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Nicodemus
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Does anyone have favorite marked deck effects ? And if so, which system to you prefer, Boris Wild, Ted Lesley, or ?

Also, does anyone know where I can get a past issue of 'Magic' magazine ? Looking for a Bob Farmer marked deck article from October 1996. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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The Wild deck is an outgrowth/improvement of the Lesley system. I personally NEVER use a marked deck in close up walk around magic as I positively encourage people to handle the deck. I wouldn't allow that for any of the above systems. Plus you soon wear your decks out, so it is not a good idea to work on marked deck material for your walk around magic.

I believe both the above systems come with a booklets of routines so you should be able to find some worthwhile routines there.

In cabaret I have used the Lesley one for a Stanley Jaks effect, if I was to buy a marked deck these days I would go for the Wild one.

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Boris's marked deck is, IMO, the best. YOu know the name of the card while it is still in the spread, before it has been selected.

Finding a known card is also a lot easier due to the marking system.

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I saw the Boris Wild deck for the first time at the recent Blackpool convention. I must say I was very impressed with it. Although, I've no real experience of using a marked deck, the people I was with who have used marked decks before, were equally impressed!
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The easiest way to get back issues of Magic Magazine is from Magic Magazine.
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I use a system based on Newell Unfried's Fallen Angels. I always use a marked deck and have never gotten pinched with this one. People can handle it, even perform a riffle test if they know what that is and they wont see anything.

As Paul mentioned it is a bit time consuming marking every deck you use. But you will get quicker at it with practice (I'll have to time myself next time to se how long it takes, although I usually just do it while watching a movie) and it's one of the greatest outs in the business, always knowing a selected card.
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Yak... Where can I find this " Newell Unfried's Fallen Angels " system or resource ? Sounds viable and interesting.
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One of my favourite effects with a marked deck is this. Simply - Split the deck into 2 piles, one for you one for your spectator.You both select a card and replace it.The packets are then exchanged and first you find the spectators card and then they find yours.

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Nicodemus, heres a few links for you. The second is Petes Best Discount Magic. It's $10 there. The great thing about the system is the concept is totally customizable. As I mentioned I altered it to my liking very easily (I liked it before as well, we magi just seem to like to personalize the effects we perform. Go figure).

http://www.magicshop-m.com/catalog/fallenangels.html

http://www.pbdm.com/coolstuff28b.htm#cfa00
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Just don't make the mistake that many make by relying on a marked deck or having that as the only solution to the effect. Use the market deck as an addition to the effect.

One of the effects that I love to use with a marked deck is a Stanley Jaks idea where you have a deck cased on the table, an ornate box and you had another deck to someone to shuffle. While they are shuffling the deck, you remove a talisman (Jaks used a scarab) and explained that it gave the bearer special powers while they were in posession of it.

You have them remove one card face down from the deck they have been shuffling. You remove the cased deck that has been in full view and display it all face up except for one face down card which you remove and show the face of. When the participant turns over the card they removed earlier, they match.

I will assume that you can figure out the modus without anything more.
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On 2002-03-31 06:48, Nicodemus wrote:
Does anyone have favorite marked deck effects ? And if so, which system to you prefer, Boris Wild, Ted Lesley, or ?

Also, does anyone know where I can get a past issue of 'Magic' magazine ? Looking for a Bob Farmer marked deck article from October 1996. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Jaks had some great routines, most have stood the test of time.

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