We were discussing in the "Why not a pure deck" thread some different themes for a pure Shub deck and I decided to try building one centered around Monsters supported by the use of Ghoulish Worshipper and Even Here She Dwells.
This is my first draft. It's likely to change a fair bit after I get to test it out (hopefully tonight), but I wanted to get some ideas from you guys too as well as to document the design process as an aid for newer players:
2xOne of the Thousand
3xSlime Covered Dhole
2xThunder in the East
3xEven Here She Dwells
3xIa! Ia! Shudde M'ell
2xThe Black Goat’s Rage
2xAlter of the Blessed
Most of the deck is built around a selection of characters with the Monster keyword, Ghoulish Worshipper to let me play Monsters more cheaply, and Even Here She Dwells, a recently released card that will help me search for Monsters and fill my hand faster. One chief use of it will be to find those Ghoulish Worshippers early.
Then I've added some One of the Thousand as cheap stallers and accelerators if I need them, a couple Chthonians I wanted for support hate, and some variety of events and support cards which can probably be changed around quite a bit as they mostly do not affect the central theme. I do have a good bit of Terror though so I particularly want to see how The Black Goat's Rage works out. Ghoul Taint and Wolf Hunger are purely an experiment - I've never used either card and wanted to try them out to learn what they're good for. If they don't suit me I'll drop them for something else.
The big question for me is how fast I can get those Monsters out there. I don't have Priestess of Bubastis in the deck, and I can add one more One of the Thousand if I need to. More discounts are available, but if this is enough with the Ghoulish Worshippers then I'd rather be drawing more 3-4 cost Monsters than another cost 1 character that's of little use.
Anyway, tonight I am hoping to play some solo games and try it out against some other decks probably including Cthulhu and Syndicate at the least. We'll see how much time I end up having
I've got a good amount of extra card draw so I'm hoping to have a hand advantage from that. If it's a big one, I may try to diversify my cards a bit more to have more ability to have "the right tool for the job".