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Topic: The Family by Max Vellucci
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Jun 14, 2015 10:55AM)
Look's interesting for us spooky ones,Alakazam have it,but you need two set's to do one of the routines,so double your money.
Message: Posted by: Uninvited (Jun 14, 2015 01:38PM)
From what little I can see of the detail on the cards in the videos, I like the look of the cards.
Message: Posted by: Salby (Jun 21, 2015 08:23PM)
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Anymore thoughts????
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Message: Posted by: Merlinsmagic (Jun 21, 2015 08:34PM)
They should perhaps offer a little discount for getting the second set at the time of purchsing of the 1st....?
I do like the cards & the storyline of the effect. Considering getting a double set when they're available.
Message: Posted by: Uncle Joe (Jun 22, 2015 12:06PM)
I've seen one video with a routine consisting of two effects.
The first effect was a prediction where 'he' places one face
down card to the side and then asks 'her' to choose one card with
her left hand and it's a match.
Is that the effect or routine that requires two sets of cards?
Message: Posted by: gibby357 (Jul 8, 2015 08:02AM)
[quote]On Jun 22, 2015, Uncle Joe wrote:
I've seen one video with a routine consisting of two effects.
The first effect was a prediction where 'he' places one face
down card to the side and then asks 'her' to choose one card with
her left hand and it's a match.
Is that the effect or routine that requires two sets of cards? [/quote]

According to the ad on Penguin, this is the effect that requires 2 sets of Family cards:

PREMONITION
The mentalist and the spectator will both have the 5 pictures of the family members. The mentalist puts the pictures face down in order of who died first to last and invites the spectator to do the same. Once the pictures are turned over, they appear to be perfectly matched.(NOTE: To do this effect you will need two decks of The Family)



Leo
Message: Posted by: Jack (Jul 8, 2015 04:39PM)
I have the set and also agree a 2nd should be available at a discounted price or possibly even a deluxe package that already contains two sets of the 5 family members. The routine I've been performing with the cards uses just one set. Does anyone know if there's a forum where different ideas with the cards can be posted? I'm old school and my routine uses a Peter Kane idea with a little Bro. John Hamman thrown in as well.
Message: Posted by: Salby (Jul 12, 2015 06:15PM)
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I ended up buying this and I am in agreement... A BIG DISCOUNT for a 2nd Set!!!! ($1.00 per card for not having them included in the first place.)

Let's face it, there are other cards that are included with absolutely no mention on when and how to use them. Not a single idea. Granted, it is up to our imagination. I like the "Zombie" card, but no mention of a possibility of how to incorporate it.

Now C'mon... They added those few "Extra" cards and they couldn't add the 5 other "Necessary" cards to do the other highlighted routine... Perhaps 1 of the best of the 3 routines.

I think a scam was scheming just to get more money from us customers, by teasing us.

Buyer Beware, even if it says so in the advertisement. Buying the routine for $40-50 (when buying 2 sets) is ridiculous.

The packaging is horrendous also... A tethered parchment paper/envelope would suffice like the Gypsy Curse effect or Cardshark's Metamorphosis effect. Instead, the cards just come wrapped up in a cheap "plastic (saran) wrap". Now, my cards are just loose after opening the plastic wrap.

