Natalie Dragon - All Gold Found +200%
  • Mr. Boggins, the Substitute - The New Students ability +200%
  • Agent 79 - All Crusader DPS +200%
  • Frankie the Demon Crooner - Croon ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Mischief Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
February 16th, 2018
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Love Potion Number Nine 

Drink this potion and you'll find some of your Crusaders buffed to the max!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, February 19th.
  • Warwick the Warlock - Curse of Weakness ability +200%
  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark ability +200%
  • Katie the Cupid - Lovin', Huggin', Kissin', and Snugglin' ability +200%
  • Griz the Robo-Coach - Non-Binary Pep Talk ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Enamored Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
February 9th, 2018
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Love Never Dies 

True love never dies, unlike these buffs, which only last this weekend.



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, February 12th.
  • Sally the Succubus - Seduction ability +200%
  • The Princess - Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate, abilities +200%
  • Rocky the Rock Star - All DPS +200%
  • King Reginald IV - Royal Grail ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All Gold Found +200%



Check out these limited-time Endless Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)