2022-2023
Written by Scott Baird
Work of Various
1,167 pages (E-book), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with photographs and drawings by Scott Baird
Language: English
402 entries
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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 toVariations 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 The Power of Being Persistent
  • Sankey Says
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
Related to 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
Friction Pass from Purse
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 67
Wrist Transfer Steal
Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb. 2022 68
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 Why You Might Not Feel Successful
  • Sankey Says
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 byRelated to 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 Why You Need To Forget New And Better
  • Sankey Says
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
Deep Back Clip Steal
Vol. 1 No. 4 Apr. 2022 184
Homer Liwag Yin Yam Flim Flam hand drop, inertia forces deep back-clipped coin to appear with others already there
Also published here 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 The Power of Defying Expectations
  • Sankey Says
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 coin spread on fingers with extra coin hidden underneath, one-handed get-into
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
Card Clocking mod 10
Vol. 1 No. 5 May 2022 238
Jay Sankey The Secret to Sharing Your Humour
  • Sankey Says
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
Hindu Shuffle Force dropping bottom card
Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 252
Case Flap between Cards and Deck
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2022 254
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
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
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 Forget About Believing in Yourself
  • Sankey Says
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
Case Flap between Cards and Deck
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2022 316
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
Reinhard Müller Ascanio Spread Fan uncredited
Related to 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 We Must Encourage Each Other!
  • Sankey Says
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
Variations 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 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 Learn 10 Expert Public Speaking Tips
  • Sankey Says

  • 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 Take Your Foot Off The Gas When You Can
  • Sankey Says
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 436
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 1 No. 9 Sep. 2022 438
Scott Baird Central Intelligence "a progressive searchers routine", faro shuffles between each phase
Related toVariations Vol. 1 No. 10 Oct. 2022 442
Incomplete Faro Control
Vol. 1 No. 10 Oct. 2022 443
Scott Baird Iterant Intelligence Joker stabbed into deck, suit and value of cards next to it used to make up another card which is found with "Central Intelligence" procedure, then the other possible suit/value combination is also found, faro shuffles
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 10 Oct. 2022 450
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge crossword puzzle challenge, see p. 513 for solution
Vol. 1 No. 10 Oct. 2022 458
Kyle Leon Close-up Miracle Prediction handling for Al Koran Five-Stare Prediction, six outs for prediction (including Frixion pen)
Inspired by
  • Al Koran's "Five Star Prediction"
Vol. 1 No. 10 Oct. 2022 460
Rico Weeland Thank You, Eddie Aces vanish from four packets in different ways and are found again at four numbers or values in improvisational manner
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 10 Oct. 2022 466
Chiam Yu Sheng Zombie Apocalypse Zombie-themed packet trick with picture cards
Inspired by
  • "Zombie Monte" (Alvo Stockman)
Vol. 1 No. 10 Oct. 2022 472
Chris Mayhew Thumbnail using classic thumb-removal gag to change color of thumb nail
Vol. 1 No. 10 Oct. 2022 476
Patrik Kuffs Drawing a Blank spectator makes drawing with marker that is not working, drawing is duplicated
Inspired byAlso published here Vol. 1 No. 10 Oct. 2022 478
John Carey The One and Only one of ten cards signed, other nine cards travel to pocket à la Fifty-One Cards to Pocket
Vol. 1 No. 10 Oct. 2022 481
Jay Sankey The Secret Psychology of Criticizing People
  • Sankey Says
Vol. 1 No. 10 Oct. 2022 484
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 1 No. 10 Oct. 2022 486
Kyle Leon Isolation card selected from one deck vanishes from another deck and travels into pocket (or elsewhere), red-blue Svengali/Menetekel
Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 490
Scott Baird Card from Purse Frame selection travels into purse frame, presented as off-beat prediction
  • odd-backed signed version on p. 501
Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 496
Automatic Rear Jog tabled deck
Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 498
Edward Marlo Angle Palm Steal off tabled deck
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 499
Scott Baird Two-Card Tabled Tenkai Palm without crimps or preparation, off tabled deck
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 505
Claudio Imperiale Automatic Placement Card to Pocket card at thought-of position travels to pocket, two handlings
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 506
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 512
Alexandre Moreaux Damatter three cards produced one by one from sandwich, those cards becomes sandwich with original sandwich cards
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 514
Daniel Garcia Portal card visually appears as it is perpendicularly pulled out between two sandwich cards that are bent open, very brief
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 517
James Mollenkamp The Only Sin on scripting, don't be boring
Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 520
Luka Kratsashvili Hop! Hop! selection lost, rubber band wrapped around fingers of one hand, card suddenly appears on back of hand under band
Related to Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 522
Jay Sankey Can You Really Make a Difference in the World?
