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Ok, so I was motivated to ask this after thinking about another post.

So, what are your top 3 effects/single favourite? (And if any of you regulars here don't have it, please please please make it your next mission!)
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Check out the free 58 page sample at the link above! Smile
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My fav is the matchbox monster.... how can anything beat that????
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The Vampire trick,without getting myself into deep trouble, a little while back checking out the free 58 page sample at the link.
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Something I always use is Critchlow's Till Death Do us Part. I think is is a brilliant piece of thinking.
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On 2013-05-23 17:09, Christopher Gould wrote:
Something I always use is Critchlow's Till Death Do us Part. I think is is a brilliant piece of thinking.

Christopher with you all the way with Critchlow's Till Death Do us Part,fantastic routine and my big favorite,second is WHITE STAR liner third,FREAKS by Paul Pratter and his Haunted key routine and if made to your own type of routine Andy Nyman's KILLER ELITE real big fun on Halloween with a bloody finger moving on its own and the spec picks SAW.

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Paul Pratter?!
Paul's Freaks and Key are great, and I say this with no bias at all!
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Till daeth for me too, its a great piece and I use it all the time. Gets fantastic reactions every time, wouldnt be without it.
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An envelope is shown and dropped on the table in full view. A book is given to two spectators for examination. The spectators each select a page from the book. These two pages are torn from the book, and then torn in half. Each spectator holds onto their half in the open and in plain sight. The performer takes the two half-pages, ties them together in a knot, and in a split second, the tangled halves separate in full view of the spectators! Then, the two halves disappear! The envelope is torn open, revealing another envelope inside. When this second, sealed envelope is torn open, the two halves of the pages are found inside! And the spectators match them to the halves they've been holding throughout the effect!
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Shane's Pentalogy is probably my No 1 go to for bizarre/story-telling ideas.
My top 3 from Pentalogy:

1 The End of the World As We Know it pg 262
2 Pennies Back and Forth pg 219
3 The Sacred and the Profane pg 138

And the entire rest of the text!!!

All of the effects are very simple but Shane's scripting is really the kaboom of the book.

The End of the World as We Know It is really an @$s kicker for the audience and completely undetectable. One very nice point about the effect is that virtually any topic or theme can be covered and still blow 'em away.
Pennies Back and Forth is so simple yet the story itself lends to the suspension of disbelief in such a way that a very simple 'trick' becomes a piece of kooky and spooky theatre.
The Sacred and the Profane is not something I would use as written but it does get the gears going.
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C'mon you can't beat the matchbox monster
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On 2013-05-26 08:56, Dr Spektor wrote:
C'mon you can't beat the matchbox monster


Hey Dr Spec, are you talking about the effect on pg 136? If so I agree that it's really really good. Smile I e en bought the little 'trick' because of Shane's idea.
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Indeed I am - very cthulhoid psychosis like Smile
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On 2013-05-26 03:14, JAlenS wrote:
Shane's Pentalogy is probably my No 1 go to for bizarre/story-telling ideas.
My top 3 from Pentalogy:

1 The End of the World As We Know it pg 262

....And the entire rest of the text!!!

All of the effects are very simple but Shane's scripting is really the kaboom of the book.

The End of the World as We Know It is really an @$s kicker for the audience and completely undetectable. One very nice point about the effect is that virtually any topic or theme can be covered and still blow 'em away.

I agree with all 3 choices, but especially this one. Haven't tried the Matchbox Monster, yet - but might have to give that one a whirl. I'm also quite curious to see which effects in this book lend themselves especially well to Happy Families and The Hedge Tarot - I'm guessing a few, at the very least....
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My favorite is Cassandra's Quandry Revisited. I often have The True Price of Money ready, if someone asks the question. And The Sting is the 2nd effect in one of my bizarre sets. Finding the right size scorpion was a pain though.
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Amandas magic trick from pentology is great I have used it and it never fails to give chills
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Reviving this thread because I just fall in love with his Murder Will Out. One of the rare books that will have you perform one of its effects if you read enough pages...
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This book seems to be unavailable/OOP. Does anybody know of a store where they still have one? Many thanks, cheers, Luc.
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The book can still be bought as a pdf on lybrary : https://www.lybrary.com/pentalogy-p-135791.html
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