DMC ALPHAS Deck
"I have never before been so excited to release a deck of playing cards to the world - this is a quantum leap in the possibilities of card magic and mentalism."
- Drummond Money-Coutts
Imagine taking your existing card magic and reinventing it, injecting it with more personality, more intimacy, more excitement. Creating presentations of pure magic that will engage and amaze your audiences in ways simply not possible with a traditional deck. After 3 years of work, we are proud to finally announce the new DMC ALPHAS Deck - a beautiful, premium alphabet deck using our unique Optical Marking System designed from the ground up to unlock incredible new avenues of magic.
Poker sized, printed by USPCC on their premium stock, but with 52 letter cards instead of the traditional card faces, the deck allows you to perform magic that will connect with your audiences in new and powerful ways. Modern audiences enjoy card magic but, increasingly, the actual cards themselves are stripped of the interest and relatability they once had. It is asking a lot to expect audiences that are unable to name the four suits, or to know how many cards are in a deck, to be as deeply impressed by dealing a royal flush from a shuffled deck as they should be. Picture instead dealing their name from a shuffled deck. Picture finding not just a random card they have chosen, but their initials. Having them secretly pocket the letters that make up a city they have always dreamt of visiting and being able to whisper it into their ear.
The new DMC ALPHAS Deck allows you to conjure your magic using concepts, words, names and ideas that are immediately resonant to your audiences, that they relate to and understand in a way that they simply don't with a traditional deck.
We have been working on the DMC ALPHAS Deck for a long time, hand making prototypes to understand and resolve technical issues and work out ways to use and employ the deck, having samples fabricated to start using them in live performances. We have ironed out the kinks and created what we think is the ultimate, a new paradigm for card magic. DMC himself now uses the DMC ALPHAS Deck at every possible event, even featuring it in his Netflix series, Death by Magic.
PASSPORT TO THE ALPHAS
A 40 page pocket-sized handbook to performing deeply personal, innovative magic with the new DMC ALPHAS marked alphabet deck. The Passport to ALPHAS contains 9 astounding pieces of close-up and parlour magic, walking readers through the unique features of the ALPHAS deck and introducing concepts that will unlock limitless new effects and presentations. The book is written by Phill Smith, designer of the DMC ELITES and ALPHAS deck, with additional material from DMC himself, including Hands Off, DMC's own showstopping performance piece with the ALPHAS.
Each of the effects in the book is concisely explained with detailed effect and method - we've attempted to make the material as strong and as accessible as possible. Each description requires very little background knowledge or previous experience with card magic or marked cards. You'll learn to use the deck to convincingly and compellingly pluck thoughts from your audience's minds, predict their actions, control their motions and even win a few drinks along the way!
The Passport to ALPHAS is an essential guide to this new tool and contains a range of powerful, pro-tier tricks with the ALPHAS that you will learn fast and will love performing. The Passport to ALPHAS will be shipping mid-January in sync with the DMC ALPHAS deck.