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The Unmasked Magician
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You have do it yourself. I tried to hire a German to mark them for me. But they seem to be finding it difficult.
Please check regularly if you are becoming the type of magician Jerry Seinfeld jokes about.
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Sharpies aren't good for marking decks... the color will pass to other cards due to the alchool I think?

Does anyone has a better option?
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I don’t know why sellers can’t just have them pre printed

Much better all round
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On Jun 17, 2019, JackMagic wrote:
I don’t know why sellers can’t just have them pre printed

Much better all round


Actually it's better hand written IMO, more authentic and believable. After all we are telling the spectator that we made a prediction before hand.
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Hey Hey Hey, it's me again!

BY the way, "the bold and the beautiful" comment was hilarious!!!!!
I gotta admit that the only time I looked like my avatar photo was...well never...that's the beauty of photoshop.
Immediately after the photo session I went back to looking like an average, card trick performing human.

Re the project:

I explain how to mark the cards in the video instructions.
It is very straight forward and simple to do.

FYI, in regards to why sellers don't have the cards pre-written:
Ever since magic companies started "marking" Bicycle decks, Bicycle created a strict rule that will not allow any "manipulation of the Bicycle back design".
It's been a real stumbling block for many card effects.
Also, it's economically unsustainable to prepare decks for so many different languages.


In regards to marking the cards for other languages:
I explain how to mark the cards when it comes to different languages on the project.
Especially languages that don't use the typical "The Five Of Clubs" sequence of words.
Example, instead of The-Five-of-Clubs...use "I-Predict-Five-Clubs"
or you can even have multiple words on one or all cards as in this example: "You Will-Choose-Five-Clubs".
The order of the words makes no difference on the working of the effect.
There is no need to alter the handling at all as you will find out in the instructions.

I really cover everything in the instructions to make this a bullet proof piece of impossible magic that YOU WILL USE!
There's a lot of blood, sweat and tears that went into the making of this effect.
There's a reason this took 10+ years to make it to market Smile

Have a great day Smile

Rich
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I just have to say again that this is a brilliant release all around IMO. Possibly Richard's best ever which would really be saying a lot (ok, maybe second to Extreme Burn Smile).
I highly recommend it.

PS-I’m not a shill, just a very happy hard earned cash paying customer.
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Hell9 Richard, could you tell us what was the inspiration for this effect i » there’s one ? I may think there’s one since most if not all the stuff released is inspired from what already exists...
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I received this over the weekend. I will be the first to admit that I wasn't very excited about this initially, but after seeing that it does not use traditional rough/smooth and that the reset can be done quickly (in front of spectator's) it makes this effect a real-worker.

I only use RED Bicycle decks when I perform, but in this case the supplied blue deck is justified ("In this deck is a prediction...blah, blah, blah"). I haven't road-tested "Any Card" yet, but it has plenty of audience appeal; especially if the spectator turns over the aces himself. I'm going to write on the faces of the cards next to the 'single' aces (i.e. "The and "Of" cards) because it will make the reset even easier since you'll be able to visually see where to place them (I'll just print the same two words)....Nobody ever sees the faces anyway. Very good Richard Sanders, it was worth the 10-year wait Smile
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I received this over the weekend. I will be the first to admit that I wasn't very excited about this initially, but after seeing that it does not use traditional rough/smooth and that the reset can be done quickly (in front of spectator's) it makes this effect a real-worker.

I only use RED Bicycle decks when I perform, but in this case the supplied blue deck is justified ("In this deck is a prediction...blah, blah, blah"). I haven't road-tested "Any Card" yet, but it has plenty of audience appeal; especially if the spectator turns over the aces himself. I'm going to write on the faces of the cards next to the 'single' aces (i.e. "The and "Of" cards) because it will make the reset even easier since you'll be able to visually see where to place them (I'll just print the same two words)....Nobody ever sees the faces anyway. Very good Richard Sanders, it was worth the 10-year wait Smile

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So this does not use roughing spray , a roughing stick , science friction or Plastidip ?
It will be great if Richard has found something new here , if so it will be revolutionary imo Gaz 🙂
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Sharpies aren't good for marking decks... the color will pass to other cards due to the alcohol I think?

Does anyone has a better option?


Yes, Sharpies Smile I have zero problems using sharpies, even on the thin double decker decks that give a lot of bleed through problems. You just have to let them completely dry but I don't know exactly how long that takes. When I write on cards I let them dry for 24 hours. I have never had bleed through this way. I know we want to dig in and practice the trick right away but its worth it to let them dry and let that alcohol dissipate.

