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Topic: "I Hate Card Tricks" by Magicbob
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Dec 29, 2007 05:56PM)
Okay, to be perfectly honest... I love card tricks. I am also an avid gaff maker. Put the two together and I can't imagine anyone not loving this book.

Magicbob has created a series of exceptionally clever tricks, coupling unique gaffs with premises that reach far beyond the "pick-a-card" standard. The items in the book pay tribute to a variety of classic stage illusions, bringing them off the stage and into the hands of the close-up worker.

There are ten effects in total and although some are better than others you will be hard pressed to find any "dogs" among the bunch. In addition to the ten terrific effects, the reader is treated to a tutorial on card printing using a standard ink-jet printer. The tutorial and the included, highly original graphic designs are, alone, pretty well worth the cost of the book, making the total package an absolute bargain.

Be aware... the book is currently being offered at a highly discounted price which is only in effect through the end of 2007. On January 1st the price will double (but will still be worth the cost).

Other points to keep in mind:

- If you don't enjoy constructing and printing the required props then this book may not be for you (unless you are content with simply reading the wonderfully constructed pdf files and absorbing the ideas without the desire to perform the tricks)... still worth the price!

- You will need a few inexpensive craft supplies, blank faced cards, access to an ink-jet printer, and a few other items to produce the necessary gaffs.

This e-book gets my highest recommendation. I'm eagerly looking forward to more of Magicbob's material in the (hopefully) near future.

Buy it [url=http://www.magicnook.com/MagicBobArticles/IhateCardTricks/IHateCardTricks.htm]HERE[/url]
Message: Posted by: martini (Dec 29, 2007 11:51PM)
Each and every effect in this e-book would cost you more than the price of the book if they were available in a magic shop.
These are not pipe dreams, but fully detailed and worked out tricks with every step of construction covered in full detail.
This is the type of book that rarely comes around, so do not miss out, grab a copy today.
I Highly Recommend "I Hate Card Tricks" by Magicbob, kick off 2008, and make it great, with a great book of solid material that YOU WILL DEFINATELY USE.
All the Best
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Dec 30, 2007 12:19AM)
On 2007-12-30 00:51, martini wrote:
Each and every effect in this e-book would cost you more than the price of the book if they were available in a magic shop.
These are not pipe dreams, but fully detailed and worked out tricks with every step of construction covered in full detail.
This is the type of book that rarely comes around, so do not miss out, grab a copy today.
I Highly Recommend "I Hate Card Tricks" by Magicbob, kick off 2008, and make it great, with a great book of solid material that YOU WILL DEFINATELY USE.
All the Best

And this, from the Godfather of gaffing. Need I say more...?

Do yourself a favor and get this book, especially now, at the reduced price.
Message: Posted by: organicmagician (Dec 31, 2007 05:18PM)
Whoa - I just bought this and it looks incredible.

I love making gaffs and learned from the Martini DVD (thanks, Martini!) and Versatile Monte. I've only been doing it for a few months, but I've been spending a ton of time splitting, reassembling, printing and making other gimmicks.

These projects will take me a while to work out, but I hope to give independent reviews of at least 4 or 5 of the tricks in a few weeks. In the mean time, I would say that if you can get this before the price goes up, do it.

This is an entire, themed act, all in one cheap book. As said above, the routines are very thoroughly thought out with strong, detailed instructions and explained and I am thrilled that I bought this. A gaff-maker's dream!

It is actually shocking that this package is offered for this price.
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Dec 31, 2007 07:03PM)
I was going to mention that Marty wrote several in-depth reviews on another thread but, rather than making you wade through all the other posts there, I decided to do a little cutting and pasting. That way the reviews are all right here in one handy location.

On 2007-10-31 00:52, martini wrote:

Most of you know me from my dvd on card splitting, I love to tinker with cards and various gaffs. The more unique the gaff the more I just want to play with it.
I recently spent a very entertaining weekend playing with 6 e-books from MagicBob.
I made up the cards Saturday night and played all day Sunday and today with the cards. To just say I like them is an understatement, these are great.

MagicBob is putting together a book titled "The "I Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks. At the present time he has six of the mini illusions done with the rest to follow shortly. This review is on the first 6 effects.

