introduction \n \n bob farmer
1997
Bob Farmer

Introduction

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preface \n \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Preface

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a blind table cut \n not complete, but keeps order of cyclical/rotational stacks
 first handling
 second handling \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

A Blind Table Cut

11


the combo mix \n sloppy false cut, not complete, but retains order of cyclical stack \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

The Combo Mix

12


an effortless card control \n can be done as multiple control \n peter duffie \n drop jog \n jerry andrus
1997
Peter Duffie

An Effortless Card Control

Inspired by

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the drop jog \n \n jerry andrus
1997
Jerry Andrus

The Drop Jog

14


a blind overhand shuffle \n \n peter duffie \n g. w. hunter \n albert verity
1997
Peter Duffie, G. W. Hunter, Albert Verity

A Blind Overhand Shuffle

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from nowhere \n spectator cuts the deck a few times, royal flush in spades is produced \n peter duffie \n "cruz control" (phil goldstein, the linking ring one man parade, 1995) \n jack attack \n frank stefani \n fiveway coincidence iii \n nick trost
1997
Peter Duffie

From Nowhere

Inspired by "Cruz Control" (Phil Goldstein, The Linking Ring one man parade, 1995)
Variations

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when random cards collide! \n four random cards placed between two other random cards, change into four aces \n peter duffie \n traplapse \n jon racherbaumer
1997
Peter Duffie

When Random Cards Collide!

Variations

19


aces take the plunge \n two random cards placed in deck, cards next to them are four aces \n peter duffie \n change of four cards \n harry lorayne
1997
Peter Duffie

Aces Take The Plunge

Inspired by

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return to st. nicholas \n red aces appear between two jokers, jokers then change into black aces \n peter duffie \n the st. nicholas aces \n karl fulves \n girdwood meets st. nicholas \n iain girdwood \n the visitor \n larry jennings \n the tweezers \n chad long \n harlequinesque \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Return to St. Nicholas

Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here

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paintbrush change \n \n jack merlin
1997
Jack Merlin

Paintbrush Change

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girdwood meets st. nicholas \n black aces appear between two jokers, jokers then change into red aces \n iain girdwood \n return to st. nicholas \n peter duffie \n the tweezers \n chad long
1997
Iain Girdwood

Girdwood Meets St. Nicholas

Inspired byRelated to

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different class \n joker stabbed into pack to select a card from two halves of a deck each, reveal that card selected is the odd colour out (e.g. all cards are red except black selection) \n peter duffie \n bulls eye \n david britland
1997
Peter Duffie

Different Class

Inspired by

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block mexican turnover \n \n lin searles \n block mexican turnover \n peter duffie \n robin robertson
1997
Lin Searles

Block Mexican Turnover

Related to

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the master cards \n spectator and magician each have five cards, card selected in each packet, packets combined and redealt; each packet is now four of same color and one of the other color, odd card out is the selection \n peter duffie \n "the pallad principle" (peter duffie, cards in principle)
1997
Peter Duffie

The Master Cards

Inspired by "The PallaD Principle" (Peter Duffie, Cards in Principle)

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double ender \n chicago opener type of effect with "thought of" cards \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Double Ender

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color blind \n red card selected from red half, black card selected from black half. inserted in opposite color group, and then they transpose back to original halves, reversing themselves in the process \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Color Blind

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we can work it out \n two cards selected and lost, thirteen cards of the suit matching the first spectator's card is placed in pocket. card is extracted from pocket, but revealed to be second spectator's card. deck then turns blank except first spectator's card. \n peter duffie \n alan alan \n "paleface cards" (horace bennett, marketed by repro magic, 1970s)
1997
Peter Duffie, Alan Alan

We Can Work It Out

Inspired by "Paleface Cards" (Horace Bennett, marketed by REPRO Magic, 1970s)

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the unknown entity \n convoluted coincidence effect with two packets, one packet counted down to find mate in other packet (two cards, two piles, but not same position) \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

The Unknown Entity

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matchical mix \n two cards, two piles, same position  selection and mate \n peter duffie \n matchical mix \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Matchical Mix