Waiting very impatiently for my deck to arrive!
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I used a Sharpie King-sized and had no problems with bleed-thru. Just follow Richard's advice and let them thoroughly dry for a couple of hours before reassembling the deck. The markings look nice and bold and stand out nicely on RED back Bikes.

Gaz, I don't know what spray Richard used, but it wasn't traditional roughing spray or a stick. Apparently whatever he's using it won't wear off, and so no retouching is necessary.
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So this does not use roughing spray , a roughing stick , science friction or Plastidip ?
It will be great if Richard has found something new here , if so it will be revolutionary imo Gaz 🙂



Yeah, see, saying no R+S but then using something along the lines of PD or SF, while technically true, feels a little misleading to me. But whatever.

Yes, PD and SF (and the stick for that matter, when applied heavier) are different in one way, but aren't they the same principle?

Dunno, maybe that's just me.
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They are certainly the principle I have been using for almost 10 years now . Although they are better imo they do still wear off over time and do need reapplication Gaz 🙂
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Is there any chance we could see an unedited video of the full effect?
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RS handles differently from SF. SF is as close to 100% reliable as one could hope to achieve, while RS shortcomings handling and spread-wise are known. You assumed no RS meant no application for the principle that both RS and SF handle, when actually it was meant literally, as in no RS. Adverts rarely/never get that granular on the method or specific applications used.

Further, the structure of this routine was tailor-made for SF. I would just mention that the use of SF (the card adhering principle) appears nicely buried in routine, used when there is no heat, and totally forgotten after the finish.

Richard killed it with this. It's got magician in trouble, which also conveniently removes the heat while the deed is done. The odd color cards reinforce that it was a prediction, made ahead of time that clearly came from another deck. Once they are in play, the deck doesn't matter, one can observe the whole deck blue and that those were the only aces anyways. Put the deck away if one wants to at that point, but I can't see it mattering. The spectators believe you've missed. Now the cards are turned over and BANG! Mind Blown.


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On Jun 17, 2019, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
So this does not use roughing spray , a roughing stick , science friction or Plastidip ?
It will be great if Richard has found something new here , if so it will be revolutionary imo Gaz 🙂



Yeah, see, saying no R+S but then using something along the lines of PD or SF, while technically true, feels a little misleading to me. But whatever.

Yes, PD and SF (and the stick for that matter, when applied heavier) are different in one way, but aren't they the same principle?

Dunno, maybe that's just me.
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I agree Kaliix there is nothing wrong with SF or PD it works 10 times better than R & S and lasts so much longer too .
I was just saying as a fan of the stuff myself it does need reapplying if you use the deck a lot that’s all .
It’s great for decks like mental photography particularly as the separation is only ever done using the Sv..g.l. principle and hence lasts until the deck itself wears out .
Best wishes and good luck to Richard on yet another solid release Gaz 🙂
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@Richard Sanders: Thanks for the info.
I will buy it and watch the instructions and ask again if anything is still unclear.

@The Unmasked Magician:
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On Jun 17, 2019, The Unmasked Magician wrote:
Tell Germans to start speaking a real language.

And that from some guy whose language consists of bad German, bad English and bad Frisian mixed together. Smile

But yes, I guess your way of phrasing it can really work. Smile
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On Jun 17, 2019, Lseeyou wrote:
Sharpies aren't good for marking decks... the color will pass to other cards due to the alcohol I think?

Does anyone has a better option?


Yes, Sharpies Smile I have zero problems using sharpies, even on the thin double decker decks that give a lot of bleed through problems. You just have to let them completely dry but I don't know exactly how long that takes. When I write on cards I let them dry for 24 hours. I have never had bleed through this way. I know we want to dig in and practice the trick right away but its worth it to let them dry and let that alcohol dissipate.

Waiting very impatiently for my deck to arrive!





I agree, let them dry for 24 hours at least.
I spread them out on my desk or work table so none of the ink is touching another card, and then get back to my life and forget about them for a couple days.
Doing it that way I never have a problem.
Yes, I use Sharpie markers.
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I've always thought of R&S as a principle, not a particular substance. Whether you're using Krylon, Testors, Science Friction, or sandpaper, it is the same R&S principle. Some of the cards are R and some are S
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