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Hi everyone,

In 2010 I released my work on the ACAAN plot.

Fast forward to now and I am happy to say that for the past 5 years I have been working on, not one but three, one deck versions of ACAAN. One with a borrowed and shuffled deck and the other two with gimmicked decks (one magician deals and the other spectator deals).

This work represents the past five years of my life since my original release.

As it is not released yet I wanted to share a video of one of the versions and get your thoughts. I am also looking for 5 people who want to review the release when it is finally ready. PM me.

Here is a video of one of the gimmicked versions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_pg1Ob75mE&feature=youtu.be

Thanks for your help everyone and comments greatly appreciated Smile

MJ
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Pmed you Smile
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Thanks Ceierry Smile You are number 1! PM'd you back.

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I would love to review it for you!
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Thanks Doug. Great to have you on board Smile

PM'd you.

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I would love to review for you. PM sent. Thanks, Matt!

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Thanks Mike. PM'd you back.

I have 5 people who have contacted me already for review copies and will be getting those out in the next week or two when the project is finished.

Thanks to everyone for the fast response and I am excited to share my project with you.

If anyone has thoughts or comments let me know.

Thanks again everyone Smile

MJ
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We're excited too!
Sounds like a good project !

Talk to you soon Smile
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Got it buddy and will keep you posted.

Thank you Smile

MJ
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That looked super cool. Super..SUPER cool. Can you give up anymore info on the project as a whole, and specifically the version in that video?

I've never bought anything with your name on it that I didn't love, so I'm pretty excited about this.

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Hey Carl,

Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed the demo Smile I always strive to give honest demos and all too often you don't get to see full demos of ACAAN.

Sorry it took me a while to get back to you here.

The project will consist of three workable versions of ACAAN that I use professionally in my performances. Each version does use only one deck and the deck is on the table from the outset.

The first version with a borrowed and shuffled deck is something that was touched upon very very briefly in my Penguin Live lecture but here it has been expanded upon. I will include two different ways of performing this version including both the classic "Name a card and name a number" with nice psychological touches that make this work and then secondly a version that I like where the spectator names a card and then I openly place it at a number they don't know and then the performer apparently psychically transmits the position in the deck to the spectator. Essentially the same method but with a different perspective. This version requires some sleight of hand that will be taught in full.

The second version with a gimmicked deck will take four decks to construct the one deck that you need. It is based on my original four deck system that I released in 2010 but now with only one deck. Some of the same principals used in my original system are employed both from a gimmicked stand point and a psychological stand point. The main difference however is that now it's only one deck used and in play the entire time. This is easy to construct and should only take about 15 to 30 minutes if that. No sleight of hand is required in this version.

The third version is a combination of the two and is probably my favourite. It's the version you see in the video. The deck is gimmicked and some sleight of hand is required too, again, all taught in the instructional videos.

This project is, I believe, a major step forwards for my own work back in 2010. These routines work and the gimmicked versions have instant reset approaches too.

Hope this answers your question Smile

MJ
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Even when you learn exactly what he is doing, Matt still makes this look impossible. The third version is my favourite and, I think, one of the best things he has ever come up with.

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CarlMcCoy
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Hi Matt.

Sold. Looking forward to this one. Any idea on a possible release date?
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Thanks Christopher Smile

Carl, I am working on it as we speak between gigs, crazy busy at the mo.

I plan on having it finished in the next week or so.

I will keep everyone posted here when it's done.

Thanks everyone Smile

MJ
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Hi all,

So, there has been a change of plan on this release. I have been trying to shoot the explanations but have been swamped with gigs and it seems to be getting busier! This means I have to push back this project.

I will be doing a lecture tour in Europe in Sept/Oct of this year with Christopher Taylor. The tour is being set up as we speak and will include much of Germany and also an appearance at Dynamite Days convention.

My plan now is to pre-release this on the tour and then release it for worldwide release as a download in October when I return and possibly a DVD after that.

Thanks everyone for the interest, emails and PM's. I will post back on this thread in October when the release is out.

All the people who contacted me for review copies will get them when I am back from my tour and before it is set for general release.

Cheers everyone.

MJ
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