2022
Written by Scott Baird
Work of Various
439 pages (E-book), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Scott Baird
Language: English
144 entries
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Creators Title Comments & References Issue Year Page Categories
Scott Baird The Hermit about the new magazine
Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan. 2022 1
Chris Mayhew Swatch handling for switching the corner as it torn off a card
Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan. 2022 2
Scott Baird Rubik's Nap cube is shuffled and solved by performer, different presentations
  • The Move (self-repairing shuffle sequence)
  • The Solve Cycle
  • I Am Very Smart
Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan. 2022 8
Gwyn Auger 3 Social Media Strategies to Increase Online Engagement
  • Things to Avoid on Social Media
  • 3 More Strategies for Social Media Success
Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan. 2022 18
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan. 2022 20
Scott Baird Fly Fly Again "A literal take on a Visual Coins Across"
coins seen to fly to other hand via muscle pass
Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan. 2022 22
Scott Baird Logo Design "A step-by-step examination of a different creative process"
IBM logo
Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan. 2022 26
Scott Baird The FUJ Shuffle "Faro Utility Jog"
card peeked in incomplete faro condition, water fall square-up, then card can be glimpsed and controlled, with Si Stebbins application idea
Related to Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan. 2022 36
Scott Baird Army Reenlisted two-phase routine in which a peeked-at card is counted to from a reversed odd-backed indicator card, faro, FUJ Shuffle application
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan. 2022 40
Jay Sankey Sankey Says: The Power of Being Persistent
Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan. 2022 44
Scott Baird I Do Whatever You Do "Re-Imagining the Do As I Do Plot"
card lost in deck, half the deck (or another deck) is given to spectator and the performer follows along and copies whatever the spectator does to locate selection, improvisation
Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan. 2022 46
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan. 2022 50
Scott Baird The Hermit
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 52
Harapan Ong Collecting One by One selections appear one by one between four Aces
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 54
David Michael Evans Frisco Flash discrepant switch, flushtration count
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 58
Dai Vernon Spin Flourish out-jogged card spins on first finger, credit information
Related to
  • Stephen Minch, The Vernon Chronicles, Vol. 4, p. 83
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 59
Greg Boggs Greg Boggs offers his thoughts on why you shouldn't retire your Professor's Nightmare props just yet
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 62
Rick Holcombe Cerebral CSB travelling routine with copper, silver and brass coin, chosen one travels in multiple out scenario with purse or Okito box
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 64
Unknown Friction Pass from Purse
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 67
Unknown Wrist Transfer Steal
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 68
Unknown Coin Box Dump Steal
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 70
Gwyn Auger Let's Get Social
  • Growing Online
  • Instagram Styles
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 72
Scott Baird Undo Two two cards chosen by cutting to them and replacing the packets, four Aces are put in face-up pairs in deck, after a faro they sandwich the selections
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 78
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 86
John Carey Equicoins one of five coins predicted
Inspired by
  • "Equivox" (Christian Chelman, Capricornian Tales)
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 88
Jay Sankey Sankey Says: Why You Might Not Feel Successful
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 90
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 95
Scott Baird The Hermit
Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 97
Michał Kociołek Match Up two sets of Ace-through-Five, Do As I Do type matching with performer and spectator
Related to Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 98
Gwyn Auger Let's Get Social (and Professional)
  • Is there a point to using LinkedIn as a magician?
