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Topic: Memorized Deck Resource Questions...
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Oct 27, 2005 08:26PM)
Hi All!

I apologise if this has already been covered elsewhere but I sometimes think that new threads on old subjects are a good idea. Anyway:

I have Martin Joyal's Six Hour Memorized Deck and have, in fact, committed it to memory (the deck, not the book). I do 1 effect from the book but mostly use it with Barrie Richardson's version of ACAN. I guess I am asking for some leads to other books where I can find memorized deck effects without having to learn a new stack.

Does Mneumonica, for example, require me to memorize a different stack? I'm really not into learning a new stack but would really like some more resources...

Any help?

Thanks!

django
Message: Posted by: scorch (Oct 27, 2005 08:30PM)
Mnemonica has a lot of great material that would work with any stack. But a word of warning to you that you might decide that the built-in effects of mnemonica are worth learning the stack. Definitely get Mnemonica, and Bound to Please by Aronson.
Message: Posted by: Patrick Differ (Oct 27, 2005 08:59PM)
Check out Michael Close's publications, too. Six Hour has a TON of resource material. My favorite is the first one.
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Oct 27, 2005 09:29PM)
You might want to check out the "Covert Use of Memory" section of my [url=http://headinside.blogspot.com/2005/04/memory-effects-galore.html]Memory Effects[/url] PDF file. Many of the effects in there are stack-independent.
Message: Posted by: sgrossberg (Oct 27, 2005 09:50PM)
In addition to Scott Cram's wonderful site, you might want to check out the following sites for some ideas and inspiration:

http://www.joyalstack.com/Pages/MessageBoard.html

http://www.loomismagic.com/memdeckindex.html

Enjoy. - Scott Grossberg
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Dec 14, 2005 11:26PM)
Hey Guys,

Thanx for the help, I still haven't purchased anything yet so here's my question (in time for Christmas!)

If you could buy 1 book of Memorized Deck effects (with the exclusion of the 6 Hour) that wouldn't require you to relearn your stack, which would it be...

Thanx for the help!

(It's currently a toss up between Mneumonica and Bound to Please...)
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Dec 15, 2005 12:50AM)
I second the nomination to visit dennis's site


http://www.loomismagic.com/memdeckindex.html
Message: Posted by: BarryFernelius (Dec 15, 2005 09:23AM)
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If you could buy 1 book of Memorized Deck effects (with the exclusion of the 6 Hour) that wouldn't require you to relearn your stack, which would it be...
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Mnemonica. (And I'd guess that even Simon Aronson might make the same suggestion.)
Message: Posted by: BarryFernelius (Dec 15, 2005 09:25AM)
[quote]
If you could buy 1 book of Memorized Deck effects (with the exclusion of the 6 Hour) that wouldn't require you to relearn your stack, which would it be...
[/quote]

Mnemonica. (And I'd guess that even Simon Aronson might make the same suggestion.)
Message: Posted by: scorch (Dec 15, 2005 12:44PM)
Yeah without a doubt Mnemonica is singular best resource for memdeck work, no matter which stack you ultimately end up going with. Followed in a distant second by the Aronson Bound to Please book (most of which can be used with the Mnemonica stack), and then the various internet sources listed.
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Dec 15, 2005 02:26PM)
Aronson's other books are also great- many tricks are stack independent. I use more effects from Simply Simon than I do from Bound to Please. Current favorite is Past, Present, Future.
Message: Posted by: Larry Davidson (Dec 15, 2005 04:41PM)
Given your criteria, I'd suggest [i]Mnemonica[/i]. Also, a DVD set expected to be released the beginning of next year will contain a number of memorized deck effects that are proven strong workers (for me). The DVD covers will have a picture of a middle-aged, four-eyed balding dork whom you might associate with coin effects. :baby:
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Dec 15, 2005 07:02PM)
Hi All!

Thanx for the help-it looks like someone is getting Mnemonica for Christmas...

Take Care,

django
Message: Posted by: Patrick Differ (Dec 15, 2005 08:13PM)
Eliminate the guess work. Get them all. ;)