#1 The Divided Lady - 19 pages long, Imagine doing the Modern Art illusion with a Queen of Spades. In effect you take a deck of cards and turn over the top card (QS) This card is freely shown and placed face up on top of the deck. Next a card with two circular cut outs is placed over the card and you can see the faces through the two holes. With a pretend slicing, you next move the deck sideways and the top half of the Queen moves with it???? Yes it is that visual. & no it is not black art. You can immediately slide the card back together and hand it out or sign your name and let them keep the card.

The entire construction process on how to make this up is in full detail with 16 pictures and text that takes you step by step in the construction process to make this up. This is very highly recommended, and you will not be disappointed with your purchase. Like I said earlier I am a gaffed card fanatic and I just love this trick. MagicBob has produced what I feel will become a classic in magic.

Check it out and the other great effects that MagicBob is offering ;

This is worth far more than the reasonable price he is asking for it.

I give it a 10 out of 10 Tomorrow I will let you know about some more of these great effects from MagicBob's The "I Hate Card Tricks" book of card tricks.
All the Best

On 2007-11-01 00:06, martini wrote:
Greetings again;

Here are some more reviews of more of these great mini magic illusions done with cards from MagicBob:

#2 The Zig-Zag Queen 21 pages of detailed construction and performing with pictures. Many of you may remember the various models put out in the past, this one far surpasses them all. A frame that is made of cards has a Queen of Hearts inserted in side. The three sections of the face of the card can be seen clearly, yet you are able to slide the center out to the side, allowing them a clear view to the back of the deck. The frame is not hard to make at all, and like I said before, these instructions are very detailed down to the last minute detail.
I give it a 10 out of 10

#3 The Mismade Queen 27 pages of very detailed information and instructions including templates. I really like what MagicBob has come up with here, a cabinet made of cards that enables you to do a variation of the famous mismade lady illusion but done with a single Queen. After being mixed up, she is restored to normal. The visual effect is stunning, the mechanics involved are super, I really like the cabinet he has created with this one and can see more possibilities down the road. You can make this card cabinet with 1 window (lots of possibilities here) 2 windows, three windows or four, you can also make a four window frame like a window pane with a corner in each of the four corners. The handling on this is very easy. MagicBob has thought every step through for you and these e-books are a fantastic value. These are definately worth every penny and more.
I give the Mismade Queen 10 out of 10 also.

#4 The Spiked Queen 22 pages This is a mini illusion known as the spiker cabinet, where a lady is placed in a box and a sheet of spikes is passed through her body. In this mini illusion version MagicBob has used a card box as the cabinet. A queen is placed inside and a panel of spikes is passed through her body, she escapes, but now in true Assistant's Revenge fashion switches places with the magician (King). A penetration, and a transposition built into a very good and entertaining card trick that is really a miniature illusion. The E-book comes with all the details, pictures (17) plus the templates you need to make the card box. A material list giving you a listing of everything you will need to make this trick up. This one will take you about an hour to maybe an hour and a half to finish it up. But you are taken step by step through everything.

Again this gets a 10 out of 10. If it sounds like I really like these tricks, that is because I really do. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to have something different that has been thought through to the n'th. degree.

If you do not order the full book, then definitely grab the individual tricks that tickle your fancy, once you get one and see the amazing detail and time that was put into these, you will go back and buy them all.

Tomorrow I'll give you a review of two more of these great mini illusions.
Grab one today and take a look, you'll be glad you did.
All the Best

On 2007-11-09 22:59, martini wrote:
Greetings Guys:

After numerous E-mails asking me what happened to the reviews of the other two e-books as promised, here they are. I got very busy with Metro Magic, Kutztown coming up tomorrow and Bob Littles in a week plus filling orders.

#5 The Kremated King 16 pages of very detailed information with more than 14 pictures to guide you.

