Frequently Asked Questions
There have been a handful of photograph decks on the market over the years. Here's what makes this one different:
1. The backs are marked with an exclusive minimalistic, easy to learn and read, marking system that is unique only to this deck
2. Every photograph secretly represents a playing card from a standard deck of playing cards so they may easily be stacked in any system that you already know.
3. The photos aren't randomly chosen and many contain special features that open up brand new effects.Last updated:
Yes! There will be one expansion available at launch (you can already order it as part of this Kickstarter campaign. The first expansion contains eighteen cards. A few of the cards in this expansion include a double backer, a dual color (white/black) double backer, a colorized version of two of the black and white photos, two additional photos not included in the original deck, an additional memory force for use with "Photo-Reading", we're keeping the specifics of the other cards a secret for now.Last updated:
Not only has the Photographic deck received Marc's blessing, it's different from what you know as "The Gallery."
Photographic was developed independently and without knowledge of Marc's deck. Despite that I wanted be sure that it was different enough to warrant its release.
Here's a snippet of Marc's reply from August 6th, 2019:
"Thanks for reaching out. Naturally there are similarities with The Gallery.... I did not originate any of these principles so cannot claim anything really with you developing your deck further so please go a head. The only request is to acknowledge and credit the Gallery Deck. -Marc Spelmann"
Here's how the two are similar:
1. Both have both black & white AND color photos allowing for "OOTW" effects
2. Both have "hard" and "soft" images in their photographs to subtly group photos in secret ways.
Here's how they're different:
1. The Photographic deck is secretly marked. You'll know what each photo is EXACTLY after reading the secret mark on its back.
2. The photographs aren't random. Every photo is specially linked to a playing card equivalent.
3. The deck consists of both obvious numbers and subtle numbers making number predictions possible.
4. Some of the photographs have been designed to link to specific types of memories allowing for very direct mind reading demonstrations.
5. The back designs are different styles and colors
6. The routines provided are different. Some of the routines that you can perform with The Gallery may also be performed with Photographic but the routines designed for specifically for Photographic can't be performed with The Gallery.
All in all both decks are fantastic tools and co-exist harmoniously.Last updated:
We can't reveal everything in a public forum! Rest assured the marking system is easy to learn and read. You don't ever need to see the entire back of a card to determine which is which. The cards may be identified by single end (left, right, top or bottom). This means the cards may be identified when in a spread on the table, while being dribbled from one hand to another, or even by riffling one end of the pack.Last updated:
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