Gather the Townsfolk


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Common
Dark Ascension (DKA) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Gather the Townsfolk


Put two 1/1 white Human creature tokens onto the battlefield.

Fateful hour — If you have 5 or less life, put five of those tokens onto the battlefield instead.

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Gather the Townsfolk Discussion

Deco_y on human token and counter

5 days ago

Wow after playing this a few times it flows very well considering how unorthodox your mana curve is.

I don't believe that Detention Sphere and Tamiyo, Field Researcher are enough for a blue splash. For your purposes, you can easily replace Detention Sphere with Fiend Hunter for further Human synergy or a different exile card such as Oblivion Ring.

As for Tamiyo, Field Researcher, you could try Karn, Scion of Urza if you want a more immediate card draw 'Walker, or Huatli, Radiant Champion if you want to get really out of control with card draw.

Those two suggestions above wouldn't alter the deck beyond it's intention and remove any of my doubts about the mana base.

I would also remove Mikaeus, the Lunarch for another Sigil Captain. And of course, Doubling Season I believe should be at 2 copies to add another copy of Gather the Townsfolk.

Clawed6 on We're Going to Need A LOT More Tokens

1 month ago


I feel like Thraben Inspector is not producing creature tokens so is not on theme, and that Scion Summoner can be improved upon. My suggestions are: 4 Raise the Alarm or 4 Gather the Townsfolk, and then 3 Intangible Virtue for a pump effect.

lagotripha on The Horde

1 month ago

Not a fan of Immolating Glare compared to Blessed Alliance, as the latter provides options against burn, boggles etc. Either that or I'd run Smite/Oust/Oblivion Ring/ mainboard Duress

Zealous Persecution can be nice tech in the event of a mirror match, and a decent pump spell.

I'd consider dropping a little removal for something like Legion's Landing  Flip/ Gather the Townsfolk/Genesis Chamber/Hangarback Walker/Martial Coup

SynergyBuild on

1 month ago

I feel like you would build a mono-white token deck with Raise the Alarm, Doomed Traveler, Gather the Townsfolk, and Memnites just to swing for lethal, and before damage is dealt Settle the Wreckage yourself and cast out an Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

xyr0s on Hold Formation

2 months ago

Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant are both 4-ofs, for what ought to be obvious reasons. Metallic Mimic is also a possibility, and is kinda cute with Mikaeus, the Lunarch, who'll then be a real 1 cmc card.

If you are afraid of running out of cards, Ranger of Eos can be useful... it can even find Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, who is a 1 cmc human creature. Gather the Townsfolk is strong in decks, where you buff your small humans a lot.

Darth_Savage on Token Turbo Fog

2 months ago

Hi psybullfam,

I can think of a few of cards that might fit your deck Zealous Persecution, Hidden Stockpile and Darkness, but they don't actually help against burn. One of the best ways to combat burn is incidental lifegain, something like Legion's Landing  Flip or Sorin, Lord of Innistrad / Sorin, Solemn Visitor producing or granting Lifelink. The other option is something like Timely Reinforcements, Gather the Townsfolk or Faith's Shield which could claw back the game...

Hope that is of some help.

Grubbernaut on The Art of Soul Catching

2 months ago

Gather the Townsfolk seems pretty bad -- maybe Dawn Charm could prove a more versatile answer that helps in the same situation, but also has usefulness in others?

Also, dual lands and/or fetches would help with consistency a lot.


Pugh-Pugh on Bitter Spirits

2 months ago

DangoDaikazoku, That is a really good point. I was looking to pull the Forbidden Orchard anyways and maybe pull the Arid Mesa too to help cost as well as add more basic lands. Thank you!

Uncanny_Ghoul, Blood Seeker is one I was planning to cut too. Probably end up adding in Gather the Townsfolk again. Thank you for the comment!

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