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effkay
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Hi everyone,

Can you please point me to your favourite spelling stacks? Essentially, I want to be able to get to a stack where a spectator names a card and I can spell to it from the top of the deck. Naturally, there will be outs etc that need to be incorporated (e.g. just having a 6 at the sixth position etc)

Any pointers appreciated.

Does anyone do this kind of effect?

I guess you could argue that it’s a weak form of mnemonicosis.
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For his Infinity Stack, Tim Conover worked out spelling for all but the top two cards. Sometimes you're spelling from the top; other times you're spelling from the bottom. It the most comprehensive I've seen for anything that isn't just cards ordered one-by-one specifically for that purpose. An added benefit is that it's very easy to get into from a new deck or a shuffled deck without having to set up the cards one-by-one (and it's a real stack with lots of other properties, the ability to go to Stebbins and utilize all those built-in effects, etc.). The down-side, of course, is the availability of the information.
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Thanks. That sounds perfect....sadly it remains elusive from what I gather!
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Try the Impossible- Aronson
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There's a thread somewhere, from a few years ago, I think in this section, where a bunch of us together worked out ways to spell to a goodly number of cards in the Aronson stack. I'll see if I can find it again. One of the dodges was to cut in the middle and then do the spelling from either half stack face up or face down.
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For those who do Aronson, in my two posts in this old thread, I talk about spelling to a total of 22 cards--without using the half stack idea:

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......orum=205
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There's also a very clever spelling stack in John Bannon's Dear Mr Fantasy. I forget the name of the effect, but I'm sure someone here will know the effect I'm talking about.
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On Jul 4, 2020, landmark wrote:
There's a thread somewhere, from a few years ago, I think in this section, where a bunch of us together worked out ways to spell to a goodly number of cards in the Aronson stack. I'll see if I can find it again. One of the dodges was to cut in the middle and then do the spelling from either half stack face up or face down.



Wasn't there a similar post for mnemonica spelling? I thought I remember hearing of one but never found it. If there isn't one and anyone wants to collaborate to make one, I've already done a bunch of work in this regard and would be happy to collaborate.
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Thanks for all the replies so far.

I’m using the mnemonica stack so would love to be guided to a thread if it exists?

If not, then happy to collaborate with you to think of all the ways we could do so.
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I just published this, Spelling to ANY Named Card. It's for the Aronson stack, but it might inspire you with ideas for Mnemonica. It's a pandemic freebie:

https://jackshalom.net/2020/07/16/under-......lled-to/
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Here's the Mnemonica version. I think the spells work out even better for Mnemonica than for Aronson. They name any card and, with a little coaching, they spell to it.

https://jackshalom.net/2020/07/21/remembrance-of-cards-past/
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