Also published here

40


mirror power \n variation of power of thought, four of a kind produced as they are at same position in two piles, matches spectator's thought of value \n peter duffie \n the power of thought \n paul curry \n money power \n roy walton \n powerth, peter duffie, 1993
1997
Peter Duffie

Mirror Power

Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Powerth, Peter Duffie, 1993

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two way mirror \n variation of power of thought, two spectators think of a value each, when two piles are dealt, the only matching pairs of mates matches the two thought of values \n peter duffie \n the power of thought \n paul curry \n powerth, peter duffie, 1993
1997
Peter Duffie

Two Way Mirror

Inspired byAlso published here Powerth, Peter Duffie, 1993

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an interesting use of that principle \n two cards, two piles, same position + prediction kicker \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

An Interesting Use of That Principle

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divided we lie \n lie detector with two selections in two piles, kicker where selection is different color from rest of the packet \n peter duffie \n divisory capacity \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Divided We Lie

Inspired by

48


the lie detective \n lie detector effect with one selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. spot/court, suit) \n peter duffie \n "forces favourite" (ed ward, abacus vol. 3, no. 11)
1997
Peter Duffie

The Lie Detective

Inspired by "Forces Favourite" (Ed Ward, Abacus Vol. 3, No. 11)

50


lie stebbins \n lie detector effect with one selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. color, suit, value) \n peter duffie \n lie stebbins plus! \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Lie Stebbins

Related to

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lie stebbins plus! \n lie detector effect with two selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. spot/court, suit), but has double revelation \n peter duffie \n lie stebbins \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Lie Stebbins Plus!

Related to

54


effortless countdown \n kings cut and lost into the deck, deck is dealt into four piles by spectator, top cards are ace two three four, count down the values to find the kings \n peter duffie \n countdown aces \n lin searles
1997
Peter Duffie

Effortless CountDown

Inspired by

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menaces \n two cards selected and lost, red aces produced, then two black aces reverse in the deck, trapping faceup selections \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

MenAces

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aces are ace \n selection placed sandwiched between red aces. black aces placed face up in deck, sandwiches other three mates \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Aces Are Ace

59


braue addition \n \n frederick braue
1997
Frederick Braue

Braue Addition

60


aces in the fast lane \n elevator effect with four aces, rise through different number of cards in each pile, then end with assembling in one packet \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Aces in the Fast Lane

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a four ace ensemble \n jazz aces type of effect, four aces assemble in one packet, uses four court cards as the extra cards held by magician \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

A Four Ace Ensemble

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the fourmost \n card reversed in packet of twentyfive cards, packet is "mixed" and dealt into five poker hands  hand with reversed card contains four of a kind, other hands are mixed \n peter duffie \n draw test \n karl fulves \n succubi \n peter duffie \n the luck of the draw \n nick trost
1997
Peter Duffie

The Fourmost

Inspired byRelated toVariations

67


the diary of delusion \n two cards cut to are used to choose a date in a pocket diary  the two cards form a composite card, which is predicted in the diary at that date \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

The Diary of Delusion

69


the "so simple" force \n \n lin searles
1997
Lin Searles

The "So Simple" Force

71


all the fives! \n packet of four cards set aside as prediction, spectator eliminates cards until two cards left, values added together equal five, four cards are the four fives (variation, first published in abracadabra no. 2590) \n peter duffie \n george mcbride \n the eleven routine \n nick trost
1997
Peter Duffie, George McBride

All The Fives!

