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heavyspirit
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Well, this is the card section so it would appear that it is perfectly appropriate to post about card tricks here. My skills or lack thereof in other branches of magic are therefore not relevant. A bit like you come to think of it. Not relevant.

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Yawn.... did I mention that your boring me.
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You did. In that case may I tactfully suggest that your presence would be greatly enhanced by your absence. I will attempt to assist you by no longer responding to you. Unless I do of course.

I rather think we all wish to return to the weighty matter of whether to sign cards or not. It is a matter of earth shattering significance to the world of magic at large you know. Unlike yourself of course.

Now do stop chattering, my boy. Enough is enough.
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Perhaps you can crawl back under the squalid rock you came from.

The only magician I know who thinks so highly of himself whilst being rude and arrogant is Paul Gordon ha ha
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Would you two take your childish banter to Private Messaging. We really don't care. Leave the posting to what is relevant.
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On Jun 18, 2018, davidpaul$ wrote:
Would you two take your childish banter to Private Messaging. We really don't care. Leave the posting to what is relevant.


I did indeed try that but unfortunately it fell on deaf ears.
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On Jun 18, 2018, davidpaul$ wrote:
Would you two take your childish banter to Private Messaging. We really don't care. Leave the posting to what is relevant.


Agreed
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Does signing a card really detract the effect or make it less powerful? thoughts?
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Lunatik:
Maybe. It leads to only one possible solution, I think, for CTW effects.
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I think it depends on the trick, the circumstances and the performing environment. On balance, however I think it is probably a good idea. If you don't want to ruin the card then use a gummed removable label stuck to the card which they sign.

For close up impromptu work I probably wouldn't bother with the signing for the card in wallet.
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There are very few card effects that require a signature. Most would work fine without the signature.

That being said, having a card signed rarely detracts from an effect. In addition, having a card signed can often add to an effect in terms of presentation, by play or leading the spectator down the garden path. In this way, maybe it is good to have cards signed in order to get more out of the effect from a presentation standpoint.
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I think you can get some fun out of having the card marked in some way which obviously adds to the entertainment point of view especially if you get the spectator to draw something on the card rather than just sign it.

Another interesting point that I heard during a lecture not so long ago was when this particular magician was leaving the venue most of the signed cards that he gave away as a souvenir were just left behind on the tables rather than being kept, I think this may possibly be down to the routine rather than the magician as I can remember bumping into someone I had performed for at TGI Fridays a few months earlier and they pulled out a card I had given them which I had drawn a stick man on to and they had added magic wand to the picture...obviously the card was also signed for the routine hence me mentioning it but the focus was on the stick man landing on their card rather than the signature.
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