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Topic: Card effects using dice
Message: Posted by: effkay (Sep 5, 2021 04:47AM)
Hi all,

Does anyone have any good effects that use dice? I like dice as a fun accessory that involves the audience. I already use them a bit to create a random card to cut to but itís not always coherent in the plot.

Any effects would be great!

Thanks
Message: Posted by: Magical Moments (Sep 8, 2021 05:48PM)
MIKO!!!

I love that effect and have for many decades.
Message: Posted by: ddyment (Sep 8, 2021 11:17PM)
Two of my pieces -- "Major Arcanum" and "Couplet" -- use dice. They can both be found in [i]Calculated Thoughts.[/i]
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Sep 9, 2021 04:58AM)
"Do you believe in chance?" - see my second Penguin Magic Lecture ("Live Act") ... ;) ... Jan
Message: Posted by: ltrblst (Oct 8, 2021 09:47AM)
Giobbi in Card College has a very simple routine, [b][i]"The Mind Mirror"[/i][/b], with a small stack, and the spectator can shuffle the pack!
Message: Posted by: Julie (Oct 8, 2021 11:42AM)
Try Aldo Colombini's DIE SPELL: "Using a die and four jumbo cards a spectator selects a card among those four. That card is the only one with the words PICK ME on its back (or the name of the spectator, Happy Birthday, your phone number, etc)."

Of course, you don't have to use jumbo cards, poker size is fine.

Julie
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 8, 2021 11:42PM)
In these kinds of effects use imaginary dice--it clears up a lot of potential problems from the start.
Message: Posted by: Julie (Oct 10, 2021 09:02PM)
[quote]On Oct 8, 2021, landmark wrote:
In these kinds of effects use imaginary dice--it clears up a lot of potential problems from the start. [/quote]

Another point of view is by implementing a physical die/dice you have added a red herring to the mix that may further confound onlookers as to any mathematical solution to your mystery.

Julie
Message: Posted by: Steve Burton (Oct 21, 2021 01:23PM)
Doug Conn offers three effects using dice and cards; Coincidice, Fourtunate and Random Specificity on his DVD and download [i] Pinky Swear [/i]. The download can be found at https://connjure.com.
Message: Posted by: mlippo (Oct 22, 2021 01:46AM)
If you don't have it already, I would recommend you Roberto Giobbi's book Sharing Secrets.

Not only you will find a trick with cards and dice (on page 91), but 52 chapters on magic theory (which is, obviously the real scope of purchasing that book).

Mark
Message: Posted by: Nikodemus (Oct 28, 2021 07:08PM)
[quote]On Sep 9, 2021, JanForster wrote:
"Do you believe in chance?" - see my second Penguin Magic Lecture ("Live Act") ... ;) ... Jan [/quote]

This is a brilliant effect. Uses a couple of really ingenious principles, which could be applied in other situations too.

You would need to buy some special dice - but it would be a good investment.
Message: Posted by: gregg webb (Nov 6, 2021 08:00AM)
Eddie Joseph had a nice one. Check him out.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Dec 20, 2021 02:43AM)
10-11-12 from Giobbi's Light series.
Message: Posted by: gregg webb (Jan 8, 2022 10:57AM)
Vernon's Menta Die, with an imaginary die is interesting.
Message: Posted by: gregg webb (Jan 8, 2022 07:13PM)
While practicing Vernon's Menta Die, I realized it wouldn't change anything to use a real die. Plus it adds an interesting prop.
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Jan 9, 2022 07:19AM)
No, it wouldn't ... :) ... But if you are interested in that theme, I really recommend Bob Farmer's PDF "Red Prediction" which you find at lybrary.com Jan
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jan 23, 2022 08:10AM)
Imaginary Dice - DaOrtiz
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jan 23, 2022 08:26AM)
Viva Las Vegas- Maven
Message: Posted by: Steve Burton (Jan 31, 2022 11:40PM)
The super inventive Nick Trost offers an entire chapter on cards and dice in Volume 4 of [i]Subtle Card Creations[/i].
Message: Posted by: magicthree (Feb 1, 2022 07:27AM)
Here's one I did on my you tube channel called "DICY" by the great Lewis Jones.


https://youtu.be/Tfguth0d7PA