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Some posts disappeared for a reason when this topic moved...Smile
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I was wondering about that too.


Posted: Feb 7, 2006 8:24am
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To all registered TD owners:
You may want to visit the private TD forum, you will see a little surprise there. Smile
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When I read the initial post on this thread'Aware's'review,I was thinking hey that sounds interesting.Then I proceeded to watch the two video demo clips at http://www.titanas.net ...Now my interest was really stimulated.So,considering the modest price of this e-book,I went ahead and ordered it.I AM GLAD I DID!

First,the e-book is well organized and easy to follow.There are several photographs that are clear and quite helpful in understanding the concepts and basic possibilities with this deck.I say basic possibilities because after reading this book,it doesn't take a Mensa member to realize that there is potential here for much personal creativity.
If you (like me) are not overly adept at handling cards then this deck concept is just what the doctor ordered.
The thinking here combined with some well known principles will get your juices flowing.You will immediately realize that creating seemingly real miracles for your spectators has has been made easier and more 'convincing'.
You will need a readilly available and inexpensive ingredient to make this concept work,and you may even have(like I did) a version in your magic drawer that will enable you to immediately begin playing with this concept,while you obtain what you need to perform with this deck publicly.
Titanis has started a forum dedicated to the Titanic Deck,and only for legitimate purchaser's of the e-book,and I think that the real potential of this deck will evolve quickly when the various creative minds begin sharing their ideas.

I think the most important thing 'to me personally' is that this Deck Concept fits right in with my recent decision to 'Lighten the load'(props).My ultimate goal is to be able to dynamically entertain with a bare minimum of 'normal' looking items.

If you appreciate concepts that have unlimited potential,and are not one dimensional(like so many items we have available to us),I highly reccommend you make the small investment in the Titanic Deck e-book.It could turn out to be huge for you.

Rich
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I have not had a lot of luck with this. I personally have had problems even though I have the deck set correctly. Everything has to be slow, and that does not fit in with the way I work with cards. I could not trust this deck to work 100 percent of the time.
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Hey, this deck is already "created" so many years ago!
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Pegasus,
As I already told you in the pm, (but I have to let everybody else know)
The effect doesn't work for you because you are doing something wrong
(since its working for everybody else)
Please allow me to help you in my forum and you will be fine with it.
I may have to make you a little video to help you with this issue.
Kindest regards,
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Pegasus:Sorry to hear you are still having trouble with the handling.Feel free to PM me.Maybe I can help you get things under control.By the way,I have no 'interest' in this other than being a satisfied purchaser of the Titanic Deck e-book and a member of the new TD Forum.

I enjoy being of help where I can,as I enjoy and appreciate being helped by other's..after all that is one of the great things about Forums.

My card handling is average at best so I must rely mostly on my presentational skills(which are good and alway's getting better Smile )

For those of you who are having trouble ANY given effect..If you like the end result..Don't give up.If everything was easy or self working..Everybody would be doing it.What a sad state of affairs that would be.I personally would probably go back to being a Tree Surgeon..even though I can't stand the sight of sap. Smile

The main reason why I like effects like the Tiitanic Deck,is that it is within my limited card handling capabilities,and it get's my creative thinking going so I can create handlings that are unique to me.

I will stop back and let you all know how it went when I add this to my Restaurant performance. Best.

Rich
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Just finished reading. Bravo Titanas, Bravo! My only problem is that I have to wait until morning to start playing with this. ugh! Great Job!!!
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On 2006-02-07 17:37, pegasus wrote:
I have not had a lot of luck with this. I personally have had problems even though I have the deck set correctly. Everything has to be slow, and that does not fit in with the way I work with cards. I could not trust this deck to work 100 percent of the time.



Well, I don't know what I have done different but the effect is working fine now so I apologise for being so hasty. Actually, now I have gotten this to work it really is an awesome effect. I have spent so much money on card effects and I probably use 5 percent of these, but let me tell you all this is now part of that 5 percent.

I have one small problem Titanus, which I have mentioned in the forum.
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Regarding the video - you might want to change the file extension to '.rm' then people will easily be able to play it automatically with the Real Player. I had to save the files and rename them to get them to play...

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Aerie24 wrote:
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Hey, this deck is already "created" so many years ago!


Aerie24, have you got more details about this already created deck ? What is its name and who is the creator ? And most important, where was this information published ? Otherwise I cannot accept your claim.