The effect is different, A cremation chamber (two card folder one being a paper covered frame) is placed on the table. Now from a deck of cards the top card is turned over and seen to be the King of Clubs. A spectator signs the back of the card and it is placed in the chamber. A match is lit and touched to the frame of the chamber where the paper goes up in a flaming flash. When the flames die down the king is seen to be charred and the flesh burned away leaving a skeletal king of clubs. The spectator removes the king from the chamber and it is turned over revealing the spectators signature on the back. If you wanted to, you could give the chamber and the king out for examination.
Like I said above, this one is different, I think there is a lot more that can be done with this in various presentations and handlings, but it is a good one to show the boys at the next club meeting. My only holdback here is the use of the flashpaper, but that is me personally and does not deter from the trick itself.

In the end of the book is a cute variation for children that is kid friendly called the X-ray king. This solves the part that I am uncomfortable with.
Of all the e-books from MagicBob, this one is my least favorite, but the detailed instructions for construction and working is perfect.

I will still give this 10 out of 10 even with my reservations about the trick only for the fact that what I may not like 100%, may be exactly what others do like, so it gets the good rating based on what you are given and the detail.

#6 The Disembodied Prince 14 pages of detailed construction with 14 pictures to guide you step by step through the construction of the prop.

A Jack is placed in a playing card cabinet with both ends remaining in full view. A snap of the fingers and doors on both sides of the cabinet are opened showing that you can see right through and the center of the Jack is gone.

Now get this...when you move the top exposed part of the jack, the bottom portion moves with it, yet you can still see right through the center, You can even put your fingers through the opening, or I like to draw a 9 inch silk through the center. A spectator can put his or her fingers through the opening as well. The doors are closed and the jack is removed from the card cabinet unharmed and back to normal.

This is *** clever and if marketed as a ready made individual trick, would easily be a $30 trick. You will smile when you see the method used, pure genius.
This definitely gets a 10 out of 10 also.

So there you have my reviews for the first six effects.

My personal favorites in order are:
1. The Disembodied Prince
2. The Divided Lady
3. The Mismade Queen

That is not to say anything bad about the others, I like them all, but these three to me are hands down the best. If any of you have been on the fence about getting this book, I highly recommend that you buy it. There have been zig zag cards in the past, but nothing like these effects. MagicBob has taken standard illusions and downsized them and made them up with playing cards, now that is the work of a genius for sure. You cannot go wrong with any of these e-books, or better yet, just order the whole book.

Highly Recommended by me.
All the Best

On 2007-12-01 23:47, martini wrote:
Greetings Guys;

Here is another review for the latest Magicbob creation..."Harry & Bess"

Before I describe this to you, I have to say that I have been having a blast putting these effects together. This is the type of stuff that I just love. The creativity here is superb, and the effects are all winners, and none are beyond the average magicians ability to make. Most important of all, YOU WILL USE THESE TRICKS!

A card box is turned into a metamorphosis trunk, (it hinges open much like a standard card box prop would) But there is a hole through both sides, which is important to keep in mind. A queen of hearts to represent Bess Houdini with a hole in her center is placed inside and a piece of rope is passed through locking her inside. The case is left partially opened so you can see everything is fair and above board here.

The case is closed and banded with several rubber bands locking Bess inside.
Now Harry being represented by a king of spades with a hole in his center is rested on the top of the box while a spectator or two can hold the ends of the rope. A hank is brushed in front of the case and card and instantly Bess is free of the case and rope. When the rubber bands are removed, and the case opened, there inside is Harry and he is securely inside with the rope running right through him as well. Not only do the cards switch places inside the case, but the ropes ends never leave the spectators hands, and when you make this up and use it, you will find it just about self working.

You get a 21 page e-book that again gives you a material list of everything you will need, and step by step directions for making everything you need, complete with 26 photos giving all the details. I have said it before and I'll say it again, Magicbob has not only created some outstanding magic here, but his instructions and construction details are the finest I have seen in magic today.

It took me a couple of weeks to get to this review as I was busy lecturing and attending a couple conventions, but once I got back, I sat down and assembled
this prop in about two hours, taking my time as I went along. I highly recommend this, and also recommend that you order the whole package from Magicbob because once you make one up, you'll want to make them all.
This gets a 10 out of 10.
All the Best

Thanks again, Marty, for your kind words. I am truly humbled by such praise.
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Jan 4, 2008 11:23PM)
I was honored to receive an e-mail from Aldo Colombini yesterday. He stated that he doesn't have the time to frequent forums such as these, but gave his permission for me to share his comments here.



