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Symbol Deck

Posted: May 3rd, 2019, 8:13 pm
by Bob Farmer
Is there a commercially available symbol deck that has many more symbols than a standard ESP deck?

Re: Symbol Deck

Posted: May 3rd, 2019, 9:04 pm
by Steve Bryant
The Mental Pictoria deck is probably the best, but not available that I can find. Once a Nelson Enterprises staple. 30 symbols.

Re: Symbol Deck

Posted: May 3rd, 2019, 9:28 pm
by Joe Lyons

Re: Symbol Deck

Posted: May 3rd, 2019, 10:15 pm
by Mergel Funsky
Try to find the "Symbology" deck, by Sean Taylor, originally marketed in 2004.

It's a 52 card deck, with 13 different symbols, each repeated 4 times, each in 4 different colors -- so the colors are roughly parallel to "suits". Each of the 13 designs is easily associated with a number (from 1 to 13), by an easily remembered mnemonic. So, you can do pretty much any card trick, but with colored symbols. And -- get this -- the entire deck is marked (based on the Boris Wild system)!

The deck came with a 40 page book, describing a bunch of effects.

Mergel

Re: Symbol Deck

Posted: May 3rd, 2019, 10:27 pm
by Joe Lyons

Re: Symbol Deck

Posted: May 4th, 2019, 12:47 am
by Chris Aguilar
Bob Farmer wrote:Is there a commercially available symbol deck that has many more symbols than a standard ESP deck?

I could probably whip up some custom symbols faces for you in playing card format that you could print out.

Re: Symbol Deck

Posted: May 4th, 2019, 8:04 am
by Bob Farmer
This is great--thank you all.

Re: Symbol Deck

Posted: May 4th, 2019, 6:07 pm
by Bob Farmer
I've found what I need and the trick will appear in Genii in a few months. It's a killer.

Re: Symbol Deck

Posted: December 4th, 2019, 4:02 pm
by webbmaster
Max Maven has at least several.

Re: Symbol Deck

Posted: December 4th, 2019, 6:15 pm
by Pete McCabe
printerstudio.com will print a complete custom deck of cards—you can upload images for both the face and back of every card—for about $20. Pretty good price for a single deck. The quality is not quite USPCC but it is close enough for most purposes, including sleight of hand. I've used them several times with good results.

The biggest limit is if you want to print a deck with, say, a bicycle back, they won't do it.

Re: Symbol Deck

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 9:07 am
by Bob Farmer
Pete, that's a great tip--thank you.

Re: Symbol Deck

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 6:16 pm
by Pete McCabe
You already have a sample of a printerstudio.com deck, by the way. Remember the Dealer Test deck I sent you (from the Tarotdiction toolbox)? Printerstudio.com made that.

Re: Symbol Deck

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 7:00 pm
by Bob Farmer
Yes, Pete--those were very nice cards. Thank you again.