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Topic: Photographic Deck by Redford
Message: Posted by: tincture (Sep 16, 2019 04:51PM)
I personally can't wait until these start hitting our mailboxes! I know it's already funded (and quickly) but I didn't find anyone talking about it on the Café yet! Anyone else backing here backing the project?
I'm most interested in the "mental" expansion pack and curious about the "magic" expansion that they tease about.

What does everyone think?
Here's the kickstarter link:


The Photographic Deck is made with the working mentalist and magician in mind.

It started with thirteen photographs fifteen years ago, then it doubled to twenty-six. Now the system contains a full deck of 54 photographs. Each photograph represents a different playing card in a standard deck of cards.

The Photographic Deck is the same size as a standard poker size deck of playing cards making it easy to manipulate.

The Photographic deck will enhance your favorite card tricks.

Learn the unique properties of the deck and perform unique effects not before possible.

Marvel at its design.

The Photographic Deck is Different

Yes, there have been other decks on the market that look similar, but none of them are quite as versatile as the Photographic Deck.

Every photograph secretly represents a playing card from a standard deck of 54 playing cards (52 cards + two jokers). The system is organic. The connection link from photograph to playing cards is undetectable unless you know the Photographic system. There are 26 black and white cards (representing the 26 black cards in the deck) and 26 full color cards (representing the red cards in the deck). Thirteen clubs are also represented in a logical linked system as well as and the thirteen photographs that represent each spade. Conversely, this is also true of the full color cards representing the hearts and diamonds.
Message: Posted by: Last Laugh (Sep 17, 2019 12:45AM)
Interested but the link doesn't work.
Message: Posted by: Last Laugh (Sep 17, 2019 12:46AM)
Here you go:
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (Sep 17, 2019 07:37AM)
I went ahead and backed the basic deck. I'm curious to what the expansions will entail.
Message: Posted by: tincture (Sep 17, 2019 07:40PM)
I'll figure out the how this internet thing works some day! Odd as I copied and pasted the address exactly as it was where I was viewing!

I also backed the project and await more information about the expansion packs! Patrick? Care to chime in?
Message: Posted by: JesterAndrus (Sep 18, 2019 03:07PM)
In FAQ section he wrote:

[quote]Will there be expansion packs available?

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.[/quote]
Message: Posted by: Patrick Redford (Sep 19, 2019 12:39PM)
I apologize for the delay! This thread didn't come up in my weekly search but I happened upon it by giving a quick glance at the Penny forum.

The expansion packs I have planned really open up the power of the deck (although it's quite powerful on its own). Thanks to JesterAndrus (clever handle, btw) for the quote from the FAQs on our Kickstarter page.

We have a mentalism expansion pack planned and a Magic expansion packed planned. As for the exact specifics of each, we'll announce those officially on the Kickstarter campaign. The project is happening as it funded but we're now adding stretch goals! Please continue to pass the word. The more support we have, the more we can do with the deck and the more routines we'll add!

Thanks so much for the mention here. That's not something I had thought to do.

Cheers and many thanks,
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Sep 19, 2019 02:52PM)
Cough *tragoroghy..."
Message: Posted by: Patrick Redford (Sep 19, 2019 06:13PM)
Tragoroghy relates back to a tarot deck and is very interesting indeed. The creator of that deck was kind enough to message me some information about it when the Kickstarter launched. I'm happy to say these are very different beasts.
Message: Posted by: Last Laugh (Sep 19, 2019 07:46PM)
Okay, now I'm confused. I believe Iain was coughing out 'Tarography' rather than 'Tragoroghy'.

And so.... Iain being the creator himself...
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Sep 20, 2019 02:38AM)
Yes, I was drunk and on a train when I typed that... :)

Tarography it is...

Anyway, back to Patrick's deck and not my drunken typing errors :)

Some of the effects sound interesting...
Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Sep 21, 2019 06:53AM)
IAIN, are you sure you weren’t just typing in cursive?
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (Sep 21, 2019 10:57AM)
Isn't Tragoroghy the art of reading throats . . . from the inside?
Message: Posted by: Patrick Redford (Oct 24, 2019 10:43AM)
I just wanted to pop in and thank everyone again for the massive support. There's only 48 hours in the campaign but we've reached funding at 336%!

Thanks again, everyone!