First of all, I LOVE card tricks, so when I read your title I thought, "Aldo, we have a problem!" I am glad I took the time to go through every trick and I must admire you for the ingenuity on finding methods to change stage illusions into close-up illusions with cards. Not all people will go through the set-ups needed to prepare every routine, but it will be their loss, as the effects look so astonishing. My compliments. Thanks for sharing your ideas with me.

Best always,

Thank you for the kind words, Mr. Colombini!
Message: Posted by: MarvinSanRemo (Jan 6, 2008 04:19PM)
I just wanted to chime in with a little note about this ebook. I was intrigued with the idea of creating my own small scale stage illusions with cards. After reading the webpage, I was hooked. The ebook definitely delivers. Its a huge 230 page book. Fully detailed instructions with pictures for constructing these mini stage illusions. If you enjoy building your own props, you will be tickled with this ebook. Even if you don't end up using any of the illusions, the book is just a joy to read, and a nice addition to any magic collection. Highly recommended!
Message: Posted by: ggarcia (Jan 8, 2008 04:11PM)
I have to agree....this ebook is great. I love to make my own gaffs and this ebook gives you some good stuff to make each with a great premise. I would like to also add that the magic nook offers a lot of "make it yourself" items that are great.
Message: Posted by: organicmagician (Jan 8, 2008 10:34PM)
Alright, I just wanted to follow up my general comments with a review.


Effect: The spectator is handed a queen to inspect, as well as a small "cabinet" made from two cards. The spectator places the queen in the cabinet. You show the queen is visible from both the front and back of the cabinet, then proceeds to pull the center 1/3 of the card out from the cabinet, while the top and bottom remain stationary. The cabinet can be made so that the queen and cabinet can be examined from both sides when the center is pulled out to its limit. Then, you push the the center panel back, flip the card to show the queen restored from the front and back and hand the cabinet to the spectator, who may remove the restored queen and inspect the cabinet.

This was my first stab at a Magicbob trick from the I Hate Card Tricks book. I found the instructions were perfectly clear, in addition to the explanation for how to perform with the gaffs. The trick looks great and I had no problem putting it together on my first try, which took about an hour and a half.

I am really excited about doing a few more items from the book in the next week or two, which I will be glad to review. You could easily put together a whole Stage Illusions routine with cards based on this book. I will get months of fun out of this.
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Jan 9, 2008 09:17PM)
I received an e-mail from Kenton Knepper the other day with some comments about the e-book. Kenton had this to say:

"An astonishingly different book, like you have never seen before. Wild effects that demand attention even from haters of card tricks. Remarkably different and visual. I dare say some of these would fool you badly too."

- Kenton Knepper

He also suggested that I consider publishing this as a hard copy book. I may consider doing that if the demand is there. Is the average person willing to pay a little extra for a physical book, or does everyone pretty much prefer e-book format with lower cost?
Message: Posted by: meyegr (Jan 10, 2008 05:17PM)
The tip son just making gimmick cards is worth price.
I used to make a lot of gimmicks, wish this was available then (and the technology)
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Jan 10, 2008 07:07PM)
I'd splurge and pick up a hard copy, if available. Bob, you should check out the print-on-demand options for this.
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Jan 24, 2008 11:11PM)
Martin Lewis had this to say about "The I Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks in a recent e-mail:

I really like this e-book. All the effects are great. Keep up the good work! I really cannot think of any way to improve it. This kind of novel, visual magic is right up my alley - well done!


Martin has also joined the chorus of voices recommending publishing this as a print book. I'm going to research the options and will make an announcement if it will be published as a print book.

In the meantime, I'm continuing work on the sequel... The "I STILL Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks. It will be coming soon at:

Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Jan 25, 2008 11:11PM)
I have had the good fortune of previewing one of the new tricks from Magicbob's sequel, "The I Still Hate Cardtricks Book of Card Tricks." It is every bit as clever (maybe more so) as any of the items from the first book. A hard copy book would be terrific, or... perhaps you should just publish books 1 & 2 together as a collected hardbound edition.

