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A new ACAAN plot by Tommy is available:
The Eyes of Darkness ( https://sites.google.com/site/m2mmagictr......darkness )

This is a very easy version to perform ACAAN with 2 decks hands-off.

It is as clean as possible.

Here is a little description:

The performer shows two decks closed within their boxes.

A spectator selects one of them and puts it aside. The perfomer asks the spectator to remove the second deck from his box and to perform a deck regularity's check.

At this point the performer instructs the spectator to select a number and a playing card using a very clean procedure with this deck: 31 and Ace of Spades. Now, without the performer touches the decks, the second spector removes the first deck from his box and counts face-up 31 cards in pile onto the table: The last card will be the Ace of Spades.

All you needs 2 regular decks.

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Hi all,
after many request I added a variant that works with only one deck.

I hope you like it.

Thank you so much.

Bye
Tommy.
It's a Miracle...

For ACAAN/OP effects:
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http://sites.google.com/site/m2mmagictrick
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Can you give any details of what would make this variant better (or different) from the 2,714 other variants that have been marketed in the last year or so?
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On 2010-06-12 15:47, Xpilot wrote:
Can you give any details of what would make this variant better (or different) from the 2,714 other variants that have been marketed in the last year or so?


Please can you write the entire list of all 2,714 other variants first.

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On 2010-06-12 15:47, Xpilot wrote:
Can you give any details of what would make this variant better (or different) from the 2,714 other variants that have been marketed in the last year or so?


The big differences about this version and the other one are:

1. No dirty work: It is as clean as possible.
2. Hands-off 100%: From the start to the end.
3. Nothing to calcalute or to remember or secret adjustment.

In 3 words I can say: It is EXCELLENT!

-Antonio
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For Free, if you have purchased this effect and you send
me a proof (paymant proof) I will send you an handling in order to make
the spectator shuffling the deck after the number part
(Real Riffle Shuffle).

If you are interested send me a mail to m.parisi1979@gmail.com

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I sent my handling to many people.

Now the current version is:

Spectator selects a deck of cards and put it aside.
He checks the other one is a regular deck and then
he cuts a pile from it. He counts how many cards has this packet
and this number will be used for ACAAN. If he doesn't like it, he can cut
another pile or can remove from the current pile has many card he wishes.

After the number part, the magician asks the spectator to shuffle the deck
using the 2 different way to perform the Riffle Shuffle (He can shuffle the deck
many times)

After the shuffle, the spectator selects a card by cut or using a reversed card
inside the deck.

Everything is really clean.

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Due I received a lot of requests I will ask Tommy
if he can send everyone my handling about Eyes of Darkness
and how to shuffle the deck.

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I never liked to idea of having the spectator select a deck - sure, it looks a lot like freedom (and it's technically possible) but on the other hand it contradicts the premise. It's like performing an one-deck version of ACAAN and having shuffled the deck before the effect. Know what I mean...?

Therefore I'd introduce the two decks, declaring one of it as my 'prediction set', maybe even wrapped with rubber bands and handed to spectator for safe-keeping!

On the other hand, the second deck should absolutely be shuffled after the number part; there are several easy solutions to do so convincingly and even have the spectator participate.
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On 2011-09-13 03:30, Nicolino wrote:
I never liked to idea of having the spectator select a deck - sure, it looks a lot like freedom (and it's technically possible) but on the other hand it contradicts the premise. It's like performing an one-deck version of ACAAN and having shuffled the deck before the effect. Know what I mean...?

Therefore I'd introduce the two decks, declaring one of it as my 'prediction set', maybe even wrapped with rubber bands and handed to spectator for safe-keeping!

On the other hand, the second deck should absolutely be shuffled after the number part; there are several easy solutions to do so convincingly and even have the spectator participate.


With my idea the sequence is this:

The spectator selects one of the 2 decks.

Using the second deck the spectator cuts a small packet and counts the cards. This number
is totally random and there is free choice. The spectator can change mind if he wishes.
For this part, the order of the card is not important because the spectator cuts the deck in order to
calculate a random number.

For the card part, just to avoid the spectator thinks there is some relationship between the number
and the card or there is a stack involved, the performer asks the spectator to shuffle the deck.
The deck is shuffled by the spectator. He shuffles the deck using 2 different Riffle Shuffles.
The first one is very fair:

(First Riffle Shuffle)

He splits the deck in to pile and puts the cards in random order onto the table:
He puts a packet from a pile and the other one from the other pile in few words interleaved.

(Seconds Riffle Shuffle)

The spectator cuts the deck in two halves and performs the classic Riffle Shuffle.
He performs this steps many times.

After the shuffle, the spectator cuts the deck and finds a card. This card will be used
for ACAAN.

To avoid misleading: The number is free choice. The card is FORCED. The shuffle is
genuine but controlled by the performer in a very hidden way and no one will detect where is the deception.

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Sure, but my only point was WHY to give the spectator to select the deck at all?
This only proves that the trick (and my believe is that this handling further emphasizes the word 'trick') works indepently from which deck was chosen. I feel the mystery would be greater if one deck was designated as prediction in a certain order...
But your feelings may differ, of course.
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On 2011-09-13 05:24, Nicolino wrote:
Sure, but my only point was WHY to give the spectator to select the deck at all?
This only proves that the trick (and my believe is that this handling further emphasizes the word 'trick') works indepently from which deck was chosen. I feel the mystery would be greater if one deck was designated as prediction in a certain order...
But your feelings may differ, of course.


Your idea is good. If someone has some doubts, with your idea, you will remove it Smile
Just I added my ideas to the original routine.

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Yeah, your shuffling sequence really seems to look fair! Smile
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MP shared his shuffling sequence with me and: yes, it's a controlled "shuffling" done by the spectator (I'm putting it in quotation marks as I think it is not exactly what you might think of in the first instance when imagining a shuffle....)

We also talked about shuffles that look and feel a little convoluted vs. losing the hands-off aspect, and while I'm personally sticking to simply riffle-shuffle myself after the number selection Marco's idea is a workable solution for those who absolutely want the deck to be shuffled by the spectator!
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Isn't this a step away from the purity of the Berglas Effect though? two decks, shuffling and so on...
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On 2011-09-13 08:05, IAIN wrote:
Isn't this a step away from the purity of the Berglas Effect though? two decks, shuffling and so on...


Sure, you are right, but the effect we are talking about is different. There are 2 decks, shuffling etc.

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Sure, but a great effect nonetheless for laymen that doesn't need any sleights or memorization.
It's not actually a rival to the true Berglas effect, that's true....
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On 2011-09-13 08:02, Nicolino wrote:
MP shared his shuffling sequence with me and: yes, it's a controlled "shuffling" done by the spectator (I'm putting it in quotation marks as I think it is not exactly what you might think of in the first instance when imagining a shuffle....)

We also talked about shuffles that look and feel a little convoluted vs. losing the hands-off aspect, and while I'm personally sticking to simply riffle-shuffle myself after the number selection Marco's idea is a workable solution for those who absolutely want the deck to be shuffled by the spectator!


As explained by Nicolino, my handling looks like an hands-off riffle shuffle controlled by the performer, but if you don't look the hands-off solution
there are some better solutions and one of them, suggested by him, is really convincing.

MP
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