@rolko I think the element of surprise and confusion definitely helps a lot. I have played more than a handful of matches where people have no clue what’s going on and they don’t counter a spell or see a line because the deck isn’t anything they recognize.
I did have one person let a Fastbond resolve with misstep in hand. That was just foolish lol.
I also have some paper events this weekend and will be trying a different board as well as main deck forest.
I want to try the double chains in board you suggested and I’ve also been tinkering a lot with balance and want to give it a try at a local event. I think if used correctly the card can have a lot of value in the deck.
Best of luck to you!