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CardName: Henbane Herbalist Cost: {2}{B} Type: Creature - Human Assassin Pow/Tgh: 2/3 Rules Text: Settle (You may pair this creature with another unpaired land when either enters the battlefield. They remain paired for as long as you control both of them.) Henbane Herbalist has deathtouch as long as the land settled by Henbane Herbalist is untapped. Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Diaspora Common

Henbane Herbalist
{2}{b}
 
 C 
Creature – Human Assassin
Settle (You may pair this creature with another unpaired land when either enters the battlefield. They remain paired for as long as you control both of them.)
Henbane Herbalist has deathtouch as long as the land settled by Henbane Herbalist is untapped.
2/3
Updated on 02 Jun 2017 by Sorrow

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2016-04-27 20:44:39: Sorrow created the card Henbane Herbalist

Thumbs up for Settle. It looks fun to play around with. In fact, I might pop some cards into Cards With No Home using settle. Hopefully that doesn't offend you.

Nah, go ahead. I'd been wanting to figure out how to represent settling in Diaspora and finally just figured to do Soulbond with a land instead of a creature.

I don't think giving +1/+0 to the creature with deathtouch is worth adding so much text that you go down a text size - also naming the card four times.

2017-05-31 14:26:39: Sorrow edited Henbane Herbalist:

Following SecretInfiltrator's suggestion. It's stats can probably be 2/3

Um, I guess this is a way to make land destruction a thing?

And since land destruction does actually still exist; this means you can't just ignore where to settle things.

Which means keeping track of an annoying amount of stuff. Which is a shame.

It's very flavourful though. But yeah; wow; words.

Yeah, I like the flavour of settle quite a bit, but it seems like most of the time you'll have fewer creatures than lands, and your opponent won't have any land destruction, and it won't do anything.

Also a shame you can't put "If a land is destroyed, this creature is unsettled". Because, well, wouldn't you be?

Maybe that's an exciting direction to go? Settle := "Until a land you control is destroyed"

Would play quite differently, but have a similar effect of making LD interesting, since it would turn EVERYTHING off. And therefore also allow you to put a bit more oomph behind the effects it can grant.

Sorrow tied a number of Settle cards to lands with activated abilities (which targeted the Settled creature.) That gives the mechanic more relevance.

This card seems to be a freebee... I which I don't think is a bad thing, as long as there aren't many of them (Because, yeah... it isn't very interactive. It just says "Don't play more Settle creatures than you have land".)

That said, Sorrow, I think this would work better if it said "Henbane Herbalist has deathtouch as long as the land it settled is untapped." That, at least, is more interactive. And sounds kind of flavorful to me too. Can't use those herbs if the planeswalker keeps tapping the land.

2017-06-02 02:53:39: Sorrow edited Henbane Herbalist

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