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October 8th
Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mt. Tiamat 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Tiamat has escaped from Avernus.

The Cult of the Dragon has succeeded in their efforts to bring the Queen of Evil Dragonkind to the prime material plane, and has consolidated their power to fortify their stronghold at the Well of Dragons.

Champions from across the Forgotten Realms heed the call to band together and face this cataclysmic threat. It is here that the adventure for Idle Champions Presents: The Trial of Mount Tiamat begins...


Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat

We are excited to announce the return of Idle Champions Presents, a TRPG live play special event series starting Monday, October 18th. Each episode of Idle Champions Presents will broadcast live from 4PM until 7PM Pacific Time Mondays on the CNEGames Twitch.



Join Dungeon Master B Dave Walters (Black Dice Society, A Darkened Wish, Into the Mother Lands) as he takes two brave parties of Champions through an epic level campaign across seven episodes, leading them into a direct confrontation against an evil goddess with the fate of the Forgotten Realms hanging in the balance.

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


The first adventure begins on October 18th at 4PM Pacific at Twitch.tv/CNEGames with Episode 1: The Lake of Shadow!


Vote for the Show You Want to See

Just like with our first Idle Champions Presents, 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 12 with the in-game daily reset (12PM PT), each vote will go live for 24 hours, with the final vote for the week ending on Monday at 12PM PT.

Daily votes will have both an In-Game Effect and a Livestream Effect. For example, if players vote for one of two Champions to be granted a boon for the next episode of Idle Champions Presents, that Champion would be granted a corresponding boon in Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms! We don't want to spoil everything that players will be able to vote for, but here's an idea of what a few of the daily votes might look like:

  • Dice Roll! — Which Champion gains an guaranteed 'critical' roll?
    • Players will get to roll an Idle Champions D6 to collect a number of Electrum Chests and if they roll a 6, they can collect this paragon of honor and justice as a free familiar!
    • Baby Bahamut Familiar
  • Lucky Choice — Which Champion should gains a luck die?
  • Surprise Find — Which Champion should find some additional gear?
  • Wild Card! — Do the Champions meet goblins or kobolds? Who explores the darkness? What fun affliction affects the chosen Champion?
But wait, there's more: there are Weekly Challenges each week that will vary between easy, medium, and difficult challenges to earn additional votes for daily votes. You can save these votes up for as long as you wish, using them all on the final vote in Week 7 if you wish. The choice is up to you!

The first vote begins on Tuesday, October 12 at 12PM PT in-game. You'll want to check in every day if you want the most chances to influence Idle Champions Presents!


Champion Rebalance

In order to account for the way the current meta would impact voting, we’ve made some adjustments to certain Champions. We will update this section as we release more details about Party Two's cast of Champions.

Selise Astorio will receive the following changes:
  • Increase to the duration of her Wall Stance damage reduction buff to 10 seconds
  • Increase the base effect value of Vow of Vengeance from 100% to 200%
  • Update to happen in version 406+ : Last Resort stance also increases the effect of Vow of Vengeance by 200%

Havilar will receive the following changes:
  • We've added a new ability - Sister Sister (Havilar)
    • Increase the effect of Leadership Summit by 200% when Farideh is in the formation.
Farideh will follow her sister with a matching ability:
  • We've added a new ability - Sister Sister (Farideh)
    • Increase the effect of Pact Family by 500% when Havilar is in the formation.

What do I need to know?

Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat begins on Monday, October 18th with the first episode broadcasting from 4PM until 7PM Pacific Time on Twitch.tv/CNEGames. Daily votes for the first episode will begin the week before, starting on Tuesday, October 12th at 12PM Pacific.

While Season 2 is a completely separate story arc than the first season, if you want to relive the Idle Champions Presents magic, you can watch Idle Champions Presents: The Unfair Seas and Idle Champions Presents: A Fool’s Errand on YouTube.

We can't wait to see how this all comes together! We hope you'll join us in discussion about Idle Champions Presents on Twitter using the #ICPAscendant hashtag and tagging @IdleChampions.

October 14th, 2019
Idle Champion Spotlight: Avren 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time for our next Idle Champion Spotlight! Today, we're previewing our newest Champion: Avren, the Half-elf Warlock/Sorcerer. Avren will be launching on Wednesday, October 16th!

