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Topic: Multi Dimensional by Craig Filicetti
Message: Posted by: RenzIII (Aug 3, 2008 11:26PM)
I was looking to find a remote vision cube. I heard about a trick called multi dimensional by Craig Filicetti. his website is http://www.promystic.com This thing looks fantastic and I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this? I for one am very interested in getting it!
Message: Posted by: BlakeAdams (Aug 3, 2008 11:36PM)
I owuld love to see a review of this. ITs got to be good if Larry becker likes it
Message: Posted by: Mumblemore (Aug 4, 2008 04:45PM)
I don{t know about Multi Dimensional, but Filicetti´s RC candle is excellent and a great value. This looks similar, especially the version where you get three different presentations of cube.
Message: Posted by: shomemagic (Aug 4, 2008 07:17PM)
Craig did some work for me on a project and I couldn't' be happier so Im going to check this out for sure.
Message: Posted by: darkdean (Aug 5, 2008 08:55AM)
First off I want to say that these die are Very well made and quality wise I put them right up there with Warner and Anaverdi .

I have the deluxe kit and what I received is the wee piece of magic that lives inside and three shells a Die, a colour cube, and a symbol die they are all very well made and are a perfect 1" cube.

You also receive a lovely little box which if you wish can be used with the die but it is not needed to perform the effect.



Did I mention the other bonus? the dies are very very light and

know-one is going to think there is anything inside.

This unit will make you feel like you have god like psychic powers and the more you perform with it the stronger it gets. The reactions are fabulous and I would recommend opening or closing with this baby as its that strong.



It is fabulous for walk round with a mind reading slant or use two die and perform a gambling routine.

Its also fabulous for parlour or for close up and with the right routine this could kill on stage too.

If you have ever watched Derren Brown and wanted to get the reactions he does then this is the item for you as its easy to use and blows people away.


personally I like perform a more spooky routine in which I bring the symbol die out wrapped in velvet and talk about its previous owner a kaos magician that he studied under Alistair Crowley and that this die has the power to manipulate the future, then after a little more patter there is a Crowley style prediction of which symbol the person has chosen its a very simple story based routine but its very strong and what gives its strength is being able to perform it in test conditions it also opens up the doors for a little cold reading too.


My advice Buy it now before Craig gets too busy as these will fly out as they are under priced.

Hope this helps

Dean

P.S

If I can answer any questions please feel free to post or email me as I am always happy to help.

D.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Aug 6, 2008 11:46PM)
Dean,

I'm really glad that you like Multi-Dimensional. I've debated ever releasing this, but now is the time. Sounds like you are experiencing the same thing as the rest of us performing with it. People have asked me if I was born with the power or if it was something I developed over time. The method is just not conceivable because the die is so small and it is done right in their hands that . Don't be surprised when people jump back and drop the die, don't worry it can take it.

I would also like to thank Max Krause for is valuable contributions to this effect and othes that I have coming. If you like Kurotsuke, check out Red Handed.

-Craig
Message: Posted by: Al Straker (Aug 7, 2008 01:19AM)
Hi Craig,

Just wanted to mention I really like the sound of this. I have been using a similar but larger die for a couple of years (actually I have 2 versions) and have a nice 3 phase routine that serves me well. Having the smaller size die would be the icing on the cake and I had hoped someone would come up with a product like this. Will look into picking this up soon.

Cheers,
Al
Message: Posted by: doctor_joe (Aug 7, 2008 01:30AM)
I recently purchased this item from Craig Filicetti. While I am just an amateur/hobbyist magician, I have purchased a lot of terrific and junk magic over the years. Multidimensional is nothing short of fantastic.

The device performs exactly as it is supposed to. The effect comes with three cubes: one with colours on the sides, one with ESP symbols on the sides and a gaming die. The cubes look innocent as ever. But most importantly, it is reliable.

A great way to start the routine is to have a spectator place the cube in the finely crafted little box, place the lid back on it and return it to the magician. The magician then can manipulate the lid behind his/her back, just like in the standard colour cube routine. Except, you can make it obvious to the spectator that you are peaking at the exposed face of the cube. After the spectator thinks that they have uncovered the method of the trick, you give them the box to hold and you never come near it again. At this point, they will be totally amazed.

I performed this routine for a couple of clever teenaged boys on the weekend and also for one of my harshest criticsm my daughter. The response from all of them was "Wow!".

Considering what other creators and crafters are charging for these type of devices, Craig's price is totally reasonable. And most importantly, if you have the opportunity to correspond or speak with Mr. Filicetti on the telephone, you will discover that he is simply a decent guy.

I can't wait for the release of his next creation.

Joe Finkler
Vancouver, BC
CANADA

PS Please feel free to contact me in the forum or by e-mail, if you have any questions.
Message: Posted by: MagiKsticky (Aug 7, 2008 02:57AM)
Only 4 left? This is going to be a nice collectors item!
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Aug 9, 2008 11:37AM)
Hello Doctor Joe,


The ideas and prototype are fairly easy, it is the real world testing that takes months and makes a great product. If anyone has any great ideas, let me know and I'll try to put them on my list.

Al, I look forward to your order. Please let me know if you have any questions.

And MagikSticky, don't worry, I'll make more. In order to keep the price low, I am building them in batches smaller batches and will be providing ship dates 2 to 3 weeks out. Right now I have 2 left for my 8/21 ship date.

-Craig
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Aug 11, 2008 03:55PM)
Hey Guys,

Having had an opportunity to get hands on with this throughout it's devolopment has been a real treat. Craig has created the most practical and user intuitive version of remote vision I have ever seen.

I have performed this over 100 times already and I continue to baffle everyone who is witness to it. Including, most recently a retired mentalist who had absolutely no idea of how I was acheiving my results. He thought it was completely audience management but couldn't place how I was leading them to a desired result.

This thing is extremely well thought out. The deluxe version gives you 3 different cubes to work with, a box to do the traditional routine with as well as an e-book that I wrote full of different ideas and concepts for using the cubes. By the way the box is not required but is a very nice touch.

I am constantly working on new and different presentations for the cubes and I am sure that this will be one effect that will absolutely become a staple in any performers repetoire. It really delivers an emotional punch to the audience and they definitely won't forget the experience.

All the props are first rate and Craig has and continues to create some of the finest wizardry I have ever had the pleasure to use. Get this! It will pay for itself the moment you see your spectators jaws on the floor...Over and over again.

Craig - Thanks again for the opportunity to work with you on this project and I can't wait for the ones you have coming. People start saving NOW!

Kind regards,

Max
Message: Posted by: jerdunn (Aug 14, 2008 10:53AM)
No time for a long review right now, but this is the most beautifully made product of its kind I've ever seen -- both in craftsmanship and in workings. Multi-Dimensional is a little work of art.

Brief points:
1. The cubes are so lightweight they're beyond suspicion.
2. It works flawlessly, even at 40-50 feet.
3. It's easy to come up with presentations to suit any of the cubes. The deluxe set includes ideas from Max (above). One routine allows a spectator to roll the spotted die a couple of times, then either add, subtract, or multiply the numbers and remember the result -- and you read his mind.

Of course, you can also do any number of presentations with the ESP symbol cube or the color cube. (If anyone buys the deluxe full set and can tell me what routine is on page 14 of the included book of routines, I'll be glad to share a couple of presentations for these cubes.)

Finally, Craig Filicetti's customer service is among the very best I've encountered in magic.

This is one of the most exciting products I've received in years.

Hastily,
Jerry


I'm surprised that this isn't getting more attention. Maybe not very many people have gotten one yet?

Have a look at http://www.promystic.com

Cheers,
Jerry
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Aug 22, 2008 03:58PM)
Jerry,

Thanks for your comments and I am glad you like the product. I can't believe how creative people are getting with multi dimensional. I love what you have done with it, very nice. People keep telling me it gets stronger every time they perform it. Keep the creativity going.

Cheers,
Craig
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Aug 23, 2008 12:57PM)
I have ordered this a few days ago, and all those I have spoke to that allready have it, are absolutly delighted with it.
craig has been great so far with his customer service, allways answering email questions quickly and helpfuly.
the previous colour cube I had was much loved, but has had to go now that this new smaller version is here.

jerdun; I too am suprised that "multi dimensional" has not had a lot more coverage on here. - it certainly seems to be a winner.

Steve
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Aug 27, 2008 02:10PM)
Just received it, - great service, he got this over 5000 miles to me, all inside one short week, well done and thank you Craig!

When I opened it I was amazed at the fine finish of all the tiny components, that fit together beautifully, real quality craftsman stuff here, the overall finish looks superb.

also you get 3 different little cubes, ESP symbols, dice/die, and a colour cube, the gimmick will never ever be discovered by the spectator, its simply too well hidden.
comes with a nice little wooden box to hold the cube in, but you don't need the box if you choose not to use it. - and it all works faultlessly, you could start a religion with this little beauty. honestly if you don't buy anything else for another year or so, just get this, its fabulous.

Craftsman made miracle.
10 out of 10, more if I could.

Steve
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Aug 29, 2008 11:40AM)
Hi dean
I have performed the dice mainly so far, but think there is loads of potential in the ESP cube. - don't think I am likely to use the colour cube, as numbers are easyier to remember!
Message: Posted by: afuoco (Aug 29, 2008 05:13PM)
In the basic effect, do you tell the spec to select one of the numbers on the cube and hold the cube so that this number is the most upright? And then the magi devines the number.
Message: Posted by: afuoco (Aug 30, 2008 11:08PM)
In the basic effect, do you tell the spectator to select one of the numbers on the cube and hold the cube so that this number is the most upright? And then the magi divines the number.
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Aug 31, 2008 08:18AM)
This really is a fabulous bit of kit, and absolutly fries audiences. - highly recomended.

Steve
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Aug 31, 2008 11:56AM)
Steve,

Thanks for gathering the data. I've been surprised how many people keep the gimmick in their undies. There are going to be a lot of smiling mentalists walking around.

-Craig
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Aug 31, 2008 12:03PM)
Craig, maybe you should supply 2 gimmicks for extra happy mentalism.. hehe
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Aug 31, 2008 02:27PM)
I have come up with a nice idea I used very sucessfully today with MD.
if out with yor wife or friend etc as a secret assistant,, - your assistant will be able to easily cue you with any number between 1 and 6 by simply placing the cube the required way up, the cube is so small that no one will see it hidden in her hand.



Steve
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Aug 31, 2008 04:41PM)
What's the sixth symbol on the ESP cube? Circle, cross, wavy lines, square, star, ???

Robert
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Aug 31, 2008 04:46PM)
Trapazoid? Wait, I don't know how many sides that has lol
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Aug 31, 2008 05:23PM)
[quote]
On 2008-08-31 17:41, Robert M wrote:
What's the sixth symbol on the ESP cube? Circle, cross, wavy lines, square, star, ???

Robert
[/quote]

Infinity Symbol.

Craig can also customize the cube for you with specific graphics if you want for an additional fee.
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Aug 31, 2008 08:51PM)
Infinity Symbol - good choice.

Robert
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Sep 2, 2008 01:36PM)
I have been playing with MD since Thursday. It is an absolute gem!
Message: Posted by: jerdunn (Sep 3, 2008 07:57PM)
Dr. S - thanks for the nice presentation idea.

Cheers,
Jerry
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Sep 4, 2008 08:16PM)
For those of you with MD AND the Dracula book test... with your back turned, or while you are out of the room,have someone roll the die 1,2 or 3 times, their choice ( you, ostensibly, don't even know how many times they rolled the die)in order to select a totally random page number. You now have the word.
Message: Posted by: Catman (Sep 5, 2008 02:44AM)
Trinity. Thanks for your post. That is an excellent idea. I have never liked the illogical prompting for the needed information required by most booktests (you can "divine" the word but not the page number?)

I have just ordered MD and Red-handed. I like having one gimmick work on multiple effects.
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Sep 5, 2008 08:45AM)
Thanks, Catman. When you get MD, let me know. We can compare notes on the booktest idea.
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Sep 5, 2008 10:17AM)
Are the die durable enough to actually have people roll them?
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Sep 5, 2008 10:36AM)
[quote]
On 2008-09-04 21:16, Trinity wrote:
For those of you with MD AND the Dracula book test... with your back turned, or while you are out of the room,have someone roll the die 1,2 or 3 times, their choice ( you, ostensibly, don't even know how many times they rolled the die)in order to select a totally random page number. You now have the word.
[/quote]

Terrific idea!

Robert
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Sep 5, 2008 10:50AM)
[quote]
On 2008-09-05 11:17, rowdymagi5 wrote:
Are the die durable enough to actually have people roll them?
[/quote]
Yes, absolutely.


Thanks, Robert!
Message: Posted by: Piers (Sep 6, 2008 03:08AM)
I was going to write a review, but most people have said it already.

This is a fantastic piece of kit!

Craig’s Customer Service is second to none. He is genuinely interested in his customers. He took time to answer all my questions before, during and after, and goes beyond expectations.

The Cube is dinky.

Tip: When you receive it, lay out all the bits in front of you. Watch the DVD. Get things straight in your mind. Don’t rush. Just check you know how everything ‘fits’. It’s all very easy, but a few quiet moments is a great investment.

Tip: Buy extra necessaries for the gimmick on eBay ( thanks Dean ).

It does what it says on the tin. Someone chooses a side … you know what it is. Simple.

But the possibilities go beyond a simple guessing game, and I have woven an Ancient Egyptian tale around mine. ( Ancient Egyptians DID have Dice ).

I do like the fact that it is so small, and works so well, and don’t really want anyone else to know about it. But the product is so good, I had to give it a shout.

In my opinion, Keep it simple.

Love it.

10/10

Piers.
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Sep 6, 2008 04:40AM)
I was showing it to John Archer last night, and he loved it, - he wanted to buy mine of me ! I am emailing him the link to both this thread and craigs site.

Steve
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Sep 6, 2008 12:59PM)
Thanks everybody for your comments and reviews. Piers, I know what you are talking about, it took me some time to decide if I should release it. Some thought I should sell if for $2000 so only the elite could have it. Turns out that only those that bought early are going to have it, because I can't make that many!! Thanks for your support.

Trinity, Steve, and all thanks for sharing all your great performance ideas. At the end of the day, it IS all about the performance. The more you do it, the stronger it gets.

Catman, yours is on the way early next week. I just finished building it and now it has to get through my testing this weekend.

I have just released my next 10 MD units for shipment 09/19/08. I am now offering a down payment option to reserve yours.

Thanks for all your support,
-Craig Filicetti
http://www.promystic.com
Message: Posted by: archini (Sep 8, 2008 03:25PM)
It's true, I saw it and I loved it and I've ordered it.

Good stuff sells, though I think you should stop now Craig. ;-)

John
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Sep 10, 2008 08:07PM)
Just received mine today. It took a half hour to watch the DVD and read the PDF file. I had a question about one of my cubes, and Craig answered my e-mail within minutes. This is a beautifully made trick.

I will definitely use this.
Robert
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Sep 16, 2008 01:36PM)
Thanks John and Robert,

Can't wait to see the routines you come up with! Someone just sent me a new routine that I think is one of the best plausable explanations so far. PM me if you would like it.

-Craig
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Sep 21, 2008 01:09AM)
Samdan,

Sent you a PM. But, you can only use one cube at a time.

-Craig
Message: Posted by: Martin Waring (Sep 21, 2008 11:00AM)
John Archer likes it. That's it - my mind's made up and my order is in. I'll have to stop buying any other magical items for quite a while to pay for it but in a way that's no bad thing as I buy a lot of stuff I end up not using. MD sounds awesome. I can't wait.
Message: Posted by: ivfour (Sep 21, 2008 01:31PM)
Craig,

I just came across the MD topic and I do not have one, YET. I use a wireless mic in my show. I can go outside of most rooms and still be heard by the speaker, so this would be a great trick.

But my question, have you checked out the MD when a wireless mic has been used at the same time?

Jerry
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Sep 21, 2008 02:05PM)
Jerry,

I have performed both MD and Red Handed with multiple wireless microphones, music etc.. with absolutely no issues.

Just an FYI.

Max
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Sep 21, 2008 02:14PM)
Jerry,

Thanks for the question. I have tested it with mine and so have others with no problem. I won't get into the technical details, but the truth is there is RF noise everywhere, all the time. I use my own proprietary transmission method for coding for filtering out the ever present noise. This establishes a reliable link. So, there should not be a problem.

I've read most of the threads and the problem is some people/designers bolt existing systems together to make something work, off the shelf. They don't always REALLY understand what is going on and how it works. This leads to statements and assumptions about why they fail without knowing what is really going on. Properly design systems are immune to these conditions. I probably have not thought of everything, but so far so good.


Regards,
Craig
http://www.promystic.com
Message: Posted by: ivfour (Sep 21, 2008 05:24PM)
Sleightofhand1971 and Craig,

Thanks for the fast answer. I do not have it, but from everything said about the
DM, I say it will be the "BEST TRICK OF '08'!

Does anyone know about 'Personal Touch' and 'Block Buster' coming out in the middle of October by Craig? This the only reason that I'm waiting about getting DM.
Message: Posted by: Gasman (Sep 28, 2008 08:51PM)
I just received this and want to second all the positive comments. This is so well constructed and thought out. It is indeed one of my best purchases ever. There are a myriad of routines and presentations awaiting with these very innocent but diabolical props. Some ideas are obvious, but I can't wait for the more creative to think "outside the box" and come up with some unique ideas for this!
Message: Posted by: Al Straker (Sep 28, 2008 10:09PM)
Hi All,

Everything people have said about the excellence of Craig's product and service is true! This is the ultimate version of this kind of effect and Craig deserves full credit for developing an outstanding product. What a killer piece of magic... I would like to hear what kind of routining peopl are using for this.

Cheers,
Al
Message: Posted by: Martin Waring (Sep 30, 2008 05:26AM)
This has just arrived this morning and I think I've died and gone to heaven.

9 days from placing my order to delivery in the UK - not bad at all and this is a truly awesome piece of kit. Well constructed and easy to use. I'm going to have hours of fun with this.

My best purchase this year without a shadow of doubt.
Message: Posted by: r1ch-oxford (Oct 1, 2008 06:39PM)
Martin

I think I can beat ya, I placed my order last Friday and it arrived here today (Wednesday). I am also in the UK, 6 days from ordering to delivery is unbelievable for a hand made trick.

Regarding the prop itself, I can't agree with you and everyone else enough. Truly as close to a work of art as any prop can get! It is flawless in its operation, I have really tested it with distance and handling today. It withstood everything that I threw at it. Working in the real world for real people, it is important to be realistic that some of our spectators aren't exactly delicate with our props when we hand them over. I have total confidence in this and it is going straight into my working repertoire.

Craig was also and absolute delight to deal with, although he will not accept my request to stop shipping these to the UK now that I have one. Hmmmm.....

Rich
Message: Posted by: Martin Waring (Oct 2, 2008 08:43AM)
I had some serious fun with this in the pub last night using the colour cube and I'm even more excited than when it arrived.

At one point someone went fishing and asked to see 'the device' so I simply devined the colour again whist keeping my hands (short sleeve shirt) held aloft and in full view all the time. That quashed any thoughts of devices.

I'm playing around with routining and varying between a lie detector presentation where I get the spec to say no each time I ask them: have they chosen black, blue etc and Max Krause's business card reveal with a bit of fake hypnosis thrown in for good measure.

I guess I'm slightly concerned that one day a spec will go home after a gig and look this up on the web. The details of its operation are a bit obvious from this thread. Personally, if anyone asks me what that trick was called I'm going to make something up to try and avoid this happening.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Oct 3, 2008 01:35PM)
Hello all,

Thank you all for you reviews and I am glad you like the product. Over exposure is always a concern and the name of a product should always be kept secret. In fact, MD is a great way to refer to it on line. Quite common in google!

I think lie detector and body language routines are the best for providing a plausible explanation for such powers. It takes the heat way off since you are explaining how you are doing it! And, you still have abilities that most people don’t. I know Max is a very big fan of this type of routine over cold reading and pure psychic presentations. You can even purposely miss and it usually has a positive impact!

Thanks again,
-Craig
http://www.promystic.com
Message: Posted by: Al Straker (Oct 3, 2008 09:43PM)
For anyone that has been a performer in the real world for more than 5 mintes I think it goes without saying that you should NEVER mention the name of any trick you do. Why on earth anyone would ever "name" a trick in performance is beyond me. Surely it is best to let the effect speak for itself and simply let the magic "be" what it is along with an intriguing presentation.

Cheers,
Al
Message: Posted by: Magic Enhancer (Oct 4, 2008 10:52AM)
I have had the opportunity to play with this effect first hand. It is truly a work of art. It is sure-fire and will NEVER let you down. It comes in two different versions. I prefer the deluxe version with the dice, ESP symbols, etc. Has lots of potential and you can change it up. The "system" is extremely simple and everyone will be able to do it. NO sleight of hand is required. I highly recommend it.

Robert Haas
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Oct 4, 2008 04:09PM)
Does anyone know what the mathematical odds are of predicting the number, color, or symbol on the cube one time? Two times? Three times? Four times? Five times?

Thanks,
Robert
Message: Posted by: Claudio (Oct 4, 2008 05:47PM)
The cube has six different symbols, therefore 1 in 6 on the first go. Predicting correctly more than once in a row would be one in:

twice : 6*6 : 36
3 times: 6*6*6 : 216
4 times: 6*6*6*6 : 1296
5 times: 6*6*6*6*6 : 7776
etc...
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Oct 4, 2008 07:53PM)
Thank you. I just wanted to confirm this. This is one of the best mental magic tricks I've ever purchased.

Robert
Message: Posted by: TheAmazingSteveo (Oct 7, 2008 12:44AM)
I had one of the first MD's Craig sent me .. I tried it out in a number of different places and I was having problems with the gimmick. Perhaps it was a bad transmitter or whatever ... HOWEVER, Craig sent me a new set of gimmicks at no extra cost to me and I can tell you .. after using this for a few days .. this thing ROCKS! -- in my opinion it is the best cube on the market -- it is almost real magic how it is able to be so easy to read for the size of the cube. NICE JOB CRAIG !!! Best customer service I've ever encountered.
Message: Posted by: Silvio Solaris (Oct 7, 2008 05:28PM)
Oh God, I want this sooo bad.

Why do all magic (mentalist) marvels have to cost so much! Especially in our marvelous economy where a lemon already cost $1.50 (at Ralphs, not kidding).
Perhaps I should sell my Final Answer. Aaaargh ;)

Decisions, decisions: Multi Dimensional, Wisseman's Spirit Bell or Wilsons Superfly
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Oct 7, 2008 07:44PM)
Multi Dimensional. ;-)

Robert
Message: Posted by: Amazing Magic Co (Oct 8, 2008 07:44AM)
How fast is the "read" time?

Thanks,
Dan.
Message: Posted by: Piers (Oct 8, 2008 02:07PM)
Speed of light.
Message: Posted by: Peter Nardi (Oct 8, 2008 04:39PM)
Just got this and it is so cool! Two thumbs up from me.

Peter
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Oct 9, 2008 12:21AM)
I have performed MD for the first time. It is so completely flawless in execution that you simply must resist feelings of being omnipotent and smug.

Craig Filicetti has been far too generous in this offering.
I am gobsmacked by how great his service is.

Thank you Craig.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Oct 14, 2008 11:18AM)
Thank you guys for the reviews, I am really glad you like it.

The more you perform it, the stronger it gets. Body language, cold readings, even a six way cueing system.

Enjoy,
-Craig
http://www.promystic.com
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Oct 14, 2008 11:10PM)
Six way cueing system , heard that somewere before!

I am using MD at the moment here in Thailand, the local population think I am an ancient god! [ancient - yes. god - no.]

craig, I am back in UK tomorow thursday, cannot wait to see if red handed has arrived.

Steve
Message: Posted by: Roth (Oct 20, 2008 10:35PM)
I've heard fantastic things about this. A buddy has it and can't say enough about it.
Message: Posted by: alannasser (Oct 21, 2008 05:09AM)
I'm wondering why no one has answered this question, posed twice at least on this thread (not by me): "In the basic effect, do you tell the spectator to select one of the numbers on the cube and hold the cube so that this number is the most upright? And then the magi divines the number." What does it mean to "select one of the numbers"? It can't be merely verbal. Is the item placed on spectator's palm with the selected number face up when spec's palm is open and parallel to the ground?

Thanks.
Alan
Message: Posted by: Risto L. (Oct 21, 2008 07:46AM)
I suggest that you contact Craig with any questions you have. His service is second to none. Craig even offered to call me in Finland to make sure that his products can be used with the routine I`m working on. MD is a great reliable tool that allows many presentations. There will be a temptation to use MD in its simplest form, just telling the number they chose. However, I think it`s often best to combine electronics with traditional methods. The Dracula book test idea is an example of that kind of thinking.

Risto
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Oct 21, 2008 10:07AM)
[quote]
On 2008-10-21 06:09, alannasser wrote:
I.m wondering why no one has answered this question, posed twice at least on this thread (not by me): "In the basic effect, do you tell the spectator to select one of the numbers on the cube and hold the cube so that this number is the most upright? And then the magi divines the number." What does it mean to "select one of the numbers"? It can't be merely verbal. Is the item placed on spectator's palm with the selected number face up when spec's palm is open and parallel to the ground?

Thanks.
Alan
[/quote]

Alan,
That is one thing you can do with MD. But I don't think anyone is doing that basic an effect, as there are so many possibilities with MD that go way beyond the "basic" effect and make MD a real gem.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 21, 2008 01:26PM)
A little confused here Craig.
When I did a search for it I came up with M**** D********* being available for shipping on 10/22/2008 but, when I use the link that you gave it says 10/[b]27[/b]/2008! When will it indeed be available again?

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Oct 21, 2008 01:38PM)
Sorry for the confusion, 10/22 sold out fast I was not able to have both sites updated. Right now, the correct date is 10/27 and I will have more available. I make them all by hand, a few at a time as time allows. I try to keep my site as up to date as possible http://www.promystic.com. I do not have automated inventory control, I spend most of my free time building ;)

Thanks for all of your comments and Dr Hoskins, your RedHanded is well on its way. You should have it soon.

Cheers,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 21, 2008 06:42PM)
Just this moment ordered the MD Deluxe kit.
In for a penny, in for a pound as it seems like I might have more options with the multiple dies. Feel like a child awaiting a Christmas present!

[quote]
On 2008-09-04 21:16, Trinity wrote:
For those of you with MD AND the Dracula book test... with your back turned, or while you are out of the room,have someone roll the die 1,2 or 3 times, their choice ( you, ostensibly, don't even know how many times they rolled the die)in order to select a totally random page number. You now have the word.
[/quote]

[i]Interesting concept[/i]!
It just so happens that I have both on order. Placed an order for the Dracula book test about two days ago and ordered MD today. Just a question here about combining the two. Would you have the spectator roll the die three times? As in once for each number of the page? Seeing that the book has 440 pages one could obviously not use a 5 or 6 as the first number. Would you simply tell them that neither a 6 or 5 can be used or, simply tell them to only roll it twice so as to come up with only a two digit number which to me would be somewhat restrictive.

Anyway, this MD certainly sounds as if it has an endless multitude of adaptions and I can't wait to receive mine! What with the price I believe I just purchased my Christmas present for this year! Just a good thing that I handle the bill's or the other half would certainly do a torn with [i]no[/i] restore to my head!

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Oct 21, 2008 08:14PM)
If only there was a Dungeons and Dragons type of dice shell :P
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 21, 2008 10:24PM)
Don't know anything about Dungeons and Dragons but as mentioned earlier he will make special custom shells for a price. Why not ask him! Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Craig seems like a really great guy and has answered two of my emails within minutes!

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Oct 22, 2008 10:27AM)
Those have more than 6 sides :P
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Oct 22, 2008 01:14PM)
[quote]
On 2008-10-21 19:42, gaffed wrote:
[quote]
On 2008-09-04 21:16, Trinity wrote:
For those of you with MD AND the Dracula book test... with your back turned, or while you are out of the room,have someone roll the die 1,2 or 3 times, their choice ( you, ostensibly, don't even know how many times they rolled the die)in order to select a totally random page number. You now have the word.
[/quote]

[i]Interesting concept[/i]!
It just so happens that I have both on order. Placed an order for the Dracula book test about two days ago and ordered MD today. Just a question here about combining the two. Would you have the spectator roll the die three times? As in once for each number of the page? Seeing that the book has 440 pages one could obviously not use a 5 or 6 as the first number. Would you simply tell them that neither a 6 or 5 can be used or, simply tell them to only roll it twice so as to come up with only a two digit number which to me would be somewhat restrictive.

Anyway, this MD certainly sounds as if it has an endless multitude of adaptions and I can't wait to receive mine! What with the price I believe I just purchased my Christmas present for this year! Just a good thing that I handle the bill's or the other half would certainly do a torn with [i]no[/i] restore to my head!

~gaffed~
[/quote]

Gaffed,I do a variation. I have the spec look at the book and flip through it, asking how many pages. Then I tell them," If the first number you roll is a 5 or a six, you have a choice. You can ignore it and roll again until you get a lower number if you want a 3 digit number OR just roll once more for a two digit page number. In either case, don't let me know how many times you rolled the die."

It actually seems to give them more of a choice.

Once you get the DBT, it all will become clear.

Also, see my PM.

I understand about paying the bills! Fortunately, all of the effects I buy are business expenses!
Message: Posted by: Steve Hook (Oct 22, 2008 06:05PM)
Or ACE bandage (self-adhering or Velcro closure).
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 22, 2008 07:46PM)
Well, in the past I've had to use an Ace bandage because of a strain.
After awhile they get they start to feel awfully tight and irksome for lack of a better description. Velcro would certainly work also but the same disadvantage as to being tight and, possibly itchy. The nylon is quite comfortable and after awhile you forget it's even there!

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Oct 22, 2008 08:14PM)
My suggestion is... just put it in your front pocket and casually rest your hand on your lap to get the signal. It looks totally natural.

I'm also interested in hearing about other routining ideas.

Robert
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 22, 2008 10:22PM)
Absolutely but, my point was why should one have to do so?
It seems to me that the whole point of MD is one being able to not only turn their head but walk out of the room or perhaps simply stand up and turn your back depending of course on the surroundings. It would seem rather odd to me that if you got used to placing your hand on your pocket and decided to stand up and turn your back for a much better impact that it would indeed look very odd if you kept your hand on your leg/pocket! Kind of defeats the whole concept of MD does it not?

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Oct 22, 2008 11:36PM)
Well there are as many ways to present this as there are ways to get the signal. I know why Robert performs with this method and I can tell you from my own experience that I can perform this sitting across a table, staring at a person while a side is selected, and have just as much impact as leaving the room. Both can be very strong, depending on the presentation. I have two places I use, finger palm and waistband.

Several people have shared fantastic ideas with me, in confidence. Max Krause even wrote an ebook. I have received the most positive comments on Tony Razzano’s idea for the book test, thanks for sharing Tony. And let’s not forget Dr. Hoskin’s very clever cueing system and reference to vibrating undies. Dr. Hoskins and Max, especially, continue to be a great help in product development. A few famous people you would all know, and some not so famous, have shared some awesome routines as well.

I think we need to figure out a way to openly discuss presentation options. I will look into adding a more private area to my web site, or maybe this venue is adequate. Pls. let me know your opinion on the subject.

Best Regards,
-craig
Message: Posted by: deputy (Oct 23, 2008 12:22AM)
Man I gotta get this!!
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 23, 2008 10:28AM)
[quote]
craig filicetti wrote:
I think we need to figure out a way to openly discuss presentation options. I will look into adding a more private area to my web site, or maybe this venue is adequate. Pls. let me know your opinion on the subject.

[/quote]

Yep…some [i]great[/i] ideas!

Craig, I think you would be better served in keeping it confined to a private area on your Web site and [i]only[/i] accessible to those that have purchased it. Might prove to be somewhat of an incentive for others to purchase it. That way you win and it’s also a win/plus situation for those that own it. Just my opinion.

Hmm….I’ll have to try that gimmick undie thing. Walk down the street with a die in my hand and a big smile on my face!

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Oct 24, 2008 06:54AM)
Many other products have there own section of the creators website that is used by purchasers to discuss ideas about the item, ie, Labco - Stealth Assasin - PK Ring, Leyser 2020 etc etc, but they are not well used, and all tend to be exceptionaly quiet.

IMHO its better to keep discussions and ideas on here, its far more active and alive, and from Craigs point of view its good that lots of new people can join in the discussion before taking the plunge to buy MD, after all whatever ideas we talk about can only be done if you buy the product [apart from a very similar but bigger version made elsewere].


On a different subject,the "*******" part of MD can also be used with Craigs other products like Red Handed, so if you allready own MD you may as well buy Red Handed at the reduced price that only MD owners can buy at.

Steve
Message: Posted by: Markymark (Oct 24, 2008 07:41AM)
Ok but be careful I think some of your early posts gave away too much.It's $300.00
for a prop AND a secret.
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Oct 24, 2008 10:07AM)
If you were to feel that way Markymark, then nobody would be using UFO II, Probe, or Childs Play since those are blatantly obvious from the product shots, product description, and discussions on these boards.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 24, 2008 12:00PM)
The "secret" as it were might indeed have been discussed on this thread but most obviously it's not something that one can go home and easily make with a dab of glue, a length of twine and a hairpin!
If so, I certainly would not have shelled out $425.00 to obtain it! ;)

[quote]
DR STEVE HOSKINS wrote:
Many other products have there own section of the creators website that is used by purchasers to discuss ideas about the item, ie, Labco - Stealth Assasin - PK Ring, Leyser 2020 etc etc, but they are not well used, and all tend to be exceptionaly quiet.

IMHO its better to keep discussions and ideas on here, its far more active and alive, and from Craigs point of view its good that lots of new people can join in the discussion before taking the plunge to buy MD, after all whatever ideas we talk about can only be done if you buy the product [apart from a very similar but bigger version made elsewere].
[/quote]

You may have a valid point there Steve. Seeing that this site has over 37,000 members I’m sure it would have more of a chance in possibly gaining some great routines rather than being tucked away in a site that is not going to get all that much exposure. Discussing a trick [i]and[/i] its secret is a very fine line to walk. Seeing that this is Craig’s trick and, a great on at that, I think it’s a decision that in the end will of course have to be made by Craig.

Just as a side note and something that was brought up earlier on this thread. I can’t for the life of me see why [i]any[/i] magician would actually mention the [i]name[/i] of a trick when performing it! Number one, there is absolutely no reason to do so and number two, it’s most obviously a definite NO, NO!
Years ago it may not have been all that important but now with everyone having a computer it’s an absolute mortal sin! One simply goes home, types in the name of the trick on Google or Yahoo and…. here ya are! Bad, [i]very[/i] bad!

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 24, 2008 12:26PM)
Well, it seems as though my day has brightened up considering how cold, cloudy and rainy it is today!
As soon as I submitted my last post the doorbell rang and there was my MD deluxe kit!

Now, to duct tape up Brandy's beak (my African Grey parrot) as she is driving me nuts shouting in the background for my attention, tell my other half to spend the day [i]and[/i] evening with her friends while I seclude myself away in my office for hours...perhaps days! :crazydude:

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Oct 24, 2008 02:05PM)
Hmmmmmmm... seriously considering this instead of my original intended purchase of QB 2.0.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 24, 2008 07:49PM)
OK…MD is [i]too[/i] good to be true!
As said, I just received it today and after reading the instructions and checking out the DVD a few times I gave it a cursory test.The extreme precision of the die is unbelievable. Although I heard many great reviews of MD here on this thread I still never imagined just how well this is made! For their weight and size I cannot imagine [i]anyone[/i] even [i]considering[/i] how this might be done.!

I then immediately decided make use of some nice wood boxes that I have and placed in some foam padding and cut outs for the dies, wood box and that special something. This is much too nice and valuable to simply toss in a cardboard box, plastic bag or drawer. Even took a picture of it. I’m sure that just like many of you we have more than our share of collected tricks over the years that simply gather dust. Number one, this is too good to be simply classified as a “trick”. Number two, I’m very confident that the likelihood of this gathering dust will be nonexistent!

The MD is [i][b]much[/b][/i] toooo awesome to simply use as is as in simply divining ones chosen die number, ESP symbol or color but, even it is simply used as such it will still prove to be a total mind bender! I personally think it deserves much more thought than that as for presentation and or possibly working it in with something else. My head is already spinning with ideas with such things as some specially made cards and God knows what! I have an idea already as to implementing it in with a deck of cards to double its effect but that is something I’ll have to slowly and methodically work out but the spark of an idea is already there.

My idea as to the use of a section of a nylon stocking works great and I’ll have to sneak in the drawers and steal another! Well, so much for now as I have to stop and slap myself in the face as I’m becoming much to overwhelmed with this omniscient feeling about myself since obtaining this wonderful little miracle!

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 25, 2008 11:49AM)
I’ll bounce this idea off of your collective heads as to your thoughts about it or, any possible additions and of course critique. Don’t worry…I’m somewhat thick skinned and with that open to any and all ideas.

Now this is just something that jumped into my head as soon as I first messed about with MD and I can’t seem to shake it. I’ve not yet settled on anything as I wish to try out some various methods but here is just the preliminary gist of it.

As I mentioned I think that MD is much too powerful to simply use it as is with one simply divining the color, ESP symbol or the number on a die and should be combined or implemented with something else as in Steve’s idea of using it as a cueing device with a partner and Trinity’s pairing it up with the Dracula book test. Although Craig has some great ideas involving cards I began thinking about other card implementations. Possibly (and this is just a thought as of now) but a deck of cards and for now let’s assume we are using the color die. Not placing forth any patter here for clarity sake and that is something that is usually an individual choice as how one wishes to perform it.

Have a deck of cards and the die out (the box is optional of course).
Take the deck out of the box and freely and openly spread them face up to show that all is normal and then place them back in the box. Have the spectator choose a color and then instruct the person that it is very important to then place the die (with or without the box) on top of the deck. (having the spectator place them on the deck means nothing but it may possibly impart more of a somewhat puzzling aspect to the effect.) You will have your back turned or better yet, leave the room. Upon returning the spectator will have the chosen color die in the box or hidden (however you wish to handle that part).In this scenario let’s assume that the chosen color is GREEN. If you use the box have the [i]spectator[/i] remove the die box from atop the box of cards and place it aside. Take the deck out of the box and when you then spread them open again face up there is but one card with its back facing up in the deck. Have the spectator remove that card and place it face down on the table. Then have the spectator turn over the card and the face of the card will be GREEN! As said, this can all be handled however you wish to do so. Let’s for this instance say that when the spectator turns over the card and the face color is GREEN you could possibly say; “Does that color look familiar”? I’m sure you get the idea and it can be handled in several different ways.

This first effect is a no brainer and I’m sure you’ve already easily surmised how easily it can be accomplished. Of course any of the dies can be used in this effect but the face down card(s) will then either have to have the ESP symbols or the numbers of the regular die on its face. This all depends on which die you wish to use and how you wish to present it. Of course I’m referring to blank faced cards that you can write upon with a felt marker, paste on a color, spray on a color or, even take a photograph of each side of the regular die and have that on the face of the card which is something I’m seriously considering. It’s all up to your imagination and ingenuity.

The second effect is somewhat the same but a bit different in its handling. This time upon returning the spectator [i]freely[/i] chooses [i]any card of their choice[/i]! That freely chosen card is then placed on top of the deck face up but when its turned over this time the [i]back[/i] of the card had turned into the chosen color, ESP symbol or die number. I’m still working on this effect and it’s insanely easy to do but I believe it has one drawback or, possibly two. Number one is that the deck of cards cannot be introduced at the beginning of the effect but only upon your return. I feel that it would be stronger if the deck were introduced at the beginning and in plain sight of the spectator as in the first effect. Number two and, this is a minor drawback depending on the surroundings but, you [i]must[/i] leave the room instead of simply turning your back. To me this second effect is much stronger in that the spectator is given to [i]two[/i] free choices as to the die and then the chosen card.

I’m not the greatest with cards and admittedly never was but even more so now due to some arthritis in my hands but both of these effects are [i]very[/i] easy to do. Perhaps those who are more proficient with cards can perhaps come up with some ideas as to the second effect being done on the spur of the moment as it were and having the deck in full view from the beginning? Also as to the first effect, if you simply wish to use the numbered die you can just whip out your “Invisible Deck” and produce the face down card with the corresponding chosen number. My method is much easier, no mathematics, the back side of the deck can be shown and any deck can be used with a few culling of some cards and the insertion of the gimmicked cards.

So, what say you? Any suggestions, further ideas, critiques, etc.?

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Oct 25, 2008 06:02PM)
So no body is having any trouble with rolling the dice. I thought that could knock the interals around. Is it standing up to the test. I'm use to handling this type of technology with care, I luv the fact that it seems you can just roll em!
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 25, 2008 06:57PM)
They seem pretty darn sturdy and a bit of padding in the die for thegimmick plus, considering their light weight I'm sure they could hold up to rolling.
However, I certainly would not want one to be rolled and end up bouncing off a table/bar and landing on a hard floor. I think that would be pushing the envelope. Well.....at least for me. I think just plain 'ol common sense would prevail here.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Oct 25, 2008 07:01PM)
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I wasn't thinking about slamming them like in a game of craps, LOL, but useing a cup to gently roll them from
Message: Posted by: Roth (Oct 25, 2008 07:30PM)
Rolling the die? You want to read the specs mind not the dice, right? :)
Message: Posted by: Gasman (Oct 25, 2008 07:55PM)
LOVE THIS! Forget all the fancy wraps and hiding...I just slip the someting into my sock. Agree with Roth...plan your routine to take as much attention as possible off the cube...its only a tool to help solidify or record a thought or generate a number or something random. Unless you're doing some form of precognition, like predicting the roll of a die...but that puts too much heat on the die and now starts raising flags of gimmick! This is soooo good I think the tendency will be to make it too complicated. Just keep it simple and impossible, then move on with your newly aquired god-like status.
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Oct 25, 2008 08:45PM)
As far as taking heat off the dice, I believe most people would expect to roll dice, cause that's what you do with them. The color cube is a different situation as is the ESP ! Oh, and I agree with Robert, get rid of the photo or at least go to the Inner Thought forum
cheerz
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 25, 2008 10:06PM)
[quote]
On 2008-10-25 20:30, Roth wrote:
Rolling the die? You want to read the specs mind not the dice, right? :)
[/quote]

A very good point. In all of my thoughts on how to present this I've not once considered in asking the spectator to roll the die. It would make no sense! No matter what die you choose you're asking the spectator to freely [i]choose[/i] a number, color or an ESP symbol and not merely pick one by the roll of the die! That could very easily lead one to the assumption that the die is somehow [i]fixed[/i] as to how it lands. Totally a wrong way to handle this most fantastic effect and you then defeat its purpose.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Oct 25, 2008 11:18PM)
The dice will be secondary in the effect I want to use it in. I'm not using the same script that has been suggested here. If I were I'd agree with you. However, I need 3-5 spectators to gently roll the dice(which in itself proves it not loaded) and I'm asking is that possible. If not, then my seach continues!
Message: Posted by: Gasman (Oct 26, 2008 07:58AM)
Takeachance
Totally possible. It really is rugged enough in my experience to roll as much as possible. It would appear to take as much abuse as any small, plastic, hollow die (i.e., don't slam it against the floor or wall!). It is very, very well made! Maybe just control the area its rolled in (like we do for dice games...using the inside of the box lid so the die doesn't fall on the floor all the time and risk being stepped on or kicked). It will not be suspicious in the least and the number will be random.
Message: Posted by: Markymark (Oct 26, 2008 08:15AM)
Someone who earns their living performing might not like part's of their act discussed on an open board though.
Message: Posted by: Risto L. (Oct 26, 2008 09:57AM)
I agree with Markymark and hope you have John`s permission to share it here. I know we are all excited about this, but let`s think for a while before posting comments and pictures that will be regretted. Maybe Craig could set up a private discussion board?

