I noticed the card Bloodchief Ascension yesterday and immediately noticed it's potential in multiplayer play.
Ideally, with a number of opponents, you can get the 3 counters on it fairly quickly, then use destruction / mill cards to do massive or lethal damage to your opponents.
The deck would have to be partially black, since the main card is black. I was then figuring it could also have blue elements to prevent me from being killed right away (Counterspell, Propaganda), as well as a number of effective mill cards (Archive Trap) that would immediately deal enough damage to finish an opponent. Red then has spells that can do respectable damage to get counters (Lightning Bolt) as well as cards to cause destruction for damage and to help save me from being the primary target (Volcanic Fallout).
Black itself does have a number of useful cards in both of these categories that are especially useful in multiplayer situations. Syphon Soul for damage to get counters and Syphon Mind for card advantage and damage once ascension has 3 counters.
That said, I am unsure whether it be wiser to do UB, BR, or UBR.
Overall, the deck is going to need a number of things, which I need possible suggestions for.
1. It needs ways to make sure I get Bloodchief Asension out fairly early. If all else fails, Diabolical Tutor is useful.
2. It will need ways to protect the card in question from being destroyed, and stop the other players from killing me before I can kill then. This is what things like Volcanic Fallout, Counterspell, and Propaganda are intended for. Though I'm sure there are more effective potential cards.
3. The deck needs to be able to make sure 2 damage is done to an opponent at least 3 times. This is where Lightning Bolt, Syphon Soul, and a few others.
4. Finally I need to be able to inflict massive damage once Ascension has it's counters. This is where mass destruction cards as well as mill cards will be useful. My favorite being Archive Trap, since it's likely that a player will search, and this would then be a free instant kill to ANY opponent.
So I need help... - What colors should I run; what cards would be useful in getting this to run smoothly; etc.
I will start working on a potential deck list.
...Still don't understand how to card tag :\