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Topic: Your most satisfying purchase?
Message: Posted by: Johnny250 (Dec 27, 2018 03:21PM)
I looked at my magic cabinet and saw that there was a lot of magic tricks, books and dvds that cost me a lot of money but I never used them much, which made me think about things that I spent a lot of money on, but I was more satisfied then I expected. so I would be glad to know what was your things that you bought and was more satisfied then you imagined.
my top 5 are:
1. train tracking by atlas brookings-pure gold. cost me a lot and worth every penny.
2.divine by colin mcloued- great ideas
3. digital force bag by nick einhorn-such easy and strong
4.md cube by craig
5. I hope that my new t-watch..
Message: Posted by: Mr. Woolery (Dec 27, 2018 04:48PM)
Lecture notes from Ian Rowland. In particular, the items Mind Wave, Rowland P**k, and Home Astral Projection.

Pentalogy by R Shane. A treasure trove of ideas and inspiration. Not much mentalism, but loads of ideas.

Switchcraft by Bressler. I wish I had a practical way to bind it with an index, but this is a vital reference on more than just the bits of paper.

Palm reading materials from Voodini and Julian Moore. Versatile and both show how to put a rather complicated system into a straightforward presentation.

It is interesting to me that as I think about what I actually use most, the only video is Paul Voodini’s palmistry one. Most of what I use is written material. Books or ebooks. I own and enjoy a great deal more, but right now these are my best values.

Patrick
Message: Posted by: DrewBstoss (Dec 27, 2018 05:21PM)
I absolutely gravitate towards information over props (if I can’t make it myself I’m typically not that interested barring a few exceptions). So here’s my list of all time favorite books and DVDs:

1 - Maximum Entertainment by Ken Weber
2 - Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz
3 - Pure Effect and Absolute Magic by Derren Brown
4 - Jermay’s Mind and Premise & Premonition by Luke Jermay
5 - The Theater of the Mind Trilogy by Barrie Richardson
6 - Mentalism Incorporated 1 & 2 by Chuck Hickok
7 - A Piece of My Mind by Michael Murray
8 - Minimalistic, Metaphysical, Mentalism by Scott Creasey
9 - Scripting Magic 1 & 2 by Pete McCabe
10 - Bairn by Ken Dyne
11 - The Books of Wonder by Tommy Wonder
12 - The Mind and Magic of David Berglas by Britland & Hahne

These are all projects that I revisit REGULARLY. This was all money EXTREMELY well spent (and they’ve all paid for themselves MANY TIMES OVER in the inspiration they’ve contributed to my paid performances).

Best,

Drew
Message: Posted by: DrewBstoss (Dec 27, 2018 06:00PM)
I’m ashamed to have neglected two more resources in my post above!

- The Alakazam Academy Course and both Penguin Lectures by Marc Paul
- Unreal by Bruce Bernstein

Now the list is complete :)

Best,

Drew
Message: Posted by: Oscar999 (Dec 28, 2018 08:11AM)
Like many, I have a huge catalog of books and videos ... and as I think about the material I actually perform, it comes down to these ...

Actually, I started to list them out but the list was getting too long. So I guess I'm getting value out of the material I possess. That's a good thing.

Good topic though, I love it when I find something in a book, tape, DVD, video download, or whatever, that I can actually walk away with and perform. I have the Tarbell set, and at first wasn't that impressed because so much of it is the basis for newer magic, and if you're familiar with the newer more contemporary presentations, then just having the genesis may be nice, but doesn't necessarily advance your repertoire.

But then I found a neat little rope thing involving a scarf that I'd never seen before - and instantly made it my own with an original presentation and added an extra prop. That gave those volumes value in my eyes, an original effect NO ONE was performing. I've since coaxed a couple more out of that set. So worth the money.

However, if pressed, my top 5 (supplying actual performance material) would have to be:

---Tarbell
---Mentalism Incorporated
---Unreal
---Compleat Magick
---& Anything by Marc Paul, Richard Osterlind, Eugene Burger and Max Maven

Oscar
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (Dec 28, 2018 02:45PM)
The single most satisfying mentalism related purchase I've ever made was Banacheck's 4 DVD set. Outstanding in every respect. Includes routines for casual performances, close-up, parlor, stage. This was the first set of DVDs on the subject I bought, and (for me) the best.

Second is Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler.