Risto
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Oct 26, 2008 10:18AM)
I'm working on it, but it is going to take a while. -Craig
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Oct 26, 2008 11:11AM)
John Archer posted earlier in this thread that he bought as is using MD, so its public knowledge that he uses MD, - furthermore it was me who first showed it to him.

Steve
Message: Posted by: archini (Oct 26, 2008 06:34PM)
It's true that I do have MD and Steve put me onto it, which is party the reason I did the routine the other night as I knew Steve would be there. Having said that I probably would prefer it if my exact routine wasn't gone into too much detail here. It is something I am still working on but I would rather its not seen as public domain, hopefully it will develop into something sweet after another 6 months or so.

Cheers,

John
Message: Posted by: aukt (Oct 26, 2008 08:32PM)
Can anyone tell me the difference between equinox and red handed?
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Oct 26, 2008 09:39PM)
Same effect actually. May be two different methods though, in that case it really depends on which one appeals to you more, you can't go wrong with either if you wish to perform that effect.
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Oct 27, 2008 04:44AM)
You got it John !

Steve
Message: Posted by: aukt (Oct 27, 2008 06:26AM)
[quote]
On 2008-10-26 22:39, kissdadookie wrote:
Same effect actually. May be two different methods though, in that case it really depends on which one appeals to you more, you can't go wrong with either if you wish to perform that effect.
[/quote]

It's just I've known two people who owned equinox, and both sold it within a week of playing with it due to reliability issues.
Message: Posted by: funnymagic (Oct 27, 2008 12:58PM)
Dr Steve, do you still have your multi dimentional for sale?
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Oct 27, 2008 04:02PM)
Funnymagic,
sorry no I don't have my MD for sale any longer.
I originaly aquired two, one of which has now been sold, I would not ever sell my remaining one!

Steve
Message: Posted by: Roth (Oct 27, 2008 04:16PM)
[quote]
On 2008-10-27 17:02, DR STEVE HOSKINS wrote:
Funnymagic,
sorry no I don't have my MD for sale any longer.
I originaly aquired two, one of which has now been sold, I would not ever sell my remaining one!

Steve
[/quote]
Which cube do you use most?
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Oct 27, 2008 05:17PM)
Hi Rick

I use the dice most, and also the ESP cube a lot, they are the easy ones to remember the code to ! - the colour cube takes a lot more concentration !

the ESP cube is good for psychic type presentations.

have you got one yet Rick ? its superb.

Steve
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 27, 2008 07:32PM)
Is it safe to come out yet? :blackeye:

I’ve un-boarded all of my windows as it looks like the angry mob of people with torches and a lynch rope seemed to have left!

As Sergeant Shultz used to say on Hogans Hero’s; “I know [i]nnnnuthing[/i]”!

In all seriousness though I think that perhaps it best if only suggested routines were posted and or questions about MD. It’s all too strange in some ways as to when I first happened upon this thread about Craig’s MD and all of the technical information on it being posted and being somewhat surprised and taken aback by it all. But, by the same token I can honestly say that if I had not read the available information on this little miracle I more than likely would not have purchased it.

I’ve seen more than my share of “Hey, this is fantastic”, “Best effect I’ve purchased in many years”, “You’ll have this going in just a few minutes”, etc. and then only to be disappointed when I purchased whatever the effect may have been as I’m sure many of us have especially considering the substantial price which I might add is, [i]well[/i] worth it. If that is all I had seen I can assure you I would not now be the very happy owner of one right now.

I think it would be a great idea if people were willing to share their respective ideas/routines on how to present MD although I think the keyword here would be [i]your[/i] ideas and not someone else’s of course. Then again I’m not all that sure if this is the correct forum to do so and I’m still trying to navigate myself around Magic Café as there are indeed a plethora of forums here! By the same token, as Craig mentioned earlier, he may possibly have a place for such a discussion for MD on his Web site.

After a few days of making some gaffed cards for the first idea I had which I mentioned earlier on this thread they turned out just great. I made both a set for the regular die and also a color set. I got the images of the regular die off of the Internet and the color card backings by using Paint Shop Pro. I’m pretty used to doing this because as I mentioned in my intro that I used to make gaffed cards professionally years ago. Sure brought forth a lot of memories!

I decided to give MD it’s maiden trial run last evening. I did a few tricks and also brought the color cube with the deck of cards and figured what the hell…let’s give this sucker a go as the two couples at the table seemed very receptive. I did the first routine that I earlier described but handled it a bit differently.
I decided not to have the spectator place the cube on the deck but simply instructed her to place the color cube back in the box and place it aside where I could not see it and then to place her hand on the boxed deck of cards while thinking of her chosen color. By the way, I first took the cards out of the box and freely spread them out face upwards to show that it was just a regular deck of cards and then placed them back in the box. I then got up from the table, went to the bar and exchanged a few words with the bartender and then returned. When I did I saw no sign of the box and I believe I was getting an S.O.S. signal!

I found out after that her boyfriend had it in his lap! Anyway, (I’ll skip most of the chat) I then removed the cards from the box and then freely spread them open face up again and looked rather perplexed! Now when it comes to any magic trick that in any way seems to rely on some type of mentalist effect I at times like to look puzzled (easy for me!) or not sure if things are working out all that well on the first attempt. Obviously I knew the color and exactly how to proceed but I wished to draw this out a little. I then told her that she must not have concentrated hard enough when she had her hand on the box of cards so I simply laid the cards back on the table face up and asked her to place her hand on the cards and concentrate again on the color. I then picked up the deck again and spread them open face up to arrive at a card with its back facing up. She simply had a blank stare as if what the hell is going on as did her boyfriend. I then removed the card, placed it face down on the table and asked her; “Are you [i]sure[/i] you concentrated hard this time”? She just nodded yes and I then turned it over to show a bright yellow faced card and then said; “Does that color look familiar to you”? I got the good old “WTF” quite loudly but, not from her but from her boyfriend! As for her, she just had that blank look on her face as if she did not know what had hit her!

I then thanked them all as they did me, gathered up my things and left with what I think was an audible “yesssss” from my lips! ;)

~gaffed~

I’ve included a picture of just a couple of the cards I made. Don’t worry about the picture this time, this is….. [i]my[/i] effect/handling! ;)
Message: Posted by: algebraic (Oct 28, 2008 08:43AM)
Gaffed,

When you reach 50 posts, check out "secret sessions" in "The Banquet Room". It's located below "Tricks & Effects". I think you'll find it to your liking.

I enjoyed your post.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 28, 2008 09:16AM)
Thanks algebraic. As said I'm somewhat new to this particular forum site and there are really a [i]lot[/i] of forums here! I suppose I should just take some time and look around a bit more thoroughly as to what is what. I never knew about the 50 post count to enter certain forums! Come to think of it it does seem like a few days ago that I clicked on something that drew my interest and could not view it so I just moved on. It must have been in the forum you mentioned.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 28, 2008 11:39AM)
[quote]
algebraic wrote:
Gaffed,

When you reach 50 posts, check out "secret sessions" in "The Banquet Room". It's located below "Tricks & Effects". I think you'll find it to your liking.

[/quote]

Hmm...I certainly don't wish to be off topic here but I have a question about "The Banquet Room" and such after 50 posts. I went to the bottom and found "The Banquet Room" but when clicked on it only seems to list all of the forums again but more simplified. Does this "Secret Sessions" appear as it were after 50 posts are made?

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Oct 28, 2008 12:20PM)
Yes Gaffed it lets you into the Banquet Rooms after you total up 50 posts, so you have only 4 more to go! - when you get into the Banquet Rooms, check out the
"Inner Thoughts" room for amongst other things, a discussion on MD.

Steve
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 28, 2008 04:27PM)
[quote]
On 2008-10-28 13:20, DR STEVE HOSKINS wrote:
Yes Gaffed it lets you into the Banquet Rooms after you total up 50 posts, so you have only 4 more to go! - when you get into the Banquet Rooms, check out the
"Inner Thoughts" room for amongst other things, a discussion on MD.

Steve
[/quote]

Ahh....thanks Steve! So there [i]is[/i] some discussion going on about MD! Sounds good as this did not really sound like the appropriate forum for discussing any routines.

~gaffed~

P.S. Make that [b]1[/b] more to go. ;)
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Oct 31, 2008 09:02AM)
Its Halloween ! and if you have MD you can scare some folks with it.just use MD the reverse way it was designed to be used. I have been playing around by sticking the t-----r part to a glass window pane,sounds like someone is scratching at the windows to get in ! maybe during a seance or some spooky presentation, turn on the t-----r by setting the cube at whatever number you want it to tap out. - it also works well if the t-----r is placed inside a wine glass.

Tell your guests that the spirits will answer your questions by one tap for yes, two taps for no, and so on.

Steve
Message: Posted by: PRINCE (Oct 31, 2008 02:05PM)
Clever idea
Message: Posted by: gabelson (Oct 31, 2008 07:47PM)
Gaffed and Dr. Hoskins have already posted some wonderful applications for Multi-Dimenstional. This is an amazing device that has unlimited potential. Soooo innocent looking. Soooo powerful.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Oct 31, 2008 07:57PM)
[quote]
On 2008-10-31 10:02, DR STEVE HOSKINS wrote:
Its Halloween ! and if you have MD you can scare some folks with it.just use MD the reverse way it was designed to be used. I have been playing around by sticking the t-----r part to a glass window pane,sounds like someone is scratching at the windows to get in ! maybe during a seance or some spooky presentation, turn on the t-----r by setting the cube at whatever number you want it to tap out. - it also works well if the t-----r is placed inside a wine glass.

Tell your guests that the spirits will answer your questions by one tap for yes, two taps for no, and so on.

Steve
[/quote]

That's beautiful!
From your underwear to a window! :lol:
Talk about extremes but yet, a terrific idea!

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Nov 2, 2008 12:02AM)
Hi All,
Just a simple plea.
When writing about this prop, please so not use any language that will tip the method.
I know that there are other products that use the same method, but the creator deserves to have his creative rights protected.
I know that he has lost at least one sale due to exposure here.
I am going through all of the posts and cleaning them up.
Yours may be severely edited or deleted.
Try not to take this too personally. If you take offense with my editing, PM me. Maybe we can work something out.
Peace,
Parson
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 2, 2008 01:20PM)
[quote]
On 2008-10-21 14:26, gaffed wrote:
A little confused here Craig.
When I did a search for it I came up with M**** D********* being available for shipping on 10/22/2008 but, when I use the link that you gave it says 10/[b]27[/b]/2008! When will it indeed be available again?

~gaffed~
[/quote]

Why would this be edited when the name of the trick is very clear in the thread title and there are other references as to it's full name in the same thread?

Craig answered that post and he certainly did not seem to take any umbrage with it!

If someone starts a thread as to a new tricks name are the following posters only then allowed to refer to it as ....[i][b]"IT"[/b][/i]!
Did I somehow give away it's secret by merely saying it's name and if so....how?

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Nov 2, 2008 04:08PM)
I would like to thank Parson for all the work he has done. This took a lot of time and effort. Some things may have been over edited and others accidentally missed. He was working under loose instructions and did the best he could. I propose we just move forward and enjoy creating with this effect.

Thanks,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Paul Rathbun (Nov 2, 2008 04:24PM)
I think this looks very good. However, isn't anybody concerned handing over a cube/die that expensive and delicate?
I don't think if this were dropped from waist height that it would make it. Any thoughts?
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 2, 2008 06:25PM)
[quote]
craig filicetti wrote:
I would like to thank Parson for all the work he has done. This took a lot of time and effort. Some things may have been over edited and others accidentally missed. He was working under loose instructions and did the best he could. I propose we just move forward and enjoy creating with this effect.
[/quote]

Sounds good to me Craig and I also tried to steer it in that direction in one of my previous posts.

It just took me somewhat off guard in finding one of my posts edited for no indiscernible reason.

At this point and juncture I’m pretty confident that everyone here knows what trick we are talking about! I thought that perhaps I had missed something as to some forum rule where the name of a trick is not allowed to be written in ones post and simply wanted to clarify or find out if I had broken some rule so as not to do it again. But, as you mentioned there may have been the possibility of some over editing and the idea of not being allowed to mention the [i]name[/i] of a trick would be a tad absurd.

If there were indeed the case this entire forum could get very confusing to say the least!

By the way, I performed my routine with the colored cards about 4 or 5 more times and always a great response! Of course I couldn’t do it without the...ah...”it” or the..."thing". Well, I'm sure you know what I'm referring to! :)

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Nov 2, 2008 07:32PM)
[quote]
On 2008-11-02 17:24, paso8396 wrote:
I think this looks very good. However, isn't anybody concerned handing over a cube/die that expensive and delicate?
I don't think if this were dropped from waist height that it would make it. Any thoughts?
[/quote]

I don't think its all that delicate, Paso. I have dropped mine a couple of times. No problems arose. One guy rolled the die off the table. Again, no problem arose.
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Nov 2, 2008 07:38PM)
Ok, guys, I used MD in a seance on Halloween night. It was part of a much longer routine and fit very well in the context of the routine.

Please don't ask, I won't tell the routine. I did explain it to Craig on the phone today, so he knows the routine and can vouch for its fitting into a seance.

So why am I posting this? Simply to show the incredible versatility of MD. Use your imaginations. The sky is the limit with this.
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Nov 2, 2008 09:09PM)
Hi gaffed.
I deleted no posts because the name of the effect was in the post.
I, personally, like you, would think it absurd that one would not be able to mention the name of a trick(like Multi-Dimensional)in a post.
The posts were edited because they gave away the secret workings of the effect.
For example, I use a/an arm chopper. While I am old enough to have invented it, I did not. However, if someone wrote about the way it operated, I would be ticked off. And if I was the inventor, I would be furious.
I was under the impression that I made it very clear that if you disagreed with my work, that you were invited to PM me.
Any posts on this thread(or any other) that are found that disclose methods of effects, will be deleted.
Again, if you disagree with me, please send a PM.
I am of the old school... I believe that we can disagree without being disagreeable.
Peace,
Parson

Dear friend Paso,

Today, I had the cube on the dash of my Dodge Caravan.
I had the window rolled down, made a right turn and my cube FLEW OUT THE WINDOW.
I slammed on the brakes. My wife and I both jumped out of the van. I beat her to it.
I put it in my shirt pocket, walked inside and then performed it no less than 40 times. (It scared the poopoos out of me.)
BTW, my wife says that I was nearly run over and about 4 cars were honking at me. I guess I was so excited that I never noticed them.
My name is Parson Smith and I approve this message.

BTW: I was working on this until 4 am this morning. I very likely made some mistakes. This is why I encouraged PMs from any dissatisfied viewers.
Your actual milage may vary.
Message: Posted by: RicHeka (Nov 2, 2008 10:05PM)
Hdowy Posran!I am hppay you are OK aeftr taht cosle clal chisnag afetr yuor MD in tiffrac.
May I irnique....waht was it dinog on the dahrbsoad in the fisrt pcale? Wree you eneinntrtiag flolew msiroott's at red lhgits? :)

Taht siad,tihs is clearnity a tnsmteaet for the srtuensdis of tihs porp...wcihh I wlil soon be orindreg by the way.

Poasrn,tknahs for yuor fnie wrok as a Quiatly Corotnl Meoadortr.

Hpapy tliars.
Yuor finerd.
Rcih
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Nov 2, 2008 10:12PM)
Howdy Rich,
I know that my one-handed typing is bad.
But is it really THAT awful?
I blush,
Porsan

You wrote:"Wree you eneinntrtiag flolew msiroott's at red lhgits?"
No. Wifey was just preparing it for my work today and when she handed it to me I placed it on the dshabaord.

I just got the joke and I am not fixing your d****d post. :)
Piece,
Parson
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 2, 2008 10:12PM)
Not a problem Parson. I just found it rather odd that in my post the name of Multi-Dimensional was turned into M**** D*********** when I was simply asking Craig as to it's availability and no mention whatsoever as to how it works. For that matter, I could never make such a post as to how it works as obviously I did not yet at that time have it in my possession!

I own and run two forum sites myself so I'm well aware of all the problems that can at times arise. It can indeed become a bit hectic to say the least. I was only trying to clarify if I had done something wrong and if so, what, by saying it's name.

I'm in [i]total[/i] agreement that MD has been discussed in too much detail here as to how it works. Keep up the good work as I'm all too well aware of what it's like to manage a forum site and or moderate one and try to keep things in order and at the same time keep everyone happy!

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Nov 2, 2008 10:15PM)
OK, I think I've got a problem, that was easier for me to read and understand than any of the other posts RicHeka!

Edited by Parson:
OK, I think I've got a problem, that was easier for me to read and understand than any of RicHeka's other posts! :) ;)
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Nov 7, 2008 05:42PM)
Wow,
Talk about customer service!

Received a message from Craig Filicetti. Seems that one of the gimmicks was not up to his standards.
So he is sending out new ones.
Still, the best purchase that I have ever made.(Except for that frilly little nighty that I bought for my wife... She loves it when I wear that thing.)

Peace,
Parson
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Nov 7, 2008 06:21PM)
[quote]
On 2008-11-07 18:42, Parson Smith wrote:

(Except for that frilly little nighty that I bought for my wife... She loves it when I wear that thing.)

Peace,
Parson
[/quote]

Ha, ha, LOL I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds that deeply disturbing
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Nov 7, 2008 08:21PM)
[quote]
On 2008-11-07 18:42, Parson Smith wrote:
Wow,
Talk about customer service!

Received a message from Craig Filicetti. Seems that one of the gimmicks was not up to his standards.
So he is sending out new ones.
Still, the best purchase that I have ever made.
Peace,
Parson


[/quote]

Parson and all,

This is typical of Craig. He is very honest and gives exceptional customer service. You will find no better creator-dealer.


PS. Sorry I left our the nightie, but the visions are too much to bare (get it? Bare? :))
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Nov 7, 2008 10:31PM)
Okay, If I am shelling out over $400, I better know what it is and what it does.
How can one loose a sale if the customer knows the how and why? He gained a sale from me because I knew. I never ever would have gotten this if I did not already know. That is why this forum is great. Someone just searching for methods probably would not buy it anyway, but there is no way they would ever be able to make it like Craig did. So tell me how he lost a sale because someone figured out the method? You think they could make this? Or they made an intelligent decision not to buy it because knowing how it works it might not be for them. Which is what we need more of in magic. I buy crap all the time, and I can't return it because of the dumb magic rules of "I learned the secret". So someone comes out with a crappy trick, sells a tons of them to cash in, and then it is unusable.

I tell you, M.D. IS usable in the real world where I work. It is almost the perfect ultimate effect.

But then I am rambling on. I've been into magic since 1970, and I think everyone who calls themselves a magician should know what a nail writer is. But I constantly find magicians who are my seniors get fooled by a common utility device.
But it goes to show, they do not read and do research. So if someone is here and reading and doing research, they will be a better magician.

And I do not work for magician, so I am not looking for "magician follers" and another magician would not reveal this. This is not a lay forum. Or is it? At least the people I work for would never look here to try to figure out what I am doing. The only ones that would do that would have an interest in magic, and who knows, they might join our great craft, if they took the effort to come here.

ACE :)
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Nov 7, 2008 11:06PM)
Real Magic?: Craig just called me tonight!
He is sending me a new T.........r, (I can't figure out what happened, but it is not t..........g, probably one of the only ones that never did, and he is sending me a new one tomorrow Priority!
Talk about customer Service!

You will not be dissapointed if you get this.

(I did the editing myself, lol)

ACE
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 9, 2008 01:47PM)
Yep...Craig is one great guy and wishes to satisfy which is most refreshing.

I'll also have to agree about knowing the "workings" of this effect and I stated so earlier on this thread. In all honesty, if I didn't I would have [i]never[/i] purchased it.

Lets face facts here. This is [i]not[/i] something you can make even if you know the principal.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Nov 10, 2008 08:57AM)
Yep I aggree, I would not of bought MD unless I had read the other oppinions on this very thread, - and I know many others that have bought it think that too.
Some magicians think that once they have an item that it should not be available to anyone else, so they then try to stifle discusions about it thereafter.

Steve
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Nov 12, 2008 12:01AM)
Hello All,

First of all, thanks for all your support. I think the shared ideas and creativity of this forum are fantastic and I hope it continues. This thread and "the best products I ever purchased" thread gives a lot of credibility to any product. And I believe that is a benefit of such a forum, unbiased opinions and the sharing of ideas. Word of mouth is the strongest form of advertising. Thanks to Dr. Hoskins, Trinity, and a few others I have a long list of customers that I could post on my web site that would read like a who's who in magic. Even though it would be good for sales I don't list their names, or even ask them, because I think they deserve their privacy. I may loose some sales with the censorship of this thread, and I may have over corrected for the input I was getting. I certainly hope all the new owners will share their ideas and help us all advance as performers. As that is my motivation in bringing you these products.

-Craig
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Nov 12, 2008 11:43AM)
I've only just come across this post but after reading all 5 pages..Im hooked! I sent Craig a mail which he promtly answered & now my order is now in! I don't normally Impulse buy (unless its under $50) I usually like most here on the Café, read the reviews, Glad I did.
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Nov 12, 2008 02:47PM)
Magicmike,
you are lucky to of been able to read the reveiws - it was almost all censored!
- so you can now make an informed decision of just how good MD is, welcome aboard, and enjoy MD it really is something special, but don't forget to give us all the benefit of your opinion, after you get it.

Steve
Message: Posted by: bunkyhenry (Nov 12, 2008 05:01PM)
Is it possible to get a matching ungaffed die?
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Nov 12, 2008 05:28PM)
Just curious, Bunkyhenry...why would you want one?
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Nov 13, 2008 01:08PM)
[quote]
On 2008-11-12 15:47, DR STEVE HOSKINS wrote:
Magicmike,
you are lucky to of been able to read the reveiws - it was almost all censored!
- so you can now make an informed decision of just how good MD is, welcome aboard, and enjoy MD it really is something special, but don't forget to give us all the benefit of your opinion, after you get it.

Steve
[/quote]
Opinion should be on its way next week Im expecting MD on Mon/Tues ...Cannot wait, Craig has alreay emailed the hardware update instuctions. This is gonna be real good!
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Nov 13, 2008 05:45PM)
Magicmike221: you are going to love it!
I use it in every close up walk around show that I do.
I pretend to read the "body language" as suggested by Craig, and it is a blast!
It gets really funny, the reactions and the way people act. You just have to experience performing it to know what I mean.

I did get my replacement yesterday and it works perfectly!

Great customer support! Craig: Thanks and keep up the good work.
If only every magic company treated cutomers like you do.
I'll get the other one back to you tomorrow.

ACE :)
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 13, 2008 10:22PM)
[quote]
bunkyhenry wrote:
Is it possible to get a matching ungaffed die?
[/quote]

WHY?

If you had this I'm very confident you would not have asked the question.
There is [i]absolutely[/i] no gaff to hide! That is how fantastic and well made this effect is!

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Nov 17, 2008 01:31PM)
Received this today after Fed Ex special delivery to the UK .... Im Lovin it already! not performed it to anyone yet as Ive only just opened the package, but from what I can tell its a winner, use it straight out the box, very well made, Infact the products are that well made all you need to do is concentrate on the performance (thats the way it should be) I really feel Ive got my money's worth already,thanks Craig.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 18, 2008 09:44AM)
Yep....that is what is so nice about it.
The only thing left is you're imagination and presentation after you get it!

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Nov 20, 2008 09:46PM)
Hello Everyone,

Thanks for all the comments. I was really glad to meet many of you at MindVention this year. There were lots of great ideas and suggestions for usage. Lee Earle came up with fantastic routine, a few actually. But, unfortunately he will probably never see this post. If you know Lee, you know what I am talking about. And as far as how delicate the die is, I designed it for real workers. My vision was for people to walk around with it in their pocket and pull it out when they need it, that is how I do it. It can handle bumps, knocks, and drops. I even had someone step on and crush the most sensitive part. I bent it back and it still works fine. I have several customers that put it in their show and perform it daily. I have some special ways of testing and I think they will go the distance.

All the best,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Nov 20, 2008 10:04PM)
Having been the one who stepped on it I can attest to it's durability. This thing is definitely built to last!

Max
Message: Posted by: Lior (Nov 21, 2008 03:04AM)
Dear Craig
Thanks for putting in the market
This is one of the best props you can find.
This is the only electronic stuff I use in my show

Lior
Message: Posted by: taller8 (Nov 22, 2008 04:10PM)
So how does Multi Dim. compare to other mentalist effects?

I can see how this would be so clean and devious, but are the reactions worth the price tag. I'm on the fence on this one. I don't drop 425.00 on effects very often.
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Nov 23, 2008 12:17AM)
[quote]
On 2008-11-22 17:10, taller8 wrote:
So how does Multi Dim. compare to other mentalist effects?

I can see how this would be so clean and devious, but are the reactions worth the price tag. I'm on the fence on this one. I don't drop 425.00 on effects very often.
[/quote]

Hard to compare it with anything else, as there is no possible explanation to this. No fake moves, no fishing, no nothing, just clean cut pure magic. If you use it, then it is worth it, and the reactions are very well worth it!
I use the Body language theme Craig told me about, but some folks know I'm pulling their leg and laugh and are amazed. The last time I performed it, I was next to one of those high tables you stand around, and the lady slammed it down on the table! I said, it's the only one I have, given to me by my grandfather, please don't break it! She called her friend over and I showed it to her, and she slammed it down also! I grit my teeth. But it still works great. But man. I cringe when they do that. They do it out of excitement. If only I could tell them they are slamming down $425! I see where a little audience management by me can prevent that. But they have their hands covering it, I read them and tell them the number, they lift their hands, and lift it up in excitement, and slam it down. It only happened twice. I'll have to grab it or something.

ACE
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Nov 23, 2008 12:29AM)
A side note, I'm not a mentalist and rarely or never do mentalism, and this plays great with my Gambler theme by reading people to win at poker or any game!

I even do it for kids, and the reactions are great! Sometimes I say the die is from a board game like Candyland! Every kid wants a chance, as it is a guessing game, and I let them, as I get paid by the hour!(in my walk around for kids there is usually only 2 to 4 kids at a table or group. I make them give me a high 5 for the number 5, and so on, peace for number 2, you're number 1!, etc. This is something you can really have fun with and enjoy. It's idiot proof with the numbers, and you can concentrate on presentation. This is great for me, as I don't want to have to work hard or memorize anything to get maximum results.
On second thought, don't get it! I take back what I said earlier in the thread, I want to be the only one doing it!!!

ACE
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 23, 2008 11:20AM)
[quote]
Acecardician wrote:
The last time I performed it, I was next to one of those high tables you stand around, and the lady slammed it down on the table! I said, it's the only one I have, given to me by my grandfather, please don't break it! She called her friend over and I showed it to her, and she slammed it down also! I grit my teeth. But it still works great. But man. I cringe when they do that. They do it out of excitement. If only I could tell them they are slamming down $425! I see where a little audience management by me can prevent that. But they have their hands covering it, I read them and tell them the number, they lift their hands, and lift it up in excitement, and slam it down. It only happened twice. I'll have to grab it or something.
[/quote]

I never have someone place their hands over it. I’m not too crazy about using the box as I feel it can draw some suspicion. Nothing gaffed about the box but nonetheless why use something that may be considered as gimmicky looking if not needed. I like having the spectator place a (clean) coffee cup over it. If that’s not available then a napkin. Give it try and perhaps that will alleviate the problem as to the person quickly grabbing it and slamming it down on the table. OUCH!!

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Nov 23, 2008 11:38AM)
I do it first in the box and then repeat with no box, covering with their hands.
That is a good idea, using some other object to cover it, thanks.
I can't quit remember, but I know one of the ladies slamed it down while in the box, maybe when she put it in. They were drinking a lot, so that might be why.
This was a wedding reception. The only other thing on the table was a vase of flowers.

I'll work on directing them better so they do not do this.

Thanks again for the napkin idea. If the coffee cups are handy and clean that will be good also.

ACE
Message: Posted by: TrickyRicky (Nov 23, 2008 01:04PM)
My money well spent
One of the best things I've bought in the last 5years.
Quite difficult to get CR1632 battery in Canada. Nobody seems to have them for sale.
Any information on Canadian suppliers would be appreciated.
TrickyRicky
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 23, 2008 01:34PM)
Yep, I had a hard time trying to buy them from any stores.
The CR2032's no problem.

Just do a Google search on them.
There are [i]plenty[/i] of suppliers for them and quite cheap.
If you do order them purchase at least 10 or so as otherwise the shipping cost would not be worth it.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Nov 23, 2008 04:57PM)
I found a CR1632 at Radio Shack.

ACE
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Nov 23, 2008 08:28PM)
I bought a ten pack of both kinds of batteries on the Internet, and they arrived in Texas in a couple of days.

Robert
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Nov 25, 2008 01:18AM)
Me Too I bought a ten pack of each battery (dont want to get caught out with this little Gem) The ten pack from ebay were quite reasonable in price.
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Nov 25, 2008 09:30AM)
[quote]
On 2008-11-20 22:46, craig filicetti wrote:
Hello Everyone,

Thanks for all the comments. I was really glad to meet many of you at MindVention this year. There were lots of great ideas and suggestions for usage. Lee Earle came up with fantastic routine, a few actually. But, unfortunately he will probably never see this post. If you know Lee, you know what I am talking about. And as far as how delicate the die is, I designed it for real workers. My vision was for people to walk around with it in their pocket and pull it out when they need it, that is how I do it. It can handle bumps, knocks, and drops. I even had someone step on and crush the most sensitive part. I bent it back and it still works fine. I have several customers that put it in their show and perform it daily. I have some special ways of testing and I think they will go the distance.

All the best,
-Craig
[/quote]

This is the best trick I've purchased this year. But, I'm still struggling with the presentation. A few people have PMed me with very clever ideas, but in the end, this still seems like a "gotcha". In other words, a "look how clever I am - I can do this and you can't" kind of effect.

I performed this a couple of nights ago, and someone said, "I don't know how you do it, but I know you'll get it right again!" Obviously not the reaction I'm looking for.

I'd rather not over-complicate the routine and I don't want to incorporate it into a larger routine. But, as it is, I can't figure out a way to present this without it being a puzzle.

Any brilliant ideas?

Thanks, Robert
Message: Posted by: TheAmazingSteveo (Nov 25, 2008 12:07PM)
You have to actually test ALL the batteries out before hand.
I purchased maybe 60 batteries off of ebay from 3 different vendors.
Of those 60 batteries I got maybe 30 that have enough amperage to to
drive the vibrator. Criag recommends Panasonic batteries .. but even many of
these that were Panasonic were not any good. Make sure it vibrates when you
turn the receiver on -- if it doesn't the battery is no good.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Nov 25, 2008 11:15PM)
All,

I buy all my batteries from a big electronics supplier for $0.25 and have had no issues. I think these are the best ones to use.

http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail?name=P189-ND

I get the CR1632 from the same place when they are in stock, or I use

http://www.bfmbatterysales.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=154


I did get burned by an ebay supplier and will not do that again.
-Craig

PS anyone in the UK/Ireland/Canada/Sweden/Finland/Israel/Macau/Norway/Spain want to provide some sources? (hope I did not miss anyone;)
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Nov 26, 2008 05:52AM)
In the UK and Ireland;

Panasonic CR2032. at .50p each
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-CR2032-Lithium-Coin-batteries/dp/B001C1A1TQ/
ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1227699507&sr=8-3

Energiser CR1632. at £1.20 each
http://www.amazon.co.uk/5-Energizer-Lithium-Coin-CR1632/dp/B000V3S7VA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=
UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1227699833&sr=1-2

Steve
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 27, 2008 11:28AM)
Kind of a funny/crazy story here. When I first purchased MD Craig first sent me the instructions before I received it which of course named the two batteries needed. I wasn’t at all sure if the batteries were included so I decided to go out and purchase both of them before hand.
When I first went looking for the CR1632's I went from store to store including Radio Shack and no go. I then went to a few jeweler's and again...nothing. I hit on one small jeweler and the girl opened up the small drawer's where they kept the batteries and they had them and they were some Korean brand I had never heard of before but at that point I was desperate. She then asked the owner who was waiting on someone how much the battery cost. He simply looked in my direction, and snapped out $10.00! I simply told him to do something that is physically impossible to do to one’s self and walked out.

On my way out of the shopping mall there was one last very well known jeweler so I figured I might as well give one last try. I asked the girl if by chance they had the CR1632's and she went to the drawer and pulled one out and laid it on the counter. With one skeptical eyebrow raised up I asked how much? She said take it, we have plenty! Seeing that I [i]finally[/i] found a place that had them I asked her for another one and that I would certainly pay for it. She went back to the drawer and pulled out three more and again said, no charge, we have plenty! As I remember I think I told her that I loved her and left.

Now after having some idiot trying to charge me $10.00 for one off brand battery and then receiving four Duracell’s for nothing I was ready to go back and strangle the guy with one of his overpriced plastic pearl necklaces but I then thought better of it. After I received MD I then purchased a quantity more over the Web.

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 27, 2008 04:29PM)
[quote]
On 2008-11-25 10:30, Robert M wrote:

I'd rather not over-complicate the routine and I don't want to incorporate it into a larger routine. But, as it is, I can't figure out a way to present this without it being a puzzle.

[/quote]

Robert, over the past few weeks I've refined my presentation with the cards and somewhat trimmed it down into a prediction routine. Granted, simply doing as is is a tad fast and simply somewhat of I gotcha routine and it's much too good for that.

I now simply have the boxed cards on the table and have the person choose an ESP symbol while my back is turned or I get up and leave. I have the person place the cube under a coffee cup or a napkin. I then tell them that I had earlier made a prediction and placed my prediction card in the cards upside down. I spread through the cards, come upon a card with it's back facing up amongst the face up cards and have them remove it and turn it over revealing the chosen ESP symbol. I've simplified it a bit to keep it short and I at times change things around a bit but I'm sure you get the general idea. I'm working on a few more as I'm sure most of us are.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Nov 27, 2008 07:39PM)
I like the idea of putting the cube under a coffee cup and the ID approach. Good thinking!

Robert
Message: Posted by: TheAmazingSteveo (Nov 27, 2008 10:10PM)
ID APPROACH ... That's PRETTY COOL !!!!
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 27, 2008 10:35PM)
Thanks Robert.

If anyone is wondering how I handle the prediction card being the only card facing with its back facing up in the midst of all the face up cards its simply the good old rough and smooth principle and the use of “key” cards. As I mentioned in one of my other posts and in my introduction here when I became a member I used to make gaffed cards professionally years ago albeit I no longer have all the equipment I used to have as in a corner cutter and a heating press and various other odd types of equipment. Sorry….hard to explain all the intricacies of it all.

I have all three sets made for myself with the Color, Regular Die and the ESP symbol cards although I only use the ESP cards for a prediction as the ESP symbols seem more apropos to such a venue.
The cards I made are a tad thicker than I would have made them years ago but they work nicely and it’s not really a card trick per say so no problem whatsoever. I made a set for someone else here and I can make them for anyone else if you would like them for $15.00 per set including the “key” cards plus postage. Not trying to sell anything as I’m out of that business but I’ll be more than happy to make them if anyone is interested. Being retired I have more time than I know what to do with. Well….sometimes!

~gaffed~ ;)

By the way..."Happy Thanksgiving" to all those who celebrate it! :)
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Nov 28, 2008 09:22AM)
Can you post a picture, gaffed? I've been considering using ESP cards with this, but obviously there's no infinity symbol in a standard ESP deck.

Robert
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 28, 2008 11:18AM)
Seems like years ago Bicycle had ESP cards but I can't seem to find them except of course for the jumbo one's. And yes, there is no infinity symbol include with either so I simply made all of them myself. I've included a picture of them. I made them with blue Bicycle backs.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 28, 2008 12:02PM)
Here is a picture of the regular Die cards.
I seemed to have misplaced the number 1 card and I sold my set of color cards to someone else so I'll make another set for myself when I get the time. Not the best picture but enough to get the general idea.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Nov 28, 2008 02:20PM)
Those look pretty good. Good job!

Robert
Message: Posted by: Amazing Magic Co (Nov 28, 2008 05:57PM)
Does anyone know what the shelf life is generally like for these type of batteries? I'm trying to figure out how much of a bulk purchase I make.

Thanks!
Dan.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Nov 28, 2008 06:16PM)
Lithium batteries typically have a very long shelf life, 10 years. Just keep them isolated, don't throw them into a pile as they easily short each other out. Keep them in the blister pack or on a tray at room temperature. -Craig
Message: Posted by: Gianni (Nov 28, 2008 07:41PM)
If it is in this thread I missed it, so I'll ask:

How does this cube compare with the Wisseman Remote Vision Color Cube?

Gianni
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 28, 2008 09:51PM)
I can't really comment on the Wisseman Remote Vision Color Cube as I don't have it but can only go be the posts that I've seen about it here on the Café.

I can however tell you that Craig's MD is [i]extremely[/i] well made and of the utmost precision in every respect. It's very easy to detect the chosen die and it's very quiet and compact. Also, Craig will stand behind this in every way and will answer any questions very promptly. You [i]can't[/i] go wrong with this.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Mumblemore (Nov 29, 2008 12:33AM)
Wisseman's items are also quite good, but the die (which I had and sold to buy Craig's) is bigger (sometimes good for stage) but also needs to be put in box. Also, it looks like something from Grandpa's garage rather than looking like a die you can actually roll (and you can with Multidimensional). The biggest advantages of Multidimensional are that the special something is much smaller (can fit in areas of your body no one will inspect), and, if you buy the combo pack, you get three dice to work with. With Wisseman you only get one . . . but he also offers good service. But Multidimensional is more versatile (although there are some great Wisseman sales on Café . . .).
Message: Posted by: Gianni (Nov 29, 2008 01:01AM)
Thank you, Mumblemore, very helpful.

Can I take it that there is no difference in reliability in the two items?

Also, I like the fact that the Wisseman cube has a lighting system. It seems that the MD system is vibrational. Is this right or wrong?

Gianni
Message: Posted by: Amazing Magic Co (Nov 29, 2008 06:40AM)
I just received mine and all I can say is this is truly remarkable. Both the size and weight of everything is just amazing and unbelievably deceptive. You know the selection within 3 seconds despite whatever method the spectator conceals the die. Magic is alive.

Dan.
Message: Posted by: TheAmazingSteveo (Nov 29, 2008 08:58AM)
Here is another idea ... I'm going to try it out today.
I started to make a ID with the symbols .. then I thought .. why not
put all 6 outs in a wallet something like the heirloom or the preditor wallet.

Say that you made a prediction before you came here today and pull the card out --flip the wallet over to show that is the only prediction you came with

Could be a picture of the die or the name of a color written in that color or
the Rhine symbols -- or you could have them all in your wallet.

This way you don't have to carry another ID on you.

What say you?
Message: Posted by: taller8 (Nov 29, 2008 09:16AM)
I got mine a few days ago too, and it's the best thing I've purchased in quite awhile.

Like I shared with another Café member, there is no let down in the product. Everything is top notch and works as promised.

The first time I performed MD, I actually felt that I was performing real magic.
I must admit, it was a weird feeling. No cards to shuffle, no sleights to do, no misdirection, confidence, no fishy moves.

It's so clean that you can't help but feel a bit more magical in your presentation.

If you're on the fence, jump off and get this. And why are you sitting on the fence in the first place? that has to be a bit uncomfortable.



thanks Craig.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 29, 2008 06:59PM)
I just noticed your avatar Craig.

Looks like you blew up a Rubik's Cube and then obsessed with with making it into something diabolical! :idea:

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 29, 2008 07:16PM)
[quote]
On 2008-11-29 09:58, TheAmazingSteveo wrote:
Here is another idea ... I'm going to try it out today.
I started to make a ID with the symbols .. then I thought .. why not
put all 6 outs in a wallet something like the heirloom or the preditor wallet.

Say that you made a prediction before you came here today and pull the card out --flip the wallet over to show that is the only prediction you came with

Could be a picture of the die or the name of a color written in that color or
the Rhine symbols -- or you could have them all in your wallet.

This way you don't have to carry another ID on you.

What say you?
[/quote]

More or less something on the order of what I do with the cards as a prediction.
After the spectator makes their choice I then tell them that I earlier placed in a prediction card in the deck and that it is the [i]only[/i] card that is turned over in the deck (which it is). I can then if I so wish do a ribbon spread to show that is indeed the [i]only[/i] card that has been reversed in the deck.

The wallet sounds good also as it is then a [i]prediction[/i] which I think sells more heavily than just simply naming the chosen die. As I've said a few times, MD is much too good for that and deserves more presentation and thought before rushing out and doing it as is.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: JohnPizzi (Nov 29, 2008 10:31PM)
I bought it and have to attest to the high quality of the prop as well as extreme customer appreciation and service from Craig.

I use it in walkarounds and use it in conjuntion with some other metalist bits.I have been using the presentation that I am reading body language and voice inflection. Plays big..

I also attached a rubber band to the thumper with a pc of silver duct tape.Thats the kind used to repair a hole in your home duct work. This allows me to put it over my leg,arm,wrist,shoulder etc comfortably. I even sent a email to Criag that this should be the standard way to make the thumper. I find this effect is getting closer to real magic and allowing the performer to work on a presentation that will create a POWERFULL memory of your time with the spectator.

The more real you play it.. the better the response.

Its a keeper..... I look forward to Craigs new items.

jpz
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Nov 30, 2008 10:01AM)
Really no need to use tape or rubber bands. I made an earlier post on this idea but I can’t seem to find it. Anyway, just a simple length of nylon hosiery about 8” long. Just raid your wife’s and take one! Cut off the toe section so that it’s like a nylon “tube”. Holds it [i]very[/i] secure to your arm or leg and no need for gunky tape or messing about with rubber bands. This method also allows me to very easily turn it off and on.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: JohnPizzi (Dec 1, 2008 10:27PM)
Hey Gaffed.
If I start going in my wife's hosiery draw and cutting her stockings up... I don't think I will be looked at too fondly..
What's a 40 old guy doing with his wife's stockings ? Doesn't look good......... Ill stick with the rubber band.

LOL
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 2, 2008 11:05AM)
They are always throwing those things out anyway. Just ask her to save you a pair.
If you get any strange looks just simply tell her you're thinking about robbing a bank and you need a disguise!

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Mumblemore (Dec 2, 2008 06:22PM)
Anyone use this with kids (maybe the number or color die only with the over 5s)? I have an Axtell seal puppet and I am thinking of filling colored balloons and passing the color die out into audience. Volunteer puts a side up and then passes it around, and seal guesses the color by balancing right balloon on its nose (tape or magnet . . .). Would this work for 5-7s (too much older and they are too "cool" for puppets)?
Message: Posted by: bunkyhenry (Dec 2, 2008 08:05PM)
[quote]
On 2008-11-13 23:22, gaffed wrote:
[quote]
bunkyhenry wrote:
Is it possible to get a matching ungaffed die?
[/quote]

WHY?

