The current idea is to use locustron to power out Timesifter, Leveler, and Darksteel Forge while also having Glacial Chasm on the board. Then letting the opponent play magic alone until they run out of cards (ideally with no way to break the lock).
I'm looking for advice/suggestions to help make this deck consistent and give it some sort of way to survive until we assemble our field.
For the sake of not breaking my bank or ruining the fun of the deck I'd like to try to keep this below $100 total.
Shared Fate might be a good option for this deck. It creates a similar (much harder to break) lock that also doesn't have the disadvantage of instantly losing to any deck with artifact hate that gets around Darksteel Forge. Your opponent won't have any means to beat you with your own deck after Leveler exiles it, and they won't be able to draw into any of their hate, either. Then, you can win with your opponent's deck. I know you have budgetary restrictions, but try to pick up Vesuva when you can for a full 12-post mana base.