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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.


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~
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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.


Better hurry before the price increase!

ACE Smile
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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.
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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
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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.

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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 ???
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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 ???


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 ALWAYS know what they selected without fail. 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.

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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
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I got mine for christmas it's fantastic
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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....
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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.

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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.

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
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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.

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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.



Yes, I always make sure I turn it about but when demonstrating to the spec. how to do it but 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 never 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 out 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 (clean!) or perhaps a napkin to cover it. I wish to eliminate any 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 clear.


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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
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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
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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
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And you aint just whistlin' dixie! Smile
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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.
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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
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Mike,

I have an ebook for Craig's MD here:

http://www.innovativedeceptions.com/id_d......ions.htm

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

Kind regards,
Max
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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
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