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dduane
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Hi, I'm new so don't laugh at this idea. In fact, I doubt it's unique. I've been trying card effects based on a theory that 80% of spectators will "think of" 1 of just a few cards - actually I have it down to 7 or so. If they don't think of one of the cards I want them to, I just do a different trick like the ambitious card. If they do, I'm "golden". The possibilities are endless. With some misdirection and/or funny or mysterious patter, the spectator is slayed by their card being in my shoe, or a tattoo, or in their pocket or outside the glass (window), etc. I remove these cards from the deck, and place them elsewhere. They become invisible and reappear, etc. It's a lot of fun. I also try suggestive body language to help with this chance "force". Has anyone experimented with this idea?
Jaz
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Occasionally I'll do something similar with any two cards.
When I remove a deck from the box I'll peek the two bottom cards and remember them.
As I remove the deck I leave the two peeked cards in the box.
Later I'll ask what card they want to use for the next trick.
If I hit then fine, if not I'll move on or do a card to box effect.
dduane
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Thanks, Jaz,
Sounds good. I find the more I build up the effect - the more amazing it seems to the spectator. This of course is true for most effects.
Aubrey de Wet
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Check out 'Pure Effect' by Derren Brown for some info regarding his thoughts on mental card forces. May be some help to you.
dduane
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Thanks, Aubrey!
I checked it out, and it sounds like something I could get a lot out of. I'm ordering a copy.
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