Most people play Hearthstone online, but you’ll get a nice reward if you compete with some nearby card-slingers.
Blizzard announced today that players who participate in a Fireside Gathering (that’s what Blizzard calls these local Hearthstone events) starting on October 17 will unlock a new Warlock hero portrait, Nemsy Necrofizzle. You just need at least three players to play a Fireside Brawl at the Gathering.
Hero portraits are just cosmetic, but they help players customize their Hearthstone experience. Basically, they’re a fun collectible. Blizzard has sold some of them for real money, but it’s used others to encourage players to do things like subscribe to Twitch Prime.
While most hero portraits are prominent characters from the Warcraft games, Nemsy Necrofizzle is a Hearthstone original. But she’s not an entirely new character. The gnome has appeared in the art for the Fen Creeper and Bog Creeper cards. The Shaman hero Morgl the Oracle is the only other Hearthstone original hero portrait.