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Hakaput
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I have been pondering lately how many effects can be done with a large verity of techniques. Which got me wondering what effects are possible. When I say effect I mean what the audience sees rather than a trick by name, for there are many different tricks that are essentially the same from layman's viewpoint. So I would like to know what ungimicked effects exist, packet and whole deck or even memdeck effects are welcome. Please comment full names rather than just acronyms so the effects are easier to find for those who don't know them and if a memdeck is essential for an effect please make that known as well.

Off the top of my head

Ambitious card(s)
Rising/Levitating Card
Any Card To Any Number
Any Card To Every Number (this might not be different from Any Card To Any Number, but I make a normal deck apear to be a one way force deck)
Card To An Impossible Location
Sandwich
Disorder to Order (Triumph or New deck order)
Card Inversion in normal deck (Triumph ending without the mixed shuffling)
Mind Reading the Card
Predicted Card
Card Teleportation/Switching
Color Change (single card or whole deck)
Oil and Water
Card Tracking (seems like this is mostly in poker routines)
Perfect Poker Hand
Card(s) Vanish
Card(s) Production
Card Amount Known (Memdeck only as far as I know)

I'm sure there are other effects so please pitch in. Also if any of the ones listed have more official names or common acronyms please share that as well so other topics can be read easier.
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Do we have enough time in life to collect all the effects (or the macrogroups, whether it is possibile to do so)? I don't know.
Looks like a shopping list...

The "Any Card At Every Number", were you mentioning the Everywhere and nowhere?
And the "Card Amount Known", is an Extimation?

Pardon me, but that is one naive question...

PS: it's "ungimmicked", mind the title
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MarcoLostSomething this is intended to be less of a shopping list and more of a brainstorming aid for coming up with new tricks and routine.

The "Any Card At Every Number", could be considered Everywhere and nowhere, though the ones I had a quick look at on youtube were more packet effects where when I do it I use the entire deck, but the same concept none the less.

As far as the "Card Amount Known", is an Extimation? If Extimation is an thing then I didn't know it by name. I believe that is probably a typo meaning estimation. In which case a magician could probably get good enough to guess the amount of cards cut off a deck or held, but with a memdeck a magician can know exactly how many cards are separated from the rest of the deck and then communicate such information.

Thanks for the spell check on the title, unfortunately I do not think I can change it. But if it can be changed let me know, for I also made the same mistake in the coin section when asking for this same question with respect to coin magic.
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ChrisPayne your link is exactly what I am looking for thank you very much.
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On Sep 30, 2016, Hakaput wrote:
I'm sure there are other effects so please pitch in.


I perform the following list of themes in my repertoire of Card Magic. Most Pure Card Magic Effects can be classified into one of these categories:

  1. Ace Assembly
  2. Ambitious Card Routine (aka Elevator Card Trick)
  3. Any Card At Any Number
  4. Card Productions
  5. Card Stunts (Card Stabbing and other spectacular skill demonstration)
  6. Card to Impossible Location
  7. Chaos to Order (Triumph, Unshuffled, etc.)
  8. Close-up Mentalism
  9. Color Change Transformation (Gimmick)
  10. Color Change Transformation (Sleight)
  11. Color Separation Type 1 (Follow the Leader)
  12. Color Separation Type 2 (Oil and Water)
  13. Color Separation Type 3 (Out of This World)
  14. Gambling Routine (3-Card Monte, Poker, etc.)
  15. Invisible Card
  16. Linking Card(s)
  17. Lost and Found
  18. Match Made in Heaven
  19. Sandwich and Collectors
  20. Spelling and Lie Detector
  21. Telekinesis (Haunted Deck, Levitation, Rising Card)
  22. Time Travel Paradox
  23. Topological Effects
  24. Torn and Restored Card
  25. Transposition
  26. Turnover and Reverse (Asher Twist, McClintock Twist, Shin Split, Twisting the Aces)

A comprehensive list of Card Magic effects can be found in MagicPedia:

http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/......fication
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SamChak thanks for that comprehensive and descriptive list. Also thanks for providing another great link. I did not realize there was a magicpedia this will be very useful.
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