Second Hearthstone Expansion Hint – The Gadgetzan Gazette! (Also, Conversation w/Talan)

Here’s the second clue to the next Hearthstone Expansion: The Gadgetzan Gazette!

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There’s a legit link that goes to the Facebook Messenger app in the Gazette:

If you message the link you have a conversation with Talan who own’s Talan’s Bar. He talks to you and sends you some images based on your conversation, I’m guessing some of these are card art.

Four Different Drink Options Given by Talon
Four Different Drink Options Given by Talan – From Left to Right: Conjured Firewater, Goblin’s Wobble (mine was called, Dalaran Floater), Defias Deadmind, Blackrock Magma
Dinosaur Skeleton via Talan's Conversation
Dinosaur Skeleton via Talan’s Conversation

I’ve typed out the main Newspaper Article and a full conversation with Talan after the jump! 

Here’s some of the conversation you have with Talan:

Well, well. Haven’t seen your face around here before. What do I call you?

Well, anyway.. welcome to Gadgetzan. I’m Talan.

So.. what are you doing here? You a tourist? Heard about that new dinosaur skeleton?

Oh, pardon me! Yeahh… I ain’t got time for tourists coming in here, thinkin’ Gadgetzan is some hot resort spot or somethin. There’s stuff going on here that would seriously twirl your beanie.

Okay okay.. down to business. I got ale, and more ale. But I might be able to stir up something fancier if you gimme a good challenge. What do you want to drink?

What?! What kind of four-star joint do you think I run around here. I can’t afford to stock that stuff.

Look, X, how about I make you a special drink? A proper Gadgetzan welcome to show what a nice place this is with the nicest people? Yeah.

That’s what I’ll do.

Okay, for you…this is the Dalaran Floater. Hold on…

Here ya go….


Gonna give it a taste?

Hey, well.. trying it gets you points. At least you’re not a coward. Maybe I can trust you…

I mean, at least you’re not a tourist…

Right. So.. tuck into that Dalaran Floater and lemme tell you something…

Listen to me… Gadgetzan ain’t what it looks like.

We got all kindsa new businesses opening up, selling who knows what…I mean, this guy… a businessman!?


And the new manager at the bank? Uhh… I’m not sure how he’s gonna handle our money….


But there’s other stuff going on right out in the open and people don’t even notice…


Look at that. Tell me what’s going on there?

Hrmph. Maybe that Dalaran Floater went to your head. Come on, come on. Look closer… what do you see?

Yeah yeah.. everyone looks beautiful. But … are these really the kindsa people you’d think would go to a party like that? I mean.. they look like…? What?

Well played, X.. I didn’t think you’d catch that so quick.

You’re a sharp piece of cheddar, aren’tcha?

I’m thinking you might be perfect for an… opportunity coming up.

Let’s call it a little test.

Just a few casual questions I use to, uh…..size a person up.

See how they might best fit into, uh, operations around here.

Whatdya say? You game?

Like I said.. I got my ways of sizing people up. So just.. be yourself and answer honestly.. or hey.. be someone else and lie. I don’t care that much. This ain’t for me.

Like I said.. I got my ways of sizing people up. So just.. be yourself and answer honestly.. or hey.. be someone else and lie. I don’t care that much. This ain’t for me.

Got it? Here we go. 1st question.

What does power mean to you? Options: Wits, Strength, Worship

I chose: Wits

Brain over brawn… Interesting. So what makes you such a witty person, huh?

Interesting opinion you’ve got of yourself there, brainiac. We’ll see where those wits take you in Gadgetzan….

Someone wants to destroy you…what do you do? Options: Rally Your Crew, Destroy Them First, Talk Them Out of It

I chose: Talk them Out Of It

Yeah? You think you’re clever enough to convince someone not to snuff you? how would you do that, exactly?

Eh. It might work. If you sat ’em down to some ale first and had a good exit plan. Don’t go trying that in my tavern, though. I ain’t got insurance.

Choose An Abode: Options: Mud Hut, Volcanic Lair, Ark

I chose: Ark

Huh. You know, I did get a bit of a sailor vibe from you when you first came in. I think it’s your smell.

You can only save one… who will it be? Options: Priest, Scholar, Warrior

I chose: Scholar

I’m with you. Once the knowledge goes, we’re all screwed. So uh.. read any good books lately?

I said: Game of Thrones

Old news, pal. I’ve known that secret for nearly 20 years. North Gadgetzan remembers.

Hey! Don’t spell that out for me. You don’t want to go flaunting too many smarts in here. There are people around who pay a lot of money for brains.

I feel the best when I’ve… Options: Slaughtered Enemies, Cleared My Mind, Indulged My Vices

I chose: Cleared My Mind

That’s very tempered of you. How exactly do you clear your mind?

I said: I meditate

Best way I’ve found to clear my mind is to talk to all the poor slobs who come in here with problems. Makes me feel better about me, you know?

What is the most powerful? Options: Fists, Words, Feelings

I chose: Words

Smart answer. Is there a particular word you think is especially powerful.. like..a magic word?

Abrakadabra…. Eeesh. You’re good. That made my boils pulse.

I’m most relaxed when I’m… Options: Meditating, Working on a Puzzle, Fighting Someone

I chose: Working on a Puzzle

Whoa whoa. We talking puzzle pieces or like.. stuff with numbers?

I said: Numbers

Oh yeah! Me too!

No, actually. You lost me.

My favorite kind of story has… Options: Lots of Plot Twists, Lots of Romance, Lots of Horror

I chose: Lots of Plots Twists

Oh yeah? You like the “gotcha” moments, do ya?

