Hi - I’m sure this has been brought up before, but I’m unable to accurately find what I’m looking for so apologies for any duplication
I’m looking to potentially adopt the PAO system in order to try and memorise decks of playing cards quickly - as I understand it, this would involve coming up with 52 PAO images, and then chunking three cards into a single image, and dropping them at a position in a memory palace (around 17 images in total), so that I can then run through the route and recall them all.
However, part of what I’d like to accomplish would also be able to recall the card at a given number, without having to necessarily run through the path each time to do so. The only way I can think of doing this at the minute, is to assign a number to each point on the path (using rhyming or another mnemonic technique) and then doing math to determine where I need to go - so to find the card at the 46th position, I’d need to do 46/3 to figure out it is the action at position 15.
Is there possibly a better way of encoding this number information so it is a bit more easily accessible? Or is this a limitation of the system?