KW Fireside Gathering 10 for Hearthstone

KW Fireside Gathering #10

Thanks to all that came out for our tenth Fireside Gathering despite the road construction and summer holiday season, and a very warm welcome to all newcomers! There were about 15 people in attendance which is great, but of course more are always welcome! A special thanks to my volunteer assistants for their generous help to make our Fireside Gatherings run smoothly.

We introduced the name of our Hearthstone tavern: The Mana and Mettle Tavern, and will be having some fun tavern-related activities in the upcoming Fireside Gatherings. See you there!

Prizes for Competitive Bracket

For this event we had one competitive bracket which was 16-slot with Standard decks, best 2 out of 3, Conquest format, with no Hero ban. A prize was awarded to the bracket winner.

The competitive bracket winner, Basil, was was able to pick a prize item after defeating Laporkra in a well-fought battle. Honourable mention go to JBeardless.

Event Photos

Date:Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time:6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:Tannery Building, 3rd Floor via elevator (151 Charles St. West, Kitchener)
Age:15+ (persons under 18 require a signed document)
Cost:Cash Donation to cover event costs (suggest $3 - $5)
Agenda:At entrance, please choose a nametag with mana crystals that indicates your Hearthstone experience and write your name/gamerid. There will be three groups to choose from based on your experience and desired type of gameplay.
 Introduction: We will provide a checklist of how to get started, from creating your free Blizzard Battle.Net account, working through the tutorials, to unlocking all 9 hero classes, and your first few games against human opponents.
 General Gameplay: For those that have been playing the game a while and would like to gain the Fireside Gathering cardback or just play games for fun.
 Competitive Gameplay: Some alternative and fun options are being considered for the bracket that give newer players a better chance of winning, please check back soon for details which will be posted here. The bracket winners will be rewarded with an item of Hearthstone merchandise from the prize table.
Refreshments:There will be some snacks and drinks available for modest cash sale (please bring change and small bills). You are also welcome to bring your own, but please note this is an alcohol-free venue.
Parking:Limited free parking is in front of building off Charles Street, lots of free parking in the gravel Lot C or D at rear of building on Joseph Street. No permits are required after hours, so there will be no parking tickets.

We are limiting the age of attendees to 15+, however all persons under the age of 18 are expected to act in a mature manner and MUST have the legal document provided below signed by their parent/guardian which covers all events. Printed copies will also be available at the Fireside Gathering, but are still required to be filled out and signed.
     Release and Agreement for Minors

We have prepared a handout sheet for each of the 3 groups of people as guidelines: a new player sheet, a casual play sheet, and a competitive bracket sheet. Printed copies will also be available at the Fireside Gathering.
     Introduction Guide and Checklist
     Casual Play Guide
     Competitive Bracket Guide

Prizes for Competitive Bracket

A prize will be awarded to the bracket winners, who will be able to pick from some official Blizzard Hearthstone merchandise we have purchased. In the future we will likely add Hearthstone t-shirts and other items. Prize choices are currently a $10-$15 value: a Blizzard hat, large mousepad, an Arena Key bottle opener, wallet with free card pack code, large plush pillow, one glass from the WoW Brewfest Pint Glass collection, or necklace with pendant. As the gatherings grow in size, or if people want to pay a competition entry fee, we can offer larger prizes.

Remember to bring your friends! All are welcome at the events whether a brand new beginner or a seasoned player!

If you have any questions, please contact