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Topic: Card Tricks For The Fractured Mind -- Peter Duffie
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Aug 20, 2011 11:30AM)
Peter is back with a new collection of 12 new card effects in this PDF.

It's been a little while since he's released a collection of new material but the wait is worth it. These effects are very commercial and none of them are knuckle busting.

Hard to pick favorites but I'll single out a few:

K.F.C. is a very cool trick where a ribbon is attached to an indifferent card via a sticker. The ribbon is pulled and the selection rises out of the deck. Even more impressive is the fact that the ribbon is now attached to the selection!

Misdirection Monte is a really good, easy to do Monte effect which climaxes with the appearance of a signed selection.

Broadside is a very cool transpo with a card to pocket ending.

Biddle Wed and Dance Steps are really nice takes on the Royal Marriages plot.

Numberville will be a favorite with many. It's a really interesting take on the Card at Any Number plot. Easy to do and clever construction.

Royal Apex combines Apex Aces with Royal Marriages. Terrific trick.

Post Production is going to be another favorite for most people. Super commercial effect where a post-it note appears on the back of a selection. The card then changes into the second selection. Just a post-it note and a deck and you are good to good.

Searles' Aces is a total fooler. Especially for those who know the original. Definitely one to bust out at the magic club.

Okay, that was more than a few. Lots of awesome card magic in this ebook. Definitely check it out.

Should be available in a couple of days at http://www.peterduffie.com
Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Aug 20, 2011 11:43AM)
Sounds very good, maybe Peter could do some type of offer for this new ebook with other ebooks or single tricks.
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Aug 20, 2011 02:32PM)
Maybe, but whatever he charges for it, which I'm sure will be reasonable, the ebook will still be worth it. There are a couple of effects which could have been sold on their own.
Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Aug 20, 2011 06:53PM)
I'd agreed, but a good offer it will be very well receive in the current economy...
Message: Posted by: JoelDickinson (Aug 21, 2011 03:52AM)
Peters ebooks are always well priced and quality too.
I'll look forward to this.

Message: Posted by: pduffie (Aug 22, 2011 05:59PM)
Thank you for your positive comments, Cameron

Yes, this is my first ebook containing my own material since Plots & Ploys (2010) That book contained a mixture of card magic & mentalism. This new ebook is all card magic and no gaffs. I hope to release the ebook tomorrow.

To celebrate :) I will also have a "Summer Madness" Special Offer on my web site.

Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Aug 22, 2011 08:05PM)
Thank you Peter for the Summer madness
Message: Posted by: pduffie (Aug 23, 2011 02:07PM)
The Madness has begun ....
Message: Posted by: Andrew Loh (Aug 24, 2011 06:00AM)
Having been busy for the couple of days! I wish to go through all Peter's effects by this Friday. I haven't finished reading the whole eBook yet but I really enjoyed the first 4 effects especially the ribbon one. It's just nice to perform with this kind of routine. I must say the effects are terrific and I'm sure others would be excellent too. I hope I would be able to try all the effects and post up my review soon at my personal card magic blog.
Message: Posted by: JoelDickinson (Aug 24, 2011 12:11PM)
Wow, I have received my copy of Card Tricks For The Fractured Mind by Peter Duffie.
What a bargain. It is an excellent book. Full of photo's to guide you along the way.

This is full of workable material and that is what this is about. Every effect is a worker!
I have started performing Post Production and it fried minds.
What an excellent effect.

Safe Cracker is an excellent effect. Imagine cracking open a four of spades and the one card instantly transforms in to the four aces. I've seen many handlings for this style of effect but this is the BEST out there. Excellent.

I'm over the moon with this and I can't wait to get this material in to my walkabout.

Contains 12 awesome effects and the ebook is only $14.00, just over $1 per trick.
Get it.

Message: Posted by: pduffie (Aug 25, 2011 03:53AM)
Thank you, Joel

I am pleased that you have found the material to your liking!

Best Wishes

Message: Posted by: JoelDickinson (Aug 26, 2011 05:18AM)
I had a gig in my residency yesterday and I performed Misdirection Monte!
It is a great idea. I will be using this in the future for sure.

Looking forward to performing the rest of the material.

Solid effects.

Message: Posted by: pduffie (Aug 26, 2011 08:21AM)
Hi Joel;

Glad to hear Misdirection Monte 'did the trick for you' !