Variations

72


back to the future packet \n sum value of four cards tell you how many cards down selection is \n peter duffie \n the future packet \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Back To The Future Packet

Inspired by

73


the winning formula \n three cards set aside, card is selected and lost. two of the three cards are used to find selection \n peter duffie \n francis carlyle's ghost \n michael skinner
1997
Peter Duffie

The Winning Formula

Inspired by

75


weird image \n name of card freely cut to appears on the back of another card that previously had no markings \n peter duffie \n houdini's legacy \n paul curry
1997
Peter Duffie

Weird Image

Inspired by

76


leaping tom \n two card transposition with weird counting/dealing sequence \n peter duffie \n tom sellers \n the backwards almanac \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie, Tom Sellers

Leaping Tom

Variations

78


the backwards almanac \n locate card with long dealing and counting sequence about the deck being a pocket diary \n peter duffie \n leaping tom \n peter duffie \n tom sellers
1997
Peter Duffie

The Backwards Almanac

Inspired by

80


dead certain location \n value of magician's selected card finds spectator's card, impossible location (based on richard vollmer effect, unnamed) \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Dead Certain Location

81


the short deck baffler \n challenge location, card freely selected and shuffled, magician finds it \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

The Short Deck Baffler

82


trostworthy \n six pairs of cards, spectator selects one pair and adds the values of the cards, count down the deck to find selected card (based on nick trost esp trick) \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Trostworthy

83


the automatic locator \n \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

The Automatic Locator

85


the apparition \n magician has four kings, spectator has four jumbo kings. selection appears amongst the kings, jumbo version of selection appears amongst the jumbo kings in their hands. \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

The Apparition

87


before you die \n random numbers of die used to mix/transfer cards from packet to packet, then reveal two selections \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Before You Die

90


super duplex countdown \n two selections made fairly, able to locate both immediately \n peter duffie \n vernon super count down \n dai vernon
1997
Peter Duffie

Super Duplex CountDown

Inspired by

92


mystic seven \n seven cards dealt down to find first selection face up. seven cards dealt again, but find first selection again, the previous selection is now the second selection \n peter duffie \n magical seven \n edward marlo \n seven down \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Mystic Seven

Inspired by

93


the magnet \n ace of spades placed reversed in deck, two face up selections appear next to it \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

The Magnet

96


thinking and sinking \n two jokers penetrate and sink to bottom of two packets, selections are found on top of each packet \n peter duffie \n that sinking feeling \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Thinking and Sinking

Inspired by

98


doublestuck \n prediction of two selections in the form of jumbo cards (weird twisting revelation), found to be stapled together, and the actual selections are also stapled together \n peter duffie \n gene maze \n the stapled card \n john scarne \n joseph prieto
1997
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze

DoubleStuck

Inspired by

99


clear to the point \n signed selection placed in clear plastic envelope, which is sandwiched between two jokers. card vanishes and appears between two other jokers in spectator's hand \n peter duffie \n jefferson's jest \n roy walton \n clearly vanished \n steven hamilton
1997
Peter Duffie

Clear to the Point

Inspired by

103


m.i.m.c. \n two spectators sign two cards with different backs, the two signatures on the faces transpose \n peter duffie \n signature transposition \n peter kane
1997
Peter Duffie

M.I.M.C.

Inspired by

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an unexpected prediction \n cards in a packet turned face down one by one by counting sequence, remaining card that is face up has prediction written on the back (uses prime principle by george sands) \n peter duffie \n the whitechapel solution \n ryan matney
1997
Peter Duffie

An Unexpected Prediction

Variations

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prime number packet principle \n packet of cards with prime number of cards, think of any integer n, flip over every nth card in succession, forces the remaining card \n george sands
1997
George Sands

Prime Number Packet Principle

108


four card monte \n \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Four Card Monte

109


a transposition? \n two card transpo with slight discrepancy \n peter duffie \n gordon bruce
1997
Peter Duffie, Gordon Bruce

A Transposition?

112


get back! \n king placed amongst the four fours travel back to the king packet (jumbo cards) \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Get Back!

113


the card of the oracle \n spelling to two cards \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

The Card of the Oracle

116


spell or deal, it's up to you! \n spectator thinks of any card in packet, magician divines it, then choose to either down/under deal to it or spell to it. \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Spell Or Deal, It's Up to You!

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the spectator makes a sandwich! \n hands off multiple sandwich, find two cards \n peter duffie \n idiot's shuffle \n lin searles
1997
Peter Duffie

The Spectator Makes a Sandwich!