A third is Millard Longman's AN multi-media CD.
Message: Posted by: Chris K (Dec 28, 2018 05:48PM)
The James Files (Allan Slaight)
Switchcraft (Elliott Bresler)
Wonder Words (Kenton Knepper)
Marc Paul Alakazam Academy Course (Eminem)
Solution (Atlas Brookings): I understand this is the odd one out but it is/was oh so satisfying for me personally.

Honors:
Mindsights (Doug Dyment)
Dear Mr Fantasy (John Bannon)
Peek Performances (Richard Busch)
Psychological Subtleties (original release; Banachek)
Message: Posted by: Dr Ross (Dec 29, 2018 06:50AM)
'Easy to Master Mental Miracles' (Richard Osterlind)
'Devil's Picturebook' (Derren Brown)
'Opening Minds' (Colin McLeod)
'Mentalism Masterclass 1-13' and Penguin Lecture 1&2 (Peter Turner)
'Rapture' (Fraser Parker & Ross Tayler)
Marc Paul's Penguin Lecture and Live Act
'Isolation' (Michael Murray)

- Ross
Message: Posted by: Johnny250 (Dec 29, 2018 12:13PM)
You all named such great books and dvds. I have to add to my list Maximum Entertainment by Ken Weber. it is not about tricks but really change the way I think
Message: Posted by: pourang65 (Dec 29, 2018 12:25PM)
Without any hesitation

1 - MARC PAUL's Alakazam lecture, more than 8 hours of routines and experience, Pur Gold !!!!!!

And then I have to mention

2- The "Die" from Master Miracles Website, a great and reliable product

3 - And I have to say All the products that I bought from Christopher Taylor! Great products and a great service
Message: Posted by: SilasJude (Dec 29, 2018 12:57PM)
I don't post very frequently, but I noticed my favorites were not on here.

The Black Project - Looch
Mastermind Vol 1&2 - John Riggs
Mental Magick of Basil Horowitz Vol 4
Guerrilla Q&A - Jerome Finley
Q&A Masterclass - Bob Cassidy
Message: Posted by: John C (Dec 29, 2018 02:02PM)
Coin casket - airshipmagic
Message: Posted by: Al Desmond (Dec 29, 2018 02:38PM)
Mind Buster pocket, with two dedicated receivers (one large, one micro).

Best mentalism purchase in 50 years, hands down.
Message: Posted by: Woodfield (Dec 29, 2018 08:32PM)
Minimalistic Metaphysical Mentalism by Scott Creasey
Thought Theatre by Lewis LeVal
Message: Posted by: The_MetalMaster (Dec 29, 2018 10:22PM)
Can’t believe I’m the first person mentioning it.....Mind Mysteries
Message: Posted by: o. (Dec 30, 2018 06:08AM)
Marc Paul‘s Academy and Live Act and Jan Forster‘s latest Live Act are all extremely good lectures with great material.
Message: Posted by: Shadow Art (Dec 30, 2018 08:16AM)
Switchcraft
Message: Posted by: bowers (Dec 30, 2018 08:45AM)
Coin Casket as well.
Message: Posted by: aligator (Dec 30, 2018 09:59AM)
Marc Paul's Penguin lecture.
Message: Posted by: John C (Dec 30, 2018 10:53AM)
Before the end of the year at this rate we will have named all magic and mentalism dvds books and tricks.

Please continue....
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Dec 30, 2018 08:55PM)
Everything by Dr.Bob.
Message: Posted by: ElliottB (Jan 1, 2019 12:49PM)
[quote]On Dec 30, 2018, Shadow Art wrote:
Switchcraft [/quote]

Thank you so much, Shadow Art, Lemniscate, Stunninger, and Mr. Woolery!!

Anyone not satisfied yet? Have no fear. I hope to change your mind with future supplements. I will win you over! :)
Message: Posted by: Sudo Nimh (Jan 1, 2019 01:00PM)
Hands down, it's the best deal going in Mentalism Elliott. This is a "no-brainer" purchase.
Message: Posted by: B.W. McCarron (Jan 5, 2019 09:52AM)
1. Key-R-Rect (Merriss)
2. Dr. Q Slates (Nelson or Owen; I have both)
Message: Posted by: romil.k (Jan 13, 2019 10:52PM)
Psychological subtleties
Message: Posted by: Mr Matthews (Jan 18, 2019 06:03AM)
Train Tracking by Atlas Brookings
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (Jan 18, 2019 12:31PM)
Also Palmistry in your own words by Julian Moore. I have both the original version and the new ipad version and they are absolutely fantastic!