I bought the effect to combine with the "Whitestar" (Titanic) effect and/or "From Hell" (Jack the Ripper) effect. Still brainstorming....
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Message: Posted by: The Supernaturalist (Jul 25, 2015 09:23PM)
I bought this and I really LOVE the cards. The price is very low and yes, the packaging leaves a bit to be desired. They look GREAT, are a nice size, and sure, he could have included a second set, a DVD to perform 39 seperate effects, an aged, leather bound wrapped leather envelope, a t-shirt, membership into an on line cult and more, but instead, you get some cool cards, some great extra cards, several different presentation ideas and a chance to think for yourself. I like the "bare-bones" approach. I have spend a lot of money on those "complete packages" from many great dealers, but at the end of the day, I like my effects to look unique, original and unlike anyone else's.
Message: Posted by: Salby (Sep 5, 2015 11:34PM)
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Anymore thoughts???
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Message: Posted by: philipsw (Sep 27, 2015 10:42AM)
I share the thoughts about the second set of cards - it feels like slightly bad form to include a routine which requires an extra set - which would have been an inexpensive addition to the set. I suspect that an experienced mentalist will get some good use out of these but I was a bit disappointed by the routines provided. You can read my full review on the site below.
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Sep 28, 2015 12:21PM)
[quote]On Sep 27, 2015, philipsw wrote:
I share the thoughts about the second set of cards - it feels like slightly bad form to include a routine which requires an extra set - which would have been an inexpensive addition to the set. I suspect that an experienced mentalist will get some good use out of these but I was a bit disappointed by the routines provided. You can read my full review on the site below. [/quote]
Agree.
Message: Posted by: Dr SH (Dec 20, 2015 02:38AM)
I really love these cards, good quality, great effects. Thank you Max.
I agree that it is a shame that 1 out of 3 routines needs a second set of card which was not included (for PREMONITION).
These cards have been published for months now. I have two questions

1. Anybody found a forum or routines to include the extra cards?

2. In the first part of the routine “Find the Dead” video, the magician put the card Helen on the side and the spectator appear to choose freely Helen too… I don't find the effect on the pdf …could somebody PM me ? (I contacted the Max Vellucci and he answer me the explanation was in the pdf… so I am puzzled now)

Thank you for your help, I really love these cards,
Message: Posted by: afinemesh (Dec 20, 2015 02:57AM)
Buy a set and then make your own. Not that hard
Message: Posted by: Dr SH (Dec 24, 2015 12:16AM)
Thank you afinmesh for the reply , do you have any idea about my second question ?
Message: Posted by: afinemesh (Dec 24, 2015 02:42AM)
[quote]On Dec 24, 2015, Dr SH wrote:
Thank you afinmesh for the reply , do you have any idea about my second question ? [/quote]

No sir, I don't, because I don't own the effect (I do, however have a few ideas regarding that, that involve method, but I'm not going to say anything about that).
Message: Posted by: Dr SH (Dec 24, 2015 06:26AM)
No problem , I assumed you own the effect too.
Message: Posted by: afinemesh (Dec 24, 2015 06:48AM)
I'd like to, but I'm not buyin two to do the effect!
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Dec 24, 2015 07:35AM)
[quote]On Dec 24, 2015, afinemesh wrote:
I'd like to, but I'm not buyin two to do the effect! [/quote]
I am with you on that.
Message: Posted by: Austen (Jan 24, 2016 04:54AM)
***...I was so buying this...then I see you need another deck, what a shame.
Message: Posted by: George Hunter (Jan 24, 2016 09:35AM)
We are already members of an on-line cult, this one!

George
Message: Posted by: stevep (Mar 2, 2016 07:02AM)
I have the cards (2x sets cheaply from Penguin) and I agree with all the criticisms thus far on the thread, plus an additional one... I cannot download the PDF file because it keeps going to a 'links' page which is obviously from the website's ISP.

Thus far (3 days now) I still have no PDF despite contacting Mind4Mind and Max himself.

Pity, this is the last time I buy any prop which requires a download from other than the dealer from whom I purchased.
Message: Posted by: stevep (Mar 5, 2016 12:07AM)
Well, no answer from any emails I sent, but the website finally came good. My comments still stand.
Message: Posted by: cinefisch (Sep 2, 2018 04:14PM)
Sadly, I purchased this when it first came out. It sat in a drawer unopened until today. I just went to the Web Page of Max and cannot find the link to the instructions. So right now I've got some cool looking cards, but no idea what to do with them...Live and Learn.
Message: Posted by: Max Vellucci - mindperformer (Dec 2, 2019 05:53PM)
Hi

This is the link with the instructions for "The Family"

http://www.maxvellucci.it/mentalism/TheFamily-ENG.pdf