  • Sankey Says
Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 526
Amy Kimlat Hocus Pocus Practice Focus: The Making of a Magician on her book
Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 528
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 1 No. 11 Nov. 2022 530
Scott Baird The Hermit
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 533
Boyet Vargas Remote Viewing four objects drawn on business cards and arranged face-down by spectator, performer divines order of the four cards, using 4CS Deal (Four Card Swindle)
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 535
Boyet Vargas 4CS (Four Card Swindle) Deal dealing and collecting a four-card packet multiple times, final order determined by knowing one card
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 537
Scott Baird Elbow, Neck, and Foot three dollars at body parts
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 546
Pick-Up From Floor Vanish slid under shoe
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 549
Geoffrey Latta French Pop
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 549
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
  • The Drawing Challenge
  • The Prediction Challenge
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 552
Kyle Leon Spot-On spectator stops dealing at predicted card
Inspired by
  • "Signs" (Joshua Jay)
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 556
Chiam Yu Sheng Dual Snap Change double color change of card held in one hand and the top card of the deck
Inspired by
  • Snap Change handling in Jeff McBride's Art of Card Manipulation videos
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 562
Rudy Tinoco Free Cut, Spell, and Swinford magician finds three freely chosen cards by touch, smell and with faro sandwich
Inspired by Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 566
Ramón Riobóo Optical Cutting Deception three-packet tabled cut, actually only a single cut
Also published here Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 568
John Carey Objectivity nine objects written on nine business cards, spectator chooses and pockets three cards, performer has the same objects in the corresponding pockets
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 572
Scott Baird They Change Colour case changes color with deck inside, deck inside as well
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 575
Jay Sankey How Are You Limiting Yourself?
  • Sankey Says
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 578
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 1 No. 12 Dec. 2022 580
Scott Baird The Hermit
Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 2023 583
Scott Baird Tap-a-Stack one selected card by performer and one by spectator, performer finds spectator's card and vice versa
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 2023 585
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 2023 590
Michał Kociołek Synergic one selected card by performer and one by spectator, performer finds spectator's card and vice versa, no faces looked at by performer other than his selection
  • with slight variation by Scott Baird
Inspired by
  • "Kismet" (The Classic Magic of Michael Vincent, DVD, 2009)
Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 2023 592
Chiam Yu Sheng Playing with Cheese sandwiched card transposes with tabled red Kings
Inspired by
  • "Royale with Cheese" (Luke Dancy, marketed, 2004)
Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 2023 598
Glenn West Coin Thru Table coin held from lower hand with thumb
Related to Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 2023 602
Patrik Kuffs Handkuffs handcuff escape
Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 2023 608
James Mollenkamp Mystic Slybaba - Subconscious Training on scripting
Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 2023 613
John Carey Empowered spectator peeks a card, performer thinks of one, performer places his card on table, then spectator names his guess for performer's card, performer takes out spectator's card, both shown
  • A Note from Scott
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 2023 616
Jay Sankey Stop Trying to Please Other People!