Recently started using the tick sheet and it really brings everything together in a way that is simple and intuitive to use.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/palmistry-palm-readings-in-your-own-words-ipad-edition/id1433806361?mt=11
Message: Posted by: Chris K (Jan 18, 2019 12:48PM)
[quote]On Dec 30, 2018, John C wrote:
Before the end of the year at this rate we will have named all magic and mentalism dvds books and tricks.

Please continue.... [/quote]

While I believe you made this comment in jest, it misses the mark. And not just mathematically speaking either.

The ideal objective goal for a thread like this is to observe which items come up more regularly than others. Again, I think you know that and were being "magician funny" but comments like that also offer a rationale for people to skip chiming in. But hey, knock yourself out, voter suppression is real.

Thanks to everyone for contributing to this thread. I personally look forward to see what items receive a high number of mentions that I might not have been familiar with before.
Message: Posted by: clairvoyant (Jan 18, 2019 12:55PM)
Invisible Readings by Enrique Enriquez and Mind Reading by Kenton Knepper
Message: Posted by: Pauldelafontaine (Jan 18, 2019 07:43PM)
Opening Minds was good.. Love the 2 way mind reading effect.
Message: Posted by: Johnny250 (Jan 25, 2019 07:13AM)
I also include the t watch. because this is my everyday watch now, it became somthing I perform alot.
Message: Posted by: Bendeck (Jan 27, 2019 12:07PM)
Bruce Bernstein - Unreal.

Still getting effects out of it after years of owning it.

To be more precise, my current opener came to be what it is after modifying one of his effects.
Recently, another effect I read inspired a new closer to my act which is currently under work.

Additionally, it is well organised and written in an easy to read and understand format.
Message: Posted by: Lior (Jan 29, 2019 03:03AM)
A good sticky duct tape tape from Office Depot
Sleeping masks from business class (get them for free in 1A)
Real Die from Promystic.
SvenPads from Brett Barry.
The Seinfeld scripts vol 1 and 2.
Cobra mentalism chair 2.0
Loops from Yigal Mesika.
A small USB stick for Talk To The Screen?
3.5 of clubs from a magic shop.
Glue dots for the Selfi Card Trick
Lior
Message: Posted by: Matt Pulsar (Jan 29, 2019 06:38AM)
I'm torn between my blue and dark grey silk bespoke suits.
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Jan 31, 2019 04:53AM)
4 packs of index cards at Target...

(for some quality "peeks / tears / switches" time in front of the fireplace and the big-screen)

Bryn
Message: Posted by: John C (Jan 31, 2019 08:01AM)
[quote]On Jan 18, 2019, Lemniscate wrote:
[quote]On Dec 30, 2018, John C wrote:
Before the end of the year at this rate we will have named all magic and mentalism dvds books and tricks.

Please continue.... [/quote]

While I believe you made this comment in jest, it misses the mark. And not just mathematically speaking either.

The ideal objective goal for a thread like this is to observe which items come up more regularly than others. Again, I think you know that and were being "magician funny" but comments like that also offer a rationale for people to skip chiming in. But hey, knock yourself out, voter suppression is real.

Thanks to everyone for contributing to this thread. I personally look forward to see what items receive a high number of mentions that I might not have been familiar with before. [/quote]

In sarcastic jest. I like reading it as well.

Voter suppression? I hold no sway over others choices and decisions. People choose their own rational I do not choose it for them.

Continue...
Message: Posted by: John C (Jan 31, 2019 08:04AM)
[quote]On Jan 29, 2019, Lior wrote:
A good sticky duct tape tape from Office Depot
Sleeping masks from business class (get them for free in 1A)
Real Die from Promystic.
SvenPads from Brett Barry.
The Seinfeld scripts vol 1 and 2.
Cobra mentalism chair 2.0
Loops from Yigal Mesika.
A small USB stick for Talk To The Screen?
3.5 of clubs from a magic shop.
Glue dots for the Selfi Card Trick
Lior [/quote]

I love my laminated 3.5 of clubs. (Laminate to eliminate any suspicion of slight of hand.)
Message: Posted by: Lior (Jan 31, 2019 03:51PM)
[quote]On Jan 31, 2019, John C wrote:
[quote]On Jan 29, 2019, Lior wrote:
A good sticky duct tape tape from Office Depot
Sleeping masks from business class (get them for free in 1A)
Real Die from Promystic.
SvenPads from Brett Barry.
The Seinfeld scripts vol 1 and 2.
Cobra mentalism chair 2.0
Loops from Yigal Mesika.
A small USB stick for Talk To The Screen?
3.5 of clubs from a magic shop.
Glue dots for the Selfi Card Trick
Lior [/quote]

