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You can change from Aces to another card— why though? A specific presentation angle?
3 can keep a secret if 2 are dead
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Fantastic trick, gaffed deck really well made and really few similarities with Omen which method is totally different.
Easy to master, easy to reset, brilliant method.
Vote: 10/10
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Great trick only trouble is when the deck wears out it's another £35 to replace. As Richard is keeping the RS he used a secret. I'll will be using this a lot working at my restaurant gig. Don't fancy shelling out £35 every few months or weeks
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On Jun 28, 2019, TONY L10 wrote:
Great trick only trouble is when the deck wears out it's another £35 to replace. As Richard is keeping the RS he used a secret. I'll will be using this a lot working at my restaurant gig. Don't fancy shelling out £35 every few months or weeks


Yeah no-one likes forking out for their tools at work. Necessary evil unfortunately.
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Well I don't mind shelling out for my props but a deck soon gets dog eared and it would be nice to be able to make a replacement when required thought he might have tipped the secret stuff if you bought the effect.

Actually I've just done a test with a substance. I think I know what he's used.
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Will be easy enough to make an extra deck if / when needed.
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Yes it will that's all I was concerned about because I will be using this a lot it's a great trick.

Just had a rethink on my above statement and realised it wouldn't be practical or economical to make one up.
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On Jun 28, 2019, TONY L10 wrote:
Just had a rethink on my above statement and realised it wouldn't be practical or economical to make one up.


Tony- I think you were right the first time. 5 dollar 1W deck and the other thing you can get for around 10 bux that will last you for a long while.
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I’ve gone along the lines of ..... I’m thinking of a card and I want you to GUESS the card that I am thinking of, what card is your guess?
The three of hearts, okay, remember that, now first let’s see just how good you are at guessing.
I’ve reversed the four aces in the deck, what do you guess is the first ace that we will come to? Let’s see if you guessed right ..... etc. This way is really comfortable, it is even better, as I go through the cards slowly adding a little tension seeing if they guessed correctly.
Any way, just thought I would share as I feel really comfortable with this. The ending is as usual regardless of how the guessing went.
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Nice approach Philippe I like it 👍 , thanks for sharing Gaz 🙂
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On Jun 28, 2019, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Nice approach Philippe I like it 👍 , thanks for sharing Gaz 🙂


I agree. Like the more casual approach...
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Thank you, I’m truly delighted that you both like it.
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My personality, I would do the double wammy in the what’s your favorite 4 of a kind (essentially forcing the aces if need be) and then a card from someone else. When you reveal the aces you make a big deal about it. If people are impressed great, if not even better. “Of course you knew I would say the aces, what else would someone say”. “That’s true” you say “ but how did this guy know that written on the back of the aces would be “the four of clubs”. Slow slow burn. So good
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Arrived late yesterday. Great trick, method is solid. As usual, what really sets this apart from most releases is the comprehensive instructional videos. You can tell that Richard really worked for awhile on this. Few thoughts:

1. MARKING THE CARDS
Always used a standard sharpie before, but even with ample drying time there would be a bit of transfer to adjacent cards over time. Especially with repeated spreading action. Discovered a Sharpie 'Paint Pen' at Michael's, never looked back. Oil based, needs time to dry, but the 'paint' applies beautifully, super-black, and doesn't interact with the bike coating. Dries to a permanent lacquer-ish finish. Pen comes in different sizes, has a ball inside like a spray paint can.

2. PRACTICE
Don't want to wear out my deck, so I've been practicing with a regular deck. Can't go into great detail about the setup, but if you have the trick you can figure it out. No need for partners in your practice deck, just arrange a similar order, think of a card, spread through and push out as if it were a real performance. Finger positioning important. In the instruction vids Richard points out that it's not super important to be super smooth, but I'd like to be able to do it like he does. It just looks nice. Hope this makes sense without giving away anything.

3. REPLACEMENT
Probably won't have to replace for some time, but easy enough to make up your own with appropriately trimmed envelopes mounted on foam core. I made a 'rig' like this a year or so ago and it serves me well.
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On Jun 29, 2019, Calvin826 wrote:
....1. MARKING THE CARDS
Always used a standard sharpie before, but even with ample drying time there would be a bit of transfer to adjacent cards over time. Especially with repeated spreading action. Discovered a Sharpie 'Paint Pen' at Michael's, never looked back. Oil based, needs time to dry, but the 'paint' applies beautifully, super-black, and doesn't interact with the bike coating. Dries to a permanent lacquer-ish finish. Pen comes in different sizes, has a ball inside like a spray paint can.


Interesting. Will check my local Michael's for that. Thanks for the tip, Calvin.
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Love this trick and buidling my own version by using a MD to make the push out even easier.
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Hey Gang,

Glad to see how everyone is enjoying Any Card!!!
it is really is a bullet proof, worker that gets crazy reactions Smile

The ability to predict ANY CARD that a spectator names has always been a Holy Grail effect for me and Any Card delivers this in spades (also hearts, clubs and diamonds...LOL)...all from a single deck of cards!

In other news: there have been a few people on the thread worrying prematurely about the deck wearing out.
The fact is, I already saw this as a problem in the development stage of Any Card.
Most manufacturer's wouldn't even concern themselves with this and would have released the effect as is.
But that's not me, I spend "too much time" trying to find the absolute best solutions for my clients and my effects.
So, I trashed the R/S solution (as well as all the development time and money) and dug deep in search of a better solution.
After much research I found a solution that allows the deck to be used for a long time without wear and tear.
In other words, I DESIGNED THE DECK TO LAST!

As a gesture of good faith and as a way to help support my customers, in the near future I will have replacement decks available for those that have a need for them. However, once again keep in mind...the deck will last you a long time if you take care of it!

I kindly ask people to please stop discussing method in this thread.
I am not even sure why this is a thing.
I understand that when it comes to exposure of magic laymen couldn't care less.
However as magicians, I would hope that we have a little more respect for our art and the people that put their Blood, Sweat and Tears into bringing good commercial magic to magicians.

I didn't mean for this to turn into a rant but when I see most threads here on the Café turning into an exposure of methods (right or wrong), it seems unfair to our art and to the people that put their time and energy into bringing good magic to magicians.

Have an awesome July 4rth weekend, Canada Day and any other event that I am not aware of Smile

Rich
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Hi Calvin826,

Thanks so much for the idea of using a Sharpie, Paint Pen.
This is the kind of thing that I think is so great about the Café!!
I will check this option out.

FYI, I have been using a REG Sharpie without problems but it's always good to find other solutions.

Thanks again Smile

Rich
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Rich , true gentlemen who releases killer working material. Thank you.
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Hi Richard can you confirm it’s not one of the standard R&S principles being used that is already out there . Meaning traditional R&S spray testors or Krylon , Science Friction , Plastidip or a roughing stick ? Thanks for any advise . I don’t care what it is but can you confirm it’s none of the above and is actually a new substance completely . Best wishes Gaz 🙂
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