Open Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Packs at Home at Your Own Pre-Release Fireside Gathering!

Open Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Packs at Home at Your Own Pre-Release Fireside Gathering!

In light of the ongoing global health risks associated with in-person gatherings, we’ve canceled official Fireside Gatherings for the near future and disabled the ability to create public events.

We do, however, want individuals at home to have an opportunity to partake in the upcoming Pre-Release weekend, so we’ll be keeping private event functionality intact. Players can register their own one-person event to enjoy opening Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs from November 13-15.

Thank you all, innkeepers and patrons, for understanding.

Private Fireside Gatherings will:

  • Be eligible to receive Nemsy Necrofizzle if they fulfill all hosting prerequisites. This means having an established Tavern - Learn more about how to establish your tavern here.
  • Be eligible for the Fireside Gatherings card back.
  • Allow event listing creation the same day it is meant to be hosted.
  • Have the same Fireside Brawls as public Fireside Gatherings.
  • Be visible on the website only to the innkeeper hosting it. The Fireside Gathering itself will be visible in the game client, and participants will be able to search and find it in the client as well.

Private Fireside Gatherings will NOT:

  • Be visible on Tavern or upcoming event pages.
  • Show up if anyone tries to search for it on the upcoming events page.
  • Count towards any Tavern or Innkeeper progression. They will not count towards establishing your Tavern. You will still need to host public events in the future with at least 3 check-ins in order to establish your Tavern.

The Darkmoon Faire is almost open! A private pre-release Fireside Gathering will give you a chance to bust open Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs before the expansion officially launches on November 17! In addition to opening your packs early, Pre-release will also feature Fireside Brawls that will let you play with new cards!

  • In the No Cards Barred! Brawl, you’ll be able to construct decks using the cards that you open during the Pre-Release event. There are no restrictions on class or duplicates, so go crazy!
  • There’s also A Recipe for Madness, a pre-constructed Brawl that will include new deck recipes from the upcoming set for you to play with. You won’t need to have pre-purchased packs in order to play this Brawl.

Private pre-release Fireside Gatherings will take place the weekend before Madness at the Darkmoon Faire goes live, November 13 at 10:00 a.m. PT – November 15 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Check out our Pre-Launch Party blog to learn more about the giveaways, streams, and activities we have planned in the lead up to launch! 

Also, tune in for the final card reveal livestream on November 11 at 10:00 a.m. PT over at and!

Head over to to register your one-person event!

Welcome to the Year of the Phoenix!

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