I love my laminated 3.5 of clubs. (Laminate to eliminate any suspicion of slight of hand.) [/quote]
We have the same taste and the same kind of Humor my friend
I hoped that you liked the Selfie Card Trick

Lior
Message: Posted by: Mind Guerrilla (Feb 2, 2019 12:39PM)
MAGICK edited by Bascom Jones
Message: Posted by: Ba Ba Booey (Mar 16, 2019 07:20PM)
Everything from Jack Kent Tillar.
$15 to buy stuff at Staples or Office Depot.
Message: Posted by: magicianbrady (Mar 17, 2019 02:03PM)
Stigmata by Wayne Houchin
100th Monkey by Chris Philpott
Social Prediction by Debjit Magic
Digital Force Bag
Message: Posted by: Doc Willie (Mar 17, 2019 06:06PM)
Trick: Sympathetic 10s. Got it used with all props including a lacquered box.

Book: Designing Miracles, Darwin Ortiz

Educational Experience: Master Class with Jeff McBride and Co. at the Magic and Mystery School

Entertainment Experience: The Magic Castle
Message: Posted by: Reuben Dunn (Mar 22, 2019 02:42PM)
Six different identically sized paperback books, which I then made into two different book tests. There is something satisfying in making your own effect; plus it's a lot cheaper at $0.75 per book.
Message: Posted by: prankmonster (Mar 25, 2019 01:39AM)
The Nematode by John Riggs. It changed everything for me at the time.

I'm not sure if John does the Nematode anymore!
Message: Posted by: loserdlj (May 27, 2019 04:04AM)
Designing Miracles, Darwin Ortiz
Message: Posted by: reese (May 27, 2019 11:53PM)
[quote]On Jan 31, 2019, mindhunter wrote:
4 packs of index cards at Target...

(for some quality "peeks / tears / switches" time in front of the fireplace and the big-screen)

Bryn [/quote] l am completely with you. Blank index cards of the right stiffness. Fireplace & screen for practice like you say. Living breathing Human Beings for the real work. ( you & I have something in common if I remember correct about you. We were both published by Al Mann)
Message: Posted by: j100taylor (May 28, 2019 12:35AM)
Architect of the mind
Message: Posted by: reese (May 28, 2019 01:05AM)
[quote]On May 28, 2019, j100taylor wrote:
Architect of the mind [/quote] I love books. I looked at what you rec'd and bought it. Rare impulse for me these nights.
Message: Posted by: IAIN (May 28, 2019 06:27AM)
Knowledge and contacts...
photoshop, lulu.com, gutenburg press, leather-worker, printshop...

currently, its two bespoke p**k cases and a sw*tching device made to my specifications, colour, quality, style etc...
Message: Posted by: sgiandubh (May 30, 2019 03:14PM)
P**k Wallet, blank business cards.
Message: Posted by: bowers (Jun 1, 2019 09:11PM)
The knowledge and principles I have learned from books
that I can use the rest of my life.
Message: Posted by: funsway (Jun 3, 2019 02:10AM)
A bus ticket to my first magic convention in 1969 where I met Willard the Wizard, Arnold Furst, Burt Easley and many others.
Message: Posted by: Jed Maxwell (Jun 5, 2019 08:12AM)
Hugo Shelley's Sixth Sense 3 with a magnetic coin, an expanded shell and a hooked coin to create a reverse of Docc Hilford's Confidence Man first act. Gets great rapport. It goes from a "Ooh, look what *I* did." to a "Ooh, look what *WE* did.".
Menny Lindenfeld's OX Bender with Luke Jermay's Faith Healer to create a souvenir with meaning.
Olivier Boes's 10S Star Sign Divination. You can use it for more than star sign divinations and it is worth much more than its small price.
A thumb tip plus a Sharpie nib ala Joshua Quinn's ParaLies for NW routines.
A pocket notepad, repositional tape, black carbon paper and The Informer for IP/billet routines.
Message: Posted by: Dr Ross (Jun 5, 2019 07:55PM)
I've recently purchased a place at the forthcoming MIND6 conference.

I already know that it's a most satisfying purchase!! :)

- Ross
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Jun 6, 2019 11:13AM)
I have to say that I've made great purchases over the years.

