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by Felipe Suau & Biagio Fasano

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S.E.M.P.E.R. by Felipe Suau & Biagio Fasano

What is S.E.M.P.E.R.? (Special Esp Memory Powers Enhanced Radically)

A special trick with a flexible method that offers wide-ranging presentational possibilities. It uses an ordinary deck of 52 poker cards and the trick will be deceptive even for many illusionists, but above all its impact on the audience is devastating.

Two spectators are asked to take a card and put them unseen in their pockets. The magician explains that, under these conditions, it is obviously extremely difficult to be able to identify the cards. Nevertheless, and in order to demonstrate to the public the uncommon skills of the magician, the two cards will be guessed one by one by two very different methods and, if the first suggests (falsely!) that a prodigious memory is the logical explanation of the discovery, finding the identity of the second card will leave the public out of breath.

Key Points

  1. Deceptive, both for lay people, cardicians and mentalists.
  2. It simply requires knowledge of any pre-ordered deck of cards, such as Mnemonica by Tamariz or Si Stebbins stack, and no other special mnemonic effort.
  3. A new mathematical stack is introduced and fully explained.
  4. The VR Stack Pro sequence looks absolutely random and the cards will seem well-shuffled also for most expert magicians.
  5. The one in use will be a standard deck of 52 different cards, it isn't marked, it does not contain duplicates or any kind of gimmicked cards and, at the end of the experiment, all can be left to be checked by the audience.
  6. Two completely different ways to perform the effect will be taught.
  7. The first way to perform the trick is the easier (but still having an incredibly powerful impact) requiring just a basic skill level.
  8. The second way requires an intermediate level of skill, making still more deceptive the method and the secret involved.
S.E.M.P.E.R. started with an idea that gradually evolved into something more complete and more incredible. We invite you to study the content of this work because it will undoubtedly provide you with the inspiration you need to create your own small or large masterpiece.

"S.E.M.P.E.R." is a great effect, which does what it promises: a quick memorization demonstration followed by an impossible divination! It is an effect that the public will find hard to forget!" - Yago Illusionist

"S.E.M.P.E.R. is a little gem that is highly recommended for all magicians because not only it will give you the ability to quickly learn a new routine, but it will also teach you a new stack that is magician-proof! The logic is brilliant and will amaze even the most experienced magicians, and alone is worth more than the price of this eBook. As for the routine, it is very well constructed and has a strong impact, offering a version for "amateurs" and one for more experienced magicians. The first one is already of strong impact and, if presented well, it allows you to impress everyone. The version for experienced magicians, on the other hand, brings the performance closer to the level of "miracle". I recommend this eBook to both hobbyist and professional magicians, to cardicians and mentalists too. If you combine the mathematical genius of Biagio with the magical genius of Felipe, well, you're on the safe side!" - Mattia Bodino

1st edition 2021, PDF 13 pages.
word count: 4993 which is equivalent to 19 standard pages of text

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Reviewed by Mattia Bodino Magma
★★★★★   Date Added: Monday 14 June, 2021

SEMPER is a little gem suitable for all magicians, no matter what level of experience you have. Highly recommended to everyone because not only will it give you the opportunity to quickly learn a new routine, but it will teach you a new magician-fooler stack!

Let me start talking about the stack. Before reading how it works I tried to understand the logic by looking at the sequence of the cards. Needles to say, I lost my time! It's magician fooling material! The logic is brilliant and will amaze even the most experienced magicians and it is by itself worth more than the price of this ebook.

Coming to the routine, it is very well built and has a strong impact, proposing a version for "amateur" and one for the more experienced magicians. The first one has already a strong impact and if presented well it can amaze everyone. I will for sure try it the first time I'll have a chance! The version for expert magicians, on the other hand, brings the performance closer to the level of "miracle", but doesn't require a level that is too high. I, therefore, recommend this ebook to both those who are hobbyist magicians and to those who are professionals, both to card magicians and mentalists.

Small final note ... this is the third ebook by Biagio Fasano that I read and they are one better than the other, if you then combine his mathematical genius with Felipe's magical one, well, it's bingo! If you have the chance, don't miss any of their works!