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Martin Pulman
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Greg's compromise in Devil's ACAAN is definitely in the right direction.
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James,

You offer some good advice about just walking away.

Patrick Redford's Hands Off is slick. I have yet to perform it, but it is very intriguing.

I have a Mastermind Deck, which is more Open Prediction than ACAAN, however, you can modify it to be an ACAAN effect, sort of, if you just think it through.

I love the ACAAN premise, but I realize Open Prediction is much easier to accomplish. However, when I have performed Open Prediction as sort of a stand-alone piece, it just seems to fall flat. It is much better when combined with something else.

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On 2013-05-30 11:26, MagicAtlas wrote:
James,

I am happy to share the title and some more information, and from your post, it sounds as though we come from a similar background and perspective regarding ACAAN effects. And Chris, this can be easily performed with jumbo cards.

The effect is called "The Crusade: A Mind Reader's ACAAN" by Andrew Brown and Atlas Brookings (this is not yet released). To give some background on the effect, I've included the first few pages of the book below.

Best,

Atlas


Hey Atlas! That's a very great sharing Smile When it is release, be sure to PM me where to get it! Can't wait to read it.
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Chris
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On 2013-05-30 17:11, brehaut wrote:
James--check out my Devil's ACAAN. There is a rather large thread about it under Latest and Greatest that gives you all the details. Performer doesn't touch the deck after the card is selected, no forces, one deck, spectator counts the cards with an ungimmicked deck. Good luck


Greg


Have anyone got the chance to read the "Devils ACAAN" yet? Some reviews of your thought would be awesome!
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Chris
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As again, I will mention that:

1) I am fine with any version for close up performances (I probably won't even perform ACAAN in my close up shows, because I don't see how it fits into a walk about performances - it is too long and boring)

2) I am looking for a great version (Hands off, free choice, elegant, and presentable) for STAGE SHOW with JUMBO CARDS)

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brehaut (Greg) : Where can I buy your "Devil's ACAAN"? Smile WOuld love to get it and read it!.

Atlas: Be sure to PM me where to get this as soon as you release Smile I will be the first few to buy this!

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Again, I'm yet to find a version good enough to put on stage with jumbo cards at the moment.

P.S/ Have anyone seen Lu Chen ACAAN at the Essential Magic Conference? I have got the full pass ticket and EMC offer lots of good ideas to explore.
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Chris
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On 2013-05-30 11:31, James Braund wrote:
To be honest number (1) applies to quite a few magic releases these days! Smile You are not alone in this - wait to read reviews and what others who have the effect think about it. This place is awesome for getting other peoples opinions and have saved me a lot of money and time in avoiding purchases that wouldn't fit me or were overhyped. Conversely it's led me TOO a lot of excellent resources and effects that I never would have discovered or thought about if I hadn't been reading here. Do your research to avoid disappointment.

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Magician/mentalist release, once upon a time was really good. Now a days, creator just want to stay a step ahead of their seemly 'competitors' by releasing faster and more materials.
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On 2013-05-30 21:51, Chris wrote:

Atlas: Be sure to PM me where to get this as soon as you release Smile I will be the first few to buy this!


Chris,

I will make a note of it and will be sure to let you know, though I am sure that I will make a broader announcement here on the Café, so you can watch for that as well.

Best,

Atlas
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On 2013-05-30 23:10, willowtaylor wrote:
Here you go: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......&start=0

CT


Hey seen it before I think! But thanks for the effort! Will read through it again and see what I have missed. Smile
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Concerning "The Crusade".

I was privledged enough to be given a copy to proof read and review. I performed it last night for a dinner party of 10 people. Everything that MagicAtlas said in his description above is true. I used a borrowed deck and only touched it at the end for a very brief time. The reaction was amazing. Their jaws dropped. No one but the lady knew her card. No one but the man knew his number yet, when HE counted the cards the ladies card was at his secret number.

It doesn't get any better than this. This will become a permanent part of my impromptu show.

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On 2013-05-31 12:48, tgplano wrote:
Concerning "The Crusade".

I was privledged enough to be given a copy to proof read and review. I performed it last night for a dinner party of 10 people. Everything that MagicAtlas said in his description above is true. I used a borrowed deck and only touched it at the end for a very brief time. The reaction was amazing. Their jaws dropped. No one but the lady knew her card. No one but the man knew his number yet, when HE counted the cards the ladies card was at his secret number.

It doesn't get any better than this. This will become a permanent part of my impromptu show.

Ted


This is exciting! Smile Thanks for the review Ted! Can't wait to get hold of the "Crusade"
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Ted,

Thanks for the feedback - Andrew and I put a lot of effort into this upcoming release and I am confident that others will enjoy it too. And for others looking into ACAANs, ours isn't the only one out there by a long shot - take your time and you will find the approach that is right for you.

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A follow up on my performance of "The Crusade". I, of course, did a number of tricks in that performance along with "The Crusade". Last night I met one of the spectators. He hired me to do a wedding anniversary party and specifically said, "Do the one with the card and number." Can't do better than that. "The Crusade" got me another gig.

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Ted,

Thank you for taking the time to proof read Crusade and spotting all those
Tiny errors . I am really pleased to read your performance left a lasting impression
On your audience and this led to another gig .

Atlas and I have discussed that many new effects released have glowing
Endorsements from the top performers but lets face it , Lance Burton could make
An impact on his audience just using a cut deeper force .

With Crusade the aim is to have feedback from the hobbyist who
Works for his friends at the bar , the hobbyists who has a few paid gigs right up
To the full time pro .

Andrew
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On 2013-06-02 08:19, tgplano wrote:
A follow up on my performance of "The Crusade". I, of course, did a number of tricks in that performance along with "The Crusade". Last night I met one of the spectators. He hired me to do a wedding anniversary party and specifically said, "Do the one with the card and number." Can't do better than that. "The Crusade" got me another gig.

Ted


Ted,

I'm very pleased to hear that - I can't think of a better compliment! As someone who has gone through the book, you'll appreciate my perspective when I say that I love this because it leaves the audience in no doubt that you are capable of reading their minds. It perfectly fits who I am and the subtext of the show.

Best,

Atlas
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So, when will this be available?
It's all in the reflexes.
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Hi All,

I saw mention of "The Crusade" in another thread and commented there, but I will add my vote of support to it here as well. I, too, had a chance to read a rough draft of The Crusade and have had the opportunity to perform it a number of times. It's easy to do, all seems above board and fair, and the volunteers' are astonished... it really seems impossible. I know that many will really enjoy performing this when it is released and I give it my full support.

Regards, Steve
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