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Dr Spektor
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A review of FRED DAREVIL’S TRYPTIK
Mental magic Series 1

DISCLAIMER: Fred sent this to me to review, therefore I paid nothing and I wanted to declare any conflicts of interest.

This ebook consists of 3 of Fred’s pet effects he has been working with since at least 2000 with nuances and improvements to them he has made over the years up to 2010. There may be more to come since it is MMS1…meaning there might be an MMS2!

STYLE: It is a straightforward ebook – no bells and whistles but is nice and clean in layout. Fred’s native language is French but the English he uses is understandable and clear. Fred also likes to joke, similar to Sankey / Boris Pokus and Florian Severin… a person who likes to make sure things are fun and not make it about the “you can start a religion with this!!!” ego-trip stuff – which I always find refreshing.
There is no introduction but the end has a few notes on why Fred put this together. He also has an interesting section on piracy of his work.

SUBSTANCE:
There are three main effects/routines described (duh – Triptyk)… and a special offer (which you may hope was an extra effect surprise – but it isn’t!) and some bonus material for the existing effects. Most effects described include the 2000 version and then the 2010-updated version. Some of the 2000 versions appear more powerful than the 2010 until you read the addendum. Many of the effects are classic methods mixed together to nullify the explanations, with a healthy dose of NLP/suggestions. Fred has used these for years as workers in his usual shows.

The offerings include:

ONE ONLY – a CARD STOP like effect with a prediction and major kicker. Similar to other effects but uniquely its own.

TAXI GAMBLER – a Diary effect where thank goodness it isn’t a playing card and date – it's a hotel prediction. Plus has room for fun. Fred notes the book’s method he used is not one he has seen before… but I recall if you take the history of the method he has taken from “cards” it gets traced back to that very concept ☺ …I will say no more because I don’t want to say it – and it gets matched up with another classic mentalism ploy that makes it again difficult for outsiders to make guesses at the method but just get a nice moment of Wowsa!

SUBLIMINAL CALCULATOR
I like this one, as it feels like a bizarre magic modern evil mental magic – where you can be an agent of IAPDR (got to buy to find out what that means) – a classic effect again paired with a stereogram (my eyes bleed with those) and instructions for some excellent props to get into the mood of the piece. It also allows great mementos to give away. The 2010 version is much more colorful but appears at first blush not as fun or powerful as the 2000 version… but that is why the addenda as created…

SPECIAL OFFER
For a GOLD DRAGON effect – you will get a % off!

Addendum #1
It goes into further details to make the 2010 SC way more powerful and offers some further thoughts on the OO.

AIDEP documents
Actually just pictures of the props… but common sense shows how you can create them with the SC material

SUMMARY: I liked these three pieces as they are cool mixtures of mechanical methods that are not complex to do and allows one more mental room to focus on presentation. Within the presentation are many tips for psychological suggestions and so on to enhance the effects. These are more mental magic than mentalism for those of you who care about such things… they do require props… but fun props. Plus, Fred’s humour makes reading the ebook a delight.

I give it a Carcosa Yellow Sign Approval.
"They are lean and athirst!!!!"
Fred Darevil
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Thank you Doc for the nice review.
As we agreed to, I sent the money on your bank account in Caïman. A little expansive compared to what others usually pay (J told me that it's the reason why his e-book are more expansive than a kidney transplant) but you did the job very well ! I won't comment on the forum first, it will be more convincing. That's why I send you this private message.
Good idea to say that I sent you the e-book for review. It seems so honnest ! Smile

Best,
Fred

Ps : IAPDR is explained around itself on the logo.
Ps2 : nice point about Taxi Gambler methodology
Fred Darevil
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Oooops, sorry.

Ps: what the f*****g hell did you tell about me do not wanting starting a new religion ? I've just spent my old father's pension of this month to buy nice cassocks for a new cult !
John C
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Lot's of good useable stuff in this PDF. Each item is workable. No fluff! Definitely worth the asking price.

The GOLD DRAGON is a great item as well. I've owned this for a few years.

John
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