This was my first Innistrad draft, but I felt like I had a pretty good handle on the format. There were a few close picks: Victim of Night vs. Prey Upon, or Angel of Flight Alabaster vs. Dead Weight vs. Falkenrath Nobles. But I still feel like I definitely had the best deck at the table.
Round one, I faced a deck with a bunch of Crazed Neonates, and not much else. I should have been able to take the game with my pile of Villagers of Estwald, but unfortunately I had some pretty bad mana problems. The first game, I missed my third land drop, which allowed him to get through with a Neonate + Rakish Heir before I could drop one of the two Villagers in my hand. From there, I nearly stabilized and one the game, but I couldn't get more than 4 mana (one of those was a Pilgrim). In game two, I kept a two lander with a bunch of two drops and Liliana, but I got stuck on two lands. I still nearly pulled out that game, but I couldn't quite pull it off.
Matche two was vs. the guy with Heartless Summoning and Intangible Virtue. Wasn't even close.
Match three was against a pretty solid Red/Green deck, but my tempo was just miles better, and Travel Preparations destroyed him.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with the draft. But... I've been having a lot of bad luck lately with mana problems. I feel like I'm building my decks correctly, but I have still performed poorer in the past two months than I have in years. Is it just a really bad run of variance? Or is it something I'm doing wrong? Take a look at the deck and tell me what you think.