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On 2010-08-11 10:53, Alel wrote:

The next on my favorite self-workers list would be 'Invocation in Mute' - which is my impromptu version of the Bannon spelling effect. (Not that there is something wrong with the original handling - which I must say is beautiful - but its just that I don't like carrying more than two decks of cards on me whenever I go out. I got them both in Mnemonica order for a particular routine. So I felt the need to develop this particular one.)



I like your version Alel! Thank you for sharing this with me. It's a worry-free and impromptu Dead Reckoning!
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The Inviseble deck...
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On 2010-07-15 04:51, J.Warrens wrote:
I'm a big fan of "Prior Commitment" by Simon Aronson in his book "Try the Impossible".

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NICE call!! This is a really powerful effect.

A few more suggestions:

Impossible! by Larry Jennings
Scamp by Raphael Szaja
Annihilation Deck by Cameron Francis
Up The Ante by Martyn Smith
Smyth's Myth (this is a CLASSIC)
Matched Picture Cards by Nick Trost
Intuition by Nick Trost
Impromptu Out of This Universe by Harry Lorayne
Against All Odds By Darwin Ortiz
Untouched by Daryl Easton
Queensspell by Simon Aronson
Timely Departure by John Bannon

Namaste,
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I love Impossible by Larry Jennings as well as some of the effects at the beggining of Jennings 67 which are self working.

I love some of the work of the CATO principle- the effect I use is something that I came up with.

However, Daryl's untouched, if used in the right circumstances, is just a killer. It's simplicity makes it one of the strongest things I do.
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I've had great reactions with "It happens in their hands" and a couple of other routines from Juan Tamariz "Verbal Magic".

Just my 2 cents,

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On 2006-01-13 07:01, joseph wrote:
I'll second Overkill....


I'll second that again. Smile
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I had completely forgotten how absolutely STRONG "Overkill" is!!! Time to dust this bad girl off and do some damage Smile

Just curious: those who perform this fine effect, do you use it as a closer? It seems to me that, after reading the effect again, it would be pretty hard to follow this in a card set. Comments?

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I have to say the invisible deck. I really like Jay Sankey's "X" handling of it. I had no problem sacrificing my deck to that trick.
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And now that I think about it, Jay Sankey's Astal Projection is also a fantastic self working card trick if you don't mind a gimicked deck.
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On 2010-08-19 15:06, koolcracker wrote:
And now that I think about it, Jay Sankey's Astal Projection is also a fantastic self working card trick if you don't mind a gimicked deck.


Sankey's effect is excellent, but, I do not recall that he credited it properly. It is actually an Annemann effect straight out of The Jinx, called "King's Kards". Sankey's handling is slightly different, but, the effect first appeared long before Jay was born. I will have to check the video to see if Annemann was credited.

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For some reasons (which?) Juan Tamariz' "Never blind nor silly" (from his book "Sonata", Roberto Giobbi published it also in one of his "Lightest" books) hasn't been mentioned. It is a absolutely impossible looking location of two selected cards. Besides that it prepares the deck for OOTW. Jan
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Maurice Fogel's Three Card Prediction is a classic which always plays strong.
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Where, if I may ask, can I find Overkill? Is it in a DVD, book, etc.?

Cardamagically,
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Dom,

It's in Paul Harris' book, 'Close Up Fantasies'. The second book, I believe...
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Many thanx Alel...I also did some searching it's also on The Stars of Magic Volume 1 DVD.

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I guess it is not really a trick in itself,but Simon Aronsons Self-Control is pretty cool.
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I love Steven Youell's The Card Trick That Has No Explanation. I guess it would qualify more as semi-automatic, but that's good enough for me!
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Brrr! by Thomas Baxter

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Today, my favorite self-working trick is "Con Cam Coincidencia" by R. Paul Wilson, because the performance involves multiple participants.
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For a long time I did Frank Garcia's "Quadruple Coincidence" which is on one of the old Tannen 'Stars of Magic' tapes.
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