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Topic: Deceptive Confabulation
Message: Posted by: Christopher (Feb 14, 2020 03:36PM)
Over the years I've used many different confabulation routines. I had one of the first MIB, I've used Malloy's system, and currently have No Brainer. What is your favorite stage version that is also the most deceptive? So many give away the method in my opinion once the chest is lowered. I really like No Brainer, but I need something a little more flexible for my show. It does not have to be a one person routine, I have a production staff if needed. I feel the chest sometimes takes away from the surprise. The audience knows where you are going and it becomes a puzzle as to how you got there. Eery year, I am required to write a brand new 60 minutes by my producer and I've discovered I can cycle in some favorite routines wrapped with a new presentation. I've decided to take another look at a confabulation this year. What have you seen that is interesting? Thanks for any opinions.
Message: Posted by: FrankFindley (Feb 14, 2020 05:03PM)
Jeff Kaylor's Unbelievalope is a great alternative to chest based systems. The audience sees the prediction in the envelope before removal so it is more than a puzzle.
Message: Posted by: Christopher (Feb 14, 2020 05:15PM)
I do have that. Itís great for a small prediction. I use it regularly. However, I need something much much larger for my stage work. I usually end with a 12+ foot scroll or a big 20x30 paper. Thanks for the suggestion.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Feb 14, 2020 06:56PM)
Thatís the challenge, getting a larger reveal.

I love Codyís confabulation... super clever method but the end prediction is on a standard piece of paper.