Message: Posted by: Andrew Loh (Aug 27, 2011 12:11AM)
Just would like to say that I REALLY ENJOYED the material in this collection that can be done with a regular deck!

Thank you Peter for coming up nice card routines in this collection.

I just posted my review at http://pasteboards.blogspot.com/


Andrew Loh
Message: Posted by: pduffie (Aug 27, 2011 08:34AM)
Thank you, Andrew, for the excellent review.

Best Wishes

Message: Posted by: John Carey (Aug 27, 2011 06:08PM)
Some great thinking in this collection by Peter. Nothing too tough on a technical level, which will allow you to perform all the items with confidence.

Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Aug 28, 2011 04:33PM)
I used the Summer madness (it is finishing today,few hours of opportunity) and I got Diamonds from Coal and for free Card Tricks for a fracture mind.
Will start reading tonight
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Aug 28, 2011 06:39PM)
Two excellent choices! :)
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Aug 29, 2011 03:02AM)
This book is great, I will deffo use the post - it note one, its brilliant!

Message: Posted by: j100taylor (Aug 29, 2011 09:25PM)
I just ordered this from Peter's site based on the above reviews. I received it soon afterwords with a kind note from Peter saying I had just missed a special offer (which I knew nothing about) and he allowed me to pick up another ebook for free. So I also got " 7 a Collection of Miracles". WOW - what an nice and unexpected surprise!

I like doing business with Mr Duffie! Thanks again.

John Taylor

PS I will post reviews after I read them.
Message: Posted by: JohnGelasi (Aug 29, 2011 10:16PM)
Really enjoying this eBook! So far I'm loving the Royal Marriages effects, which are a lot of fun and relatively easy to do. I especially enjoyed "Misdirection Monte". I found it to be a really nice, direct impromptu three card Monte. It's nice to be able to have a trick like that that can be done on the fly.

All of the material is super easy to learn, with lots of photos to go along with each effect. There's also a nice variety of difficulty in the effects, so your sure to find something that you'll want to go out and perform (I know I'll be doing "Safe Cracker" and "Misdirection Monte" for people soon).

Wonderful effects, Peter, 10/10 :)

John Gelasi
Message: Posted by: pduffie (Aug 31, 2011 08:29AM)
Thanks, Guys

Your comments are very much appreciated.

Message: Posted by: tomcards (Sep 14, 2011 09:28AM)
REVIEW: Card Tricks for the Fractured Mind


Tom Frame
Message: Posted by: jbadman (Sep 14, 2011 09:58AM)
Hey Peter - did you REALLY need to call your routine 'Misdirection Monte'? That's the name of my 'signature' routine and has been for nearly a decade:


It's also on our DVD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQlOWHY57-I

Message: Posted by: pduffie (Sep 14, 2011 03:44PM)
Thank you, Tom -- Your detailed review is much appreciated.

And Oops -- Sorry Jamie. I had completely forgotten your trick title (but not the trick).

Best Wishes

Message: Posted by: jbadman (Sep 14, 2011 05:18PM)
On 2011-09-14 16:44, pduffie wrote:
And Oops -- Sorry Jamie. I had completely forgotten your trick title (but not the trick).

Best Wishes


Ah it's no big deal really - gave me a chance for a quick plug, anyway ;-)


Message: Posted by: motown (Sep 14, 2011 07:52PM)
My stack of Peter Dufie books is growing and growing, will have to add this one.
Message: Posted by: pduffie (Sep 16, 2011 11:01AM)

Your Misdirection Monte deserves another plug because it's a really great routine.

Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Sep 16, 2011 10:17PM)
How long does it take to get the ebook?
Message: Posted by: pduffie (Sep 17, 2011 11:08AM)
You should have the ebook by now.

It can take a few hours longer at weekends as I am out and about, painting the town red :)
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Sep 17, 2011 12:10PM)
You might not know this but Peter is a party ANIMAL!
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Sep 17, 2011 02:21PM)
Got it, I did not know this lol, well the material here is fantastic! I'm reading it on the go right now. 2 1/2 hours till Bellingham.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Sep 17, 2011 02:34PM)
On 2011-09-17 13:10, Cameron Francis wrote:
You might not know this but Peter is a party ANIMAL!

I heard he can dance a mean rendition of the Macarena.
Message: Posted by: pduffie (Sep 18, 2011 05:20AM)