  • Tips for using LinkedIn as a Professional Magician
Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 106
Scott Baird S.W.I.S.S. - Shake Well Into Si Stebbins presentational framework for Si Stebbins Secret, red black separated cards instantly mix, using fine incomplete faro condition for Svengali riffle
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 110
Scott Baird Pockets of Candy card created by combining value and suit of two cards that are found on either side of a card that's stabbed into the deck, it is found in pocket, then the card if suit and value are combined vice versa as well, faro
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 114
Scott Baird Congratulations winner of HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 122
Scott Baird Your Next Challenge HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 123
Michael Pilkey SIRIously Mental iPhone reveals a chosen song
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 124
Caroline Ravn The Power of Great Pictures
Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 128
Rico Weeland The Structural Problem of the Homing Card Plus "(and Alternate Endings)"
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 132
Rick Holcombe Lost In Thought spectator cuts deck and makes up a card by using suit and value of the two cards at that point, the created card is predicted as a blank-faced card, the actual selection is nowhere to be found
Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 138
Rick Holcombe Dribble Cross Cut Force spectator says stop during dribbling
Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 140
Jay Sankey Sankey Says: Why You Need To Forget New And Better
Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 142
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 1 No. 3 Mar. 2022 144
Scott Baird The Hermit
Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 147
Joshua Jay Casual Cassandra card placed on case, card chosen, it turns out to be card that has been removed which has now vanished
Inspired byAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 148
R. Paul Wilson Open Steal card from case stolen with right-hand packet
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 154
Giacomo Bertini The Palm Shuttle showing both hands empty while transferring one coin from hand to hand, pinky transfer to classic palm, then to deep back clip of other hand
Related toAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 158
Giacomo Bertini Deep Flash Production
Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 164
Scott Baird Four Card Symphony four cut-to cards are found, all cards in last packet are named
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 167
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 173
John Carey Triple Prediction spectator cuts three times and a face-up marker card is put at that position, the three cards below the marker cards are predicted
Also published here
  • "My, My Cards, & I" (2017, John Carey)
Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 175
Scott Baird Scott and Soda international three-coin across, routine with locking Scotch and Soda gimmick
Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 178
Richard Himber Himber Click Pass Vanish
Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 180
Unknown Deep Back Clip Steal
Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 184
Homer Liwag Yin Yam Flim Flam hand drop, inertia forced deep back-clipped coin to appear with others already there
Also published here
  • The Magic Man Examiner, Vol. 1, 1991
Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 184
Scott Baird, Mike Vance Misdirection in Sports
  • The Feint
  • The Shot Fake
  • The Aside
  • The Social Contract
  • The Magic Coordinator
Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 186
Jay Sankey Sankey Says: The Power of Defying Expectations
Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 190
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 192
Scott Baird The Hermit
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 195
Bill Citino Coins to Purse three coins travel into purse one by one
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 196
Bill Citino Purse Dump Steal coins dumped out of purse, one held back inside
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 197
Geoffrey Latta False Fan Transfer one of a three-coin fan is apparently dumped into other hand
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 197
Gary Kurtz Gesticulated Changeover
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 198
Bill Citino Toss Click Pass
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 198
David Roth Deep Palm Tenkai Pennies
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 199
Bill Citino Changeover Throw
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 200
Ponta the Smith Undercover Spread
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 201
Kyle Leon Ultimate Brainwave named card is shown as only red-backed card in blue-backed deck, unusual gaffed deck
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 204
Kyle Leon Kyle Leon: Himself, In His Own Words
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 210
Giacomo Bertini The Production Phase of a new three-coin routine three-coin production sequence
Related to Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 213
Giacomo Bertini Curl Palm to Thumb Palm hand to hand transfer
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 214
Giacomo Bertini Mutobe Palm Transfer hand to hand transfer
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 215
Giacomo Bertini Pinky Concealment brief
Related to Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 216
Álvaro Pérez Berbel The Management of Added Information
  • Writing
  • Collection
  • Election
  • Reading
  • Elevation
Related to
  • "Sobre la técnica" (Jon Zabal, Fechorías, p. 114)
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 218
Mystic Slybaba Tossed Across two copper and a silver coin in one hand, two coppers in the other hand, silver coin travels across, using Hopping Halves gaff
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 222
Patrik Kuffs P.Q.I. stand-up presentational ploy Jackpot Coins with squares of toilet paper
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 226
