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On Jan 3, 2017, avasatu wrote:
.... and practice it like mad....


I have managed to remember all the cards. My cull is taking about 2mins at the moment, my head is taking a while to catch up Smile
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On Jan 3, 2017, avasatu wrote:
.... and practice it like mad....


I have managed to remember all the cards. My cull is taking about 2mins at the moment, my head is taking a while to catch up Smile


One way to practice culling half the deck (say, half of mnemonica/Aronson, or Dead Recknoning cards), would be the learn to cull the black and then the reds from the group (so two culls back to back). Once you can do each of these comfortably, you can combine them.

For example, I have been learning to cull a shuffled deck to Mnemonica, and right now I am at about 2:30, which I consider a decent time for doing it covertly. First I learned to cull the sub 10s, teens, twenties, thirties, etc. separately, then I learned to cull cards below 30 and above thirty, and combining the two actions is about where I'm at now. I think it's a natural progression to practice culling in this way.
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On 2013-05-16 15:12, landmark wrote:
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Given the reset the original is a really clean one to repeat but spelling the example more than once comes across badly.
Good point as Turk indicates, but I don't think that is too much of a problem. Just make sure there is something different about the second demo as compared to the first--perhaps the first time, the cards are dealt face down, the second time--"let's try it a little differently, deal the cards face up, like this..."


Landmark,

I like your idea of dealing the cards face up as a second phase! And, by doing so, this might be just what I have been looking for to put together a three phase routine...part of which involves performing Dead Reckoning. That is: Phase One (A Dead Reckoning dealt face down) followed by Phase Two (A Dead Reckoning dealt face up) followed by Phase Three (my "deck stack destroying" phase that completes the performance piece).

Thank you for the suggestion. I'm going to play around with this.

Mike

May I know why exactly you want to repeat performing Dead Reckoning?
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The "rules" that define the stack for DR are very simple to understand. And Aronson's Flash-Speller is a neat idea to make it a bit easier to figure out on the fly. But it still requires a certain amount of mental effort. So (for me) it is never going to be super quick. I'm simply not motivated to learn it well enough.

Here is my alternative that I think is easier to set up impromptu...

Bannon's original DR used the 12's & 13's - of which there are exactly 26. This requires 4 Clubs, 9 Hearts, 9 Spades & 4 Diamonds.
If we use the 11's & 12's instead, we get 9 each of Clubs, Hearts and Spades. The Diamonds are completely ignored - this means quarter of the deck becomes a no-brainer.
Actually I think it might be even quicker to cull the cards that are NOT in the stack. This is all the diamonds, plus 4 each of the other suits. The "low" clubs, and the "high" Spades & Hearts.

This means your stack is 27 cards. The remainder is therefore 25 (assuming a full deck).
If the divider card is a Joker, then the selection will be at position 26, rather than 27 in the original DR. You will still use 9D etc as your demonstration.

Or you might prefer not to have a joker in the deck. You can use another card as the divider (just like you could with regular DR. In this case the remainder is 24, so selection is at 25. So you would use a different example in your demo. This could be 2D, 6D etc. Interestingly it could also be a Spade or Heart. This raises the 1/27 possibility of getting a hit on your demo - which would be pretty cool.

If you prefer to stick to a stack of 26 instead of 27, you just exclude one of the 27 cards. Possibly make that your divider.
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Very nice, Nikodemus!

One minor point that I don't think is in the original write-up--when the spec is about to put the remaining cards on top of the deck at the end, he can shuffle them without screwing up anything--not even the re-set.
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