If you had this I'm very confident you would not have asked the question.
There is [i]absolutely[/i] no gaff to hide! That is how fantastic and well made this effect is!

~gaffed~
[/quote]

Your confidence is misplaced.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 3, 2008 09:37AM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-02 21:05, bunkyhenry wrote:

Your confidence is misplaced.
[/quote]

:confused: Ahh…..no, I don’t believe so! It seems to be in the same place it was when I made my statement.

It’s quite [i]obvious[/i] you don’t own MD or you would then see that my statement was quite sound.
It was not intended as being flip or sarcastic and if you took it as such my apologies.

I honestly can’t see the need or justification in having an un-gimmicked cube. That is unless of course you intend in handing the cube over to a spectator after your performance and then ask that they take it home and break it apart!

If and when you decide to purchase MD you’ll find that your [i]confidence[/i] will never be misplaced and will remain where it’s supposed to be just as mine is and that your comment was totally uncalled for.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Dec 3, 2008 02:58PM)
Gaffed /bunky
My favourite MD effect is to hand it out for close up examination. - I provide a magnetic screwdriver for spec to dismantle MD, but secretly swap in the empty ungaffed cube, - this is the ultimate convincer to the most bitter skeptic, imagine there face that upon dismantling, - the cube is found to be completly empty!

Steve
Message: Posted by: markthorold (Dec 3, 2008 03:29PM)
Why not stick a folded post it note in there with "what did you expect to find" written on it?
Mark
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 3, 2008 03:59PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-03 15:58, DR STEVE HOSKINS wrote:
Gaffed /bunky
My favourite MD effect is to hand it out for close up examination. - I provide a magnetic screwdriver for spec to dismantle MD, but secretly swap in the empty ungaffed cube, - this is the ultimate convincer to the most bitter skeptic, imagine there face that upon dismantling, - the cube is found to be completly empty!

Steve
[/quote]

Now Steve I know you [i]must[/i] be joking on this! I seriously doubt one would spend $40.00 on a duplicate cube just to have someone go hacking away at it with a screwdriver! If it’s not opened correctly its shot! :lol:

[quote]
On 2008-12-03 16:29, markthorold wrote:
Why not stick a folded post it note in there with "what did you expect to find" written on it?
Mark
[/quote]

Now [i]that[/i] is all too funny!

But like said, going to such extremes will never be necessary with MD.

If one went that far you might as well after you finish your act is to simply pull everything out of your pockets and close up bag, throw it all down on the table and tell everyone; “OK, knock yourselves out”! :lol:

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Dec 4, 2008 01:11AM)
I agree with Gaffed, if you are not being chased, then don't run!
MD is perfect as it is, an extra cube would complicate matters in my world.

ACE (The Stick Man) :dance:
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Dec 4, 2008 08:33AM)
I was indeed joking !

Any info on Craigs "New" product yet?

Steve
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 4, 2008 10:20AM)
I didn't know he had something new in the working.
Should prove to be interesting!

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Dec 6, 2008 02:36PM)
I use colored balloons.
The balloons are held by children(above the head.)
A 7th child turns a color up on the cube.
While blindfolded, I shoot the appropriately colored balloon with a BB gun.
When all the balloons have been popped, I hand the cube out for examination.
Please feel free to use my effect.

Peace,
Parson
Message: Posted by: Martin Waring (Dec 6, 2008 03:19PM)
I did a kids show this afternoon where the average age was 9. They were a great audience and screamed their appreciation for nearly all of my tricks (I performed for about an hour).

However, the loudest screams and the most requests I got to 'do it again' I got were for MD and I didn't do anything complicated routine wise. I just went out of the room taking someone with me to ensure I didn't peep, came back in, and 'divined' the chosen colour. Enough said.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 6, 2008 09:44PM)
That's what I love to hear.
I get mixed reactions at times (never could figure out what will get spectators) but it's usually pretty freaking good. I performed it Thursday night with my card routine and I kept getting the good old.."WTF"! I pushed it three times which I normally do not do until I placed the cards away and simply wrote the ESP symbol on a piece of paper (after much hesitation) and yet....the same reaction. I use the coffee cup as I always try to do and it just bends their minds! Not once has anyone tried to inspect the cube. The way I perform it I swear that sometimes they think there is something very [i]freaky[/i] about the cards! Go figure! Works for me!

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Dec 6, 2008 10:22PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-06 15:36, Parson Smith wrote:
I use colored balloons.
The balloons are held by children(above the head.)
A 7th child turns a color up on the cube.
While blindfolded, I shoot the appropriately colored balloon with a BB gun.
When all the balloons have been popped, I hand the cube out for examination.
Please feel free to use my effect.

Peace,
Parson
[/quote]

Do you think I could use my 45 Glock with this routine?

Ace :)
Message: Posted by: TheAmazingSteveo (Dec 6, 2008 10:23PM)
I tried using the cards in the indexed wallet with the esp symbols on them for the first time ... WOW .. what great reactions!!! It really is a mind bender and the attention gets put on the cards rather than the box. I tell them I predicted before I came here tonight that you would pick the symbol that is on this card.
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Dec 6, 2008 10:28PM)
I now think extra ordinary cubes would be good. I want to get 100 so I can switch and smash one with a hammer each time after I shoot the balloons with my Glock.

ACE :)
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Dec 7, 2008 11:56AM)
Ace,

Thanks for the order. Your extra 100 blocks are on the way. I am not responsible for any injury.

I am glad that you are all doing it for kids as my roots are as a kid performer. I have found that they do love it, and any onlooking adults are even more impressed.

I am coming out with some new products, there are lots or rumors flying. I am adding products to my pro-line and will be giving more details on Impossible Insight and will start taking pre-orders. I hope to exceed all of your expectations and enable you to do things like never before. I will be sending out a letter, hopefully mid December, to all the MD/RH customers explaining all the new products.

Happy Holidays,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 7, 2008 05:24PM)
Ah yes...you can't perform for children without a 17 round Glock 9mm when performing for children! Only [i]joking[/i] of course. I just happen to know a bit about guns considering my past job.

Hmm...$40.00 a cube. Should make quite an impression and drive home the point! Talk about covering all the bases as to nothing being suspicious! That should leave the spectator's with nothing to doubt.....except perhaps your sanity! :rolleyes:

~gaffed~ :lol:
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Dec 7, 2008 05:33PM)
Hey guys,

For those of you that are not aware of it Craig is raising prices on all items as of January 1st. You may want to get your orders in sooner than later!

Max
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 7, 2008 06:06PM)
Thanks for the update Max!

Yep...take heed of it and grab it now! You [i]can't[/i] lose with this.

By the way....this afternoon is when I had to perform for a baby shower of all things! Long story. Anyway, I had the "it" as I always do on my right forearm with a nylon stocking and it suddenly kept giving off one long "bzzzz". I scratched the MD act with [i]much[/i] reluctance as I did not want to take any chances. Lesson learned.....always use fresh batteries after having performed MD for any length of time. They cost next to nothing and it's [i]not[/i] worth taking any chances!

Having said that I'll have to say the "it" does indeed last a long time. Also, as I have it set up with the nylon stocking I keep it turned off as I can easily turn it on just by feel through my shirt when I know I'm going to use it. It simply looks as though I'm adjusting my sleeve and....I turn it on.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Dec 10, 2008 01:33AM)
I thougth that happened to me, so I still revealed the number with the old color vision method, and everyone seemed amazed. When I left the table to check it, I had accidentially hit the switch while adjusting my pants! So I turned it back on and continued. I went back to that table toward the end of the night and repeated it, and amazed them even more!

ACE
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 10, 2008 11:20PM)
The more I do this thing the more I [i]love[/i] it!
I'm not trying to toot my own horn here but my card revelation seems to be a killer. I just [i]love[/i] hearing all of those "WTF's....how do you [i]do[/i] that"? "That's [i]impossible[/i]"!

If the price is indeed going up by all means grab it [i]now[/i]!

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: mimo67 (Dec 11, 2008 08:26AM)
Please I could only afford (well in fact I don't but I HAVE before 31st...) one cube by now, with the IT... So which one has to most potentiel ? The die ? ESP or Colors ? I though about ESP but in fact with cards the die would be a better choice, no ?

Thanks for advice about this...
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Dec 11, 2008 08:33AM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-11 09:26, mimo67 wrote:
Please I could only afford (well in fact I don't but I HAVE before 31st...) one cube by now, with the IT... So which one has to most potentiel ? The die ? ESP or Colors ? I though about ESP but in fact with cards the die would be a better choice, no ?

Thanks for advice about this...
[/quote]
I guess its down to personal Pref I use the Regular Die. Although each of the cubes will astound!
With the mention of the price Increase, jump in now, its a great product.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 11, 2008 10:46AM)
All of the cubes are just as strong as the other in my opinion.
I think its all a matter in how you wish to present it.
I've been using the ESP cube with my card revelation but I feel that my presentation would work just as strongly with any of the cubes and the corresponding cards that I made.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Dec 11, 2008 01:34PM)
Mimo,

Having had this almost since it's inception, I would advise you to go with the die as I think this has the most presentational possibilities and I have several different routines that I have developed in conjunction with it. I think the esp cube is somewhat limited in presentation and the color cube of course is wonderful but again a bit limited so I think you will get the most bang for the buck with the die. However this is just my opinion, but I own all three. Not to mention of the three the die would be the most organic of the three as well.

Kind regards,
Max
Message: Posted by: mimo67 (Dec 11, 2008 05:12PM)
Thank you all for your kind answers, I appreciate and will try to begin with the die... When it's done perhaps I will come back to you then sleightofhand1971 for begging for your ideas about the routines you developped ;-)

Thanks again !
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 11, 2008 07:07PM)
As Max said if I were only limited to choosing just one it would more than likely be the regular die cube. It is certainly the one that is most recognizable by everyone and can be used in [i]so[/i] many ways. But, then again, can so all of the others.
Just use you imagination as this device leaves [i]nothing[/i] more than doing so.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Dec 11, 2008 08:23PM)
I bought all 3 just to have them, but yes, the die goes perfectly with my Riverboat Gambler theme. That has been the only one I used so far. Plus I'm lazy, so I don't have to remember anything! It's idiot proof for me!

ACE
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Dec 17, 2008 11:44AM)
So far, the vast majority go out as Deluxe sets. For the standard sets, it is a tie between the die and color cube.

I am releasing a new die shell in about a week. I think you are really going to like it, it may become the new favorite. LOADS of presentation options. I did not come up with the idea, but I am glad the person who did gave me the OK to go with it. I will credit him when I release it. I will give you a hint, imagine being able to know the Ss answer to any question you ask.

Happy Holidays,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: targetintellect (Dec 18, 2008 09:40PM)
Well . . . I just splurged on the Deluxe set for my own Christmas present. It's amazing how The Magic Café works. I saw a a post by GAFFED on a "best trick purchase of the year" thread, and I concurred with his picks on QB2 and Extreme Burn. Then I saw that he mentioned MD as being #1; so I searched MD and read every post from all of you.

Thank you all for sharing your analyses and ideas. Very rarely does an effect garner almost categorical praise. I made my purchase based on the effect, versatility, and very much on Craig Filicetti's credibility among all of you.

Once I receive MD and work it into my performances, I'll be happy to share my thoughts and any unique ideas for performance with this group.

Thank you GAFFED for sparking my interest in this.

Happy Holidays to all!
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Dec 18, 2008 10:43PM)
Targetintellect,

I just taped the box and it is on its way. I hope it arrives before Christmas, hard to tell with the backlog at the post office.

Enjoy,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: targetintellect (Dec 19, 2008 09:20AM)
Craig,

Thanks for the speedy email. I can tell already - you deliver great customer service. Looking forward to receiving this masterpiece!

Frank
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 19, 2008 09:33AM)
Believe me Frank you will [i]not[/i] be disappointed.
This is definitely something that will not collect dust amongst other unused magic effects. I'm one of those people who will not recommend a restaurant for fear that the other person may not like it. This is one case where I'm quite happy and secure in knowing that I, in some obscure way, directed you to this thread and you then decided to make the purchase. This effect will leave you with absolutely [i]nothing[/i] more than how you may wish to present it. By the way....get on the Web and order a batch of batteries as you'll never want to find yourself without them. This is one of those things that will make you feel naked if you should happen to leave without it! Also aside from the fact that Craig backs this up 101% and his service is definitely [i]far[/i] beyond the norm.

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: itsmagic (Dec 19, 2008 10:29AM)
Since most of you use the casino die, but have the deluxe set, have you found the deluxe set worth it?

By the way, will price increase be on deluxe or standard sets or both after 1/1/09?

Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Amazing Magic Co (Dec 19, 2008 12:49PM)
I was mostly interested in the casino die and have several routines that use this. I definitely wanted the wooden box as this is part of my initial routine. Since receiving the deluxe set, I've begun to use the ESP die with a great deal of success. I haven't used the color die yet but I love the flexibility that all three offer in different routines.

Dan.
Message: Posted by: itsmagic (Dec 19, 2008 01:58PM)
Thanks Dan for your input. I think versatility is nice, but is it worth the extra $?
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Dec 19, 2008 02:20PM)
I think for the $75 difference you cant really go wrong. Not to mention I know the price increase is going to be substantial.

Max
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Dec 19, 2008 03:58PM)
I use the color cube about 75 % of the time. But that's just me. There are so many possibilities with all three.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 19, 2008 04:45PM)
As for the price increase I can easily understand why.
Just consider the price between MD and the Quantum Bender 2.0 which sells for $500.00.
Now please make [b][i]no[/i][/b] mistake that I am in [i]any[/i] way trying to compare the two effects as each one is great in its own respect. But considering the fact that each and every piece of MD is hand made by Craig I really consider a price increase very justifiable. So, if your sitting on the proverbial fence in trying to make up your mind in purchasing MD I'd strongly suggest you do it [i]NOW[/i]!

And yes....the deluxe set is well worth the extra money albeit I have never used the nice little wooden box and strongly doubt that I ever will but, that's just my personal choice in how I perform it.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Amazing Magic Co (Dec 19, 2008 04:51PM)
When I added the incremental cost of the box, the additional die was not a significant issue. When you factor the total value received with this complete device, this is worth far more with a tremendous range of utility.

Dan.
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Dec 20, 2008 04:28AM)
Still having lots of fun with this ...A great buy indeed!
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Dec 20, 2008 11:44PM)
Yes, I started adding up the price of buying the parts separately, and it was a better deal to just get the whole kit. You never know when you want to change, for a repeat show. Another thing: I rarely perform for magicians, but I am thinking if I do, then the Color cube might be more innocent, they will think of the old color vision box.
As I mentioned, I have only used the die as I work as a "Gambler" magician when I use it. But I also do kid shows, and I am working up a routine to use the color cube with that. So by the time you buy those, you just as well get the whole set.
Some day I might want to use the ESP cube. I just got the "Beyond ESP2" kit which is a deck of ESP cards, some gimmicked cards, and a book. After I read the book and work with this, I am sure I can work the cube into the routine.

Yes, all of this is worth it if you work magic for a living. It is fun to be able to get paid for what you love to do, and be able to buy more fun stuff with the money you make from it.

I'm a "needy" consumer of magic, and Craig came through again with flying colors, fulfilling my need with a part that I lost. I can't believe how fast I got the part and at a better than reasonable cost!

Craig is one good guy who treats customers like they should be treated. That is hard to find these days, especially with some of the old established magic companies that are no longer individually owned. It seems that since the old companies have already made their name in magic history, they no longer care about the individual magicians needs.

Craig has always been there for me! He always responds quickly to my emails, and has better than fast service. And this is service after the purchase!

ACE :dance:
Message: Posted by: targetintellect (Dec 22, 2008 06:56PM)
It arrived today. WOW! The first few times I played with MD, I'd roll the color cube under a blanket and "guess" the color right every time. Even though I knew how it was happening it felt to ME like real magic.

The quality is exquisite and as GAFFED had foretold, there is nothing more to do than develop presentation. This is limited only by our imagination.

Here is a quick, simple and powerful reveal with the die. Spectator secretly selects any number. She glances into the flame of your lighter and visualizes the number, pass your thumb through the flame and Voila she sees her number blistering on your thumb. I use Pyro Perception (an excellent effect at $20) to get the number to blister. If the #1 comes out I simply use the number 1 part of the number 10 on PP.

It passed the first test with flying colors. My wife and mother-in-law have very short attention spans. They have seen all of my "gem" effects. My wife said it is one of the best effects she has ever seen because it there is NOTHING to it - no procedural path; secretly select a number and it instantly blisters on my finger. No process - just sheer effect. In essence it a quick knock-out punch. Mom-in-law gave it a 12 out of 10.

I have a dremmel and I will try making my own simple version of Pyro Perception for ESP symbols. Another idea for stand up would be to use FUSE spirit writing. This would slay. My only reservation is that on rare occasion FUSE fails to ignite; so I'd need a back up revelation.

Also, I am very excited to use this with cold reading techniques, I think it can be a very "creepy" effect as well.

Tomorrow I have a three-hour walk around. Looking forward to experiencing the reactions of the public.

GAFFED had a great idea with cutting a tube from panty hose to hold the ******r on your arm. Just cross your arms and flick it on and off. Thanks again GAFFED for leading me to this absolute gem in magic! Thanks Craig for making magic the way it should be made. How nice to have your expectations exceeded for a change!

Looking forward to hearing more presentational ideas for this masterpiece.

- Frank
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 22, 2008 11:15PM)
Well Frank,
It seems as though you got suckered into buying this ridiculous piece of nonsense!
[b][i]ONLY JOKING OF COURSE[/i][/b]!

I had no doubt in my mind whatsoever that you would be amazed as to it's simplicity and yet so clever working. It is indeed a killer to say the least and brings magic to a new level if one takes the time to present it beyond the miracle that it already is.

Years ago I used to use something called "Die-Cipher II" by Paul Diamond. A solid brass die in a round solid brass container. I still have it and as far as I know it just might be a collector item now. You had to hold the container after the number was picked or with practice it could simply be placed on the back of the spectators hand and you knew what number they chose. It was very clever and actually it still is. However when I was doing it for some friends I left it out and they somehow figured that it had something to do with the container albeit they could not figure out just how I was able to know the number.

When I received MD I made the decision that I would [i]never[/i] again use a container such as the wood box that comes with the deluxe set as in all honesty it's not needed. I don't wish to use anything that may be considered "gimmicky" looking for lack of a better description. I now simply use a coffee cup or simply have the spec. place a napkin over it and push it aside.

Don't be too concerned about the *********r being on too long as it will last a long time. Better to stock up more on the r******r batteries as that stays on to a certain point. Bottom line, if your going to do a three hour walk around it's best to always start with fresh batteries and if you do have a chance or opportunity to turn the *********r off so much the better. I've found myself getting away from the nylon stocking and just simply placing it in my pocket! I just place my hand in my pocket and hold it and no one has ever taken notice of it. If not that I'll simply shove it in the side of my sock. I've never placed it my underwear like Steve does but I just think he likes the thrill of it whether he performing it or not! lol

As far as the "Pyro Perception" I've never heard of it. Is this is a preset for a chosen (forced card)? If so, how do you go about setting it up? Perhaps when you get a chance you could PM about this as I'm always looking for some "freaky" way of presenting MD. I'm having great success with my deck of cards but I'm always open to something new and unusual. Anyway....I'm glad you like it as I knew you would and if you have any problems with it (which I strongly doubt) Craig will gladly help out and back it up. He is one hell of a guy and a refreshing breath of fresh air in the world of selling a magic effect these days and standing by his product.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: targetintellect (Dec 23, 2008 08:46AM)
GAFFED, Thanks for the tips! Can you share with us again your link to where you get your batteries? I'll PM you on the Pyro Perception.
Message: Posted by: itsmagic (Dec 23, 2008 11:37AM)
I'm so close to jumping on the bandwagon. There goes my magic budget for the year.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 23, 2008 02:30PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-23 09:46, targetintellect wrote:
GAFFED, Thanks for the tips! Can you share with us again your link to where you get your batteries? I'll PM you on the Pyro Perception.
[/quote]

Well I've been getting them from "Battery Specialist's" @ http://store.batteryspecialists.com/

There might possibly be cheaper outlets and this particular place depends on what brand you purchase.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Dec 23, 2008 08:24PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-23 12:37, itsmagic wrote:
I'm so close to jumping on the bandwagon. There goes my magic budget for the year.
[/quote]

Better hurry before the price increase!

ACE :dance:
Message: Posted by: MikeC (Dec 23, 2008 09:26PM)
I received my MD and love it. I think gaffed pointed out that it's a very strong effect by itself, but if you put a little time into it, it can be incredibly powerful. I'm wracking my brain for different ways to use it. The possibilities seem endless.
Message: Posted by: targetintellect (Dec 23, 2008 11:19PM)
Hello all,

Please accept my apology for misnaming an effect. I erroneously named Pyro Perception for getting the blister. I confused that with Third Degree Burn. I have Pyro Perception as well, but that won't get you all the numbers on the die, Third Degree Burn will, but it's at a higher price - about $59.

That said, I performed MD at a three-hour walk around. It completely fried the audience. I had the number they selected blister on my finger using third degree burn. My close friend who is a national trade show performer couldn't believe how clean it was, and he came up with a great idea to use the company's business card as the revelation.

Best,

Frank
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Dec 24, 2008 01:41PM)
Great idea! That will take the "heat" off the block.
I have a 3rd degree burn I never used. I'll dust it off now.

ACE
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Dec 24, 2008 03:17PM)
I wonder if you could use one of the cube in a kind of Mental Epic effect.

Instead of a force you use the cube as a "one ahead" thing.


Is this any good ???
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 24, 2008 10:31PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-24 16:17, RIVARDJLR wrote:
I wonder if you could use one of the cube in a kind of Mental Epic effect.

Instead of a force you use the cube as a "one ahead" thing.


Is this any good ???
[/quote]

I can only assume from your question that perhaps you do not own MD?
If not I can only say this. Whether you use the color, ESP or regular die cube you will [i][b]ALWAYS[/b][/i] know what they selected without [i][b]fail[/i][/b]. Other than that it's open to your imagination as how you wish to use it. It's open to endless possibilities as far as mentalist effects are concerned. I personally use it with a deck of cards as either a prediction or an alternative handling with the same deck which is my favorite. Other than that it's totally up to you as how you wish to present it.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: magicmann (Dec 26, 2008 05:32AM)
I purchased this a number of months ago but it was put away until Chrismas Day. This is without doubt one of the best pocket tricks to come out in recent years. It was easy to set up and works every time. I have to admit I still don't know how it works but I am happy to know that it does.

Now to come up with a routine it which to use it best.

Paul
Message: Posted by: deliveryboy (Dec 26, 2008 10:58AM)
I got mine for christmas it's fantastic
Message: Posted by: DrTodd (Dec 27, 2008 01:42AM)
I received my MD this autumn and I wanted to report back on my experiences thus far from a variety of different performance situations.

First of all, I wanted to thank Craig for great customer service. You pay, he sends a file with instructions, and a few days later, your product arrives.No fuss and what we all expect from a good supplier.

I also wanted to thank two Psycrets members Steve Hoskins and Ben Akintunde with whom I was able to discuss the finer details of using MD.

I have used MD in restaurant work for after dinner performances, a stage show in which I could walk within the audience, a wedding walk around function, and a university bar environment.

Across all these different performance environments,MD has been simply brilliant. I like the distance that can be achieved,and I am quite fond of the presentation that has two participants choose a number each and a third choose a mathematical function,followed by the total being revealed and the two component numbers. This is very strong. My second favourite is adding a slight character reading to the choice of the number,which add a layer of interpretation to the reveal. This has gone down well,especially when working with groups of people who know one another.

Now,after doing this many times,I have noticed a certain frustration among my audiences and on three occasions, I have had two problems: (a) people simply refuse to follow instructions and (b) people deliberately try sabotage the effect.

I have had a woman continue to handle the die and box and not put it on the table, a person not actually put the die in the box,and two nights ago, an amazing thing happened. Two guys managed to put some coins in the box along with the dice. Certain UK coins are magnetic :-(

So,audience management is key. Watch the mood, stay close, and repeat your instructions.

Lovely product I have some more extended ideas for use of the die, which I am working on....
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Dec 27, 2008 12:43PM)
Yes, I agree audience management is the key. I had someone not put it in the box.
So now I say, "be sure to make sure it is in the box, because the guy at the last table tried to trick me and not put it in the box", this gets a laugh, throws them off guard, and makes them think: he has already been tricked. So they don't try to trick me again.

Then I do it without the box. I had one guy put the cup over the die. I had it sitting there on the number 2. He left it there, and I wasn't getting a reading, so I thought my battery was dead. But it went in sleep mode. I didn't remember that 2 was up, I just told him I could not read him. When I looked, everyone said he kept the same number up(he did not move it). I said, Oh, that was MY number, get your own! And we did it agin, and I got it right.
Now I know to either hand it to them to sit down, or remember the top number, so if I don't get a reading, I can say that number.

I "read" one lady and after I got it right, she said she did not even look at the number. I asked if the lady next to her saw it. Yes, so I said I read her thoughts which were going into her mind, etc. Just something else to watch out for.
People will follow directions, but if you are not specific, it can throw you. I'm pretty quick on my feet, so I always have an answer. And I learn for the next time.

ACE :dance:
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Dec 27, 2008 05:49PM)
Dr. Todd,

I am glad you enjoyed some of the routines you got with MD. It's always nice to know they are being put to good use.

Through experience you will learn how to manage the audience so that you have to worry less and less about them trying to foil you. Generally that comes from presenting it too many times or as more of a challenge. The key to this is to provide plausible explanations for what has occurred. Elimate the thought that the MD is the source of the effect and you will see far less friction from your audience


Ace,

I always make sure after I have divined the number to handle the MD and reset it on a different number before handing it to someone else. This solves the problem you had and if the choose the same number you will absolutely know.

Max
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 27, 2008 06:28PM)
Huh....I never thought of a person not selecting another number/symbol.
I could see where that would certainly throw one off! Something to keep in mind and to remember how you placed it down.

[quote]
On 2008-12-27 18:49, sleightofhand1971 wrote:

I always make sure after I have divined the number to handle the MD and reset it on a different number before handing it to someone else. This solves the problem you had and if the choose the same number you will absolutely know.

[/quote]

Yes, I always make sure I turn it about but when demonstrating to the spec. how to do it [i]but[/i] if they simply leave it on the number/symbol you demonstrated with and don't touch it and you turned around or walked away it could indeed cause some confusion albeit it has [i]never[/i] happened to me. As said, simply remember what number/symbol/color you had when you showed the spec. how to choose and that should solve the problem although I can't really see the likelihood of that ever occurring too often.

In all honesty I've never performed it where it could not be set down and therefore I've never used the box nor have I ever taken it [i]out[/i] with me. True, there is nothing gimmicky looking about it but I think the cube stands better on it's own and the use of a coffee cup ([i]clean[/i]!) or perhaps a napkin to cover it. I wish to eliminate [i]any[/i] suspicion whatsoever as to the box.

When you think about it think how many times a spec. forgot what card they selected! As ACE and Dr. Todd said, audience management and make your instructions [i]clear[/i].


~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Dec 28, 2008 10:52AM)
Hello All,

Thanks for all your comments and sharing all your ideas, it will make us all better performers. Speaking of sharing, John Talbot has a fantastic idea that he is allowing me to share. I talked before about a new shell that would be offered, and it is now available. The Executive Decision Cube. It provides huge presentation options and since you can buy Executive Decision Cubes in the store, it is an everyday object to perform with. I'm sure it will bring back some magic 8-ball memories for your spectators.

I love asking my spectators "Have you ever ..", "Would you ever ...", and "Could you ever ... " questions. The heat is totally off the cube and on the question and the spectator's response. You are truly reading their emotional/physical response and facial expressions. Lots of fun for everyone watching!

I would like to thank John Talbot for allowing me to offer this MD idea that he came up with. John Michael Talbot is full time Canadian marketing executive part time magic inventor. He has won an IBM originality award in 2000 for his effect the "Geller Experiment". You can also google his best selling card effect "ACME Portable Hole".

I have made a few custom cubes for people, but this one was so good I really wanted to offer it to everyone. Thanks again John for this fantastic idea! They are being built right now and I can ship in about a week. You can see it on my site.


All the best and Happy New Year,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: JSRovner (Dec 28, 2008 07:37PM)
Craig, thanks for a wonderful effect. I just love it and it will certainly become a staple in my repertoire. Just one question: have you considered making a version of this (perhaps the Executive Decision shell) in light-weight wood, perhaps even with an old-world style? I think it could look very classy.

Again, congratulations on a first-class trick.

Jeff
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Dec 28, 2008 08:04PM)
Hello Jeff,

Thanks for the comments. I do have an old world style wood die, but have never released it. I will send you a picture. In fact, I have quite a few things that I have never released, or talked much about (until now). If all goes well, there will be lots of new releases in 2009, not just the stuff you know about! The best is yet to come.

-Craig
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Dec 28, 2008 09:20PM)
And you aint just whistlin' dixie! :)
Message: Posted by: Number One (Dec 30, 2008 01:59AM)
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Dr. Todd,

I am glad you enjoyed some of the routines you got with MD. It's always nice to know they are being put to good use.
------------------------------

I have MD great delivery to the UK and a great product, But I did not not receive any routines in the package.

Regards Mike
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Dec 30, 2008 02:39AM)
Mike,

I have an ebook for Craig's MD here:

http://www.innovativedeceptions.com/id_diabolical_divinations.htm

If you didn't get the deluxe set from Craig you wouldn't have it.

Kind regards,
Max
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Dec 30, 2008 09:02PM)
I'd be interested in the old wooden looking Die, as I tell the story of my Grandfather who was a carpenter and a gambler and I can say he made the die and passed it down to me...and do the routine.
People ask how I got started in magic, I tell the this story.
I say I went to my grandpaw's house every weekend one summer. He would put the die in the box, if I got it right, I got $5, if I got it wrong, I cut the grass. Oh Boy, I cut a lot of grass that summer. Before he passed on, he gave me the die and told me how I could always get it right. Body language. He made a lot of money in poker reading people. So I can read someone and tell them what number they put in the box!

Yes, an old wooden looking die would fit my routine perfect!

ACE
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 30, 2008 10:39PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-30 22:02, Acecardician wrote:
I'd be interested in the old wooden looking Die, as I tell the story of my Grandfather who was a carpenter and a gambler and I can say he made the die and passed it down to me...and do the routine.
People ask how I got started in magic, I tell the this story.
I say I went to my grandpaw's house every weekend one summer. He would put the die in the box, if I got it right, I got $5, if I got it wrong, I cut the grass. Oh Boy, I cut a lot of grass that summer. Before he passed on, he gave me the die and told me how I could always get it right. Body language. He made a lot of money in poker reading people. So I can read someone and tell them what number they put in the box!

Yes, an old wooden looking die would fit my routine perfect!

ACE
[/quote]

Sounds nice but it would seem to me that would indeed take a bit of work.
Wouldn't an old worn die have to have rounded seamless edges and corners to be convincing? If Craig could pull that off he would have to be more of a genius than he already has proven himself to be!

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 31, 2008 10:21PM)
Whoops!......I saw one of Craig's wooden dies and he has indeed done what I just said! Beautiful....just [i]beautiful[/i]!

There is indeed [i]more[/i] to come!

You're gonna wet your pants on this one ACE!

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Jan 1, 2009 09:10AM)
Max,
I bought the Deluxe set last August, but never got the ebook.

Was that MD ebook given with it right from the start?

Steve
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jan 1, 2009 11:45AM)
Hello Everyone,

Thank you very much for your continued comments and great ideas.

RIVARDJLR,
I think you could use this in a one-ahead type of routine. I'm thinking Larry Becker Casino Royal.

DrTodd, thanks for your comments and I'm glad you are enjoying the product. I have several emails from people that are using this daily a week in restaurant work.

Looks like I have to get serious about releasing the wood die. A few people tried to buy mine at MindVention.

DrSteve,
Thanks for your continued support and helping so many people in the UK with great ideas. Your new show looks great. The routines have been in since day one and I checked my email thought you got yours. Either way, I just sent you a copy. Enjoy.

Happy New Year,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Jan 1, 2009 01:55PM)
Dr. Steve,

It looks like Craig has taken care fo this for you. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you(or anyone else)have any questions about any of the routines contained in the e-book. I wanted it to be a springboard to generate other ideas and I am happy that Craig felt it was a valuable contribution to MD deluxe and include it in his kit. There is much, much more to come..

Kind regards,
Max
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Jan 3, 2009 11:28AM)
Thanks Craig and Max, - yes its sorted now.

Playing with an idea at the moment using MD,+Nxxl Wrxxxr,+Stealth Assasin Wallet.
I write down my prediction of what four die numbers, the spectator will choose, and put it into the wallet for safe keeping. (correct numbers in correct order is later revealed). - I am sure you can all guess the method!

Maybe I am defeating the object of using a Nxxl Wrxxxr, but somehow this crazy idea wont go away.

Steve
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Jan 3, 2009 07:13PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-03 12:28, DR STEVE HOSKINS wrote:

I write down my prediction of what [i]four[/i] die numbers, the spectator will choose, and put it into the wallet for safe keeping.
[/quote]

Ahh...what about the other [i]two[/i] numbers on the die?

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Jan 3, 2009 07:32PM)
Gaffed,

I think he means 4 specific number selections so it could be any of the 6 numbers chosen every time.

Max
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Jan 3, 2009 11:14PM)
Whoops......sorry, that flew over my head at the time!
I know what a Nxxl Wrxxxr is albeit I've never used one as I'm not that much into mentalist effects and I don't own a Stealth Assassin.

I'm working out an act with Mystery Box with MD [i]but[/i] I'm currently working on a new prototype of it which will be tad more versatile. One will be able to use [i]any[/i] brand card they wish, a currency bill or a piece of [i]paper[/i]...MD! It will have a clasp or lock on it. If it works out more details will follow and hopefully I will have them available in about two to three months or so. If and [i]when[/i] I get the prototype done I'll be sending it/them out to few magicians for a road test. It should be a tad sturdier and somewhat more rich looking as for exotic woods, hinged, clasp/lock, etc.

Hard to explain right now how this would work out as a prediction for MD but I'll be working on a gimmick for that as well. One thing at a time! Wish me luck and if it all works out well I'll certainly keep everyone informed.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Jan 4, 2009 06:59AM)
What a bummer, last year I could have picked the deluxe set up for approx 250 GBP. Now it will cost 343.680 GBP. Way too overpriced for us in the UK now, unfortunately.
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Jan 4, 2009 08:40AM)
Pegasus,

Save up. It is soo worth it I promise you. This trick is truly a reputation maker and is worth far more than what Craig is charging even currently.

Kind regards,
Max
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Jan 4, 2009 03:04PM)
You got it Max, I predict the four correct numbers,in the correct order. and write them down on my card, place the card in my wallet for safe keeping, - the spectator then chooses four selections of the die, each time placing the die down on the table covered while they write down there choice of number, they then show the four numbers that they choose. - I then take my card from the wallet, and reveal that I correctly predicted ahead of time the same four selections that the spectator selected, remember I get the correct four numbers, in the correct order that they selected, - so when my written prediction is shown it exactly matches the spectators written numbers.
And according to Claudio who wrote on this thread at the start, the odds of doing that are 1296 to 1.

for those that don't know the wallet I mention can be written on aftertime, with said Nxxl Wrxxxr.

Hope that makes sense.

Steve
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Jan 4, 2009 04:52PM)
Good news for Steve as there will be one less person in the UK without this gem.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Jan 6, 2009 09:50PM)
Think of what I said in my earlier post as an example as to Quantum Bender 2.0.
It goes for $500.00 and is [i]not[/i] individually hand made as is MD.

I have Q.B.2 and it does indeed kill but does not [i]nearly[/i] involve as much work as is put into MD as each and every individual piece is handcrafted by Craig. Even with the price increase it's still a steal and as Max said, a reputation maker. It has sooo many possibilities as to it's application. I've even come up with a new one which I have yet to try but I [i]know[/i] it will boggle ones mind! After I road test it I'll surely share here with everyone else.

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Jan 7, 2009 07:24AM)
I agree that its worth the money, its just that I cannot afford to pay that price. I am just a hobbyist at the end of the day. Plus if my wife found out I'd paid that amount for a TRICK DICE (Her Perception) I would be on divorce state Red. I envy those that have this effect though, I must admit.
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Jan 7, 2009 10:51AM)
Divorce the wife, Buy MD. - Happy days !

(god I hope Ann doesn`t read this)

Steve
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Jan 7, 2009 01:33PM)
I read trhough this entire thread in the past, but my memory is failing.
Did anyone come up with a "Bank Night" routine with MD?
I was thinking about it in my car the other day while I was the the bank drive-thru. Something to think about.


ACE
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jan 8, 2009 02:18PM)
Ace,

I don't recall one, but here is a quick idea. Get six envelopes marked 1 to 6. Select a [s] and give them the money. Have them join you next to a table with the envelopes, a close-up pad and a die cover 'coffee cup.' Tell them you want them to put the money in an envelope, but it needs to be totally random. To ensure this, have them roll the die on a close-up pad. They can roll it a few times before to show it is not loaded. Have them cover the die and put the money in the envelope of the number. Don't let the audience see what envelope the money goes into! Then have the [s] hand the envelopes out. You can then open them with body language or other methods. Other improvements please?

-Craig
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jan 8, 2009 04:07PM)
I should say this is very similar to what Trinity posted about the Dracula Book Test. -Craig
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Jan 9, 2009 11:58PM)
This is still my #1 trick EVER.
PEOPLE LINE UP TO GET "READ."
IT IS WONDERFUL.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

Today's tip...
Use a styrofoam cup.
You will love it.

Peace,
Parson
Message: Posted by: Papasmurf (Jan 10, 2009 09:57AM)
I just received MD this week and I also rate this number one on my list.
The only problem is my mind is constantly thinking about other methods of revelation.
Presently like most I start off with the basics and now experimenting with a prediction in the Destination Box as the finale.


Eric
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Jan 11, 2009 09:04AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-10 10:57, Papasmurf wrote:

Presently like most I start off with the basics and now experimenting with a prediction in the Destination Box as the finale.

[/quote]

Yep, like I said in one of my earlier posts I'm thinking of doing the same thing but I'm working on my own box design which is not limited to only a piece of paper/prediction.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Papasmurf (Jan 11, 2009 09:27AM)
Sounds interesting Gaffed.
I'm using a paper prediction with PWing.
Simple but very effective.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jan 12, 2009 05:51PM)
Parson and Eric,

Thanks for putting it on the top of your list! More to come in 2009.

-Craig
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Jan 12, 2009 06:54PM)
Hey,
No need for thanks. It is simply the truth.
I love this thing.
Parson

BTW:
For those of you who were interested in my BB gun/balloon routine... I have found that a small, hand held flame thrower really adds some "flash" to the effect.
Use your imagination.
Feel free to use this idea.
Message: Posted by: deputy (Jan 13, 2009 09:01PM)
I just ordered this! I can not wait! I also have to say Craig's customer service is outstanding. Now, I have to get back to staring at my mailbox!
Message: Posted by: deputy (Jan 17, 2009 04:14PM)
I just recieved this today! My first thoughts of this are amazing. It works flawless, and has a big range as well. I will post a more in depth review in a few days but if your on the fence with this, buy it! It is an incredible device, and Craig's a great guy to work with.
Message: Posted by: targetintellect (Jan 18, 2009 06:30PM)
I've had mine for a while now and it is a close-up killer. My favorite revelation is still having the number blister on your finger. One of the best investments I've made in my professional magic career.

This week will be my first time performing it in a stand-up situation whilst doing a business presentation on the power of persuasions. I'm using the color cube and a white board. Basic effect: Six colors written on a hand-held whiteboard. I turn the board away from the audience and put an "x" next to the color I will persuade the audience member to chose. I put the board down, hand the cube to the participant. Once he's made his choice, I turn around the whiteboard showing him that green was my target color, and of course he picked just that.

I'll let you all know what reaction it gets.

p.s. extra bonus is that I list the colors in numeric order - how easy is that?
Message: Posted by: deliveryboy (Jan 19, 2009 10:42AM)
Great ideas hope they keep comming.
Message: Posted by: targetintellect (Jan 23, 2009 11:46AM)
Just performed MD first time in a stand-up pres with the routine detailed above. Afterwards, attendees approached me to discuss the subtleties in my communication that they thought I employed to manipulate the person's free choice. They did not perceive this to be a trick, but rather they construed it as a demonstration of the power of persuasion. Does it get any "realer" than that?
Message: Posted by: deputy (Jan 25, 2009 03:36PM)
I just used this a a close up gig, it was amazing. MD worked like a charm. I used it as a body language effect, people were stunned, a few tables wanted me to just keep doing MD lol I really can not wait to use it again
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Jan 26, 2009 11:00PM)
I take it that your not all that crazy about it then! lol
Pretty nice in having such confidence in such a great effect and having nothing else to worry about as to how you wish to present it isn't it.

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: smartboysports (Jan 27, 2009 05:59PM)
So, I've spent most my afternoon reading all the post about MD... and I really didn't need to - not a bad comment anywhere?
You guys sold me, as I just ordered the deluxe kit... can't wait!!
Message: Posted by: deputy (Jan 27, 2009 07:33PM)
You will love it
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jan 27, 2009 08:36PM)
Smartboysports,

Thanks for the order. It is on the way in the morning. You will have it for the weekend, have fun amazing people at Superbowl parties. I'm in AZ, go Cards!

And thank you all for your comments.

-Craig
Message: Posted by: smartboysports (Jan 27, 2009 09:25PM)
Craig-
Now that's service!! I was in the process of buying one of your competitors products (if there's any competition :) ), when I read all the great reviews on the MD. I knew this was the one to buy. Not only for the product, but also for the customer service. I will let you know what I think once received, but it sure sounds like it will be above and beyond my expectations.
As to the Superbowl, I'm a Cheesehead... but have always been a Warner fan... so this one, Go Cards! Thanks Again!
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Jan 28, 2009 10:22AM)
Whoever wins the Super Bowl will be surrogate champions until the true champion Giants return to their place atop the football world.

smartboysports,

send me a pm when you get MD.
Message: Posted by: smartboysports (Jan 30, 2009 12:23PM)
Okay Boys & Girls.... Purchased the MD Deluxe on Tuesday. Craig shipped it Wednesday, and I received it today (Friday). You can't beat that for service!!!
I just opened it minutes ago, and here's my thoughts....
HA HA HA, HEE, HEE, HEE :) :) :)
Now that may sound strange or funny, but let me explain: I just started laughing. This thing is so incredible, and works flawlessly. I couldn't help but crack up!! It's easy... worth every single penny. I'm more of a collector and don't perform too often, but this is something I will be using all the time. Like most of us, I buy a lot of tricks and routines. Cheap to very expensive. I can't remember the last time I received something and was this happy about it's work, etc. Too many items are misleading and a disappointment... NOT THIS :) :)
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Jan 31, 2009 10:29PM)
Sometimes you get what you pay for.
This is definitely one of them.