Read the one where the guy thought he was a bastard, but turns out he’s the legitimate son of a dragon prince? Man I can’t wait for the next book.

You have 5 minutes until an appointment, so you… Options: Sharpen your knife, Brainstorm, Watchpeople

I chose: Brainstorm

You do strike me as the busy-mind type. Lots of thoughts going on in there. Some of them maybe even smart.

I’m bored when I have… Options: Nothing to Read, No one to Challenge, No Music

I chose: Nothing to Read

Yah. You’re the brainy type, alright.

Which doesn’t exactly explain why you’d end up in Gadgetzan, but.. eh.

How do you express affection? Options: Gifts, Action, Words

I chose: Action

Oh yeah? What kind?

Yikes! Try doing that in the cages and see what happens.

I’d rather die… Options: With all the answers, with a bloody sword, quietly in my sleep

I chose: With all the answers

All of ’em, huh? Would you tell anyone what you knew before you kicked it?

Most people wouldn’t be generous with that amount of knowledge. But eh, they’d be dead regardless, I guess.

Well.. I think I have all the information I need. You’re.. well, you’re not as useless as I thought. I have some people in mind who might want to meet you down the line. You gonna be around Gadgetzan for a while?

In the meantime, keep on the look out for what’s really going on around here, X, yeah? You might learn something. See ya.

That was Last Call, meatheads!

I’m going to type out the main article below:

After several explosion-related delays, goblin contractors finally completed construction on the new state of the art First Bank of Gadgetzan building today. Spokesgoblins for the contracting firm say the explosions were simply part of the contractually mandated break periods and no one important was seriously hurt. Despite the delays, the new structure is quite impressive–from its neon signs to its gold plated columns, it reeks of class.

In cooperation with the bank’s new owners, the mayor’s office provided a tour of the new financial building for press and parties with an interest in the project. Mayor Noggenfogger, who owns the contracting firm that built the bank, led the tour group, proudly pointing out each new security feature in turn. The revolving doors at the entrance feature a kodo-proof cage and unhexable glass. The bank lobby, tastefully carpeted in orange and purple, also features anti-kodo barriers at regular intervals. In addition, each teller’s station is equipped with a large, red, candy-like button that, when pressed, releases a burst of confetti (and dispenses armed explosives) from hidden alcoves in the ceiling. Not one, but two Sprocketspring 5000 vault doors on a fuse-locking system protect cavernous vaults with plenty of room for gold, arcane dust, and other valuables. Mayor Noggenfogger was quick to point out that each vault door is rated to withstand kodo pressures exceeding several hundred tons, and, as an added bonus, have a chance to blow up when tampered with.

“The previous bank was plagued by mismanagement and inadequate security. It was an easy target for filthy, unscrupulous, kodo-loving bank robbers,” Noggenfogger said. “Our economy is taking off like a rocket-chicken, and Gadgetzan’s citizens need a secure place to store their valuables where only the deserving can get to them! Thanks to a hefty investment by the new owner, the First Bank of Gadgetzan is a wonder of technology and a fitting center-piece for our beautiful city.”

“In fact, I declare this bank 110% unrobbable, and I can’t wait to see the look on the faces of any poor saps who try!” When asked why the mayor’s office would be concerned about theft after repeatedly denying Gadgetzan’s skyrocketing crime statistics in the past, the mayor deflect to his security detail. “Knuckles, would you be so kind as to escort this young lady outside? I think she wandered in off the street.”

Citizens can see the new building for themselves when the First Bank of Gadgetzan opens to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony next week.


  1. JaySherman
    October 25, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Thanks for the transcript, I don’t use facebook so I thought I’d miss it. I would love to see all the answers, maybe there is some correct path to join the Gadgetzan mob 😛

  2. Hermes
    October 25, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Hi, if you say a nasty word, it just stops speaking with you!! Just said “Go and kill those bastards” and got this as last response: “Easy there with the language, pal. You make enemies talking like that in a place like this.” Hahahaha I apologised but didn’t work -.-

  3. Bling
    October 25, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Will the expansion be in the standard year after the Kraken or will we lose it in the first expansion of 2017? If so y even get these cards

    • Evident - Author
      October 25, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      It will be in the Standard year after Kraken as well. Everything from last year will be cut from Standard (BRM, TGT, LOE). Here’s a video showing how it works:

      • Safari
        October 26, 2016 at 7:49 am

        According to the video, Old Gods, Karazhan and next expansion (probably Gadgetzan) are going to rotate at the same time, that means that Old Gods would be in Standard more time than the others (8 more months than Gadgetzan).
        Said that, probably this new expansion could be a short expansion with less cards than Old Gods? Any idea about it?

        • Evident - Author
          October 26, 2016 at 9:08 am

          You might be right, it could be a smaller expansion due to it being in rotation for a shorter time. I haven’t heard anything about that though.

  4. Bling
    October 25, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I wonder if maybe we will get a new race card for goblins. Or maybe it will just be pirates.

  5. XHAD
    October 25, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Please tell me it is going to be just the expansion not all of the other stuff they are talking about like the ranked system otherwise hearthstone would be changed forever

    • Evident - Author
      October 25, 2016 at 10:48 am

      It’s very likely to be an expansion, they have a third one scheduled for this year.

  6. Zkool47
    October 25, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Possible bank heist theme with pirate cards?

    • Safari
      October 25, 2016 at 11:50 am

      It seems… It must be something about a bank, loot, ogres, goblin… so pirates seems to be the main theme?

      • Zkool47
        October 26, 2016 at 6:15 am

        I posted this before the Talan chat came out so I assumed that pirates would somehow be involved.

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