  • Sankey Says
Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 2023 620
Scott Baird That's one year in the books
Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 2023 624
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 2023 626
Scott Baird Editor's Note
Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 629
James Mollenkamp Move the piano on setting up an impromptu performance
Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 630
Curtis Kam Slow Jazz Aces eight-card assembly, double backer
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 632
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 638
Patrik Kuffs EZ Jazzembly seven-card assembly
Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 640
Scott Baird On Miscalling
Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 642
József Kovács Jazz transformation kicker
  • Variation
Inspired by
  • "Jazz Formation" (Dave Neighbors, The Linking Ring Vol. 92 No. 7, July 2012)
Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 644
Scott Baird On Assembly Discrepancies general comments, transposition versus travelling in Ace assemblies
Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 648
Scott Baird Shredder Aces MacDonald presentation, first three packets are shreddered in an electric shredder
Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 648
Scott Baird COINtortionist four-coin production with coin roll, one-handed
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 650
Kyle Leon Wavelength brainwave deck construction for any picture card, science friction
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 654
Gwyn Auger Take Better Photos
Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 660
Michael Breggar Order in the Cortex deck shuffled, two six-card packets made by two spectators, two cards exchanged from those packets, performer finds them
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 666
Ronald B. Edwards Edwards Hold-out group shuffle, deck is shuffled first half, then second half, cards are transferred
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 670
Jay Sankey Two Very Upset Guys
  • Sankey Says
Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 672
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb. 2023 674
A Word from BigBlindMedia content of this issues comes from BigBlindMedia
Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 678
Scott Baird The Hermit
Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 679
Elisav "Biz" Bizau The A.C.A.A.N. Game improvisation game challenge
Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 680
Cameron Francis Cardnection spectator touches a card which is reversed, it turns out to be a previous selection
Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 682
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels Move
Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 682
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 686
John Bannon Blind Pebble Ace Fling value on card indicates how many seconds the performer has to find the Aces, three are found "in the other hand", indicator card changes into final Ace
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 688
Elisav "Biz" Bizau KaDribble Change card is side-jogged and deck is dribbled from hand to hand, side-jogged card changes
Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 691
Iain Moran Magician's Nephew performer and spectator cut to each other's card
Inspired byAlso published here
  • on DVD Zen Magic
Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 694
Liam Montier Repeater three spectators each select three cards, they all have the same triple of values, the missing three cards of the same values are found reversed in deck
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 698
Elisav "Biz" Bizau Why Do Some Sleights Survive? essay on the top change
  • What is a Card Change?
  • So, what exactly is the Top Change?
  • Reason 1 - The Cover
  • Reason 2 - Method and Potential
  • Reason 3 - Its Usefulness
  • Final Reason - Habit and History
  • Conclusion
Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 700
Tobias Hudson Agogo Control tabled deck is riffled, spectator stops, top half turned, card shown and put face down on table with top-bottom-discrepancy switch
Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 708
Jack Tighe Tracking Jennifer
Inspired by
  • Chris Pratt's performance for Jennifer Lawrence on the Graham Norton Show 2016
Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 711
Elisav "Biz" Bizau, Luka Kratsashvili Simply Change side-jogged card changes, see reference for credit correction
Related to Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 716
Get These Free Gifts From BigBlindMedia
Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 720
Additional Credits
Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar. 2023 722
Scott Baird Editor's Note
Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 726
Boyet Vargas CKR "Coin, Key, Ring", one of those three objects chosen and divined, position of first letter of object in alphabet is key to method
  • A Variation from Scott (Scott Baird)
Related to
  • "Bicycle Word Test" (Boyet Vargas)
  • Placement Principle in Michael Murray's "Piece of My Mind", 2014, p. 192
Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 727
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 732
Kyle Leon Ten-Star Prediction spectator stops at a card, it is predicted on folded business card in paper clip, Frixion pen, index on card case
Inspired by
  • Al Koran's "Five Star Prediction"
Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 734
Scott Baird Kings & Aces red and black Aces transpose despite the pairs being isolated between Kings, one set in center of deck and one on top
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 738
Mystic Slybaba Ambitious Aces red Aces keep jumping to top in four Ace packet, followed by Daley's Last, see reference for credit correction
Related to Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 744
James Mollenkamp Open Ticket Express
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 748
Scott Baird Techni-Lean Travellers spectator selects four cards, they are shown to be a four-of-a-kind, their backs change color, then an Open Travelers routine is performed with them
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 752
Scott Baird Card Vanish false transfer and ditch on deck, red/blue double backer
Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 756
Adam Hudson The Cut It Out Stack three phase routine
  • secret number of cards counted down, performer produces a card of the same value
  • spectator cuts to and remembers the top card, performer divines it
  • card chosen, performer produces two cards that correspond to suit and value of selection
with Alternate Handling
Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 758
Adam Hudson A Winning Formula number named and card at that position removed, card at another position that's calculated with a previously shown formula is also removed, two packets formed as well, then four-of-a-kind shown with two removed cards and packets
Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 761
Brandon Sheffield Fifty-Two 2 One transposition between selection and whole deck
Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 764
Jay Sankey Empathy Will Save Your Ass
  • Sankey Says
Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 767
Caroline Ravn Leave Your Dove Pan At Home
Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 770
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr. 2023 772
Chiam Yu Sheng Surprise Overture black Aces sandwich reversed red Aces, they transpose, transformation kicker
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 776
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 781
Scott Baird Tap Triple Wild Coin three coins produced and changed one by one and are put into cup, when poured out they have changed into Chinese coins
Inspired by
  • "Stand-Up Wild Coin" (David Roth, Stars of Magic DVD Vol. 9)
Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 782
Pen Behind Ear Vanish
Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 785
Howard Cohen Tap Change coin changes when tapped with a pen
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 786
Rune Klan Flipstick Pen to Coin flipstick against knee, coin bounces up
Related to Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 787
Scott Baird Branding and Magic
Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 790
Scott Baird Lysdexics Webare intro on spelling effects
Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 794
Kyle Leon Impromptu Speller card selected and spelled to
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 795
Convincing Tilt to Bottom bluff insertion
Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 795
Corey Harris Spelling to the Aces Aces lost and spelled to, a Royal Flush shows up as well as climax, faro
Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 800
Andy Choy Handy Speller selection spelled to, spelling system
Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 803
Michael Pilkey ACAIN "Any Card at its Name", selection lost, spectator spells to it without performer having seen its face
Variations Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 806
Scott Baird Scott's Impromptu ACAIN "Any Card at its Name", selection lost, spectator spells to it
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 808
Chris Bruce Sandwich to Stack sandwich trick with faro shuffles, ends in a wanted stack
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 809
Patrik Kuffs Very First Impression card named, it is seen to have a corner cut off, card then restored
Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 812
John Carey Choice and Chance spectator does cutting sequence, then words are spelled and a four-of-a-kind is found
Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 813
John Bannon Double Dutch False Cut spectator can do it, top stock, four packets from hand to table and then assembled
Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 813
Scott Baird Inevitable Reinvention on crediting and reinvention, credit corrections
Related to Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 816
Elisav "Biz" Bizau, Jan Logemann The Automatic Bottom Palm
  • The Sleight Corner
swing cut cover
Related to
  • "The Autopilot Bottom Palm" (Aaron Fisher)
Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 818
Scott Baird Splell incorporating humorous spelling trick into procedure of Si Stebbins Secret
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 820
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2023 822
Ryan Schlutz RNG "Random Number Generator"
small card with numbers on both sides in a grid is torn, pieces tossed and the numbers showing are added, card at that position predicted
  • Additional Handling
  • Further Thoughts
Inspired byAlso published here Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 828
Bill Citino Making a Difference three silver coins in purse, copper coin in hand transposes with silver coins in purse, asymmetric, see next issue for additional credits
