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Hey Everyone,


Quickly popping in here to here to let you know about my brand-new creation. Titled 'Unsolved', it is a powerful bizarre item that should come out just in time for Halloween!

Get ready to genuinely spook your audiences with this! If you "play your cards right" (pun intended), people WILL believe you can converse with the dead!

So, just a heads-up that this might not be fore everyone!


TRAILER:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFeePab7ykc

Website: http://arcanearts-ltd.com/unsolved/


BLURB:

Over a year in the making. Designed in association with Phill Smith ('DMC Elites'). Unsolved is a powerful tool for bizarrists, mentalists and magicians willing to give compelling demonstrations of mediumship!


WHAT IS IT?

Unsolved is based on a real-world item originally developed by U.S. law enforcement agencies in order to solve crimes.

In order to keep this product hidden from potential web search by a spectator, we are purposely going to remain fairly cryptic about what it entails. For more information, please read the following article:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_p......mes.html

So, you guessed it: The gimmick is no ordinary deck! Consequently, the prop itself is a fantastic premise for dark and magickal storytelling

In essence, Unsolved is a specially-crafted marked deck that enables you to showcase your psychic powers and give convincing proof that you can converse with the dead.

Yes! You have just read this correctly! This is the kind of stuff you can bring to a seance and get sitters to genuinely freak out!

Unsolved was conceived with the professional performer in mind, enabling you to produce concrete manifestations of extrasensory perception. The prop really looks the part and can easily be fact-checked by your audience. However, all the cases are completely fictional. Therefore, you do not risk offending potential relatives of the victims. They simply do not exist!

***DISCLAIMER: No professional models were harmed in the making of this product!***


WHAT DOES IT DO?

Unsolved comes complete with 3 thrilling and unique routines:

1) 'OTHER-WORLDLY': A gripping 'Out Of This World' with sinister undertones. Two participants somehow manage to separate missing persons and unsolved homicides with nothing but the power of their intuition. Very deceptive yet extremely easy, you will perform this right away!

2) 'EMPATH': A card is freely selected and hidden away by a spectator. You, the Psychic, are instantly able to come into contact with the victim featured on the card and are able to reveal several pieces of information about that person: Initials, name, gender, age, dates, specific details about the case...

3) 'MOTHER OF ALL OUIJAS': Now you have successfully demonstrated a spiritual connection with the victim, you offer to put it to the test. A participant is asked to think of a word. You go into a trance and your planchette eerily starts to move across the letters inscribed on the Ouija board, gradually revealing the thought-of word!

Nevertheless, the real potential of Unsolved is yet to be fully explored and you will undoubtedly come up with your own personal presentations.


HOW DOES IT WORK?

Unsolved is comprised of 52 different 'victims'. There are no duplicates, everything is perfectly examinable, and the effect can be repeated instantly.

We magicians all know countless ploys where a spectator selects a card, which you eventually manage to find under 'impossible conditions'. Big deal!

But, instead, what if that trivial playing card value alone could automatically cue a whole range of information about a 'victim' featured on the face?

Unsolved is a great way of elevating a simple card trick to a potent demonstration with a profound emotional impact!


WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I HIT THE PURCHASE BUTTON?

Because of the potentially disquieting connotations attached to the deck, Unsolved is not meant to be performed as the latest 'trick' to show your friends and family over dinner.

The cards should only be employed in the right circumstances, whenever you have what it takes to set the mood for a (pretty dark) immersive theatrical experience with your audience.

More than a single effect, Unsolved is an actual system that has been streamlined to allow you to perform as seamlessly as possible. Yet, it will require a certain amount of memorisation on your part. That being said, you will also be able to use some of the features right away.

Finally, because the deck has been designed to look and feel like the real thing, the card stock may not appear to be of the greatest quality at first sight (remember, this was normally supposed to be used in prison!).

So, this may not be the best deck to use for your fancy cardistry videos or to practise your faros and diagonal palm shifts!


PRICE:

Special 16% OFF PRE-ORDER SALE: £25 (Instead of £29.99!)
Official launch date: October 22nd
Get it here: http://arcanearts-ltd.com/unsolved/
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'Unsolved' is now available through MindFX: https://www.mindfx.co.uk/collections/new......s-girola
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So, is this basically like “Missing in Action,” but with playing cards? I don’t have MIA, but if I recall, I believe Stephen said a selling point was not much memorization involved (correct me if I’m wrong). Just how much memorization is involved in this one?

Thanks,

Seth
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<tap tap tap>

Is this thing on..?
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<tap tap tap>

Is this thing on..?


Seth, MIA had quite a bit of memorization, though you didn't have to do it all.

Can't speak to this, but I did order it.
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Ahh, thank you, jaizon! Maybe I just assumed, since it was Stephen Young’s product, that memory was easier.

I’m very interested in Unsolved also—let us know what you think when you’ve played with it some.

Thanks!

