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Just a note about mr Alan Rorrison's latest gem to the magic scene. Sigillum Diaboli is a stunning visual, ONE HANDED! version of the classic Roy Walton effect "Card Warp". This is a truly stunning version fo the effect and one that I'm very much looking forward to. Check out the demo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AElt50yrGo

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Wow that looks kick-***!!!
Thanks for the heads-up Jamie.
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This one looks like it just came out.

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This is definitely THE card warp for anyone that does it. If you don't do card warp, this will definitely make you want to start. I highly recommend this.

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I don't know, it seems more magical to push it through another card. I mean no movements or anything of that sort when you do the standard card warp. I think Paul Green's Card Warp Finale is the best way to go. This seems like it's more of a trick for a magician than a layman.
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Sorry you feel that way magic man4646 but I would disagree.
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Alan,

Mate, would you mind telling us how well spectators have received this routine?

It looks wicked!

On a side note, how do you justify tearing the card at the end? What's your patter like to support it? Just curious.

Thanks brother,

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Man, I was at the filming for this one, and I think it looks CRAZY!

Logan - Alan does have a full presentation which is on the DVD, but obviously ran a bit long for use in the trailer I imagine. It does justify the tearing quite nicely, as it is about using the Mark of the Devil to reveal the 'true colours' of something (in this case, the cards identity) and how to stop the mark corrupting the entire card...

Magicman4646 - I also love Card Warp in its original form, but I feel that this is something different. It has no cover, it is one-handed (literally at the finger tips) and it's visual. If not a great alternative for Card Warp, I think it makes a great 'follow' on. Imagine performing Card Warp first, and then removing the cover card, only for the same effect to visually occur out in the open!

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The second phase looks like Richard Osterlinds original inside out from Mind Mysteries.

Looks good!

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Magic Review: Alan Rorrison’s SIGILLUM DIABOLI |http://www.bigblindmedia.com

Well everyone remembers the original “card warp effect” by Roy Walton and it is one that will stay in magic for a very long time. There have been many versions of the “card Warp” over the years, some successful and some not. I have in fact grabbed hold of most versions of the effect. From the original Roy Walton Classic at Davenports magic shop, to David Jenkins’s “Warp one”. Then came along a Wee Scotsman, Alan Rorrison vs. Owen Packard’s Big Blind Media Production. With Alan’s witty personality and BBM’s classy Production, I knew I had to get it.

So let’s get into the nitty and gritty. Firstly, as an owner of so many of Alan effects, I have to say honestly, this is got to be one of the best DVD’s of his I own. At first glance many will look at the performance video and believe they know how it’s done. I can tell you after watching the DVD, there is sooo much more then you could ever imagine. The workings of this are in fact so marvellously thought out; it makes it a pure joy to perform. Alan begins by taking us in depth into the set up of the effect. He shows a couple of different handling to get into the set up and leads us on our way toward the beginning of the trick. Again, he shows everything so in depth. I actually asked Alan why he had done the DVD so incredibly in depth when in fact, he could have given us a lot let information and we would still have what we needed to which his reply was, “I would prefer to give you too much information then to give you to little”. This is Alan Through and through and really shines a light behind his effects and him as a magic creator.

Throughout the DVD, Alan and BBM have made sure to give full credits to all those other versions of the card warp out there and also to any moves or ideas. The teaching on the DVD (as with all BBM products) is fantastically filmed, edited and overall quality is just staggering. They always go to that extra mile to make sure the DVD is top quality for us to watch. Everything is very in depth and well taught. When we get into the trick, we are shown everything slowly. Although one or two parts of the trick are a little bit nacky, Alan makes sure we can make it as easy as possible and has fully realised our needs. He addresses any problems we may have very openly (which are nearly none) and tells us how to easily solve them. The visualness of this versions is just amazing! It exceeds any of its predecessors in every way. It is never covers, the method is incredibly clever and the reactions from your audience are pure shock. Alan also supplies a few ideas for patter but the one he teaches with is just fantastic. Using a story about the sign of the Devil and how the “mark of the devil” will alter the state of something that is hidden and evil can rear its ugly head at any time. There are so many possibilities to suit your own working style.

What I also love about this is that you’re practically set up automatically for the next performance, set up takes about 5-10 seconds and all happens while you’re addressing your audience. Everything has been fantastically put together and every aspect of the effect has been thought about and addressed. I mentioned at the beginning of the review that I own most versions of Card Warp. As of now they have taken pride in my working routine. But now, as of the moment I fell in love with Alan’s version, Sigillum Diaboli has taken pride of place in my routine and it will amaze my audience forever more.

It doesn’t just stop there. You know there is always going to be some hidden fun when it comes to BBM. Alan has also included a fantastic transposition effect. It’s basically a copper/silver routine but with cards and completely visual. Using the Sigillum Diaboli technique to create a stunning piece by piece transposition. This is just another fantastic use for the trick and one I think, in the right setting, will blow people away. I’m actually very tempted to turn this into a parlour routine because I genuinely think it can play to a large audience and still be a winner for everyone.

