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Yes it was Stephen Mercent. He performed 'Smoke' with Stephen Fry.
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On Jun 28, 2016, Sean Giles wrote:
Once you've bought it, it's not too difficult to make up your own using the principle. Theres a video on YouTube where Derren Brown performs his original precursor to this trick. I think he performed it with Stephen Fry.


Yes it's this one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs2_qU6pZfQ



This is what made me buy it years ago but appears it is not the same exactly. The wording was pretty small for Decisions..also two cards verses one.
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Has anyone performed this like derren. I mean, what difference do the cards make. One says yes, one says no. You could easily pull off Darren's routine with decisions.
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I did not want to perform it exactly like Derren (only one of him) but it is easy to dupe it. That being said, he is pretty smooth and with two cards, I did not see anything he did fishy. I still did not like the gimmick. It is too small for my individual taste.
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On Jun 28, 2016, Sean Giles wrote:
Once you've bought it, it's not too difficult to make up your own using the principle. Theres a video on YouTube where Derren Brown performs his original precursor to this trick. I think he performed it with Stephen Fry.

Stephen Merchant. I believe.
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For those concerned about the size of the writing I'd recommend a bit of arts and crafts. I only ever bought one set, took it apart, and adapted it to my business cards - to me they look much more natural.

Haven't used them in quite some time but perhaps it's time to dust them off! (Or not...now that they'll be a popular tool again...)

Best,

Drew


I have had some incredible success transforming regular card effects into stage size versions. I am considering buying these but would love to use them as a stage trick. Is there anyway of making a large version or does the gimmick have to be small in order to work correctly?
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On Jun 27, 2016, DrewBstoss wrote:
For those concerned about the size of the writing I'd recommend a bit of arts and crafts. I only ever bought one set, took it apart, and adapted it to my business cards - to me they look much more natural.

Haven't used them in quite some time but perhaps it's time to dust them off! (Or not...now that they'll be a popular tool again...)

Best,

Drew


I have had some incredible success transforming regular card effects into stage size versions. I am considering buying these but would love to use them as a stage trick. Is there anyway of making a large version or does the gimmick have to be small in order to work correctly?

You can, once the principle is understood, adapt it to larger sizes.
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Hi Kevinjanet!

As Woover said it definitely CAN be adapted to larger cards though I imagine it'll take several prototypes before you find the right combination of size and material to ensure that it looks innocent and functions smoothly. The "move" is all but imperceptible with the original but it might take a little more justification and choreography with a stage-size version.

That said - go for it! I'd love to hear how the project turns out!

Best,

Drew
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What's the difference between the yes/no version and the blank version.

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You customize the blank card yourself to fit your routine.

Left or Right.

Green or Red.

Etc.

Space might be a problem for long words, though.
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I would guess one is pre-printed with Yes and No, the other is blank for you to write on whatever you like.
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I have used the YES/NO cards for a few years already.
Having blank cards customized with your own choice is a great plus!
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I guess the idea for the blank one is early for a language problem,
maybe you want write german words for yes/no, "ja/nee" or spanish "si/no", and so on,
but yes you can put whatever you want, colors and so on,
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On Jun 28, 2016, Sean Giles wrote:
Once you've bought it, it's not too difficult to make up your own using the principle. Theres a video on YouTube where Derren Brown performs his original precursor to this trick. I think he performed it with Stephen Fry.

Stephen Merchant. I believe.


I'm amazed that you didn't bother to read the rest of the thread. Smile
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"True" or "False" might another way to use this if you buy the blank version.

With the printed version, I believe you get one "Yes" card, one "No" card, and one "Yes / No" card - the gimmicked one.

I have a version I bought five years ago and that's what I got plus two blank cards if you want everything to be the same thickness. Doesn't seem necessary, but nice of them to include the extra cards.

As someone stated earlier, these are made by Rob Bromley and they could not look any better. I really like this.

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Is there any improvements or is the same product repackaged?
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Can the blank set be used to write a similar "yes"/"no" version except with larger words that take up the entire card?
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Can the blank set be used to write a similar "yes"/"no" version except with larger words that take up the entire card?

I wrote a full response but ended up not posting it to protect the secret. The simple answer to your question which does not give any hints is: No, you can not do that.
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I'm waiting on mine to arrive. I love which hand effects, and this looks like another winner. For some reason this 50/50 routine just seems so fair and amazing. It can be used as a lead in to other routines like a which hand or any other routine where the performer correctly identifies one object out of many. I'm planning on using it as a way to project my thought to a spectator then follow it with the spectator sending thoughts to me.
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Is there any improvements or is the same product repackaged?


Very good question. Titanas says so but I'd like to know for sure.
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