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Chaz93
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Considering that I do most of my reading these days on my phone, I am curious if there are any good book tests that use pdfs that can be loaded onto a phone? I have Jose Pragers Lie-Brary and Dee Christophers PYO Book Test, and have just learned of Rory Adams Dracula test. I dislike the Prager test as it doesn't stand up to new screen sizes without giving the method away, and is not examinable. The PYO book test is a little closer to what I like, and I've not got the Dracula test due to it not being repeatable to the same audience. Truthfully this would fill a role in casual performing as if I'm doing a gig I'm not going to be using my phone, I'll have a book with me. That said, I would like to have a few PDFs loaded up that would allow me to have them open any book and using for example U.F Grants method being able to divine the word they're thinking of. I know that I could take the time to design my own and may end up doing that if no other option exists, but I was hoping you fine folks could point me to existing apps or pdfs that would allow a choice of word from a book and be able to be repeated with the same audience.
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Zodiac by Theory11
Magic Tricks by Mikael Montier
Dicesmith by Benke Smith
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Chaz93
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Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately those don't meet the criteria I have in mind as Zodiac and Magic Tricks require a physical book, and Dicesmith seems to just be an app to know the value of a die roll. I've also been suggested Wikitest but to me that isn't quite a book test though it does look interesting. But ideally I'm looking for a few PDFs of well known books that utilize the long word principle or similar. Only reason I haven't created it myself is that I am a terrible writer to begin with, so coming up with a fully examinable pdf that is gimmicked will be a challenge haha.
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I would suggest using 'iThump' and creating your own custom list for any book you wish to use (You would need to purchase the app to understand what I mean by custom list).

Also, another great app is 'Elips'. Similar to a booktest, but you are asking someone to search for the lyrics to a song of their choice, and on their phone. You then ask them to think of a word in the lyrics, and you reveal that word.

Regards,

Rasp.
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On Apr 2, 2022, Chaz93 wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately those don't meet the criteria I have in mind as Zodiac and Magic Tricks require a physical book, and Dicesmith seems to just be an app to know the value of a die roll. I've also been suggested Wikitest but to me that isn't quite a book test though it does look interesting. But ideally I'm looking for a few PDFs of well known books that utilize the long word principle or similar. Only reason I haven't created it myself is that I am a terrible writer to begin with, so coming up with a fully examinable pdf that is gimmicked will be a challenge haha.


I have created my few own pdf
“It’s not what you do that matters, or even how you do it;
it’s what the spectators perceive you as doing that matters.
That’s the MAGIC they’ll remember.”
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I would purchase WikiTest - I think it's a brilliant way to do it. Because not everybody reads e-books but everybody has WikiPedia on their phones accessible. And "happening in the spectator's hands" is what makes it killer IMHO.

Having recommended that, I would then say you can always take inspiration from the WikiTest text and create your own e-books
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That said, I would like to have a few PDFs loaded up that would allow me to have them open any book and using for example U.F Grants method being able to divine the word they're thinking of. I know that I could take the time to design my own and may end up doing that if no other option exists, but I was hoping you fine folks could point me to existing apps or pdfs that would allow a choice of word from a book and be able to be repeated with the same audience.


This is exactly what I have done with my own book test. Spectator has a choice of any of the 60 books in my library and I proceed with my version of the long word principle. I wrote the book/story from scratch.
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