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rowdymagi5
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I have my own memorized stack. I randomly shuffled the cards and memorized them. So I am looking for a good resource of memorized deck routines that does NOT rely on the Aronson or Tamariz stack.
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Rowdymagi5,

Mnemonica by Tamariz
In Order to Amaze by Pit Hartling
Buena Vista Shuffle Club by Matt Baker
Handcrafted Card Magic volumes 1, 2 & 3 by Denis Behr

are all excellent resources for stack independent memorised deck tricks and routines

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Let me add Simon Aronson's "Simply Simon"... a fantastic book with a lot of stack independent routines. Jan
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I've said it before and will say it again, for me in my humble opinion, Darwin Ortiz in Lessons in Card Mastery and Scams and Fantasies has the most practical, workable and hard hitting memdeck material available. For me at least it ticks all the boxes, usuable in the real world, as it keeps your stack in tact, commercial routines and REALLY strong magic. If you did nothing but learn his memdeck material from those two books you would be set!
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Both Tamariz and Aronson's books have sections devoted to stack-independent tricks. I think they're well worth reviewing for ideas on how to deploy a mem-deck. I use the Aronson stack, but I also own Mnemonica and even use some of the effects from it.

In addition, I like to read card trick books with the question in the back of my mind, "How could this trick be better with a memorized deck?" You'll find some amazing ideas if you read with that in mind.
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Michael Close has some great epub books on memdeck work as well as some recent and possibly more upcoming online workshop type things he does. I do not personally have his books that cover memdeck but I would venture to guess there is some non-stack dependent stuff. I do have his 3 books on Palming and love the way he formats them. The books come both in PDF and ePub so you can use a huge number of free and/or paid readers. The part I love is that he will be discussing different grips (good and bad) and suddenly there is a blue text link that takes you to a private YouTube Video where he shows you what he means. Once done, you go back to your place in the book and continue on. Color photos are also scattered thru the book also.

https://www.michaelclose.com/ He also puts out a nice monthly newsletter FREE for subscribers and you wont get spam from signing up.


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Ortiz - Lessons in Card Mastery
Hartling - In order to Amaze
Behr - Handcrafted card magic
Tamariz - Mnemonica
Aronson - Simply Simon
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Greg Chapman's two books also offer a lot of great ideas as well as his own stack.
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