I cannot recommend this material highly enough. Great stuff!!
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Jan 26, 2008 04:50PM)
You can now go to the webpage for a preview of the new book.


The book is currently about 60-70% complete. I'm shooting for a release date sometime between Valetine's Day and March 1st. I'll announce here when it launches.
Message: Posted by: billfromoregon (Feb 10, 2008 12:00PM)
I just wanted to chime in with my thoughts on this book. This is a great book - clever adaptations of stage illusions that you can perform in the palm of your hand. I read through the whole book in one sitting I was so excited by the material. I just received it a couple of days ago, so I have only made a couple of the gaffs so far - sawing a lady in half and the cremation chamber. Both were easy to construct and were very clearly explained, as are all the gaffs. I will probably go through and make all the gaffs in the book to see which I like to perform the most and which get the best reaction. So far, the cremation chamber is my favorite (unlike Marty, I LOVE effects that utilize fire). The production values on this are quite good, with lots of clear photographs and the writing is concise and without noticeable spelling and grammatical mistakes (all too common with many ebooks). I received my files within a couple of hours, then printed them out and took them down to Staples where they comb-bound them with plastic covers for just a few dollars, so I can easily go through all the pages (this is quite a large book). Also, Bob includes picture files of the various cards needed for the effects, at full size so they are easy to print - a great bonus and one more indication of the care that went into this book. If the premise appeals to you (even if it doesn't, you will probably be pleasantly surprised and wind up liking the material in spite of yourself), this is an excellent value. I give this 10/10!

Message: Posted by: MagicMan1957 (Feb 10, 2008 05:26PM)
Is there a video of any effect from this ebook being performed?
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Feb 11, 2008 06:32AM)
On 2008-02-10 18:26, MagicMan1957 wrote:
Is there a video of any effect from this ebook being performed?

Not yet (unless someone who bought the book has posted on youtube or something). But I am going to try to shoot some video in the coming month.
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Mar 3, 2008 08:46PM)
I've been getting a lot of inquiries about the effects in the e-book I'm currently working on ("I STILL Hate Card Tricks"). Since I also offer them separately as individual effects, I've decided to go ahead and release the seven that are currently complete.


The following effects should be available to order soon at The Magic Nook:

[b]The Origami Queen[/b]
This effect was inspired by Jim Steinmeyer's "Origami" illusion made famous by David Copperfield. As I stated in the preface of The "I Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks, a literal adaptation of this effect would not be very deceptive using a flat playing card. I felt that this remarkable illusion deserved to be represented, however, so I set out to develop a method using cards that would be astonishing. A signed Queen is placed into an envelope. The envelope is folded into a small packet. When it is unfolded, the signed Queen is removed completely intact. It has not been folded.

[b]In Over His Head[/b]
How long can a playing card hold its breath? The King of Hearts reenacts the death-defying "Water Torture Cell" escape made famous by Houdini. The King is locked into the cell and placed “underwater.” The spectator verifies that the King is securely shackled. Yet, he escapes effortlessly right before the spectator’s eyes. The spectator handles all the props before and after the effect. You can even let them take the whole thing home as a souvenir!

[b]Royal Interlude[/b]
This effect was inspired by Jim Steinmeyer's "Interlude" illusion. A signed King is placed into a playing card "cabinet." The Queen passes directly through the King. Both cards (as well as the "cabinet") can be examined before and after the effect.

[b]Jack B. Quick[/b]
The Jack moves so quickly that the spectator can't keep up. Each phase becomes progressively more impossible. Just when it seems as if Jack has vanished completely, he turns up in an impossible location such as a wallet or even the spectator’s pocket! The Jack even jumps right into the spectator’s own hands! Finally, the Jack is signed. The card is shaken rapidly back and forth causing the Jack to become visibly blurred. Includes a bonus handling that allows you to perform this effect as a follow-on to "Jack B. Nimble."

[b]The Fifth Beatle[/b]
Each of the “Fab Four” is pictured on a card. On a fifth card is some unknown guy... “The Fifth Beatle.” You are their manager. Which Beatle is going to get fired? As you show the cards, the band members keep changing. In the end, you are fired and go on to manage a new group, "The Beetles." The cards are shown again and they have all changed into beetles (insects). Whatever became of “The Fifth Beatle?” He is transformed into a Volkswagon Beetle.