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: greatchach (Feb 4, 2009 02:46PM)
I just found out about MD - stumbled into this thread... Is the $499 the higher price, or is it going up from there?
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Feb 4, 2009 02:49PM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-04 15:46, greatchach wrote:
I just found out about MD - stumbled into this thread... Is the $499 the higher price, or is it going up from there?
[/quote]

$499.00 is the higher price. To me, worth every penny.
Message: Posted by: smartboysports (Feb 4, 2009 05:08PM)
Greatchach - If you've read this forum, the one thing that you'll find that remains consistent is the high praise by everyone. That's what sold me.

As Trinity said... To me, worth every penny. (by the way, thanks for your input on the color cube routine - it works great).

Only had mine for a week and I can't tell you how many times I've used it.
Also, when I can fool my family... I can fool anybody :) They can figure out most tricks, but this has them baffled.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Feb 4, 2009 05:40PM)
Hello All,

Thanks for your comments on MD, I am always amazed at how much use they get. I am happy to say I have recovered from the Super Bowl loss and am moving on. I am currently sold out of MD, but am carefully building more units. They will be in stock soon and able to ship on Monday Feb 8th. If you are keeping score, I typically build about 10 units at time.

I will be providing an update on Impossible Insight in a few day.

Thank you for all your support,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Feb 4, 2009 05:47PM)
You could buy ten $50 tricks for the price of this one effect. But many of them will end up in the drawer. I have some effects that I never paid a dime for. I have items that have cost me hundreds of dollars. There is not one of my other bits of magic that I would trade for this pocket miracle.
I guarantee that this is the finest hunk of magic that I have ever bought.
Even my wife is pleased with the purchase.
I have never done restaurant work. But this thing has made me want to go into table hopping.
With a little bit of scripting and work, you have something that will be with you for the rest of your magic career.
In case you have not noticed, I absolutely love MD.
BTW, I discovered that the little color cube that you can buy at some Dollar Stores has a little plastic box that EXACTLY fits the cube. (Not trying to cost you any sales Craig)
Also, I have found that covering the color cube with a cup, reading the person, calling the color and lifting the cup at the same time makes for a great TADA moment.
If every magic provider offered service like Craig, service complaints would be non-existent.

Peace,
Parson
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Feb 14, 2009 04:30AM)
Hi Craig I purchased the MD Cube from you in November. I don't need to shout its praises as many on the Café (including myself) have already done so.
I've not only used this at my Walkround gigs but also in regular day to day situations. Just a note to say Im glad you are attending Blackpool as I will be there Sat/Sun (look for the guy with the 4 SILVER ACES on his shirt) As he will be saying Thank you.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Feb 14, 2009 10:20AM)
I recently had a major change of schedule and am now going to be able to attend Blackpool. This was not previously possible, but now is and I am very happy to be able to meet with all of you across the pond. David Penn will be representing MD at the show and will have a limited number to sell. I will be busy building until I leave.

I would love to meet as many of you as possible so please come by the David’s stand, I’m sure I will have something new to show as well. If any of you would like to set up a private meeting to discuss any of your great ideas or private works, please PM me. I will make time to meet as many people as possible.


Warm regards,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: magicmann (Feb 14, 2009 03:07PM)
Craig

You will need to make lots of MD'S, Bloackpool is mad you will sell out.

Paul
Message: Posted by: deputy (Feb 14, 2009 04:45PM)
For those who have yet to see these in action, all I can say is bring your money, you will want one
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Feb 14, 2009 11:38PM)
Like your new avatar Craig!

I'm sorry but I've not yet had a chance to try out the new die you were kind enough to send me so that is why I have not gotten back to you. I've been [i]very[/i] busy with a new project of my own and one that I'll hopefully have available sometime this summer. No.....nothing whatsoever near as to your [i][b]great[/b][/i] effect but simply an improvement on another effect. I'll be sending one out to Gabe very soon for his evaluation and a good test run. Wish me luck!

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: dp (Feb 15, 2009 06:28AM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-14 11:20, craig filicetti wrote:
I recently had a major change of schedule and am now going to be able to attend Blackpool. This was not previously possible, but now is and I am very happy to be able to meet with all of you across the pond. David Penn will be representing MD at the show and will have a limited number to sell. I will be busy building until I leave.

I would love to meet as many of you as possible so please come by the David’s stand, I’m sure I will have something new to show as well. If any of you would like to set up a private meeting to discuss any of your great ideas or private works, please PM me. I will make time to meet as many people as possible.


Warm regards,
-Craig
[/quote]

Hi Guys,

Great news!!

The dealer stand is located on the balcony in the main dealer hall. I believe it opens for the first time at 1pm on the Friday. I just thought I would let you know this as we will have a limited number of M.D.s and I would advise you to come and see us sooner rather than later.

It is my absolute pleasure to be the only dealer to introduce people to this first class product at the convention.

All the best,

David Penn
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Feb 19, 2009 09:44AM)
Thanks Magicmann and Deputy, I sure Blackpool will be great. Gaffed, good luck on your new venture. I am sure you will do quite well and Gabe is a fantastic person to review your ideas. I have been fortunate to have his advice in the past as well.

Warm Regards,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Kaarlo von Freymann (Feb 21, 2009 03:55PM)
Waters recently wrote:
"I have purchased an item from Craig and can certainly attest to his quality. Craig is a pleasure to speak with and his vision for what he wants to provide is great. I am sure anyone who does business with Craig would be pleased."

I agree 100%. Among suppliers of magic props there are very few you can honestly rate 5 STAR, (as a fact I have been disappointed by quite a few well known outfits) but Craig certainly is one of these very few: innovative ideas, excellent production quality and excellent service in every respect.

Kaarlo von Freymann Helsinki Finland
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Feb 23, 2009 12:31AM)
Just back from Blackpool (yet another great convention)! Managed to speak with Craig, Very welcoming & Pleasant, Hope he did really well with his products.
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Feb 28, 2009 04:54AM)
Hi Craig regarding the above post, how was Blackpool for you? Ok I hope?
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Mar 3, 2009 12:37AM)
Sorry or the delay, Blackpool was fantastic! I am just getting my head above water! It was great meeting all of you and thank you for coming to the stand and sharing your routines and stories. I really want to thank David Penn for making my trip so enjoyable, he did a fantastic lecture that was raved about. I will be doing Blackpool again in the future! And the Ruskin was great!


Cheers,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Mar 6, 2009 02:00AM)
Hey Craig,

I see you got a couple of new multidimensional cubes up. I'm drawing a complete (blank) on one of them. Am I supposed to fill in the details?? The other one makes me wonder so many things about myself. It's almost if you are trying to (read) me.

Excellent ideas! Guys you need to check these out!

Max
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Mar 6, 2009 10:45AM)
Hi Max, thanks for bringing Craigs new cube to my attention. - I love it,
so so good for Psychic readings!

Steve
Message: Posted by: deputy (Mar 7, 2009 04:59PM)
Wow just saw the new cube for readings, I am going to get this, Ryan
Message: Posted by: runawayjag (Mar 9, 2009 07:02PM)
I might as well put my two cent in. Better late than never. I ordered one of these from Craig and got it and it had a problem. Despite being overseas at Blackpool, his service was unbelievable. His wife, at home, immediately acknowledged my email and said she contacted Craig in England to advise him of the problem. I believe he got back on a Monday and I had a new one in my hands on Wednesday! I wish ALL sellers provided such customer oriented service.

By the way, the problem was a fluke and caused me no lack of confidence in the item whatsoever. That is clearly evidenced by the fact that I immediately ordered a second "backup" unit from Craig. And, the service on that order was outstanding. He advised that he needed to fill some orders from Blackpool, so not to send any money or order anything until I heard from him that they were ready again. Now, is that refreshing from a magic dealer, or what? Someone telling you NOT to send money yet? And, he did follow up and email me, so I ordered. He promised it would be shipped last Friday and I received it today, Monday! Unbelievable.

I cannot recommend this item or this manufacturer highly enough. He sets an example for all other dealers to try to match. He reminds me of Ken Brooke; I always felt that Ken really did care about his reputation and his customers.

Thanks, Craig.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Mar 13, 2009 09:11AM)
Thanks for the comments guys and I am really glad the magic community appreciates customer service. I am getting more cold reading cubes in stock. There has been a lot of interest and I am out of my initial build. I should have more the end of next week.

Imagine being able to start your Q&A knowing what your sitter is most interested in at that moment. You of course do not need to pump for data or get anything back from the sitter.

I have changed the sides to say
1-Travel
2-Health
3-Study
4-Love
5-Career
6-Money

-Craig
Message: Posted by: tjackson8685 (Mar 16, 2009 06:21AM)
I jumped on the MD bandwagon this weekend. Mine arrived on Friday and I spent some time on the weekend playing with it. It has already been mentioned several times but well worth the money. The method cannot be determined even under close scrutiny. Craig was great replying quickly to e-mails from me. Very highly recommended.
Message: Posted by: Christopher Williams (Mar 16, 2009 08:15AM)
I must say, I don't think I have ever found a single product, to receive nothing but high praise from everyone, including some of the biggets workings pros in Magic. Think I am going to have a look at this myself now...
Message: Posted by: Waters (Mar 16, 2009 12:29PM)
Craig does excellent work, you will be pleased.

I "chat" with Craig once a week or every other or so. He is always thinking, theorizing and devising new ways to make use of technology. I like that he REALLY gives thought to these things. I bought a fairly expensive item from Craig and I love it. It is something I had always wanted but no one was selling it.

I am really excited about his Impossible Insight and some of his other items that he is working on. One thing I like about Craig is that he truly looks for ways to improve function, form, reliability and effect. He is relentless. I feel a "kindred spirit" with Craig because he is never satisfied. He will keep making improvements as soon as the next random idea enters his mind.

I am truly impressed with his standard of communication, service and overall value. You can tell he is a professional in the technology industry and it overflows into all he does in the magic community.

Sean
Message: Posted by: gerryc (Mar 16, 2009 07:28PM)
I bought MD/Red Handed in November. I can tell you Craig has been the best Magic I have ever dealt with. The effects speak for themselves, if you see them demo'd or performed and can afford them you will wisely purchase them. After the fact , however Craig is the BEST at customer service I have dealt with. He sells a high end product line, but backs it up with great service.
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Mar 17, 2009 10:55PM)
MD CUBE
Had mine for 4 months now it still packs a wallop for the layperson I guess it will still be doing the same years from now, A timeless piece indeed.
Message: Posted by: guccimagic (Mar 22, 2009 09:42PM)
I just received this the other day all I can say it is awesome and the customer service is just as good
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Mar 22, 2009 10:00PM)
I am considering MD as well :D Craig is a great person to deal with, I've been putting him through the ringer regularly by bombarding him with questions for about two weeks now :P
Message: Posted by: PeterMik (Mar 24, 2009 12:56PM)
I just received mine. A little surprised to find that the cubes are not as the pictures on the web-site. They are light in color, not dark, and the symbols/dots are indented. The pictures show smooth glossy surfaces - as far as I can see.

I love it anyway - it works flawlessly, but I think the cubes look a little more "home grown" than I had anticipated...

In any case Craig, probably worth updating your pictures to this new version of the cubes?
Message: Posted by: PeterMik (Mar 24, 2009 12:58PM)
By the way, is there anywhere (e-book or forum) with additional effect ideas for MD?
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Mar 24, 2009 01:02PM)
Sorry for the confusion, just remove the protective white tape from the die and you will have perfect black die like the web pictures. I am trying to update my instuctions, you are not the first to ask this question.

I will send you the ebook that I have to go with it. I am working on a new one that all MD customers will get. -Craig
Message: Posted by: PeterMik (Mar 24, 2009 01:25PM)
Great Craig! I just removed the protective tape - and the cubes look great!

I looked at your original e-mail to me, and you did indeed point out that I had to remove protective tape, but I nver made the connection, I thought you meant the tape on the bubble wrap or something.

My bad - but I am happy I got it cleared up!

Thanks for the incredibly fast response.
Message: Posted by: PeterMik (Mar 24, 2009 01:44PM)
Craig, when do you expect to start shipping the Cold Reading cube?
Message: Posted by: runawayjag (Mar 24, 2009 01:51PM)
Okay, I'm a dork. I also thought Craig had issued a new grey colored die and didn't like it as much as the black one. If he hadn't told me about removing the protective paper, I would, to this day, be doing the gray colored die variation. It is truly an incredible item.
Message: Posted by: Obviously (Mar 24, 2009 02:05PM)
I have actually been using the grey cube, not knowing there was anything underneath. Actually thought the protective tape had mistakenly not been applied.
I love this thing, it just keeps getting better!
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Mar 24, 2009 03:31PM)
I was going to wait until April Fools day to tell you all but Pete let the cat out of the bag!

I must say I can not believe people are so fantastic and understanding. If I had received the white cubes I would be making a call!

I can start shipping the cold reading cube next week, sorry for the delay, I had a supply problem that cost me a week or so. I don't like to release until I have product, sorry for the delay.

Speaking of April 1st, you may want to visit my site on that day. Sorry, no hints.

All the best,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Mar 24, 2009 03:33PM)
Craig!
NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Mar 24, 2009 03:40PM)
Hmmmmmmmmm. April 1st... this has peaked my interest.
Message: Posted by: PeterMik (Mar 24, 2009 03:56PM)
And the Cold Reading cube is $49?
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Mar 24, 2009 04:46PM)
Yes, it will be $49 + shipping. I am working on getting my shipping costs lower. -Craig
Message: Posted by: smartboysports (Mar 25, 2009 11:57PM)
I want to 2nd that Dork comment :)
I too thought the cubes were grey... just took the tape off.
Wow, what a difference.
It must have been in the instructions - but who reads those, lol
Message: Posted by: PeterMik (Mar 26, 2009 02:26AM)
Craig, it seems we are a bunch of dorks who didn't read your instructions correctly - but maybe it is worth updating the instructions with a dork-proof section? Chances are that there are still dorks like us out there who didn't read this thread and who did not get full enjoyment from the great MD yet...

It is such a great product - it deserves to "shine" (pun intended) ;-)
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Mar 26, 2009 09:20AM)
Peter and all,

Yes, I agree and take full responsibility. I have added a note "read me first" type of thing to the kit and am thinking of writing 'remove' right on the white paper. I am also going to be sending out a product update soon to all Promystic customers. I think this will take care of it.

All the best,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Apr 3, 2009 11:34AM)
Love this effect , I am off on holiday and would like to take this with me , will there be any issues at the airport with this in my luggage if it is switched off. Thanks for any help Gary
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Apr 3, 2009 12:14PM)
Hello Gary,

The safest place is in your checked luggage. However, I have taken them through carry on many times with no issues, even international, and know many other people have done the same. Hope this helps.

-Craig
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Apr 3, 2009 06:08PM)
I agree that putting your questionable props in your checked luggage is the best way to go. The worst that could possibly happen is getting delayed when you arrive at your destination when they do luggage checks but at least you won't miss your flight.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Apr 4, 2009 08:33AM)
Thanks guys will do as you say regards Gary
Message: Posted by: magiskateatern (Apr 5, 2009 04:45PM)
Hi Craig !
And thank you for this wonderfull piece of art,i just love it and have it with me all the time, it´s my favourite trick now.

It is so simple to do and the respons is so big that you almost belive for yourself that you are Uri Geller for real. My friend Love ( yes that's his name) who also ordered one direktly when he saw mine, he always do it on beautifull girls and now he have a good reason to hold their hands and look deep in their eyes.
I can only say this about the multi Dimensional: Best trick ever with the highest qualité, thanks again Craig.

Best regards

Stefan Schützer from Sweden
Message: Posted by: JamesBiss (Apr 11, 2009 05:19PM)
Hi Guys,

Just wanted to share that I saw the MD for the first time at the Niagara Comedy & Magic Seminar last weekend and had a chance to play with John Talbot's...

WOW!!!!!!!

It's absolutely beautifully made and brilliantly functional. I was across a large banquet hall and getting psychic impressions with absolutely no difficulty! Its idiot proof cueing potential is also of great interest to me....

I've been brainstorming some interesting performance ideas all week and can't wait to get my hands on my own from Craig.

Bravo! Five out of five stars!

James
Message: Posted by: XenoMagic (Apr 14, 2009 04:53PM)
Alright, I couldn't take it anymore. Just ordered mine. Looking very much forward to taking my old color vision routine to a whole new level. I'll post a micro-review as to the responses I get shortly after I receive mine.

Leo
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Apr 15, 2009 01:16PM)
[quote]
On 2009-04-14 17:53, Leo Martin wrote:
Alright, I couldn't take it anymore. Just ordered mine. Looking very much forward to taking my old color vision routine to a whole new level. I'll post a micro-review as to the responses I get shortly after I receive mine.

Leo
[/quote]
Your gonna love it!
Message: Posted by: itsmagic (Apr 16, 2009 02:55PM)
Instead of all the different cubes to carry around, wouldn't it be possible just to make different side plates to go over the main cube?

And we can customize the side plates too.

It would be real easy to do. Create a new cube with recessed sides to fit in each side plates. Or if you don't want to create another cube or bother with side plates - then how about using blank stickers to stick over each side and write whatever you want on the sticker.

It would save customers money from buying all these different cubes. And it would save craig time from having to manufacture diff cubes.
Message: Posted by: jerdunn (Apr 16, 2009 05:12PM)
Itsmagic --

Craig now offers a blank cube, and you can put anything you want on the faces.

Cheers,
Jerry
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Apr 16, 2009 07:18PM)
[quote]
On 2009-04-16 15:55, itsmagic wrote:
Instead of all the different cubes to carry around, wouldn't it be possible just to make different side plates to go over the main cube?

And we can customize the side plates too.

It would be real easy to do. Create a new cube with recessed sides to fit in each side plates. Or if you don't want to create another cube or bother with side plates - then how about using blank stickers to stick over each side and write whatever you want on the sticker.

It would save customers money from buying all these different cubes. And it would save craig time from having to manufacture diff cubes.
[/quote]

Great idea!! that way it'll still look professional as opposed to writing it yourself!
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Apr 16, 2009 08:20PM)
[quote]
On 2009-04-16 15:55, itsmagic wrote:
Instead of all the different cubes to carry around, wouldn't it be possible just to make different side plates to go over the main cube?

And we can customize the side plates too.

It would be real easy to do. Create a new cube with recessed sides to fit in each side plates. Or if you don't want to create another cube or bother with side plates - then how about using blank stickers to stick over each side and write whatever you want on the sticker.

It would save customers money from buying all these different cubes. And it would save craig time from having to manufacture diff cubes.
[/quote]

Hmmmm... bad idea. As it is, it's totally examinable. I wouldn't mess with perfection.

Just my opinion,
Robert
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Apr 16, 2009 10:20PM)
[quote]
On 2009-04-16 15:55, itsmagic wrote:
Instead of all the different cubes to carry around, wouldn't it be possible just to make different side plates to go over the main cube?

And we can customize the side plates too.

It would be real easy to do. Create a new cube with recessed sides to fit in each side plates. Or if you don't want to create another cube or bother with side plates - then how about using blank stickers to stick over each side and write whatever you want on the sticker.

It would save customers money from buying all these different cubes. And it would save craig time from having to manufacture diff cubes.
[/quote]

Really does not sound all that plausible or practical and as Robert so well put it, don't mess around with perfection. I'd personally rather pay for a well made cube that only Craig is capable of making and as it should be made. These cubes are well made and meant to be handled and passed around. Why mess about with something that may possibly look somewhat "funky" for lack of a better term. If it ain't broke......don't fix it! Again, just my opinion.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Joaquin (Apr 17, 2009 08:59PM)
Do I need to buy the whole standard kit or one single cube to peform the effect?
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Apr 17, 2009 10:09PM)
[quote]
On 2009-04-17 21:59, Joaquin wrote:
Do I need to buy the whole standard kit or one single cube to peform the effect?
[/quote]

You only need one (die that is) but it depends upon which one you feel that you would wish to use. Obviously just buying the die will get you nowhere as you need the other special [i]thing[/i] for it to work. You can always order other ones (dies) separately at a latter time if you so wish.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: smartboysports (Apr 19, 2009 01:14AM)
I purchased the Deluxe Kit with all three cubes, but have only used the color cube.
I've never found need for the Die or Symbol Cube, as my routine with the color fits every situation from kids to adults. If you're looking to save a little money, you can easily get by with one cube, and buy others as needed.
I perform this all the time and happened to use it tonight. It is by far one of the best purchases I've made. Works flawlessly and a definite reputation maker.
Message: Posted by: gunthard (Apr 19, 2009 03:18AM)
I purchased yesterday the standard with the Black Casino Die.
What happens, when I perform with one die and I have a second die in my pocket?
Do I have to protect the second die with a metal box?
Gunthard
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Apr 19, 2009 11:04AM)
Gunthard;
You need to buy a complete Multi Dimensional set, then the extra cubes you purchase are all empty shells, - so if you have a second one in your pocket it will only be a non working empty shell, untill you insert the hidden "guts" into either one of the cubes.

Steve
Message: Posted by: mitchmarkl (Apr 19, 2009 02:37PM)
I've had MD for a while now, and it really is incredible how well Craig has engineered and built this. This is the best made device I own.

When I first spoke with Craig he was very helpful. He didn't mind spending some time on the phone with me, and after my questions were asked and answered I made the decision to buy MD.

When I buy a new effect that I haven't seen in the flesh I am generally disappointed in the quality of manufacture, and sometimes the effect itself when I finally receive it.

I was as usual, quite excited about the prospect of receiving a new effect for my arsenal. As I said, anticipation sometimes sets you up for disappointment.

I received MD in record time. When I opened it up for the first time I was very impressed at how well made it was.
I can't possibly express how completely and very pleasantly surprised I was.

If I had the brains and the talent to produce an effect like this, I would have designed it exactly as Craig has.

And by the way, if I haven't said it enough already, Craig's customer service can't possibly be matched.


Thank you Craig for dreaming up such a magnificent piece of magical art.

Mark
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Apr 28, 2009 01:27AM)
Hello All,

Thank you very much for all your comments. The generosity of the magic community has been overwhelming. I want you all to know that I continue to invest in MD and new technology and will be bringing it to you soon.

I have several exciting announcements, two are included here. I do not plan to put them all in this post so hang with me over the next week.

The first thing is I now have the long awaited forum section open on my site for secret discussions about promystic products and routines. I have not worked out all the bugs so please make suggestions to make this a useful tool for you.

The second and most important item

I am now in possession of a 40+ page MultiDimensional book written by Jerome Finley. Let me say that again, JEROME FINLEY! I don't think I need to say any more! If you are a mentalist and don't know Jerome, you should. This will likely be one of Jerome's last published works for some time and I am proud beyond words that it is dedicated to MultiDimensional.

This book contains over 10 routines, handling, and subtleties for MultiDimensional. There is also a generous amount of information on readings that can be used with all of the MD die, including the new reading cube. These are tested routines right out of Jerome's paid performances. Jerome is an extremely gifted mentalist, performer, and writer. I am sure you will be overwhelmed with this material.

I want to personally thank him for this remarkable contribution. This ebook and several other items will be available to promystic customers on the forum in the next week, so get signed up.

Warm Regards,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Apr 28, 2009 09:53AM)
Looking real good Craig. I like the colour scheme as well. Can't wait for your forum to start gaining momentum.
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Apr 28, 2009 10:50AM)
Do you mean FREE COPY of the booklet for MultiDimensional ????



[quote]
On 2009-04-28 02:27, craig filicetti wrote:
Hello All,

Thank you very much for all your comments. The generosity of the magic community has been overwhelming. I want you all to know that I continue to invest in MD and new technology and will be bringing it to you soon.

I have several exciting announcements, two are included here. I do not plan to put them all in this post so hang with me over the next week.

The first thing is I now have the long awaited forum section open on my site for secret discussions about promystic products and routines. I have not worked out all the bugs so please make suggestions to make this a useful tool for you.

The second and most important item

I am now in possession of a 40+ page MultiDimensional book written by Jerome Finley. Let me say that again, JEROME FINLEY! I don't think I need to say any more! If you are a mentalist and don't know Jerome, you should. This will likely be one of Jerome's last published works for some time and I am proud beyond words that it is dedicated to MultiDimensional.

This book contains over 10 routines, handling, and subtleties for MultiDimensional. There is also a generous amount of information on readings that can be used with all of the MD die, including the new reading cube. These are tested routines right out of Jerome's paid performances. Jerome is an extremely gifted mentalist, performer, and writer. I am sure you will be overwhelmed with this material.

I want to personally thank him for this remarkable contribution. This ebook and several other items will be available to promystic customers on the forum in the next week, so get signed up.

Warm Regards,
-Craig
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Apr 28, 2009 10:20PM)
Looking good Craig! Can't wait to dig in there on the forum site! Great job.

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: mimo67 (Apr 29, 2009 01:55AM)
Great ! Thanks a lot, and already a very strong routine has been published ;-)
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Apr 29, 2009 09:48AM)
I'm just waiting for my MD to arrive, oh happy day! :D
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Apr 29, 2009 10:10AM)
Yours should be there soon!

And, yes, it will be a free copy of Jerome's book to MD customers!


-Craig
Message: Posted by: Mystification (Apr 29, 2009 03:16PM)
What is the casino die made of? Plastic?

Has anyone had any problems with a spectator questioning the die, or does it look and feel like a regular die?
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Apr 29, 2009 03:42PM)
I believe that it's a plastic die and as long as the weight and feel of the die is hollow, I think it should pass suspicion (to me personally, if I see a plastic cube, I usually expect it to be empty inside thus I expect it to be light). Of course you would have to explain why you are carrying a die around with you if you are in a "impromptu" situation. Justifying it for formal performance situations would be much easier though.
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Apr 30, 2009 09:55AM)
Just received mines moments ago :D To correct my above post, the die is VERY well made and the way the trap door is secured is pretty genius. The box panels are made of wood with a plastic overlay. The electronics in it are very well put together as well. Oh happy day this thing is cool!

As to the weight, it's not exactly a empty shell kind of feel to the weight but it's pretty light which should allow it to pass under suspicion with your audience. I shall be having some funy with this thing :D
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Apr 30, 2009 11:20AM)
I've never had anyone question the weight or as to it being a hollow cube. As a matter of fact I think that due to its being so light that its hard to imagine that there is anything inside! The only thing that might possibly give it away is the 6 inch antenna sticking out of its side! (Only [i]joking[/i] as for those that do not own it!) I have however had the occasional spectator hold it up to their ear and shake it. The only thing that might rattle when shaken is my head! All in all this thing is pretty well "spectator proof".

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Apr 30, 2009 11:40AM)
Shhhhhhhhhhh. Don't give away the secret gaffed, don't tip them on the antenna :P
Message: Posted by: cupsandballsmagic (Apr 30, 2009 02:53PM)
Well, I have to say, I am a true convert... I love Craig's stuff.
Bri
Message: Posted by: deputy (Apr 30, 2009 06:38PM)
MD is now my closer, love this thing
Message: Posted by: Mystification (May 1, 2009 05:50AM)
I'm still on the fence about buying this. I always want to use normal items. There is just something about a hollow die, hollow? Most of your audience members will have experience with using dice, whether it be from gambling to playing yahtzee or other board games. The dice are solid, not hollow.

I'm probably just being paranoid, but how do you explain this hollow slightly large die, what was it made for? Where did you get it?

With Tim Wissemans, you can relate a story of how your grandfather made it for you, out of wood. Sentimental value, etc.

I still may purchase this, but it needs justification due to the odd features.
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 1, 2009 07:44AM)
MD feels and looks like a novelty die or a toy die. It's quite innocent and I've been using it on people all day yesterday right after I received it. Not once did they think that the die was gaffed. As long as your hook of how you are able to accomplish what you are doing is plausible, they will believe it 100%. Even bystanders watching you perform will try to use your false explanation themselves and in turn they will try to use that false method to guess at the thought of side of the die along with you. Honestly, the Wisseman die just does not look normal at all. It's too big to be a toy or a normal die. Giving a story about your grandfather etc. etc. to many in the audience would feel contrived because something like that feels like a made up narrative.

Another thing to remember is reliability. Craig's work is rock solid and I would rely on his workmanship for mission critical performances 110%. MD would be the second item I've purchased from Craig thus far so I've given his products two chances to totally wow me and I would have to say I'm am way more than just wowed!
Message: Posted by: Mystification (May 1, 2009 08:54AM)
Im probably over analyzing. I have seen performers "wow" a crowd only later to hear audience members talking about magicians "props". I always try to use items that they would feel are normal and would not question it. A normal dice would never be questioned.

I will order this eventually and see for myself. Thanks for taking the time to respond and share your experiences with it.
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 1, 2009 10:55AM)
I'm going to try to see if I can pass this off as a knick knack that I've picked up at a trade show. The toyish nature of the die lends itself to the plausibility of that explanation.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (May 1, 2009 11:13AM)
Thanks guys,

Really glad you like it.

I try not to jump in too much on the thread because it is hard not to sound like I'm selling something.

The first time I ever performed it for magi I put the little piece into an Adams cardboard color cube. Nobody suspected it because of the size, weight, and preconceived notions. These can all be used to your advantage.

You could shove it into a jumbo foam die if you wanted to. Or a fuzzy die that hangs from your rear view mirror. Perform it back to back with the larger die. I am a bit surprised nobody has mentioned it, but with 6 months of b*****y, it would be worth it to sew/glue it into something like a foam die or fuzzy die for stage work.

I will tell you, and it is in this thread somewhere else, the #1 preferred die is the color cube. The die is a close second and the cold reading cube is getting popular. People have commented that all the die are good, but the color cube just looks like a kids toy, a happy meal prize, etc! I had someone tell me they told people the casino die came with a book they bought on how to read body language. He used the name of a real book that is popular (from an FBI agent) and people commented, "yes, I've seen that". Talk about dual reality

One thing you do not want to do is perform something you are not comfortable with. Your spectator will be reading your body language;)

-Craig
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (May 1, 2009 12:29PM)
Sorry to double post,

The pics on my page do not do it justice. There are more available here - Thanks Andy

http://www.martinsmagic.com/?nd=full&key=4141

and a review:

http://www.martinsmagic.com/?nd=reviews&search_realsku=4141

-Craig
Message: Posted by: gaffed (May 1, 2009 01:26PM)
[quote]
On 2009-05-01 06:50, Mystification wrote:
I'm still on the fence about buying this. I always want to use normal items. There is just something about a hollow die, hollow? Most of your audience members will have experience with using dice, whether it be from gambling to playing yahtzee or other board games. The dice are solid, not hollow.

I'm probably just being paranoid, but how do you explain this hollow slightly large die, what was it made for? Where did you get it?


I still may purchase this, but it needs justification due to the odd features.
[/quote]

I definitely think your being over analytical about this. Then again I have the deluxe set and so far have not even touched the regular die but mostly use the ESP symbol or Color die. When it comes to a ESP symbol or color cube who is to say [i]what[/i] its supposed to look or [i]feel[/i] like! Problem solved. Hop off the fence as I guarantee you will be more than happy with it.

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: Robert M (May 1, 2009 01:57PM)
Those are great pictures on Andy Martin's site. These are very classy props!

I got the deluxe set, but I've always gravitated to the ESP cube. I'm a little surprised to hear that it's the least popular. In my experience, lay audiences are very interested in ESP.

Robert
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (May 1, 2009 02:18PM)
Yes Robert, I too was suprised to hear ESP cube was least popular, because its the one that I use ALL the time.

Easy to remember!

Steve
Message: Posted by: Robert M (May 1, 2009 03:00PM)
I believe most people think they have a bit of ESP and are therefore very interested in the ESP cube and the symbols. It may be old hat to magicians, but the Dr. JB Rhine experiments at Duke University make for a fascinating story for lay people. (I read somewhere that over 90,000 tests were conducted with volunteers in the 1930s.)

MultiDimensional is a killer effect with the color cube or die, but my preference is the ESP cube. And, as gaffed pointed out, no one is going to say, "Hey, is that a real ESP cube?" ;-)

Robert
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 1, 2009 03:06PM)
Honestly, in my experience, the public are familiar with the term of ESP but you can use all three of the main cubes and wrap the ESP story around any of the three (not many in this day and age really know that the testing was done with the classic 5 Rhine symbols). If you think about it, using any of the MD die and explaining to your audience that it came with one of your ESP resources/guides is much easier for them to believe than to take out a quite odd looking wood die and explaining that it's a hand me down from good ole Grandpa Joe ;) I picked up the casino die version as I have some number divination and bank night style routines that I intend to use the die for. I would say that if you were to use cold reading, the ESP die works a treat as the shapes lends themselves very well to simple readings.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (May 1, 2009 06:45PM)
[quote]
On 2009-05-01 14:57, Robert M wrote:
Those are great pictures on Andy Martin's site. These are very classy props!

[/quote]

Yes, I didn't notice those pictures. Very nice indeed. I'm surprised he placed in a picture with the cubes next to a deck of cards although I use a deck of cards in my routine.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Robert M (May 1, 2009 07:47PM)
I think that was just to show the relative size. Andy is a big magic collector with a great web site.

Robert
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (May 1, 2009 08:18PM)
ESP Die:

"This is the actual cube they used when I was tested at Princeton University. The cube was created by their psychology department specifically for the testing process."

Insert whatever university you want.
Message: Posted by: Mystification (May 2, 2009 11:40AM)
Some great justifications were given by Craig and others, okay, now Im convinced. Thanks to everybody for sharing ideas!
Message: Posted by: aukt (May 3, 2009 07:04PM)
Steve hoskins; I see you're selling your multi D - do you only ship to uk?
Message: Posted by: lunatik (May 4, 2009 12:12AM)
I think steve sold his Mindbuster, but I must have missed his post selling the MD
Message: Posted by: aukt (May 4, 2009 01:15AM)
I saw his ad on magicweek.com
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (May 4, 2009 11:26AM)
Aukt
it seems strange that you should ask me about shipping for this item on this thread,if your enquiry was genuine. - why did you not reply to the email address on the magicweek advertisment, or are you trying to make some point?
I don't understand.

Incidently, I am replacing my MD with a special custom made version that Craig is making for me. - its just too good to be without but I needed a particular feature on it that Craig has kindly obliged with.

And MindBuster is also being replaced with something rather special that I cannot talk about yet!

Steve
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 4, 2009 11:47AM)
Is Craig making this MindBuster replacement? If he is then I think he's at this point King of the Hill in this specific market :D
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (May 4, 2009 01:33PM)
Kissadookie,

No sorry but you are wrong on that one,it is NOT Craig making the impression device
- and I cannot at this time tell you who it will be, but the maker will be closer to were I live than that, no more clues.

Steve
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 4, 2009 01:50PM)
Ha ha, thus I asked instead of making it a statement Steve ;) If Craig was to make a impression device, then he would basically stand shoulder to shoulder with the complete Labco offerings.
Message: Posted by: smartboysports (May 4, 2009 11:54PM)
I wanted to comment days ago, but have been busy and just now getting around to it..
I bought the kit and have used all three, but agree that the color cube is the most popular. It works best for my routine, storyline, etc.
There have been some questions of suspicion to the ESP Cube. Likewise, the Die Cube not being a normal die. Yet, not one person has ever thought of the color cube being anything more than some toy. I've even had 3 or 4 situations where kids (and adults) have commented that they've seen the cube at a "dollar store". I usually tell them that's where I got mine :)
Actually, I need to contact Craig as my business is sports memorabilia, and I'd love to get a cube made with "sports" on each side. Would be great when meeting athletes, customers, and attending trade shows. Just a thought.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (May 5, 2009 01:06AM)
Ive got it, I was thinking of:

shuffle board
dodge ball
lawn darts
tether ball
synchronized swimming
and tiddly winks

synchronized swimming may be too hard to fit on one side of a 1" die, maybe pool ballet would work

All kidding aside, I can make anything you want. I even made one with words that I definitely can not post here. I can even do glow in the dark!
Just let me know,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: gaffed (May 5, 2009 10:31AM)
I still fail to see why anyone would question the ESP cube! Some possibility as to the Die cube.....perhaps. I've not performed it in awhile as I've been quite busy but I always used the ESP cube and never had any suspicions with it. After all, just what is a ESP cube supposed to look like! Is someone going to say: "Hmmm...I've never seen a ESP cube that size before and being hollow"?

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 5, 2009 11:13AM)
Again, back to the other point I was making, most people don't know what ESP symbols are in the first place. It might not gain suspicion but it is quite a curiosity. In other words, they don't know what ESP symbols are and they sure as heck are in the dark as to what a ESP cube even is.

Bob Cassidy made a point about ESP symbols and how to introduce them. He has said that the only real logical explanation/introduction of the symbols is to tell your audience that these were created and used in the 1930's as the methods have mostly changed for testing ESP in modern days. If you take that idea, you can more or less use practically anything and explain to your audience that it's a ESP testing method (including the colour cube as well as the oversized casino die).

As magician's and mentalists, we are so use to ESP symbols that we often times don't acknowledge that most lay people do not have a clue as to what ESP symbols are and what the designs are. Look at the Symbology deck, our audience takes our word for it to being a standard ESP testing deck even though we know quite well that there's only 5 symbols that Dr. Rhines devised.

A prop is a prop and as long as the prop in question isn't outlandish and we can find a plausible reasoning for our audience to justify it's use, it really doesn't matter what the prop is.
Message: Posted by: smartboysports (May 6, 2009 01:22AM)
[quote]
On 2009-05-05 02:06, craig filicetti wrote:
Ive got it, I was thinking of:

shuffle board
dodge ball
lawn darts
tether ball
synchronized swimming
and tiddly winks

synchronized swimming may be too hard to fit on one side of a 1" die, maybe pool ballet would work

[/quote]

:D Craig, I was thinking Beach Volleyball instead of tiddly winks. Do you think you could take it one step further... if you tip the swimming side, water could pour out - and the beach volleyball side could have sand pour out.
That would amaze me, and somehow I think you'd find a way!
I'll contact you on the sports cube. Thanks
Message: Posted by: gaffed (May 6, 2009 04:18PM)
[quote]

A prop is a prop and as long as the prop in question isn't outlandish and we can find a plausible reasoning for our audience to justify it's use, it really doesn't matter what the prop is.
[/quote]

I had the same argument or, should I say discussion on another thread sometime ago.
I believe the trick being discussed was "WOW". My point was that the Okito coin box has been around for a long time and I used it many times years ago. Its still a great utility device, its definitely a prop and something that no one has ever seen before. But yet it has a great success rate if introduced in the proper manner and you let the spectator examine it. Props have and always will be an integral part of magic. Its simply up to the magician to use his or her skills, mentality and inventiveness to justify the use of one when its called for.

~Phil
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 6, 2009 07:35PM)
In the case of Wow!, I've owned one for a good long while when it first came out and sold out everywhere. You can justify why you have it but the problem with the Wow! gimmick is that after you perform the visual colour change, the first thing that goes in their mind is that they want to examine the gimmick. I had to routine it so that all the Wow! did was facilitate the colour change but there was a kicker ending after that used to draw attention away from the colour change. It's a double edged sword, great routine, people loved the routine especially the ending but I really could have used any other colour change instead of the Wow! plus the Wow! change wasn't the highlight of the effect anymore. While taking all the heat away from the Wow! gimmick it also made it kind of a wasted $60-$70 gimmick at the same time.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (May 6, 2009 10:21PM)
Not trying to get off the thread here but, I have a routine where I use a Himber wallet and an un-gimmicked WOW and a very good justification for using it. At the end it can be examined but most don't even bother to ask. As for a color change you totally lost me! Are you sure we are talking about the same thing? WOW is [i]not[/i] a color changing effect.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 6, 2009 10:24PM)
Yup, same gimmick. I had it WAY before they ever put out a non-working Wow to swap it in for. Wow is essentially a colour change but facilitated by the Wow gimmick. If a face of a card changes to the face of another card, that's a colour change ;D Same if the back colour changed. Point is in the end, to get the impact of the colour change, you may have as well just used sleight of hand to accomplish the effect/change as this is truly one of those situations where to the spectator, it really looks no different.

Back to MD now, I totally love mines. So well put together and works beautifully.
Message: Posted by: smartboysports (May 6, 2009 11:25PM)
[quote]

I had the same argument or, should I say discussion on another thread sometime ago.
I believe the trick being discussed was "WOW". My point was that the Okito coin box has been around for a long time and I used it many times years ago. Its still a great utility device, its definitely a prop and something that no one has ever seen before. But yet it has a great success rate if introduced in the proper manner and you let the spectator examine it. Props have and always will be an integral part of magic. Its simply up to the magician to use his or her skills, mentality and inventiveness to justify the use of one when its called for.

~Phil
[/quote]

Phil,
I couldn't agree with you more. Props are part of our business, and with the right routine - it's magic. My only point was that the color cube looked less like a prop than the other two. We've all used an okito box, with no suspicion, but if an altoids tin worked - I'd use it as people are familiar with it. I have found that people relate to the color cube as a common everyday toy. Hey, I also love using the ESP cube, just have my preference. If Craig could make a die cube the actual size of of an ordinary die - we're set. What about it Craig?
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 6, 2009 11:30PM)
Could be done. A real casino die is just 1/4 of an inch smaller than Craigs 1' die :D He just needs a little time to shrink his boards down a tad. This is what R&D is for.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (May 7, 2009 05:51PM)
I really can't see Craig doing that nor for that matter, any need to.
I think some are being [i]way[/i] too over analytical of the MD die. No matter how you twist it it will still leave a spectator dumbfounded. JMHO

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 7, 2009 06:13PM)
Gaffed, I think you meant however one would spin it ;) In this case I guess how one would roll it could apply as well. Ha ha.
Message: Posted by: Robert M (May 7, 2009 08:10PM)
"WOW!" is not the same as a standard color change to a lay audience. The change happens as the card visually morphs into another card. If you're not using it this way, then you're missing the point.

Back to Multi Dimensional... after spending a lot of $$ on the deluxe set and back-ups, I still wonder if it's possible to make an authentic looking WHITE die with rounded corners?

Robert
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 7, 2009 08:26PM)
PMd you on my thoughts Robert.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (May 7, 2009 10:10PM)
OK, now we're getting into another "dimension" here as for a die.
The die that most people are familiar with are smaller, white, and rounded at the corners. Then we have those that want it to look like a "casino" die which is somewhat larger, has no rounded edges and oh, by the way, is somewhat transparent!

Come on people, give it a break and give credit to Craig for what he has and stop being so picky! It works and looks just fine the way it is. Craig has supplied us here what I consider to be a miracle in the whole grand scheme of things and now we have those splitting hairs! Give it, Craig, a break! What he has offered and is working on is tremendous as is. Stop thinking as a magician and think as a spectator. It works! If it ain't broken.....don't fix it.

