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I finally got around to looking at Skeletons From the Closet. Like a small, well-published book, it was impressively laid out. The brilliant thinking here is rare for a small FREE publication. Looking forward to Volume 2 when it is available.
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This seems like a wonderful trick but I'm not able to reach you via PM as your inbox is full. Feel free to send one my way Smile
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Sudo was very kind to send me the first two issues of "Skeletons from the closet".

Regarding the first issue:

I think this is a very nice rendition of a classic Bob Hummer effect. It shows Sudo's signature way of thinking in terms of simplicity and cleverness.
My only problem with it is the quite long procedure in the "silent counting" part. An experienced performer will cover this easily. I do believe that there are more direct mind reading effects possible with a memorized deck, especially if you combine it with a marked deck. With a marked and memorized deck you could do the exact same effect outlined in the manuscript without ever having to touch the deck.
But if you are in a pinch and do have to work with a borrowed deck, this method would be very useful.

Besides that, I really enjoyed reading Skeletons from the closet #1, not only because of the clever ideas within but also because it is brilliantly edited with beautiful illustrations and a very nice layout. Excellent quality!

Thank you very much, Sudo!
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You're very welcome Alex. I'm happy you enjoyed these.

The use of a marked deck is something I have discussed with others as well - who were also thinking it to be a better option. The fact is, that if you use a marked deck you will need to be looking at the deck at exactly the moment when you shouldn't be looking at the deck. That was the entire point of Hummer's routine...and mine. It's one of the reasons for why he did it with the deck behind his back and is what completely throws off all the wise ones. Smile

Why use a marked deck when it can be accomplished without one and without needing to look at the deck at a very crucial moment?
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On Mar 2, 2018, Sudo Nimh wrote:

Issue One is ready to go. As always, if you'd like a copy just send me a PM.

I'd love a copy!

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Your pm box is full Sudo. I don't have any of this series. Sent you and email.
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Thanks for your interest Tim and Aligator.

Issues are given freely (at my discretion) until the next issue is made available only. Back issues are $15.00 each. PM me with the issues you'd like and I'll give you the paypal information.
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