You helped fund it – Now help decide it!

Your support of our Childhood Cancer event was both significant and much appreciated. What we need to do now is to determine where to send the proceeds. Here are the nominees:

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Working together to fight the deadliest form of children’s cancer. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is on a mission to cure the kids.

CureSearch In the complex world of children’s cancer research, no independent organization currently coordinates efforts between academic scientists, drug developers, and policy regulators to advance new treatments and cures. Moving forward, CureSearch is proud to play the role of convener and collaborator to bring these key parties together.

Alberta Cancer Foundation  We believe collaboration propels results, which is why we bring together patients and families, researchers, health providers and donors to make a difference in the lives of Albertans.

Dana-Farber takes a 50/50 approach to treating pediatric patients and conducting lifesaving research. Here’s a link to our website:

You can vote here: Empire.Kred Cancer Funding Vote! Votes cast by 6 PM Eastern (US) time on Monday, October 3 will be tallied to choose the beneficiary.


Influencers: Raise your voice, raise awareness of Childhood Cancer


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Let’s use our considerable influence to end the month with a wave of posts and tweets to give this issue a powerful boost.

Did you know?

  • Just in the U.S., nearly 16,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year
  • 1 in 4 will not survive.
  • Pediatric cancer requires different treatment from adult cancer. Yet only 4% of research funds are dedicated to research for kid’s cancer.

We’ve gathered links with social media resources on this thread. You’ll also find out how tossing teddy bears and picking up pie or upgrades you need can help fund research or care for childhood cancer. If you have experience with organizations which specialize in pediatric cancer research or care, please nominate them for our donation in the same thread.


[X]PendaPalooza 21 starts Now

. Stop what you’re doing, log in now and post your ticker in the [X]PendaPalooza community.

You know how it works – the sooner you post your ticker, the sooner other players start buying your stock.

At work? Don’t worry. [X]PendaPalooza runs from now through Tuesday, September 27 at 8 pm ET. Just get your ticker up, check the shop for the big early bird flash sale (including fresh pie) and then plan to swing back when you have more time to play.

New to [X]PendaPalooza? Missed the last one?

Here’s a quick intro:

WHAT: FIVE full days of gift and invest missions run by players for players. This was the first user-created event on the Empire, and it remains the biggest and most [X]traordinary networking event. It’s organized by the [X]Bar community.

 WHY: Seasoned players are banding together to help YOU sell shares, buy shares, and accumulate wealth. Join to grow, to give, or to catch up with old friends and connect with new players.

WHEN: 10 am ET, Friday September 23 through Tuesday, September 27 at 8 pm ET

RSVP:  Simply post your ticker in the [X]PendaPalooza community

  • Watch for gift missions, use free eaves to buy stock to build your portfolio
  • Do invest missions to pick up free stock in players
  • Buy other players who sign up for [X]PendaPalooza
  • Connect with players around social media as you visit their profiles
  • Send (or receive) [X]tra [X]eaves gifts
  • Watch for special achievements to get even more eavesBonus tips for new players

Your fellow players are eager to help you succeed on Empire.Kred and across social media.  



You can’t have [X]PendaPalooza without [X]tra pie! It’s waiting for you in the shop. New pies, pies on sale, and more pie available for eaves in the main shop. Sir Rudiger is in charge of sales, so be sure to check the shop frequently for flash deals!


A’hoy Mateys it’s Pirate Days

Talk Like A Pirate will be our first days activities ~ first stop by the store, pick up treasures, scope out your mates and send from your secret stash. (Use Scope because that’s their achievement) then later be watching the mods for gift mission, ConnectUps for the new players and then Sir SQRL to appear with some Pirate Trivia ~

Remember to think and talk like a pirate.

SQRL will ask you questions and you can answer them on your profile. If you can Talk like a Pirate refresh and see what happens!

Don’t forget to be working on your videos which will be tomorrow. The thread will be opened for you to post links and we will see how you Walk Like a Pirate for Day 2.