~gaffed~ :)
Message: Posted by: runawayjag (May 8, 2009 12:52AM)
I agree with gaffed. Multi-Dimensional is pretty much perfect as it is. If the die really bothers you, use the color cube because I don't think anyone can come up with a detail that makes it look out of the ordinary. It reminds me of when I had a brick and mortar shop and I had a beautiful set of Owen Multiplying Billiard Balls in the case. A magician walks in, looks at them awhile and then says, "..do you have a different shade of red?" And, people wonder why I closed the doors!
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (May 8, 2009 02:46AM)
I allways say that Magicians (me included), - are very anal!
Message: Posted by: Robert M (May 8, 2009 09:09AM)
[quote]
On 2009-05-08 03:46, DR STEVE HOSKINS wrote:
I allways say that Magicians (me included), - are very anal!
[/quote]

I have to agree. Magicians can be overly analytical - myself included. MD is probably the most "perfect" mental effect I've ever purchased. I love the ESP and Color Cubes, but I have stayed away from using the die because I felt it didn't look like a normal die.

Robert
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (May 8, 2009 09:14AM)
Robert, just curious, which do you prefer between the color cube and the ESP cube?
Message: Posted by: Robert M (May 8, 2009 09:24AM)
[quote]
On 2009-05-08 10:14, rowdymagi5 wrote:
Robert, just curious, which do you prefer between the color cube and the ESP cube?
[/quote]

I like them both, but as I posted earlier, I mainly use the ESP cube.

Robert
Message: Posted by: gaffed (May 10, 2009 07:04PM)
I was giving some thought as to those that would like a smaller regular white die.
I imagine that the component could possibly be made smaller but that would then leave the issue of a seam on one side where the battery must be placed in. Now that seems to me that it would then stick out like the proverbial sore thumb as I don’t see how it could possibly be hidden. Then again, knowing Craig’s ingenuity it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if he somehow managed it although I have no idea how it could be accomplished.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 10, 2009 10:07PM)
Or just use a smaller sized battery. Maybe a double stack of a smaller battery. His Impossible Insight tags are RIDICULOUSLY tiny even with the battery.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (May 10, 2009 10:32PM)
[quote]
On 2009-05-10 23:07, kissdadookie wrote:
Or just use a smaller sized battery. Maybe a double stack of a smaller battery. His Impossible Insight tags are RIDICULOUSLY tiny even with the battery.
[/quote]

True but, we are talking about a [i]seamless[/i] die here. [i]Solid[/i] looking as it were with no tell tail lines/seams to be visible at [i]all[/i] by a spectator.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (May 11, 2009 01:14AM)
Not to get things off track...

I have ESP, regular die and color.
I have never used anything but color as I can't imagine it getting any better for me.
I have used it more than 100 times in one day.
I wrote about it before, but will do so once again. My wife handed me my cube while we were driving. I placed it on the dashboard, made a turn and the thing went flying out the car window. I jumped out, picked it up and used it numerous times that day.
It has never failed me and it is the best money that I have ever spent in magic.
It is, as my son would say, "BAD!"
Peace,
Parson
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (May 15, 2009 05:12PM)
Hey all!

The moment you have been waiting for. The Jerome Finley 40 page Multi Dimensional eBook is now released. There is some really killer stuff in here. YOU have to read this. You can find out more details on my site or just PM ME. I am super excited and I think you will be too and best of all its.... FREE to promystic customers!

I want to again thank Jerome for sharing SO MUCH with us.

Sincerely,
Craig
Message: Posted by: Pit Boss (May 15, 2009 06:01PM)
Awesome e-book. Thanks to Craig and Jerome.

JD
Message: Posted by: mimo67 (May 16, 2009 04:05PM)
Yes, indeed an amazing ebook, filled with many great ideas and routines... Thanks very much Jerome and Craig !
Message: Posted by: Robert M (May 18, 2009 04:18PM)
There is a wealth of information in Jerome's e-book. Many thanks to Jerome and Craig.

Robert
Message: Posted by: Papasmurf (May 18, 2009 06:24PM)
Jerome's e-book is definately the icing on the cake or maybe more like the mind over the matter.

Thanks Craig and Jerome,

Eric
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 19, 2009 09:24AM)
The psychological word force in the book is KILLER.
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (May 19, 2009 09:42AM)
Jerome's e-book will get you thinking!
Message: Posted by: VIEW (May 21, 2009 02:54PM)
EMERGENCY LAST MINUTE QUESTION;

Anyone used this in a radio studio - any problems?
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (May 21, 2009 03:45PM)
I have several reports of it working fine in both Radio and TV stations. These stations typically use much higher frequency than MD uses. However, always good to test near the location you will use it. -Craig
Message: Posted by: cupsandballsmagic (May 27, 2009 01:12PM)
VIEW,
How did it go? We'd love a run down :) Maybe a listen if you recorded it...

One thing I noticed is that using the esp cube 2 or 3 people have said "Oh yeah, that's the pictures of Ghostbusters..." That's how I introduce it now...

Secondly I spotted a potential idea for trade shows / product launches etc that somebody may care to use. The MD should fit inside nicely (although I didn't buy one) so it may spark a few ideas for someone if they pick one up at the local supermarket...
http://www.mentoscube.be/indexfr.html
Bri
Message: Posted by: itsmagic (May 27, 2009 01:21PM)
I am working on a clear outer shell to fit around the md which you can customize with your own images or words. Also will be looking to make a larger cube (about 3x3)to put the md in so customized images or words is more visible from stage or distance.

Once you have the shells, you can print out your own words or images to use in your presentations. So this is truly only limited by your imagination.
Message: Posted by: jerdunn (May 27, 2009 02:32PM)
Itsmagic -- maybe you could use a photo cube instead of having to make your own. They're clear and accept photos (or other inserts) on all sides.

Cheers,
Jerry
Message: Posted by: Pit Boss (May 27, 2009 04:20PM)
Great idea Jerry.

JD
Message: Posted by: itsmagic (May 27, 2009 04:57PM)
True Jerry. Where can I find a PhotoCube? Will need to figure out how to securely keep md inside photocube.

I want to create two cubes, one about the size of the md. The md will fit perfectly into that shell. And the other cube will be a stage size shell. Both will allow me to place any picture or word I chose.
Message: Posted by: Pit Boss (May 27, 2009 06:30PM)
http://www.lucitetombstones.com/acrylic_cube.htm

Scroll halfway down page to the hollow cube.

JD
Message: Posted by: cupsandballsmagic (May 27, 2009 06:47PM)
You could probably save a lot of time and trouble by PM'ing Craig he does make cubes that you can customise :)
Message: Posted by: itsmagic (May 27, 2009 07:00PM)
Thanks for the link Pit Boss! I should really ask Craig what he does with interchangeable customizable cubes. So Craig, maybe you can answer here for everyone's benefit. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: cupsandballsmagic (May 29, 2009 02:30AM)
Itsmagic,

You can see the white board cube at the bottom of this page:

http://www.promystic.com/MultiDimensional.htm

but I also believe that Craig can make you pretty much any cube you want too.

Bri
Message: Posted by: TheAmazingSteveo (May 29, 2009 04:32AM)
I developed the bluetooth photocube a while back using a bluetooth transmitter/receiver:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=246801&forum=82

The smallest photocube I know of right now is for showcasing golfballs. They sell these at the baseball card shows.

Eventually I will bring out my custom photocube ... and it will be VERY SMALL (you can bet your house on it). I've been sidetracked with computer projects over the last year but in the meantime I will enjoy using Craigs MD Cube (absolutely fantastic)!!!

- Steve
Message: Posted by: itsmagic (May 29, 2009 04:14PM)
Mindyourmagic, ahh perfect - I don't need to waste time finding or building my own. Craig's already done it! I like the impromptu nature that Craig's blank white board shell could lend itself to in various performing situations. Looks cool too.
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Jun 2, 2009 12:19PM)
If anyone who uses the ESP cube would like to use ESP cards in their routine, I had some special cards designed by Card-Shark of Germany specifically for Multi Dimensional. Christian (Card-Shark) did a beautiful job.

Here is a link: http://www.card-shark.de/bilder/esp-symbols.png

The cards are the same weight as Bicycle and they are poker size. Also, the backs are marked! The markings are subtle, but they can be easily read from a few feet away.

Craig Filicetti plans to carry these cards on his web site in the future or you can order them directly from Card-Shark.

Robert
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Jun 2, 2009 06:41PM)
I use these with John Cornilius' "Thoght Transmitter"

I'm sure you could use these with MD.

http://www.stevensmagic.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=7899
Message: Posted by: jerdunn (Jun 2, 2009 07:08PM)
Neznarf -- It's a nice idea, but there are only five chips in the set at Stevens Magic that you mentioned, and six sides on the MD cube.

Cheers,
Jerry
Message: Posted by: TheAmazingSteveo (Jun 2, 2009 07:11PM)
Here is an idea that I use .. I have 6 business cards and on each card I place in black sharpie ink (using a new thin marker sharpie just came out with) one of the esp symbols .. then I write the other 5 symbols on the same card using a Frixion pen. I use a lighter to heat up the card .. all the Frixion drawn symbols disappear and the only one remaining is the one in regular ink. I always carry around 3 sets of the 6 esp cards. On the esp symbol that is in regular ink I make one edge of the symbol a little bit thicker than the other symbols -- I just force the respective card. BTW: Frixion (by Pilot) just came out with a yellow (and also other colors) wide highlighter pen which also has possibilities.
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Jun 2, 2009 07:14PM)
Your right. But there are ways around that.

This chips are cool because people can handle and examine them.

Only Neg is they get dirty real fast.
Message: Posted by: Bananafish (Jun 3, 2009 03:02AM)
[quote]
On 2009-06-02 20:11, TheAmazingSteveo wrote:
Here is an idea that I use .. I have 6 business cards and on each card I place in black sharpie ink (using a new thin marker sharpie just came out with) one of the esp symbols .. then I write the other 5 symbols on the same card using a Frixion pen. I use a lighter to heat up the card .. all the Frixion drawn symbols disappear and the only one remaining is the one in regular ink
[/quote]
Steveo - that's an amazing idea. I love it.
Message: Posted by: gunthard (Jun 3, 2009 05:07PM)
I love performing the MD.
And I love the outstanding quality and reliability of this product and Craig's service.
Gunthard
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Jun 3, 2009 06:37PM)
In regards to the Frixion idea, Mathieu Bich has one of the ideas that I sent him when he first released his manuscript for the pen. It's on his Sympathetink page. I used Banachek's ABCD test and basically psychologically force the letter which I then have them circle/cross out or a variation of it depending on if they hit it on the first go or not. I carried a stack of cut to size index cards or business cards (depending on what I carried on my person at the time). I never liked the idea of having these cards pre-made so what I did was have the separate sets of the cards on me. Each set had just one letter pre-written and I would openly write in the other letters with the Frixion pen. (Note: I find that the Papermate pen's ink matches that of the Frixion pen the best) One can also apply this handling to Steveo's idea (I liked it a lot but having them pre-made and having forcing one just feels unnatural to me). I'm planning my presentation to be having the spec concentrate on the row of numbers I've apparently written down openly in front of them. Instructing them to concentrate on just their number and become so focused as to have tunnel vision where the only number they can see is their number while the others fade away. The idea being turning their concentration and focus into a tangible and physical reality.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jun 5, 2009 11:29AM)
These are truly some amazing routines! As Jerry also pointed out, I think performing as Jamie does here is worth trying. He is the first I know of to do it this way. If anyone else has tried this, please comment.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=313417&forum=175&0

As magicians we all know having a product work without the box is more difficult than doing it with the box. But, we should think about how the audience sees it. In having a routine that escalates in difficulty, doing it with the box last may just be the most difficult from the audience perspective. Definitely worth experimenting.

-Craig
Message: Posted by: Judah Vee (Jun 5, 2009 06:27PM)
I just ordered this a couple days ago and cant wait. I bought it HIGHLY due to Jamies review. And It seems I have to look thru a lot of my stuff after I read his column because I did buy it but never got around to it yet. This was a pretty hefty chunk o' change, but I really feel it will be worth it.....

-J-
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Jun 5, 2009 06:30PM)
It received a good review in Genii last month as well ;)
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Jun 6, 2009 07:22PM)
[quote]
On 2009-06-05 19:30, kissdadookie wrote:
It received a good review in Genii last month as well ;)
[/quote]

Wow....it's about time!

As for using the box I have yet to use it nor will I ever do so. The color cube has to be the most innocuous or innocent looking thing one can use for this. But in my humble opinion, once you bring out a custom made box for it that blows the idea of having possibly picked this little color cube up from some dollar store or whatever. If at all possible I [i]always[/i] have the spec. place a coffee cup over it or if that is not available, simply a napkin and or ones hands. The less [i]gimmicky[/i] I can get away with the better. But hey.....whatever works best for [b]you[/b].

~gaffed~ ;)
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Jun 6, 2009 09:25PM)
Gaffed, I made a post on my way of introducing the cube into play, the post can be found on Craigs MD forum over on his site. I became a bit overly wordy with my post but I tried to give as much detail as possible. My goal was to introduce the cube at a moment when there is absolutely no heat on you as to using any kind of gaff or prop. In other words, you are doing a propless effect first and then introducing the cube immediately afterward while they are still pondering on the first effect. You'll understand (hopefully) what I mean after you read that post.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Jun 6, 2009 10:50PM)
Yep...I read it. You're certainly giving this a lot of thought and a good work out and as it well deserves. That is what is so nice about MD as it is for all practical purposes self working which lends itself well to leaving nothing but ones imagination and presentation. It seems as though people are now only beginning to scratch the surface of it's endless possibilities. It is indeed a very powerful tool to have in ones arsenal [i]if[/i] handled with the finesse it well deserves.

~gaffed~
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Jun 7, 2009 12:11AM)
It definitely needs finesse and a bit of window dressing because it is truly quite a straight forward and direct demonstration of mind reading. Mind reading as mentalists have long ago found out, is actually quite boring in nature, thus it is our job to make it play big and add whatever visualization to our demonstrations as possible (for lack of a better term, we need to weave in the drama).

On another note, the Jerome Finley Ebook is a tremendously delightful collection of work using MD. Highly recommended and it's free for all MD users :D Craig also has some other extremely interesting things coming down the pipes really really soon. He's really created a very versatile system here :D Not necessarily new ideas but the technology being used absolutely blows the competition out of the water, including the stuff coming out of his nearest competitor, Labco.
Message: Posted by: cupsandballsmagic (Jun 9, 2009 10:17AM)
You know I have to admit to being stupid enough to dismiss MD first time round, I am *SO* glad I didn't, I love it to bits, can't fault it.
Message: Posted by: Chad C. (Jun 14, 2009 11:32PM)
After having this for a couple weeks now and having the chance to perform it, I must say that it is truly a work of art! It really fools the magicians too, and my wife, who is trying her best to figure this out and she's not even close!

The color cube is soooo simple looking in that it looks like something you picked up at the dollar store! And for my mentalism programs, the ESP dice is perfect!

I was eating this past Saturday at a Japanese restaurant where they cook in front of you and beforehand I took out some cards to show my niece a trick and a family across the table saw the cards, asked if I was a magician, and then told me they had a birthday girl with them and asked to show them something.

I immediately got out MD and proceeded to amaze the kids and then the parents with more and more difficult revelations of the color. They were absolutely amazed and the mom, who was a local newscaster wanted my website and all my info, etc. As we were leaving I heard them still whispering to each other how that was possible.

Great effect and highly recommended by me, and Craig is a pleasure to deal with!
Chad
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Jun 23, 2009 12:38PM)
A Presentation I have used:

I have spectator choose a Number, Color or ESP Sign.

Then I have them repeat after me . . .

Black, Blue, Green, Red, White or Yellow
Or
Circle, Cross, 3 wavy lines (or bacon), Square, Star or Infinity
Or
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6

Then I pick their selection. Then tell them I could tell by the sound of their voice.

The sometimes at the same table I try it without the ‘repeat after me’ bit.

And amazingly I still get it right.

It drives people nuts.

As most of you already know.

When I want to kill a table I do MD, QB2 and (if 5 people at table) Body Language.

That’s about $1,100 worth of well spend magic money.

And Yes, Craig’s customer service it “Top Shelf” & “Rolls Royce” and he seems like a good guy too.
Craig also answers my emails, quick as quick can be!

Nez
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Jun 23, 2009 12:44PM)
Also at the beginning of you bit you can take out 6 business cards and write the Numbers, ESP signs or Colors on them and when your done tell the table they can keep your cards.

I just kinda skimmed this forum.

So if these ideas were already used.

My bad. If not...there ya go . . . .

Nez
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Jun 23, 2009 01:56PM)
Craig is AWESOME. I bother him so much with product questions that I'm surprised that he hasn't blocked me yet. Ha ha.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jul 1, 2009 05:04PM)
Hello All,

Just wanted to let you know that I fixed the mistake on my web site and there are a few MD in stock. Also, Promystic will be shut down for the week of July 5th and I may not have email. Brush up on your routines, the contest is coming.

Thanks,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: itsmagic (Jul 2, 2009 01:17PM)
Neznarf, I like your presentational ideas.

I still have not used this widely - because my presentation is still lacking.
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Jul 9, 2009 12:42PM)
I just got a set of the ESP+infinity cards (6 cards) from Card Shark.

I saw this recommendation on one of the MD posts?

Card Shark sent them really quick and was good to deal with.

Oh Yeah, Nice cards too.

And you can read the backs.

The backs are different then the ones in the magic store.
Message: Posted by: Chad C. (Jul 9, 2009 06:34PM)
I just performed this today for the first time in a PAID show and it went over very well. It was a comedy reading show for teens at a library. I did it as a "mindreading" type of theme and had a girl come up and think of a color and use the cube to make sure she didn't "change her mind." Then I had her pass it out to someone in the audience and then they passed it on to someone else as I named their thought of color each time. I made the revelation more "difficult" each time - first I stared at them, then I stayed turned around, etc.

It went over great and people were amazed! Great reaction, especially as this isn't the main routine I will be using it for - it was just a quickly thought of routine for this one show.

Fun stuff and worked like a charm!
Chad
Message: Posted by: mimo67 (Jul 10, 2009 05:34AM)
Hi everybody !

I'd like personaly to add something about Craig's absolutely amazing customer service : it is incredible !

Here's the story : (sorry my english isn't perfect, I live in France...)

I bought MD six months ago but as only an 100% amateur I wanted to perform it for the first time at a wedding (family) end june. I tested MD with success several times and performed a little for family at home.
I tested my routine also a few weeks before the wedding day. Then the incredible arrived : 3 days before I wanted to take a last test, and it didn't work anymore ! (an electronic joint seems to have disrupted and the signals were set on 2 times only, on whatever side the cube was laying...)

I was litteraly panicked, and emailed Craig in the minute (after a lot of tests to be sure I wasn't messing around).

And 3 days before my show, what did he do ? He wasn't even at home ... He put together a replacement unit with what he found and sent it to me the same day wia FEDEX at his charge ! I received it in 2 days and could do my routine and the show went well !!!

Isn't that amazing !???

Then I had to sent him the replacement unit back (at my charge but that's not a problem at all) because 2 days later he sent me a new unit with better electronics, I received it a few days later and it works like a charm.

He was constantly in contact with me during these 'hot days' to ensure I was happy and that my show went well, etc.

So again, thanks Craig Filicetti for this unbelieveble and outstanding customer service ! Go buy his products in confidence because you will NEVER see anything like that elsewhere !
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Jul 10, 2009 10:03AM)
That is why he will have a loyal following. That is above and beyond great customer service!
Message: Posted by: Kaarlo von Freymann (Jul 10, 2009 11:04AM)
This site is so full of praise for Craig, that it seems nearly superfluous to write yet another post about him. Is it worthwhile to mentioning that at a diplomatic reception an overzealous waiter clearinga table put one of Craig's props in the garbage where, due to its miniature size it could not be found. Craig immediately sent me a replacement in time for my next show. To call the price he charged for the replacement "fair" would be an absolute understatement.
Having bought a few of Craig's tricks I asked him whether he would be willing to do a custom job for me. I would not have been surprised if he had turned me down.
So far Cesaral Magic has been the only one ever to be willing to do a custom job
for me.(I am not Uri Geller !) Not only did Craig build the custom prop, he
vastly improved on the specification I had in mind ! BTW, if you are an overseas
customer like me, it seems there is no need for expensive FEDEX ect.
The US priority mail arrives as fast as the non-express FEDEX shipments and
cost is much much lower.
Kaarlo von Freymann Helsinki Finland
Message: Posted by: Andy Carando (Jul 17, 2009 05:39AM)
My MD & RH on order Craig says shipping could be up to 2 weeks to the UK. EEEK!! can I wait that long to become a real mind reader. Has anyone got any ideas what I can do in the mean time ? any good video clips or reviews on this amazing system?
I'm starting to itch!!!!!!
**Andy**
Message: Posted by: Chad C. (Jul 17, 2009 07:29AM)
[quote]
On 2009-07-17 06:39, Andy Carando wrote:
My MD & RH on order Craig says shipping could be up to 2 weeks to the UK. EEEK!! can I wait that long to become a real mind reader. Has anyone got any ideas what I can do in the mean time ? any good video clips or reviews on this amazing system?
I'm starting to itch!!!!!!
**Andy**
[/quote]

Ask Craig to email you the pdf instructions for both so you will be prepared when you get them!

Oh, and start brainstorming some routines for them as well!
Message: Posted by: magicmann (Jul 17, 2009 12:27PM)
Andy

You will receive it much quicker than 2 weeks, I receved it within about 6 or 7days.

Paul
Message: Posted by: Andy Carando (Jul 18, 2009 03:01PM)
WOW! YES!!! ive just got the pdfs lots to read now, Ok thanks Paul you give me hope! who delivered to you in uk is it UPS? or normal postie? Andy
Message: Posted by: Andy Carando (Jul 18, 2009 03:06PM)
I looking to use RH in my kids shows so working on a few ideas I will post my results soon if anyone is interested or got any advice cheers Andy
Message: Posted by: ahobgood (Jul 19, 2009 07:50AM)
Craig is the best .... MD is a must for any serious performer
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jul 24, 2009 06:19PM)
Thanks for all your comments!

Kaarlo,
I am really glad you like the custom piece. I know what you do for a living and I am a bit intimidated to send you my work as I know you are quite capable. Sort of like sending Andy Nyman your routine for review (I love Andy). If I lived in Finland I would want to work for you.

-Craig
Message: Posted by: Andy Carando (Jul 25, 2009 01:32PM)
My Package arrived today about 10 days to the UK not bad as we have had postal strikes as well. MD & RH are just as described and work flawlesly. SUPERB SERVICE from Craig. Already been testing MD on family & friends Its just like REAL MAGIC!
Looking forward to more of Promystic products soon.

cheers everyone for all your input it has been a great help.

Andy Carando
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Jul 27, 2009 01:12AM)
All of Craigs props and service are amazing.
MD is by far the best investment that I have ever made in magic.
Peace,
Parson
Message: Posted by: Papasmurf (Jul 27, 2009 09:38AM)
I concur with Mr. Smith; this is definitely the strongest piece of magic I own.

Thanks Craig,

Eric
Message: Posted by: deputy (Jul 27, 2009 01:04PM)
Much agreed, this is my goto effect, best buy of last year by far, this years best buy has been Proximity.
Message: Posted by: hbwolkov (Jul 27, 2009 02:00PM)
I am looking to purchase a previously owned unit.
Message: Posted by: runawayjag (Jul 28, 2009 11:44PM)
Unlike an automobile, I don't think this item will suffer much devaluation, if any at all, just because it is pre-owned. Most who own them won't part with them and, if they do, you won't find much of a discount for very good reason. To be honest, this thing is so well made and so reliable that I think it is moderately underpriced at full retail! So, you might do better to just take the plunge and buy a brand new one directly from Craig.
Message: Posted by: hbwolkov (Jul 29, 2009 12:01AM)
Runawayjag, from the tone of ALL the posts your point is well taken. I was hopeful that an alcoholic binge or a moment of insanity might motivate one of the users in the Café to part with their MD.
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Jul 29, 2009 11:20AM)
No way are you going to find these considerably discounted. MD is one of those items that people have tried to put out in the past but were made impractical due to awkwardly designed operator side equipment or audience side equipment. The biggest issue of the past was size and reliability. Craig has put out a product that far surpasses the size and reliability issues of the past.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Aug 1, 2009 12:05PM)
Hbwolkov,
Maybe I'll have a few drinks at MagicLive and give one away :) Anyone want to join me? -Craig
Message: Posted by: hbwolkov (Aug 1, 2009 05:53PM)
Craig,
Your effect is so compelling that it certainly does not need to be given away to generate excitement. But... it would be thrilling for the attendees at the joint.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Aug 11, 2009 11:31PM)
Thanks for all your comments guys,

I'm pleased to announce that MultiDimensional has been selected as one of Jamie D. Grant's favorite Magic Friday effects of all time! As a result, Jamie will be offering 25 Limited Edition "Anything Possible" bottles with a MultiDimensional Deluxe kit for ($499). This offer is only available at MagicLive and I will be there to help him demonstrate.

I hope to see you there,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: John C (Aug 23, 2009 10:26AM)
With 17 pages, over 400 replies and 32,000 views this thread doesn't need my help.

But I just received one of these as well, the color cube. All I can say is this is FANTASTIC! I could probably say more but it would sound like drooling babel.

There's nothing that compares!! Craig is top notch.

j
Message: Posted by: chrismatt (Aug 23, 2009 02:30PM)
And you will soon realize that, with one of Craig's special bags, you can do a version of his "Red-handed" effect with your MD cube, so long as you have a few other cubes or objects that look different! That allows you to do a Kurotsuke-type or RH routine and then follow it up with a very different MD-type routine.

The combination works quite well!

CM
Message: Posted by: Anverdi-museum (Aug 24, 2009 05:41PM)
Just wanted to drop a few lines, I was fortunate enough to obtain Craig Multi Dimensional effect. I must say it is a beauty! I have seen and owned many ( as well as built ) electronic effects, these are top of line micro electronics for the true professional in mind. He really thought 'outside of the box' ( literally ) on this one, it is a STUNNER! Highest recommendations, you won't be sorry!

All the best,

Chuck Caputo
http://www.freewebs.com/caputocollection/
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Sep 17, 2009 12:59PM)
I just came back from 4 days in Vegas, I used Prox. with the Die, saying I got it at the hotel gift shop, and went into the routine, I did it at least 25 times thru out the day, this was at a trade show, I walked behind counters to show distance, I did more crazy things, and MD, never failed me or the tons of spectators, it is more than anyone can put in to words, spectators rolled it on the floor , dropped it tossed it, you name it, one time someone accidentally rolled it between their hands, he thought it was one number , and it was another, when I said the number he said NO, I said take a look and I was correct, I told him, he subconsciously knew the correct number and he agreed. Simply amazing.
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Sep 18, 2009 03:19AM)
I have on the way to me from Promystic, winging its way across the Atlantic, a new product called Cue.
Its a "must have" add on for all existing MD owners, a tiny cuing device, that your assistant can invisibly cue you with number signals, its fully compatible with MD, so its an absolutly essential purchase for all existing owners,
- get your order in quick as these are going to be very popular!

Steve
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Sep 22, 2009 12:56PM)
Hello All,

Thanks for all the comments. I have received a few PMs since Steve's last post so I would just like to confirm that I am making a thumper/cue and I will probably call it (vCue). It is compatible with the Promystic Modular Receiver (PMR). If you have any of my products, it will work with your receiver and you will receive a discount when purchasing. Steve is getting the first one, and I plan to release at MindVention in November. I have gathered lots of feedback from many mentalists/magicians and I think we have come up with a device that is unique, practical, and well thought out. This unit is very small, simple, and provides your sender critical feedback! More on this in the next few weeks.

Thanks,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Andy Carando (Sep 22, 2009 01:43PM)
WOW! sound good!! Craig. I will look forward to adding one to my collection soon. Do you have any idea of price yet?

cheers
Andy
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Sep 22, 2009 08:12PM)
Hey Craig!

I'm saving!!! Really hoping to own MD in the near future...

Mike:)
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Sep 23, 2009 07:33PM)
For those who have this, the following will make sense, for the rest of you, what are you waiting for, contact Craig. Two ideas, first, if you use the pant method,as I do and you feel you may loose it, here is what I did, a 3 or 4 inch piece of velcro,that has a "U" shaped piece of plastic that locks or catches under the belt , then runs up between the belt and pant, and it locks the $%^$ in place, I can wear it all day sitting , standing and moving around with no worry, if your interested , pm me and I will email some pictures, it takes about 3 minutes to make. Then , in using the mini lip balm, I went to CVS and got another, using only the base that slides up to advance the lip stuff, I removed that piece and used it in the working lip balm to isolate it from the lotion and make battery removal so easy,I can insert or remove it within seconds.
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Sep 23, 2009 07:55PM)
[quote]
On 2009-09-23 20:33, dave wrote:
For those who have this, the following will make sense, for the rest of you, what are you waiting for, contact Craig. Two ideas, first, if you use the pant method,as I do and you feel you may loose it, here is what I did, a 3 or 4 inch piece of velcro,that has a "U" shaped piece of plastic that locks or catches under the belt , then runs up between the belt and pant, and it locks the $%^$ in place, I can wear it all day sitting , standing and moving around with no worry, if your interested , pm me and I will email some pictures, it takes about 3 minutes to make. Then , in using the mini lip balm, I went to CVS and got another, using only the base that slides up to advance the lip stuff, I removed that piece and used it in the working lip balm to isolate it from the lotion and make battery removal so easy,I can insert or remove it within seconds.
[/quote]

Are we talking about Multi Dimensional or Proximity? As far as I know, there's no lip balm involved with Multi Dimensional.

As for placing the receiver, why not just put it in your pocket?

Just asking,

Robert
Message: Posted by: John C (Sep 23, 2009 07:58PM)
In pocket takes space
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Sep 23, 2009 08:10PM)
My mistake, it is for Prox , but if you have MD, you can use it just the same.
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Sep 24, 2009 06:32AM)
I forgot to say, my little belt gizmo will work with out a belt too, just reposition the velcro and it catches invisibly on the pant.
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Sep 25, 2009 09:59AM)
I know that some people have allready suggested putting the little receiver on your wrist under a sweat band and that works well except a sweat band is quite thick and clumsy so I now just have the transmitter held ont my wrist under a wide rubber band, works a treat, holds it firm, invisible and easy to ditch when I am finished with it.

Still think my original idea of wearing it in your underpants is the best though!

Steve
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Sep 25, 2009 10:31AM)
Hmmmmm, I haven't had to deal with where to put it as I have it in my front trouser pocket. Both Proximity and MD doesn't require me to be near the person so in the trouser pocket the receiver goes ;)
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Sep 25, 2009 03:52PM)
So Kiss you must put your hands in your pocket then? otherwise you risk not feeling the signals properly.- if you put your hands in your pocket it may sometimes look suspicious. the rubber band method underneath your shirt sleeve is very natural, but the underwear solution is more fun, - goood vibrations!!

Steve
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Sep 25, 2009 04:42PM)
No, you just have you hand by your side. You can feel the it through your trouser on your wrist or whatever part of your arm/hand can come in contact with the receiver. For jeans, it goes in the coin pocket.
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Sep 25, 2009 04:47PM)
No matter what type of pants I'm wearing, I tuck it in my waist band, no problems whatsoever
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Sep 25, 2009 04:51PM)
That works well too but there's a special hidden feature to the receiver that causes it to do something which makes tucking it beneath my belt or in my waist band a not so wise choice (due to the pressure that gets placed on it if I was to move around with it tucked in my waistband or belt). Also turning it on or off now becomes an issue if I had it there.

With having the receiver in your trouser pocket you also have way more control when going sleeveless with Proximity. If your "sixth sense" is too strong you can easily hold a hand/arm/wrist in front of the area where the receiver is and cancel out the unwanted stray spidey sense if let's say the spec doesn't provide his/her own natural blocking sufficiently. You would also have to be trying pretty hard to miss a read from MD since it repeats so many times in the first place. With Proximity there's no real issue as you have all the time in the world to get your read.
Message: Posted by: NicholasD (Sep 25, 2009 06:37PM)
I put mine in my sock. It can be turned on & off right through the sock.
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Sep 25, 2009 06:42PM)
Turning it off and on is a breeze. I just act like I'm tucking in my shirt a little bit. I've had zero issues with it being in my waistband, absolutely zero. But if someone has a belt made of lead, I can see where that could cause some issues!
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Sep 25, 2009 08:00PM)
There's a little special something about the receiver that you may not know about lunatik ;) I have two receivers, different designs. The first one is less prone to this while the other one is prone to it. I started off as a beta user for Proximity, I've placed the receiver through its paces for months of constant use and heavy testing. I've went through 3 sets of prototype Prox tags and on my fourth (final design) set of tags. Most convenient and best place to place the receiver is by far in the trouser pocket. We're talking about myself heavily using both receivers in a variety of areas (started off strapped to my arm, then I worked with it in the waistband or under a belt depending on my attire), front pants pocket or coin pocket of five pocket jeans are the ideal balance of functionality, flexibility, and accessibility. Having to tuck or untuck my shirt is not as fluid and natural as my hand resting naturally by my sides. Fact of the matter is, there's a extra feature that most probably does not know about the receiver which becomes an issue (or CAN become an issue) if placed beneath a belt or in the waist band due to the pressure.
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Sep 25, 2009 08:01PM)
[quote]
On 2009-09-25 11:31, kissdadookie wrote:
Hmmmmm, I haven't had to deal with where to put it as I have it in my front trouser pocket. Both Proximity and MD doesn't require me to be near the person so in the trouser pocket the receiver goes ;)
[/quote]

You can rest your hand on your lap. Or, you can feel it through your pants. I say front trouser pocket.

What a great trick.

Robert
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Sep 25, 2009 08:11PM)
Ha ha, I'm going to PM your Robert about why I use it exclusively in my front trouser pocket. :D But yes, you understand what I mean when I pointed out the advantages of having it there as well as it being a preventive measure for something ;)
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Sep 27, 2009 02:19PM)
There is one last idea for the proximity gizmo we are all talking about, I just swallowed it, so now I can do it naked, jump a few times to turn it on/off, the only problem is when it is time to change the battery, I have to........well if you ever had a dog swallow something then you know.
Message: Posted by: Andy Carando (Sep 27, 2009 03:07PM)
MD is a superb trick... I just won first place in my Local magic club competition. It just blew them all away. no one had a clue how it worked. I told them about my new study of "COLOUR REFLECTION" and how it can be seen in their eyes. If Magicians can be fooled with this stuff how does it look to laymen? JUST GREAT FUN!!!! thanks to Craig!!!! cheers Andy
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 9, 2009 01:41PM)
I have one on it's way. I cannot wait!!!
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Oct 9, 2009 03:03PM)
You will love this Mike! This truley blows people away and the eboke and tips from Jerome are priceless.Using this after a tarrot card reading to seal the deal is such a great Idea not to mention all the other great possebilities with it.

Daren
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 9, 2009 04:45PM)
Excellent! Can't wait! Where do you get the ebook? OR does this come with it?

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Oct 11, 2009 02:50PM)
I may have to invest in one y'know..i can't decide between this or mr. wissemann's Spirit Bell...
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Oct 12, 2009 12:10PM)
MD Iain, MD.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Oct 12, 2009 12:35PM)
Thanks for all the positive comments on the new Promystic website. http://www.promystic.com

I would like to thank a member of themaccafe, shield, for creating this wonderful website for Promystic. I work for a large company and we have an entire groups dedicated to creating marketing collateral of this nature. There are web people and there are graphics design people. I would say 1 or 2 out of 10 of the graphics design people have the natural talent / ability to create graphics and arrange them to “just look right”. I am not one of these people, but I assure you Shied is AND he does both the graphics and web design. I know he is a natural because he can create this stuff in hours, not days or weeks. The entire site was created in under two weeks. Unbelievable!! I am very happy with the new site and I hope you like it as well. BTW, Shield is also behind some of the most popular mentalism websites that we all know!!

Thanks Shield, you truly are an amazingly talented individual!!
You can find him at http://www.imentalism.com, I know he has some new products coming out as well. Can't wait.

If you have not seen it, check it out and let Shield know what you think.



Sincerely,
Craig
Message: Posted by: Roth (Oct 12, 2009 12:52PM)
I know another wonderful looking site that Shield designed ;)

Now, back to M.D.
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Oct 12, 2009 03:08PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-12 13:10, kissdadookie wrote:
MD Iain, MD.
[/quote]

I think you're right 'dookie, I'm now going to have to decide what kit/set up I want...
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Oct 12, 2009 03:45PM)
MD, if you do not have it, here are a few things to help you decide to spend or not, first it's expensive, and it is not made like most of the apparatus you may be used to in the magic world, it is so incredibly well made, words and pictures do not do it justice, but real world info does, I have been using MD and Proximity for trade shows, doing them both hundreds of times, they have been dropped countless times, tossed from person to person, spun and kicked, and yet they still look and work like the day I got them, here is more, I have not had one failure in performance or in practice, there is no sleight to learn, no memory work, just pure showmanship, as for MD, I have owned every version of this and none compare, if you want the best , buy it. If not, don't buy it, also if you notice , it is very rare that either one is for sale here and if it is, it goes fast, many times to someone like me, who already own one, finally, Craig, he will answer every question no matter how much a pain I can be, and he will not fill you with useless tech talk, just the facts you need. Please note, I do not know Craig, and I paid full price for every item I got from him, I would have paid more knowing what I now know. If your on the fence, JUMP OFF>
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Oct 12, 2009 03:50PM)
I've just been checking the new site...i think I'll go for the full "kit"...to be honest, I don't even know why I was considering the spirit bell - as I'd just be buying it for me to enjoy...and I'm currently working on a whole raft of "colour-mentalism" so this will fit in beautifully...

an order will be placed by Friday!
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Oct 12, 2009 04:47PM)
Iain, you won't be dissapointed with this And I know with your creativity and everything that you have come up with in the past you will have fun with this. I love it, I wish I had gone with the full kit. Although, I just got proximity to go with the reciever so that will keep me bussy. :)

Daren
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Oct 13, 2009 10:33AM)
As for the tech talk with Craig, I personally liked discussing technology with Craig, ha ha. It just provides the stark contrast of the incredible superiority his products are when compared with similar products and methods.
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Oct 13, 2009 10:44AM)
Iain,
I have been a proponent of it since it first came out and still am. You will not be sorry you bought this. If and when you get it, send me a PM.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Oct 13, 2009 11:38AM)
Thanks for your comments guys, I will make more. And I will see you at MindVention, come see me for a test drive.

I was thinking about making some limited edition Holiday cubes (25 sets or something). Maybe a new years resolution cube. Diet, Exercise, School, ...

Maybe one with Holiday symbols on it. Any interest and/or ideas?

Thanks,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: AlluTallu (Oct 13, 2009 01:11PM)
If I buy Proximity first, could I use the same receiver with MD if I some day end up buying it? :)

-Aleksi
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Oct 13, 2009 01:38PM)
Yup. The current receiver (V4) I believe works with all of Craig's current products. Joy to use, really.
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Oct 13, 2009 02:19PM)
I agree, It is a joy to use. that's the best part is that this isn't just a one trick gig. The possabilitys with the reciever seem to be growing on such a great level, You deffenetly get your moneys worth that's for sure.
Now maybe we should just stop talking about this and move on, nothing to see here nothing to see. ;)


Daren
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Oct 13, 2009 02:56PM)
Let me tell you , if you want tech talk, Craig can keep up with the most knowledgeable, but for the rest of us, he wont try to dazzle you with his immense knowledge, he speaks to you so you can understand, if your technically challenged.
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 13, 2009 07:47PM)
I was on the fence and decided to LEAP off it. I have proximity and MD arriving to my door step Thursday or Friday. Thanks Dave for your help in making this decision and thanks to Craig for making this financially possible!

Soooo excited.

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Oct 14, 2009 09:59AM)
Wow, you really did leap off that fence picking up both of these quality pieces of kit!
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Oct 14, 2009 06:42PM)
I must say Mike, Deffenetly a great investment.

Daren
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Oct 16, 2009 04:49PM)
I placed my order late last night for the full kit...thanks for the recommendations...
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 16, 2009 06:44PM)
Hi all!

Just got both of them today. All I have to say is I'm so mad that I waited so long! I cannot be more happy with these two items. The quality far surpassed my expectations. Craig is simply incredible and man these things totally kick a**. A huge thanks to all that "talked" me into this. Worth every single penny.

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 16, 2009 08:53PM)
Just to add, if anyone is on the fence about MD or Proximity please PM. Warning... BE PREPARED to buy. :)

For the record, I rarely jump for joy over effects I buy. I buy them because I'm curious or know it would be a great addition to my shows. Well these have made me feel like a kid at Xmas time! Not only are they going in all my shows but I'm jumping for joy on just how cool these are.

Ok, no more excitement from me!

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: Andy Carando (Oct 17, 2009 03:33PM)
I been using mine for a good few weeks now... Im 31 years as a Pro Magician!! BEST TRICK IVE EVER BOUGHT... JUST GREAT MAGIC!! LOVE IT! Andy
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Oct 17, 2009 08:10PM)
Almost 50 years in magic, and I agree... Multi Dimensional is the best mentalism trick I've ever bought.

Robert
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Oct 23, 2009 12:28PM)
I have color cube and curious how this is an improvement over it. Please feel free to PM me if need be. One thing I can see with MD is its smaller.

Thanks in advance.

Candin
Message: Posted by: deputy (Oct 23, 2009 03:09PM)
MD and Proximity are the two effects I do the most now. Can not say enough about these
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 23, 2009 08:16PM)
Hey Candin!

There's a significant difference between the two. I have owned the color cube and it is great but MD is superior.

What makes it better:

1. The cube and the other special something is significantly smaller
2. Much more durable. You can roll it, drop it, etc. and it will be ok
3. Once you own this you have what you need to buy any of Craig's other effects at $150 off the selling price. This is a huge advanatge, more amazing effects and nothing extra to carry around or set up!
4. The internal workings are superior
5. You do not need a box to make it work. Can be covered with spectators hand, etc.

I could probably go on and on about this but this should at least give you an idea.

I can promise you this is a real winner. I loved my color vision cube but this takes it to whole new level. I would never go back.

Pm me if you'd like.

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: Roth (Oct 23, 2009 08:37PM)
The one thing I think is nice about the box, is there is no question what is chosen, no one can play games and say that is not what they chose.
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 23, 2009 08:49PM)
^^^ Very true. I do have the box for MD and I use it often. Howver it's nice to switch it up with and without it. I have a routine that works great starting with the box and ending with no box. Several feel using a box screams gimmick and having the option to not use the box minimizes those concerns. I guess it's a matter of preference.

Mike :)

ps-

Your Opus wallet is heading my way next week. Can't wait. :)
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Oct 24, 2009 12:46AM)
Thanks Mike and Roth.....very interesting.

Candin
Message: Posted by: Roth (Oct 24, 2009 12:53AM)
I have color cube and it is also great :) that's why I like using the box. No one can mess with ya.
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (Oct 24, 2009 07:02AM)
Have any MD users yet got an IQ to go with it? - its a killer.

Steve
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 24, 2009 07:18AM)
Not yet. I just ordered two more tags for proximity instead. It's on my list though!
Message: Posted by: Sid Helkule (Oct 29, 2009 09:30PM)
Just received this yesterday, and... wow. I was truly impressed by how good the product looks and functions. I'm sure this thread doesn't need another 'review', I just wanted to post about how fantastic this is and how often I will use it.

