Gathering Example: Step by Step (1 of 4)
All three players set down the cards they wish to play. Blue and Green have both played Fable cards with their Gather card, while Orange has only played a Gather card.
Gathering Example: Step by Step (2 of 4)
The two Fables are revealed. Blue reveals a Bridge Troll (which is a Monster; its miniature must be placed at a Location now), and Green reveals Chinny Chin Chin (which activates before Gathering). Blue places the Bridge Troll miniature at the Brickyard, hoping to catch other players gathering there.
Gathering Example: Step by Step (3 of 4)
All Gather cards are revealed; Blue and Orange both reveal Fields, and Green reveals Brickyard, where the Troll is! They all place their Pigs. Then Green's Fable (Chinny Chin Chin) activates; happily it allows her to move her Pig away from a Monster, so she decides to head over to the Forest.
Gathering Example: Step by Step (4 of 4)
Green is alone in the Forest, so she collects all of the 5 Wood there for herself. Blue and Orange are together in the Fields, so they must divide the Straw that's there. There is 5 Straw, so they take 2 each and leave 1 there for the next round.
At this point the Bridge Troll activates, but there are no Pigs in the Brickyard for him to bully.
All players retrieve their own Gather cards. Both Fables (including the unfortunate Bridge Troll, who never got to do anything thanks to a timely Chinny Chin Chin) are discarded. The Bridge Troll miniature is returned to the Supply.