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1tepa1
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What are your favorite effects with a normal deck of cards?
Blindside785
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Aces to Jacks-All Backs by Steve Dobson

Mr. E Takes a Stroll by John Guastaferro

Ace Thang by Cameron Francis

Back in Time by Jay Sankey

No Way! Two-Way by Mark Elsdon

Final Verdict by John Bannon

Maxi-Twist by Roger Smith/Bill Malone

The Stranger by Jonathan Levit

Double Exposure by Asi Wind

Quick Coincidence by Allan Ackerman

Naked Strange by Paul Harris

Reswindled by Caleb Wiles

Lemon Aces by Jack Carpenter

Icebreaker by Lee Smith

Third Degree by Lee Smith

Tiny Plunger by Jon Armstrong

Anything (that’s the name) by Ben Williams

I have a lot of favorites but I use them all.
Harry Lorayne
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HaLo Aces, Fantastic Ace Assembly, Out of this Universe, Impromptu Out of this Universe, Guess Quotient, Lorayne's poker Deal, Startler, Slider Finder, Top Level Test, Double Take, Take Five, Lazy Man's Card Trick, Card Sharp & Four Gamblers, Cal-Q-Lator,
Stabbed In The Pack, Lorayne's Poker Deal, That's The Truth, A Much Better Chance, The Flying Kings, Any Ace Spell --- plus a few thousand others!, That Darn 4C, S/H/F Killer, Amazing Tracking, Word's Best Card Hanadler, Magician Vs. Gambler - and a few thousand more!
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Favorites with a normal deck of cards? Too numerous to mention. However, for the quick set-up from a normal deck, Harry's Impromptu Out of this Universe is ingenious, and my personal favorite of the "quick set up" category. Lynn
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I have several favorite impromptu card tricks, the following come into my mind at the moment:

Out of this world from a shuffled deck
Ambitious card
2 card monte (David Blaine(?))
3 cards across (Royal road to card magic)
The invisible card (Giobbi's CC3)
Reverse engineering (James Brown's Professional Opportunist)
Caught three times (James Brown's Professional Opportunist)
Double exposure (Asi Wind)
Gemini calling (Giobbi's CC Lightest)
Four 4 following (Kimlat's Roadrunner cull)
Three cards under a box (Hollingworth's Drawing room deceptions)
Blessed poker (Aragon's Book in English)
Connection (This is one of my creations: one spectator selects a card, her partner reads her mind and also finds her card proving the mental connection between them. No stooges, no magnets, no color changing thimbles, just a borrowed deck of cards and some basic sleights.)
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Just to piggyback on what Harry listed above, ALL of the tricks can be done with a borrowed deck. Any set-ups required are quick and easy and can be done in the process of looking through the cards, etc.
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Shufflebored
Old Faithfull from FASDIU
Scarnes $1000 trick
Joe Riding impromptu monte
7 card 9 card trick Solomon
That’s the Truth Lorayne
Phil Pearce
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Another vote for Old Faithful from FASDIU
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Intuition Speller (Vincent)
Triumph (Vernon/Hamburg/Vincent/Bannon
The Invisible Card (Cummins)
Back The Way They Were (Malone)
Unadulterated Cutting the Aces (Vernon)
Dunberry's Delusion (Miller)
Lorayne's Poker Deal (Lorayne)
Pre-Prefiguration (Elsdon)
Twisting The Aces (Vernon)
3 Card Monte (Various)
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Triumph all the way.. One of the greatest trick ever created
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I have only "impromptu" routines in my repertoire. There is almost nothing you can't do with a borrowed and shuffled deck. And if you need a stack, you can set it up in front of the audience and boom, you are even ready for full stack miracles..if you like. Most of the time, the set up is even part of the routine itself.
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If I had to choose one effect that met the above conditions, it would be the Lorayne Poker Deal with Harry’s patter. Easy to do, highly entertaining with a strong reveal at the end. What’s not to like.

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On Dec 5, 2019, Melephin wrote:
I have only "impromptu" routines in my repertoire. There is almost nothing you can't do with a borrowed and shuffled deck. And if you need a stack, you can set it up in front of the audience and boom, you are even ready for full stack miracles..if you like. Most of the time, the set up is even part of the routine itself.


Ok and what are your favorites?
Have a nice day
Melephin
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I love them all. But if I had to choose one or two…: "My Impromptu Lucky Card Routine" and Rene Lavands "It can't be done any slower"
Chris K
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Wow, this is a huge question.

I tend to have sets I do and I switch out effects in those sets every now and then. Old sets included Naked Strange, Triumph, Doc Daley's Aces, Twisting the Aces, various OOTWs, Trait Secrets (modified, no Aces, John Bannon), The Trick That Cannot Be Explained, Dr. Jones (Atlas Brooking).

Current sets include: Las Vegas Leaper (Paul Harris), Future Reference (Ben Blau), Double Exposure (Asi Wind), a variation of Light Speed (Rick Lax), a Triumph routine, and several effects pieced together from multiple sources (often Harry Lorayne's work falls into this category).

Good luck!
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On Dec 5, 2019, Melephin wrote:
I have only "impromptu" routines in my repertoire. There is almost nothing you can't do with a borrowed and shuffled deck. And if you need a stack, you can set it up in front of the audience and boom, you are even ready for full stack miracles..if you like. Most of the time, the set up is even part of the routine itself.


Disagree 100%. That is:
I disagree with "There is almost nothing you can't do with a borrowed and shuffled deck" as there are going to be compromises you have to make with a shuffled deck in use, especially for certain effects.
I disagree with "you can set it up in front of the audience" as, while you "CAN", it seems very obvious. Much better to just learn some false shuffles and cuts and start stacked, if one so desires (this goes back to the point above, where a stack certainly allows for things a randomly ordered deck does not).
I disagree with "you are even ready for full stack miracles". Really? You are going to do a whole deck stack in front of the audience? I'm just imagining how that would look and how much time it would take, yuck.
I disagree with "Most of the time, the set up is even part of the routine itself". Define most of the time then. I certainly agree with this being possible sometimes. I think Bannon's routine from "Dear Mr Fantasy" is a prime example of how clean this could look. But "Most of the time"? No freaking way. I mean, you could make a set like this, which would be great. But your stated premise is that there is almost nothing you can't do from a shuffled deck.

I'm certainly happy you only do impromptu stuff. Because it makes you happy. I just don't agree with what you said. But that is just my opinion, you keep being you.
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