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Emperor Playing Cards (MARKED / Single Deck)

TWO devious secrets hide in plain sight on the back of this limited edition version of the Emperor Deck. Limited edition, no restock. LIMITED EDITION. VERY LIMITED SUPPLY.
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Available for the first time ever (and last time ever), a limited special version of Emperor playing cards that are secretly marked. They look identical to the regular cards which came out recently, except with TWO secrets built into them. They will never be reprinted, I didn't even think we'd get any.

THE SECRETS:

1. A super secret one-way marking that you can see JUST BY SPREADING THE CARDS, so that you will know if a card (or cards) are turned the other way. Limitless possibilities with this one secret alone. Have a card chosen, secretly turn the deck before it's returned, you're in business. This is way better than having a one-way mark somewhere in the middle of a card. You can literally just spread the cards and know where a chosen card is.

2. A clever card-identity marking system so you will know what any card is just by seeing its back. This is of course super powerful and should only be used for entertainment purposes only!!

You can combine these with the original decks, or simply use the marked version. The clever markings are difficult to accidentally discover if you don't know what to look for.

The Emperor Deck is a custom deck of playing cards conceived by Kevin Reylek, designed by world-renowned artist Mark Stutzman (Split Spades, Whispering Imps) and produced by Penguin Magic with printing by the Expert Playing Card Company.

When we decided to create a timeless deck that represents our entire brand at Penguin, we knew there were only a few must-haves. First, it had to be the EMPEROR. The most recognized and well-known of all penguins, the emperor penguin has a distinct, classic, and iconic look.

Our other must-have was a world-class artist. We sought out none other than Mark Stutzman to tackle the job. Mark has designed playing cards and posters for David Blaine, and even designed the iconic Elvis stamp for the US postal service. We couldn't be more delighted with the amazing work that Mark has done on this deck of cards.

BACK

The back design is the most intricate we've ever produced. Meticulously illustrated, the design features penguins galore.

We have sliding penguins, marching penguins, and our featured performer penguin to give a nod to the deck's magical roots.

Snowflakes and detailed scrollwork complete the look. The back design is rotationally symmetrical so it can be used for magic tricks, card games, and more.

ACE

The most powerful penguins for the most powerful card in the deck. Our custom Ace of Spades is simply beautiful. It features two penguins rising up from the icy waters, the tips of their beaks meeting at the apex. To say that we LOVE this design is an understatement.

JOKER

Our joker is represented by the delightful rockhopper penguin. The feather crests on a rockhopper's head give it a jester-like quality that we knew would be the perfect fit for the joker. Impeccably illustrated by Mr. Stutzman, this is a joker that you won't want to leave out of the deck. Each deck has 2 identical joker cards.

TUCK BOX

Beautiful cards deserve a beautiful box. The front of the box features a modified and more ornately decorated version of the performer penguin. Standing in the night sky surrounded by icy mountains, he is standing proud, declaring to the world that he is the EMPEROR.

The back of the box features the design of the card back at actual size. This is a classic touch that we know will be especially appreciated by card magicians.

The box is topped off with a foil seal that features our Emperor Spade design. The Unmarked Decks have a Silver foil seal, the Marked decks have a Gold foil seal. The Special Edition Decks (Only available in the 2-deck Collector's Set) have an individually-numbered Silver foil seal.

MATERIALS

The Emperor deck has been printed to perfection by the Expert Playing Card Company on a classic stock & finish. This is the same quality we have used on our Woodlands and Composition Decks, which feel terrific and offer ultra smooth handling. Expert is known for delivering precise registration, which is a MUST for a design with borders as thin as the ones on Emperor. The silky edges are a delight to hold whether you're a faro-shuffling magician, a quick-cutting cardist, or an at-home game player.

MARKED VERSION

In addition to the Standard version, we have also created a MARKED version of the deck. Each back design hides a secret code that allows you to identify the suit & value of the card at a glance. Perfectly hidden but easy to learn, the marked Emperor deck is a powerful magical tool. It is intended for entertainment purposes only, and should not be used for gambling or cheating.

•Designed by Mark Stutzman
•Gorgeous custom Back design & Ace of Spades
•Duplicate custom Jokers
•Custom Tuck Box with foil seal
•Printed by EPCC with Classic stock/finish
•Available in Unmarked and Marked versions
Collector's Set, Coin, Pin, and Art Prints also available

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 14th, 2020
The deck is very smooth to handle for my limited card magic abilities. Love the way they feel and perform as a mnemonic stack. As for the markings, totally useless without an electron microscope at the card table with you. Value of the deck= $14.00. Value of the marks = $0.95.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 18th, 2020
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The cards revery nice looking, and that's it ! the marks are SO SMALL that only someone 20 years can write them. if you are a Magician who is 30 years and older, DON'T buy this deck, you will NOT be able to read them.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2020
Emperor deck looks GREAT and feels like a top quality deck of cards. However, the markings are USELESS. Penguin sells the best marked deck on the market. This IS NOT IT!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 1st, 2020
I like the idea of marked cards and have all kinds, even ones I've done myself. The are as easy to read yet subtle enough to fly by. The cards themselves are well made and handle great. These are well worth getting to use all the time with that little help ready if you need it.
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