Inspired by

120


settling the score \n long spelling trick, impromptu and hands off \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Settling the Score

121


spellraiser \n card reversed in deck, spell the card to find selected card \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

SpellRaiser

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marty's miracle \n card found via elimination procedure, eliminate every odd card in packet \n marty kane \n karl fulves \n peter duffie \n simplex lie speller \n marty kane
1997
Marty Kane, Karl Fulves, Peter Duffie

Marty's Miracle

Inspired by

125


loyal marriages \n four kings and queens incorrectly matched, two jokers used to match them magically \n peter duffie \n fool's mate \n alex elmsley \n the marriage brokers \n roy walton
1997
Peter Duffie

Loyal Marriages

Inspired by

126


return to suabia \n hofzinser ace problem + twisting the aces \n peter duffie \n iain girdwood \n max maven \n "the suabian twist" (peter duffie, cards in principle, 1994)
1997
Peter Duffie, Iain Girdwood, Max Maven

Return to Suabia

Inspired by "The Suabian Twist" (Peter Duffie, Cards in Principle, 1994)

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remembrance \n remember and forget, with packet color separation as a surprise ending \n peter duffie \n the "thing er me jig" trick \n roy walton \n remember and don't forget \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Remembrance

Inspired by

132


hands off hofzinser \n hofzinser ace problem, almost everything happens in spectator's hands \n peter duffie \n hands off hofzinser \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Hands Off Hofzinser

Also published here

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hofzinser on the up \n hofzinser ace problem with sandwich plot, card appears between black jacks is the ace \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Hofzinser On The Up

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hofzinser by stealth \n hofzinser ace problem but super easy to do \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Hofzinser By Stealth

139


vanished or gone \n spectator thinks of any card, card is shown to have vanished from the pack / word gone is printed on the back \n peter duffie \n dave robertson \n domination of thought #1 \n johann nepomuk hofzinser \n totally gone \n dave robertson \n the back is gone \n dave robertson
1997
Peter Duffie, Dave Robertson

Vanished Or Gone

Inspired byRelated to

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still scheming \n play it straight triumph type of effect with cato procedure, use half a deck \n peter duffie \n color scheme \n oscar weigle \n hummer's 18 card mystery \n bob hummer
1997
Peter Duffie

Still Scheming

Inspired by

144


the dream machine \n divine selection, variation of mindreader's dream \n peter duffie \n reflected thought \n andrew galloway
1997
Peter Duffie

The Dream Machine

Inspired by

146


the mindreader's reality \n \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

The Mindreader's Reality

147


the mindreader's wisdom \n no prearrangement of cards \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

The Mindreader's Wisdom

148


a popular misconception \n elevator effect + gemini mates plot \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

A Popular Misconception

150


an odd occurrence \n weird sandwich trick with packet \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

An Odd Occurrence

152


backfire poker \n ten cards, spectator ends with winning hand (not ten card poker deal) \n peter duffie \n the "tenboys" poker deal \n jim steinmeyer \n ten again \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Backfire Poker

Inspired byAlso published here

154


a plain sandwich \n kings vanish from bottom of deck, sandwich selection instantly \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

A Plain Sandwich

155


hudson's hawk \n two spectators get perfect blackjacks from randomized half of the deck by themselves, hands off \n peter duffie \n gene maze
1997
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze

Hudson's Hawk

157


some might say \n triumph type of effect, end with four of a kind \n peter duffie \n the overworked card \n roy walton
1997
Peter Duffie

Some Might Say

Inspired by

159


torn, folded, and sealed \n torn, folded and sealed cards transpose \n peter duffie \n ramsey's triple restoration \n danny korem
1997
Peter Duffie

Torn, Folded, and Sealed

Inspired by

162


hellraiser ii \n elevator effect with ace to four of hearts and two jokers \n peter duffie \n gold from straw elevator \n david solomon \n hell raiser iii \n michael powers \n straw elevator \n david solomon \n hellraiser \n peter duffie
1997
Peter Duffie

Hellraiser II

Inspired byVariations

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