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I just got my copy...so far this reads nice! another winner from the master mind of Paul V...thanks Paul...
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So wait do I just send money to the paypal? or Is there a product sight?
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I might have read this wrong but the effect sounds similar to Perfection by Oz. I just ordered that so just wanted to make sure before I bought anything.
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On 2007-12-16 20:40, paisa23 wrote:
I might have read this wrong but the effect sounds similar to Perfection by Oz. I just ordered that so just wanted to make sure before I bought anything.

They are two very different effects..
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On 2007-12-16 16:24, johncesta wrote:
It may be a wonderful effect in print. But I don't believe a 20 page card trick will go DIRECTLY into MY show. There are MANY effects that are just as mind boggeling yet much easier to accomplish and allow one to concentrate on presentation.

It's good, but it won't go into my act. My shelf maybe. My opinion.

John


In theory, the effect and method could be written in about 2-3 pages - especially since some of the concepts are classic - but the innovation is the combining of them... sort of like Tony's Popular Selection... this seems to me to be in the same class of miracle...

The darn thing is so simple in methodology that one can enjoy going well with the presentation angles....

This is great for close up, parlour or stage.... yes... a card trick for stage!

I'm going to try using Jumbo cards as well... I have a feeling it might actually prevent specs from accidently screwing up... and easier for a certain thing the performer needs to do during the multiple mixes Smile

The idea supplied/inspired by Luke J. I really like...

I'll rewrite/adapt the entire presentation for my style... but the nice thing Paul has done is illustrate ways to add in details and concepts for specs to think are important to the effect - which are not...

Also which is nice is that the concepts can be totally lifted into other presentations that do not even need to have a "sympathetic" effect... imagine a tarot card spread created by the random mixing of the sitter - that was predicted 500 years ago by a mad alchemist - which is proven by an ancient journal... and the cards also reveal the sitter's birthday!!!

Yep... fun fun fun!

I did the basic (sorry, it isn't basic but that is what I call the out-of-box doing of an effect before I start playing with it) for some people on Friday and it floored them... especially the kicker ending...

Thanks Paul!!!

Keep them coming!

(Get to some Bizarre releases too, if you do that - I have to keep adapting your stuff into the dark realms myself!)

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This sounds very good from what people are saying.....I shall be getting it soonish Smile
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Indeed..Sounds like something I would like to have...
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Yes this is good, and very thought-provoking.
I haven't tried this out yet, but one thing struck me- rather than removing the cards from the glasses beginning with the pair towards the spectators, wouldn't it make more sense to begin with the pair closest to you? This way each upcoming pair would not be visible while you are displaying the previous pair.
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I think it is to keep the cards in "sight" so all the moves are "transparent" (ouch!)... if you take cards from the back, someone might think you are plucking cards from the middle, or something etc... at least, that is what I think for why it is presented that way to remove that option from the specs's minds so they don't ruin the magic by coming up with a (wrong) explanation....
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Dr. Bill showed me this the other day after performing his mind-numbing sponge-ball routine for an innocent bystander, and it was fantastic!

I'll have to look into it.
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Yeah,that crossed my mind...just seems a little anti-climatic to "reveal" a match that they have likely already seen.
Maybe it's just me, I tend to overthink these things.
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I'm intrigued.

For those who know Tamariz's version, which do you prefer and why? Pm's welcome!

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I think after 3-4 matches the point is made Smile - that is why the climax really is the second phase with the revelation of the envelope etc... if it was only the matching, the magical dictum of being at least 3 or four steps ahead of the specs is lost! When you try it out, you'll see that the first phase is great but then lulls them into "ok - I see what is coming" and then you pull out the hammer Smile

Again - I've been playing around with Tarot Card spreads and it works well - I will combine with a diary effect and whammo bammo.

Suggestion: try it a few times and you'll see the specs heads explode (I am happy my cell phone # works for this effect!)
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I'm interested that no one else has mentioned the fact that the face down cards don't show up in sympathy in each set of cards, as they do in some other sympathetic card routines. Didn't anyone else find this disappointing? I like the method, I just find it illogical for some to be face down in one pile and not match the other pile. Or did I miss something?

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On 2007-12-18 00:55, entity wrote:
I'm interested that no one else has mentioned the fact that the face down cards don't show up in sympathy in each set of cards, as they do in some other sympathetic card routines. Didn't anyone else find this disappointing? I like the method, I just find it illogical for some to be face down in one pile and not match the other pile. Or did I miss something?

- entity


I think this is personal preference, because although I do admit it would be nice for face up and face down to match, but I think the fact they don't also makes it strong, as it isn't too perfect, and when you see one face up and one face down, the spectators are thinking...will it match?!?!

~As I said, everyone will see if differently, but I like it better for this reason
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I agree with Chris re: personal preference - it allows a little more mystery by seeing that both sets of cards have been mixed differently but the order ended up the same.... all I know is for the few I've tried it on - they seemed overall floored...

In some ways - from a "mentalism" point of view, I think Chris also has a point of it not being so "prefect matched" that allows it a bit more reality.

Besides, the concept within is cool. I tried the Tarot card effect I've been babbling about this AM and it freaked out my "sitter".... (the kicker being the sealed ancient envelope with the spread predicted and signed by some mad monk from the 14th Century)...

Messy can be good - Confusion not so. Messy is more closer to life than perfection IMHO.

I think I'll also adapt this to some spelling cards and maybe a gambling demonstration...
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My cell # did not originally work but I found away around it. For those of you who own the effect and your number does not work, PM me (with the first word on page 17) and I'll let you know the solution I came up with.

It does nothing to remotely describe the methodology, just a way to make a fit that works well for me, FWIW.

D.
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Oh yeah, got "Sympathy For The Devil" as my ring tone.
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Did this on Friday for a group of 16-24 year olds.... they really loved the cards matching.... but the best was the kicker... when the envelope a girl was holding began to vibrate and ring she screeched and leaped up... and the rest was my usual brand of theatre... it was talked about for a long time afterward....

Thanks again Paul, this is going to likely become a regular piece.
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It's a gem, Paul! And, thanks Don Theo III for all your advice, past and future.
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