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Topic: Shuffling a Marked Deck
Message: Posted by: mbwambwa (Dec 1, 2010 08:02PM)
I'm working with a deck marked with the Farmarx system. Should I just stay away from riffle shuffles entirely to avoid the possibility of someone seeing some 'movement'?
Message: Posted by: edh (Dec 2, 2010 03:42PM)
Shuffling cards should be a non-event. Talk to your audience as you shuffle. Act casual, after all you're just shuffling the cards.
Message: Posted by: mrehula (Dec 3, 2010 11:37AM)
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On 2010-12-02 16:42, edh wrote:
Shuffling cards should be a non-event. Talk to your audience as you shuffle. Act casual, after all you're just shuffling the cards.
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Exactly. Use whatever shuffle you have time for. If you don't have time for a shuffle as you talk, give the deck a casual cut. Just never draw attention to it as you do it, nor when you review events (such as, 'If you'll remember, I shuffled the cards'). You must know how to (false) shuffle and cut well enough to never look at your hands as you do them: that's critical to achieving 'casual'.