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Estooge took its medicine in the form of an all out inquiry and challenge from Café members back in 2016. It just seems that the company and products have accepted the challenge and persevered long enough to be accepted. The chat thread is “Estooge = a new era in mentalism.” So no one is safe, Estooge has just already crossed this bridge.
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Accepted by who? So the folks that are up in arms here are not concerned about another product that replicates all of RD's features? Not trying to start anything just honestly trying to understand the nuances here.

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Does anybody else offer smaller dies like Mental dice has? Meaning normal size dice?
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Oh lord, I am a newbie to the Café and can 100% promise that I don’t understand the nuances, I just chimed in to say that the Café had already pressure tested estooge in a similar way as they are currently doing to Marc Antoine and his new release.
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OK, thanks... was curious. I certainly am not going to post the question on the other thread as not fair to deliberately try to derail their conversation.
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As someone who's not all that familiar with these die effects from some of the clips I've seen of this and other similar it involves for example having a deck of cards out so that you can read the numbers etc is that the case or is there more subtle ways of getting the information.
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You don’t need any cards at all and that’s why I love these effects as they are different and change things up Tarik 🙂
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On Jan 19, 2018, warren wrote
As someone who's not all that familiar with these die effects from some of the clips I've seen of this and other similar it involves for example having a deck of cards out so that you can read the numbers etc is that the case or is there more subtle ways of getting the information.


Hey Warren, this effect does use a visual display. Marc has chosen to put it in a card box and for many that will work fine. Thought does need to be given on how to best get the peek to get the info. For me in casual work having a couple of decks on the table looks natural. I have also placed the deck in a jacket breast pocket hidden from view. You can get the info with a quick downward glimpse. In my office I have the deck on a shelf away from my desk. Again a quick glance as I look away gets the info.

The receiver components are small and with a liitle arts and crafts could be incorporated in something else that may work better for you. I have an idea I am working on in this regard.

Hope that helps.


John
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I am curious that there is another thread going about another similar product that is much closer to the Promystic offering yet no one seems opposed to that one. Am I missing something? Is Marc not part of the "inner circle" but that manufacturer is? Seems a little unfair.


I was wondering the same thing myself.


I was wondering as well, seems very odd...
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Ok, back to original intent of this thread...received the Mental Dice yesterday. Really very nice quality, no visible seams (if there even are any) on the included red, white and black dice, beautiful wood box to hold the dice, poker-sized card box, all contained in a nice cloth bag. Includes USB charging cable and tool to program/shut off the dice. (Mods, despite the existing video discussed, if this post is too descriptive, please feel free to delete my post.) It seems to me that Marc Antoine does care about creating a high-quality and (so far) extremely reliable product. Pretty happy with this purchase.


Can you remove the re....er from the card case to someplace else like a note pad?

Thank you.

Hi, MagicInsight
At least with mine, no you can't, but you could put the whole thing in something like a hollowed out notepad, which is what I was thinking of doing.
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As someone who's not all that familiar with these die effects from some of the clips I've seen of this and other similar it involves for example having a deck of cards out so that you can read the numbers etc is that the case or is there more subtle ways of getting the information.


Hey Warren, this effect does use a visual display. Marc has chosen to put it in a card box and for many that will work fine. Thought does need to be given on how to best get the peek to get the info. For me in casual work having a couple of decks on the table looks natural. I have also placed the deck in a jacket breast pocket hidden from view. You can get the info with a quick downward glimpse. In my office I have the deck on a shelf away from my desk. Again a quick glance as I look away gets the info.

The receiver components are small and with a liitle arts and crafts could be incorporated in something else that may work better for you. I have an idea I am working on in this regard.

Hope that helps.


John


Thanks for getting back to me so quickly Smile
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Hello, I'm looking for this information through the thread but it is so full of useless information that I can't find an answer.
Is it possible to have a spectator select a single die for the effect and know which die is in play?

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When they select a die you will know the color and value selected.
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When they select a die you will know the color and value selected.


Thank you for the info!
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I don't own this but to me it seems like the obvious use for this would be to have 3 people each take one of the dies while you can't see.
Then you are able to tell them which color they have and which number is on top. Maybe end with a secret writer to show the total of all 3 as a prediction.

But it doesn't seem like you can do the first part using the system provided. You would have to use psychological ruses or other methods to determine who has what color.
Do I understand this correctly?
How are others using this?
Seems like there are possibilities for some great routines with a little thought. Unfortunately, I am not that creative.
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There are definitely many ways to use them and very fun to jazz with. I have a sequence I roughly follow but like to build and cancel thinking as I go. I built a sequence just playing with them and seeing what got the best reactions. Once you start and if there are a number of people watching you will find everyone will want to try picking a die and "test" you Smile. The combination of color and values allows for some light cold reading. Great for informal performances at dinners etc.

It is definitely possible to have three people select a die and know the color and value. Once you play with it will see how that is easily done.
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I’ve played around with this for a while, and the method with 3 people each choosing a die and you will know the identity of the die as well as each number. It is not too difficult to obtain this information and it is very casual to do
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Hi All, Sorry if that has already been touched on... has anyone discovered where we can buy identical dice for a switch?

Thanks Smile
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This may have already been mentioned but how long does the unit last for once charged? It is not covered in the instructions.
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Hi Paul:

Not sure how long it would last under constant usage but I have never had it run out of charge over an evening, etc. Unused it seems to hold a charge for a long time (weeks or months)
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