There are a lot of great books. The three that have had the biggest impact on what I do:

1) The Principals of Mentalism by Osterlind. I've read it through many times now. This wee book is the finest book on the performance of mentalism. Period.
2) The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy Volume 2. It's a university course in the WORK of being a mentalist. It has an unfortunate title. There's nothing wrong with Volume 1. But 2 is where the goldmines are.
3) Maximum Entertainment by Ken W. Read it with a humble teachable heart and it will revolutionize every aspect of your performance.

There's only one DVD set that ranks above all others and that's Corinda's 13 Steps to Mentalism by Osterlind. It's the one that showed real mentalism to me for the first time and persuaded me to jump off of the magic battleship and into the mentalism dingy many years ago.

Three props/routines have consistently delighted me and are used in every show.

1) The Par*Pad.
2) RNW by Strivings
3) Target Number by Ted K.

Honorable mentions go to MD by ProMys*ic, the MindBus*er by Labco and Sixth Sens* by Shelly.

David
Message: Posted by: shakuni (Jun 10, 2019 03:43AM)
What is RNW by Strivings?
Message: Posted by: Prahlad (Jul 1, 2019 03:27AM)
Lessons in card mastery, scams and fantasies, cardshark, designing miracles, strong magic, the classic magic of Michael Vincent, in order to amaze, confident Deceptions, game changer, expert card technique, mnemonica.
Message: Posted by: Joshua Quinn (Jul 2, 2019 02:35PM)
If I had to pick three:

• Psychological Subtleties
• The earl Cassidy stuff
• Derren Brown's published works
Message: Posted by: Josepher (Jul 8, 2019 10:42AM)
[quote]On Dec 29, 2018, pourang65 wrote:
Without any hesitation

1 - MARC PAUL's Alakazam lecture, more than 8 hours of routines and experience, Pur Gold !!!!!!

And then I have to mention

2- The "Die" from Master Miracles Website, a great and reliable product

3 - And I have to say All the products that I bought from Christopher Taylor! Great products and a great service [/quote]



Strongly agree with #1 and #3. ( I have no experience with #2. )

Marc Paul's lecture has the best billet technique tutorial I know of.
Message: Posted by: Mobius (Jul 8, 2019 11:30AM)
Lots of good stuff mentioned in this post.
Just want to add Paralies by Joshua Quinn - great thinking! It's a great read and the book that completely changed how I viewed mentalism.

p.s Have just seen that Joshua posted a reply above but can assure you that is not what triggered my choice.
Message: Posted by: John C (Jul 8, 2019 03:23PM)
Apogee wallet. Christopher Taylor.
Message: Posted by: John C (Jul 8, 2019 03:25PM)
[quote]On Jan 31, 2019, Lior wrote:
[quote]On Jan 31, 2019, John C wrote:
[quote]On Jan 29, 2019, Lior wrote:
A good sticky duct tape tape from Office Depot
Sleeping masks from business class (get them for free in 1A)
Real Die from Promystic.
SvenPads from Brett Barry.
The Seinfeld scripts vol 1 and 2.
Cobra mentalism chair 2.0
Loops from Yigal Mesika.
A small USB stick for Talk To The Screen?
3.5 of clubs from a magic shop.
Glue dots for the Selfi Card Trick
Lior [/quote]

I love my laminated 3.5 of clubs. (Laminate to eliminate any suspicion of slight of hand.) [/quote]
We have the same taste and the same kind of Humor my friend
I hoped that you liked the Selfie Card Trick

Lior [/quote]

Loved the selfie card trick.
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Jul 18, 2019 01:21AM)
In no particular order, these all mentalism / mental magic related props serve real well for me:

1. Real Die Recharge (Promystic)
2. NoBrainer - Bill Abbott
3. Turner Watch (Nobody Knows)
4. Flux (Promystic)
5. The Code - Andy Nyman
Message: Posted by: SiCaff (Jul 23, 2019 05:24PM)
For me it would be the Alakazam Academy with Marc Paul, DMC's and digital force bag. And Minds4 in 2017. A fantastic weekend and hopefully I'll get to minds7
Message: Posted by: pancho247 (Jul 24, 2019 06:28AM)
Mine are:
Maximum entertainment
Mentalisimo
Psypher
DFB
Colin Mcloeds opening minds DVD
Message: Posted by: Sean Mann (Jul 24, 2019 06:59AM)
It's got to be the Stealth Assassin Mayfair wallet for me, as well as the 2 DVD's and the Assassin Q&A that it comes with.
Message: Posted by: hcs (Jul 24, 2019 09:09AM)
The products of Arthur (I have no relationship with him.) Honour to whom honour is due.
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=696876&forum=218

The underlooked peek!
http://mindofmagic.co.uk/products/underlooked/
Simply great and unknown!

