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Peter Marucci
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Out of this World is a classic card trick plot, popularized by the late Paul Fox.
The magician puts a black and a red card face up on the table and the rest of the cards are dealt in one of two piles beside the black and red card; the spectator decides which cards go where -- black pile or red pile.
When the deck is exhausted, the cards are turned over and all the red cards are in the red pile and all the black cards are in the black pile.
There are many variations of the trick, some sleight of hand, a few mechanical.
It's considered one of the great tricks of card magic -- although I don't much care for it (but that's just me!).
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It's one of the first card tricks I learned (off of Ammars "exciting world of magic video"). It's very easy to do and will totally amaze your audience. A great trick for a beginner to learn.
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The only bad thing about this trick is the dealing of cards, which may not appeal to some magicians, and spectators.
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On 2003-03-09 07:45, Peter Marucci wrote:
Out of this World is a classic card trick plot, popularized by the late Paul Fox.
Peter, is my memory failing, or was Paul Curry actually the creator of this effect? I know you said popularized by Paul Fox ...

By the way, since this is a thread for new magicians, let me encourage newcomers (and old timers, if they need encouragement) to check out Paul Curry's effects. Many of them require nearly no sleight of hand, but allow you to develop presentational skills. And, they will knock the socks off your spectators.

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Get Ian Rowland's "Sense Of Touch"; learn some variations of "Out Of This World". Find which one suits you and you have a nice little routine. It's that simple.

If you learn "Sense Of Touch" then I personally find that it greatly heightens the "Out Of This World" routine and makes it seem all the more impossible. Plus, the "Sense Of Touch" booklet contains lots of other ideas that are very clever indeed. A nice principle.

Do ya reckon Ian will give me a commission for sales from this thread? Joking, of course.
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Because of going thru the whole deck can get
a bit much l get spec. to halve the deck & just use choosen half.
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There is a variation of this effect called "Out Of This Universe". I don´t remember the maker of the game, but it is so easy too, and a very good trick for beginners to do to laymen.

But "Out Of This World", is a trick I continue doing because it is one of the most easy and simple tricks I´ve ever seen with one of the most powerful effects.

All the best magic,

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Peter Marucci
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John writes: "Peter, is my memory failing, or was Paul Curry actually the creator of this effect?"

No, John, your memory is fine; apparently it's mine that is failing! <G>
It was, of course, Paul Curry's trick!
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Paul Harris has a nice version in his AoA books - called 'Galaxy'
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Other variation "It's A Small World" by Aldo Colombini & "Out of this Borough" by David Regal are also great, and easy to do.

"Out of this Universe" is maybe, Harry Lorayne's one.

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"Out of this Universe" is from Close Up Card Magic by Lorayne. Lorayne's "Impromptu Out of this World" is in his book, My Favorite Card Tricks. "Impromptu Out Of This World" is worth your consideration because it avoids the setup required in the original Curry version. The booklet is not expensive and includes 15 effects.
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For another quite deceptive version that you can do, leading in to the spectator doing it, see Marlo's book "The Cardician". The first trick in the book.

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Out of this World is a great trick. In fact, I have heard some people call it the greatest card trick ever! I use it all the time. A good handling is Johnny Thompson's. He uses a slop shuffle to set the deck then goes to the separation effect. He has some byplay that make the lengthy dealing of the cards go by quickly and entertainingly. It is published in a number of places and should be very easy to find.

BTW: Peter, I'm surprised you don't care for it! I present it as "something I don't show everybody" and frame it as an experiment in mind control. I get a very strong reaction when the cards are revealed.

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Callin writes: "BTW: Peter, I'm surprised you don't care for it! I present it as "something I don't show everybody" and frame it as an experiment in mind control. I get a very strong reaction when the cards are revealed."

Probably the main reason I don't care for it is that I have never seen a good routine for it.
Invariably, it is done as a "card trick".
Not very interesting!
(Remember, I said that I didn't care for it, not that I hated it!)
Besides, the phrase "greatest card trick ever" is right up there with "best Leavenworth prisoner ever" and that sort of thing! <G>
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Wow!! So much variation of this trick, which one is the best???
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As the old Tootsie Pop commercial said, "The world may never know..."

Everyone has their favorite. I learned Lorayne's first, still use it--it blows people away. Then I found the numerous variations; my favorite is on Derren Brown's video "Devil's Picturebook." Depends on the situation, but I present it with a mental theme as well.

It's a classic and well worth learning, whatever version you choose. And I find that most nonmagicians haven't seen it before.

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On 2003-03-13 06:35, Peter Marucci wrote:

Besides, the phrase "greatest card trick ever" is right up there with "best Leavenworth prisoner ever" and that sort of thing! <G>


Right on Peter. I would also include "... recognised as one of the worlds greatest finger flingers" in that category of pointless pseudo-statistic.
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A good handling is Johnny Thompson's. He uses a slop shuffle to set the deck then goes to the separation effect. He has some byplay that make the lengthy dealing of the cards go by quickly and entertainingly. It is published in a number of places and should be very easy to find.


This sounds interesting, where can I find it?
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Before looking for any other version, it is best to study Curry's original handling description. It is in the new Curry book, "World's Beyond" along with a later variant of his that I consider the best, and again, doesn't have you dealing through the full deck.

Always best to seek out the originals if you can, often card plots and methods become so "improved" over the years they end up worse or missing subtleties.

Paul.
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I have performed many "out of this world" effects for lay audiences but never get a great reaction. Any tips? I feel it's on the same level as "card-warp",you either get it or you don't!

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