Next summer (2011) I'll be launching a few interesting routines and products. One of these is a new marked and unmarked ESP deck (one package, two decks) called MK-MOD. I've used the usual options available, including the Royal, Vernet and Beyond ESP, and I know that there are issues for some people with all of them. I also happen to think that they are fine, but believe that there's room for one or two alternatives.
I know that it's impossible to please everyone, but I'd like to ask what your requisites are for the perfect marked/unmarked ESP deck. You might care about some or all of the following:
1. Marking position
2. Marking size (for poor eyesight)
3. Plainness of card back
4. Card size
5. Card feel (glossy, air-cushioned, rough)
6. Mono or coloured symbols?
7. Extra gaff cards (e.g double-faced/backed)
8. Posh or plain box
9. Theme. (I'm going for a Ministry of Defence theme, which is going to be rather austere. Hence the project's working title of MK-MOD)
I'd love to hear your opinions (even those of the "don't bother" variety), and if there is a must-have not listed above please let me know. There's a high chance I'll incorporate your ideas into the finished item. And just maybe there will be some freebies floating around later
The result will be printed by one of the world's major playing card printers and supplied with a full routine that can be used with either marked or unmarked cards. It's called ESPsycrets
, more of which later
If you want to know when the deck is officially launched the best option is to watch this thread and/or sign up to my super-low-volume mailing list at http://mind.hak.me/news/
. The MK-MOD deck will be available from http://mind.hak.me/products/mk-mod/
when it is launched.
Look forward to reading your thoughts!