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Hey guys, can I get a list of good magic effects that have a 50/50 ratio of being correct but that you can predict correctly 100% of the time?(Such as which hand, heads or tails, etc.)

For those with Colin McLeod's live penguin lecture, I want to perform his confabulation routine but I don't have the fancy device needed for that. I would rather do three different tests. Maybe progressively harder in laymen's eyes. If there is a need to PM me for exposure reasons, feel free to do so.

Thanks for the help,
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Heads or Tails ... G.Wilson's method from AOA, re-released on his new DVD.

That's the impromptu method I'd use.
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The envelope game by Matt Mello. You may want to check that one out. I found I rather liked it
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On 2013-05-27 22:13, Mind illusionist wrote:
The envelope game by Matt Mello. You may want to check that one out. I found I rather liked it


I thought about that one as well but for Colin's effect it really wouldn't work :/

After contemplating this all day, I think the only way to really do the effect is to just get the certain device. Looks like I won't be doing this anytime in the near future
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Guess if the new child will be male or female.
Guess if the spectator has a motorcycle or not
Guess etc...
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Kannon,

I have Art of Astonishment and can't find "Heads or Tails" by Gregory Wilson. Can you give me a better reference?

Thanks, Ted
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The new two (or three) "which hand" coin effect entitled "Gerti" is very worth checking out, and it is not expensive.

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On 2013-05-28 08:25, tgplano wrote:
Kannon,

I have Art of Astonishment and can't find "Heads or Tails" by Gregory Wilson. Can you give me a better reference?

Thanks, Ted


Hey Ted,

its in volume 1 (the books not the DVD), In the Greg Wilson section near the end.
Haven't got the books on me but can tell you its a pretty small write up and I think with no illustrations.
A gem, as its brilliant, natural and is largely unknown, not anymore with this new dvd ... Hence my loose tongue on this.

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Guess if the spectator has a motorcycle or not
Guess etc...


That has to be one of the funniest things I've read on here for a while!!
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ROSHAMBO can easily be adapted to a simple 50/50.
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I think Luke Jermay has a smash and stab that's 50/50. Pendulums are binary (back and forth, going in circles). Fast and loose is a good one, the bounce/no bounce ball could be adapted, the 'Ten card poker deal' (wouldn't you know it Jermay has something on that too) and O.O.T.W. could fit the theme although I realise they aren't actually 50/50.

There are also plenty of themes you could structure many existing methods around. Living or dead, hot or cold, night or day, dangerous or safe, happy or sad, empty or full, true or false, good or evil.

So for example using a swami and a dangerous/safe theme:

You have three volunteers and 4 pairs of pictures of food, (So two pictures of a pizza, two pictures of a hamburger etc), You hold up two of the pictures and say: 'These two look exactly the same but they couldn't be more different. One is a nice tasty pizza that's a perfect way to end a fun night out with your friends, the other's a pizza that some random psychotic mindreader has poisoned, thereby ruining your fun night out and putting you in a coma for ten years. You loose your job, your partner, your house and your i-phone family plan. Your facebook page disappears so all your friends move on and forget you. You are let out of the hospital a vagrant, a ghost left to die on the streets. Your life is now ruined all because you picked the wrong pizza.' Turn the pictures over to reveal one has a big black x on the back.

Discard those first two pictures and have each volunteer pick one of the remaining three pairs. Talk about luck or influence or whatever your spiel is. Have them turn it over to see if they picked the crossed out poisoned picture, or the clean picture.
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On 2013-05-28 21:09, WitchesHat wrote:
I think Luke Jermay has a smash and stab that's 50/50. Pendulums are binary (back and forth, going in circles). Fast and loose is a good one, the bounce/no bounce ball could be adapted, the 'Ten card poker deal' (wouldn't you know it Jermay has something on that too) and O.O.T.W. could fit the theme although I realise they aren't actually 50/50.

There are also plenty of themes you could structure many existing methods around. Living or dead, hot or cold, night or day, dangerous or safe, happy or sad, empty or full, true or false, good or evil.

So for example using a swami and a dangerous/safe theme:

You have three volunteers and 4 pairs of pictures of food, (So two pictures of a pizza, two pictures of a hamburger etc), You hold up two of the pictures and say: 'These two look exactly the same but they couldn't be more different. One is a nice tasty pizza that's a perfect way to end a fun night out with your friends, the other's a pizza that some random psychotic mindreader has poisoned, thereby ruining your fun night out and putting you in a coma for ten years. You loose your job, your partner, your house and your i-phone family plan. Your facebook page disappears so all your friends move on and forget you. You are let out of the hospital a vagrant, a ghost left to die on the streets. Your life is now ruined all because you picked the wrong pizza.' Turn the pictures over to reveal one has a big black x on the back.

Discard those first two pictures and have each volunteer pick one of the remaining three pairs. Talk about luck or influence or whatever your spiel is. Have them turn it over to see if they picked the crossed out poisoned picture, or the clean picture.


Some nice ideas there. I may be able to use some of them in one way or another for this routine.
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Patrick Redford's Prevaricator is technically 25%, but if presented as lie detection rather than which hand, you have 50/50.

Also Banachek's Ring Of Truth.

Which leads me to an interesting question I've considered for a while about the potential of combining these two effects, but I won't derail this thread.
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On 2013-05-29 01:37, C.J. wrote:
Patrick Redford's Prevaricator is technically 25%, but if presented as lie detection rather than which hand, you have 50/50.

Also Banachek's Ring Of Truth.

Which leads me to an interesting question I've considered for a while about the potential of combining these two effects, but I won't derail this thread.


I also need things that are just done with one person so that wouldn't work either hahaha.

As for combining them, I have tried it. It works just fine. I started with Prevaricator and then ring of truth really seems to up the ante since they decide which to be.
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That looks perfect.... Holy cow, that routine is incredible. Sent a PM.
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