Symbol Deck

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Symbol Deck

Postby Bob Farmer » May 3rd, 2019, 8:13 pm

Is there a commercially available symbol deck that has many more symbols than a standard ESP deck?

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Steve Bryant » May 3rd, 2019, 9:04 pm

The Mental Pictoria deck is probably the best, but not available that I can find. Once a Nelson Enterprises staple. 30 symbols.

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Re: Symbol Deck

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Mergel Funsky » May 3rd, 2019, 10:15 pm

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.

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Chris Aguilar » May 4th, 2019, 12:47 am

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.

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Bob Farmer » May 4th, 2019, 8:04 am

This is great--thank you all.

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Bob Farmer » May 4th, 2019, 6:07 pm

I've found what I need and the trick will appear in Genii in a few months. It's a killer.

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby webbmaster » December 4th, 2019, 4:02 pm

Max Maven has at least several.

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Pete McCabe » December 4th, 2019, 6:15 pm

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.

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Bob Farmer » December 5th, 2019, 9:07 am

Pete, that's a great tip--thank you.

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Pete McCabe » December 5th, 2019, 6:16 pm

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.

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Bob Farmer » December 5th, 2019, 7:00 pm

Yes, Pete--those were very nice cards. Thank you again.


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