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I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyonme who supported my work... you guys helped bring Destiny to the #3 spot on the all-time bestseller list at eMagic Supply.... it's still a perplexing concept, I have no idea how it made it that far. But I know it was thanks to all of your support for my work!!! Thank you all!
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On 2008-10-23 03:53, Andrew Musgrave wrote:
The issue is not just whether or not the spectator gets a keepsake. We don't sign the card in an ACR or a card-to-pocket so they get a souvenir -- we sign the card so that a major suspicion can be killed from the getgo, namely duplicates.

The effect described here is thus. You name a card, it's removed from the deck, and your name is on the back.

Any skeptical spectator is going to have the following suspicions.

1. The choice of card wasn't free.
2. My name is on the back of all the cards.
3. Somehow he got my name on the back of the card I wanted.

The original method handles suspicions 1 and 2 fine. The original method doesn't handle 3, and it never will until they can inspect the card. They might not think DL, but they might think a personalized sticker of some kind. In fact, if they're not able to inspect the card, why not use that as a method anyway? It's all going to be the same to them.

This was a major flaw in the effect in the first go-round. If it was published with that flaw unaddressed, then that's a shame.


The flaw was indeed adressed, but there was simple nothing that could be done about it without eliminating other crucial conditions I wanted to meet. I think the unexaminability is a worthwhile trade-off for, say, not using secret writing or pre-show. Besides, I have literally never had anybody ask to keep or even examine the card. It just doesn't seem to be the first thing that comes to their mind. In completely honesty, I have had people scream... there was even one instance where I made a girl cry. Her skin even developed goosebumps. This is powerful business. It makes them believe... the effect is so straight forward. I feel the biggest reason they do not ask to examine the card is simply that the effect itself is genuinely plausible. It really could happen without the aid of "magic" or divine powers... the odds are just astronomically high. Therefore, there is no suspicion when the climax arises.
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I've posted a small trailer of it... the footage is from over a year ago but it is the very same effect and method detailed in the manuscript.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tvKg6W3L8s
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