Gather the Townsfolk

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
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
1v1 Commander 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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Tokens

Gather the Townsfolk

Sorcery

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.

Gather the Townsfolk Discussion

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on The Art of Soul Catching

1 week ago

I’d probably run Thorn of the Black Rose over Read the Bones for this list. Monarchy is super good in Pauper, and with all your weenie creatures you should have no problem retaining it.

I second Raise the Alarm over Gather the Townsfolk . Instant speed seems like it matters more than fateful hour in a list focused on lifegain.

Revoke Existence probably isn’t necessary as a four-of, at most I’d run two. I’d add a couple copies of Battle Screech or Guardians' Pledge in its place.

Darth_Savage on Anointed Procession Deck with Cats

1 month ago

This is what a deck built around Anointed Procession / Parallel Lives (and you need both to avoid extraction effects) would look like Anointed Procession - demo. You would use Fog or Ethereal Haze to stall your opponent and build counters on Luminarch Ascension or the planeswalkers Nissa, Voice of Zendikar and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar . You have cheap one drops that make tokens Doomed Traveler and Centaur's Herald . There is even a card that protects all your stuff Privileged Position and an incase of emergency Gather the Townsfolk . You have Adorned Pouncer and Honored Hydra in your sideboard because after the first game your opponent will remove any graveyard hate and add enchantment and planeswalker hate, what form this hate takes will depend on the deck you are playing against...

Decks which want to use tokens aren't tribal decks, in fact they rarely have creatures other than a few basics to keep them alive. My first demo deck, Procession of 9 Lives - Demo was essentially a tribal aggro deck, which is what your deck is at the moment. This new demo deck is an Anointed Procession deck, there isn't a cat to be seen in the main-deck and it plays very differently to your deck...

RedmundR2 on My BW tokens

2 months ago

If you want to play fair play death and taxes or Eldrazi and Taxes.

Just kidding bud.

My issue with your build is there is alot of utility cards but maybe not enough token generation or buffage to go around. I might suggest Gather the Townsfolk Leyline of the Meek Honor of the Pure Sram's Expertise Doomed Traveler as cards you can consider.

6ixer on Budget Token/Mill Decks?

2 months ago

Midnight Haunting, Spectral Procession, Raise the Alarm, Gather the Townsfolk. All examples of white token makers, how ever they are used in competitive decks, and yet they re still cheap ($$).

AlexHeinrichs on Human Sacrifice (Need Help Improving!)

2 months ago

I remember playing something like this when I first got into magic back in Innistrad, so i think I can help you out.

I don't know how competitive you want to make this so i'll just try to improve the list based on your strategy and won't change the theme of the deck. First things first, let's trim your list a bit, you have a bunch of 2 and 3-ofs instead of playsets of the stuff you really want (4x Doomed Traveler, 4x Lingering Souls, 4x Demonic Taskmaster).

Second, I would cut the stuff that has synergy with the deck but don't really help you win the game (Unruly Mob, Thraben Doomsayer) and things that are way too expensive. Ravenous Demon  Flip is sweet but not so much when you have 3 of them in your hand along with some Reaper from the Abyss. So I would cut reaper completely, cut Ravenous Demon  Flip to 2 at most, and cut Increasing Devotion (5/10 mana is too much).

Now we start upgrading some things. For 1-drops, we just got a good one in guilds of ravnica for this style of deck in Hunted Witness, so I would definitely play that alongside Doomed Traveler. Demonlord of Ashmouth is really good in a deck like this, and he's the demon I would likely run instead of the 5 and 6 mana ones.

Lastly, we need interaction. Orzhov Charm is a good choice, you can use it as removal, to save one of your demons or bring back one of your 1-drops for extra fodder. Tragic Slip is a great removal option here, since you're saccing your own stuff all the time it's basically a 1 mana Murder. I probably wouldn't even play card draw in this deck, but if you want to play it go with Altar's Reap, its instant speed and can help trigger morbid for slip and high priest.

I know your manabase is super budget but i would highly recommend Caves of Koilos, it's dirt cheap and it's gonna help a ton.

I'd play something like this: 4 Hunted Witness, 4x Doomed Traveler, 3x Skirsdag High Priest, 4x Demonic Taskmaster, 2x Xathrid Necromancer, 4x Demonlord of Ashmouth 4x Gather the Townsfolk, 4x Lingering Souls, 4x Orzhov Charm, 4x Tragic Slip 7x Plains, 4x Scoured Barrens, 8x Swamp, 4x Caves of Koilos.

Combo: T1 Doomed Traveler (or Hunted Witness), T2 Skirsdag High Priest, T3 Demonic Taskmaster, T4 sac Doomed Traveler to Demonic Taskmaster to trigger morbid, tap the token, taskmaster and high priest to make a 5/5 demon!

That's it, i hope it helps!

Sandmill on W/G token

3 months ago

Thank you Cereal_Killer for your comment and suggestions. I play only locally with paper cards so I'm willing to spend only around 1$ or less for each card. I also will see more expensive cards but mostly I want my deck to be around 50$.

From your suggestions, I will try out Gather the Townsfolk and maybe Raise the Alarm. Other was too expensive for me right now.

Will keep searching

Cereal_Killer on W/G token

3 months ago

First of all, what's your budget?

Then, why not Raise the Alarm instead of Sworn Companions, Call the Conclave and Advent of the Wurm? It's an instant and it costs less or puts more tokens

Other good token spawners, if you want to go that way, could be: Secure the Wastes, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Timely Reinforcements, Gather the Townsfolk, Beckon Apparition, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. Things that help token are Intangible Virtue, Anointed Procession or Parallel Lives

If it's on budget I'd recomend Path to Exile, one of the best white creature removal, instead of Luminous Bonds and Swift Reckoning (I'd use at least 3x)

Alternatives to Dawn of Hope are Mentor of the Meek and Oketra's Monument (which, personally, I don't like so much)

If it's on budget I'd also suggest Voice of Resurgence

SynergyBuild on ✨ $8 Lifegain ✨

4 months ago

Gather the Townsfolk gives life when used with the soul sisters, so it is great here!

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