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eddini
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On May 12, 2020, magicwiia wrote:
I have the DMC Elite and would recommend it. Diamond Jim Taylor's deck is very clever.


That's a great deck great markings I was able to pick them up lol. For me I use the penguin as the markings are great and as said above you can get a brick for $60.00. The best deal around. I've owned about every marked deck out there. The worst for me was Boris Wild's deck. My favorites have been the SUM Deck, and The Code by Andy Nyman. Recently I bought Jermay's Marksman Deck. It's clever but you need good eyesight. Again you can't go wrong with Penguin's Marked Cards.

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Boris wild marked deck are great
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On Jan 26, 2021, eddini wrote:

The worst for me was Boris Wild's deck.


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On Feb 23, 2021, Kassim wrote:
Boris wild marked deck are great


Fascinating how much opinions can differ based on preference. Maybe we can offer a few reasons why we like particular versions.
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On Feb 23, 2021, michaelpenkul wrote:
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On Jan 26, 2021, eddini wrote:

The worst for me was Boris Wild's deck.


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On Feb 23, 2021, Kassim wrote:
Boris wild marked deck are great


Fascinating how much opinions can differ based on preference. Maybe we can offer a few reasons why we like particular versions.


i prefer this deck because I can see the marking from a distance and find any card in a matter of seconds Smile
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The DMC’s are by far the most popular marked decks sold at my store, for whatever that’s worth.
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Ease of reading I'd say the penguin marked deck and the DMC's.

The penguin marked decks are cheaper so you don't have to worry about messing the cards up in any way.

The new DMC's come in mnemonica and have markings for that as well.

DMC's have a unique marking system which makes them easier to read further away from than other marked cards.

Both are nice. Imo
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Fascinating how much opinions can differ based on preference. Maybe we can offer a few reasons why we like particular versions.


I think the principle behind the Boris Wild deck is very clever indeed - but the marks are too small for my feeble eyes.

In fact most markings are too small for me - which is why I like the Penguin deck and the DMC.
I don't find the DMC significantly more readable than the Penguins. So Penguin is my preference because the price tips the balance.
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Based on all the replies, DMC's are clear winners, but what about marksmen deck? How do they compare to DMC? Thanks!
Nikodemus
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You can see the markings on the pic here -
https://www.martinsmagic.com/allmagic/ca......-jermay/

They are very clear, maybe too obvious. They are not integrated into the pattern, the way they are on most decks.
Also this is VERY expensive ($35)
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Here's the image showing the backs of the Marksman Deck very clearly:

Image detail: Marksman Deck card back

Has anyone used this deck, and if so can you comment on whether this escaped the attention of spectators?

It does seem to me that its usage is limited by how obvious the markings are.
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Thank you, one of my friend had the Marksman Deck and I examined it. I think its completely unusable for my purpose as the marks are extremely obvious. Even if you are not looking for them, they call out to you since they are not blended in the design.

Does anyone know where I can find the brooklyn v2 marked cards? It seems the marks on those are very well codes but can be read from the distance as well.

Thanks!
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On Apr 20, 2020, CopperChopCup wrote:
Check out Kevin Reyleks work on this with his Mainframe booklet. Very easy to read.



I second this suggestion. If you are looking for easy to read this is a great option.
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On Jun 8, 2021, shakuni wrote:
Thank you, one of my friend had the Marksman Deck and I examined it. I think its completely unusable for my purpose as the marks are extremely obvious. Even if you are not looking for them, they call out to you since they are not blended in the design.

Does anyone know where I can find the brooklyn v2 marked cards? It seems the marks on those are very well codes but can be read from the distance as well.

Thanks!



I really liked the Brooklyn playing cards, unfortunately I discovered them a bit late and only grabbed two decks (that I've kept mostly unused). I haven't been able to find them in stock anywhere either.
I emailed them in November (the email is listed on their website) to ask about a reprint, and the answer was that they will probably reprint at some point in the future - and to subscribe to their newsletter for an announcement.
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I think it depends on what you need to do. If you want to read the markings while the deck is ribbon-spread on the table, nothing beats the Boris Wild Markings. They are very fast to read.
If you have the deck in your hands, I like the Card-Shark marking, very sneaky yet good to read.
And if your eyesight is not the best, The Dare Devil Deck is made for you. Yes the markings are very big, but if you don‘t put any heat on it, the spectators will never „catch“ you.
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On Jul 14, 2021, Midknight wrote:
I think it depends on what you need to do. If you want to read the markings while the deck is ribbon-spread on the table, nothing beats the Boris Wild Markings. They are very fast to read.


Only if you have good enough eyesight!
It's a shame, because BW's positional system is so cunning.
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Another vote for penguins cards here!
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