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RNK
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Got this the other day from Jeff. This is really really good. Though- I find most of Jeff's stuff to be very practical and good. Here's how the plot plays out:

You have 18 cards- on the backs of them are written superstitions- some good, some bad. Example- Friday the 13th-bad, Finding a Penny-good. You get the point. Next- you have a spec mix all the cards. You have them dealt into 3 piles of six. Now- what's nice about this is you can use up to 3 specs for the trick or you can you one! So you have spec(s) each look at a pile and pick a superstition. Once they do-you have them place it on the bottom of the pile they picked. You then take the top card off of each pile and place it in front of the pile. You call this the "leader card". You then place a sticky note on each leader card- the sticky notes say- 13, 7, and Luck (or Jeff includes a forth to switch it up, it's a picture of a cat). You collect each pile placing them on top of one another. You then do the (what Jeff calls) the good/bad mix. A style of shuffling/mixing the cards. You ask the spec(s) if they want you to mix them up again? You do this as MANY TIMES as the specs want you too! Then comes the miracle-
You look at the first leader card with the 13 on it- so you deal to the 13th card and place it by it's appropriate leader card. You goto the next leader card-7- and deal to the 7th card and place it by it's appropriate pile, you then goto last leader card- LUCK- and spell LUCK as you deal the cards (or if you use the cat-you say a cat has 9 lives- so you deal 9 cards) you then take that card and place it by it's leader cards. You or the spec turns over the "found" cards and then you proceed to tell EACH SPEC which superstition they chose! Yes- that's how it goes. This is so sweet and easy to do. Again- don't expect fancy props (which I feel in most cases is much better- nothing screaming gimmick), but expect a very organic approach to a mathmatical miracle. You can't go wrong with this one folks! People are blown away when I tell them which superstition was their chosen one. They really are first blown away, as you can see in their expressions when the found cards are turned over before you reveal which is whose. But when you tell them which one they chose- JAWS drop!

Great Job Jeff- Love It! PM Jeff to Order

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Like the plot!
The difficult must become easy, the easy beautiful and the beautiful magical.
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Thank you.
Luckily all the mathematics work out and everything is justified too.
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