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Bogbadger
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This is another brilliant storytelling effect from Black Artefacts (blackhart.co.uk) utilising a set of Major Arcana Rider-Waite tarot cards and some great props. “A mournful story of a fate worse than Death itself - a tale of a curse and the unforeseen consequences of a pact with Satan, and a traveller who is cursed to walk this earth forever!” Self working, no sleight of hand is required allowing you to concentrate fully on your presentation (and the look of wonderment on the specs face) It's extremely well priced and as always with Black Hart the customer service and communication are top notch.
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Isn't it superb? A really eerie effect as all the cards are laid out and Death has simply vanished. It uses a well-known method, but the story, the mournful poem and the strange disappearance make it a killer for an audience. I honestly don't think you could make this for yourself as cheaply as Black Hart sells it, if you had to buy in all the stuff required. I can only think that he makes some money by using the Minor Arcana for some of the other effects he sells, making cost savings in that way, because it's a steal for a really powerful piece of storytelling magic.
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I couldn’t agree with you more ManxBull, it’s one of those effects that puts a great big smile on your face when you practice it as it’s so simple and effective. It’s not often these days that I can really fool my wife as she usually says “it’s magnets again isn’t it” and she’s quite often right, but this time she didn’t have a scooby,
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You can not go wrong with Black Artefacts. Always simple, but with emphasise on the presentation. His books are great too.
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Black Hart
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Thank you all for your kind comments.

Manxbull you are quite right, firstly I am able to purchase items such as the Tarot cards in bulk at wholesale prices and (hopefully) I can use each deck to make more than one effect. I can make a small profit and still sell at a reasonable price.

Pieaddict you are spot on there, that is my mantra - "Always simple, but with the emphasis on the presentation".

Keith Hart
Black Artefacts, manufacturer and dealer of weird, bizarre and psychic magic: www.blackhart.co.uk
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I have two questions:
1.- How are the backs of the cards (design and color)?
2.- The History with the Poem can works in other languages?
Thanks!
Black Hart
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Hello Mind_Magic

1. You can see the rear of the Rider Waite Tarot that I use here: http://www.blackhart.co.uk/cursoblackdeath.html
2. The effect would work in any language you choose to translate it into, I don't suppose that the rhymes in the poem would be the same, but it would still work.

Thank you for your question.

Keith Hart
Black Artefacts, manufacturer and dealer of weird, bizarre and psychic magic: www.blackhart.co.uk
Bogbadger
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Hi Mind_Magic,

Whilst I love Black Hart's wonderful props (and I hope I won't be cursed by Keith for saying this) When you have had a chance to work with Death's Cold Kiss you'll realise that this effect is really versatile and can be adapted to work with other stories and without the props if required depending on your audience. It can also be combined brilliantly with some of Black Hart's other excellent Rider Waite based routines.
The average man is not hard to mystify. - Howard Thurston
Mind_Magic
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Great!
I use the Rider Waite Tarot and I like the idea of the curse.
Sure I will get it soon with others items...
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Black Hart
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No curse Bogbadger -simply another great reason to purchase Death's Cold Kiss! Smile

Keith Hart
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Bogbadger
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Phew!
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I just received this and must echo the positive comments. A fabulous story piece with simple but effective plot, props and method. Not just a 'trick'.
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Received this last week and this is one of my favourite effects. Very simple but with a great story and script.

Great customer service as well. A replacement card was needed and sent straight away upon contact.
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I could not resist.
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