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Topic: The shaman for close-up
Message: Posted by: music (Feb 20, 2005 07:51PM)
I hope this is not wrong to do, but I went on the ellusionist site and clicked on the shaman, I then hit the print button and printed out the chart of numbers and symbols, I then had it laminated and use it for close-up. In fact I made several print outs with different outcomes so I can repeat it by just switching cards. My audience seem to really love this effect, especially seems stronger when repeated.
Any comments?
Message: Posted by: enriqueenriquez (Feb 20, 2005 08:47PM)
Leaving aside any possible legal problem, you just did the opposite the programers did: transform a mathematical effect into a computer one.

There are other applications of the same principle. Check out Martin Gardner, for example.
Message: Posted by: B&B Magic (Feb 20, 2005 09:34PM)
I'd second the Martin Gardner reference. I've seen myriad variations of this principle and they always seem to go over well, but I've never repeated the effect. I have always felt it would lose some of it's appeal if repeated (appear less [i]magical[/i] and more [i]mathematical[/i]). Of course, I can't argue with your own observation, Music. If it has worked for you, that's great!