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Terrible Wizard
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If you see my post on the What do You Carry thread, you'll notice I've started carrying a stack load of stuff in my wallet. And it seems to be working for me - prompting me to perform far more, which as an amateur is a really good thing!

To copy it here:

My wallet currently has ready to go:

Cards ready for card warp
Cards for three card monte: ungaffed; gaffed; and U3CM
A variety of ways of revealing different cards
Bingo cards (number prediction)
A revelation for equivoke style trick
A set of MOs for a mental magic style trick
A card that turns inside out (bar betcha)
A small stack of marked and stacked ESP cards
A set of cribs for mathematic tricks
A set of cribs for a host or bar bets

Soon I'll be adding to my carry round collection:

Elastic bands
An origami type trick
A small prepped pocket notepad for a variety of mental magic effects

And a deck of cards: prepped, marked, stacked, with gaffs hidden in plain sight and the box made useful
And another deck, with different set-up for switching

I'm working on ways to use my watch and phone ...
nwanstall
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I just carry a deck of cards.
Brogan_C
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Same as nwanstall, I just carry a deck.
Kbuck54
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A deck of cards, My F-I card to wallet, rope nut and knot. An of course, a smile.
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55Hudson
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Pocket mouse for kids (kept in a pill bottle so it lasts longer)
Squeaker (in wallet so it doesn't squeak in every step)
Sponge balls (in a change purse so they are confined and don't get too dirty. - I do wash them regularly)
Cards and sharpie.

Hudson
Ben Seatreader
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Always:
Deck of cards.
Wallet housing KK.

Generally:
Ring.
Chain.

If I can find a suitable place to house it:
NW.

Potentially:
Business cards.
Greg Rostami
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I usually carry my iPhone with me; which nowadays is never seen by my spectators. Smile

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How
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Quote:
On Mar 21, 2014, Digitalyosh wrote:
I normally just carry around a red phoenix deck in a porper deck wrapped with 4 blue rubber bands, coin purse with 4 seated liberty coins and Digital Dissolve, and my Exact Change gimmick that houses silver quarters and dimes, and copper pennies.


Exact change is great. I would recommend getting the application that can go with it on IPhones.
How
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On Apr 13, 2014, bowers wrote:
Thumbtip and silk--copper-silver coin[spellbound]
And a 1to5 bill change.Doesn't take up much room
in the pocket.
Todd


TT is a must! Excellent prop. I bring this as well.
How
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On Mar 21, 2014, MagicianFromHades wrote:
Does anyone else carry some magic supplies with them wherever they go? I certainly do. At any given time, I carry one normal Bicycle deck, one bridge sized Bicycle (I have small hands), and one extra-large coin that's good for coin magic. You guys?


Yes, I bring cards with me everywhere although I don't mind using a borrowed deck.
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I bring a regular deck of cards, rubberbands, and sharpies. There are other props as well, but they change depending on what I want to perform that day.
Houdonni
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I always carry a balloon for if I'm somewhere like a Dr.'s office and a kid or two are there, I'll rip the nipple off (Detach-Rick Lax)
As soon as they see you're blowing up a balloon, they're watching you. lol.
A couple elastics for Melting point, and my Ignition Key through bill ( or receipt) when I'm at a cash register.
I may also carry Extreme Burn, some coins, Cinch and Two Dollar Window.
I sometimes perform a Strike Change with a dime and penny when in a room with a few people, and depending on the crowd may dump the penny out of the pen cap as an ending. If at a party, I'll borrow a woman's ring and levitate it between my fingertips, and I carry a small plastic diamond I "accidentally" let drop out before I do. lol. the majority of the tricks I do are quick and over with,( I don't get out much) and occasionally I'll just smile, turn and walk away afterwards which leaves them looking at the bill or whatever, wondering, " Who was that masked man?" lol.
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Amrit
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At the very least, I will have one deck of cards, a sharpie and my JOL wallet in which I always carry some business cards and a couple of packet tricks.
Ray Bertrand
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I usually carry Powerball 60 in my wallet, a thumb tip (you never know), a leather shoelace and my pinky ring, and two decks of bicycles (one regular - one stacked). This is more than enough to entertain people. I will occasionally carry a sharpie and a bug writer. Sometimes a fire wallet or Shawn Farquar's Card to Wallet.

Ray
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I always carry 5 to 1 transpo and 2 dollar window.
Zlwin Chew
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QB. Sharpie. One Bike deck. One card wallet with a individual few gimmick cards. Extreme Burn. TT. Blank business cards.

And sometimes a Smoke Chamber Smile
Oliver Wallen
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Sharpie, Card-to-Wallet, ungimmicked pack, ID, business cards and very occasionally coin in bottle.
The ID is the most important and it's the only thing I will not go anywhere without, ever. For example, if I'm going out and I don't want to do any magic, I still take the ID because you never know when you'll get asked to perform. Usually, it's enough to appease anyone desperate for a trick.
Amro
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A Nail-Wr****, marked business cards and some imp device.
Bogbadger
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Phoenix m****d deck, ID or BW deck and a couple of coin uniques
seanksutton
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Rubberbands, ring, Loops, and if I'm freely like some card stuff, then The Code by Andy Nyman.
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