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Maxyedid
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Hi

I’m looking for effects to be performed with a deck stacked in numerical cyclical order A to K, A to K, etc regardless of the suits.

I know I’ve seen a few just I can’t remember when or where

Thanks
Emory Kimbrough
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That's a special case of a "tetradistic stack." Alan Ackerman makes use of this principle in his memorized deck work. Try a Google search for that term - The results will include some discussions here on the Café.
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Thank you

I did the search indeed. From what I can understand, the “tetradistic stack” refers to any stack where the cards cycle in patterns of 4, ie Si Stebbins, 8 kings, etc. When you faro shuffle twice such a deck, it becomes a stack where cards are arranged in groups of 4: four aces, four twos, etc.

However that’s pretty different from the stack I am actually asking.

Thank you very much for replying,

Maxi
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On Nov 8, 2018, Maxyedid wrote:
However that’s pretty different from the stack I am actually asking.


It sounds exactly like what you're describing. What happens when you give the stack you have in your mind two faros? Because from what I'm seeing you'd have 4 aces followed by four deuces and so on...
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So they are two stacks 😉

One before the Faros, other after the Faros...

Good luck
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It's a stack with a patterned underlying structure (which I think are the best stacks available). Having the cards run A, A, A, A, 2, 2, etc. is not (presumably) the memorized stack.
Ellusionst discussing the Arcane Playing cards: "Michaelangelo took four years to create the Sistine Chapel masterpiece... these took five."

Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes: "You know Einstein got bad grades as a kid? Well, mine are even worse!"
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