Originally, this title was just a place-holder (TBA = "to be announced"). But given my penchant for puns, I decided to stick with the name. Only, in this case, it stands for TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY! Three cards are shown and placed face-down on the table: a Jack, a Queen, and a time bomb. The included patter is based on the popular television series "24." The effect, however, is not dependent upon that theme. Feel free to develop your own storyline if you like. You introduce Jack Bauer (the Jack, of course) and his assistant, Chloe (the Queen). As usual, they are up against the clock to find and disarm a terrorist bomb. The cards are mixed up (no fancy Three Card Monte moves required). No matter how hard he tries, the spectator can't avoid the bomb. The reason... terrorists never plant just one bomb. You reveal that all three cards have changed to bombs. Just to make things fair you give him one last chance. Not only does the spectator choose the bomb, it has exploded and made a mess of the other cards!

[b]Girls Gone Wild![/b]
In this "naughty" effect, Jokers represent guys on spring break in search of some ladies. You alternate between showing Jokers and Queens. For the shocking finale, you show (in perhaps the most revealing revelation ever) four TOPLESS Queens! Also includes a 100% clean version ("Totally Wild Jokers") with a Poker theme. Jokers change into five different cards and back. Then they change into a Royal Flush with different color backs!


The remaining three should be finished up before too long. I'm getting "Geometric Queen" finished up (hopefully this week). "Connecticut Yankee" is technically complete, but I still have one loose end to tie up before it is released.

A number of people have expressed interest in pre-ordering this e-book. I'm going to do one better and offer a $5 off pre-order discount. Just add seven effects from [i]this[/i] e-book to your shopping cart and notate that you are pre-ordering the complete e-nook. I'll send you the remaining effects automatically as they are released. I'll also send the final version of the e-book as a single .pdf file with the preface, foreword, table of contents, etc. added.

One last caveat... I may decide to substitute a different effect for "Up, Up & Away." Let not your heart be troubled, though. If I do, it will be because I decided on something even better!

Book 1 is, of course, still available either as either a complete volume or the effects can be purchased individually.


Day 3
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Mar 3, 2008 09:44PM)
On 2008-03-03 21:46, magicbob116 wrote:
The following effects should be available to order soon at The Magic Nook:[/quote]

They are now available to order.

On 2008-03-03 21:46, magicbob116 wrote:
Just add seven effects from [i]this[/i] e-book to your shopping cart and notate that you are pre-ordering the complete e-nook. [/quote]

What's an e-nook? I meant e-book. :P

On 2008-03-03 21:46, magicbob116 wrote:
available either as either a complete volume[/quote]

This quote brought to you by the department of redundancy department!


Day 3
Message: Posted by: Mike M (Mar 4, 2008 06:22PM)
If Marty recommends it, I'll buy it! Done!
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Mar 16, 2008 10:32PM)
Connecticut Yankee is now available.

Geometric Queen is complete except for proofing and conversion to .pdf so it should be up in a couple of days.

As I mentioned previously, I've been seriously considering substituting a different idea I have for the 10th and final effect (although it'll actually be #3 in the book). I'm going to develop the concept further this week and should have the book complete soon.

That means that time is running out to take advantage of the $5 off pre-order special. When you pre-order, you will get 9 of the 10 effects right away. The final one will be sent to you automatically as soon as it's complete (as well as the .pdf of the entire book in one file).

To pre-order, simply add 7 of the effects from "I STILL Hate Card Tricks" to your shopping cart. When you check out, be sure to add it to the remarks that you are pre-ordering the complete book.


Day 16
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Mar 17, 2008 08:11PM)
The Geometric Queen is now available. One more to go!


Day 17
Message: Posted by: MagicMan1957 (Mar 19, 2008 06:01AM)
To all owners of these 2 E-Books, what effect so far has gotten you the best response?

I want to get one of these effects individually first, to try it out before I jump in and get the set.

