Like a book test on a postcard.
Epitome is like a book test on a postcard. The theme here is "Greatest Books of All Time". The card supplied to you contains a list of some of the world's greatest books and other related content. The card supplied is about postcard size and can be comfortably carried in your pocket.
You can perform about 15 different effects using the card. And the effects use various combinations of different principles. You do not need any physical books to perform these effects. In fact, you do not need any other props except the card supplied. But this is not for rank beginners, though.
WHAT YOU GET : Epitome is a physical product that will be shipped to you and comes with PDF instructions that can be downloaded immediately from your digital shelf. Along with the instructions PDF, you also get a specially designed and beautifully produced card which is about 4 inches by 6 inches. With reasonable care, this card should last you many years.
EFFECTS : One of the 15 effects explained is this. 5 random participants choose 5 different books from the list of 'Greatest Books of All Time'. Without their writing down anything or saying a word, the performer is able to divine which book each participant is thinking of.
Another effect is this. 5 random participants choose 5 different book genres. And again you are able to read their thoughts accurately.
Yet another effect is this. 3 random participants each choose a different fictional character. The performer can nail all 3 thoughts exactly.
The various effects explained are as follows. World's Greatest Books, Power of Words, Power of Ideas, Fictional Characters, Book Quotes, The Key, Few Smiles, Screen, Author Prediction, Book Prediction, Word Prediction and several other effects. Some effects use 5 participants, some others use 3 participants and the remaining effects can be done with a single participant.
METHODS : A novel combination of solid and self-working principles.
VENUES : Epitome is suitable for stage, close-up, street, parlor, or virtual shows.
FEATURES : There are no sleights, no preshow, no stooges or instant stooges. There are no secret writings, no one aheads, no memorization. These methods and principles work in any language. There is no dual reality, no reframes, no psy forces. No physical books or any other props are needed - just the Epitome card supplied is enough for performance. No arts n crafts or DIY is needed and there is nothing to reset. The Epitome card is completely examinable and can be freely handled by both the performer and the participants before, during and after the performance. There are no peeks or any kind of tearing involved, no switching and nothing is spoken or written down by the participant. Many of the 15 effects are instantly repeatable with a different outcome each time.
1st edition 2023, PDF 40 pages + postcard.