I. Who is Avren?

    Avren is an embodiment of mischief; a trickster god in humanoid form. Long ago, he tricked an ancient being into giving him magic and immortality. This power also came with a curse: whenever Avren dies, he will return to life with a new body and varying abilities. While Avren's body may change, however, his soul and his undying love for his wife, Sofious, always remains. The two have remained married for centuries, seeking each other out to reunite in each lifetime.
Avren is a pure Support Champion. He uses his Mirror Image ability to boost Champions in the formation based on assigned roles (DPS, Support, and Tanking), increasing even further for Champions with more than one role. Avren also raises Global DPS based on the number of Champions adjacent to him in the formation. When you want to add Avren to your party, you can swap him with Jamilah (Slot 11).

II. Avren's Stats

Class: Warlock/Sorcerer Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Race: Half-elf Gender: Male
Age: 40 Affiliation: None

STR: 8 DEX: 16 CON: 15
INT: 13 WIS: 10 CHA: 18

Eligible for Patrons: Vajra



Completing the third Liars' Night (Avren) variant will unlock the Zombie Avren skin!


III. Avren's Design

Avren is a D&D character created by D&D Beyond's own Todd Kenreck. First created when he was 8 years old, Avren "still remembers when you could get killed by a hard rain," and has lived a multitude of lives over more than three decades of existence. Because of his history, and Todd's love of updating the character weekly (or sometimes daily), Avren has been one of our most challenging Champions to nail down. But hey, that's what you get when the character is the Doctor (Who) of D&D!

In this incarnation, Avren is a Warlock/Sorcerer focused on using Mirror Image to trick enemies. He also has a bit of fun with his ultimate, allowing Avren to tower over his enemies, in a nice callback to what 8-year-old Todd probably felt when he finally dove into the world we all love.

IV. Avren's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Spectral Shards — Avren tosses out three spectral shards at random enemies. One is fake and does no damage (but does interrupt/stagger the enemy), one stuns the enemy it hits for 1 second, and the final one deals normal damage.
  • Kick (active during his Ultimate) — Avren jumps out to a random enemy and kicks them with his enlarged foot, knocking them back.

Formation Abilities

  • Mirror Image — Avren casts Mirror Image every 15 seconds, targeting a random Champion in the formation. The Mirror Image (a slightly blurry version of Avren himself) floats behind them. The Mirror Image lasts for 30 seconds, and its effect is based on the Champion's role(s).
    • DPS: Increases the Champion's DPS by 600%.
    • Support: Increase the Global DPS by 200%.
    • Tanking: Increases all healing effects on the Champion by 2HP.
  • Seeing Double — The Global DPS is increased by 50% for each Champion adjacent to Avren, stacking multiplicatively. Champions affected by Mirror Image increase the effect for 50% for each Mirror Image buff they have (100-200% instead of 50%, depending on their roles). Buffs apply to the post-stack value.

First Specializations

  • Mirror Focus (Good) — Avren prefers casting Mirror Image on "good" Champions; if a "good" target is available, they will get a Mirror Image before Champions of other alignments.
  • Mirror Focus (Neutral) — Avren prefers casting Mirror Image on "neutral" Champions; if a "neutral" target is available, they will get a Mirror Image before Champions of other alignments. Note: This only looks at Neutral characters on the Good/Evil axis, not the Lawful/Chaotic axis.
  • Mirror Focus (Evil) — Avren prefers casting Mirror Image on "evil" Champions; if an "evil" target is available, they will get a Mirror Image before Champions of other alignments.

Second Specializations

  • Sturdy Mirrors — Avren's Mirror Images last for 60 seconds instead of 30, resulting in four mirrors at a time instead of two..
  • Empowered Mirrors — Avren's Mirror Image effects are quadrupled (+300%).

Ultimate Ability

  • Insignificance — Avren casts Reduce on all enemies on the screen, dealing some damage and reducing their size by half and their speed and damage done by 50% for 15 seconds. He also casts Enlarge on himself for the duration. His base attack changes from Spectral Shards to Kick. He jumps out to an enemy and kicks them with his foot, knocking them back.

V. Avren's Equipment

VI. Conclusion

We're excited to bring Avren into the game. As our first pure Support Champion in slot 11, we're psyched to see what formations you all think he fits into! Make sure to try out his Ultimate, as it's one of our favourites!

Feel free to send us feedback on via the Idle Champions Subreddit, Steam forum, or the Idle Champions Discord!
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