I’m trying to develop my two-card system at the moment. Having just completed my 3-digit major system, I figured that I wasn’t willing to spend the time necessary to build a full 2700-image system so I read a bit about the different existing variations. I’m a bit fuzzy now, has anyone tried the following variation?
One image per [Value_1] + [Suit_1] + [Value_2]
If Value_X is between Ace and 10, use the (modified) major system (Ace=“T/D”, 2=“N” … 10=0=“Q”)
Spades = 1 = “T/D”
Hearts = 2 = “N”
Clubs = 3 = “M”
Diamonds = 4 = “R”
So that’s 400 images that I get from my 3-digit system.
For knights, queens and kings I’m thinking of using vowels (“I/Y/U”, “A” and “O”) and creating the missing 276 images this way. Some of these 276 images could be reuses from the 1000-400=600 images that aren’t initally used.
Then for [Suit_2] I was thinking of the following, inspired by system descriptions from Johannes M., Alex M. and Lance T. among others.
Spades =Original image + move on to next locus
Hearts = Shadow image + link with current locus
Clubs = Original image + link with current locus
Diamonds = Shadow image + move on to next locus
Essentially: Red=“shadow image” and Suit with a pointy top=“move on”
So on top of the 276 images, I will need to create 676 shadows, but that’s easier than creating images that fit (a version of) the major system.
I’ve only tested quickly on some smaller decks (without knights, queens and kings), it works, as expected, but is very slow at the moment …
Has anyone tested such a system? Any obvious flaws?