Attacking ACAAN is a write up on not one, but four wonderfully practical “Any Card at Any Number” presentations, straight out of the working set of Michael Paul. Here's what you'll find inside:
Each routine comes with thoughts on trade offs; the pros and cons of using the particular method involved and why it matters! This ebook will get you playing, thinking, and performing with Any Card At Any Number.
- Required tools and skills
- Psychometry Card: a new and different twist on ACAAN that is logical, thematic, and entertaining!
- T minus 1: A no sleight of hand version for close up or stage. You never have to touch the cards, and there are no gimmicks!
- ACAAN OCD: Think outside the box as you learn new ways of routining ACAAN into your set. This comedy presentation might just become your new favorite opener!
- Almost ACAAN: Learn how a simple prop can add new layers of deception into the routine, and send the presentation off into a new direction. No passes required...
- Touching on the false deal
- After thoughts: a quick look on controling the timing and flow of ACAAN
(Reader is assumed to have basic sleight of hand knowledge including the pass.)
1st edition 2010; 16 pages.
word count: 4854 which is equivalent to 19 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Paul Philavong (confirmed purchase)
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Monday 21 November, 2011
There are 4 Tricks in this booklet, neither one of them will give you the satisfaction that you came very close to the Berglas Effect.
Trick #1 - Psychometry Cards - Not ACAAN by a long shot but has a good potential to be a classic of magic.
Trick #2 - T Minus 1 - It is an ACAAN but at the end you, the magician, will never get the full satifaction of feeling like being the "hero" of the show.
Trick #3 - ACAAN OCD - Not an ACAAN because the cards are not shown from the get go, and when they finally make their appearance, they are uncased and it involves sleight of hands.
Trick #4 - Almost ACAAN - The world "Almost" in the title should give you a hint. This method involves additional props.
My last word on this booklet: if you are seriously seeking for something close to the "original and acclaimed" Berglas effect, you will be disappointed. I was.