BTW Bob, do you have a favorite? ( I know, these are your children and you love them all equally! ) :)
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Mar 19, 2008 06:24AM)
My favorites from IHCT are Disembodied Prince and Divided Queen.

My favorites from STILL HCT are Royal Interlude and Girls Gone Wild (not just because of the topless Queens... I actually came up with the "clean" version first and then added the risque stuff later).


Day 19
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Mar 19, 2008 09:40AM)
A few favorites are Twisted Sister, The Divided Queen, The Zig Zag Queen and The Spiked Queen. I haven't spent enough time with the new items yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Mar 19, 2008 11:47PM)
My favorites are the ones where a spectator walks off with a souvineer at the end (along with your contact information). Those would include:

Book 1
The Mismade Queen <<< a special favorite of mine!
The Kremated or X-Ray King
Kompressed King
Twisted Sister

Book 2
In Over His Head <<< You can give away the whole thing and they don't have a clue!
Jack B. Quick <<< a special favorite of mine!
A Connecticut Yankee <<< A great give-away at the end!
Message: Posted by: Bob Tucker (Mar 22, 2008 07:32PM)
The clever way that these effects are put together is a masterful addition to the magic fraternity. There is no way I can choose one as a favorite. Every one deserves to stand on its own merits. Great job Magic Bob and you deserve Book of the Year
Message: Posted by: MagicMan1957 (Mar 23, 2008 02:40AM)
Magicbob, Are you gonna put these out as hard copies too?
Message: Posted by: ChrisK (Mar 23, 2008 03:22AM)
Compiling as a book will be awesome. PDFs are great, but in this day and age, if the hardware malfunctions, could be gone in a winking.

I'd buy the hard copy as a keepsake anyway.

Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Mar 23, 2008 10:15PM)
Your proof of purchase is your e-mail address and your PayPal receipt or order. If your hard drive malfunctions, e-mail Magicbob or me for replacement pdf files. We'll look you up in our data records and the replacement files will be sent to your new (and hopefully improved) computer forthwith. You can also legally make a backup copy and save it to a CD for your own use, or make a print out and save that, again for your own use. Copyright law allows for back-up copies which are not to be sold, traded or distributed, but which are for your personal use only.
Message: Posted by: altrez (Mar 31, 2008 09:23PM)
How long does it take to receive the pdf? I placed my order over 1 hour ago?

Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Mar 31, 2008 10:12PM)
It can take up to 24 hours to get a response. Even on a regular day when Magicbob isn't on vacation. If it takes longer than 24 hours, that's when you would contact me at magicnook@yahoo.com and I would try to contact him and fill the order for him if necessary. Then he owes me one and has to write faster to make up for it.
Message: Posted by: altrez (Apr 1, 2008 06:48AM)
Hey I got it this morning. I can't hardly wait to order the whole set. Very good stuff here.

Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Apr 5, 2008 11:18PM)
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up. The $5 off pre-order sale is about to end. I just submitted the draft of the final effect ("Crystal Casket Card") to Spellbinder for editing. Note: the website still shows a different effect. This one will be replacing it. The website should be revised to reflect that change soon.

So if you act quickly, you'll be able to get the discount for "pre-ordering" and only have to wait a day or two extra for the final effect.
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Apr 6, 2008 09:38AM)
The "I STILL Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks is now complete. But the $5.00 off pre-order sale is being extended through tomorrow (Monday, April 7, 2008) while I compile the individual chapters into a single .pdf file and add the table of contents, etc.

If you order now to get the discount, I'll send all the effects right away as individual files and then send you the complete volume as a single .pdf within the next few days.
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Apr 13, 2008 10:21PM)
Although the pre-order special is over, "I Hate Card Tricks" and "I STILL Hate Card Tricks" are available as a two-volume set.

