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JimMaloney
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To use the same phrasing you (or, I guess, Ron) has been using, I think Ryan's premise could be summed up as:

"What if I could switch two decks without anyone noticing?"

Perhaps the term "deck switch" is what's causing the confusion -- he's not referring to it the same way a gambler or a magic technician might. I've seen Ryan's script for this, but I don't know how much he would want discussed, so I'll leave it up to him to clarify more, if he wishes.

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RyanJonPilling
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Ok... to re-phrase my invisible deck premise...

"What If I could switch decks faster than humanly possible"

Or, the other major element of that presentation...

"What if there was an Olympics for card cheating"

And I really don't want to tip any more than that on this presentation of mine at the current time.

But I must be really missing something if that isn't a perfect fit for Ron Bauer's defenition above.

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Tom Gaddis
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Ryan,

Now you have a premise.

I have to make something clear though, this isn't "Ron Bauer's definition."

RB LEARNED these principles and techniques. (Mostly from Aristotle's Poetics.)

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On 2003-10-13 16:40, RyanJonPilling wrote:

"What If I could switch decks faster than humanly possible"

Or, the other major element of that presentation...

"What if there was an Olympics for card cheating"

-Ryan Pilling


Ryan,

RB asked me to pass on this tip.

It's hard to work with a premise that's general. The more specific you make it, the easier it will be to develop.

Tom
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Jonathan Townsend
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Beyond exercise, what would be the purpose of doing a routine for an audience without a premise?
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