I was even more blown away by proximity. But that's for another thread. :)

As you were.
Message: Posted by: ramoss (Oct 30, 2009 03:06PM)
I was so impressed with the reviews here for M D as well as the length of this thread devoted to it that I had to have it. Ordered it today. Can't wait to play with it.
Bob
Message: Posted by: Andy Carando (Oct 30, 2009 06:20PM)
Hi ramoss,

You need to start getting exited!!! this is just superb quality stuff!!

you will use this prop all the time , I take mine everywhere its amazing!!!

Andy
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 31, 2009 10:16PM)
Performed this tonight and I never heard so many F-Bombs! So many said, "you HAVE to tell me how you did that" ETC., Etc., Etc.

The best was "Look that S**T up on the internet, I need to know how this is done"

Thanks Craig!

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: ramoss (Nov 2, 2009 09:15PM)
Just received MD today, opened it and checked out Craig's DVD. This is amazing stuff. From a "mechanical" standpoint, including build quality as well as being well thought out, it's the best quality for this kind of product I've ever purchased. From a "magical" standpoint it's fantastic and I'm already excited about the purchase.
But as "selfworking" as this is everyone here knows it's the performance that really sells the magic. So I need to get to work on a presentation to take advantage of this wonderful set of props. While a straightforward remote color vision is effective, I believe the best use is when a secondary effect is achieved, dependent upon remotely getting the info from the cube, but taking the heat off of it by moving on to some other effect, say a book test. I know the Dracula book test was already mentioned by others on this thread and that is the kind of idea I like. Time to start getting the creative juices flowing!!!
Bob
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Message: Posted by: matthu (Nov 3, 2009 07:00AM)
I am planning to combine MD with Burmese Bells ... allowing one spectator to select a number by placing the cube under e.g. a cup and then discerning what number is uppermost by using the Burmese bells. Of course, there are only 5 bells (in the version I have) and 6 sides to a cube, so the possibility arises that nothing will move.
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Nov 3, 2009 12:34PM)
I have actually thought of gimmicking a book/books with a tag/tags for a book test. Just a thought so far but I have an idea that I wouldnt mind exploring.

Daren
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Nov 4, 2009 03:35PM)
Mine came the other day...and so did I nearly...

fantastic piece of work, it really is...very pleased and very impressed....
Message: Posted by: Sid Helkule (Nov 4, 2009 04:00PM)
I was soooo hoping the UK postal service was gonna make you wait another couple of weeks...
Message: Posted by: Tacoking74 (Nov 13, 2009 03:05PM)
This looks realy fantastic!
Do I have to use the box during the routine? or can I only use the dice alone?
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Nov 13, 2009 03:11PM)
You can use the dice alone. :)
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Nov 13, 2009 03:49PM)
It is also ok to toss it around, it is made so well, that I have a spec toss it to another spec, and do it one more time.
Message: Posted by: Tacoking74 (Nov 13, 2009 05:47PM)
Can you use the dice for a which-hand routine??
I`m realy not sure if I should buy MD or Proximity, I can`t afford both :-(
Any advices/coments?
Message: Posted by: gunthard (Nov 13, 2009 06:13PM)
@ Tacoking74
for tablehopping I prefer the MD color die
for going around Proximity.
If you want to present for friends on parties etc. I think Proximity is the right choice.
You cannot use MD for which-hand.
Gunthard
Message: Posted by: Dark Knight (Nov 13, 2009 09:18PM)
Actually, according to the second 8/23 post earlier in this thread, you CAN do a Kurotsuke effect with MD! (Not a "Which Hand" effect, but close.)

DK
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Nov 14, 2009 01:41AM)
Totally possible if you are proficient at directing your spec and you provide proper justification for asking them to do what you ask them to do (this applies with the method of using MD for it that I'm thinking of, someone else might have a more clever approach to this, mwah ha ha).
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Nov 14, 2009 06:49AM)
Or, since you have MD, then you might just as well get Proximity, complete your package, and now you have the ultimate combo, you can do the very best what hand routine and MD.
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Nov 14, 2009 09:29PM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-14 07:49, dave wrote:
Or, since you have MD, then you might just as well get Proximity, complete your package, and now you have the ultimate combo, you can do the very best what hand routine and MD.
[/quote]

Agreed, completely!
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Nov 15, 2009 08:46AM)
A bit confused? Hopefully someone can help out. Ive owned MD for 10 months & like most think its great (really wouldnt be without it) but when I want to use Proximety the Our specail unit is picking up on the cube & confusing the reading ?
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Nov 15, 2009 10:29AM)
I found a small 'Pill" type box, at an antique dealer, that I keep MD in, so it will not interfere with Prox when I use both, I also think that, if you are familiar with EZ-Pass, the foil pack it comes in works even better. The best thing to do is remove the batt, not the most practical, but it only takes seconds to do. If your not familiar with EZ-Pass, google them , call them and you will probably get the bag at no charge.
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Nov 15, 2009 12:00PM)
Dave, that's a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: Dark Knight (Nov 15, 2009 12:17PM)
Craig sells a bag, used in his "Red Handed" effect, that would block the signals. Alum. foil and bags that keep food warm from fast food restaurants should work as well. But the MD cubes are supposed to "stop" after a short while. If left untouched, there shouldn't be any interference issues, correct?

DK
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Nov 16, 2009 09:37AM)
The thing to remember is to perform with MD first and make sure that at the end, it's placed away on a flat surface and also that you've allowed MD to finish transmitting the full cycle of signals. If you start to use any of the other Promystic products while MD is still sending, your unit will be picking up on the MD rather than the other things you are using.
Message: Posted by: Dark Knight (Nov 16, 2009 11:21PM)
Then using Proximity after doing MD is certainly possible, so long as you allow the MD cube to cycle fully, even if the cube hasn't gone into "deep sleep" mode?

Thanks,
DK
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Nov 17, 2009 12:25AM)
Yes. This is because MD will send the signal a X number of times after which it will be on standby unless it senses that it is now on a different value. Just make sure that it's sitting on a flat surface, doesn't get rotated, and that it has sent the signal through a full cycle (just patter for a minute and you will notice when it has stopped sending signals).
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Nov 17, 2009 08:19AM)
I use both in my show all the time. I use MD first and proximity near the end and I have never had a problem. As was stated above just make sure the cube has run it's full cycle, I set it down in the #1 spot, that way if it gets bumped by accident, it just has to cycle through the one and not a larger number say like #six.

Daren
Message: Posted by: Dark Knight (Nov 17, 2009 09:15PM)
I'm sorry for not reading through this entire thread, but has it been mentioned that you could hide the MD cube (or just the chip) within a larger cube (for example, a photo cube) and, for example, have the Spec think of a scene, city, picture, person, wanted killer, movie poster, etc. from six different ones?

This may seem like a regression, since the miniaturization is an important part of Craig's invention; however, there are many presentational possibilities by employing a picture or photo cube. Hiding the cube in an inverted hat or bag would make the upper side the logical one for the Spec to focus on.

DK
Message: Posted by: gunthard (Nov 18, 2009 02:18AM)
@DK
you can hide the cube or chip within other things as long they are not made from metal.
Gunthard
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Nov 18, 2009 07:55PM)
But you need to be able to secure it and balance it, I used a large 12 inch square cube with amazing results.
Message: Posted by: Dark Knight (Nov 18, 2009 11:42PM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-18 20:55, dave wrote:
But you need to be able to secure it and balance it....
[/quote]

I would think that simply securing the MD cube into the corner of a larger cube would "do the trick"!

DK
Message: Posted by: Andy Carando (Nov 19, 2009 04:49AM)
I always have a slight PANIC when I start MD in my show as there is no signal from the cube for 30 ish seconds it just seems forever ...I know whats happening and has never let me down. Its always nice to feel that first BUZZ PHEW!!! any one have the same slight panic?

Andy
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Nov 19, 2009 07:20AM)
Dark Knight, if you simply secure it in the corner, then your balance is off, and although the unit is very light, it will still be felt by the spectator, I use wheel weights, I got them for free from my local gas station, they can be easily adjusted to be the exact weight and they have an adhesive back, doesn't get much easier than that, for the MD unit, I wrap it in velcro, with the other velcro stuck to the cube, then of coarse, the photos in the cube , hide it all.
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Nov 19, 2009 12:10PM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-19 05:49, Andy Carando wrote:
I always have a slight PANIC when I start MD in my show as there is no signal from the cube for 30 ish seconds it just seems forever ...I know whats happening and has never let me down. Its always nice to feel that first BUZZ PHEW!!! any one have the same slight panic?

Andy
[/quote]

Yep, but that's just because it's comeing out of sleep mode.(as you know) I always have it ready to go by the time I'm ready to perform it anywase. I try and make sure of it as my opening patter for the effect is shy of 30 seconds and sometimes over. I try not to think about it because when I do, I start thinking things such as, what if the battery is dead ect.

Daren
Message: Posted by: Dark Knight (Nov 24, 2009 03:15AM)
What do you do in the rare instances the Spec selects the same number/color/symbol as already showing on the die? Don't you worry that the Receiver might have missed the signal? What if you've forgotten the last number that was showing?

Simply having the Spec shake the die to randomize it is one solution--making sure she understands that she could either roll the die for a random selection or consciously choose any side.

Are there any other solutions to this potential problem?

DK
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Nov 24, 2009 06:31AM)
I have used MD and Prox, in paid performances , and have literally done it hundreds of times, and I have not yet had even a hint of a glitch, nothing even remotely close to what you guys are describing, and as I have said in the past, where I perform, my props get abused, spectators dropping etc. this thing is built to take it, heck I have dropped it a few times, still works perfect. And I have the same battery's for over a month, as I try to see how long it will really last, still working ........
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Nov 24, 2009 10:37AM)
Dark Knight, why not ask the spec, and actually show them, to consciously decide on a side but turning it around and decide on a side and thus focus on it. After all, we are trying to pick up conscious and focused thoughts. Folks who often do not bother to turn it around usually does not even look at the cube, it's just completely random even to themselves. We're not trying to predict the future (or else we would have hit the jackpot and on a private island somewhere enjoying our spoils), we're trying to pick up on a spec's thoughts which is quite specific.
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Nov 24, 2009 12:23PM)
DK I think your worring about some of these things to much. When I show the spec. what I want him to do for the first time I show him the 6 and give the instructions on placeing the die on his palm. In most cases the spec will not choose 6 because you have worked with that number in the "instruction" part of your patter. ( I choose 6 because I want them to choose a smaller number at the begining just to make it go a little quicker for the first part of my routine.) When I hand the die to them I sometimes move it around anywase forceing it to send a new signal off. In most cases I don't even think/worry about it.

Daren
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Nov 24, 2009 12:55PM)
My handling does two things. First, takes suspicion away from the cube, second, it makes it very natural to turn the cube around in their hands and come to a number. I take out the cube (die) and ask them if they know how many sides are on a die, they will of course say 6. I then proceed to tell them "if I was to ask you to name a number from between 1-6 what would you say? Now." Regardless of what they say I always follow up with the following: "That's interesting. What I didn't tell you is that this was really a conscious choice for you and I have actually psychologically bullied you into picking X because you did not have much time to react and consciously pick a number." I follow this up with "Ok, now we'll do this fairly, I'll hand you this die and I want you to turn it around and both look at the sides as well as consciously decide on a side. Whatever side is facing up towards the ceiling will be the side you decide on, but I want you to make a very conscious selection and please do not let others see what you have chose."

The first part of the patter/presentation gives reason for them to handle the cube. It also takes heat away from the cube because let's face it, it's a odd looking object to most people and at the minimum, if you just hand it to them, they tend to shake it near their ear to see if there's anything inside. This whole presentation also guarantees that they turn the cube around in their hands a few times (or at least once) thus promising a solid read for you. This presentation can also be easily adapted to any of the different varieties of the MD cube as long as it's a relatively easy list of things to remember (colours, simple shapes, etc.).
Message: Posted by: dove-boy (Dec 2, 2009 12:43AM)
I just got the deluxe set, this is amazing! Makes me looks like I have super power, wow! 5 stars out of 5 stars :)
Message: Posted by: eric50 (Jan 12, 2010 04:00PM)
I just wanted to mention I received MD today and what can I say WOW! I know there has been 20 pages of threads and now I can see why. I own another remote cube which I liked but this one is amazing. I have been in Magic for almost 30 years and have spent way to much money on effects that don't even come close to their description. Craig is very under-stated and his products are extremely well made and the customer service is off the charts! This is an effect while not cheap..you will always use and carry with you!
Message: Posted by: digiquick (Jan 16, 2010 11:32PM)
I am experimenting with remote controlled light bulbs, the remote changes the colour of the bulb WOW I hear you say. So spectator Visulises a colour and turns the cube face up to that colour in order they do not forget the colour they choose

I have four lights covered by shades, three spectators are given the choice of any light if they guess the light that matches the THOUGHT OF COLOUR they win the prize, obviously when I switch on each light I know the choosen color and make sure the matching light is not one choosen by spectator.

Its visual Kids love it and its a challenge so holds audiences attention. and its a great mystery.

Any suggestions on presenting this or other ways to utilise the remote lights

google digiquick magic for details of lights they are sent post free anywhere in world - find them on the front page magicians gadgets - you can get these in USA and Europe but these are the best price, not trying to sell em, I just want ideas for the effect


Ross Rahman

Australia
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Jan 17, 2010 07:14AM)
Remote lights for any comedy routine, I could the great Lucy, as in I love Lucy, going slapstick crazy, or for seance and the bizzare venues, what a great addition, or the stage mag, who want's to add yet another dimension to any lightbuld effect,like lights thru girl.
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (Jan 22, 2010 06:05PM)
Ordered my MD today. Research and Craig's responsive customer service led me to invest in ProMystic. Looking forward to working with his products. Enjoy your magic. bill
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Jan 22, 2010 07:55PM)
You are going to be a very happy person!
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Jan 22, 2010 08:02PM)
If I was thinking about ordering Multi Dimensional, some of these posts would scare me away, frankly.

Multi Dimensional is probably the most sure-fire, reliable, perfect as it is mentalism effect I have ever purchased.

Robert
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Jan 22, 2010 09:38PM)
[quote]
On 2010-01-22 21:02, Robert M wrote:
...
Multi Dimensional is probably the most sure-fire, reliable, perfect as it is mentalism effect I have ever purchased.

Robert
[/quote]

Without question. I have used this in all types of venues under all types of circumstances. Its a killer.
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Jan 23, 2010 07:45PM)
[quote]
On 2010-01-22 22:38, Tony Razzano wrote:
[quote]
On 2010-01-22 21:02, Robert M wrote:
...
Multi Dimensional is probably the most sure-fire, reliable, perfect as it is mentalism effect I have ever purchased.

Robert
[/quote]

Without question. I have used this in all types of venues under all types of circumstances. Its a killer.
[/quote]

Yes! :) Jan
Message: Posted by: aligator (Jan 28, 2010 11:32AM)
Had mine for three weeks now and it is super. Almost immediately it has become my demonstration effect and gig getter as you might say. Believe everything you are hearing about it. It is super. The color cube rerally works best if you can perform a personality reading around the selection.
Message: Posted by: Larry Davidson (Jan 28, 2010 04:40PM)
Bingo.
Message: Posted by: aligator (Jan 28, 2010 08:59PM)
I think the cold reading cube has great potential as well. I haven't got around to employing it yet, but I will.
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (Jan 28, 2010 09:25PM)
Crag has been very responsive and helpful. My order is at the mercy of delivery. Excited about the arrival and possibilities. Will post impressions. Enjoy your magic. Krys'ak magic
Message: Posted by: smartboysports2 (Feb 2, 2010 11:05PM)
I'm just throwing in my "agreement" comment... MD is unbelievable!
Have had mine for over a year, and love it. I bought the deluxe set, but only
use the color cube. Just preference, as each cube offers great routines.
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (Feb 3, 2010 07:33PM)
[quote]
On 2010-01-22 20:55, mike storz wrote:
You are going to be a very happy person!
[/quote]
MD has arrived. Yes, a very happy person. Incredible, more than I had imagined. Excellent quality. I am impressed with the reliability as I become familiar with the working. My mind is spinning with ideas and posssibilities. I am concentrating on the ESP and the color cubes at this time. Good work, Craig. I have already set my sights on the Proximity tags. Well worth a look. Enjoy your magic. bill
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Feb 22, 2010 12:17PM)
Picked up my MD deluxe set at Blackpool. It was fantastic to meet Craig and pick his brains (I must have mused over my purchase for the last six months), but seeing the MD in action was brilliant. I immediately made the purchase, and only wished I had long ago.

Rarely do you find a tool that you can use out of the box, is brilliantly engineered, looks sooo innocent and opens up a plethora of routines and presentational possibilities.

I am very proud to join what feels like the 'Promystic' family, and I want to publicly thank Craig for answering all my questions and for providing such an awesome and invaluable tool.

I am very much looking forward to working with MD and no doubt will add more of Promytic's arsenal to my repertoire.
Message: Posted by: doktorp (Feb 23, 2010 12:59AM)
Does anybody know more about the new effects from Promystic coming in 2010?

Patrick
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Feb 25, 2010 11:25AM)
Thank you for all of your comments. Blackpool was great and thanks to all those that attended for making me feel so welcome. This includes both LabCo and Christopher Taylor, thanks guys I enjoyed talking with both of you. It may not be so well known, but Chris and I have been in communication for the last year. I have great respect for the creativity and capabilities of both Chris and Soren. I should also add to the list Sean Taylor, who I communicate with and respect greatly as well!

Proximity was the biggest hit at the ProMsytic stand and Impossible Insight sold out in just a few hours after I started to demo it on day 2. I am currently putting stock back in place and will have the site back-up to take orders over the weekend.

I have a big announcement. I have now opened the 'Friends of ProMystic' Page!

http://www.promystic.com/shop/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=10&Itemid=22

Basically, if you have a product or eBook that goes with a ProMystic Product you can submit it to me for evaluation. If I accept the product, I will put it up on my site. I will also ask you for a PayPal button so people can purchase the product from you.

So far we have two products going up, one is from Max Krause and one is from Scott May.

If you purchase one of these products, please keep in mind that you are not purchasing from ProMystic but from the creator of the product.

Thanks,
-Craig

PS: I will be release more information on new products coming out this year toward the end of March. Some of you are already in beta testing.
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (Feb 25, 2010 12:58PM)
Welcome back Craig.
Looking forward to new product announcements. Your MD and Proximity continue to amaze. Enjoy sharing your magic. cheaha bill
Message: Posted by: ziatabari (Feb 26, 2010 09:37AM)
Wonderful products and a pleasure to speak with - what else more could one want ;)
Message: Posted by: Mercury52 (Mar 13, 2010 03:54PM)
Another vote here for the amazing quality of Craig's work and customer service.

Craig has always answered my emails extremely quickly, and has given me all of the info I needed. It took less than a week from when I first sent him an email to when I had my product in-hand!

The quality of MD itself is amazing. It works flawlessly and looks so innocent.

Craig gets my highest recommendation!

Kevin
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Mar 15, 2010 03:14AM)
I did MD (colour cube) and PB60 almost exclusively at a 2hr stolling gig over the weekend. Both went down a storm and I was asked on multiple occasions to do it again, and again (which is rarely possible so I enjoyed this aspect as well).

On a technical front the cube ALWAYS delivered on what it is made to do, and it is sooo innocent looking it NEVER created unwanted attention.

It is now one of my favourite mentalism effects I do

Thanks Craig, I am looking very much forward to receiving my recently ordered Proximity.
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (Mar 15, 2010 06:23PM)
The color cube seems so innocent. I mention a Rubic Cube and how this was one of the corners that came off. I also get mileage from the ESP Cube. Easy enough to do a quick (flattering) reading.
I also own the Proximity x2, wow...what can I say. I am preparing for an event that will have folks thinking loong after the fun. cheaha bill
Enjoy sharing your magic.
BTW: Did I mention, doing business with Craig is first class!
Message: Posted by: nickivory (Mar 24, 2010 12:49AM)
I've heard nothing but great things about Craig Filicetti!
Message: Posted by: nickivory (Mar 24, 2010 12:49AM)
I've heard nothing but great things about Craig Filicetti!
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Mar 24, 2010 03:30AM)
I can also add my high regard for Craig.
Fantastic products, and easily the best person in the magic world I've ever dealt with.

He's had plenty of my money in the past, and will be getting some more soon.

Did I mention great delivery times? You order it, he sends it, you receive it.
No chasing missing orders, no need to send multiple emails.

STEVE
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Mar 24, 2010 02:07PM)
Proud to say I have been using MD since it first came on the market ...still using the same unit so as you can imagine its been through a lot & its still working fine! spoke to Craig both times he has been to Blackpool ...a Real nice guy.
Personal pref: Colour cube.
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Mar 25, 2010 03:42PM)
Finally!

The RC shells are in and they look great! I am including a killer routine for this that I am sure everyone that is looking for a solid stage presentation will love. This is the perfect compliment to MD!

They start shipping tomorrow. I have about 16 left for this run. Here is a link to Craig's site for more info.

http://www.promystic.com/shop/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21:rubiks-cube-shell&catid=10:friends&Itemid=22

Max
Message: Posted by: Sid Helkule (Mar 25, 2010 05:53PM)
They look great Max. Perfect for stage. :)
Message: Posted by: algebraic (Mar 31, 2010 06:57PM)
I've recently received Max's RC shell for my MD.

This is a well made/designed and authentic looking RC. It cleverly hids your MD and Max provides you with an exceptional routine.

Max has me shaking my head again. How does he keep coming up with these great ideas?! I love this idea/routine!

This takes the MD to yet another level. Craig and Max make quite a magical team!
Message: Posted by: Mercury52 (Apr 12, 2010 10:55PM)
I've been using MD for about a month now, and am loving it more every day. I've been using it all over the place, and the reactions are incredibly strong. I was at a party on Saturday, and was repeating this over and over for different people. So much power in a little cube...

Kevin
Message: Posted by: MagicDog (Apr 17, 2010 04:26PM)
I think Craig must sit by his computer all day, I sent him a email about a problem and in less then then 10 minutes I got a phone call and it was him, he talked me through the problem, Talk about backing what you sell.

John
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Apr 17, 2010 05:53PM)
I'm interested in how other people routine MD.

To start the ball rolling, I'm working on tying it in with Reservoir Dogs.
Mr green, Mr Blond, Mr Pink etc (I'll have to change some of the colours with stickers.)


Steve
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (Apr 18, 2010 10:36PM)
I worked a private event last night for two hours. The MD got the greatest response. I used the ESP cube, did some reading predicting the symbol "they connect to". Using ESP cards, I also engaged couples to predict their partners MD choice.

I did have one miss, I drew my prediction (square) on my post-it note, changed my mind, wadded it and tossed it on the table, and drew the 3 wavy lines. Opened the box, then revealed my prediction...Wrong. BUT, her friends were excited "wow, that is what I thought she would pick". The first spectator grabbed for the crushed post-it on the table and of course it was the choice she made. Hit both her and her friends.

Another fellow tried to be clever, made his choice and placed my box upside down. Reminded him that his reveal would be on the top when we righted the box. Yep, the principle of dice, add the opposite side of die = 7. Made the correct prediction, circle, oh and by the way your upside down choice was infinity. Put him to rest.

I had complete confidence in the MD. This is one great product. Craig offers a quality product and first rate service.

Looking forward to new releases this year. Enjoy sharing your magic. cheaha bill
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Apr 19, 2010 04:24AM)
I was gigging recently with MD (colour cube without the box) and approached a couple. First the lady (I nailed it), then the guy (again nailed it). Then the guy asked if he could do it again, so I said sure.

Anyhow he tried to be clever and attempted to sabotage the effect. Anyway because of how Craig has programmed the little cube, so it gives lighting fast changes in response to orientation, I still nailed it and the guy was doubly dumbfounded. Then came his words "Please mate, I'll pay you to tell me how you could know my colour, I'll pay you!"

What great fun from such an innocent little cube!!
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Apr 19, 2010 10:05AM)
Great story, Bond 19. I have had that happen on occasion and I am able to still nail the color because of what you mentioned above. The MD is one of my best acquisitions ever!
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (Apr 19, 2010 07:29PM)
Good one Bond 19. Yes, the quick response to change can nail it. This is one incredible product. Always reliable. Increases confidence. Enjoy sharing your magic. cheaha bill
Message: Posted by: dancecoach (Apr 20, 2010 03:27PM)
I bought Multidimensional and Proximity. This is probably my best purchase ever. If you are into Mentalism, buy these. If not, get them anyway, you will use them.

In addition, Craig's customer service is outstanding. What can I say. Thank god that I finally received this system which really is a gem.

Andreas
Message: Posted by: rasp (Apr 20, 2010 07:53PM)
Who stocks these in the uk
Message: Posted by: Mercury52 (Apr 20, 2010 08:52PM)
I believe Craig only sells directly through his site, http://www.promystic.com

He is great to deal with though, top-notch customer service. He'll take good care of you.

Kevin
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Apr 20, 2010 10:32PM)
Thanks for all your comments guys. Been a while since I posted here.

I only sell from ProMystic right now. I am a bit of a control freak and like to have 1-on-1 contact with ProMystic customers.

Lots of exciting stuff coming this year so stay tuned. All compatible with the ProMystic Modular Receiver. I will have another release in about 6 to 8 weeks. Wait until you see who is contributing to the ebook!

Thanks,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Apr 21, 2010 11:26AM)
Luke,

Glad you like the RC Shell. I think it turned out beautifully and when you put that next to a genuine cube you can't tell the difference. Makes for a very powerful parlor/Stage piece that everyone can see.

Algebraic,

Thank you for the kind words and the continued support of my products. I know if you like it, it's going to be a hit!

I am thrilled that Craig thought it a worthy addition to the Pro-Mystic family. :)

Best regards,
Max
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Apr 23, 2010 01:40AM)
Regarding the RC Shell for MD..

Can it be used as a normal RC and actually 'solved'

Thanks
Chris
Message: Posted by: rasp (Apr 23, 2010 09:57AM)
No it only looks like a rubiks cube, does not twist.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Apr 30, 2010 11:01AM)
Well, I got my Rubic's cube and it very nice. It looks very real, light weight, and is perfect for parlour and stage. It does not twist, but I don't think it matters. I've even thought of passing it off as a paper weight if questioned. For now I use "This is my kind of Rubik's cube, you can't mess it up" [showing it along side a mixed up cube]. This is a perfect lead in to Max's routine. The gimmick is well made for sure. I am using this in my family shows and it goes over very well. Max provides a routine that really disguises the method even more than it already is. If you have done walk around all day and are doing a stage show in the evening, this is a way to change-up any MD you've already done without anyone knowing. HIGHLY recommended.

-Craig
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (May 1, 2010 05:36AM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-11 14:34, Max Krause wrote:
Mimo,

Having had this almost since it's inception, I would advise you to go with the die as I think this has the most presentational possibilities and I have several different routines that I have developed in conjunction with it. I think the esp cube is somewhat limited in presentation and the color cube of course is wonderful but again a bit limited so I think you will get the most bang for the buck with the die. However this is just my opinion, but I own all three. Not to mention of the three the die would be the most organic of the three as well.

Kind regards,
Max
[/quote]

I like all of them but wouldn't spectators be a bit suspicious of the die since it is nothing like a "vegas" regular crap die?
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (May 1, 2010 06:52AM)
Cube choice aside:

1) For those who use short sleeves, are you still able to do this with the rec***r inside jeans front pockets?

2) Has anyone had trouble having the spectator keep the cube flat in their hand in order to know which side? I don't like the box much.

I read almost every page of this thread but eyes are getting tired. I did read for table hopping to have them cover it with a napkin or hand on the table but I perform at mixers with people standing sometimes.

Thanks, big money here and want to be sure.

C
Message: Posted by: Sid Helkule (May 1, 2010 09:12AM)
[quote]
On 2010-05-01 07:52, Candin wrote:
Cube choice aside:

1) For those who use short sleeves, are you still able to do this with the rec***r inside jeans front pockets?
[/quote]

Easily. I can walk out the front of my house to the foot path (about 20 metres) and still perform it.

[quote]
2) Has anyone had trouble having the spectator keep the cube flat in their hand in order to know which side? I don't like the box much.
[/quote]

No. I have never used the box, and I never have a problem with the angles the spectator hold the cube at. It is designed to handle a slight angle from the spec's hands anyway.

You won't regret buying this. I use this for so much. An hour ago I used it to select a page for a book test. It kills.
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (May 1, 2010 01:15PM)
Boy thanks Luke. I am getting money together as we speak! OCD kicking in!

C
Message: Posted by: DR STEVE HOSKINS (May 2, 2010 04:42AM)
1/the jeans pocket is the best place to keep it, I nearly allways use that method, but anouther good invisible place is in your undies! you can perform your act naked!

2/yes it can sometimes be a problem if the spectator holds his hand at a slight angle and that will give you a false reading, so I allways get them to place the cube on the table or any flat surface available. but I use the proline version, so maybe its slightly more angle sensitive.

And take my advice, - add IQ to your order, its a must have addition.

Steve
Message: Posted by: deputy (May 2, 2010 07:36AM)
Love MD, I take it everywhere
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (May 2, 2010 12:51PM)
[quote]
On 2010-05-01 07:52, Candin wrote:
Cube choice aside:

1) For those who use short sleeves, are you still able to do this with the rec***r inside jeans front pockets?

2) Has anyone had trouble having the spectator keep the cube flat in their hand in order to know which side? I don't like the box much.

I read almost every page of this thread but eyes are getting tired. I did read for table hopping to have them cover it with a napkin or hand on the table but I perform at mixers with people standing sometimes.

Thanks, big money here and want to be sure.

C
[/quote]
Hello Cardin,
I have owned this magic for several months. Always gets a good reaction. I favor the ESP cube as I am able to give a brief reading.
Short sleeve use. Sure, the front pocket works, in your sock works, I also purchased an ace bandage and secure "it" near my elbow, with rolled sleeves, and under my arm with a short sleeve. Always reliable.
With my ESP routine, I use a wooden ring box. Placed flat on the table or on extended hand ensures good reading. I had one wise guy recently who placed my box upside down. Easy enough if you know the working of dice. I called his choice and the bottom. Check the Promystic website forum for other ideas.
You will enjoy this magic. cheaha bill
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (May 2, 2010 11:06PM)
Great info, thanks Guys. Really looking forward to this one. Craig is a class act.

C
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (May 5, 2010 04:15PM)
It arrived today and words cannot describe the quality of this product. I only regret not buying more cubes. I will put this into use right away, thanks Craig! A product for life. :cool:
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (May 5, 2010 06:46PM)
Hello Cardin,
You will enjoy. With your imagination and this product you will produce some incredible magic. Indeed a product for life. Craig can be counted on for top notch customer service and support. Enjoy sharing your magic. cheaha bill
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (May 5, 2010 06:50PM)
Hello Cardin,
You will enjoy. With your imagination and this product you will produce some incredible magic. Indeed a product for life. Craig can be counted on for top notch customer service and support. Enjoy sharing your magic. cheaha bill
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (May 6, 2010 02:20PM)
I just got this...I cannot find the words to describe how impressed I am by the quality, functionality, reliability and Craig's fantastic customer service.
This is by far the coolest effect I own now!

I may have missed it in this huge post, but are there off the shelf-available esp, color and die cards?

I'm guessing you might have to make at least one of the esp cards, the infinity symbol.
Message: Posted by: Robert M (May 6, 2010 02:35PM)
I had Card-Shark in Germany make special ESP cards for MD. Craig may still have some for sale. If not, you can order them directly from Card Shark; however, I *think* you have to order an entire deck. BTW, the backs are marked.

Here is a link: http://www.card-shark.de/bilder/esp-symbols.png

Robert
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (May 6, 2010 02:42PM)
Thanks, Robert, I'll check it out
Message: Posted by: gaffed (May 7, 2010 07:32PM)
[quote]
On 2010-05-06 15:20, dooblehorn wrote:

I may have missed it in this huge post, but are there off the shelf-available esp, color and die cards?

I'm guessing you might have to make at least one of the esp cards, the infinity symbol.
[/quote]

Funny you should ask as I use ESP symbol cards in my routine! (Bicycle)
It's somewhere in this thread but I'm not at all too sure as it has been sometime since I believe I posted it and I don't feel like hunting for it. I used to make gaffed cards professionally but I no longer do so. I use a roughed and smooth method and, if I might say so myself, it's a killer routine! I no longer make them but I believe that they can be had although I'm not at all sure. It seems as though gabelson gave me some source to them, but again I’m not sure as it’s been some time.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (May 7, 2010 07:35PM)
[quote]
On 2010-05-05 17:15, Candin wrote:
It arrived today and words cannot describe the quality of this product. I only regret not buying more cubes. I will put this into use right away, thanks Craig! A product for life. :cool:
[/quote]

Hey......what did I tell ya Cardin!
I knew that you would love it!
Message: Posted by: NicholasD (May 7, 2010 07:54PM)
I constructed color cards for my routine using different colored smiley faces. I couldn't find a black smiley face, so I colored a dark blue one with a magic marker and it looks great.

And, I know it's been said before: Craig's customer service is first rate.
Message: Posted by: mike storz (May 7, 2010 09:59PM)
[quote]
On 2010-05-05 17:15, Candin wrote:
It arrived today and words cannot describe the quality of this product. I only regret not buying more cubes. I will put this into use right away, thanks Craig! A product for life. :cool:
[/quote]
I knew you would like this. :) This is one of those effects that I would never ever worry about recommending to anyone. It's worth every penny and one of those effects you are happy to spend the cash for. :)
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (May 8, 2010 03:59AM)
You betcha, posting now in inner thoughts section! Looking for a nice pouch or little case to keep it in when its not working for me. :lol:
Message: Posted by: gaffed (May 8, 2010 09:02AM)
Hey Candin,PM me as I have some nice velvet pouches on hand that I had for when I was producing/making a trick. Some small black ones that one or two dies can fit in and a bit larger ones that are burgundy color. Just might be what you're looking for.
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (May 8, 2010 07:31PM)
I had some of those little velvet packets, don't know what happened to them. I think they are made for coins etc.

Gaffed, thanks, went to Walmart and found a nice little plastic container that houses my cubes and recr. Batteries I am keeping in the bubble packets so they are a little longer. Thanks for gesture though!
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (May 8, 2010 10:44PM)
I may the only one, but Im also looking at small wooden ring boxes for storage of my precious cubes, there are some nice ones on EBAY like item #360236029539 (holds two cubes). Could fit nicely in close up bag.
Message: Posted by: kenwebster (May 10, 2010 07:49AM)
I have bought loads of stuff from Craig, never had a problem, always contactable, great service and product.
I have the RC shell it is fantastic simply because I can now use MD on stage instead of close up. It gives you a good solid 5 minute presentation.
Ken
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (May 11, 2010 02:15PM)
Interesting Ken, thanks. Max is a good dude also. :)
Message: Posted by: eric50 (May 13, 2010 07:52AM)
[quote]
On 2008-08-04 00:26, renzomagic wrote:
I was looking to find a remote vision cube. I heard about a trick called multi dimensional by Craig Filicetti. his website is http://www.promystic.com This thing looks fantastic and I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this? I for one am very interested in getting it!
This is an amazing effect, works everytime and the customer service is the best on the planet. You will carry this with you all the time.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (May 13, 2010 02:43PM)
Thanks again for your comments.

Gaffed, it is great to see you back! And Candin, really glad you like it.

Robert, thanks again for coming up with those ESP cards and having the first ones done. They are very nice indeed.

Just to let you know that there are only 9 Rubik's cube shells left. The buy button was broke for a while, it is now fixed.

Warm Regards,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (May 13, 2010 03:48PM)
[quote]
On 2010-05-13 08:52, eric50 wrote:
[quote]
On 2008-08-04 00:26, renzomagic wrote:
I was looking to find a remote vision cube. I heard about a trick called multi dimensional by Craig Filicetti. his website is http://www.promystic.com This thing looks fantastic and I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this? I for one am very interested in getting it!
This is an amazing effect, works everytime and the customer service is the best on the planet. You will carry this with you all the time.
[/quote]

Everything he makes is amazing.

C
Message: Posted by: gaffed (May 13, 2010 10:50PM)
[quote]
On 2010-05-13 15:43, craig filicetti wrote:
Thanks again for your comments.

Gaffed, it is great to see you back! And Candin, really glad you like it.

Robert, thanks again for coming up with those ESP cards and having the first ones done. They are very nice indeed.

Just to let you know that there are only 9 Rubik's cube shells left. The buy button was broke for a while, it is now fixed.

Warm Regards,
-Craig[/quote]

A broken Buy button....now that's gotta hurt!
I HATE when that happens! lol

Thanks Craig, it has indeed been awhile. ;)
Message: Posted by: aechecop (Jun 29, 2010 06:23PM)
MD rocks, I own both MD and Proximity and both are state of the art in both design and functionality... Currently in waiting list for two other products from Craig, and hopefully will get the "we got them in stock" email soon...
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Jun 30, 2010 05:56AM)
I also have a lot of Craig's stuff.

I have the whiteboard cube but I can't decide what to put on it.
I don't do readings (maybe I should) so I decided against "fate symbols"

Any suggestions gratefully accepted


Steve
Message: Posted by: aechecop (Jun 30, 2010 01:47PM)
Like someone suggested, you can use the white cube to put sports related info... Soccer World Cup countries... Football, basketball, baseball teams, etc. That idea with the right audience sounds like fun.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jun 30, 2010 05:29PM)
Hello All,

for the whiteboard cube, it was invented by someone that is quite famous for trade show work. Customizable for products. I like the idea of using small stickers on it, they can be pictures of animals, holiday pictures, etc. One person actually writes down names as the spectator calls them out. He has a better memory than me.

Product Updates

I will start shipping the Solstice Wallet and IQ starting the week of July 12th. There are lots of delays in the electronics industry. I have just secured all the parts I need for existing and new product for the rest of the year.

My next new product will be coming mid to late July. It has been in field testing for several months now. My testers tell me it is going to be big. There will be videos, including one from me. It will come with lots of routines by a few great contributors. This product has some fantastic possibilities. Sorry for the wait, but the features I just added will be well worth it. Initial price point is under $500 if you own any other Promystic Product.

I am sitting on a few items that I may released later this year. One has a 100+ page ebook by Jerome Finley for a product he has been working with. Thank you Jerome!!

I also have a very nice routine written by none other than Ben Harris called 'Remote Control' for use with MultiDimensional. This is really some 'out of the box' thinking for MD, and I love the kicker ending. I will email this out the end of July. I am working on all of the email lists and will get this out to you.

Don't worry, there is lots more coming that I am not disclosing at this time.

Thanks for the support,
-Craig


Now back to the whiteboard cube
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Jun 30, 2010 10:49PM)
Craig- that is very exciting news. Each of your products has been fantastic. Can't wait to hear about the new one in July.

John
Message: Posted by: aechecop (Jul 1, 2010 01:42AM)
Craig --- you should have like a frequent customer club and let those that spend big bucks get some discount!!!... Just an idea...
With all those amazing products and the ones on their way... I don't see any way out from spending the money!...
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Jul 1, 2010 04:00AM)
Putting my name down for the Frequent Filicetti club

Proximity with 3 tags (Which I use for a psychic taste buds effect I call PROXYMINTY)
MD with 2 cube innards and Colour cube, ESP, Die and White board cube
IQ
Converted Solstice wallet.
And something else on the way shortly

That's got to be worth an upgrade to business class.


Steve
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Jul 1, 2010 07:17AM)
I just noticed that my last post was the 666th in this thread.

That's got to mean something.


Steve
Message: Posted by: Tacoking74 (Jul 4, 2010 04:14AM)
Hi Craig,

I`m a big fan of you and your products. I already have MD and proximity, and can`t wait for have a look at the new one in july :)
Message: Posted by: cardbiker (Jul 4, 2010 01:07PM)
Hi all,I know This is old but it's gone down well with my recent MD acquisition,in the event of you "knowing" a 4 has been picked I place a face down prediction on the table I then ask them to associate number 1with A, 2 with B,3 with C etc. Then I ask them to think of a country beginning with that letter so 4 will be D chances are Denmark will be selected, next ask them to think of an animal beginning with the second letter of of the country which will be an E again odds are Elephant will be chosen finally the colour of the animal so grey will be thought of,I then turn over the prediction which reads grey elephants in Denmark. Hope this is useful to someone.
Message: Posted by: magicianroger (Jul 9, 2010 09:56PM)
Hi Craig love your MD a friend of mine loan me his for a Show I did fell in love with it got one from the Café post shoud be here Monday or tuesday cant wait.
Message: Posted by: aechecop (Jul 13, 2010 05:12PM)
It is surprising that someone decided to sell his MD... you got very lucky!!! You probably have it by now... Enjoy it as much as all of us do.
Message: Posted by: iluzjonista (Jul 26, 2010 06:27AM)
MD is owsome- people asked me if I this is a trick or I can really read minds.
Message: Posted by: Waters (Jul 28, 2010 12:00PM)
I often use my "dice". Last night I used this, with my simple 3 phase routine. This kicker was that I then set the dice down, cover it from view, and the participant names the number that I place upwards... twice.

It is unexplainable when a tool like this is combined with routining and nuance. It is one of my favorite items I have ever owned. It is simply perfect.

Thanks again, Craig.

SW
Message: Posted by: Tacoking74 (Jul 28, 2010 01:38PM)
[quote]
On 2010-07-26 07:27, iluzjonista wrote:
MD is owsome- people asked me if I this is a trick or I can really read minds.
[/quote]
---------
And then, what do you answer? :)
Message: Posted by: Tacoking74 (Jul 28, 2010 01:48PM)
[quote]
On 2010-06-30 18:29, craig filicetti wrote:
Hello All,

Product Updates

My next new product will be coming mid to late July. It has been in field testing for several months now. My testers tell me it is going to be big. There will be videos, including one from me. It will come with lots of routines by a few great contributors. This product has some fantastic possibilities. Sorry for the wait, but the features I just added will be well worth it. Initial price point is under $500 if you own any other Promystic Product.

I am sitting on a few items that I may released later this year. One has a 100+ page ebook by Jerome Finley for a product he has been working with. Thank you Jerome!!

I also have a very nice routine written by none other than Ben Harris called 'Remote Control' for use with MultiDimensional. This is really some 'out of the box' thinking for MD, and I love the kicker ending. I will email this out the end of July. I am working on all of the email lists and will get this out to you.

Don't worry, there is lots more coming that I am not disclosing at this time.

Thanks for the support,
-Craig
-------------------------------

Hi Craig!

Please notify us as soon as you have something new to tell :)
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Jul 28, 2010 05:44PM)
Can't wait Craig!!
Message: Posted by: gibby357 (Jul 29, 2010 07:38AM)
What can I say about Craig that has not already been said? I bought MD second hand and one of the parts was not working. I called Craig and we did a little testing over the phone. He took the time to explain everything to me and we chatted about several other things. By the time we had gotten off the phone, I had promised to send the T*********R to him and he had promised to send a newer one, which he did quicker than planned. The guy is great! MD is great! You may find a great product and you may find great customer service but hardly ever do you find them in one place. Craig, you have a fan and a customer for life!


Leo
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Aug 2, 2010 12:39PM)
Hi All,

Thanks for all your comments on MD. I am glad to hear that you are all getting such great responses from your audiences. We are just about to cross over the 2 year mark. All I can say is thank you for all your support.

