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itsupyoursleeve
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Hi everyone
A friend and I are trying to come up with as many of these type of effects as possible, and any ideas would be grateful.

To explain a little more of what I'm talking about, I mean the type of effect where there is a possiblity of the trick going wrong but if it doesn't and you manage to pull it off you have a miracle. Added to that these type of effects very rarely have an 'out' so when they do come off, as a magician, you have a much bigger sense of achievement because of the 'bottle' it took to perform.

Any thoughts?
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What about the one where you stand in the street and levitate surrounded by people and with no props. Of course its never worked for me yet but if it ever does I will have a great sense of achievement. Smile:)

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My friend's grandfather always carried one deck with the Ace of Spades reversed in it whenever he performed another effect. If the spectator named the Ace of Spades, he aborted the original plan and produced the deck with the prepared card.

I suppose you could go so far as to get a real tatoo of your favorite card. If you asked 52 people a day, your odds of hitting would be pretty high!

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On 2002-05-08 21:46, alleycat wrote:
My friend's grandfather always carried one deck with the Ace of Spades reversed in it whenever he performed another effect. If the spectator named the Ace of Spades, he aborted the original plan and produced the deck with the prepared card.

I suppose you could go so far as to get a real tatoo of your favorite card. If you asked 52 people a day, your odds of hitting would be pretty high!

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Yes, it was my Grandfather who liked doing the ID so much he had another identical deck with only the Ace of Spades reversed. With this one he could of course hand the spectator the pack so they could find the card themselves.

I like this topic. It seems lots of effects have multiple outcomes but one is preferred over the other. Like in a free choice of 3 items where you know you are covered either way, but one finish seems much more magical.

I hope some others chime in on this thread. Is the subject alternate endings when the effect goes wrong, or adding a very special ending for an effect which already has several different outcomes?

I'm confused now.... Smile

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Have you looked into any of Mark Mason's think a card effects? They have outs but you look like a god....well Mark doesn't but he's English...whadda ya expect?
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erm, I did the vernon psychological force for a while. On card was "tatooed" to my chest, one on each arm, and the usual choice on my butt! (I was wearing a kilt, so exposing wasn't too difficult!!!)

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That takes bottle!!!
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Check out Derren Browns effect with a lighter in Pure Effect.
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You could do the scotch and soda in the bottle.
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