Seth
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You don't commit any of the content of the cards to memory, the content is all procedurally unpacked from a very small piece of data that only you are aware of - you do need to remember the various systems used to unpack that information though, but it's not hard and you can learn it piece by piece as you build your presentation - you don't need to know all of it, not by a long shot. Francis also includes effects that don't use any of this stuff too. I know I'm biased because I did some artworking on it, but I think it's a tremendous prop with some killer applications.

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This is a good one folks.

Maybe not the best for kids parties though Smile
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On Nov 5, 2018, Seth speaks wrote:
So, is this basically like “Missing in Action,” but with playing cards? I don’t have MIA, but if I recall, I believe Stephen said a selling point was not much memorization involved (correct me if I’m wrong). Just how much memorization is involved in this one?

Thanks,

Seth


Hello,


First of all, I am sorry for the delay in my reply. I am very rarely on this forum!

As Phill explained, I have tried to streamline the method by enabling you to obtain several pieces of info about the 'victim' simply by knowing the playing card value alone.

Additionally, there is no complex math and most of the system is based on easy mnemonic systems you probably already know.

That being said, 'Unsolved' is definitely NOT self-working and will require a tiny bit of memorisation on your part. HOWEVER, a lot of the applications of deck can be used almost straight out of the box! Plus, you do not have to learn the entire system to perform with 'Unsolved'.

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This is a good one folks.

Maybe not the best for kids parties though Smile


Thanks! Really glad you like!! Smile


Finally, LATEST UPDATES => 'Unsolved' is also available through:

MagicBox: https://www.magicbox.uk.com/product/unsolved-francis-girola/

Lebanon Circle: https://www.lebanoncircle.co.uk/collecti......old-case
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Thank you, Phill and Francis, for the clarification about memory work with these. Much appreciated!

Seth
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I did order this from MagicBox a month ago. Not here yet. Not happy. Not happy at all.
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I did order this from MagicBox a month ago. Not here yet. Not happy. Not happy at all.


Another one to add to the list unfortunately.
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I did order this from MagicBox a month ago. Not here yet. Not happy. Not happy at all.


Another one to add to the list unfortunately.


Hello,


I am really sorry to learn that you are yet to receive your order!

MagicBox have their own stock and, therefore, I do not deal with their shipping. Have you tried contacting them directly?

I have just sent an email to them, hopefully you guys will have some updates very soon! Smile
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On Dec 5, 2018, jaizon wrote:
I did order this from MagicBox a month ago. Not here yet. Not happy. Not happy at all.


Another one to add to the list unfortunately.


Hello,


I am really sorry to learn that you are yet to receive your order!

MagicBox have their own stock and, therefore, I do not deal with their shipping. Have you tried contacting them directly?

I have just sent an email to them, hopefully you guys will have some updates very soon! Smile


I do not blame you in the least. This is all on MagicBox. I will file a Paypal claim if it does not arrive in the next few days.
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On Dec 5, 2018, Svengali83 wrote:
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On Dec 5, 2018, jaizon wrote:
I did order this from MagicBox a month ago. Not here yet. Not happy. Not happy at all.


Another one to add to the list unfortunately.


Hello,


I am really sorry to learn that you are yet to receive your order!

MagicBox have their own stock and, therefore, I do not deal with their shipping. Have you tried contacting them directly?

I have just sent an email to them, hopefully you guys will have some updates very soon! Smile


I do not blame you in the least. This is all on MagicBox. I will file a Paypal claim if it does not arrive in the next few days.


Just heard back from Magicbox. The decks were shipped as arranged and they were not aware that some packages had not yet been received. So, they will double-check everything and, hopefully, you guys will have some updates soon.

So, if you haven't done so yet, I suggest you contact Magicbox directly. Smile
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Hi
If you have any issues with not receiving your order, PLEASE contact us direct, otherwise how will we know??
They were all sent at the same time

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I picked this up at Minds and I absolutely love it. The cards are very well put together and look consistent with the genuine article. The system is very easy to learn and within a couple of hours of practice I was able to reveal every piece of info on any given card. The beauty of this is that you don’t have to reel off the info at a fast pace in fact doing so would probably kill the effect so you have all the thinking time in the world. I wasn’t sure if I would use these I just wanted a set because they are cool and I love the back story. I performed this on Julie last night and she said it is one of her favourite things she has seen me perform.

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I picked this up at Minds and I absolutely love it. The cards are very well put together and look consistent with the genuine article. The system is very easy to learn and within a couple of hours of practice I was able to reveal every piece of info on any given card. The beauty of this is that you don’t have to reel off the info at a fast pace in fact doing so would probably kill the effect so you have all the thinking time in the world. I wasn’t sure if I would use these I just wanted a set because they are cool and I love the back story. I performed this on Julie last night and she said it is one of her favourite things she has seen me perform.

Mark


Just curious about it taking two hours to learn to reveal. So if once you learn it and do not use it for a few weeks or so does it stay with you or no?
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I would say no. You would probably need to rush it up. It’s not overly complex but there is a little memory work if you want to do all of the reveals.

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