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Some_Magical_Idiot
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Mine is now "out for delivery..."
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As an owner of this book, it blows my mind that these are still available. For those who missed out on recent Dopps offerings, you need to be aware that this book can perform a significant amount of what a Dopps book is capable of, in addition to its own unique repertoire. If you're looking to get in on the action before the next Dopps release, this is the best course of action.
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On Jun 28, 2017, Sir wrote:
you need to be aware that this book can perform a significant amount of what a Dopps book is capable of, in addition to its own unique repertoire.


I was lucky enough to pickup Alice, but I also jumped on this as soon as I figured out how Dopps like it was. I think I had been overlooking it due to it being sold as an Oracle Book. The description does say "As a special bonus, SPECTRE may be directly incorporated into any Doppelganger routine (although it is not itself an actual Doppelganger)."
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On Jun 28, 2017, Sir wrote:
As an owner of this book, it blows my mind that these are still available. For those who missed out on recent Dopps offerings, you need to be aware that this book can perform a significant amount of what a Dopps book is capable of, in addition to its own unique repertoire. If you're looking to get in on the action before the next Dopps release, this is the best course of action.


I just made a purchase from Gemini Artifactsand saw this was still available. This is one of the best effects I own.
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I missed out on Alice but didn't make that mistake with Spectre. I am still in the market for Alice, but don't regret getting Spectre at all.
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Spectre has a whole string of reveals on its route to the oracle, and its (absolutely true) back story really reels people in and makes them regard the book with a sense of mystery and wonder before they even open it. What could possibly be spookier than a book written by a ghost via ouija board?
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I missed out on Alice but didn't make that mistake with Spectre. I am still in the market for Alice, but don't regret getting Spectre at all.


Alice and Spectre are two very different effects ... do not let the fact that they are both in book form and both by Prof BC fool you into thinking otherwise. Glad you picked up Spectre ... I find it to be one of Prof BC's most highly underrated works (judging by the fact it is still available ... his releases in book format are now beginning to sell out in just a few days). Do let us know how you get along with it!
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I was one who misuderstood whole Spectre while readed it's presentation text: Those coloured stones thing made me think that Spectre is some kind of new age fortune telling prop... I was totally wrong - it's a piece of art to all of us and hopefully I soon have my own copy of that (ok, being honest Alice is still my main interest but I believe that Spectre is a good second one).

...While waiting I've been reading the orginal book ************* and it's been at least a interesting experience - and the background story is really spooky!
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It took a long time, but rumor has it that there are only about ten of these beauties left!
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I find it hard to believe this didn't already sell out over two years ago. It's extremely well done.
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The dwindling stock of this volume was diminished one copy further last night. For me, if the effect has any utility, that almost comes as a bonus. I have spent several hours reading the back story to this, and it is utterly bewitching. Simply having a reason to tell that story, and an artifact that speaks to its veracity, is a pretty terrific bit of theater in and of itself. The notion that that is only a starting point is remarkable.
Among the peripheral reading I have done is a piece from 2010 in the Smithsonian magazine (www.smithsonianmag.com) which makes clear the story continues to have relevance with brain scientists and academics, still trying to unravel this mystery a hundred years hence.
I am now into the performance manual, and with it a whole new mystery unfolds.
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This always has been a big mystery for me ... how is it possible this book did not sell out in few days like most Prof BC effects ?
The effect and the theme of the book match perfectly.
The history of the original book is interesting by itself even if you don't perform the effect. One of the rare book in history dictated from beyond the grave.
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To answer the above mystery, I would propose the “book” was waiting for me. As a Magic hobbiest for 45 years, I recently started building a library of curiosities and stumbled over the “bizarre” corner of Magic. It’s been fun reading all of the threads here and discovering several sites, especially Gemini Artifacts. But alas, just as I figured out what a “Dopps” was, I also discovered none were available. But then, Spectre was. I just received no. 151 of 152. So, I’d like to think the spirits were saving it for me and it is now sold out on the web site. A big shout out to Vic at Gemini Artifacts, incredible customer service. I had the book in a few days with several emails sent to me regarding the order and tracking. Especially after a recent dismal experience with “you know who.” Looking forward to learning more from all of you on my new adventure.
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Dr. Nick, you will not regret buying this! Congratulations to Prof BC and Vic on (finally) selling out. Very well deserved. It's a work of art and a great tool! Cheers, Luc.
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And that's all she wrote . . .

Spectre no. 152 of 152 was purchased by myself last week, and I am so glad that I was able to buy this before it completely sold out. Now if I could only get my hands onto a third Dopps, then I would be truly happy . . .
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Unbelievable that it took so long when it has such a good back story! A latent Gem!
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For those who aren’t subscribed to the Gemini Artifacts’ newsletter (stop what you’re doing and go fix that right now!), it seems our little Spectre is getting an accessory pack. I’m definitely curious, so I can’t wait for my copy to arrive. While we’re on the topic, has anyone been using their book lately? Doing more readings or more Dopps performances?

https://www.geminiartifacts.com/collecti......d26c3b9f
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This is a welcome addition. I've been curious about pursuing the Spectre bonus effect, but I didn't the written reference to know how to proceed. I'm eager to dig into this.
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Interested in your review. I know SO many ways to gain a date, hard to think of why I would need another method. But I might/could be convinced.
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