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Ok, it has been awhile since I have been on the Café.
Nick knows why, but I still perform magic and after doing this effect where you can end up clean as whistle, it just makes me ponder the question....
How can there even be a better packet trick......
So if you think there is, please let us know the trick and why?
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Personally I prefer Dr Daley's as there is no need for a table, the magic happens in the spectators hands, you finish clean and it's an instant reset.
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I have always been most impressed by Daryl's Cardboard Chameleons. It is very much in the same vein.
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Warren,
Same can be done with the bannon effect where 4 aces change into a royal flush in their hands.
That is pretty strong as well IMHO
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On Mar 20, 2018, JSBLOOM wrote:
Warren,
Same can be done with the bannon effect where 4 aces change into a royal flush in their hands.
That is pretty strong as well IMHO


From the demo I saw Bannon perform made me think a table would be needed for Royal Scam.
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I have always been most impressed by Daryl's Cardboard Chameleons. It is very much in the same vein.


I want agree here but not sure I can do to the difficulty factor. CC is a hard, hard trick to learn. I practiced for at least 3 to 4 months ( even ordered 3 packs of cards to make my own packets) and just couldn't get the 1st. count down. A WHOLE lot of finesse. A baffling effect tho!
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On Mar 18, 2018, FrankFindley wrote:
I have always been most impressed by Daryl's Cardboard Chameleons. It is very much in the same vein.


I want agree here but not sure I can do to the difficulty factor. CC is a hard, hard trick to learn. I practiced for at least 3 to 4 months ( even ordered 3 packs of cards to make my own packets) and just couldn't get the 1st. count down. A WHOLE lot of finesse. A baffling effect tho!


Agree 100%. It is definitely 'aspirational' magic. But it is probably the most practical FISM Gold winning routine.
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I vote for Royal Scam. Not a debate just a preference as far as executing, reactions and it never gets old.
Why call it common sense when it's so rare ?
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Thank you Rizzo for getting us back on the op's question..... I think we are all guilty of thread turns.... ha!
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I like Dr. Daley’s and Cardwarp. Both are so simple and magical.
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I think Royal Scam is a great packet routine. It has a straight forward plot that audiences understand, the movements are natural, and the effects (turning over and transformations) are powerful and include a kicker. There are two reasons I personally consider some others better. One is that there is a logical disconnect in the number of cards presented in the stages (7 vs 8 vs 9). This can potentially tip the method unless the first is covered by a subtlelty (which is easy to do) and the second by patter. The other is that it drags a slight bit in the middle. When one performs it, it feels like there is one too many turn phases. Again patter can help a lot here (eg the common "I can do this all day long") but it is still there. Of course, other performers' mileage may vary.
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I like Dr. Daley too, but my favorite packet trick is Color Monte (which I perform with regular cards).
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Another excellent packet trick is Wild Wild West by Larry West. It uses 10 cards (9 with a blue spot and 1 with a red spot). The routine is about trying to find the red spot card. A portion of the routine shows 9 cards with a red spot and only has a blue spot. Finally, only 5 spot cards are used and they turn into a royal flush.
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In one sentence, what is the effect of Royal Scam
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In one sentence, what is the effect of Royal Scam


A packet of identical aces magically turn face up, then face down,four have backs change to different colors, and four have faces change to 10, jack, queen, and king to complete a royal flush.

John Bannon also created a similar effect called Sizzle with a color changing back plot ending with a royal flush reveal.
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In one sentence, what is the effect of Royal Scam


you can youtube it.
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