Talks Machina, the talk show following each episode of Critical Role, announced a sponsorship by the Dungeons and Dragons game Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms. This is a strategy based game that features adventurers and characters from Wizards of the Coast’s campaign guides and other spin-offs.
You can play as original characters or ones from the Dungeons and Dragons brand, such as Curse of Strahd, Tomb of Annihilation, the Drizzt novels, and the new book Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Arkhan the Cruel, a character played by Joe Manganiello on Critical Role, is also playable.
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is developed by Codename Entertainment, also known for their games Crusaders of the Lost Idols, Shards of Titan, and Bush Whacker. They announced a new story to their Idle Champions game called Midwinter 2.
“As the citizens of Longsaddle celebrate Deadwinter Day by exchanging gifts, the Champions have once again been hired by the Harpells to patrol the outskirts of town. However, it appears as if one of Orcus’ most feared abominations has been summoned to wreak havoc, a demonic fiend with an insatiable hunger… Midwinter 2 runs until Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 12:00pm PST, introduces K’thriss Drow’b, Drow Warlock of the Great Old One, and also brings back Regis, the Halfling Rogue!”
There is also new Waterdeep variants to add some unique flavor to your adventure as you go through the campaign guide.
“A Mysterious Summons: Force Grey Unleashed — You begin the adventure with Calliope in your formation. Only Champions affiliated with Force Grey may be used.
Building Trust: Sleuth it Out — Only Champions with an Intelligence score of 12 or higher may be used.
A Dinner Party: Modron Assistance — Nordom the Modron joins you on this adventure, taking up a slot in your formation. Nordom is reminding the waterdhavians of the Great Modron March, inspiring them to defend Waterdeep. Damage caused by humanoid monsters in this adventure is increased.”
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is available for free on Steam, iPad, Android, Xbox One, and PS4.
What do you think about this partnership between Critical Role and Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms? What Dungeons and Dragons content are you looking forward to in 2019? Let us know in the comments below!
Ashley is the author of the Thread of Souls book series, an avid traveler, and a Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast!