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Papa Legba
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I need to divine an item from a list of 24 with just a single card (2 sides).
A binary solution would require 2 cards (4 sides) and ternary would require 3 sides.
Any suggestions for a single card solution please?
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Wouldn't a binary solution require more than four sides? 2^4=16

Can you provide more info on exactly what you're trying to do?
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Landmark, you're correct, silly me. Of course 5 sides needed for 24 items (1,2,4,8,and 16).
What I am trying to do is similar to Effects with up to 16 items such as Zodiac sign divination etc. all of which can be comfortably accommodated on 2 sides of a single card.

hcs, thanks for that, I have played with 2 different colours but can't get to a final, fluid methodology. Can you expand a little? pm me if you wish.
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You might want to take a look at Zodiak Gods by Unknown Mentalist

https://www.lybrary.com/zodiak-gods-p-871741.html

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You can try with "take a number from 1 to 30 " page 246 in My Best J.G Thompson.
You have a card bearing 30 numbers or items ,you can replace columns with colors.

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Michael and marcomind, thank you both for these tips.
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On Dec 5, 2020, marcomind wrote:
You can try with "take a number from 1 to 30 " page 246 in My Best J.G Thompson.
You have a card bearing 30 numbers or items ,you can replace columns with colors.

Marco

It's on page 264.

Phil (I do the same think quite often)
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