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JoshP06

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So I noticed that Cardially Yours by MagicInc is the 2nd volume of the Marlo Trilogy. So is RCT the first volume? What exactly is the third volume? Kinda confused as to what that really means.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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You're confused because it's confusing!

As far as I know, they're considering RCT as volume 1, Cardially Yours as volume 2, and volume 3 as... some unspecified collection of other Marlo material, which may or may not ever be released as a big hardbound book, given the way magic publishing goes.

The material that makes up the hardbound set all came out as separate, smaller books and booklets originally. I don't have the big RCT book, but I have all the chapters it's made up of as standalone booklets.
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Hmm...Interesting.

You would think that it would happen eventually. Maybe that's coming soon? Or not? Haha.

That's pretty cool Chris.

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Hmm...Interesting.

You would think that it would happen eventually. Maybe that's coming soon? Or not? Haha.

That's pretty cool Chris.

Josh


Jon Racherbaumer would be the one to ask.
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Wait, why do you say that Ray?
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Wait, why do you say that Ray?


Jon had a unique relationship with Marlo and is in possession of a lot of unpublished material.  He may or may not eventually publish it.  You can contact him through his website to inquire.  He can also comment on the 'trilogy' question.

http://realworknow.com/

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Wow. Gotta wonder what exactly what he has.

The stuff that is available from Marlo at the moment is killer.

I may do that honestly.



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Jon was a member of TMF and even had his own section where he shared some stuff but he stopped visiting and his section was archived (I hope). Another possible person who may know about this third volume is Steve Reynolds (he is on FB). 

I have also wondered about this third volume... What will the contents be if it is ever written? 



 

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JoshP06

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Hmm...

Interesting.

I know that MagicInc has a few booklets on their website that aren't in RCT or Cardially Yours but I doubt those would be included with unpublished Marlo stuff.

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Just to add to the fun, M.I.N.T. was also meant to be a trilogy 😉
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I've given this a lot of thought.  If you really want to understand Marlo, study The Cardician, Marlo in Spades, and the Magic Seven.  The first two have some of his very best work, the latter details his approach to handling, nuance, and touches.  If you start with Magic Seven (easy sleights) and then move into the other two books you'll approach them with a different, more informed, lens.  If you get through those three works, dress your favorite items with your inimitable style and perform them a lot, then you will truly appreciate his Revolutionary Card Series.  Taking all four works into account, this is better than a year's endeavor, but totally worth it.
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Ok, gotcha. Should I just get Cardially Yours when I'm ready for it since both The Cardician and Marlo in Spades are in it? I don't know a whole lot about the other booklets that are included with it. According to Magic Inc Cardially Yours includes:

Early Marlo
Pasteboard Presto
Amazing, Isn't It?
Marlo's Discoveries
Oddity & Other Miracles
Let's See the Deck
Off the Top
Marlo in Spades
The Cardician

Let me know.

Josh


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There is value in the other works in that collection and so I see no reason not to have them as well, but I stand firmly with my picks.  This is pure conjecture on my part, so take it as that... I think Marlo's early booklets where crafted to be affordable and access able.  In today's dollars, Off the Top would go for about ten bucks.  Among the items are an easy and deceptive Top Palm and Bottom Palm, a cool way to deal cards face-up, an excellent False Shuffle / Cut sequence, a Three Card Monte, and a good Ace Assembly.  That's more than ten bucks worth and a fella can meet with his magic buddies and have something new to share.  Magic was an expensive hobby, but those booklets were gold for a working class guy.  When Marlo published the Spade Book, he was finally releasing the kind of work he was really into.  It was even marketed as a book for serious card workers.  It was a little more expensive than his previous books.  It's the publication of that work that I think spurred Marlo on to publish the stuff he would become revered for.  Again, that's the way I see it.  Sure, get the whole book!


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Sounds good. Cool picture by the way. A hefty $1.25!!
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Pedro from Magic, Inc. emailed me in May on the release of Marlo Trilogy #3. Here is what he said....

"The third installment has been on the works for about a decade now, and has been picked up as a project and dropped far too many times. I am hopping that we can get this project back on track this year. There is also another Marlo project in the works, somewhat related to this one. It's in essence a prequel to the trilogy, and the focus will be on no sleight or low sleight magic from Marlo's enormous output. Hopefully that one will be ready for print during 2020. Let's keep our fingers crossed that that's the case."

So there is a prequel that looks like it will be published before #3... if #3 ever is actually published.

"Without Tears" is great book that is seldom mentioned.




 



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One can only hope that this will actually happen.

I've only heard about Marlo Without Tears. I don't know a whole lot about it honestly.

Do you own it James? If so, I'd love to hear your opinion on the book.

Josh
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One can only hope that this will actually happen.

I've only heard about Marlo Without Tears. I don't know a whole lot about it honestly.

Do you own it James? If so, I'd love to hear your opinion on the book.

Josh


Greetings,
I do own it and like it... it is written by Jon Racherbaumer so you know it is good. I mentioned it because Pedro brought attention to the new Marlo book scheduled to come out in late 2020
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