Enjoy mates, treasures to be planted and to be found!

Get Ready to Walk Like A Pirate – and win big!

pirate_guyThe Pirates are taking over! Announcing the Empire.Kred Talk and Walk Like a Pirate Event, happening on September 19-21.

Get Ready to win with YOUR “Walk Like A Pirate” video. No special skills required… if you have a smartphone and can make a video, get ready to show off your pirate swagger!

Here is how to enter:

We will create a thread in Sir Rudiger’s Festival of Fun Community at 7 PM EST on September 19th for you to post a link to the completed video. Videos must be posted by 7 PM EST of Walk Like A Pirate Day, September 20th.

Here is how the winning video will be chosen:


All videos will be scored by a panel of 5 judges working independently of each other, and each category will receive a score of 0-5. This will be the basis of 75% of the score for each video.

Judges will assess their raw score based on the following:

Best Pirate Talk _____ (1-5)
Best Pirate Accessories ______ (1-5)
Best Pirate Costume_____ (1-5)
Best incorporation of Sir Rudiger ____(1-5)
Best Overall Video _____ (1-5)
Bonus up to 5 for extra creativity, background, use of social media etc. ______ /5
Total _______/25 (Score could be 30/25 with bonus)

Each judge will send in their score sheet for each video. The judging scores will be tallied pirate_girlwith the highest score being assigned a value of 75 and the other scores adjusted proportionally.


EK Player voting will be opened with a survey mission from SQRL at 7 PM EST on Walk Like A Pirate Day (September 20) and closed at 3 PM EST on Pirate’s Booty Day (September 21) to permit tabulation. We will do our best to make sure that there are no duplicate votes.

Votes will be counted with the highest total being assigned a score of 25 and the other vote tallies assigned scores that are adjusted proportionally.

Finally, the judging score and the voting score will be added together and the highest composite score will be the winner.

We will attempt to complete tabulation and announce the winner at 8 PM EST on Pirate’s Booty Day.

The winner will receive a special Best Pirate Video 2016 Achievement, 1,000,000 Eaves, a special Empire.Kred Blog entry, social media mentions by Empire.Kred accounts and social media missions by SQRL and/or Empire.Kred moderators.

Are you ready for your Pirate closeup? Let’s find out!

The Festival of Fun Continues!

Today we’re feasting our eyes (and our gullets) on Carnival Food! Be sure to check out Sir Rudiger’s Carnival Food mission, starting at 02:30 UTC today (Saturday)!

As the Festival continues, we continue to offer amazing deals, but they are reducing every day — don’t wait for a clearance at the end, it’s not going to happen. But! Each day we will feature some item and we will restore it to its previous max discount!

Today’s featured items are Dividend Doublers and Leaders Upgrades! Snap them up today, it’s the lowest price you are going to see in this event or likely ever!


And the Food Fight Winners are….

I, Sir Rudiger, have been busily pushing the beads around on my abacus while staring at SQRLthe moon and dodging Moon Pies. Why, you might ask? Because we were tabulating the results of our team competition!

Before I get to that, I must say that the energy was incredible and some of the taunting and cheering messages were great! I am still disappointed that there were no nuts thrown, as there’s really nothing I like better than snatching nuts out of the air!

Each member of the winning team received the rare custom achievement shown below. In addition, investment missions and other recognition will be heaped upon the victors. And of course they have absolute bragging rights, at least until the NEXT Great Food Fight!

We collected data in several categories… ranking acquisition of food items, how many thrown, how many received, and how many total achievements for members of each team during the food fight time frame. This was carefully weighted so that participation of all kinds, at all levels was counted. Every team did well in at least one of the categories, so regardless of the final order, every team should be proud of their accomplishments!

And now….



Members of the blue team received this special achievement:


Thanks again to everyone! Every one of you is a winner in Sir Rudiger’s book!