This is the third and last part in Bill Dekel's "MindCraft" series.
Mene, Mene, Dekel (MMD)
MMD allows you to gain access to a number, some words, or names that a spectator writes down, all thought of by a spectator. The effect is completely impromptu, and you need nothing to perform it other then yourself. Without peeking, you turn your head or look away as your spectator writes a number from 1 to 100 in the air. You then know what number they are thinking of. You can apply this to book tests, drawing duplications, PIN number revelations... The possibilities are limitless, and with some practice you will get a very high hit rate of up to 90-95% with easy outs in the case of "failure".
Your spectator thinks of a word, and then makes one or two free changes to it, and then you are able to predict or name the word they are only thinking of. The effect can be performed in under 20 seconds and has an even higher hit rate then Prime v1 (about 100%, unless your spectator tries to trip you up). It only works in the U.S., but it is extremely efficient there.
Go Ahead, Think for Yourself
In this powerful, mind bending routine, you call up one spectator, and have him choose a card and place it to the side. You then give him a pad to write down his card. He does so, and you hand it off to a second spectator to remember. You then have the third spectator look at the first spectator's actual card. You then read the minds of all three spectators, and all of the cards are wildly different. The pad is entirely normal and non-gimmicked, and the second spectator sees the first's original handwriting; it is not switched. If you can borrow a deck, a pad, and a pen, you're ready to go with this effect.
Going the Distance
A simple, straight forward book test, Going the Distance has one spectator think of a page number, and a second spectator flip to the page and read a word. You can then name the word. No peeks, and the page number is never spoken. If you can borrow a book, some paper, and a pen, you're ready to go with this effect in about 10-20 seconds.
A mentalist hands a spectator a pad of paper and a book, and asks him/her to write down a number from 1 to 100. Without looking at the pad, without touching the pad, without even turning around, the mentalist asks the spectator to pick up the book, flip to that page, and remember a word. You then tell them to close the book, and below their number to draw the word that they are thinking of. Again, without turning around, the mentalist successfully duplicates the image.
To and Fro
A simple effect that can be performed anywhere, even over the phone, at a moments notice. You or a spectator writes a row of words. You then turn around and instruct the spectator to start on any word they choose, and then slide their finger back and forth across the line a certain number of words. After a few of these "slides" the mentalist names the word the spectator's finger is on. This method can be used to choose the row or word on a row in book tests as well in order to enhance it.
The spectator names a card, and freely names a number from 1 to 52. When it is dealt down to, the card is indeed the named card.
The spectator names a minute and an hour, and a watch on the table changes to that time.
What's in a Name?
Timon Krause's notes on MMD, and routine using MMD, Prime, and To and Fro.
1st edition 2011; 34 pages.
word count: 7828 which is equivalent to 31 standard pages of text