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Last post from me on Deadwood. We decided to go above and beyond with this piece due to a great interest from my customers very quick.

We are adding another c#il there will be 3 co*ls in the board.

One side the C's will push a checker across to the other "C" and you will get a second push or "spirit" action, without touching the checker.

On the other side of the board is what I call a "launching" "C" that will toss a checker off the board, or anythying gaffed.

So the bottom line is this is now a 3 "C" board Smile

So check the website, I won't be answering questions here. Best to email me.

Hello Autumn! So happy to hear yer having fun with The Relic, thank you Smile
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Shooting, checker board, death, and mystery is all tied up in this checker board. When Two Fingers shot a stranger it wasn't for cheating at checkers.

From eye witnesses accounts, it seemed a stranger new to town was playing a friendly game of checkers at One EYE Jack's bar. It is told that the well dressed stranger who was playing checkers with Two Fingers, had spread open a cloth over the checker board. This strange marked cloth when open contained three unique coins within. There was also mysterious markings on the cloth. The coins and markings seemed to be connected somehow.

From Daisy, one of the bar maids and all time favorite among the guys, if you know what I mean, and I think that you do, went on record as saying that the stranger had asked two fingers a question and then tossed the coins unto the cloth. Whatever it was that happen between these two men and the tossing of the coins must have really upset two fingers. Because he stood straight up, knocking over his chair as he slapped leather, ending in death as the smoke filled the room from the hand loaded bullet that found its mark.


Anyway, that was what I was able to find after doing some digging around.




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Rick, would love to see a video of the movement. Doesn't have to be a fancy video, just something to see what the movement of the checker looks like. When do you expect to be ready to ship De@dw00d?
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Rick: Could you actually play checkers on this board without anything spooky happening (that is, until you want it to happen?) Paranormal events are always so powerful when the spec is involved and when the magic actually happens in their hand(or near their hand, he-he)!
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So check the website, I won't be answering questions here. Best to email me.

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I'm in. There's just so much story here. And checkers, as I'm sure the great OZ could attest, is no simple game. In one of Poes Dupin stories, the great detective talks about acumen and explains that because of its limited moves, checkers requires more acumen to play well than chess. Chess he says is more a game of concentration and the loser is the first to make a mistake. So one could make a Poe connection her as well. And of course dark dawn or four corners for the western theme.
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Agreed, Mcharisse! There is a LOT of backstory here.

A great storyline is one of the key elements in paranormal entertainment. The story is the 'beautiful sea-siren' that draws your audience in. Most people can relate to playing checkers as a child with a beloved grandparent. This mental pre-set creates a nostalgic 'memory play' in the mind of the spec. Much of the feeling of the backstory is already set within the spec, because all the items are something the audience has actually touched and experienced at one time or another.

OH, great news: I did find out that Deadwood is, first and foremost, an actual checker board! You can sit down with the spec and actually play a game of checkers while you spin your yarn of intrigue. The more I write about this wonderful effect, the more I realize I need it. With the characters I create onstage, I could easily present this effect with three unique storylines. I bet most of you could, too!
Wonder is very necessary in life. When we're little kids, we're filled with wonder for the world - it's fascinating and miraculous. A lot of people lose that. They become cynical and jaded, especially in modern day society. Magic renews that wonder.
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There is also a gaffed photo of the deceased, the actual bullet they pulled from the wall of the saloon (gaffed) and a hand written letter of provenance from the gentleman that acquired the board from the Saloon owner.
Nice little "hauntique" starter.


It would be awesome if there was a way to produce a gaffed "clear" shot glass! Perhaps could be made of acrylic dather than glass and
the base would appear mostly clear but somehow still be gaffed?
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@Roth, Very nice of you adding the extras and 3rd 'C', without a bump in price !
We, notice these things ... Smile

Perhaps, owners could make and add a gaffed N@@SE, to lay across the board.
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Not a far stretch to add chess pieces........
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Bet the spirits could move a derringer as well....
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Bet the spirits could move a derringer as well....


Spoken, like a True Texan ! Smile
I can picture 'Rick Derringer' being thrown off your board, whilst singing "Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo" ... LOL
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All Deadwood buyers, if you don't own 2 shot glasses, you need them. DW stars shipping Tuesday.

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Are those in the photo gaffed, like I suggested a few weeks ago?
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Are those in the photo gaffed, like I suggested a few weeks ago?
Smile Smile

Not gaffed. Real shotglasses Smile
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So I need shotglasses, eh? Maybe large enough to hold a checker? Will that checker move under that shotglass? Oh, wait...maybe we are just supposed to ply ourselves with alcohol, ha! Geez...Sometimes I over-think things.
Wonder is very necessary in life. When we're little kids, we're filled with wonder for the world - it's fascinating and miraculous. A lot of people lose that. They become cynical and jaded, especially in modern day society. Magic renews that wonder.
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Spirits for the spirits perhaps?
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Orders are going to start shipping tomorrow and all orders will be shipped by early next week.

Now...If one word could describe this board it's...violent. A true representation of the wild west. No B.S.

New tech and sooooooo strong.

We knew the bullet would rattle around in the sealed bottle, we didn't know it would fly up with such force, hit the cork that the whole bottle went flying.

Our strongest tech yet.

I would start routining some rather violent endings to yer presentations. No hype, this can be used in a subtle way, but it's stronger than anything we've done yet.

We'll have some vid shots of some of the action tomorrow. Smile
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On Saturday, an old package arrived in my mailbox. The smell of ancient leather eminated from the box. I immediately set it aside, thinking the dusty, leathery smell would subside, but it did not. In a few moments, I thought I heard something...perhaps a faint tap. Could it be the package? It was an odd box, carefully tied with thick cotton string and postmarked "Deadwood, South Dakota". The postage stamp was dated 1880, but how could this be possible?

As I pondered how a package could become so lost in the system, my attention was immediately pulled away. AGAIN, the soft tap! This faint, almost inaudible sound made me get my razor knife...partially to open the box, partially in fear of what lay inside. Upon opening I discovered an ancient wooden checkerboard along with a handful of red and black checkers, a photo of a beautiful long-dead woman, and a spent bullet. The bullet was entombed in an old apothecary bottle and sealed with a cork.

Thinking this would accent my living room, I set up the antique board and left it in the center of the table. As I walked away, I heard the quiet tapping again. I turned to see the bullet moving ever so gently against the glass. Icy fingers seemed to move down my spine as I approached the bottle, but the bullet ceased the tapping. As I reached for the apothecary bottle, the photo of the woman actually levitated and clattered against the surface of the checkerboard! My trembling hand reached to pick up the photo, but it flung itself angrily across the board!

At this point, my upper lip was beginning to feel damp as tiny beads of perspiration formed. My hands seemed to move across the checkerboard without any control. I watched myself set up the checkers, one-by-one on the wooden checkerboard and sat across from an unseen opponent. I placed the last checker in place and waited. The clock ticked away the moments. As I rose from the table, one single checker flung itself against the wall! My entire body was shaking as I put everything back in the box and locked it in the trunk of my car. Still, I cannot get the image of the long-dead woman out of my mind. The sound of the bullet haunts my every thought and I cannot sleep at night.
Wonder is very necessary in life. When we're little kids, we're filled with wonder for the world - it's fascinating and miraculous. A lot of people lose that. They become cynical and jaded, especially in modern day society. Magic renews that wonder.
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DW has some new tech we call "The Vortex". It has 3 c@!%s together, and another on the other side. Things happen on this board that do not happen on any other OE board. No camera effects, all real time. Yes, 4 c@#0s total
enjoy the demo below

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