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On Apr 8, 2017, puggo wrote:
...just doing packet tricks may work, but if you do several in the same session without a deck, it may seem like you're using TV or magic cards.
I wouldn't do just packet tricks unless I only used them very sparingly.


Some groups/tables, etc. prefer card tricks. Most have not seen anything other than the laymen's pick-a-card trick so when they see this NEW magic they want more. Three packet tricks can easily be transitioned in to one after the other as if they were phases of one large card routine.

I have never had anyone suspect that I was using TV or magic cards or at least be vocal about it. Although now I prefer to carry all of the packet tricks that I will have with me in a single card box, adding extra cards to fill the perceived deck. At first I thought I might need an index but have found that isn't necessary.
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I don't get this anxiety magicians have with audiences thinking that the decks/packets we use are TV/magic cards. If you perform enough you'll understand that there are some people who will blatantly make this assumption regardless of how fairly the deck is displayed. There are more people (thankfully) who will assume the cards are gimmicked ( even if the deck is the old tried and true Bike back), but are too polite to make mention of it during the performance.

But for the most part...if you're a solid performer, spectators will enjoy your card tricks for what they are---well executed and entertaining card TRICKS.
Despite how hard a magician practices to remove any thoughts of trick cards or sleight of hand, is there really a perception from todays educated audiences that the card trick just witnessed was accomplished through...ACTUAL MAGIC?!?
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If you use a new deck for every effect it tends to diminish the work as no skill and something anyone can do. While nobody may think it is magic, they do assume skill. If you're ok with reducing that then cool. This is a performance choice for you.
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Iíve fallen in love with packet tricks lately. Iíve found that people really enjoy them if you have a nice story with them too like Brother Hammon Twins and even Jennings Ambitious Classic. I avoid too many gimmicked packet effects. I think the sleights effects have bigger impact and instead of spectators thinking gaff they think how? Or that you have extra cards. I get that with Elmsley Four card and Twins a lot.

By the way I think The Elmsley Count Project was excellent and personally that where I learned how to do it.
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To add to the list:
Nick Frostís 4 flush
Aldo Colombiniís 5 card mystery.

Both of these use some gaffs. But every now and again are fun to throw in the mix.
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Genetics- - hereís a clip of me performing it with the new set, Genetics 2.... Sorry no screaming girls or camera edits and beware itís a full performance so 6 mins long

https://youtu.be/8rkDpXmd3T8
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On Nov 26, 2018, simplymagicweb wrote:
Genetics- - hereís a clip of me performing it with the new set, Genetics 2.... Sorry no screaming girls or camera edits and beware itís a full performance so 6 mins long

https://youtu.be/8rkDpXmd3T8


I donít think 26 cards qualifies as packet trick.
Itís nice but long.
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On Nov 26, 2018, simplymagicweb wrote:
Genetics- - hereís a clip of me performing it with the new set, Genetics 2.... Sorry no screaming girls or camera edits and beware itís a full performance so 6 mins long

https://youtu.be/8rkDpXmd3T8



Lots of audience involvement and entertainment packed into 6 minutes. I like it! Anyone carrying this in the U.S.?
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Thanks Gibby357. The original Genetics was released around 5 or 6 years ago, but the guys who did all the cards etc stopped. As it was my effect I asked them if I could produce a new set, with revised handling etc and they said yes, so hereís Genetics 2. Due to the cost of producing the cards, I canít sell them at wholesale to the likes of Murphyís sadly, so they are only available directly from me.
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On Nov 26, 2018, simplymagicweb wrote:
Thanks Gibby357. The original Genetics was released around 5 or 6 years ago, but the guys who did all the cards etc stopped. As it was my effect I asked them if I could produce a new set, with revised handling etc and they said yes, so hereís Genetics 2. Due to the cost of producing the cards, I canít sell them at wholesale to the likes of Murphyís sadly, so they are only available directly from me.


One idea is to see if Penguin or whoever would sell it as a video download along with PDF so people can print images and just glue them to blank cards.
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Ahhhh news flash..... Alakazam have just bought the rights to Genetics so Iím sure thatíll lead to it being available in the States soon.
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What a gem! Thanks for highlighting it.
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NFW, Color Monte (I know, I know but it gets great reactions), and I canít think of a third right now.
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Todsky, by chance, have you followed up with Dailys Last Trick after NFW? It leaves the impression that your spectators have held all the aces, plus it's a great packet trick.
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On Dec 26, 2018, Wravyn wrote:
Todsky, by chance, have you followed up with Dailys Last Trick after NFW? It leaves the impression that your spectators have held all the aces, plus it's a great packet trick.


Wravyn,

I often follow up NFW with Daley's. Seems to remove any heat from the Aces (and of course the cards left in their hands are clean!)
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On Dec 26, 2018, Wravyn wrote:
Todsky, by chance, have you followed up with Dailys Last Trick after NFW? It leaves the impression that your spectators have held all the aces, plus it's a great packet trick.


Nope, but that makes great magical sense!
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