The first part of a new card project including 3 new A.C.A.A.N. effects requiring no sleight of hands: C.O.C.A.I.N. ACAAN, Touchless C.A.D.N. ACAAN and X-MEN ACAAN. A new series of self-working card magic effects that will happen in your viewer's hands. No particular skill is required, just the ability to instruct and pay attention to what the viewer is doing...
In this first eBook you will find a PDF that will allow you to perform amazing simple and self-working "Any Card At Any Number" Effects.
These are the simple rules that all my effects obey in this project:
- The deck in use could be stacked or gimmicked, but anyway it must be possible to show it to the audience (and in case, to be quickly examined by a spectator).
- Once the cards have been (falsely) shuffled, the deck is given to a spectator and the performer will no longer touch it until the effect ends.
- The performer will simply provide all the instructions that the spectator will follow and the effect will happen in his own hands.
- Viewers will truly believe they have complete freedom in choosing both the number and the card.
Effects Included in Volume 1:
(inspired by a Richard Osterlind's idea and published with his kind permission).
A shuffled deck is introduced and given to a spectator who can cut it as he likes and look at the card where he cut the last time . Then he will lose that card in the deck and freely choose a number. He will place on the table that number of cards, and amazingly his card will be found at that exact position.
Touchless C.A.D.N. ACAAN:
The spectator will throw 3 regular dice to choose a random number, and after he will have selected a card, shuffled and cut the deck, he will find his card at that exact position scored by the dice.
A shuffled deck is given to a viewer, who will cut the deck in three, count the cards in the last pile and look at the last card he cut, which will be lost in the deck. Then, the performer will say that he has just made appear a big X on the back of one and one card only. Searching for it, the spectator will find that card but it will not be the chosen one. Anyway, starting from there and counting exactly his number of cards, it will be found the right card he selected!
"These are strong effects that will baffle laymen (and most magicians). They fooled me. The self-working methods (based on an idea by Richard Osterlind) are clever, deceptive and well-disguised. The principles used could also be adapted for other presentations...You get a clever and powerful couple of effects... " - Michael Daniels
"...The first effect is interesting, it has a bit of "weird" moment and it is handled nicely...The second one, with the dice, I like more: it has some nice principles used in it, besides the main one. Not much to criticize here, it's just a good effect...Overall, this is good, easy to do and fun. It's also a fooler - fooled me good...If you are looking for something to fool your friends, even experienced magicians, this should do the trick." - Ori Ascher
"...They are great effects, with some important strengths ... The first effect is really inexplicable ... The finding of the chosen card surprises and pleasantly amazes ... Overall it is an easy to perform routine and of great impact.
In the second trick... the miracle really happens, and the chosen card is found at the number indicated by the dice. All very clean ... Stunning." - Davide Rubat Remond
”Great job, powerful and very nice! ... All the effects I saw absolutely fooled me. Bravo Biagio!" - Mariano Tomatis
"I saw your first contactless A.C.A.A.N effects: congratulations. I really like "X-Men ACAAN", it follows more traditional paths but the trick is still incomprehensible and the one with the dice (Card at Dice's Number ACAAN) is TOP! Sincere congratulations!" - Diego Allegri
1st edition 2021, PDF 13 pages.
word count: 4145 which is equivalent to 16 standard pages of text