Which Hand? Overlooked.
http://mindofmagic.co.uk/products/overlooked/
You don't have to buy more expensive books. Overlooked is enough!
Message: Posted by: Arthur T (Jul 24, 2019 04:34PM)
Wow that's my stuff! Thanks so much!
Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Jul 24, 2019 05:20PM)
[quote]On Jul 24, 2019, hcs wrote:
The products of Arthur (I have no relationship with him.) Honour to whom honour is due.
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=696876&forum=218

The underlooked peek!
http://mindofmagic.co.uk/products/underlooked/
Simply great and unknown!

Which Hand? Overlooked.
http://mindofmagic.co.uk/products/overlooked/
You don't have to buy more expensive books. Overlooked is enough! [/quote]

I agree... especially in informal and impromptu situations.


For planned sit down performances Sudo Nimh’s Hoshi’s Star
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=695103&start=0
Also Sudo’s Pendultimate

and Atlas Brookings The Crusade
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=514710&forum=218
Message: Posted by: Bartelli (Aug 2, 2019 04:42AM)
Scott Creasey's Minimalistic Metaphysical Mentalism 1 + 2
Scott Creasey's The Retrospect Prophecy
Real Die
Secret Tannery's Peek Note Wallet (has almost completely replaced my Stealth Assassin)
Message: Posted by: mindhunter (Aug 2, 2019 07:56AM)
Some index cards....

Bryn :kewl:
Message: Posted by: Max Hazy (Aug 3, 2019 07:22PM)
Tough choice... but if I had to choose, Doug Dyment's books would be my most satisfying purchase.

Other names that belongs in my "elite" stuff:

Banachek
Marc Paul
Jan Forster
Atlas Brookings
Phedon Bilek
Derren Brown
Richard Webster
Luke Jermay
Bob Cassidy
Message: Posted by: bluejay17! (Aug 8, 2019 10:30AM)
The Hypnotist and the Magician, amazon, free kindle unlimited trial.
Message: Posted by: jerdunn (Aug 13, 2019 04:13PM)
For all-purpose use, a Stealth Assassin Wallet. You get the best configuration of any mentalist wallet, with all necessary features: 2 peeks, invisible load, index.

I prefer the brown (Mayfair) version, which seems sturdier than the black one (and costs less, too).
Message: Posted by: Race Blakhart (Aug 15, 2019 07:45AM)
Switchcraft is by far the best purchase I've made since finding my passion for mentalism.

But just a few other purchases off the top of my head that stand out as great in my eyes(in no particular order)...
Parapad.
Christopher Taylor's Penny Dreadful Detective.
Jan Forster's Penguin Live lecture.
Max Maven's Nothing.

Oh yeah, I can't forget The Ostin Clip. I LOVE that little thing, and it gets a lot of use.
Message: Posted by: ATXTimeLord (Sep 6, 2019 01:31AM)
My top 5 satisfying purchase, in no particular order:

1) The download versions of the New York Coin Magic Seminar series
2) Airship Magic's Coin Casket (I EDC two of them, not sure why I carry two of them .. waiting for the quarter version to ship)
3) My collection of Penguin Live lectures
4) Tequila Hustler (used it during a job interview... didn't get the job, but the person interviewing me loved the routine .. was during a phone interview)
5) Toss up between the chop cups I bought from Michael K, Donnie @ Rings N Things 2 or my Leo Smetser Mini Harmonica Cup

Any of my coin gaffs that I've bought from Roy, Todd or Jamie.. As well as a set of Walking Liberties I purchased from Jeff Copeland..

Im a hobbyist with aspirations of performing some day (I'm 50 .. been studying magic for 40 years) .. I love books and downloads so my video library is ever-growing..

mG
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (Sep 6, 2019 07:21AM)
While everything in my séance show has a special place where my heart used to be, I would have to say that my prize jewel is the L*NA set up books along with the Key Box. For me, this was the one "book test" that positively 'sang' to me. So much so, that I went ahead and sold my copy of MOABT since I knew I would never perform it again.
Message: Posted by: dalo (Sep 15, 2019 06:45AM)
All books by David Hoy

He could realy read minds and

The Hoy book test is outstanding in my opinion.

And Anemann of course,

Also like the ideas of Tony Shiels and John Riggs