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 836
Under Purse Switch purse handed over from hand to hand
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 838
David Roth Scoop Addunder
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 839
Purse Swindle Move not all coins inserted in purse
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 839
Al Baker Steal from a Fan coin pulled in hand from fan of coins
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 840
Scott Baird A Nightmare in Red and Blue named card from one deck is signed and lost, another deck is uncased and signed card found inside, its back changes to match the second deck, "same deck" approach
Inspired byRelated to
  • "A Scarf Called Moebius" (Roy Walton, Pentagram Vol. 12 No. 4, Jan. 58, p. 25)
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 842
Scott Baird Cased Deck Switch Handling using two red/blue cases
Related to
  • Fryed Switch Deck (Charlie Frye, 2013)
  • "Naked Deck Switch" (Charlie Frye, marketed)
  • "A Scarf Called Moebius" (Roy Walton, Pentagram Vol. 12 No. 4, Jan. 58, p. 25)
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 845
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 847
Tomás Giammarco Strange Concordance 23332 spectator says stop during running cut, then two cards chosen, their values are used as digits and tell how many cards are cut off, then digits are reversed and the number of cards changes to match, set-up available from Mnemonica stack
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 848
Dan Waterman Crimp Stab deck with selection dropped onto table while a Joker is tossed face up in the deck next to selection, breather, also as a flashy three card revelation sequence
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 851
J. Gordon O'Genski Double "Pancake" Revelation flourishy revelation of two cards, brief
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 853
Chris Bruce A Gambling Demo multi-phase impromptu gambling demonstration, selection shuffled to named positions and more
  • Phase 1: Card to position 3-8
  • Phase 2: Second Deal demo
  • Phase 3: Card to position 11-20
  • Phase 4: The card is lost, and then produced after a series of cuts
  • Phase 5: Find the selection after the cards are shuffled
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 855
Brandon Sheffield Lucky Coin And Purse folded card transposes with coin, using Quiver wallet by Kelvin Chow, with impromptu handling and handling using purse frame
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 858
Brandon Sheffield Coin to Folded Card Transformation visual
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 859
Scott Baird Flash Ribbon coin is hanging on string, string light and it burns in a flash, coin now hanging on red ribbon
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 861
Jay Sankey The Rewrite Phenomenon
  • Sankey Says
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 864
James Mollenkamp Four Lessons I Learned on Composition From The Miser's Dream
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 866
Elisav "Biz" Bizau The Biz Cascade Control
  • The Sleight Corner
from center to top during waterfall flourish
Related to Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 868
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2023 870
Scott Baird The Hermit
  • A Diary Entry From Scott
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 874
Scott Baird Joke Matrix four coins in square formation, one card on a coin, one-by-one assembly, suggested second phase: backfire routine by Shoot Ogawa (only effect description)
Inspired by
  • One-Card Backfire Assembly routine shown in lecture by Shoot Ogawa
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 875
Pick-Up Load coin loaded under card as it is turned over
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 880
Michael Rubinstein Purse Transpo Surprise copper and silver coin removed from purse, they transpose, then vanish and are found back in purse, then they grow to dollar size
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 881
Michael Rubinstein ROPS Click Pass
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 882
Michael Rubinstein Tap Load loaded as hand is opening, loaded coin tapped with openly held coin from other hand
Related to Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 884
Michael Rubinstein Matting ditching coins under mat
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 885
Kyle Leon Name and Place name and place are written on two business cards which are folded and secured with paperclips, both are divined and assigned
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 888
Millard Longman Acidus Novus method for reading information on folded card
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 891
Jay Sankey Paperclipped Switch
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 895
József Kovács Centrifugal Triumph Triumph in which two sandwich cards are reversed at end that sandwich two selections
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 898
Kevin Fox Centrifugal Lift center double lift with top half in right-hand end grip, side-jogged card is then revolved onto top of deck one-handed
Also published here
  • The Crimp & Peter Duffie's England Up Close (2006)
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 899
Scott Baird These Are Not Cats on artificial intelligence
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 901
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Variations Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 902
