I built Karlov, attempting to go for a more aggro path with a good amount of interaction available. Looking over the deck build, I have, to an extent, failed. During the deckbuilding process a lot of cards got cut to make room for additional draw, and synergy with the Commander. Luckily, the interaction at least seems to have remained mostly intact.
Vela flashes back an Army of the Damned, which makes me panick, because I'm at 18 life, and with Vela's board that means a wrath is -16 life to everyone. I topdeck a Swords to plowshares and am happy, as I can swords Vela first. But then I notice that Mina and Denn are at 15 life. And Kaseto is at 15 life. And Glissa is also at 18 life. Well now. I play risky, eat Karlov with my High Market, and Merciless Eviction for the Vela kill on two players. I then replay Karlov and some field presence.
Next turn I swing in with my [c]Vault of the Archangel to buffer me back up to 8 and power up Karlov, but my land gets killed, as do my creatures, so I living death.
Glissa gets back a Walking Atlas, and Vela gets a Sakashima the Imposter on nothing. I have a board presence. Glissa stalls out, Vela Vampiric Tutors and tries to look for an answer, and considers a Damnation and an Exsanguinate, since I'm at 8 life, but he doesn't know if he has the mana for it. I reveal that my High Market is available, as is a Pristine Talisman I dropped, putting me at 10, and I reveal my Swords, pointing out that Swords on Karlov will give me 10 more life, and that I have Crypt Augur and a hand full of removal, and have now far outramped them thanks to the Shepherd of Emeria, so with nothing left, they both concede the game to me.
I also ran out of basic lands in the deck, so success there. Go go Shepherd.