Perhaps a Modern Vintage "The Deck" is in order?
Many millennia ago, @Smmenen , walked us through his process of building his "The Deck"...I can't find the link at this moment but if someone can help with that, it'd be great. Otherwise, soon as I can find it I will post it here.
Are you talking about this? http://www.vintagemagic.com/blog/old-school-magic-chapter-2-the-history-of-the-deck/