Patrik Kuffs Stupid Reversal as top (double) and bottom cards are displayed
Related toVariations Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 904
Scott Baird Triumph Get-Into
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 905
Chiam Yu Sheng Jumping Strand rubber band around first and second finger jumps to third and fourth finger, slow-motion approach
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 907
Jim Turnpaugh Cross Over short Follow the Leader sequence with six red and six black cards
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 910
James Mollenkamp Cards to Pocket for Standup ten cards to pocket, with glass, using one palm, card with mirror back
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 912
Jay Sankey Give Yourself Permission To Relax
  • Sankey Says
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 914
John Carey Riobóo Style card lost and found at small number determined by counting a cut-off pile
Inspired by
  • "In the Bluff" (Ramón Riobóo, Thinking the Impossible, 2012)
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 916
Harvey Rosenthal Card Control card at bottom of right-hand half shown, then transferred to top of left-hand half, right section spread on table, card dropped on top, rest spread over it, control to bottom
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 916
Elisav "Biz" Bizau The Flipbrush Change
  • The Sleight Corner
top card turned over, it changes visually as it is taken off with the right hand, as immediate follow-up to paintbrush change to change card back
Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 918
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Related to Vol. 2 No. 7 July 2023 920
Scott Baird The Hermit
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 924
Paul Gordon Darned Pain in the Neck performer spells to three Aces but gets same wrong card every time, ends with Moracle to find wrong card again and Aces on top of anti-faroed packets
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • Gold Dust Companion, 2014
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 925
Scott Baird Fabulous Jumping Jokers mystery card tabled, selection jumps from deck to between Jokers, selection put back in deck, Jokers used to pick up mystery card which turns out to be selection, Jokers change to two mates of selection, Jokers found in deck sandwiching last card to complete four-of-a-kind, two handlings
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 929
Under-the-Spread Force brief
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 931
Covered Addition Sandwich Load bottom card of sandwich slipped into break under top card
Related to Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 932
Scott Baird Tabled Monte Plus Switch
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 934
John Carey The Unknown Future unknown card tabled, any card named, two Jokers taken out of the deck to turn over unknown card which is named card
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 938
Kyle Leon Predetermined Roll invisible dice are rolled, total counted to in deck, card at that position is predicted on the back of another card, 1-0-1
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 940
Jason Connolly Aces for Alicja Ace production with Triumph for last Ace
  • Bonus idea 1: Colour Ace Cutting (color changing backs of the Aces)
  • Bonus idea 2: Named Card Triumph
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 946
Scott Baird Hofzinser Makes Good Ace matching the suit of a selection turns face-up, then down, then changes into selection, other three Aces change to match selection
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 950
Scott Baird Strip-Out Addition & Switch cards stripped out in two phases
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 951
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 956
Chiam Yu Sheng Backfire Biddle Biddle trick in which the four other cards vanish and jump back to deck
Related to
  • "Biddleless" (Think Nguyen, Ellusionist download)
  • "Repeat Escape" (Rich Marotta)
Variations
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 958
Scott Baird A Handling for a "Thought-Of" Variation Biddle trick in which the four other cards vanish and jump back to deck, with peeked card
Inspired byRelated to Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 960
Brandon Sheffield Compressing Biddle Biddle trick in which the four other cards vanish except selection
Related to
  • "Repeat Escape" (Rich Marotta)
Variations
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 962
Straight Cut Placement
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 962
Scott Baird A Thought for Making This a Two-Selection Routine Biddle trick in which the four other cards vanish except selection, it then changes into a second selection
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 963
József Kovács Faro 21 three packets of seven cards made, one card selected and eventually the whole deck is assembled in three stages, two faros bring the selection under a key card
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 964
James Mollenkamp On Changing Method and Uniformity of Action
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 965
Elisav "Biz" Bizau No Effort Palm
  • The Sleight Corner
top palm at the end of one-handed tabled ribbon-spread turnover
Related to Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 966
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug. 2023 968
Scott Baird The Hermit
