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swayne100
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Can anyone give a direct comparison to The Crusade?
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Does someone have The Crusade as well as The Stained Glass? they kind off sound similar but not quit.

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I have both but I'll have to look at Stained Glass again to give you a comparison. I'll try to post in the next few days.
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For me, the weakest point of Stained Glass is that the performer touches the deck at the pivotal moment, when all the heat is on the deck. This is unfortunate, because even if the impossible happens, the fact that the performer touched the deck at such an important time, will cause the spectator to believe that sleight of hand was involved.

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On 2013-12-19 13:46, insight wrote:
For me, the weakest point of Stained Glass is that the performer touches the deck at the pivotal moment, when all the heat is on the deck. This is unfortunate, because even if the impossible happens, the fact that the performer touched the deck at such an important time, will cause the spectator to believe that sleight of hand was involved.

Regards,
Mike


Mike, thanks for your feedback. A total hands off ACAAN is what we all want, but of course trade off's have to be made somewhere. Although I don't think what you mention is a huge deal when performing.
Audiences follow our attention. If we treat something as important, or perform something suspicious, of course it will attract heat. I have found that in performing that necessary move is only noticed by your spectator when unnecessary attention is given to it. If you make a big deal of it, you're going to get heat, but if you've been relaxed and open about the whole routine and treat the moment almost like it doesn't happen, it goes totally unnoticed. Your actions are natural and motivated at this point. I feel that it's arouses much less suspicion than any sort of elaborate false cut, count or shuffling sequence ever would.
As I mention in the manuscript, due to the simplicity of the routine, audience management should receive more attention.

In regards to comparisons between this and The Crusade, it has been noticed by both myself and Andrew. Without giving anything away about either routine, I feel SG is more what you'd expect of a 'traditional' ACAAN, whereas The Crusade is certainly a new kind of view on the plot. Both are very simple to perform, The Crusade is entirely self working, whereas SG does require one move, but is a little more direct in its handling.
Really, when it comes to performance, it'll just depend on your feelings at the time, as I feel they each address the others weaknesses.

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Hi Simon I like what I heard about your SGE and Im planning on getting it soon
But I'm curious whether it's suitable for one participant? two? Or it doesn't matter!?
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I will say first I LOVE the Crusade and consider it one of the best tricks of 2013 and well worth getting if you are on the fence. The different versions of doing this is what makes this a must have. I would rate this an A+. If I would to compare the two I would give Stained Glass a B or B- grade. The only thing that is similar is the cutting of the deck and having the cards counted to get a NUMBER but the effects after that are totally different.
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On 2013-12-21 07:19, MaXiMoN wrote:
Hi Simon I like what I heard about your SGE and Im planning on getting it soon
But I'm curious whether it's suitable for one participant? two? Or it doesn't matter!?
Thanks Smile

Maximon.


Thanks for your interest. In terms of who it can be performed for, it doesn't matter how many participants you use. I have written it with two in mind, but it is just as easy to perform for just one (they just need to select both a card and a number). Also, with a very small adjustment to one part of the routine, you can perform it for more than two people. I'd rather you discover that yourself by playing around with it, but if you get stuck, PM me.

Happy Holidays

S/C
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Just a quick note,

From now until midnight (MST) on the 27th of December, you can pick up a copy of this (and Castles) for 50% off. That brings the price down to only £3, or about $5.

http://www.simoncmagic.co.uk/p/store.html

Happy Holidays all!

Simon/C
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This is a great effect! It is a very strong impromptu ACAAN. Easily one of the best!
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Simon,
Appreciate the sale price! I am looking forward to trying this out.
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I won't lie, this deal is truly a steal!

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On 2013-12-24 11:13, Simon C wrote:
Just a quick note,

From now until midnight (MST) on the 27th of December, you can pick up a copy of this (and Castles) for 50% off. That brings the price down to only £3, or about $5.

http://www.simoncmagic.co.uk/p/store.html

Happy Holidays all!

