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|Type(s)||Action - Townsfolk|
|This pile starts the game with 4 copies each of Town Crier, Blacksmith, Miller, and Elder, in that order. Only the top card can be gained or bought.|
Townsfolk is a type of Kingdom card from the Allies expansion. There are 4 copies each of 4 differently-named Townsfolk with a single randomizer card, forming a split pile: when Townsfolk are selected as a Kingdom card for a game, they are put into a single Supply pile in order by increasing cost, of which only the top card can be gained at any given time. The cheapest of the four allows you to "rotate" the pile—move all copies of the current top card to the bottom of the pile, revealing the next card in the sequence.
 List of Townsfolk
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 Additional rules
General rules for playing with Dominion: Allies' six split piles are described in the rulebook.
 Other rules clarifications
 English versions
|This pile starts the game with 4 copies each of Town Crier, Blacksmith, Miller, and Elder, in that order. Only the top card can be gained or bought.||Allies||2022|
 Other language versions
|German||Bürger||Dieser Stapel besteht zu Beginn aus je 4 Karten Ausruferin, Eisenschmied, Müller und Älteste (von oben nach unten). Nur die oberste Karte darf genommen oder gekauft werden.|
The "choose one" theme from Intrigue returns! Okay it's been on the table for every expansion, but now there is a bunch of it at once. Including cards that can cantrip or do another thing, and cards that do something and then give you a choice of a twist on that something. Well let's start with a split pile, the Townsfolk: Elder ties the pile together, giving you an extra choice when choose-one-ing (or choose-two-ing). It's optional; you can Elder a Count and take an extra good thing but not an extra bad thing. If I made a card like Elder as a regular pile, game after game there'd be no choose-one on the same board. But it's in a split pile so there are always at least two, Town Crier and Blacksmith. And then Miller can help you line up the combo.
 Secret History
For a bit the pile had a Mafia theme - it was Vigilante, Miller, Town Doctor, Elder. The Vigilante trashed a Townsfolk from the supply, only they were called Townies. The first version though had a Town Crier, without the cantrip option and with "gain a Townie" instead. Blacksmith never changed (but at first was called Miller). A few cards tried out for the 3rd slot. There was a Silversmith that gave bonuses for Silvers in hand; there was a Town Doctor that triggered on trashing cards, to get them back. There were cards that gave you +Cards or + based on how many cards you had in play, or how many differently named cards. There was a cantrip that drew other Townsfolk from your top 4 cards. Miller is an old old card, a version of it predates there being expansions. This shape seemed the right one and worked out. Elder initially gave +1 Action and affected the rest of the turn; this was too much.