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Hi!

I want to perform Casino Royale (Larry Becker). But I don't want it to be about a Casino. It could be about someone winning a holidaytrip to an exotic place (prediction 1), the amount of money he can spend there (prediction 2) and then prediction 3 (originally the 20 pnts. Blackjackhand).... what about prediction 3? Anyone any ideas????

I can come up with different plots, but prediction 3 is always the problem.

Help me out, please!
Thank you!

Frank
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I'm Dutch.
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Who they went with? What they did (activity)? Where they stayed, 5* hotel 1* hotel, In the gutter etc. There are lots of possibilities.
You might say reality is the result of complex negotiations between the observer and the observed. But that is simply a point of view.


Many Thanks
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In other words, you want to perform a version of Confabulation. This is a great concept and now you just need your theme and method. Search around about Confab for some inspiration and ideas. It is very strong and you are on the right track wanting to make it your own. By the way, the holiday idea you mention is VERY close to Becker and Earle's Cruise Control! Time to get further outside the box! What fascinates you that you can be passionate about and get the audience passionate about? Always a good starting point.
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In my eyes for a kicker ending, you could try asking them a simple question for them to answer and then write it with a swarmi gimmick.
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The outcomes should all be stated on just one A4 piece of paper. Printed by a computer, no handwriting.

I will look into Confab.

Thank you!
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Frank,
How about a celebrity the who happens to also be on vacation at the same place?
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On 2010-01-20 11:25, Tony Razzano wrote:
Frank,
How about a celebrity the who happens to also be on vacation at the same place?


I like that idea!
I would use Jay Sankey´s Omnilope for that one
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By the way
it is not a confabulation routine
but it does have a kicker ending (name reveal)

the Into the Abyss by Oz Pearlman
has the same premise has the effect you are trying to do
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The last prediction should be a f***e, if I'm clear enough.

So no last-minute Swami.

I like the celebrity thought.
Thinking of a bunch of ( R/S ) postcards with celebs on them.
The selection should not take "forever". It is already the third selection they make. Revelation is on the A4paper,sealed in a envelope.

If you can't or won't express yourself here, or I am not clear enough, feel free to send PM.
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On 2010-01-20 14:01, DutchFrank wrote:
The last prediction should be a f***e, if I'm clear enough.


Why not moving the 2nd prediction (the money, a card, a postcard or whatever you want to force) in the 3rd place and use a fake for the 2nd prediction - something freely chosen that you APPARENTLY cannot know.

Then you read the printed prediction along with your participant and - if printed words are big enough - you can even flash the prediction for the first rows of your audience so they can quickly spot that the predictions are ALL there!!!

Cannot be more detailed than that, here...
Then you'll rise right before my eyes, on wings that fill the sky, like a phoenix rising!
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Thank you, Lord of the horses...

Good thinking, but... what you are suggesting is already the case with the second prediction.
1. Destination = force
2. Amount of money = fake (with little extra in case they do pick the right amount of banknotes)
3. celebrity = force, but which one? (deck of cards already used for first prediction).
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I'm Dutch.
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On 2010-01-22 01:46, DutchFrank wrote:
Thank you, Lord of the horses...

Good thinking, BUT... what you are suggesting is already the case with the second prediction.


Frank,

There would be NO "BUT" if you really understood what I was suggesting you to do...

Yes, you could not like the changes and rearrangements I am suggesting because they don't suit your taste... and that's fair enough.

But you did not say that.

You said that it is not possible because what I'm suggesting is the case with 2nd prediction...

And I tell you, you did not get my hints, then!
Then you'll rise right before my eyes, on wings that fill the sky, like a phoenix rising!
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I wanted to send you a Pm, but it seems that you disabled that option...

I think I indeed did not understand what you are trying to teach me.

What I tried to say is, that prediction 2 involves an absolutely free selection of an amount of banknotes. Which indeed is impossible to know in advance. Yet it seems to be there in my predictions-paper. If I make that my 3rd prediction, I still need a forced selection for (for instance) the celebrity as my 2nd prediction. I sure can't have two "seem-to-be-there predictions" on my paper, can I?

I hope I'm not to cryptic...
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Update

Prediction(Force) nr 3 has to look like this:

Volunteer gets to choose from 10 photographs of famous people. The photo he ends up with is predicted.

The whole routine of the three predictions has to be performed in front of magicians. So preferrably the predictions are not very transparant, even to insiders.
Prediction 1 and 2 are covered, prediction (force) 3 with the photographs isn't covered yet. Anyone any idea of how to force the photograph of my choice out of 10?

I tried R/S postcards, but this isn't working the way I like it. The R/S isn't behaving like it should.
I don't want to use something extra for the force such as dice or playing cards.

What to do?
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