Scott Baird A Dream from The Hermit... cake transformation in dream
Variations Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 230
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 231
Scott Baird The Gambler, The Magician, and The Psychic two cards chosen, one removed, all found, using One and a Half Way Deck
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 232
Scott Baird One and a Half Way Deck faces one-way scratch-marked, backs of only one color are one-way scratch-marked
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 234
Unknown Card Clocking mod 10
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 238
Jay Sankey Sankey Says: The Secret to Sharing Your Humour Humor
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 240
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Related to Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 244
Scott Baird The Hermit
Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 247
Scott Baird On Waving Tides card chosen and signed from blue deck, replaced reversed, deck cased and pocketed, red-backed deck removed from another pocket and signed blue-backed card is found in it, see also p. 294
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 248
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Force dropping bottom card
Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 252
Unknown Case Flap between Cards and Deck
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 254
Unknown Sleeve Deck Displacement deck apparently dropped into inside pocket, another deck taken from another pocket
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 255
Giacomo Bertini The final phase of a new three-coin routine three coin vanish one by one, then re-appear together on spectator's hands
Related to Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 258
Unknown False Transfer coin retained in finger palm
Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 259
Giacomo Bertini Palm-to-Palm Transfer showing both hands empty
Related to Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 259
Rick Holcombe Quantum Conundrum Daley & Between your Palms combo, streamlined
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 266
Jerry K. Hartman Bold Riffle Force both hands move up, right hand pushes everything forward above a break
Also published here
  • Card Devilry, 2017
Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 270
Ryan Pilling The Turing Test paper square with 4x4 images of two different types in chess layout, folded into bundle and a single cut cuts out all the images of one type, a second sheet is folded only once and cut into two halves, the images magically rearranged when turned over again
Inspired by
  • "Bi-Kolor Kut" (Stewart Judah & Leslie Guest, marketed 1931)
Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 272
Scott Baird The Dream Challenge intro
Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 280
Gareth Jones Any Cake Called For sponge cake changes into any flavor
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 281
Unknown The Dream Challenge cake changes into any flavor, by pseudonym "EvilDan"
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 282
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 283
Michael Rubinstein Two Coin Turnover two coins turnover one-handed at once, one of them is double-faced
Variations Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 285
Michael Rubinstein The Two Coin Turnover Variation two coins turnover one-handed at once, one of them is double-faced
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 285
John Carey Teleport: A Card to Envelope ten cards sealed into envelope, a signed card travels to join them
  • Variation by Scott Baird
Related to
  • Me, My Cards, and I (2017 ebook)
Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 288
Jay Sankey Sankey Says: Forget About Believing in Yourself
Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 290
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 294
Scott Baird The Hermit Mozart anecdote
Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 297
Kyle Leon Cryptic envelope is tabled, card named, card removed from envelope with text on it, a Joker with many holes is removed from the deck, that stencil/mask is put on the text and the letters in the holes make up the named card
Related to Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 300
Scott Baird An Impossible Thing HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 310
Scott Baird CAANADA "Card At Any Number - Alternate Deck Approach"
card is chosen from blue-backed deck, signed on its back and put back reversed, deck pocketed, red-backed deck taken out, the same card appears reversed at chosen number with signed blue back
Related to Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 312
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move
Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 314
Unknown Case Flap between Cards and Deck
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 316
Unknown Sleeve Deck Displacement deck apparently dropped into inside pocket, another deck taken from another pocket
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 317
Fritz Alkemade Card Battle Royale gambler vs magician story, both cut to four Kings, gambler's Kings change to indifferent cards, magician's to Royal Flush
Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 320
Fred Kaps Overhand Shuffle Hamman Count
Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 321
Rudy Tinoco Another Nice Oil And Water 4&4, all red kicker
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 324
Unknown Ascanio Spread Fan
Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 325
Harry Lorayne No-Get-Ready Double Lift
Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 327
Luka Kratsashvili Changes in the Box card is put in card case, left out-jogged, it changes visually
  • Method One
  • Method Two
  • Method Three
Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 328
Patrik Kuffs The Floating Bag (a.k.a. The Facebook Trick) paper bag bounced around between the hands to get a photograph where it looks like it is floating, gag, then brick produced from bag
Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 334
Jay Sankey Sankey Says: We Must Encourage Each Other!
Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 338
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 341
Scott Baird The Hermit
Vol. 1 No. 8 Aug. 2022 344
Scott Baird Lean Travellers starts without extra card
Vol. 1 No. 8 Aug. 2022 346
Edward Marlo Angle Palm Steal tabled palm steal
Vol. 1 No. 8 Aug. 2022 350
Scott Baird Tenkai Palm Throw Vanish Handling with ditch onto tabled deck
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 8 Aug. 2022 352
Kyle Leon A Cartoon Magic Effect "ACME", hole in signed selection is pulled off, card is then whole again
Inspired by
  • "ACME Hole" (Lloyd Barnes, marketed by Ellusionist, January 2017)
Also published here
  • "Crafting Miracles: A Compendium of Trickery and Deceit - Volume 1" (Kyle Leon, 2019)
Vol. 1 No. 8 Aug. 2022 354
Boyet Vargas All Four Two four random objects used, chosen one divined with three questions, "First Assumption Binary" Principle (FAB)
Inspired by
  • "Lie to Me", Leo Boudreau, 2009
Related to
  • "Gemini signals" (RW Cosley aka RedDevil, Operation Gemini and Gemini Reading, both 2016)
Vol. 1 No. 8 Aug. 2022 362
Patrik Kuffs Poketus Subterfuge behind-the-back load
Inspired by
  • "The Card in the Wallet" (Frank Chapman, Six Bits, 1936)
Vol. 1 No. 8 Aug. 2022 374
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 1 No. 8 Aug. 2022 377
Scott Baird A Tune Ahead three-prediction routine with a musical theme, Siri reveals the last prediction
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 8 Aug. 2022 380
John Carey When Two Minds Meet spectator selects a card by stopping during a deal, then thinks of a different card in that dealt pile as well, both found
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Think ‘N Sync" (John Carey, Crafted with Carey, 2015)
Also published here
  • Me, My Cards, and I (2017 ebook)
Vol. 1 No. 8 Aug. 2022 384
Jay Sankey Sankey Says: Learn 10 Expert Public Speaking Tips
  • 10. Speak slowly
  • 9. Keep it simple
  • 8. Don’t over-memorize
  • 7. Always have a set list and a glass of water
  • 6. Do more with less
  • 5. Order your points carefully
  • 4. The first thirty seconds are critical
  • 3. Always be responding
  • 2. Believe in the value of what you’re sharing
  • 1. Practice, practice, practice
Vol. 1 No. 8 Aug. 2022 386
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 1 No. 8 Aug. 2022 389
Scott Baird The Hermit
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 393
Gareth Bell Close-up Comfort in Harry's High Herb spectator finds Royal Flush, four times Christ Force handling
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 394
Scott Baird Bigger Deal Aces cut to, then good hands for different games dealt (blackjack, bridge, poker)
Inspired by
  • "The Big Deal" (Joshua Jay, download)
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 404
Lennart Green Snap Deal brief
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 408
Greg Boggs Why You Should Still Consider Performing The Vanishing Bandana
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 412
Adam Socha Double Libido four-digit number created, four piles dealt accordingly, Aces on bottom and number on top
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Bipzwyn (Birthday)" (Jerry Sadowitz, The Crimp #48, 1999, p. 438)
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 418
Scott Baird Mexico City Surrealism and Magic
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 421
Chiam Yu Sheng Triumph's Return red/black separation kicker, in-the-hands
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 422
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Manfred Shuffle brief
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 425
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 426
Michael Boden Which Hand is IT in?
Related to Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 428
Scott Baird About Michael Boden
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 430
Scott Baird One Way, All The Way one-way forcing deck, card signed on the back, it is found from the faces
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 432
Jay Sankey Sankey Says: Take Your Foot Off The Gas When You Can
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 436
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 438
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