Beginners can use this deck outline
to help in constructing a deck.
Keep your Type I decks small (56 or 63-card decks work VERY well).
Avoid the temptation to put 84 cards in your deck. Lambs and Reapers
are too valuable not to draw.
If you have several copies of all the cards in the game, and want to build
a big deck, then put 100-105 cards in your deck, and be
sure to include SEVERAL cards that accelerate your drawing of
dominants (Search, Swift Horses, False Peace, Reach of
Desperation, Words of Encouragement, Dream, Water to Wine, and The Wages of
Sin. Deck-thinning heroes like Zaccheus and Eli the Priest help, too.).
Make more than one deck. At a minimum, you should have a 2-player
deck and a multi-player deck. For the strategy differences between
these categories of play, go here.
Many people make one
deck for each color of deck protectors that they own. This way you can
always use a deck that has protectors of a different color than your
opponent's. Having very different decks adds variety to your game