Simon/C
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I liked this because it is very easy to do. I agree with all the bullet points mentioned above, except for one: that it's almost entirely hands off.

In fact you have to handle the deck at least 2 times to achieve your goal.

But with the right motivations, I guess these moves will go unnoticed by the audience.
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REVIEW: The Stained Glass Effect

http://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=43711


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Tom,

I appreciate your honest review, and I am sorry that you didn't find it useful. Obviously, as the creator of the routine, my opinion is very biased. I hope you read the following with the same open-mindedness as I did your review.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems as though you haven't actually performed the routine before writing your review. Understandably, you are looking at the routine as a magician, scrutinising each and every small moment as if under a microscope. The moments you highlight of particular weakness (the movement of a single card, the final cut) will of course look suspicious to you, as you know what to look for. But, I would argue that those moments are much less suspicious to a spectator than the performance of a double lift (why does he show me the face of the card, then turn it back face down onto the deck before giving it to me? And why is he telling me not to look at it's face?) which we take for granted as fooling.

If your attention to wholly directed to those moments, of course the routine will fail (which is why I never produced a demo video, its no magician fooler, but I never see the point in performing magic for other magicians..), but in performance, you can easily direct a spectators attention around them, something you don't appear to have considered.

Equally, although it may be good enough for David Berglas and yourself, if an audience suspects that a chosen card will turn up at a chosen number (say 18), if it shows up in 19th position, a part of even the least sceptical spectator will call shenanigans. I feel that the addition of a few innocent moves (one occurring even before the card is replaced into the deck) is a worthy compromise for such a clean revelation.

Look at it from a spectators point of view. Its a borrowed, shuffled deck, a free choice of card, a free choice of number, the deck is mixed further, there are no attempts to hide any 'move', and the card falls exactly at the chosen number. As with any routine, compromises need making somewhere, but I do not see them as such big weaknesses as you.

I hope you can consider the routine in this light. Of course,if you can think of any ways it could be improved, I would love to hear from you.

(For those still interested, get it before midnight MST tonight for a free 50% off.)

Simon/C
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FYI,

Just released an updated version of SGE. This method improves upon several areas of the original.
If you don't already have a copy, the new manuscript includes both the original methods AND the new revisited method, all for just the same price as the original (£6.00 / $10)

http://www.simoncmagic.co.uk/p/store.html

If you own the original method and just want the newer method, PM / email me.

(Also, Castles, my multi effect ebook - recommended by Genii - is now only £6 / £10 also, down from £9 / $15).

Thanks

Simon/C
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Apologies for spamming this thread, but for owners of the original SGE who want the updated version:

You can get REDUX for half the regular price, £3.00 (it is an all new, stronger method, so I think that's a fair price).

http://www.simoncmagic.co.uk/p/stained-glass.html

In the copyright notices at the end of the original manuscript, there are two words in bold. Enter these as a discount code at the checkout for the owners price. This only applies to REDUX, and no other product.

Thanks,

Simon/C
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Hi. Am I right that the new buyers will get BOTh the orig version and the revised version, while the buyers of the orig version will have to buy the revised version? If yes, why?
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Yes, but at a greatly reduced price.
Redux contains a brand new method. It isn't just a rewrite of the original, with a few corrections here and there (if it were, I would have no qualms giving it away for free).

If you don't own the original, you get two methods for £6, or £3 per method.
If you do have a copy of the original, as you will have already read half of REDUX and only want the one new method, you can get it for half the price, £3.00.

Most people picked up the original in a sale for that price, so I'm just offering you the same deal on a new method.

(Again, where else are you going to find an impromptu ACAAN method for less than the price of a pint or two?)

If you think that's unfair or particularly money-hungry, I apologize and would happily discuss it with you further.
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This is my first acaan that I've bought and to have nothing to compare with it works very good for me.

the last performance I did was to a coworker and when I had to do the final move I asked him if he was satisfied, no he said, picked it up and did a final cut to it. But what he didn't know was that he did the final move for me so I said go ahead and start counting your number. Abvouisly this was pure luck but man what a reaction :-D
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