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What is the one card effect that you do...that is so strong, that no other effect that you know can follow it?
Mine is Finger On The  Card  by  Gary Ouellet.
There is a script by Fred Becker called The Fortuneteller's Card which  adds to the Finger On The  Card plot that I think is great! The patter for the effect can be found  online . It fits me perfect and makes a great trick even better.  Not too many tricks can say that.
What is your hard to follow card effect?
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Holey Terror II - moving holes (Hole Matrix) with a signed card.

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I have and original multi-card location, inspired by Gregory Wilson's Revelation in Spades and Darwin Ortiz' 9 Card Location, as a closer.

I call my take, "Gratitude" and I started doing it quite by accident. I closed a show and the audience wanted one more. I had NDO in my pocket, switched for the SDIU and produced the Hearts in order with top shots, flippant, benzais cut, etc.--between false cuts.

The spectators went nuts! I could not believe the reactions and the great lines they fed me as I moved along. Driving home, I dictated my take-aways into my phone. I always try to do that after a show. I knew I had a keeper that was encore-worthy.

I must also credit Gareth Bell. He and I had both purchased Fusilade and were tearing into it. I fretted over multiple selections and the attention spans of the spectators. But... the flurry of revelations appealed to me.

I've since added a phase using Takumi Takahashi's snap deal change from his brilliant Lennart Green tribute DVD. Then here's one last bit of fun as I beat the horse I've overkilled into resurrection.
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Stevie Ray - Thanks for reminding me of how powerful the multiple revelation routines are. I think the A, 2, 3 etc revelation is stronger than the multiple selection routines. Now I have to put such a routine together. Another New Year's Resolution.

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I have and original multi-card location, inspired by Gregory Wilson's Revelation in Spades and Darwin Ortiz' 9 Card Location, as a closer.

I call my take, "Gratitude" and I started doing it quite by accident. I closed a show and the audience wanted one more. I had NDO in my pocket, switched for the SDIU and produced the Hearts in order with top shots, flippant, benzais cut, etc.--between false cuts.

The spectators went nuts! I could not believe the reactions and the great lines they fed me as I moved along. Driving home, I dictated my take-aways into my phone. I always try to do that after a show. I knew I had a keeper that was encore-worthy.

I must also credit Gareth Bell. He and I had both purchased Fusilade and were tearing into it. I fretted over multiple selections and the attention spans of the spectators. But... the flurry of revelations appealed to me.

I've since added a phase using Takumi Takahashi's snap deal change from his brilliant Lennart Green tribute DVD. Then here's one last bit of fun as I beat the horse I've overkilled into resurrection.


My only regret from my Hollywood trip this year was not getting to play with this with you in person Steve. One day. Merry Christmas buddy. 🍻
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Stevie Ray - Thanks for reminding me of how powerful the multiple revelation routines are. I think the A, 2, 3 etc revelation is stronger than the multiple selection routines. Now I have to put such a routine together. Another New Year's Resolution.

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Mike I was playing with Harry’s Thirteen from Jawdroppers last night and came up with an idea for a great finish involving the final J, Q, K reveals as an astonishing closer which is straight from you. Will share the idea at the session tomorrow.
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My only regret from my Hollywood trip this year was not getting to play with this with you in person Steve. One day. Merry Christmas buddy. 🍻
 


Same here, my friend.

I am revamping a couple of critical moves. Hondo Chen's Flap may be the answer to my prayers. When I finish with the arts and crafts, assuming I still have ten fingers left, we should video chat!

Merry Christmas to you and the fam bam!
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   Out Of This Universe, Magician vs. Gambler, Card Sharp & Four Gamblers, Startler, Fantastic Ace Assembly, Slider Finder, Impromptu Out Of This World, Less Of  A M-E-S, HaLo Aces, Blown Further Away, Guess Quotient, Little Fella'-Big Fella', Stabbed In The Pack, Lorayne's Poker Deal, Colorful Assembly, The Great Divide, Memory Magic square, Lorayces, Best darn Linking Card Effect, The Equalizer, Numero Uno, Instant Magic Square, Thirteen!, 8541 Plus,  Eaier Collectors, That's The Truth, Greatest Card Handler, One-Eyed Jack Sandwich, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Plus, voice Print, S/H/F Killer, Really!, That's Impossible!, Powerful Powers, A Much Better Chance, Utility Mixer, Universal Reversal,  Spread Control Impossibility, Stabbed In The Pack, Suitable Blackjack, Saltless, Lazy Man's Card Trick ...

