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( Moved from the latest and greatest: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......m=218&69 )

The discussion about this effect continue here.

Imagine your friends ask you to perform a magic trick. You accept and ask for a borrowed deck of card.

Ask the help of two spectators and announce that you want show two effects: ACAAN and Think of card. In order to do this ask the first spectator to name any card and any number (3 of Spades and 13) and second one ask to shuffle the deck and to look throw the cards and to think of one of them.

When he has done you have: First spectator has named a card and a number (free choice) the second spectator has shuffled a deck of card (Regular shuffle) and remember one of them (free choice) and you never touched the deck. Now ask the first spectator to take the deck and to count at named number and the named card will be there. Now you take back the deck spread it on the table and ask the second spectator to concentrate on his card. After some second you divine correctly the thought of card.

All you need: Two spectators and any borrowed deck of card.

About Suble Scam: This effect as clean as possible no sleight of hands are required: There is some good idea about Think of a card effect and an impressive ACAAN method (it looks like a Perfect ACAAN)

Rate 10/10

It is available here: https://sites.google.com/site/m2mmagictrick/subtle-scam

M.P.
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Sounds awesome. Before buying though all ACAAN effects have some trade off---what is it with this effect?
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The only trade off that I can see is:

It is so clean that it appears impossible or like pure chance.

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I did some cleanup work on the grammar for Tomasso. I am not sure if the version available is the edited version or not. Nonetheless, it is a very nice approach to the ACAAN.

I should add that Tomasso's writing needed editing because English is not his first language. But he does well.

If he needs another work done, I will have him send it in Italian. It's a lot easier to translate in one go than to correct syntax and grammar after the fact.

Ciao,
Vlad

P.S.: I am also willing to help - free of charge, any magicians who write in Spanish and Romanian as well, although, I don't think I have met anyone here from Romania. Smile
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Tommy has come up with some excellent ideas/ method of deck set-up by the spectator himself in a very effective and controlled manner. During the entire Subtle Scam effect, from the very beginning till end, the performer never touches the deck. All the work, including the dirty work, is done by the spectator(s) themselves and that too in a very inconspicuous way. Some great ideas & methods have been discussed in the e-book. Excellent thinking by Tommy.

Based on Tommy's deck set-up ideas/ method, one can develop other trick(s).

I must say that $12 was well spent!


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On 2010-06-24 05:10, Vlad_77 wrote:

I did some cleanup work on the grammar for Tomasso. I am not sure if the version available is the edited version or not.


I had purchase Subtle Scam from Library.com (on 3rd June). Can someone please send me the edited version?

Thank you.

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P.S. I see no reason as to why the previous thread on the subject was locked. Anyway it’s up to the Mods and we are nobody to question their decisions.

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Hi Sir,
I believe you already have the latest version. Smile

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Oh! OK. Thank you so much MP. Smile

Best regards,

Narendra

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Reading the descriptions of the various ACAANS is like going out to a good Italian restaurant with too many good items on the menu. It's hard to make a decision.

Could someone give the basic differences between the varous E books? I would personally prefer one that can be done with a regular shuffled deck. Is there one that is better to start off with? Are there certain performing conditions required for some such as angles or clothing etc? Which ones do you feel are stronger? I think if some of these questions were addressed more people would be able to make a decision leading to a purchase. Thank you.

Steve
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On 2010-06-24 12:48, Steve Suss wrote:
Reading the descriptions of the various ACAANS is like going out to a good Italian restaurant with too many good items on the menu. It's hard to make a decision.

Could someone give the basic differences between the varous E books? I would personally prefer one that can be done with a regular shuffled deck. Is there one that is better to start off with? Are there certain performing conditions required for some such as angles or clothing etc? Which ones do you feel are stronger? I think if some of these questions were addressed more people would be able to make a decision leading to a purchase. Thank you.

Steve



There are many methods, but the concept behind them is always the same.

Subtle Scam works with any borrowed deck of cards. There are variants like "Reversed Order" where the magicians doens't touch ever the deck. The deck is shuffled by the spectator only. No preparation. Nothing. This effect is an Anywhere Anytime full impromptu. Maybe by this description sounds impossible, but it is true!

It is as clean as possible and the ACAAN effect looks just the effect that everyone look for.
(In my performance, my audience say me that this just pure chance)

Please correct me if I wrote something wrong.

