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rready

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This is the second trick in Mike's new book called Plots and Methods. I have only read the first two tricks in the book and the first one is called ALL IN and it's a fantastic effect that uses a faro. I'll post a demo of that one when I get a chance.

Lucky you is very easy to do and is sort of like an CAAN where you count down to a number and find their looked at card. What is like about it is it ends up on the EXACT number and not the one after or the one before. here's a quick demo.


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Nice job as always!  Don't know if I would show double-facers though.  Might just be personal preference but I don't want spectators thinking that cards like that are even available.  I know this has been debated with regard to "All Backs" routines, but in that case it is a bit different I think.

Could you do this with 6 index cards with numbers written on them?  Something that doesn't tip the double-facers?
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Hello Ray,

                Thanks. Actually in the book it is done with business cards but also index cards would work. 

              What I could of mentioned in the video is say "I took two cards and glued them back to back" (which is actually what I did). That would probably take the heat off of double facers issue somewhat. 


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Great job, Tony! I agree with Ray, vis, exposing gaff cards. I also like your idea of showing that you glued two cards together. That's makes it a "thing" to most folks, and not a trick card. It also plays better than index cards IMO. Not familiar with Mr. K. Will check out his book. 

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That's a very nice trick. Thank you for posting.

Instead of business cards or double faced cards - coins, tokens, or poker chips could be used. You could use those round stickers on both sides, with numbers written/printed on them. They could then be given to the spectator to shake in their hands, before dropping them on the table.

Like Ray and Anthony, I too am not overly keen on openly displaying double faced cards - I don't do Anniversary Waltz for this reason.

Now before someone jumps in to tell me it's a great trick and a great souvenir for a couple - I agree, it is a great trick for a couple. It's what happens AFTER the trick.

Many folk talk on the forums about letting the couple keep the card as a souvenir, and usually mention that it's an impossible object that they can then "show to their friends" - and therein lies the problem.

It is only an impossible object FOR THOSE WHO ACTUALLY SAW THE TRICK. Without seeing the magical process which creates it, it will be seen for what it is, a specially printed card - regardless of what fanciful story they are told about how it was created.

If you doubt this, show someone a double facer without doing any magic with it, and tell them it was created by magic

If they believe you, please let me know, as I have a bridge for sale.


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Hey Rready,

Thanks for putting some light on Michal's work. Lucky you is a really fine trick. I'm not sure either about the DBers, but your handling is really good.

I'm really interested in seeing you perform All-in, because I like it even better than Lucky you.

Michal is a nice guy and I really like his thinking.

Thanks for sharing.

Lucas.
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Thanks guys,

        I will try to do a video of ALL IN today or tomorrow.
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I guess the discrepancy for me is why have 4-5 spectators come up when you need only one?
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Hey guys,

Thank you, Tony, for the videos!

Now, please bear in mind that what you see is just the bare bones of the routines. Every little detail is explained in the booklet.

I, obviously, published my preferred way of presenting everything. But, since the (published) material is now "ours", one can have fun with it! If you want to use poker chips or coins - no problem!

"All In" and "Lucky You" are not the best routines to present on a video camera (especially if there's no audience interaction/participation), so I applaud Tony for that!

Mike
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Hey Mike ...

Good to see you here... and was happy to see some postings about your book!

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I guess the discrepancy for me is why have 4-5 spectators come up when you need only one?

While only one person chooses a card there are still 5 packets to shuffle. That would be tedious with one spectator doing all of the work.
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You can "streamline" the amount of spectators that are used in the routines. Maybe this will be a bit tricky in "All In", but in "Lucky You" it is very easy to use just one person.

Personally, I like when a few spectators group-shuffle the cards, so at some point all of the cards are totally out of my hands/control. It is a very fair picture I want them to remember.

Mike
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For "Lucky You"  you could have the spectator on your far right look at a card instead so you have an option.
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