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jaizon
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I know they are all great, but which Doppleganger do you like best? Thanks.
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M*re Gh*st

Of course ... it's the only one I have, so my opinion may not hold a ton of weight.

The system is incredible though.
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which Doppleganger do you like best? Thanks.


Drew Barrymore, one ... Smile
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Have them all,...hard to pick a favorite, love 'em all, but absolutely love the look, feel, texture and contents of Shakespeare.
Then again, one of my all time stories of wonderment has been "Alice", so....waiting with drool for the next, "double-Dopp" of the Alice stories!

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Depends on the event. For some events, the bard is the best.

For others, Sir Arthur is my favourite, since he links to my larger narrative about the science of deduction. For those that have seen my show: I link the science of deduction with a dopps presentation, followed by a kurotsuke presentation. These three flow very nicely together and the dopps is a crucial part of the escalation of implausibility (to quote the magnificent Chuck Hickok)...

This summer I will be using three as part of a steampunk show Smile

Cheers

Todd
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Depends on the event. For some events, the bard is the best.

For others, Sir Arthur is my favourite, since he links to my larger narrative about the science of deduction. For those that have seen my show: I link the science of deduction with a dopps presentation, followed by a kurotsuke presentation. These three flow very nicely together and the dopps is a crucial part of the escalation of implausibility (to quote the magnificent Chuck Hickok)...

This summer I will be using three as part of a steampunk show Smile

Cheers

Todd


Hi Dr. Todd, I would like to hear more about the "escalation of implausibility"...does Chuck Hickok have a book in which this is discussed? I would love to see a link to this if you have it on video. I just received my first Dopps in the mail and am diving into the manual.

Thanks!
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Soft soft in my heart for the Dickens.
A morality tale.
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On Jun 22, 2016, DrTodd wrote:
Depends on the event. For some events, the bard is the best.

For others, Sir Arthur is my favourite, since he links to my larger narrative about the science of deduction. For those that have seen my show: I link the science of deduction with a dopps presentation, followed by a kurotsuke presentation. These three flow very nicely together and the dopps is a crucial part of the escalation of implausibility (to quote the magnificent Chuck Hickok)...

This summer I will be using three as part of a steampunk show Smile

Cheers

Todd


Hi Dr. Todd, I would like to hear more about the "escalation of implausibility"...does Chuck Hickok have a book in which this is discussed? I would love to see a link to this if you have it on video. I just received my first Dopps in the mail and am diving into the manual.

Thanks!
jmg


Mentalism Incorporated Volume I

Cheers

Todd
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On Jun 22, 2016, DrTodd wrote:
Depends on the event. For some events, the bard is the best.

For others, Sir Arthur is my favourite, since he links to my larger narrative about the science of deduction. For those that have seen my show: I link the science of deduction with a dopps presentation, followed by a kurotsuke presentation. These three flow very nicely together and the dopps is a crucial part of the escalation of implausibility (to quote the magnificent Chuck Hickok)...

This summer I will be using three as part of a steampunk show Smile

Cheers

Todd


Hi Dr. Todd, I would like to hear more about the "escalation of implausibility"...does Chuck Hickok have a book in which this is discussed? I would love to see a link to this if you have it on video. I just received my first Dopps in the mail and am diving into the manual.

Thanks!
jmg


jmg...YOu just got your Dopps? From where?
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Purchased second hand; owner was selling several bizarre prop books. They come up occasionally in the "Lets make a deal" section here on the Café'.
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On Jun 22, 2016, DrTodd wrote:
Depends on the event. For some events, the bard is the best.

For others, Sir Arthur is my favourite, since he links to my larger narrative about the science of deduction. For those that have seen my show: I link the science of deduction with a dopps presentation, followed by a kurotsuke presentation. These three flow very nicely together and the dopps is a crucial part of the escalation of implausibility (to quote the magnificent Chuck Hickok)...

This summer I will be using three as part of a steampunk show Smile

Cheers

Todd


Hi Dr. Todd, I would like to hear more about the "escalation of implausibility"...does Chuck Hickok have a book in which this is discussed? I would love to see a link to this if you have it on video. I just received my first Dopps in the mail and am diving into the manual.

Thanks!
jmg


Mentalism Incorporated Volume I

Cheers

Todd


Dr. Todd, thanks so much for recommending this book. His principles are broadly applicable to a variety of performance types. I just think the phrase "escalation of implausibility" is such an elegant way of describing this way of structuring an act. This book is a real eye-opener, and it is really increasing my respect for mentalism as a performance art.
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Yes, the ideas set out in the book show how to start an act with plausible and explicable feats and then with each new effect the performance becomes less and less plausible. My own experience is that audiences need an entry point for an act and in many ways the slow build of implausibility is a great way to structure things.

I start with a pipe and a discussion of the science of deduction that comes from the story 'The Man with the Yellow Face' which features a pipe left behind by a visitor from which SH deduces details about the visitor. I then hand out THOTB and explain that divining words could be done through deduction, or deception, or something more....this is then followed by a kurotsuke 'find the killer' routine...
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While far from being my favorite literary work of the set, Ph.O.T.O. is probably my favorite Dopps as far as features. The stand-out feature that it has over the other Dopps to date is the "guaranteed threat finale." It also includes lovely full-color tipped-in glossy illustrations.
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FYI - not mine, but 3 dopps for sale in tricks & effects for sale section for thise still looking......
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I would LOVE an EAPoe version!!
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The one yet written.
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The only one missing in my collection is the Shakespeare one and I'm hoping to seeone sometime in the Sale section.
As for favorites: Dickens, PotO and Spectre
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Having only one (so far) I have no basis for comparison, however I am mightily impressed by "M*re Gh*st".
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Does anyone know if the Dopp expansion pack #1 will work with M*re Gh*st.
Thank you
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Does anyone know if the Dopp expansion pack #1 will work with M*re Gh*st.
Thank you


It will not. The Ice Age coins could be made to work, though only marginally, with M*RE GH*ST, but the recorded sessions work only with the 'full doppelganger effect' requiring 3 or more Dopps in the routine.

Sorry.

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