Might possibly merit 4 stars. Decent graphics, an interesting plot and a bonus effect "Saints and Sinners" make it an attractive package, and one that, with a bit of effort can be improved. You can find your own headline/fake newspaper generator on the internet, so you might adapt the content to make it suit your own approach. But definitely worth the money.
Sadly, this effect seems little more than a prolonged game of hangman. If it is going to take you four or five guesses, that's probably too many. There are other travel effects on the market that disguise the method better.
Scott has done it again. Such a great magazine. Don’t miss out on this! Always like to read Gwyn Auger’s column and Sankey Says. The monthly challenge is also a fun twist not seen in other publications.
I was advised to buy this book, and I am glad I did. Charles Jordan wrote the book in 1919, but it consists of a good number of excellent knowledgable card tricks. Worth every penny spent. When I ordered I had a problem downloading, sent an email and received a prompt reply and the problem had been resolved. Excellent customer support. I live in England and I know my shows will be improved with this treasure.
The routines are uniformly great, but the real value is his demonstration of the strength of a well-written script. Neither I nor he recommends you perform any of these verbatim, but use them as a jumping-off point for your own scripts.
This is a bargain at the listed price.
I've used this as a standalone piece for years now and it gets gasps, puzzled looks, applause and a nice laugh.
This is an arts-and-crafts, DIY project, which results in what I guess would be a cute illusion if you have the craft skill and want to take the trouble to prepare it. As a clumsy person, I don't expect to do that. For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they would like (as the old joke has it).
This is at best a mediocre trick. The author spends most of the book trying to convince us how presentation makes the trick into a minor miracle. It doesn't in this case. His theories on what makes a trick an experience of magic is very long-winded and tedious.
An interesting routine, and probably worked as written when it came out. However, in order to work it now, you would need to rethink a few of the cards as they either look radically different or just aren't really in use. As to method, well, you probably know what it is if you read the description of the effect, and I will say that unfortunately there aren't any particular insights on the method at least as far as playing cards are concerned. I think it was probably excellent when it came out, but you would need to do a lot of work if you wanted to do it now.
This force is not at all what I expected. It feels contrived and difficult to motivate for your audience in the first place, and for all that work you get not one “clean” and precise force but three (hence the moniker “trinity”—I admit, I should have seen that coming) that you then must manage. I’m sure that much more skilled people than I could use this force nicely, but for a rank amateur like myself, it’s not a useful tool.
Graham Hey provides an outstanding "find a card gimmick" for you to construct. This is perfect for Parlor or walk-around. I plan on using it on stage combined with a comedy escape routine where I find a chosen card from the beginning of the show in a mail bag - perhaps mixed with a few other decks of cards! Easy construction and simple no-fail instructions. Five stars!
This is a phenomenal method and builds further on the shoulders of giants who are also credited. As a collector and performer of many different Thought of Card routines. I am already brimming with ideas for this. It can play very well with the Invisible Deck, however you can take this much further. I am considering using this with John Bannon's Paint it Blank and I also have a further idea for a Mystery card routine with an implied transposition. I am also considering using this a predicted thought of card effect that I perform by Max Maven, that includes divining the thought of card and then proving that you predicted the card that would be thought of ahead of time.
The method is very direct and fast to establish the thought of card, no excessive procedure - which is important for me and my performing style. so this works very well for me.
It's very well thought out in its method and even comes with a very nice presentation idea to justify the method.
Delighted with this and its something that you will definitely use.
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