MP

PS: I forget this effect is always the same there are no out and it is also 100%.
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MP thank you for your response. I still would like to know why I would purchase this over Beyond Reloaded, Destiny 1&2, and Magicians Dream. I'm sure they're all good but would like to make a choice so I could select what is best for me and which I would have most use for. If there are any of the above that work well together I would love to know that also. I'm sure other prospective purchasers have similar questions. Thanks again.

Steve
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On 2010-06-24 14:14, Steve Suss wrote:
MP thank you for your response. I still would like to know why I would purchase this over Beyond Reloaded, Destiny 1&2, and Magicians Dream. I'm sure they're all good but would like to make a choice so I could select what is best for me and which I would have most use for. If there are any of the above that work well together I would love to know that also. I'm sure other prospective purchasers have similar questions. Thanks again.

Steve


The only reason that I see: just for collection or just to see different solutions at same problem. The only thing that I can assure you is: after you read all these version you will able to perform ACAAN in almost any situation.

I believe the wonderful thing by Tommy could be to collect all these versions in only one book.

Just my opinion.

MP
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I think a book would be a great idea since there are so many variations of the same effect. Do you have any suggestion of which one to try first. I'm looking for one with a regular shuffled deck that I can do under impromptu situations. The stronger the better but it has to be practical. I already do many card effects and have experience doing mentalism. Thanks.

Steve
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On 2010-06-24 15:01, Steve Suss wrote:
I think a book would be a great idea since there are so many variations of the same effect. Do you have any suggestion of which one to try first. I'm looking for one with a regular shuffled deck that I can do under impromptu situations. The stronger the better but it has to be practical. I already do many card effects and have experience doing mentalism. Thanks.

Steve


Try with Subtle Scam.

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On 2010-06-24 15:01, Steve Suss wrote:

* Do you have any suggestion of which one to try first. I'm looking for one with a regular shuffled deck that I can do under impromptu situations. The stronger the better but it has to be practical.

I already do many card effects and have experience doing mentalism.


If I have to, I will recommend not ONE but THREE (I'm sure many would agree Smile Smile) hands-off ACAAN effects by Tommaso Guglielmi. And they would be - in order of MY preference:-

1. Subtle Scam

2. Beyond Reloaded

3. The Eyes of Darkness


You might also like to checkout the following threads wherein I have given my reason (in brief) for selecting & recommending the above three ACAAN effects.

Click -----> HERE & HERE

Hope this makes it easy for you to take a CHANCE & decide?! Smile Smile

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P.S. I am not a Cards Man, but I like effects which are Hands-Off & Self-working (with or without a setup).
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I think I'm gonna wait for the one after the next ultimate perfect whatever - yawn...
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On 2010-06-25 17:09, Uli Weigel wrote:
I think I'm gonna wait for the one after the next ultimate perfect whatever - yawn...


I believe you have to wait a long time before you will see something better than Subtle Scam: Impromptu, No Force, Hands-off, it works with any borrowed unprepared deck untouched, no outs, it is also 100% and Low price: 10Eur (8 effects/variants)

At moment I am not able to find something better

MP
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Thank you very much about your comment.

Please, if it is not a problem, can you send me a feedback about
the people reaction when you performed it.

Just a news about my website:

I updated it. Now there are 2 sections:

1. Pdf Section ( all my ebook)
2. iPhone Section (I started to write many application, at moment it is available just one app only)

https://sites.google.com/site/m2mmagictrick/

Bye
Tommy.
It's a Miracle...

For ACAAN/OP effects:
(Mental Magic)
http://sites.google.com/site/m2mmagictrick
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This is a fantastic stuff. The audience's reaction are amazing.

If you are thinking about getting this, please do.

Excellent work.

(_Louis Cipher_)
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On 2010-07-07 07:19, Louis Cypher wrote:
This is a fantastic stuff. The audience's reaction are amazing.

If you are thinking about getting this, please do.

Excellent work.

(Louis Cypher)


I am very happy you like it.

Thank you very much to support my effects.

Bye,
Tommy.
It's a Miracle...

For ACAAN/OP effects:
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http://sites.google.com/site/m2mmagictrick
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Are there any update about SS?

(_Louis Cipher_)
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