I played a few games with Vortex against a couple of decks Noah had and I have come to one conclusion:
This deck isn't fast enough, nor slow enough. That is: It doesn't set up the combo quickly enough, nor does it have enough ways to halt my opponent to get set up so instead it becomes extremely reliant on lucky draws to either a) get that giant monster on board and swinging or b) draw a reset that allows me to get to a).
So I'm going to have to think on this. Fortunately, I'm going to take off tomorrow to help my Dad with an interstate move. So I won't have time for Magic but I will have time to think. I hope to resume posting April 5th. Cheers!