I first began to read Kipperkarten and blog about it while on a break from Lenormand studies in early 2012. It was then I came across the Master Card method on a YT video. I did not further investigate or incorporate it into my readings.
Later in the Fall of 2016 I took a course with Toni Puhle, the Stop Card method was mentioned as specific to a style of reading and layout she taught. The Stop Card is like the period in a sentence, it ends the line and no more cards are placed after it falls.
Both the Master Card and the Stop Card sound somewhat similar in function. However, if one is reading the full deck or Das Grosse Blatt neither are needed as the borders of the reading are already defined. The Nine Card Block which is the core used to investigate person & situation cards is a major key unpacking the information in a 9 X 4 layout.
I often use the Stop Card Reading Toni Puhle taught as it is usually a smaller and faster layout, but it can grow in size when the additional movements of certain cards in the method are taken into consideration.
Kipperkarten when learned from German sources is the most accurate fortune telling deck I’ve encountered. Celebrating ten years with Kipperkarten and still loving it!