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paperinick
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Http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/11085
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A tarot reading that turns into much, much more. Your spectator cuts off any number of cards. Then she shuffles the pack.
The coincidences in the reading that follows blows everyone's mind. And if that wasn't enough, just wait for the kicker ending.

Seems like a good one and too good be self-working. Thoughts?
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He do something very bold at 0:52, so I think it's a st*ck. And that he doesn't "shuffle" the deck (at least not -all- the deck Smile )

I tend to prefer tricks that I can do anywhere anytime without a prepared deck which doesn't serve any other purpose. So my guess is that it's not for me !
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Is this published anywhere before?
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I'm sure this involves a stack but it's a terrific looking magic square effect with a very satisfying kicker ending. For the right time- right situation this looks great.
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On Nov 7, 2018, cho7 wrote:
He do something very bold at 0:52, so I think it's a st*ck. And that he doesn't "shuffle" the deck (at least not -all- the deck Smile )

I tend to prefer tricks that I can do anywhere anytime without a prepared deck which doesn't serve any other purpose. So my guess is that it's not for me !


Here's an idea! Why not buy it and find out so that you can leave a real review? Opposed to useless speculation.
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How can it be a Tarot reading without the Tarot??
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On Nov 7, 2018, the Sponge wrote:
How can it be a Tarot reading without the Tarot??


Good point. Also, how can there be a Tarot reading without a reading?
If you are into numerology, you could use this to give a reading and then show how all the cards add up to the same number which matches the amount of cards orignally cut off. It can be a very uplifting, positive and memorable moment for the spectator if done with the proper knowledge, reading and message. Just using this as a magic square is a very weak use of this effect.

Michael
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On Nov 7, 2018, the Sponge wrote:
How can it be a Tarot reading without the Tarot??


Of course, the title is very misleading. Maybe during the routine there is some kind of reading which has been left out of the demo.
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On Nov 7, 2018, Elman1 wrote:

Here's an idea! Why not buy it and find out so that you can leave a real review? Opposed to useless speculation.


The forum rules are pretty simple:

FORUM RULES & GUIDELINES:

Curious about an upcoming product? This is the forum to post your thoughts. THIS FORUM IS NOT FOR REVIEWS. Reviews imply that you actually own and have used the trick, read the book or watched the DVD. Such posts should be made in the appropriate forum located in our The Good, the Bad, and the Garbage category. This forum is all about hype and speculation - nothing more, nothing less.
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Perfectly answered ! Also, saying that my speculation is useless is a bit harsh : By saying what I said, I'm sending a warning to people, like me, who are not fans of st*cks, and before they buy it. I may be wrong, as it's speculation like you said, but to me it sounds like something I will regret to buy because of this. Anyway, let's go back to the topic, thanks.

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On Nov 8, 2018, Dave the Knave wrote:
Quote:
On Nov 7, 2018, Elman1 wrote:

Here's an idea! Why not buy it and find out so that you can leave a real review? Opposed to useless speculation.


The forum rules are pretty simple:

FORUM RULES & GUIDELINES:

Curious about an upcoming product? This is the forum to post your thoughts. THIS FORUM IS NOT FOR REVIEWS. Reviews imply that you actually own and have used the trick, read the book or watched the DVD. Such posts should be made in the appropriate forum located in our The Good, the Bad, and the Garbage category. This forum is all about hype and speculation - nothing more, nothing less.
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I bought this and I can share both the positive and the negatives.

The negatives are that this is not as “simple” as they make it out to be, and self-working, while true, is probabaly too simplistic of a description. There is some work to practice, and the setup is where most of your time will be spent, and then it’s simply a matter of practicing the process so that it seems unpracticed.

The positives are that this method is insanely deceptive because it is layered. This is a humbler for sure—to watch this closely and think through it—you would have to be a genius to parse it all out. Incredible method and fantastic use of layering ideas. The “tarot” marketing is odd for sure—I don’t think that was a great selling point or strong aesthetic for this release—the strength of this release is that a participant can take a random pile of cards from a deck, the deck can then be legitimately shuffled by a participant—face up and face down, and the cards can then be dealt creating a magic square EQUALING the number of cards the participant took—no forcing.

Woody presents this as a “fortune.” This could be a gambling demonstration, a mathematical “rainman-esque” presentation,
Or even a strange coincidence that you could almost nudge your audience to notice themselves.

It’s $15. It’s solid work. It’s most likely going to be useful to at least have in your mind bank.
//Sean Beard
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On Nov 8, 2018, Tempesta wrote:
I bought this and I can share both the positive and the negatives.

The negatives are that this is not as “simple” as they make it out to be, and self-working, while true, is probabaly too simplistic of a description. There is some work to practice, and the setup is where most of your time will be spent, and then it’s simply a matter of practicing the process so that it seems unpracticed.

The positives are that this method is insanely deceptive because it is layered. This is a humbler for sure—to watch this closely and think through it—you would have to be a genius to parse it all out. Incredible method and fantastic use of layering ideas. The “tarot” marketing is odd for sure—I don’t think that was a great selling point or strong aesthetic for this release—the strength of this release is that a participant can take a random pile of cards from a deck, the deck can then be legitimately shuffled by a participant—face up and face down, and the cards can then be dealt creating a magic square EQUALING the number of cards the participant took—no forcing.

Woody presents this as a “fortune.” This could be a gambling demonstration, a mathematical “rainman-esque” presentation,
Or even a strange coincidence that you could almost nudge your audience to notice themselves.

It’s $15. It’s solid work. It’s most likely going to be useful to at least have in your mind bank.


Super useful, thanks. The tarot/fortune framing felt off to me, but could see some fun routining you could do around the "coincidence" idea, or even tying it to something else and "attributing" the results to some other thing. Tend to love his effects, so will definitely pick this up at some point.

If setup is involved, how is reset?
IAIN
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You guys have heard of cartomancy, right?
I've asked to be banned
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On Nov 9, 2018, IAIN wrote:
You guys have heard of cartomancy, right?


This was my thinking. There is so much opportunity for a reading before the kicker ending... Cartomancy with some numerology mixed in? I love this release.

Dave
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Unfortunately I felt Woody's accent got in the way of understanding it he also seemed to quick in the explaination I gave up after just over 12 minutes in.
A little too complex to understand for a simpleton like me also as others have said the title is really like clutching at straws.

Im sure a experience card guy will understand it a lot easier than I did.

Just my thoughts on this.

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Dr Rob
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Phenomenal trick. Simply amazing.
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