Introducing the incredible Identity Deck from Phill Smith. Each playing card in the deck has on its face a different personality archetype, a different iconic image, and a different background. The deck is rich with meaning, and perfect for combining visual magic with quick punchy personality readings.
The court card have as their faces the twelve signs of the zodiac, and the two jokers represent duality, being marked with up and down, yes and no, ying and yang. These layers of meaning allow you to explore the more esoteric metaphysical approach to magic in your performances, and to help you create miracles we have built the deck with a whole load of magical helpers.
All of these features add up to create a flexible magic powerhouse, giving you a rich toolbox of potent methods that allow you to create and perform hard-hitting meaningful magic that audiences love.
Each Identity Deck comes with access to online instructions highlighting all the features and how to perform all the best tricks and routines with this special deck of cards. There is even a full lecture from noted reader Peter Antoniou on how to leverage the Identity Deck to conduct authentic readings.
"I can't think of a better way to build your confidence as a read than to use a tool that not only looks like it belongs, but also has all the hard work done for you....I think it's one of the best teaching aids available. Not only that, you're gonna get a load of routines that the creators have supplied with the deck, so it's ready made for magic, mental magic, mentalism and readings. Could one possibly ask for more? NO, not really." Mick Wilson
Marked Playing Cards
The deck is marked with a unique Constellation reader system. The cards can be quickly and easily identified from a distance, at a glance, meaning you can always stay one step ahead of the situation. The system requires no decoding or working out—if you can see the card back you instantly know the card - but it's hidden in such a way that spectators will never spot it.
Identity Stacked Deck System
Each Identity Playing Cards deck arrives pre-arranged into our Identity Stack—a powerful easy-to-use stacked deck system that is based on Lewis Jones' famous memory deck. To help make the system even easier the backs are also marked with the numerical position of each card in the Identity Stack, meaning you can always quickly get the deck into stack.
Special Peeking Abilities
The large icons on the front of the cards are mirrored in the index corners, making the deck perfect for performing the classic book-break-peek, allowing you to immediately know what icon your participants are thinking of.
Extra Personality Crib
To help take full advantage of these amazing playing cards, the extra card in the deck has a personality crib on it so you can instantly jump from knowing what card the participant is thinking of to the personality on that card.
Magic in Disguise
In the age of audiences Googling tricks the moment they see them, we wanted to add a layer of insulation to the Identity deck, and although our original prototypes were boxed as Identity deck, you can see from these photos that the production deck has a different name on the tuck box, one I won't even mention here to stop it from being Googleable.
Superior World-Class Quality
Printed on premium stock with an exceptional linen finish by the United States Playing Card Company USPCC to ensure they feel familiar in the hands of any card magician or mentalist.