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I'm looking for advice from people who have performed this trick quite a bit. I want to adjust the premise of the trick for my niece and nephew and was thinking along the lines of, "they say close siblings can sense each others thoughts and feelings...blah blah blah...I'm going to pick two cards, one for each of you and I want you to mentally send your card to each other...." Now here's the difference, instead of having the card mates match up, do you think the effect would be just as strong if, say, my niece's card was next to my nephew's mate card and vice versa?

I've played around with the trick but have yet to perform it, hence the need for some proper feedback. Thanks.
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You don't need to wonder or think deeply which is better. If you try two versions a few times, you will see which is better clearly. I predict you will find the original version described by Karl Fulves is far better.

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I do a version of this using kings and queens, along with a very different deck of cards. The idea being couples finding their mate.
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Thanks for the feedback.
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I'm performing a variation of Gemini Twins/Stolen/Quintuplicate Comincidence with the outcome just as you describe - where the other spectator's 'mate' card matches their card. In my case, both specs end up with a black jack and a black ace - keeping with my gambling theme and a story of cheating the casino's at Blackjack. It works just as well.

Furthermore, this is featured in "Scripting Magic" (McCabe) with the outcome as exactly as you describe - following a story of a 'strong bond' between partners.

Why not? Run with it and good luck.
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Thanks for that, too. In my mind it seems like it would play just as well since the storyline would allow it to make sense. But not having much real world experience performing it I just wasn't sure.
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You didn't say how old they were, but I do a version involving two characters named Clubfoot Jack and Diamond Jack" who both find the perfect girlfriends.
My 10 yr old daughter thought it was funny.
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Kato, when you say the Karl Fulves version is the best one, do you mean the one he put in More Self Working Card Tricks? Or is there another one by Fulves found in another place?
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Yes, I meant the one in "More Self-Working Card Tricks".
However, I did not say the Fulves' version is better in its presentation. Fulves did not include a presentation in its description.

The point in my former post in this thread, is that "my niece's card was next to my nephew's mate" part is weaker than matching as in the original version.

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I do this trick a lot - it's a true killer! It's a great one for late night when drink has been taken and I don't want to try anything fancy. Consequently, every now and then I have forgotten which card is on the top and which is on the bottom, resulting in a "mismatch" as you describe.

It doesn't ruin the trick: it's clear to everyone that what you have done is impossible.

But matching them is better.

(I haven't tried it with the Pete McCabe script, but have always meant to - thanks for the reminder!)
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On 2009-11-17 08:01, ross welford wrote:
I do this trick a lot - it's a true killer! It's a great one for late night when drink has been taken and I don't want to try anything fancy. Consequently, every now and then I have forgotten which card is on the top and which is on the bottom, resulting in a "mismatch" as you describe.

It doesn't ruin the trick: it's clear to everyone that what you have done is impossible.

But matching them is better.

(I haven't tried it with the Pete McCabe script, but have always meant to - thanks for the reminder!)


Ross - You hit the nail perfectly! In fact, with a regular deck, I often don't care which way around the cards are and merely adapt the ending patter! Unless of course, I'm performing my take on Quintuplicate Coincidence which has to end with unmatched pairs. Do check out Scripting Magic - No rocket science but some neat thinking for lazy minds like mine!
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I thought I'd post this here as the effect below uses the same principle, but I am racking my brains how Brian locates the 3rd matching card in the deck. Am I missing something or would it involve a cut at some stage?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-d069bRggk
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Here's an idea.

Lay the 4 cards in a diamond pattern.
Either two (face up or down) top and bottom and the other two left and right.
Pause and patter.
Turn over the face down cards.
No need to suggest that the face up cards found their matches.
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On 2009-11-22 15:24, Jaz wrote:
Here's an idea.

Lay the 4 cards in a diamond pattern.
Either two (face up or down) top and bottom and the other two left and right.
Pause and patter.
Turn over the face down cards.
No need to suggest that the face up cards found their matches.


I don't think that is a good idea because it draws attenion to the top and bottom cards. That could lead to someone figuring out the method.
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