I have over a hundred Magic decks. That's not bragging. In fact, I may have a problem. Putting that aside, for a while now, two of the many, many things I've been trying to do with Magic are creating a system that connects a series of games and track the performance of my decks over time.
The first one is part of a Battletechian urge to connect games. To create a larger narrative and to have the consequences of winning and losing resonate beyond just tallying a win/loss record.
The second one is a desire to know just which of my decks are working and which ones aren't. Keeping notes doesn't work so well because despite the numbers, decks still change, merge, split, and disband quickly enough that it's hard to keep all that information organized and current over the eons it takes me to play through them.
I stumbled upon the idea this week that I can simply track victories by printing cards from my Magic Set Editor and keeping with the deck that earned them until...
That part is still a work in progress. Ideally, the decks with more victories deserve to get moved up to higher tiers where they can play more even games and the poorer decks float down where I can give them the attention they deserve. I should print out some Defeat cards too, just so I know which decks are losing, but that's a whole other day of art, printing, cutting, and sleeving.