I don't want to break any Café rules and have this great thread removed, but here is some info. Promystic supports several charities world wide. I carefully select the charities and only choose the ones that have the highest efficiency ratios, so the money is getting to those in need. There is a particular case that I am trying to raise funds for. I am going to raffle 2 MD Deluxe systems. Go to my website for more details later this week.

OK, first I apologize for the delays on the new stuff. I have been working non stop on several custom items and it has been delaying other things. I can assure you that I am working non stop on this and a few more items to be coming this year.

Here is some information. The new product is no longer called PENS as was on my MindVention/Blackpool flyer. The name has been changed to ProMystic Color Match. The product is currently being used by 5 performers throughout the world, in the US, Canada, and UK. This new effect will allow you to add color/texture to your performances.

There are two contributors to the eBook, Blake Adams and Colin McLeod. I will be releasing a video of Blake performing sometime this week. The video of Colin performing will not be released til late October (for special reasons). If you do not make fun of it, I will put up one of my performances of it ;) Blake's and Colin's routines are fantastic and I really appreciate their help. Lunatik has also been giving great advise and I appreciate his help as well.

Here are some of the routines:

Perfect Kurotsuke
ESP Match Up
Predicted Graphology
Seeing With Your Finger Tips
Stage ESP MATCH UP
Spot the Difference?
Chair Test
“Thank You And Goodnight!”
“Thank You And Goodnight” Subtlety
Pseudo Psychometry
Remote Viewing
Coloring In
Thought Chunnelling
Spectator as Mind Reader

Color Match
Drawing Duplication



I am waiting for all the pieces to arrive and then get the kits built. I will be putting up a web page by the end of this weekend and there will be the 'notify me' button. This is how you get on the waiting list. I may do a refundable deposit to keep the list validated. I can tell you now that I am not going to release a ton of these first day. The price will be similar to II. Shipping will begin within 2 weeks assuming all goes well ;). I will let you know this week when the web page is up.

I want to thank Luke Shield for all his hard work on the ProMystic ebooks, web site, graphics, you name it. I could not get it done without his help!

Thanks,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Lou Cirulli (Aug 2, 2010 02:04PM)
YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Aug 2, 2010 02:36PM)
Your minds will be spinning with ideas once you get your hands on this!! Out of all Craigs products, this is my favorite hands down. Soooo many applications, it's ridiculously ridiculous lol. With some ideas we're running through, you'll be able to perform a lot of this close up, parlour or stage. Get your names on the list asap, you won't regret it!
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Aug 2, 2010 03:36PM)
As an MD lover (yes I'm that fond of it), this I have to see..

Craig can you tell us anymore, eg what the spectator sees or what they handle when using Promystic Color Match?
Message: Posted by: jesse_james_mcguire (Aug 2, 2010 04:23PM)
Once again Craig turns up the heat and the game!
Message: Posted by: Magikbob (Aug 2, 2010 09:51PM)
Hi Craig:

Looks like I'm going to have hold off on any more magic purchases until you release Color Match. I'll bet your site will be taking a lot of "hits" as we will all want to get on the list asap.

Bob
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Aug 2, 2010 10:41PM)
Can't wait!

I've been using MD in a totally different manner than intended, and it's a feature of my act.
Color Match sounds awesome.

Benny
Message: Posted by: Dr. Eamon (Aug 3, 2010 08:28PM)
Thank Graig,

for the info... I just can´t wait to get this;)
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (Aug 3, 2010 09:30PM)
Thanks Craig. Eager anticipation of your new magic. MD and proximity continue to create great fun.
cheaha bill
Message: Posted by: Lou Cirulli (Aug 4, 2010 12:38AM)
So I bought Proximity when it was released and just now got around to purchasing MD from a member on here! Been wanting it for a while and decided now was the time! I'll be one of the first to pick up Color Match too! Can't wait!
Message: Posted by: realhumanmagician (Aug 24, 2010 08:11AM)
Absolutely amazing... love this trick, can't stop doing it... so clean :D
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Aug 24, 2010 05:51PM)
[quote]
On 2010-08-02 23:41, Ben Harris wrote:
Can't wait!

I've been using MD in a totally different manner than intended, and it's a feature of my act.
Color Match sounds awesome.

Benny
[/quote]

Yeah that is the way to go. Thinking outside the box. Same with Proximity. You put it down a while then come back fresh with a new idea!

Decomp
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Aug 30, 2010 01:46PM)
[quote]
On 2010-08-02 23:41, Ben Harris wrote:
Can't wait!

I've been using MD in a totally different manner than intended, and it's a feature of my act.
Color Match sounds awesome.

Benny
[/quote]

I got the remote pdf file, great stuff Ben.

If anyone knows who sells the candy box in the US he uses, please PM me. Looking all over for those mints.

Decomp
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Aug 30, 2010 02:19PM)
Quick question for Craig, what happened to the reading material section for your effects in the secret forum on your site?
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Aug 30, 2010 03:54PM)
Hey Decomp:

At the moment I'm using this with the ESP CUBE. You don't need the mint box. I explain that a certain "Dr Elmer William Bishop" persuaded Rhine into turning his set of symbols into a 3-dimensional model for "Remote Viewing Tests." The extra side--infinity--was settled between them via a coin toss. Bishop won it.

You can just use the DIE, too.

Benny
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (Aug 30, 2010 06:01PM)
Hello Ben,
Good one. Was looking for another creative way to explain the infinity symbol. Mine was, they added this one to "account for all things were possible". We appreciate your creativity. BTW: Love your new glasses.
Enjoy sharing your magic. cheaha bill
Message: Posted by: chrismatt (Aug 30, 2010 07:34PM)
Although many will consider it politically incorrect, a pack of cancer sticks makes an excellent MD "cube."

CM
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Aug 30, 2010 10:17PM)
[quote]
On 2010-08-30 20:34, chrismatt wrote:
Although many will consider it politically incorrect, a pack of cancer sticks makes an excellent MD "cube."

CM
[/quote]

How do you fit the cigarattes back in there? Cut them in half?

Anyone else have any ideas for placements?

Thanks
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Aug 30, 2010 10:53PM)
One of my favorite placements is an old Parisian matchbox. The MD gimmick is affixed with D/S tape on the UNDERSIDE of the cover, midway. Thus placed, the drawer can slide back and forth a little. A few matches and all rattles as it should.

Benny
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Aug 31, 2010 12:27AM)
Great ideas Ben! I have most of the cubes but love all these new items for the beloved workings. Just bought Ice Cube Ice Breakers at grocer and hope the box will suffice. It has a flip top also. From the picture of Jila Mints, this appears the very same size. I will try it out when I get home.
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Aug 31, 2010 04:53AM)
Got home and the box is perfect! Great thanks Ben, now another alternative.

If I perform your routine as is, I will probably just pass on the dollar s****h and just memorize a few numbers from their bill as I demonstrate placement.

Going to run this by the fam and skeptics at work.

Decomp
Message: Posted by: Sid Helkule (Aug 31, 2010 04:54AM)
I'm an Eclipse man more than Jila, but for Ben's routine I may just have to switch! ;)

Ben, great routine, cheers!
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Aug 31, 2010 04:58AM)
Perhaps it is just me but it seems we are becoming more and more a cashless society. I ask for coins to bend these days and seldom does anyone have one, I have to bring my own. Same is for paper also. Its all plastic.

There is so much to spend off of however with Benny's idea. :cool:
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Aug 31, 2010 11:10AM)
Passed the wife test!
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Sep 2, 2010 11:47PM)
I just did this for skeptic Cops. It was delightful. ;

Thanks Ben again.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Sep 3, 2010 06:17PM)
[quote]
On 2008-08-04 00:26, renzomagic wrote:
I was looking to find a remote vision cube. I heard about a trick called multi dimensional by Craig Filicetti. his website is http://www.promystic.com This thing looks fantastic and I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this? I for one am very interested in getting it!
[/quote]

Man that is the kind of effect that could give you "THE POWER" in any layman's sight. I wish to God they were not so doggone high in price!
Message: Posted by: Jay Are (Sep 3, 2010 06:23PM)
[quote]
On 2010-09-03 19:17, daffydoug wrote:

Man that is the kind of effect that could give you "THE POWER" in any layman's sight. I wish to God they were not so doggone high in price!
[/quote]

I wish they were higher...
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Sep 3, 2010 07:18PM)
I understand your viewpoint...
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Sep 3, 2010 10:05PM)
Ya, these are so versatile Daf. I mean there are so many secret ways to do this!

Decomp
Message: Posted by: NFW (Dec 2, 2010 02:18PM)
Well placed my order, now the wait !
After 24 pages of glowing reports about both the product and customer service hardly had any choice really !!
I had a couple questions that I e-mailed Craig about and got a reply almost by return !
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 2, 2010 11:23PM)
[quote]
On 2010-12-02 15:18, NFW wrote:
Well placed my order, now the wait !
After 24 pages of glowing reports about both the product and customer service hardly had any choice really !!
I had a couple questions that I e-mailed Craig about and got a reply almost by return !
[/quote]

You certainly won't be sorry. I'd have to say that this is one of the best effects of the past DECADE! Self working so that all that is left is how you wish to present it. I'm asked to do this time and time again! Well worth the money and MORE!
Message: Posted by: NFW (Dec 3, 2010 04:28AM)
Thanks Gaffed, I am looking forward to its arrival - quite a chunk of change to spend ! although 24 pages of positive reviews, tipped the balance..
Whats your prefered presentation ?
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Dec 3, 2010 12:06PM)
Mine fits perfect inside one of Bob Swadlings cases for his Acrobatic matchboxes
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 3, 2010 12:32PM)
[quote]
On 2010-12-03 05:28, NFW wrote:
Thanks Gaffed, I am looking forward to its arrival - quite a chunk of change to spend ! although 24 pages of positive reviews, tipped the balance..
Whats your prefered presentation ?
[/quote]

I use something that is more or less like the Invisible Deck. I made up 6 ESP symbol cards interspersed in a deck of blank faced cards. I freely show the spectator that [i]all[/i] of the cards are blank, place them back in the box, have the spectator choose their ESP symbol while my back is turned, or while I go to a different room, and then instruct the spectator to place the ESP cube under a coffee cup. The deck remains on the table and when I return I then ask the spectator to place their hand on the deck and concentrate on their chosen symbol. When I spread through the deck I [i]purposely[/i] fail to find their symbol and that all of the cards are still blank. I then ask them to again place their hand on the deck but to concentrate more intensely. When I slowly spread through the cards again their chosen symbol now magically appears amongst the blank faced cards and is the ONLY card that has an ESP symbol and that it matches their chosen symbol. Two miracles performed and it always leaves them completely astonished each and every time!
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Dec 3, 2010 04:40PM)
If any one is interested, I've got an MD cube and internals in the For Sale section

Steve
Message: Posted by: NFW (Dec 4, 2010 09:19AM)
Thanks guys - so many ideas !!
Message: Posted by: NFW (Dec 4, 2010 11:42AM)
Gaffed, I don't think I have your talent for making gaffed cards - unfortunately....
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 6, 2010 01:29PM)
[quote]
On 2010-12-04 12:42, NFW wrote:
Gaffed, I don't think I have your talent for making gaffed cards - unfortunately....
[/quote]

No need for any gaffed card talent albeit I used to make them professionally years ago.
You can get ESP symbol cards in Bicycle in either red or blue from Penguin and more than likely other sources. http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=S12693

The only card not included is the Infinity Sign which is not really an ESP symbol. However you can simply make that one with a Magic Marker or a black Sharpie. I found the symbols on the Internet and used my printer to print that symbol directly on a blank face card. Other than that all you need is a can of Testors Dullcote #1260 Flat Clear Lacquer and you're all set to fly. If you have any questions on it please feel to send me a PM.
Message: Posted by: NFW (Dec 6, 2010 02:49PM)
Very thorough reply - thanks Gaffed.I will need to investigate a supply in the UK and put some thought into this.
cant wait to get my hands on the unit !
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Dec 6, 2010 04:03PM)
Search 'colour readings' on tinterweb

I use the colour cube EVERY gig. I toss the cube to someone, ask them to hold the cube flat in their hand. I then tell them when I turn around they are to turn ANY colour on the cube face up, leave it face up, and before I turn back they are asked to simply cover the cube with their other hand so I cannot see.

Then I give them a very brief colour reading and blow their mind. This is one routine which is ALWAYS (sometines begged) to be repeated. And the best part YOU CAN.. their is NOTHING to switch, palm, hide, steal...It's bloody brilliant!!!
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 6, 2010 10:59PM)
[quote]
On 2010-12-06 17:03, bond19 wrote:
Search 'colour readings' on tinterweb

I use the colour cube EVERY gig. I toss the cube to someone, ask them to hold the cube flat in their hand. I then tell them when I turn around they are to turn ANY colour on the cube face up, leave it face up, and before I turn back they are asked to simply cover the cube with their other hand so I cannot see.

Then I give them a very brief colour reading and blow their mind. This is one routine which is ALWAYS (sometines begged) to be repeated. And the best part YOU CAN.. their is NOTHING to switch, palm, hide, steal...It's bloody brilliant!!!
[/quote]

All too true as all that is left is ones imagination and presentation. It's for that exact reason that I personally feel it deserves much, [i]much[/i] more in presenting it than simply giving a straight reading. In other words; I much prefer to draw it out as it were and give a tad more punch and throw in something else along with it to boggle the mind even more. I figure that if one can squeeze one more miracle out of this all too clever device.......go for it! Every time I present this with the cards people can't grasp how I divined their chosen symbol, color, etc. let alone how that card appeared out of no where! Then again, there is a plethora of ways to present this if one simply uses their imagination.
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Dec 8, 2010 04:31PM)
MD rocks! I love this stuff. Get all the cubes and then play with them to see which is best for your persona.

Still Decomposing
Message: Posted by: NFW (Dec 9, 2010 11:20AM)
Well the wait is over, receieved today !!
Now of to fire up the unit and slot the DVD in the player..
Fun fun fun !
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Dec 9, 2010 02:11PM)
After 24 pages, I finally decided to read this thread. Given the glowing reviews, I was so impressed, I emailed Craig to get more information and was pleasantly surprised at how fantastic he was. Rather than email me, he invited me to call. We spoke and he gave me some great advice and information about his line of products. First class service that is rarely seen these days. I will be placing my order.
Message: Posted by: NFW (Dec 9, 2010 02:32PM)
Well just a quick overview after an initial look at the DVD and a good bit of hands on with the actual bit of 'kit'
Fantastic !! top draw - I will have soooo much fun with this.
This realy is excellant.
Any body on the fence about buying this - don't be, really...
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Dec 9, 2010 10:30PM)
[quote]
On 2010-12-09 15:11, emyers99 wrote:
After 24 pages, I finally decided to read this thread. Given the glowing reviews, I was so impressed, I emailed Craig to get more information and was pleasantly surprised at how fantastic he was. Rather than email me, he invited me to call. We spoke and he gave me some great advice and information about his line of products. First class service that is rarely seen these days. I will be placing my order.
[/quote]

Craig is the best.....one hell of a guy! ;)
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Dec 9, 2010 10:36PM)
Thanks for all your comments guys,

It has been very busy lately so I am sorry if I'm delayed getting back to anyone. If you have been waiting more than 48 hours for a response, better send it again as the question is probably on the 2nd page of my in box.

And, just as an update I will have more MD available after this weekend, Dec. 13th or so. Add yourself to the 'notify me' on the MD page and you will get an email right when I put the stock in place. Sorry, no pre-orders, company policy.

Best,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Shawn D (Dec 11, 2010 09:02AM)
Did MD with die cube

Cube went like I wanted it to really good. Everyone was at table so I talked how you can read people like poker players and the Mentalist. I told them to pick a Number and put it up on the table and then cover it. When they were done I turned and looked at them and started counting to 6. Then I said see your eye twitched at 3.Was your number 3.They would lift the cup and it was 3.Did 3 times at 3 diff tables with different tells.Last one I said I will do it with my back turned. I wont look at you. Then I had them count to 6 3 times.The I told them they had a small crack in their voice when they said 2.Was your number 2? Lifted cup and it was 2.
Takes all the heat off the cube and no one thinks it has anyhting to do with the trick.
Shawn D
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Dec 11, 2010 10:28AM)
Shawn- Sounds great. Another "mentalist" phase that I use is to say I can tell which number, after they put it down, based on their previous numbers selected and their personality. You say, are they the type of person to try and trick me, by using one of the numbers they previously presented, or are they an optimist who thinks that there would be some number I wouldn't get right that they hadn't tried yet. Obviously, you have to be ready to go either way, depending on what they've selected, but it is a little different phase that gets them away from even the physical tells to their very personality.

John
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Dec 11, 2010 12:58PM)
One thing about the C cube or R cube is you can have a dupe. Put the dupe behind your back and they put the MD behind their back. Ready, set, go and a perfect match! Do it several times for future bookings. :cool:
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Dec 12, 2010 08:06AM)
Wow- 25 pages on this? Is there some kind soul who would save me the hunt, and post a brief synopsis of this effect including where to buy it??

Thanks!

Jim
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Dec 12, 2010 09:26AM)
Synopsis: Someone freely turns a cube to a position and notes the face that is up (a color or a number). The magician, who is not looking or peeking, can reveal the face that is up. 100%, never miss. One can get different cubes to use with the gimmick, to tailor the presentation. You can buy this at promystic.com. Once you purchase this, you can also get a number of the other effects at Promystic that are also fabulous, for lesser amounts, as Promystic makes the effects in a modular fashion. As the 25 pages would suggest, this is a terrific effect.
John
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Dec 12, 2010 09:56AM)
And this is where you can buy it, please be sure to check out his other awesome products as well!!

http://www.promystic.com/shop/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=8
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Dec 13, 2010 10:43AM)
I ordered mine. Can't wait. How about combining this with Dresscode? You could have all the colors/ESP symbols written all over your tee shirt then turn around and have them pick a color/symbol using the cube (having them change their minds until you are happy) and then turning back around to reveal all the colors/symbols have disappeared off your shirt except the one they chose.
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Dec 13, 2010 12:05PM)
I don't think that would be possible for any shape to be picked and reveal it on your shirt. Maybe you can turn your back and have them select a side, if it's not your force, have them change their selection to make it 'harder'. You can get them to choose your selection after a few tries, but it may dilute the effect IMO
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Dec 13, 2010 12:16PM)
That's what I meant by "having them change their mind until YOU are happy." I agree that you wouldn't want them changing their mind too many times. So if they don't hit it early, you could just do the standard reveal. Just a thought.
Message: Posted by: ~Cicero (Dec 15, 2010 03:04PM)
Combine this with cards that have the matching symbol, color, die dot, whatever. Put an additional card in the packet printed with the phrase "The next card is the chosen color". Now, after doing the effect a time or two with the cards (concealing the one with the writing on it), your guest can be the mind reader. Put your printed card in the right place in the packet after the selection (you and your helper turn your backs), hand the cards over to your helper and tell them to be confident, go through the cards and take their best guess. Great for kids over 7 (and I hate performing mentalism for kids). A bit of the old dual reality...sort of.

Card Shark makes a nice marked ESP packet with the infinity symbol. I insert a double face blank with the writing on one side. The blank side is used to help "clear your mind". Then when you say, "that was easy" they justifiably punch you in the face, not because you insulted them, but because you are an unoriginal sob.
Message: Posted by: ~Cicero (Dec 15, 2010 03:06PM)
Combine this with cards that have the matching symbol, color, die dot, whatever. Put an additional card in the packet printed with the phrase "The next card is the chosen color". Now, after doing the effect a time or two with the cards (concealing the one with the writing on it), your guest can be the mind reader. Put your printed card in the right place in the packet after the selection (you and your helper turn your backs), hand the cards over to your helper and tell them to be confident, go through the cards and take their best guess. Great for kids over 7 (and I hate performing mentalism for kids). A bit of the old dual reality...sort of.

Card Shark makes a nice marked ESP packet with the infinity symbol. I insert a double face blank with the writing on one side. The blank side is used to help "clear your mind". Then when you say, "that was easy" they justifiably punch you in the face, not because you insulted them, but because you are an unoriginal sob.
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Dec 16, 2010 03:25PM)
Got mine today and it works like a charm. Amazing little gizmo. Many thanks Craig!
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Mar 24, 2011 12:11PM)
Hey All,

Just wanted to let you know I just released something for the Multi Dimensional family to work with "Human Xylophone" by Keith Fields called In Tune! "Human Xylophone" Deluxe MD Edition that includes a special new cube as well as all the other necessities you need to perform. You can find out more about it on my site via this link. There is a picture of the new cube there. This takes Keith's comedy effect and turns it into an amazing mystery for any MD owner.

http://innovativedeceptions.com/?page_id=4&category=16&product_id=25

Scroll down towards the bottom for details.

Best regards,
Max
Message: Posted by: Sock Puppet Monkey (Mar 30, 2011 07:19PM)
[quote]
On 2011-03-24 13:11, Max Krause wrote:
Hey All,

Just wanted to let you know I just released something for the Multi Dimensional family to work with "Human Xylophone" by Keith Fields called In Tune! "Human Xylophone" Deluxe MD Edition that includes a special new cube as well as all the other necessities you need to perform. You can find out more about it on my site via this link. There is a picture of the new cube there. This takes Keith's comedy effect and turns it into an amazing mystery for any MD owner.

http://innovativedeceptions.com/?page_id=4&category=16&product_id=25

Scroll down towards the bottom for details.

Best regards,
Max
[/quote]

Max,

First off I must say that this is a very innovative combination of effects/routines! I recently purchased both Human Xylophone for my kids show and as well a MD deluxe edition for walk around. To say the least I'm thrilled to see how you've combined the two effects/routines to create a magical/original piece of entertainment. A question before I order...can I assume that it's easy to play any of the songs that may be chosen? I ask this because I'm a bit musically challenged.

SPM
Message: Posted by: Sock Puppet Monkey (Mar 31, 2011 04:52PM)
A great big thanks to Max for answering all of my questions on the MD version of In Tune. This is really a great piece of magical entertainment. I'm so looking forward to adding it to my show.

SPM
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Apr 3, 2011 01:45AM)
SPM,

Thank you for the kind words and I look forward to hearing how this plays for you.

Best regards,
Max
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Apr 12, 2011 04:16PM)
I just received this quantum leap in technology and am enchanted to say the least. My deluxe kit arrived setup with the color cube which just so happens to be my cube of preference since I have been performing a sleight-of-hand rendition of the classic color vision for years. My first instinct was to set the beautiful mahogany box aside and try the cube inside the little black dollar store box since the dimensions looked similar from casual observation. As lady luck would have it and as Parson Smith mentioned in one of the earliest posts - a perfect fit with little tolerance!!! Unlike most, I will probably reserve this futuristic rendition for a closer or grand finale under impossible conditions as I find this effect far too elegant for casual performing.
Message: Posted by: Prager (Apr 12, 2011 04:23PM)
I am waiting for my MD to arrive.

:)

Hopefully tomorrow.
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Apr 12, 2011 04:30PM)
As someone wisely mentioned previously, ensure that you make time to lay out the materials in front of you and watch the DVD from start to finish before attempting to set this up. Ideal for those special situations when you are performing a one off for someone very influential. Like a director or VP for a corporate convention and need to secure a position by knocking them into orbit.
Message: Posted by: Prager (Apr 12, 2011 04:32PM)
Thank you for the advise. I will make sure to do things with patience.
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Apr 12, 2011 04:38PM)
Seriously, I don't believe anything could possibly hit harder and I have what I consider a VERY strong close-up repertoire. This is sheer icing on the cake and perhaps the strongest effect I've ever purchased. Comes with the highest of endorsements and recommendations. This one almost makes me feel guilty for being free to focus on mere presentation.
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Apr 12, 2011 05:24PM)
Also, the pictures on the website do the ornate props little justice. They are far more aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and touch in real life. I just ordered the Rubik shell as well with plans to order a mini when they are available again. Absolutely sick! Sheer brilliance! Craig Filicetti, you are a God amongst men!
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Apr 12, 2011 05:24PM)
By the way, Max, I recently purchased the Rubik's Cube shell from you for stage presentations. It is wonderfully crafted and highly recommended for someone wanting to use MD on stage.
Message: Posted by: Prager (Apr 16, 2011 09:31PM)
Yesterday I received MD.

This is the most amazing tool a mentalist can get.

I can´t wait to get more promystic products.

I am working in my presentation with MD.

AMAZING product!
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (Apr 18, 2011 11:09AM)
[quote]
On 2011-04-12 18:24, rmendez wrote:
Also, the pictures on the website do the ornate props little justice. They are far more aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and touch in real life. I just ordered the Rubik shell as well with plans to order a mini when they are available again. Absolutely sick! Sheer brilliance! Craig Filicetti, you are a God amongst men!
[/quote]
I agree. I own the MD, Proximity and most recently the Mini. Performed the Mini this weekend to great response. You will love the Mini...disarming, recognizable and sheer magic. Craig, thank you for sharing your magic! cheaha bill
Message: Posted by: ArtIn (May 4, 2011 12:30PM)
Just want to share a nice little thing I discovered with MD.

I will call it MDControl for now. Its sort of a (unseen!) PK effect and direct mindreading as climax.

You need the Mini MD (or normal one) and a box/jewel case/anything that suits your style.
The cube needs some space inside to move freely.

Now have your spectator simply think of a colour.
The specator is asked to put the Dice unseen into the box.
Remember his first chosen colour.

Turn the box over secretly (experiment with boxes/cases which will do this automatically!!) to change the position of the cube
inside. You can also turn the box over secretly and hand it to another spectator but that's not so strong.
(You can also influence the movement with IT!)

Remember and reveal the "new unknowen" outcome.
Your spectator will disagree with you... and will be stunned when the box is opened by himself/herself.
You somehow changed the position/colour of the cube inside the box.

Now you can do a second reading and reveal his first real choice without additional actions.
*and please remember its just a thought exsiting in her/his mind. It disguises the cube/method even more.
When I discovered this "pk effect" it happened automatically in the hand of my spectator.
I spontaneously used a glasses case for it. It turned the dice over when it was closed.
So I revealed the "wrong outcome" which actually turned out to be the right one.
It really got huge reactions! Afterwards I revealed the the first "real" choice as a climax.
(i noticed the change but did'nt thought much about it)

I pointed out that her choice is just a thought. Which is absolutly true in this moment.
Theres no evidence to it, no connection to the cube.
Nothing is written down. No information shared with another spectator or friend.
The spectator is the only person who knows which colour was chosen first.
and than: Booooom.. it went absolutly great.

Hope you have fun with it.

All best,
Martin

If you have any ideas to improve this/ or reliable methods to change the position hands off, please send my a email:

menschliche-phaenomene@

gmx.net
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (May 5, 2011 05:32PM)
I think I bought one from Craigs earliest batches ...still going strong!
Message: Posted by: Sean Giles (Jul 3, 2011 04:06AM)
Just put an order in. Looking forward to using this one!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jul 3, 2011 12:22PM)
This is the ULTIMATE. Getting some good and well deserved TV exposure lately which is great to see :)

Enjoy Sean.
Message: Posted by: Sean Giles (Jul 4, 2011 03:30AM)
Thanks Brett. Been reading through the routines that Craig sent me. This stuff by Finlay and Krausse is just golden. I literally cannot wait to get started! ;)
Message: Posted by: David Klass (Jul 4, 2011 10:40AM)
[quote]
On 2011-07-04 04:30, seangiles wrote:
Thanks Brett. Been reading through the routines that Craig sent me. This stuff by Finlay and Krausse is just golden. I literally cannot wait to get started! ;)
[/quote]

Hey, what routines? I got this when it first came out but as far as I can remember I didn't get any routines with it :(
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jul 4, 2011 10:57AM)
Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the comments. Some of the routines were developed after the initial release. Just send me an email at sales@promystic.com and I will reply with the routines. Ben Harris has a very nice routine called Remote Control as well (free to MD Users).

Best,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: David Klass (Jul 4, 2011 11:00AM)
Email sent Craig. Thank you :)
Message: Posted by: Sean Giles (Jul 4, 2011 12:04PM)
The booklets really opened me up to realizing there is so much more to this effect than meets the eye. Classics of mentalism can be performed so cleanly with this in the toolbox. There is absolutely no way to back track.

Also a quick shout out to Craig ;) I ordered this Friday morning. By Friday afternoon it was in the post! Now that's the kind of service I could get used to...

all the best
Sean
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Jul 4, 2011 06:20PM)
Yeah, Craig's customer service and back up is second to none!

Benny
Message: Posted by: jerdunn (Jul 5, 2011 11:02AM)
Truly, there's no better inventor or seller in magic than Craig Filicetti.

The MD Mini is the one thing I always carry with me (well, along with four half dollars and a sh**l). My standard MD has also proved priceless.

Cheers,
Jerry
Message: Posted by: Sean Giles (Jul 8, 2011 11:33AM)
Well, I received mine in the UK in just under a week. Have to say it's great. I had some pretty high expectations after reading this thread and it's easily lived up to them. Exceeded them actually. The feedback system is much better executed than I expected. Gonna get some serious practice in now so I can start using it. Next up Proximity...

One other thing. Even the best effects get some negative comments, but with this I haven't read one single bad word about it. Ever! Brilliant work Craig :)

all the best
Sean
Message: Posted by: Sean Giles (Jul 12, 2011 01:35AM)
Hi All,

I'm really likeing Ben Harris' routine. It's a great routine and fits me perfectly but I'm having a problem. I live in the UK and I've spent the last few days trying to find something organic and 'everyday' to substitute for what Ben uses. Anyone in the UK found a solution?

thanks
Sean

PS In the meantime I've been using it 'as is' and it's just fantastic. A true miracle in your pocket!
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Jul 12, 2011 08:19PM)
I'm so happy to see this keep popping up to the top. I use this everywhere and recently floored a group of CEO's and PHD's. I had them change their minds etc and was able to tell them what they first thought of and then what they changed it to. I have several back to back routines I do with this and people do get freaked out. A true winner that I love! Worth every single penny.
Message: Posted by: Lou Cirulli (Jul 12, 2011 10:28PM)
For those that use this regularly do you use it with the box or without?
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Jul 12, 2011 11:18PM)
Without.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jul 12, 2011 11:44PM)
Thanks for all your comments guys! More to come I promise.

I go commando, no box.

Sometimes I go with no shell ala Ben Harris routine.

Best,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jul 13, 2011 03:10AM)
No box.
Message: Posted by: ~Cicero (Jul 13, 2011 12:14PM)
I like to start WITH the box and get them to think maybe there is something with the box (ala Dieceipher) and then go no box...love a good red herring I do
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Jul 13, 2011 12:22PM)
I do the same as Cicero, but I also have used the Rubik's Cube shell.
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Jul 13, 2011 12:25PM)
I forgot, I use a cheap plastic one that comes with the classic color cube, when I do this for magicians, as they know what to expect. I do it classically, holding it up to my forehead, read the color, and they get a chuckle out of the kid's magic set trick. Then when they pick a color and put it in the box, and you walk away from it, never pick it up and still get their color, it is quite surprising.
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Jul 13, 2011 12:32PM)
I almost always use no box. I have done as jonnyboy suggests and used with a "slum" magic version of the color cube. I found a version that the cube comes apart and the "insides" of MD fit perfectly. Have used this on magicians a few times to good results. Even put it in the original packaging as a further red herring. For laymen though no box.

John
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Jul 13, 2011 12:35PM)
Box

Box with no top

No Box & No top

I also use cheap box from Color Cube for my MD.

I use ESP cube with the extra symbol to make six
and I have a funny line for each symbol.

I use mine a lot and it's NEVER failed me.
Message: Posted by: ~Cicero (Jul 13, 2011 03:50PM)
[quote]
On 2011-07-13 13:22, jonnyboy wrote:
I do the same as Cicero, but I also have used the Rubik's Cube shell.
[/quote]

Got me some big plans for the Rubiks cube shell...talked to Max today, says I'll have it soon!!!!
Message: Posted by: Sid Helkule (Jul 13, 2011 05:59PM)
I too go no box, no shell and now use Ben Harris' RV routine. Love it.
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Jul 13, 2011 09:06PM)
OK, I missed something.

Ben Harris' RV Routine.

Where is this?

Thanks-Nez
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jul 13, 2011 10:53PM)
PM Craig or Ben and they can send it to you. Ben's routine reflects his typical "out of the box" thinking.
Message: Posted by: spetz (Jul 15, 2011 05:09PM)
Ok
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Jul 16, 2011 10:07AM)
I use MD with the beautiful little box and six ESP cards made by Card-Shark in Germany.

Then, I put the ESP cards away during the second phase.

Finally, I use only the cube in the third phase, and if I can, I go outside and draw the ESP symbol on the window.

This totally freaks people out.

Robert
Message: Posted by: Woodfield (Jul 16, 2011 04:29PM)
That sounds really cool. Do you use a marker or just-

Your standing ouside the front door. They choose a symbol. Someone goes to the door and opens it. You are still in front of the glass storm door. You stand there and smile. You gesture for them to step away from the door. Moving closer you breathe on the glass slowly revealing the thought of symbol. Gives me shivers just thinking about it.
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Jul 18, 2011 06:02PM)
[quote]
On 2011-07-15 18:09, spetz wrote:
Ok
[/quote]

OK.....[i]what[/i]??
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Jul 18, 2011 06:33PM)
[quote]
On 2011-07-12 23:28, Lou Cirulli wrote:
For those that use this regularly do you use it with the box or without?
[/quote]

Have it (for three years now), but never used it and refuse to do so.
Not there is anything wrong with the box, but why draw any attention, and or suspicion as to the box being in any way shape or form as to how you could have possibly divined the chosen "whatever". I simply use a coffee cup, and if one is not available, I have the person place their cupped hands over it. Less is always better. ;)
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Jul 18, 2011 09:26PM)
I use it because I accidentally stumbled upon a three phase routine that builds. First phase is standard revelation. For second phase, I have one person pick a color then give a second spectator the option to switch without telling me whether they did or not. Then I name the first color and, if they switched, the second color. Finally, I have someone put it in the box behind their back and put lid on so no one can see. Kills. Awesome product.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jul 18, 2011 10:54PM)
I've been doing mine with a PATEO for the final reveal using colored playing cards - blank faced cards with the six choices - all face down.

I agree with Phil as usual - less = more for me.

ERic your idea for the color and then a friend switches is also awesome - need to try that soon.

BTW for those who have owed this awhile, do you change batteries when you notice a weaker signal - or do you just change them preventatively so you don't have a "surprise" in the middle of an important gig (either unit)?
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Jul 18, 2011 11:09PM)
[quote]
On 2011-07-18 23:54, saysold1 wrote:

BTW for those who have owed this awhile, do you change batteries when you notice a weaker signal - or do you just change them preventatively so you don't have a "surprise" in the middle of an important gig (either unit)?
[/quote]

Never had a weak signal, but then again, for the minimal price of the batteries (if purchased via the Internet) I prefer the later. If anything, I'm more concerned about the RX rather than the TX. Better safe than sorry as it goes. ;)
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Jul 19, 2011 05:55PM)
Okay...to push a 27 page thread just a little higher...got my MD today and I must say....HOLY C*AP THIS IS GOOD!!!!

Unbelievable engineering, iron-clad performance...I can't MAKE this thing mess up. It's got "immediate classic" written all over it. I have a new favorite thing. Great service...and I suspect the delivery time would have been significantly better if Canada Post hadn't gone on strike. But I am thrilled...simply thrilled.

David
Message: Posted by: gaffed (Jul 19, 2011 06:27PM)
[quote]
On 2011-07-19 18:55, David Thiel wrote:
Okay...to push a 27 page thread just a little higher...got my MD today and I must say....HOLY C*AP THIS IS GOOD!!!!

Unbelievable engineering, iron-clad performance...I can't MAKE this thing mess up. It's got "immediate classic" written all over it. I have a new favorite thing. Great service...and I suspect the delivery time would have been significantly better if Canada Post hadn't gone on strike. But I am thrilled...simply thrilled.

David
[/quote]

Ah....yet [i]another[/i] unsatisfied customer after purchasing MD. ;)
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Jul 19, 2011 06:54PM)
It's a shame. This thread goes to show that Craig Filicetti makes low quality gadgets and should stick to his trick with 21 cards...

I'm gonna be honest...I have to at least get one product from Craig before this year ends. I've been putting it off for way too long.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jul 19, 2011 07:00PM)
Thanks for all the comments guys. I wanted to share that after going to the fantastic Wayne Houchin lecture I have performed the MD symbol cube with a Stigmata reveal. It works very well, like the fogged glass idea earlier. Combine with a cold reading from the symbols and it is very strong.

Best,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Jul 20, 2011 04:27PM)
[quote]
On 2011-04-12 18:24, jonnyboy wrote:
By the way, Max, I recently purchased the Rubik's Cube shell from you for stage presentations. It is wonderfully crafted and highly recommended for someone wanting to use MD on stage.
[/quote]

Jonnyboy,

Not sure how this one slipped by me but thank you for the kind words. I am thrilled you are able to put it to good use.

Kind regards,
Max
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Jul 20, 2011 07:37PM)
No worries, Max. You must have been catching up on some old posts! Thanks for re-sending me my password last night for MACAAN. I'm going to be ordering In Tune to go with the MD when I get back from vacation after next week.

John
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jul 22, 2011 12:27AM)
I'm not sure if this has been covered already but has anyone had any experience flying with MD in their carry-on luggage? I'm doing a lot of air travel next month and would love to take MD with me. It would be really upsetting if it was confiscated by airport security.

Ed
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jul 22, 2011 01:02AM)
I took it to Norway and had no issues BUT they did question my Quantum Bender at Amsterdam Schipol - took a moment and I told him I was a magician.

It's the liquids that are a problem - so don't fill your MD cube with water :)
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Jul 22, 2011 06:39AM)
Just carried my MD to Florida, Tucson, then CT all in the same week. This was in my carry on and I forgot to take the batteries out. No problems at all.

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Jul 22, 2011 08:56AM)
I have had MD in my carry on luggage at least 30 times and have never been questioned about it (actually suprises me a little). A small transmiter and receiver is not questioned but I cannot carry on a bottle of water!
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jul 22, 2011 06:52PM)
Thanks for the responses - that makes me feel more confidant when travelling

Ed
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jul 22, 2011 08:05PM)
"Please make sure you turn off all electronic devices before take off"
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Jul 25, 2011 09:02PM)
So I've had MD for a little over a week and have used it about 30 times in hospitality suites as well as in two stage shows. I have to say that this little device has blown the doors off my audiences.

The tough part was figuring out a presentation that would be unique -- and beyond the "I know what symbol you chose" idea. While I don't plan on sharing that routine, I WILL say that this clever device offers a WORLD of presentation possibilities...and is 100% reliable.

The terms "Electronic" and "Reliable" usually don't go together. But in the case of this cube sized miracle, they do. I'm six steps beyond delighted with this prop...well worth much more than I paid for it.

I will buy Craig one and three quarter beers if I ever meet him.

Why am I posting this? Because if you're on the fence about spending the cash for this prop as I was (I am a very cheap man...:))and you're wondering if it TOTALLY delivers on its promises, the answer is a resounding YES.

BUT if you work a lot of trade shows in Canada and the southern US...OR if you do hospitality suites....OR a mentalism stage show...then let me tell you straight up that MD is the absolute WORST prop you could ever buy. Don't even consider it. Nossir.

Uh uh. A complete waste of money.

Don't buy it.

Not ever.

Pick something else.

Seriously.

David
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Jul 25, 2011 10:17PM)
David,
MD has not failed me in over 2 years. As you said, the performer needs to develop a routine that is entertaining and fun as well as mysterious. Just getting the number/color/symbol isn't worthy of the device.
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Jul 25, 2011 11:15PM)
It's always nice being one ahead ;D
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Jul 25, 2011 11:27PM)
Tony: SHHHHHHHH!

If we are all very quiet maybe no one will notice this 27 page thread.

And for heaven sakes....quit posting because every time you do, you bump it up to the top again.

.......oh......DOH!

David
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Jul 26, 2011 10:56AM)
:) :) :)
Message: Posted by: theinternetguru (Aug 17, 2011 09:46PM)
I have been on the ProMystic site, planning a purchase, and I'm confused which way to go, lol. Too many options. (I also notice that everything is sold out, so it seems I have some time to think this through.) Multi Dimensional, Solstice Wallet, Alone 4D. All amazing effects. My performances tend to occur in intimate, close up situations. Which way should I go? I am also wondering how much scrutiny you can stand while you are getting the read. Do you have to turn away? How much privacy is needed?

And another question, as something here is confusing me. If you purchase a receiver for one product (e.g., MD), is it compatible with all their products?
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Aug 17, 2011 09:49PM)
Yes. The ProMystic receiver works with all products.

You may want to consider MD as a first purchase...very strong...very clean...deadly effect which is customizable to literally any treatment.

David
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Aug 17, 2011 11:55PM)
[quote]
On 2011-08-17 22:46, theinternetguru wrote:
I have been on the ProMystic site, planning a purchase, and I'm confused which way to go, lol. Too many options. (I also notice that everything is sold out, so it seems I have some time to think this through.) Multi Dimensional, Solstice Wallet, Alone 4D. All amazing effects. My performances tend to occur in intimate, close up situations. Which way should I go? I am also wondering how much scrutiny you can stand while you are getting the read. Do you have to turn away? How much privacy is needed?

And another question, as something here is confusing me. If you purchase a receiver for one product (e.g., MD), is it compatible with all their products?
[/quote]

no privacy needed. you can be a foot away from them or 30 feet away. which direction you face has no bearing on procuring the needed info, no clothing requirements. it's about perfect I'd say!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Aug 18, 2011 12:15AM)
As Lunatik says - you can do this across room or even in other rooms within reason!

I showed my MD to a well known mentalist in Europe this last Summer over a breakfast meeting.

He said he had never used these types of devices.

We were sitting outside having breakfast by the waterfront, so as a demonstration I casually walked far into the actual restaurant nearby... and I was able to discern every change of the die chosen - like 20+ ft away.

He was blown to bits - and said he would be ordering an MD pronto.
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Aug 18, 2011 03:12AM)
Personally I would go for MD (with a colour and a die option)
and Alone 4D.

With these two you can do miracles.

steve
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Aug 18, 2011 06:26PM)
Alone 4D, be glad when back in stock. MD I have done outside downstairs out the door. No problem whatsoever. Hope the price goes up.

I think 4D could give the disconnect that elminates any possible explanation whatsoever.
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Aug 18, 2011 11:00PM)
Alone 4d is fantastic, and may be more versatile to use in different routines. MD is fantastic, and the basic routine doesn't need very much embellishment, it simply resonates wonderfully with spectators. What is great about Promystic is Craig's continuing to make new products compatible. (among other things that are great, including reliability, customer service, battery life, et al).
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Aug 28, 2011 10:16PM)
I agree John. Difficult choice between 4D and MD. 4D has so many different routines it ain't funny.
Seems I am thinking of a different routine daily.

Decomposing Into Sunday Night
Message: Posted by: ranilperera (Aug 29, 2011 02:53AM)
[quote]
On 2011-08-17 22:46, theinternetguru wrote:
I have been on the ProMystic site, planning a purchase, and I'm confused which way to go, lol. Too many options. (I also notice that everything is sold out, so it seems I have some time to think this through.) Multi Dimensional, Solstice Wallet, Alone 4D. All amazing effects. My performances tend to occur in intimate, close up situations. Which way should I go? I am also wondering how much scrutiny you can stand while you are getting the read. Do you have to turn away? How much privacy is needed?

