Written by Steve Beam
Work of Steve Beam, Various
171 pages (Hardcover), published by Trapdoor Productions
Illustrated with drawings by Steve Beam
Language: English
71 entries
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Steve Beam Introduction
Steve Beam On Performing Magic
Steve Beam Gentleman's Bet bet, red / black or pairs, performer wins always, gilbreath
Variations 7
John Riggs Unbeatable red / black or pairs, performer wins bet all the time, is able to let spectator win on his demand, gilbreath
Steve Beam Color Vision performer always guesses color of cards correctly
Related toVariationsAlso published here 11
Steve Beam Scaling the Cards three packets are cut on the table, performer weighs two and announces amount of cards, then he reveals amount of black or red cards in those packets
Inspired by
  • Mike Roger's "Trost and Us" in "Genii" October, 1971.
Steve Beam Bottoming Out all values are spelled, selection is found at last letter of last value, sucker element
Related toVariations 17
Wayne Kyzer Raw Deal card is found by spelling different characteristics of the selection
Inspired by 19
Allan Slaight I Cannot Spell A Lie
Also published here 20
Tom Craven Super Speller not with full deck
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
Tom Craven The Custom Card Trick card is found and spelled to at impossible conditions, possible over phone
Inspired by 24
Steve Beam The World's Greatest Magician humorous revelation of a selected card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 26
Steve Beam Quadruple Prediction four predictions, four aces are put in the deck at several places, prediction name amount of cards above aces, see p. 171 for additional credits
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 31
Steve Beam The Ladder Prediction prediction of a card, reversed Svengali
Scott Robinson The Portable Ladder cards spread on table, named number is counted to and card turned over, value of card helps find selection, force or prediction
John Riggs The Falling Prediction stopped card in one deck, prediction is odd-backed card in second deck, roughed Svengali
Steve Beam The Falling Prediction II cards are dealt on table face up with one hand, force
Marty Martini The Postcard prediction card in envelope turns out to be selection
Also published here 45
Steve Beam The Opened Prediction bold and easy open prediction, name written on joker, no-touch force
Related to 47
Steve Beam The Unopened Prediction prediction card from other deck, two versions, in second version stopped card is odd-backed
Steve Beam The Closed Prediction card has different colored back
Inspired by 52
Steve Beam The Public Prediction odd backed card is placed in deck, spectator stops at it
John Riggs The Solution
Stewart James LII-Kelihood spectator and performer think of the same card, coincidence effect turns out to be a prediction
Steve Beam By Coincidence chapter intro
Steve Beam Mating Season I spectator calls three numbers between one and twenty-six, cards dealt in pairs, and cards at chosen numbers match in value and suit, face up method
Related toAlso published here 62
Steve Beam Mating Season II deck cut in halves, joker placed in any half, from that point on all cards are mates
Related to 64
Steve Beam Full Deck Falsie triple false cut
Steve Beam Partial Falsie on the table
Steve Beam Mating Season III as Mating Season II, impromptu, cards torn in half
Also published here 67
Steve Beam Mating Season IV two halves, cards on named number match, then all match
Also published here 69
Steve Beam Cutting Match two decks, both are cut between the same cards
Also published here 71
Wayne Kyzer Forte four of a kind is found, dealing four piles and stop, performer and spectator deal
Wayne Kyzer Open and Shut cards cut and dealt by performer and spectator number and cards are predicted
Steve Beam Mathematical Card Trick calculator is used to find position of selection, humorous presentation
Related toAlso published here 79
Richard Bartram, Jr. Boxer Shorts cards removed from box, immediately case vanishes
Also published here 83
Steve Beam Odd Man Out one of five cards is chosen and put back in deck, other cards used to count down to locate it, contingency trick
Variations 85
Lin Searles "So Simple" Force without Searles credit
Related to 85
Mike Beam The Traveler Do as I Do with one deck, spectator finds wrong card, correct card is found reversed in his half
Variations 88
Card Turnover while removing an outjogged card
Steve Beam Marked Phenomena two versions
Inspired byRelated toVariations 90
Tom Craven The Cascade self-working handling of "Drop-Count" Revelation
Inspired by 92
Simon Lovell The Packed Wallet card to wallet, second phase 51 cards to wallet
Also published here 94
Steve Beam Lube Job cards cannot be removed from case, oil can is needed, gag
Also published here 97
Steve Beam Charged Cards several phases, apparently cards are charged with electric energy
  • 1. single card rises from deck
  • 2. half of a card stands on table on the long end
  • 3. half of a card stands on table on the short end
  • 4. four quarters of a card cling to the fingers
  • 5. card spread is picked up (Jerry Andrus)
Related to 101
Scott Robinson The Toy two folded cards penetrate
Also published here 109
Scott Robinson Severance Pay folded card through bill, ungimmicked version
Inspired byAlso published here 113
John Riggs The Optical Location cards shuffled face up into face down, two cards selected and performer finds them
Also published here 119
Steve Beam Lucky 13 spectator cuts to two indicator cards, which total the position of the selection
Related to 121
Steve Beam Double Dealer two cards at numbers, with incomplete riffle shuffle condition, Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control
Also published here 123
Karl Fulves, Steve Beam Riffle Shuffle Control Handling incomplete riffle shuffle condition
Steve Beam The Lost Key
Inspired by
  • Charles Jordan's "The Infallible Detection" in "Collected Tricks" and Charles Jordan's Best Card Tricks"
Steve Beam A Fine Mess one card is slid out and number used to land at a card, performer finds selection
Gary Plants Locator Service
Gary Plants Locator Service II
Doug Canning UNCANNY deck in pocket and one card after the other is removed, spectator mentally spells his card and last letter matches selection
Steve Beam Impaired named card between two face up jokers
Also published here 136
Steve Beam Jinxed with five piles, with indicator card
VariationsAlso published here 138
Steve Beam Killocation one of fifteen, contingency effect
Related toVariationsAlso published here 142
Bill Simon, Steve Beam Backwards Prophecy
Also published here 149
Steve Pressley A Cut Below single card control, to the bottom
VariationsAlso published here 151
Steve Beam A Cut Above single card control, to the top
Wayne Kyzer Bottomout card is stopped at, hands separated and selection dropped on table
Steve Beam Glossary
Steve Beam Leftovers
Steve Beam Crediting Magic humorous article
Also published here 159
Steve Beam Becoming a Professional Restaurant Magician humorous article
Also published here 161
Steve Beam How to Develop Your Memory Glands humorous article
Also published here 163
Steve Beam Advertisement deck warmer
Also published here 165
Steve Beam Thanksgiven
Steve Beam Errata as of January, 2003
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