      To name just a few!!!!
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Out Of This Universe, Magician vs. Gambler, Card Sharp & Four Gamblers, Startler, Fantastic Ace Assembly, Slider Finder, Impromptu Out Of This World, Less Of  A M-E-S, HaLo Aces, Blown Further Away, Guess Quotient, Little Fella'-Big Fella', Stabbed In The Pack, Lorayne's Poker Deal, Colorful Assembly, The Great Divide, Memory Magic square, Lorayces, Best darn Linking Card Effect, The Equalizer, Numero Uno, Instant Magic Square, Thirteen!, 8541 Plus,  Eaier Collectors, That's The Truth, Greatest Card Handler, One-Eyed Jack Sandwich, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Plus, voice Print, S/H/F Killer, Really!, That's Impossible!, Powerful Powers, A Much Better Chance, Utility Mixer, Universal Reversal,  Spread Control Impossibility, Stabbed In The Pack, Suitable Blackjack, Saltless, Lazy Man's Card Trick ...

      To name just a few!!!!
 


Harry, I use so many of your original moves and those you featured in Apocolypse(Epitome, Great Divide, Spread Control, HALO, flippant...) I should probably send you another check.

Merry Christmas in Connecticut, Sensei!
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   Out Of This Universe, Magician vs. Gambler, Card Sharp & Four Gamblers, Startler, Fantastic Ace Assembly, Slider Finder, Impromptu Out Of This World, Less Of  A M-E-S, HaLo Aces, Blown Further Away, Guess Quotient, Little Fella'-Big Fella', Stabbed In The Pack, Lorayne's Poker Deal, Colorful Assembly, The Great Divide, Memory Magic square, Lorayces, Best darn Linking Card Effect, The Equalizer, Numero Uno, Instant Magic Square, Thirteen!, 8541 Plus,  Eaier Collectors, That's The Truth, Greatest Card Handler, One-Eyed Jack Sandwich, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Plus, voice Print, S/H/F Killer, Really!, That's Impossible!, Powerful Powers, A Much Better Chance, Utility Mixer, Universal Reversal,  Spread Control Impossibility, Stabbed In The Pack, Suitable Blackjack, Saltless, Lazy Man's Card Trick ...

      To name just a few!!!!


What he said.❤️
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Stevie Ray - Thanks for reminding me of how powerful the multiple revelation routines are. I think the A, 2, 3 etc revelation is stronger than the multiple selection routines. Now I have to put such a routine together. Another New Year's Resolution.

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Mike,

The reactions I received that day drove home the point that the simplest plots get the best responses. We so often require our viewers to "think" and "remember" and "point" and "choose" and "not to forget" and "change their minds if, they'd like"... when all they want to do is sit back and be entertained. 

That being said...

Darwin's riffle selection method is fast enough and reliable. But Brian Gillis' Peek Pack is faster, sure-fire and remembered as thought of selections. I saw him perform it many times at the Castle and never imagined the correct method. A good offbeat deck switch can set up 6 mental forces and then the revelations begin.

As I am re-tooling "Gratitude" right now, I'm planning to use Peek Pack for a gig on Monday. I'll combine it with my favorite revelation flourishes. Brian would put the deck away and read the spectator's mind. Gregory Wilson, who convinced Brian to release the effect--not a year before his passing--claims to use "tells" to discern the selections. I've seen him perform that live an it killed.

I have some Brazilian musician friends visiting. If I am still sober, I hope to join the session.
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Thanks for reminding me about Finger on the Card... it's a great effect.
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Does anyone have a reference on the Fred Becker script referenced above?

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