And another question, as something here is confusing me. If you purchase a receiver for one product (e.g., MD), is it compatible with all their products?
[/quote]

Another vote for MD here. I've got both MD and Alone 4D. Both are quite versatile but 4D has lads of possibilities. MD is the more straightforward of the two and you can concentrate on presentation more. But you can't go wrong with either of those!

Ranil
Message: Posted by: jesse_james_mcguire (Aug 29, 2011 03:33AM)
I am so happy I got this from Craig! It kills.. and Max helped me out also with filling me in on a rubics shell... Thank you guys!

If you don't have this you need to get it.
Message: Posted by: PRINCE (Aug 29, 2011 03:35AM)
Ok guys that's it now, no more posting. It is going to be a 50 page thread before long and everyone will have one. The problem is that the more this gets talked about the more people will have it. I can see some smart alec trying to fool Penn and Teller with this and them ripping the secret and gimmick apart and completly exposing everything. Quit while were ahead guys (hopefully)
Message: Posted by: Mauricio Jaramillo (Sep 5, 2011 06:32PM)
I received mine a couple of days ago and am really enjoying it! This is a really powerful and evil tool, so many presentational premises are possible, I’ve already come up with a few. Jerome Finley’s e-book is pure gold too and was a great jump start for the ideas I’ve been developing for it.

I’d also like to talk about Craig’s customer service. I had some trouble placing the order at first because of the country I’m in, which had nothing to do with Craig, just with the inconsistent way things work in this country. Craig was always very patient, helpful, called me to make sure everything was right and always replies to my e-mails. I’ve been treated very badly by many other dealers and creators in the past, usually because of where I’m located. I’ll be very happy to keep buying from Craig in the future. From reading this thread, it’s obvious that this is how he always treats his customers.

The MD unit is very well made and I can tell that it’s going to last me a long time. This tool can do a lot more than the basic effect you read in the product's description; some out of the box thinking will help you do so many other types of effects. Like Prince who posted before me, I don’t want anyone else buying this. :) I look forward to using this all the time and checking out Craig’s future releases.
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Sep 16, 2011 03:51PM)
Man, I could kick myself. Been debating for months and up until this morning there was one MD deluxe left. I went to order just now and saw it was sold out.


Any idea when these will be available again?
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Sep 16, 2011 04:45PM)
Making a few more this weekend between shows. -Craig
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Sep 16, 2011 04:52PM)
Thanks Craig

I put myself on the list
Message: Posted by: theinternetguru (Sep 16, 2011 07:19PM)
One thing I can add about MD -- it's even better than you think it's going to be. Which is saying a lot, with all the positive reviews posted here. The technology is very small, powerful, and covert. All you need to do is routine this correctly, and you have a reputation maker in your hands.

I'm so happy with this I'm just thinking through my next transaction with Craig -- which way I want to go on the next one. Finders Keypers? Color Match? Hmm.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Sep 16, 2011 08:20PM)
I'm leaning towards FK - it is the best he has created so far. Saving my pennies.
Message: Posted by: Paul Rathbun (Jan 24, 2012 02:06PM)
Does anyone know where to get a small plastic box that will fit the cubes well? I know it comes with a wooden box (I have that) I just thought a plastic box might look even more innocent. Thanks.

-Paul
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Jan 24, 2012 03:35PM)
Paul, I purchased such box from Houdini's magic shops (Las Vegas) that works great for this.
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Jan 24, 2012 04:03PM)
I did the same thing... found a version with a plain black plastic box that fits perfectly. It has been mentioned before but I have also gaffed one of the cheap color vison cubes to work with MD... can be quite effective. I went so far as to re-seal it in the packaging and fried a few magicians.
Message: Posted by: rhettbryson (Jan 24, 2012 05:13PM)
VERY clever, JM. I should have liked to have seen their faces!
Message: Posted by: Paul Rathbun (Jan 24, 2012 06:53PM)
[quote]
On 2012-01-24 16:35, jonnyboy wrote:
Paul, I purchased such box from Houdini's magic shops (Las Vegas) that works great for this.
[/quote]

Jonnyboy,

Is this the one you purchased? http://www.houdini.com/Details_e.cfm?ProdID=333&category=0

Also, what size is the box? Thanks.

-Paul
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jan 25, 2012 11:44AM)
Very good ideas.

My very first performance of MD for SAM 248 was in a cardboard color cube from a 1970s Adams magic set. I offered to perform one effect from the box at a "bring your favorite trick night", had a friend help and yell 'color cube'. People looked a bit disappointed that this was my favorite trick. I brought a person up and started. I brought the box around and up to the top of my head with the you know what pointing to the audience. You could hear a pin drop as I brought it into position to peak. Acting embarrassed I said "man, I always mess that up. Sorry, I hate using the box!" "Here, lets try again without the box." Total silence as every looked at each other and me sympathetically. When I turned my back and hit the color there were lots of looks of confusion.

The only issue, they all turned to my son because they were sure he helped me. He was busy eating a piece of pie and then noticed everyone was staring at him and he was like 'what?' He had seen me do this before and was not impressed and didn't even bother watching. I had him turn his back and we did it again. Finally, applause!

Best,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Jan 25, 2012 12:26PM)
I use MD at EVERY show ...would not be without it!
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Jan 25, 2012 01:37PM)
Paul, that is the one, though I have it in black. Not sure of dimensions, but it fits exactly right. In fact, I did this for our local Ring, similar to Craig, but I actually had opened the Plastic clam shell packaging carefully and switched out the cube for the MD and closed it back up again (it was easy to do). I then opened it in front of everyone there and did the performance, each time making it harder (traditionally with holding it up to the head, then not putting it up to head, then not even touching it, and finally, when they were sure it had something to do with the box, as Craig noted in his performance, you can simply take the box out of the equation and do it one more time. It floored them.
Message: Posted by: Jeff Christensen (Jan 25, 2012 11:04PM)
I recently came across a snag with the popularity of MD. I was performing pre-show walkaround and was using MD to great effect. The feature act was Stephen Bargatze and he performed Colour Match in his program. When he went to reveal the matching picture he said things like "Do I really have to show you? Now that's disappointing." This went on for a bit and it was then that I started to get worried that perhaps my MD had somehow messed up his effect. Long story short it didn't but he did go through several sets of batteries during his preshow as he was getting incorrect readings that were in fact readings from my MD and not his Colour Match system. We had an interesting chat about that after the show about the popularity of Craig's products and of course Channel B.
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Jan 26, 2012 04:20PM)
[quote]
On 2012-01-24 15:06, Paul Rathbun wrote:
Does anyone know where to get a small plastic box that will fit the cubes well? I know it comes with a wooden box (I have that) I just thought a plastic box might look even more innocent. Thanks.

-Paul
[/quote]

[img]http://i.ebayimg.com/t/MAGIC-VISION-BOX-COLOR-CUBE-Brain-Mental-Trick-Toy-/00/$(KGrHqUOKjsE4i2zIyZFBOK2eJRLfw~~0_35.JPG[/img]

Paul,

This box will hold your MD like a glove with little to no tolerance as if it were made for it http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAGIC-VISION-BOX-COLOR-CUBE-Brain-Mental-Trick-Toy-/400231438390?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d2fa71836
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Jan 26, 2012 06:29PM)
Shame on you saysold... <g>

The box above is like the one I have, works great. Actually found it in a Dollar store.
Message: Posted by: Paul Rathbun (Jan 27, 2012 02:46PM)
Rmendez,

Thanks for the link. I have ordered one and look forward to using it.

-Paul
Message: Posted by: hotjacket (Jan 30, 2012 10:01PM)
Just got MD and love it - thanks Craig!

Wihout saying to much here ... if you like MD ... you'll *love* what you find in the secret area!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 30, 2012 10:44PM)
[quote]
On 2012-01-30 23:01, hotjacket wrote:
Just got MD and love it - thanks Craig!

Wihout saying to much here ... if you like MD ... you'll *love* what you find in the secret area!
[/quote]

Shhhhhhh.....
Message: Posted by: targetintellect (Feb 24, 2012 01:11PM)
I have been using my MD in my corporate show for a while now, and I can say that is has proven to be one of the best investments in magic that I have made. I will share my routine, which I believe makes the effect even more amazing for educated audiences.

First, I remind them of the statistics at play. To GUESS the right color, one time, you have a 1 in 6 probability. To GUESS two times in a row, you have a 1/6 x 1/6 or 1 in 36 chance. To GUESS correctly three time in a row you have a 1/6 x 1/6 x 1/6 or 1 in 216 chance. Nearly Impossible.

So.... instead of revealing what a spectator chooses, I tell the audience that I will attempt to use my words to lead them to a color I have ALREADY predetermined for them. I show a small white board with the the colors hand-written in list format. Then I turn the board to myself and announce that I am writing an "x" next to the color I will try to lead my spectator to. I hand the spectator the cube and tell him, "everybody picks blue, so I doubt you'll select that color . . . or maybe now you will bc you recognize my feeble attempt at reverse psychology - please don't let me influence you. Of course, what MAN would pick yellow? But hey, I don't judge" And I continue with this kind of patter so that the audience truly believes I'm trying to mess with the spectator's mind. FInally, he makes his selection and I ask - "would you like me to show you first, or would you like to show me first?" Invariably the spectator wants me to reveal my color first. I turn the board over and I have an "x" next to "green" and of course, he has selected green. The routine is so rewarding, bc people begin speculating about your words, how you said this, or mentioned that. Indeed they all want a turn to see if they can catch your attempts to influence them. They BUY IN.

Obviously MD does all of the work. The white board is simple: Purchase a small 12" white board - the kind that college kids hang on their doors. Make sure it is MAGNETIC. Write the colors in MD order in PERMANENT black marker. Buy thin black magnetic sheets and cut out a very thin X that looks just like you would write it. I tuck the "x" under the boarder of the white board, so I can show the colors to the audience. You now use the the erasable marker and PRETEND to write an "x". I then slide the magnetic X to the color I think they are most likely to pick. When MD tells you what color they actually picked, you slide the magnetic X to the appropriate color. It's nice when they pick what you picked because you simply turn the board around and show them. It gets stronger as you repeat it. (tip - put the whiteboard face down after you "select" their color, and only pick it up whey you are ready to reveal their color)

Caveat: This presentation plays very strong for intelligent, well educated audiences because they think they SEE some type of psychological manipulation occurring, but they can't quite grasp it. They will tell you that this will make them lose sleep. HOWEVER, for a less educated audience the fact that you "influenced" your spectator to the right answer actually detracts from the magic.

For example, after my show, a top software engineer said to me: "the most amazing thing you did was the color manipulation because you used words to make us pick what you wanted us to pick, even though we did everything we could to avoid your mind game." After performing for a more "rough around the edges" group, I got this comment: "Yeah the color thing was cool, BUT I could SEE how you manipulated them to pick your color. My favorite was card through window, because that's impossible."

This sentiment continually echos after I perform for different types of audiences; so now when I do MD, I only use the above routine for a more cerebral audience, otherwise I do it as straight magic trick - ie. I pick a color and it matches with yours every time. No word play, no psychology, just straight magic. As it is always, we must know our audience.

Enjoy the routine!

P.S. Where can I find the "I love my MD" bumper sticker?
Message: Posted by: simcoscor (Feb 24, 2012 01:49PM)
Targetintellect, thanks for sharing! :)
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Feb 24, 2012 03:18PM)
This is great Targetintellect! Thank you for sharing!
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Feb 24, 2012 04:18PM)
Great thinking... I will use this in my corp. presentations... thanks Targetintellect. Love the line "what man would pick yellow!"

John
Message: Posted by: mndude (Feb 24, 2012 04:28PM)
I'm thinking an MD Mini might look more innocent and could be put under any coffee cup. Has anyone here used both, and if so, what's your preference?
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Feb 24, 2012 05:23PM)
I prefer the Mini, an innocent keychain rubiks cube. You can actually carry it with your keys and it is always ready to go.
Message: Posted by: ibraa (Feb 24, 2012 05:28PM)
Great review, thanks!
Message: Posted by: chuds (Feb 24, 2012 06:22PM)
Great idea above thanks, I tend only to use the esp and numbers, I will defo try that routine. Excellent!
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Feb 25, 2012 11:42AM)
I have my back up Mini MD for sale in the sales forum if anyone wants one.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 25, 2012 04:26PM)
This fascinating article from today's L.A. Times might provide some cool ideas angles for MD - Regarding Synesthesia:

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-synesthesia-brain-20120220,0,6760571.story
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Feb 25, 2012 09:01PM)
I got one of these a couple of weeks ago. This immediately went to the top five of my "A" list. Just fabulous, and spectators are absolutely blown away.

This is a great example of something where presentation is all there is to work on, and you know your presentation better be great in order to live up to the power of the effect and to divert attention away from the method.

I use the Color Cube, and it is so innocent.

My greatest investment in powerful magic in quite a while.

Sammy
Message: Posted by: mndude (Feb 29, 2012 11:45AM)
[quote]
On 2012-02-24 14:11, targetintellect wrote:
I have been using my MD in my corporate show for a while now, and I can say that is has proven to be one of the best investments in magic that I have made. I will share my routine, which I believe makes the effect even more amazing for educated audiences.

First, I remind them of the statistics at play. To GUESS the right color, one time, you have a 1 in 6 probability. To GUESS two times in a row, you have a 1/6 x 1/6 or 1 in 36 chance. To GUESS correctly three time in a row you have a 1/6 x 1/6 x 1/6 or 1 in 216 chance. Nearly Impossible.

So.... instead of revealing what a spectator chooses, I tell the audience that I will attempt to use my words to lead them to a color I have ALREADY predetermined for them. I show a small white board with the the colors hand-written in list format. Then I turn the board to myself and announce that I am writing an "x" next to the color I will try to lead my spectator to. I hand the spectator the cube and tell him, "everybody picks blue, so I doubt you'll select that color . . . or maybe now you will bc you recognize my feeble attempt at reverse psychology - please don't let me influence you. Of course, what MAN would pick yellow? But hey, I don't judge" And I continue with this kind of patter so that the audience truly believes I'm trying to mess with the spectator's mind. FInally, he makes his selection and I ask - "would you like me to show you first, or would you like to show me first?" Invariably the spectator wants me to reveal my color first. I turn the board over and I have an "x" next to "green" and of course, he has selected green. The routine is so rewarding, bc people begin speculating about your words, how you said this, or mentioned that. Indeed they all want a turn to see if they can catch your attempts to influence them. They BUY IN.

Obviously MD does all of the work. The white board is simple: Purchase a small 12" white board - the kind that college kids hang on their doors. Make sure it is MAGNETIC. Write the colors in MD order in PERMANENT black marker. Buy thin black magnetic sheets and cut out a very thin X that looks just like you would write it. I tuck the "x" under the boarder of the white board, so I can show the colors to the audience. You now use the the erasable marker and PRETEND to write an "x". I then slide the magnetic X to the color I think they are most likely to pick. When MD tells you what color they actually picked, you slide the magnetic X to the appropriate color. It's nice when they pick what you picked because you simply turn the board around and show them. It gets stronger as you repeat it. (tip - put the whiteboard face down after you "select" their color, and only pick it up whey you are ready to reveal their color)

Caveat: This presentation plays very strong for intelligent, well educated audiences because they think they SEE some type of psychological manipulation occurring, but they can't quite grasp it. They will tell you that this will make them lose sleep. HOWEVER, for a less educated audience the fact that you "influenced" your spectator to the right answer actually detracts from the magic.

For example, after my show, a top software engineer said to me: "the most amazing thing you did was the color manipulation because you used words to make us pick what you wanted us to pick, even though we did everything we could to avoid your mind game." After performing for a more "rough around the edges" group, I got this comment: "Yeah the color thing was cool, BUT I could SEE how you manipulated them to pick your color. My favorite was card through window, because that's impossible."

This sentiment continually echos after I perform for different types of audiences; so now when I do MD, I only use the above routine for a more cerebral audience, otherwise I do it as straight magic trick - ie. I pick a color and it matches with yours every time. No word play, no psychology, just straight magic. As it is always, we must know our audience.

Enjoy the routine!

P.S. Where can I find the "I love my MD" bumper sticker?
[/quote]

Great ideas. I wonder if MDX4 by Matthew Duarte could be used to create the same effect.
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Mar 28, 2012 12:11PM)
These are some great ideas, I am glad you are getting so much use over the years. Here is an older video that you might enjoy ;) This guy was one of my first customers and I really appreciate all of his help, friendship, and guidance over the years. And I appreciate all of the ProMystic customers for EXACTLY the same reasons.

http://www.wfaa.com/good-morning-texas/Mentalist-Banachek-114722289.html

-Craig
Message: Posted by: itsmagic (Mar 28, 2012 12:38PM)
Thanks for sharing the video Craig. That was fantastic to see. Craig's pro products are only surpassed by his sincere care for his customers.
Message: Posted by: David Thiel (Mar 28, 2012 12:54PM)
I thought I was the only one doing Multi Dimensional!

David
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Mar 29, 2012 12:18AM)
I also thank you, Craig, for sharing that with us. A lot can be learned from watching a true pro perform this.

I have been working with Gabe's routine from your website, and have had great reactions and fun as I turn it into my own routine.

This is professional mentalist/magic at it's finest!
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Mar 29, 2012 06:16AM)
It is a shame I can't purchase it now as I will be cruising in few weeks but in september this will be mine!!...lol...
Message: Posted by: ThatsJustWrong! (Mar 29, 2012 10:33AM)
MD kills every time. For anyone thinking of purchasing it, I recommend not overlooking the whiteboard cube. I use it in conjunction with a drawing dupe (on the cube) then launch into MD getting them to focus on THEIR now drawn thoughts and my clean underwear sales soar!
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Mar 29, 2012 12:23PM)
I want to see mini shells for MD ie blank, ESP, and the one that has money career health etc. that would be awesome!!!
Message: Posted by: Paul Fitzgerald (Apr 2, 2012 12:40PM)
The excellent Ben Harris routine "Remote Control" would have my highest recommendation when performing MD.
This effect utilises MD in a totally impromptu way and demonstrates "remote viewing" with a twist and a supeb kick (serial number revelation)!!
Just beautiful - well done Ben on creating something so special!
Cheers,
Paul.
Message: Posted by: NFW (Apr 2, 2012 02:57PM)
Nice link Craig, thanks
Message: Posted by: mndude (Apr 2, 2012 04:03PM)
[quote]
On 2012-04-02 13:40, Paul Fitzgerald wrote:
The excellent Ben Harris routine "Remote Control" would have my highest recommendation when performing MD.
This effect utilises MD in a totally impromptu way and demonstrates "remote viewing" with a twist and a supeb kick (serial number revelation)!!
Just beautiful - well done Ben on creating something so special!
Cheers,
Paul.
[/quote]
Where can one see that routine?
Message: Posted by: Paul Fitzgerald (Apr 5, 2012 05:08AM)
Please contact Ben directly via his web site.
He is an all round great guy who just happens to be one of the most creative minds in magic and mentalism ;)
Cheers,
Paul.
Message: Posted by: Jupiter47 (Aug 23, 2012 05:29PM)
Just took the plunge and ordered. I am sooo excited for it to arrive due to all the GLOWING reviews
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Aug 23, 2012 06:02PM)
[quote]
On 2012-02-25 17:26, saysold1 wrote:
This fascinating article from today's L.A. Times might provide some cool ideas angles for MD - Regarding Synesthesia:

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-synesthesia-brain-20120220,0,6760571.story
[/quote]

Above link is dead - this one works for the article:

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-synesthesia-brain-20120220,0,6760571.story
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Aug 23, 2012 06:02PM)
Congratulations on buying "one" of the best tools available to the mentalism Community

Darren
Message: Posted by: Keith Atkinson (Aug 24, 2012 04:37AM)
I bought the deluxe set for a `steal` in the UK off Magic Week, a long while back. My number 1 purchase of all time, truly.
It absolutely floors people time and time again.
An epic effect.
Keith.
Message: Posted by: mndude (Aug 24, 2012 08:37AM)
I just got mine this week, and I'd have to agree with you Keith. I'm curious how everyone performs it.
Message: Posted by: theinternetguru (Aug 27, 2012 06:41PM)
You'll find plenty of suggestions on the Promystic forums. Beyond that, you may wish to post down below, in Inner Thoughts, to get some insights. A number of professionals use this on a regular basis and would probably be happy to share their approach.
Message: Posted by: billappleton (Aug 27, 2012 07:14PM)
I have Color Match and love it. The temptation is to get something like MD that uses the same r******r and also has color.

what are the six colors on the cube? blue, green, red... what else?

thanks
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Aug 27, 2012 09:11PM)
White, orange and yellow (mini MD) The mini MD is by far my favorite Promystic effect, followed closely by Evolution.

John
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Aug 27, 2012 09:19PM)
Jon - just remember that big boys go racing white yachts. Maybe even with a Wendy's Hamburger in hand :)
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Aug 28, 2012 08:18AM)
LOL!
Message: Posted by: JackMagic (Aug 28, 2012 10:11AM)
Got this 3 years ago

Highly Recommend
Message: Posted by: John (Aug 28, 2012 10:40AM)
I'm sure this has already been addressed somewhere in this - to date - 29 page forum, but after 30 minutes travelling through it, I haven't found these answered.

My questions are two:

How would you compare MultiDimensional to Remote Color Cube? Comparisons are odious, but I was wondering what people thought of the comparative strengths and weaknesses.st

Second, all of my work is parlour or small stage. I might occasionally use this effect as a stand alone - but my initial interest is to use it to give me a "one ahead" situation in the use of "Abbott's Hole-in-One."

Any comments on the relative strengths of each? Are both quiet?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Aug 28, 2012 11:13AM)
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=219841&forum=109&start=0

I like my MD as (along with the receiver) it is part of a system you can build upon for a whole stable of great effects now and in the future.

The remote color cube seems to have gooten some nice reviews as well.

Craig is pushing the envelope I think though in terms of innovation - besides that he is a super guy that provides outstanding service before and after the sale.
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Aug 28, 2012 11:32AM)
I have been using this as my opener for the last two years from a crowd of 20 people, all the way up to 100+ people. Not to mention I use it in close ip every chance I get. The possibilities with the color cube are great as you can really create an emotional connection by giving a reading based on the color they choose.

Darren
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Aug 28, 2012 11:34AM)
I don't think you will find a negative review on Promystics stuff... it is bulletproof and some of the finest electronic work being done today. John, I think your idea of combining with Hole In One is great... had not thought of that. If that is your primary reason for doing it then it might be worth considering Wiseman's cube as it has a rougher older looking appearance that would fit better with the look of Hole in One. If that is not a concern then I would definitely go with Promystic.

John
Message: Posted by: theinternetguru (Aug 28, 2012 04:06PM)
Agreed that one of the primary benefits in going with Craig's version of this is that it makes it even easier to add ColorMatch, Keypers and eWallet.
Message: Posted by: billappleton (Aug 28, 2012 04:41PM)
I am wondering if this could work in a similar way to color match

is it easy (or possible) to control which colors are associated with a particular n****r on the r******r ?

what are all the six colors that come on the cube for Multi Dimensional? (not MD Mini) The pictures only show yellow, green, and blue...

Thanks in advance...
Message: Posted by: Michael Daniels (Aug 28, 2012 04:54PM)
[quote]
On 2012-08-28 17:41, billappleton wrote:
I am wondering if this could work in a similar way to color match

is it easy (or possible) to control which colors are associated with a particular n****r on the r******r ?

what are all the six colors that come on the cube for Multi Dimensional? (not MD Mini) The pictures only show yellow, green, and blue...

Thanks in advance...
[/quote]

The number for each color is fixed. The colors are: Black, Blue, Green, Red, White, Yellow.

Mike
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Aug 28, 2012 05:06PM)
[quote]
On 2012-08-28 17:41, billappleton wrote:
I am wondering if this could work in a similar way to color match

is it easy (or possible) to control which colors are associated with a particular n****r on the r******r ?

what are all the six colors that come on the cube for Multi Dimensional? (not MD Mini) The pictures only show yellow, green, and blue...

Thanks in advance...
[/quote]

I'm sure that Craig could make you a custom cube with other colors rather than the primary ones.

You could also use the dice cumbe and perhaps have each number refer to a color of YOUR choosing perhaps to get some extra flexability.
Message: Posted by: billappleton (Aug 28, 2012 05:28PM)
Hi all thanks for the information. Worse case senario is a little extra memory work for a different set of colors, I should be able to remember 6 things :)
Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Sep 1, 2012 03:02AM)
Is it true that proximity tags can e set for direction detecting too? I think Jerome Finley mentioned that they could.
Just wondering f it is true.
Thank you,
James
Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Sep 1, 2012 05:16AM)
Is it true that proximity tags can e set for direction detecting too? I think Jerome Finley mentioned that they could.
Just wondering f it is true.
Thank you,
James
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Sep 1, 2012 10:29AM)
Yes, 1 to 5. Jan
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Sep 1, 2012 11:17PM)
[quote]
On 2012-09-01 06:16, Xiqual wrote:
Is it true that proximity tags can e set for direction detecting too? I think Jerome Finley mentioned that they could.
Just wondering f it is true.
Thank you,
James
[/quote]

Hi James,
Do you mean orientation, as in "which side is up"? Or do you mean direction as in movement (up, down or side to side).


Sammy
Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Sep 2, 2012 01:19AM)
Thanks to Jan for helping me.
Sammy, I meant can proximity be programmed to work like multi dimensional. Yes it can! At least for 1-5. What a fantastic tool these tags an receivers are.
The possibilities just boggle my mind.
James



[quote]
On 2012-09-02 00:17, Sammy J. wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-09-01 06:16, Xiqual wrote:
Is it true that proximity tags can e set for direction detecting too? I think Jerome Finley mentioned that they could.
Just wondering f it is true.
Thank you,
James
[/quote]

Hi James,
Do you mean orientation, as in "which side is up"? Or do you mean direction as in movement (up, down or side to side).


Sammy
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: billappleton (Sep 2, 2012 10:29AM)
I ordered Multi Dimensional this is pretty exciting. I plan to use it as an introduction to Color Match. I want to play up the "suggestion" angle, where I can figure out what color they like, and then even what picture they will draw.

I do lots of other magic, so not planning to do a bunch of sleight of hand and then pretend I'm a mentalist. :) In my experience Color Match is really strong and can be presented as a "trick" with no problems, I think MD will work the same way.
Message: Posted by: carlwag (Sep 2, 2012 04:03PM)
I had this but sold it due to cash flow , now I wish I hadn't .

This is a top item ,well made ,works perfectly and a must.

carl.
Message: Posted by: Jupiter47 (Sep 3, 2012 04:55PM)
Wow, this thing is truly INSANE. I can't even comprehend how much work and thinking has gone into this.

I really love the presentation with the coloured in pages so I used my MD to do that. It was the first thing that I showed my gf.

I had her roll the dice and then pick up the corresponding coloured pencil and then colour in. It went perfect. When I came back into the room and told her to open the prediction that had been sitting in front of her the whole time, I knew her mind was about to shut down. And it did. Never been so fooled in all her life :)

Definately one of my best purchases ever
Message: Posted by: 13 (Sep 28, 2012 01:23AM)
Craig, please consider a version of MD Mini that looks like the MD ESP symbol version. PLEASE :)
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Sep 28, 2012 02:06PM)
Yes but then it wouldn't look organic perhaps.

Cool but I doubt it and I think the mini's are a pain to make, hence the limited supply.

My opinions only.

Love the ESP cube but mini version wouldn't really improve it that much.

The existing mini really does look like a cheap
toy.
Message: Posted by: Cris Johnson (Sep 28, 2012 04:52PM)
I agree with other posts regarding Craig's work. I own Taste and feel it is beyond belief. I bought it for one of the tougher markets - teen school assemblies - and Craig's work slays every time.
Message: Posted by: 13 (Sep 28, 2012 07:00PM)
[quote]
On 2012-09-28 15:06, saysold1 wrote:
Love the ESP cube but mini version wouldn't really improve it that much.
[/quote]

It would improve it for me :) and I will buy a couple of them.
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Sep 28, 2012 07:41PM)
I'd like a cold reading cube, that would be so awesome!
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Sep 28, 2012 08:41PM)
It seems to me that in order to offer the ESP cube and Cold Reading cube in a mini would require a complete reworking of the cube. It would need to have access like the standard MD. In other words, a completely new cube, inside and out.

Sammy
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Sep 29, 2012 01:05AM)
Well it can't hurt to wish I suppose.

Craig apparently had to buy some new high end equipment to make the latest MD Mini. Anything is possible - the convenience of having readily on your keychain does make it so much easier.

With the new PMR r******r then you will have an entire mentalism kit on your keychain.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Sep 29, 2012 01:07AM)
Just don't lose your keys or your scr***d :)
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Sep 30, 2012 02:05PM)
[quote]
On 2012-09-28 21:41, Sammy J. wrote:
It seems to me that in order to offer the ESP cube and Cold Reading cube in a mini would require a complete reworking of the cube. It would need to have access like the standard MD. In other words, a completely new cube, inside and out.

Sammy
[/quote]
I think if he made various shells like he has for the full size MD, that would work perfect. The mini md does have access, just a different method.
Message: Posted by: 13 (Sep 30, 2012 05:22PM)
[quote]
I think if he made various shells like he has for the full size MD, that would work perfect. The mini md does have access, just a different method.
[/quote]

Yes, that would be GREAT!
Message: Posted by: billappleton (Oct 7, 2012 10:25AM)
I have used this quite a few times now. maybe this particular method has been discussed, not sure, but here is how I like to do it.

I use the color cube with a coffee cup and a book, and pass this from one person to another.

Each one selects a color and I guess it by asking a few questions, looking for "tells"

So the game is to catch them giving up the secret. So questions can be about Halloween (orange and black) Politics (red and blue) and so forth.

In almost every situation they will accidentally reveal the color, or it sure looks like they did. You can use an article of clothing or something nearby as well.

If someone starts playing tough (this will happen as the game progresses) then just list all the colors and watch them and slowly zero in on their color.

Some smart guy will also shake up the cube and place it on the book for a random color. If you hear this you can tell them you don't think they actually know the color! Nice touch.

This is the setup for the full color match pens, where you are now predicting an entire drawing.

The "poker tell" theme works for me because I am also doing cards and coins, so the mentalist patter is not going to fly.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Oct 7, 2012 10:44AM)
Bill- great ideas. Look downstairs in inner as some cool faves of performers are now being discussed.
Message: Posted by: targetintellect (Mar 16, 2013 06:07PM)
I have been performing multi dimensional for years now, and I have posted my presentation earlier on this site. I just have to say that using this to demonstrate the power of persuasion slays corporate audiences. It has become the most convincing and powerful demonstration in my presentation. This is by far one of the best investments I've made.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Mar 17, 2013 06:37PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-18 19:30, targetintellect wrote:
I've had mine for a while now and it is a close-up killer. My favorite revelation is still having the number blister on your finger. One of the best investments I've made in my professional magic career.

This week will be my first time performing it in a stand-up situation whilst doing a business presentation on the power of persuasions. I'm using the color cube and a white board. Basic effect: Six colors written on a hand-held whiteboard. I turn the board away from the audience and put an "x" next to the color I will persuade the audience member to chose. I put the board down, hand the cube to the participant. Once he's made his choice, I turn around the whiteboard showing him that green was my target color, and of course he picked just that.

I'll let you all know what reaction it gets.

p.s. extra bonus is that I list the colors in numeric order - how easy is that?
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: Magic1 (Mar 18, 2013 02:37AM)
Targe, are you using some kind of whiteboard t**** wr*t*r after they say their color? Great presentation! Thanks
Message: Posted by: billappleton (Mar 18, 2013 07:42PM)
[quote]
On 2012-02-24 14:11, targetintellect wrote:
The white board is simple: Purchase a small 12" white board - the kind that college kids hang on their doors. Make sure it is MAGNETIC. Write the colors in MD order in PERMANENT black marker. Buy thin black magnetic sheets and cut out a very thin X that looks just like you would write it. I tuck the "x" under the boarder of the white board, so I can show the colors to the audience. You now use the the erasable marker and PRETEND to write an "x". I then slide the magnetic X to the color I think they are most likely to pick. When MD tells you what color they actually picked, you slide the magnetic X to the appropriate color. It's nice when they pick what you picked because you simply turn the board around and show them. It gets stronger as you repeat it. (tip - put the whiteboard face down after you "select" their color, and only pick it up whey you are ready to reveal their color)
[/quote]

I tried to build this, and had lots of trouble. The X didn't look real (to me at least). Any better tips on building this? or maybe something else that would do the job?
Message: Posted by: Slepton (Jun 18, 2013 01:08PM)
I arrive maybe late on this subject but I just had the opportunity to use it (the ESP one) on my last gig this weekend and it is clearly one of the best investment of the year. A pleasure to build routines with it. I also want to thank Craig for his profesionalism to adress personally any issues with the material.
Message: Posted by: Greg Rostami (Jun 19, 2013 02:47PM)
Wow,

I just discovered this thread.

I'm a big fan of Promystic's products.
Some of the ideas on this thread are amazing uses of the MD cube . . . and I've barely read a third of this thread.

Thank you all for sharing.
Greg Rostami
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jun 19, 2013 03:00PM)
Well the reality is also that your new TeleFoto now provides SOME of the features that MD would offer in a $30 App. But then again you know that you creative thinker you :)

Not a cube mind you, but the TeleFoto app offers an amazing way of using you device a r******r
Message: Posted by: Greg Rostami (Jun 20, 2013 01:04PM)
Hi saysold1,

MD cube and teleFoto have their pros and cons.

Greg
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jun 20, 2013 06:29PM)
Absolutely. You app though is a bit of a game changer - I love it.
Message: Posted by: Wyld2006 (Jun 28, 2013 10:01PM)
I don’t think Multi Dimensional has flaws. That’s like saying, “yeah I have a great car that’s cool and fast, but it doesn’t fly”.
It was mentioned once earlier in this thread that this effect can be used in several different ways. I have my 7 year old daughter do mind reading effects at dinner parties thanks to Craig and his MD product. Its doubles as a cueing system, it was the most expensive item I have purchased as a hobbyist, but I have absolutely no regrets because of how much this one purchase has upped my performance.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jun 29, 2013 10:35PM)
Nobody said MD has flaws - where has anyone said that?

MD and Craig's gear is simply tops.
Message: Posted by: precious (Jun 30, 2013 09:11AM)
Now, as of the end of June, 2013, there is an amazing new version of MD, "Inside Out", wherein the cube can be opened and shown empty; see it demonstrated on ProMystic website.
Message: Posted by: deiricm (Nov 4, 2013 07:12AM)
Just finished reading this excellent thread - took a few runs over a few days! I think I recall someone say they used MD with a Magic Square, but noting the difficult in getting a seed number in the target range. For my square an ideal number is in the range 28-40 - to have no stand out sequences. I get great response from having two specs each roll for one digit of the seed number(although they've no idea what they're doing at the time). As I 'sense' these numbers from MD I decide on the fly to use either first-last, last-first or multiply them together to get my seed. This gives me a number that fits nicely much of the time - and the reveal can be powerful (especially if the multiply option is used).
Message: Posted by: deiricm (Nov 14, 2013 04:18PM)
Update: got Christopher Taylor's new 'Impulse' effect - and updated this routin as follows: e Looking at combining Christopher's idea of 'stealing a thought' from the spec's mind through my finger tip in contact with their foreheads. As I count down 6 to 1 they feel an impulse when we hit their number and it's 'transmitted' to me - they generate the sensation! I don't announce their numbers there and then. By priming them to stay aware of the process for any sort of 'connection' we might achieve, I ensure that when I later spin them through the square and reveal it adds to either first number/last number, last number/first number or their product (whichever suits me best), they then remember the sensation. Works for the family! Let's see with 'real people'. I'll be back
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Dec 17, 2013 10:27AM)
Just tried some thing new with my MD R.....er.

Pocket space is limited for close up strolling gigs.

A section of stocking on your upper arm near you arm pit works great to hold the you know what.

You get 'notification' on your arm and on your chest.

Just close your arm a little and both areas will let you know 'what's up'

Whatsup?

Works for me...........Nez
Message: Posted by: otreboR (Mar 11, 2014 03:03PM)
Hi!

I was wondering if Lior Suchard was using the same dice (Multidimensional Dice) in this YouTube video. (check link)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RrhEUmgQYY#t=152

The reason why I am asking is because the dice in the video looks nicer and smaller than the dice on the website (http://www.promystic.com/multi-dimensional.html).

Ciao, Roberto
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Oct 18, 2015 05:37AM)
I have just found the symbol cube I have for MD. Up until now I have been using the coloured cube. However I have forgotten which symbol lifts up on the symbol cube. If someone could remind me, I'd be grateful.

Thanks

Neil
Message: Posted by: Michael Daniels (Oct 18, 2015 06:13AM)
Waves (it's always 3)

Mike
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Oct 19, 2015 04:36PM)
I'm STILL using the MD routine I gave to Craig years ago. It's my go to demo each and every time! Love it! If you're an MD or MD Mini owner, send an email and I'll try to find you the pdf.

Ben Harris
ben@wowbound.com
Message: Posted by: Robert Sixx (Oct 24, 2015 11:42AM)
Ben was kind enough to send me his routine and it is really good, very impromptu in appearance. Not sure if this will work for me exactly as it is, but without giving anything away, I'm going to give it a shot. It is well worth your consideration, even if just to give you another idea.

Thanks Ben, much appreciated!

Robert
Message: Posted by: Cotham (Oct 26, 2015 02:17PM)
I agree. Ben's routine is excellent. Well thought out and clever.
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Oct 27, 2015 02:15AM)
A big thank you to Ben for sending me his wonderfull routine!
Message: Posted by: silver (Oct 27, 2015 07:37AM)
Thanks to Ben as well. The sent routine is really excellent!!
Message: Posted by: AJ MAJIC (Oct 27, 2015 10:21AM)
Thank you Mr. Harris :-) very nice routine !
Message: Posted by: rasp (Oct 27, 2015 07:40PM)
Thanks Ben for sharing your routine, a lovely effect using the MD.
Message: Posted by: Michael Daniels (Oct 28, 2015 03:52AM)
Many thanks to Benny for this beautifully organic routine.

Mike
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Oct 28, 2015 04:47AM)
Thanks to Craig for his amazing device.

Benny
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Oct 28, 2015 01:57PM)
Ben Harris. You are the Man. Thanks for the great info. on MD.
Message: Posted by: Shanlip (Oct 28, 2015 04:47PM)
Thanks Ben for the prompt email with PDF, it's a fantastic routine.
Message: Posted by: roblane (Oct 29, 2015 02:12PM)
Another thumbs up for Bens routine. If you have MD you need this!
Message: Posted by: chuds (Oct 29, 2015 06:49PM)
Many thanks to Ben also for sending me his routine, as a long time MD user it's great to have a fresh idea.

I'm definitely going to use this!

Regards
Ian.
Message: Posted by: Giannim (Nov 1, 2015 12:43AM)
Email sent
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Jan 13, 2016 04:16PM)
Hi Guys.

I am very happy to introduce a new routine using Craig's wonderful Multi-Dimensional (or Mini MD).
My previous work with this, REMOTE CONTROL, has been supplied on request to hundreds of mentalists, gaining much favour.

The NEW routine is a 3-Dimensional extrapolation of the concept and is available in the new book, MENTALLICA: Heavy Mental Magic.
This book is available for just $15 from wowbound.com with a 7 day money back warranty.

Here is the description:

Mentallica is a series of hard-hitting effects drawn from Harris’ one-man show: Hellucinations.

The majority of effects are NEW PRESENTATIONS and uses for existing props like: The Mother of All Book Tests, Looch’s Area Book Test, Glance, Promystic’s Multi-Dimensional (and MD Mini), Nitinol keys (like Elusionist’s, Shift), and even Chris Congreave’s amazing Zippo gimmick: Light.

Mentallica will give you entirely new presentational concepts making all of these effects appear NEW, FRESH and ORIGINAL. We explore Woodstock (yes, flashback to 1969), X-Ray Vision, enhancement of the bending effect, Three-Dimensional “Remote Viewing,” Drawing Duplication, Any Card At Any Number, even the “Cold Reading” of automobiles!

Harris tips the exact DRAWING DUPLICATION used on his infamous Uri Geller debate, televised via satellite in the late 1980’s. It uses NO GAFFS and looks exactly like the effect Uri has performed on talk-shows since the late 1970’s.

Ben also re-visits his most recent release, A Thought Well Stolen -- providing his ‘director’s cut’ -- leaving the impression that only ONE DECK has been in play. The refined handling enhances the ACAAN portion of the effect, ditching the flashy finale. It also leaves the spectator with a little gift. Routined for the serious mentalist.

Photo-illustrated, 46 pages with cover. Format: PDF.

I look forward to your feedback about this exciting use of Multi-Dimensional.

Cheers

Ben Harris
Message: Posted by: Marc O (Jan 17, 2016 11:25AM)
Ben was so kind enough to share his routine called REMOTE CONTROL with me, thank you for that Ben!
Very interesting way to use the MD or MD mini, really thinking outside the box (or should I say inside the box :) ).

Having so much fun with my MD mini!
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Jan 20, 2016 10:57PM)
Hey guys. Good news.

Craig has just listed Mentallica: Heavy Mental Magic at the Promystic website. The book (along with the bonus manuscript) contains two killer routines with Promystic products.
We all know Craig's very particular, so I am particularly honoured at it's inclusion. Thanks, Craig!
www.promystic.com

Cheers

Ben Harris
Message: Posted by: Shawn D (Jan 30, 2016 09:59AM)
Ben Harris Has just sent me the effect remote control. I really like the fact that he introduces it as a "Hey can you show me a trick?" kind of trick. You use a reg item and blow people away. If you have MD and are looking for more uses for it tis is it.
Thank Ben for the PDF! Awesome idea!
Shawn
Message: Posted by: MagicalAlex (Feb 4, 2016 02:53PM)
Please show link!
Message: Posted by: simplymagicweb (Apr 23, 2016 03:24AM)
Hi guys. Can I just say what fantastic customer service I received from Craig. My device stopped working - I sent it back and he repaired it - BOOM!!! Great service. Thank you Pro Mystic. Great product backed up with great service.
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Apr 30, 2016 05:52PM)
I second that. Craig is the man!!!
Message: Posted by: Hinge Thunder (Apr 8, 2018 07:41AM)
I wholeheartedly agree. I bought my first ProMystic effect (ColorMatch) a few days ago. Before I placed my order on their website, I called them. After getting their voicemail, Craig personally called me back and spent 15 minutes answering all my questions about ColorMatch. On top of that, Bobby called me a little while later and helped to ship my order to me later that very same day. I am blown away by both the ColorMatch effect, which works flawlessly, and the customer service from ProMystic. I am currently trying to decide if my second purchase from ProMystic should be Multi Dimensional or MD Mini.
Message: Posted by: aldiamo (May 4, 2019 06:25AM)
Selling my MD, receiver included, Mahagoney box, Cold Reading die, casino die and color die.
Used, $250. PM me