Gather the Townsfolk

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.

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Gather the Townsfolk Discussion

TheVectornaut on Black and White - please help!

4 months ago

I'll go ahead and play devil's advocate here and suggest that orzhov humans is a great budget deck archetype that can be both aggressive and controlling at the same time. It also easily supports Grand Abolisher , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , and even Starfield Mystic if you have a critical mass of Oblivion Ring s, Pacifism s, and such. Champion of the Parish is a key card of the deck, as is Thalia's Lieutenant . After that, it depends on what kind of gameplan you want to build around. My take on orzhov humans, Assassination Squadron makes use of tappers like Gideon's Lawkeeper and Minister of Impediments to combo and destroy creatures with assassins like Royal Assassin and Gideon Jura . With access to the legacy card pool and a bigger budget, King's Assassin and Deathbringer Liege could be on the table too. Tribal support like Adaptive Automaton , Metallic Mimic , or Door of Destinies is nice, but it certainly isn't a requirement. (Fun fact: when I built this deck years ago, Lieutenant cost much more than the Door. Funny how things can change so drastically.)

Creating tokens tends to work well in this kind of deck because both human lords can buff and/or be buffed by them. Gather the Townsfolk and Thraben Doomsayer are the usual suspects, and I personally like Mentor of the Meek as a way to keep the hand topped off. If you want to go for a lifegain plan with Kambal at the helm, Vizkopa Guildmage is a budget Sanguine Bond on a stick. While certainly not budget, Serra Ascendant and Westvale Abbey  Flip can also work in such a build. Now that I think about it, a lot of soul sisters staples happen to be humans ( Auriok Champion , Martyr of Sands , Ranger of Eos , Soul's Attendant , Soul Warden , Speaker of the Heavens , etc.) Another idea is to focus on maximum destruction and exile. High Priest of Penance is a good way to make opponents think twice about their decisions in combat, and I've been having reasonable success with Mangara of Corondor as a sort of slow O-Ring that happens to trigger the lords. Humans are such a common tribe that there's no end to the number of directions you can steer them in if you really want to.

Pathinfder97 on life

5 months ago

Looks like a fun deck! I may put something similar together with what I have.

For budget removal Id recommend Condemn and Reciprocate

For more tokens Gather the Townsfolk , Lingering Souls (if you want to splash back), Spectral Procession , Promise of Bunrei

For enchantments I’d look at Ajani's Welcome , Legion's Landing  Flip (also taps for land), Leyline of the Meek , Honor the Pure and Intangible Virtue .

As far as creatures go I’d try to get more tokens out. Maybe Thraben Doomsayer , Doomed Traveler , Impassioned Orator or Soul's Attendant

Some instants would be Make a Stand to protect tokens from a board wipe

TheVectornaut on 8 Virtues GW Tokens

5 months ago

Everything you've said about Trostani is definitely true but applies equally to Advent of the Wurm , except wurms also get hit by Abrupt Decay , non-revolt Fatal Push , and any Unsummon or O-Ring effects. The reality is that at 4 mana, neither of these cards is viable in a competitive modern environment. If your meta is cutthroat enough to see that much single-target removal flying around, I'd recommend going into black to run spirit tokens ( Spectral Procession , Lingering Souls , Kaya's Guile , etc.) which are generally better than populate staples like Call of the Conclave , Selesnya Charm , and Wake the Reflections , especially if you lean into anthems like Intangible Virtue , Leyline of the Meek , Force of Virtue , and so on. You're already pretty far in that direction anyway by running Legion's Landing  Flip and Gather the Townsfolk . Those were more the cards I was thinking of cutting for a singleton Trostani or Ranks. Definitely don't cut March, as it's pretty great as a finisher. (I had a lot of fun messing around with it and Harmonious Archon in standard pre-lockdown. XD) Also, regardless of which colors you prefer, Timely Reinforcements is a classic sideboard option against burn that also loves playing with Virtue.

TheVectornaut on Almost Harvesting Season

6 months ago

Human harvest with no Second Harvest ? You'd actually need more token generation like Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip, Gather the Townsfolk , Tireless Tracker , Ulvenwald Mysteries , etc. to run it, but it fits the theme. Also, decent as Archetype of Courage may be, the celestial cloak and those abs don't scream "peasant" to me XD

ShiltonCDXX on Thopter deck

6 months ago

It seems like your deck has an identity crisis. You say it's a token generation deck yet there is a lot of focus on artifacts. I think the best thing you could do is narrow it down, both tokens and attifact(affinity) decks can be powerful.

Secure the Wastes , Gather the Townsfolk , Spectral Procession , Monastery Mentor these are just a few suggestions. Geist of Saint Traft is a headache for people to deal with.

I notice the addition of Myr as well. You could look to move this to a more Myr/affinity style deck to take advantage of the shared subtypes of the Myr (creature/myr/artifact).

Hope this helps, good luck and I look forward to seeing this deck evolve.

TheVectornaut on Puny Humans

9 months ago

Thraben Doomsayer and Gather the Townsfolk can synergize well with your etb triggers. Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip would probably be better than Caller of the Hunt in most games. If the black tokens don’t bother you, Westvale Abbey  Flip can create tokens without taking a creature slot, and Castle Ardenvale can do the same for mono-white tokens.

ellie-is on Ellie's Testing Grounds

11 months ago

ThisIsMyAccount: Those are two cards I had been on the fence about (but leaning towards not running them). I guess the instant speed of Raise the Alarm is going to be relevant more often than the fateful hour of Gather the Townsfolk in the end. Shefet Dunes I didn't choose becacuse it doesn't let Sunpetal Grove come in untapped, and all my one-drops need green mana, so there are hands where it could potentially slow me down a turn. What I might try is running it as the 21st land instead of replacing a forest, and see how it goes.

Either way, thanks a lot for the comment!

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