[b]The "I Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks[/b]

o The Divided Queen
o The Zig-Zag Queen
o The Mismade Queen
o The Spiked Queen/Assistant's Revenge
o The Disembodied Prince
o The Kremated King
o Harry & Bess
o Jack B. Nimble
o The Kompressed King
o Twisted Sister
o Bonus Effect: The X-ray King
o Added Bonus: Guide to printing your own custom gaff cards

[b] The "I STILL Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks[/b]

o The Origami Queen
o In Over His Head
o Crystal Card Casket
o The Geometric Queen
o Royal Interlude
o Jack B. Quick
o The Fifth Beatle
o A Connecticut Yankee
o TBA (Totally Blown Away)
o Girls Gone Wild!
o Bonus Effect: Totally Wild Jokers
o Added Bonus: Guide to printing your own custom gaff cards (same as volume one)

By purchasing both e-books together, you save $10. Another way to look at it is like this... when you buy volume one at regular price, you are essentailly getting a 25% discount on volume two.
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Jul 31, 2008 11:30AM)

Due to popular demand, my e-books are now also available as printed books!
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Aug 4, 2008 11:38AM)
I wanted to let everyone know that I'm in the process of enhancing the printable jpg files for these effects. I'm brightening the colors to make them more vivid and match regular cards better. I'm also sharpening the image quality, removing artifacts, etc.

I'll send the improved graphics to previous customers automatically as soon as they're completed. New customers will also get the new images of course.

Message: Posted by: Steven Keyl (Aug 26, 2008 02:49PM)

I just bought both Hate... and Still Hate... and wanted to know if the updated graphics would be included at this time or will they come later? Thanks!
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Aug 26, 2008 09:11PM)
The updated graphics were sent along with your e-books this evening. I hope you enjoy them.

NOTE: I'm continuing to expand the line of merchandise... these publications are available as e-books or print books. But if you are not a "do it yourself" kind of person, you can also order many of the effects individually (already made up and ready to use).

Message: Posted by: Boomer (Jan 24, 2017 02:05PM)
When is Vol. 3 going to be available?

Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Jan 24, 2017 08:01PM)
Interesting coincidence that you resurrected this thread to ask about Volume 3... after a long hiatus from writing, I've finally carved out enough time to get Volume 3 completed. I've finished developing the effects/routines and I'm in the process now of getting everything written up. Look for an announcement that it's available in about a month.

Message: Posted by: Boomer (Jan 24, 2017 08:16PM)
Sweeeet, guess I better pick up the first two now that I know I won't have to wait very long for Vol. 3.
(Or, wait until 3 comes out and order all 3 together and get a big fat discount)

Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Jan 24, 2017 08:40PM)
If you order the 2-volume combo and then pick up volume 3 when it comes out, I'll discount the price of Volume 3 for you (or anyone else) so your total comes out the same as buying the 3-volume combo.

I'm also working on getting the website files updated. There will be some title changes to the line-up currently shown on the website. I should have full descriptions of the Volume 3 effects posted online in about a week.
Message: Posted by: Boomer (Jan 25, 2017 11:27AM)
Thanks MagicBob, just placed my order.

Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Feb 20, 2017 09:48PM)
Quick update... the website has been updated to include descriptions of the effects. As with previous publications, the effects can be purchased individually or as a complete volume. 50% of the effects for Volume 3 are currently available for individual purchase. The remaining chapters are in the final stages of preparation and will be available soon.
Message: Posted by: Lempereur (Mar 20, 2017 05:27PM)

How much is your Mega Deal? You offer says coming soon.
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Mar 20, 2017 08:50PM)
[quote]On Mar 20, 2017, Lempereur wrote:

How much is your Mega Deal? You offer says coming soon. [/quote]

The webpage will get updated as soon as Volume 3 is published. The combo prices will be:

"Sleightly Sticky" combo ("Sleightly Wacky" + "Sticky Situations") = $39.99

"I Hate Card Tricks" 3-volume combo = $59.99

Six e-book "Mega-combo" (all three volumes of "I Hate Card Tricks" + "Sleightly Wacky" + "Sticky Situations" + "Kards for Kids") = $99.99

The "Sleightly Sticky" combo is available now.

If anyone is interested in pre-ordering one of the other combos, let me know.

I'll send everything except Volume 3 of "I Hate Card Tricks" immediately and will send the last e-book within the next few weeks as soon as it's ready to be published. The first five books will give you plenty of material to prepare during the short wait for the final e-book to be delivered.
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Apr 4, 2017 10:47PM)
Volume 3 of the "I Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks is now available!