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i enjoy posts like this, if they don't go off the rails. There were two tricks mentioned that I didn't know and are both brilliant, in my opinion. Blind Mentalism and Double-Ment. Thanks to those that mentioned them.

i will say that the generic "just name any card that comes to mind" works much better than "name your favorite card". I don't believe most people actually have a favorite and it can cause an unnecessary awkwardness at the start of the trick.


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I have a thought-of-card brainwave where essentially they think of a card, the deck is spread showing an odd back, which is seemingly is their thought-of-card. If you have work on the plot PM me and we can discuss. 

Otherwise I enjoy variations of Out of Sight Out of Mind, or as mentioned earlier labeling a selection as a thought-of-card. 

BLIND MENTALISM!! THANKS FOR KEEPING MARLO ALIVE!! Funny how it got lost now. I also enjoy his Mental Topper in New Tops/MINT vol.2. They count down to the value of their card just like AK47, but the effect is cleaner & superior (look it up! [wink]  ). Marlo doesn't discuss it but with some faro math, you can get to the stack from a new deck order, and can instantly reset and perform it again if you anti-faro. I'm trying to find an efficient way to travel to a mem deck, or a stay stack. 

On clocking: Max Maven has an nice effect in Kayfabe that uses clocking (forgot its name) that involves an actual thought-of-card (as opposed to Taplack), similar to the Pit Hartling effect (forgot its name too. You guys know what I'm talking about), except from a shuffled deck and the clocking is well hidden if you do it fast enough.  

In thought-of-card work there are many clever but silly procedures ("think of a card and also its location from the top ...").  Some procedures are okay (like AK47) though for laymen, I prefer direct methods to clever ones. With an imp pad you can a really clean reveal including an ACAAN. Anneann's idea of getting an imp on a joker inside the cardbox is great. Beyond an Imp pad, basic mem deck work, Roger Crosthwaite's, Joe Riding's, and David Berglas's stuff are all great. You can also just peek at their card, spread the deck face up, close your eyes and practice contact mind reading with them without failure.



aaaand I'll stop. 


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https://youtu.be/3lL4XWKlAQE


well excuted. I'm familiar with this effect. An example of a smart method but a poor effect: A)14-card setup isn't worth it. B)They spell multiple times which risks an error. C) If they spell it out loud, it's not a thought of card anymore as they're verbalizing it.

Many card tricks are like the above which is fine and I like them (which is why I enjoy Duffie's ebooks), but a different hobby/field from performing magic for laymen in my book.

For a phenomenal thought-of-card trick with spelling check Annemann's Magic vs Mind reading in Practical Mental Magic, and do it with the envelope index suggested. Uses 2 decks but my gosh it's a great effect. I've been trying to work it into a single deck trick. If someone wants to discuss, PM.



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Firstly, Hey Medifro glad you are back.

Jon Racherbaumer’s ebook ‘Streamlined Discernments’ from his website worth a perusal.
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On clocking: Max Maven has an nice effect in Kayfabe that uses clocking (forgot its name) that involves an actual thought-of-card (as opposed to Taplack), similar to the Pit Hartling effect (forgot its name too. You guys know what I'm talking about), except from a shuffled deck and the clocking is well hidden if you do it fast enough.  




I believe the effect by Max Maven is called "Roundabout", which is a triple card revelation.

The Pit Hartling effect is from his Little Green Lecture Notes and is called "Triathlon".

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@Gareth: Will check at one point. Interesting. 

@Lucas: Those are the ones!
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I haven't clocked a deck in quite a while. Maybe I'll make a little video to show you the thought process. BTW the deck clocks to zero Mod 13, which is the same as 13. So if your count ends at 10, you're missing a 3 since that gets you to 13. If your count ends at 5, you're missing an 8. If your count ends at 1, you're missing a 12 i.e. a Q. No ambiguity. It's a Q. Not either a Q or a 2.

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Mike, just wondered if you ever made the video. SOunds intriguing.

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-"Out of Side-Out of Mind"
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Spidey has a version of Dai Vernon's "Out of Sight–Out of Mind". 
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Spidey has a version of Dai Vernon's "Out of Sight–Out of Mind". 


I like that trick too, just started playing with it.

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I recently discovered a great effect called "In My Thoughts" in John Carey's book Carey's Way. I learned it instantly and will try it out the next I have the opportunity.
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I recently discovered a great effect called "In My Thoughts" in John Carey's book Carey's Way.


Is there a performance video of it somewhere?
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pnerd I am not sure but I haven't looked. I can briefly describe it if that helps...The spectator takes half of a shuffled deck and cuts it into two piles. He is then instructed to remember the suit of the bottom card of one pile and the value of the bottom card of the other pile to create a card. The magician gathers the deck and deals cards down into a pile, stopping correctly on the thought of card.
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I had to throw my 2 cents in.......On disc 1 of "Beautiful Moves"....there is an effect called "Write On".....it's straight forward in presentation and execution....and  there are several variations of it (with a different look) 
offered for your consideration.

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Presentation:




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Well done!
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"Thank you for commenting Robin."  It's always nice to hear your thoughts upon any magical subject.

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After thinking about this for a bit, I don't think I really do any straight think-of-a-card effects. But reading through all these posts I think there is some great material to check out!

I think the closest I would get to this effect is something I use as an out if I mess up the reveal of a card the spectator selected. If I get it wrong then I'll ask them what the card was, turn the deck over and spread through and find their card and cull it to the top, while telling them that I don't see their card anywhere. Then I'll palm the card off the top and load it into my Card to Wallet and act like I remembered that before the trick ever started that I took one card out of the deck and placed it in my wallet for use later. 
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Non impromptu, I really like this one:

And, on impromptu conditions,  Dani DaOrtiz work on this plot is amazing IMHO.
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And, on impromptu conditions,  Dani DaOrtiz work on this plot is amazing IMHO.

What is it called and where can one find it?
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What is it called and where can one find it?


It is scattered though his work. There is a book in Spanish, "Libertad de expresión" that collect a lot of his ideas on  the psychology of forcing cards. I don't think there is an English version yet.  In English you might check  the Utopia dvd set.
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Here is an old vid (VHS quality) that I posted on the Hocus-pocus website years ago. Since it is no longer posted there........ here is a very different ” think of any card” presentation.



If anyone is interested in the behind the scenes explanation.......just let me know and I will post it.

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