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Jamie D. Grant
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Hi All!

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

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

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

Any help?

Thanks!

django
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Mnemonica has a lot of great material that would work with any stack. But a word of warning to you that you might decide that the built-in effects of mnemonica are worth learning the stack. Definitely get Mnemonica, and Bound to Please by Aronson.
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Check out Michael Close's publications, too. Six Hour has a TON of resource material. My favorite is the first one.
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You might want to check out the "Covert Use of Memory" section of my Memory Effects PDF file. Many of the effects in there are stack-independent.
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In addition to Scott Cram's wonderful site, you might want to check out the following sites for some ideas and inspiration:

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

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

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Hey Guys,

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

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

Thanx for the help!

(It's currently a toss up between Mneumonica and Bound to Please...)
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I second the nomination to visit dennis's site


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


Mnemonica. (And I'd guess that even Simon Aronson might make the same suggestion.)
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If you could buy 1 book of Memorized Deck effects (with the exclusion of the 6 Hour) that wouldn't require you to relearn your stack, which would it be...


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

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

Take Care,

django
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Eliminate the guess work. Get them all. Smile
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
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The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

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For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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