I do have the e-book, which is very well produced and quite clear. I haven't performed the effects yet because I haven't set up the deck yet, but I know I definitely will give it a try. I can shuffle the deck cleanly several times and still be able to find a thought of card in seemingly impossible conditions.

Furthermore, Titanas provide the deck owners with a forum, where new ideas and effects can be exchanged.

My only concern is the clean shuffle. Is this shuffle really important for a layman ? Similar effects can be produced with false shuffles and memorised decks. But for a magician, the clean shuffle will dismiss the mem-deck possibility.

I've spent more than $15 for things which directly went into a drawer and never came back out again. Here I am really glad I spent this money.

Sincerely, Matt
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I believe laymen get nuts when you allow them to shuffle the cards and they witness a "miracle". Because when they witness a miracle, then the "Next Day" danger exists, where they (well maybe not all of them, but many of them) start reconstructing it, discussing it with others and sometimes they realise that "hey, he didn't let me touch the cards - next time I see it I will ask him to let me examine them etc etc".
In any case, such a cleaniness is very important especially for a casual performer and a very good medicine to the "Next Day" danger...

And if you add the element of that special principle discussed in the booklet, then any "wise" magicians that are making their best to harm your image (when they witness it or when they hear of it) are having a difficult time and this, I believe, strengthens your image.

I am one of those that believe that nice effects and presentations lead to nice entrtaining and somewhat magical memories but details are that implant artfully into the mind of the spectators the memory and image of real magic...

That's why this booklet got my interest, something that happens so rarely to me...

aware
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Hi Matt:If you check out the TD Forum.I have entered information as to how you can practice while you are waiting for your special ingredient to arrive.Best.

Rich
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"Resist" the new TD routine is available (for free) to all the TD registered owners.
Details in TD forum.
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Well, well, well...
I got hold of the "Resist" routine and it is actually the first time where I receive a bonus item for a magic purchase!
So Titanas, thanks for taking care of your customers and although the "Resist" routine doesn't suit my style 100%, I very much believe that it would suit my style more than 100% if I was performing in a stage-like setting (and this to me may happen once in a while if I perform in a context of some form of gathering etc.
I must admit that the thinking behind the "Resist" routine is so advanced and the sequence of moves is so clean that stage performers will benefit very much from it since they usually have some mental magicians in their audience who frequently(but not always) try to "solve" the "puzzles" and "sell" some hints or the full solutions to their group of friends...

So the golden award goes to the "Picture This!" routine (I started playing with it and I feel so "uncomfortably" surprised with its impact!!!) but I believe that if I was a stage perfomer, then the golden award would go to the "Resist!" routine...

Again many thanks for this supplement routine (which after all helped me explore better the Titanic Deck and it's features)

Well done!
aware
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To be fair, I feel I am only scratching the surface of what the Titanic deck can do. I would love to hint at the concept behind it, but rightfully Titanas has said it would reveal too much.

However, this is not something for beginners (although not impossible for them to use). Basically I just want to tell everyone how it works 'cos I think its so cool. For those who like this kind of thing, you will really like this kind of thing Smile Helpful huh?

Maybe I can say this. Watch the routine in the demo. If you can't figure it out for 3 days, and you care about the idea of allowing a spectator to shuffle a deck, have a fair selection (truly fair), and you never see the back or front of their card (no marks used anywhere on any cards), yet you more or less instantly know their selection, consider buying it.
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Paid for mine three hours ago now, still not recieved it, is it ever gonna arive or is it everyone whom had to wait for ages.

Lol, not quite the Bob Cassidy wait tho is it.

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Jon.. it take a little while. It's not an automated order and it comes through with a password, so it probably takes a while to prepare. Be patient, you'll get it.
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Wondeful, cheers for your help Tom Smile

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I've had this out in the real world for a few days now and I think 'Wicked Sick' might be a good descriptor for it. So easy, So clean, I can't say enough good things about this! any of you that are hesitating at getting this, please continue to do so for the sake of us that have it already. I'm finding that it is particularly good if you really stretch credulity with a few other effects and get people to start questioning and guessing at methods, then step it up with the titanic deck principle which is already set to go. killer!

got anything else in your bag of tricks titanas? I'll be looking forward to it but you've set the standard pretty high for yourself Smile

Ryan
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