After looking over some recipes, I'm leaning towards Kai's Schwarzbier recipe, or a riff on that theme. Already have some of the ingredients, so it should be a good starting point. If all goes well, I might try and repitch into a helles bock of some sort. I am fairly confident in my ability to pull off a decent lager on my first try, so I might go and make a pils. We'll see.
Did some more reading on here, I'm going with Toby's reptile heater option for a heat source.
I ordered a bag of Weyermann pils malt, Best was harder/more expensive to get.
I plan on doing 1L shaken/not stirred starters, but I'm considering keeping them cool, rather than running at room temp. This process has made an incredible difference in lag time/yeast performance for my ales, and I want to try this with lagers.