Lastly, were given a great little money trick. This is just fantastic. So original in story and method. The idea’s of making money is everywhere. So how about next time your spectators say “So can’t you just make money out of thin air?” you can pull this little gem out of your wallet and show them a literal way to make money. Just a genius effect and a fantastic way of thinking.

Again, everything in this DVD is stunningly put together. The content is the best as usually from Alan Rorrison and lastly it’s something everyone will use. The handling is just superb. This one is a real winner and one that can go into any working act.

Another great product from Alan Rorrison and Big Blind Media!

Available at http://www.bigblindmedia.com

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This looks insane!!!

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Hey there everyone, We just got them in stock so you should be able to get them from your favorite dealer!
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It looks pretty cool from video. Good job!
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Alan has given us another winner. Magicman4646, Alan is not trying to replace Paul Green's original version. As a matter of fact, on the DVD, he & BBM even credit it as one of the best Magic Effects ever created, I would agree. this is a fresh new take on a classic, one that's extremely visual and clean. There have been many variations on the Paul Green classic, all of which have merit on their own. While I'm looking at using a different presentation for this effect, the routine is awesome. The Devil's Mark routine does not fit my style, so I've come up with a dual signature routine where your signature is on the face of the card in place of the Mark of The Devil, and their signature goes on the back as in the original routine. It's about connecting to the spectator, our signatures starting out on opposite sides, coming together, growing apart, and finally ending up together with the final tear and display on the table having both signatures face up. Well done Alan, keep up the good work.

On a seperate note: I ordered this directly from BBM and I had it in the mail within DAYS. Considering it cam from another country, I'd say that was pretty good customer service!
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I'm torn between which version of the one-card card warp plot I like better, this or David Ren Jenkins Warp One. I almost think David's version is more visual, but I think Alan's is wicked! I don't Alan's effect so I can't compare the two; does anyone have both of these visual single card card warps?

Thanks,
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On 2009-02-24 14:00, Astrocity wrote:
Alan has given us another winner. Magicman4646, Alan is not trying to replace Paul Green's original version. As a matter of fact, on the DVD, he & BBM even credit it as one of the best Magic Effects ever created, I would agree. this is a fresh new take on a classic, one that's extremely visual and clean. There have been many variations on the Paul Green classic, all of which have merit on their own. While I'm looking at using a different presentation for this effect, the routine is awesome. The Devil's Mark routine does not fit my style, so I've come up with a dual signature routine where your signature is on the face of the card in place of the Mark of The Devil, and their signature goes on the back as in the original routine. It's about connecting to the spectator, our signatures starting out on opposite sides, coming together, growing apart, and finally ending up together with the final tear and display on the table having both signatures face up. Well done Alan, keep up the good work.

On a seperate note: I ordered this directly from BBM and I had it in the mail within DAYS. Considering it cam from another country, I'd say that was pretty good customer service!


Paul Green only created a great Finale for Card Warp, not the effect or method itself. Roy Walton is credited for the creation of Card Warp.
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On 2009-02-09 22:12, magicman4646 wrote:
I don't know, it seems more magical to push it through another card. I mean no movements or anything of that sort when you do the standard card warp. I think Paul Green's Card Warp Finale is the best way to go. This seems like it's more of a trick for a magician than a layman.


Paul Green's method is not Paul Green's.... it belongs to Michael Weber.
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On 2009-02-24 18:09, Michaelmystic2003 wrote:
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On 2009-02-09 22:12, magicman4646 wrote:
I don't know, it seems more magical to push it through another card. I mean no movements or anything of that sort when you do the standard card warp. I think Paul Green's Card Warp Finale is the best way to go. This seems like it's more of a trick for a magician than a layman.


Paul Green's method is not Paul Green's.... it belongs to Michael Weber.


And who's word are you going with? Some people believe Paul Green about this controversy, and some people side with Michael Weber. It's just whos word you want to take. I've met Paul Green and rid in a car with him, and I can honestly say that Paul Green would never do such a thing, and he is a super nice guy. And his memory is certainly not "failing him." That was just a mis-informed thing to say.
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Paul Green only created a great Finale for Card Warp, not the effect or method itself. Roy Walton is credited for the creation of Card Warp.

Excuse me Magicman 4646, you are absolutely correct about Roy Walton. I was looking at your post about Paul Green when I was typing, I apologize for my error. As I said in that post, BBM sites Card Warp as one of the greatest Mgic Effects ever created. The fact that there have been so many variations created over the years is a testament to that. As for the Paul Green/Michael Weber issue, from what I know about Paul Green, I don't believe he would "borrow" anyone else's work as his own. You should really consider checking out Alan's effect, as I indicated earlier, it's a super clean visual.
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