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 971
Joe Cole Box Bits routine with coin box itself, lid vanishes inside box and comes out again, box vanishes and is produced from lid, flurry with lid, lid changes into four coins and another lid is pulled out of box
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 972
Michael Kras One Four All single card reversed in center transposes with four Aces on top of deck
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 978
Kyle Leon Worker's Cheek-to-Cheek Triumph without re-set, deck left shuffled for next performance
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 982
Michael Rubinstein Flurry quick series of vanishes and reproductions, different endings (jumbo coin, stack of coins)
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 986
Michael Rubinstein Fingertip Load
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 986
Michael Rubinstein Variation Retention Pass brief
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 987
Edward Marlo Spider Grip Vanish
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 988
Michael Rubinstein Drop Transfer coin dropped from hand to hand lapping-style in choreographed movement
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 988
Michael Rubinstein Stealth Palm low purse palm
Related to Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 989
Michael Rubinstein Standup Flurry Climax Handling jumbo Coin Production
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 990
Patrik Kuffs Joker Transpo card at a position from one to ten is thought of, it is divined with the help of a Joker and transposes with it
  • A Seconds-Less Sequence
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 992
Boyet Vargas The Final Destination spectator hides imaginary object at his person, performer divines where object is hidden with questions
  • The Secret
  • The Basic Effect
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 995
Boyet Vargas One Hand In My Pocket
  • A Note From Boyet Vargas
  • Props Needed
  • On the Questions
  • Let's Do This Again
Inspired by
  • "Manoeda" (Ever Elizalde)
Variations
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 996
Boyet Vargas One Hand In My Pocket variation with four locations
  • The Questions
  • The Response
  • Let's Do This Again
  • Sample Script With Commentary
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 998
Joe Rindfleisch Cubicle Coincidence Rubik's Cube with numbers on the fields is mixed and set down, three cards chosen with shuffle and deal procedure, they form the current time and are also found on bottom side of Rubik's cube which has a magic square for their sum
Inspired by
  • "Cubic" (Francis Menotti, marketed item)
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 1002
Chiam Yu Sheng Challenge Accepted poker deal and six card repeat combo, performer deals out a poker hand and himself one card to many which is removed several times, performer ends up with Aces
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 1004
Scott Baird Six Card Cheat poker deal and six card repeat combo, performer deals out a poker hand and himself one card to many which is removed several times, performer ends up with Aces and others with good hands as well
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 1008
Dale Moore Dale's Last Card Trick with additional sticky quarter
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 1012
Elisav "Biz" Bizau Slam Change
  • The Sleight Corner
card held perpendicular at long side of deck, it changes, also as split
Inspired by
  • color change of Zach Mueller
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 1014
Jay Sankey Change Is Difficult
  • Sankey Says
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 1016
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep. 2023 1018
Tomás Giammarco Carbon Paper burn marks vanish from one card and appear on back of signed card under spectator's hand
Inspired by
  • "Carbon Paper" (Jay Sankey, Sankey Secret Files No. 1, video)
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1020
Bertie Mac Echo Stack tetradistic stack with calculation rules
  • The Rules
  • Position to Card
  • Card to Position
  • Suits
  • The Echo Stack
  • Determining Cards and Positions in the Full Deck
  • Determining the Next and Previous Cards in the Sequence
  • Practicing Echo
Related to
  • "No Memory Card Stack" (Harry Riser, MUM, Vol. 78 No. 6, Nov. 1988)
  • "Frac Stack" (Bertie Mac, lybrary, 2023)
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1022
Bertie Mac Hollow/Solid Values
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1022
Bertie Mac Colour Sense performer deals packet and separates colors
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1025
Bertie Mac Producing the First Fifteen Cards spelling rules for top section in Echo Stack
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1026
Scott Baird Aces Up, Collectors Aces turned over, they come together with two (faro) shuffles, Aces then trap the three mates of a named selection
Related to Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1028
Scott Baird Double Agent Collectors Kings taken out, unknown card chosen and tabled, Kings are supposed to find the three mates collectors-style and find three Nines, but selection turns out to be a King Collectors-sandwich reverses King/Nine composition
Related to Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1032
Scott Baird Eerie Collectors selection made, Aces lost face-up in deck, slop shuffle and Eerie Revelation to produce the Aces again at once, Ace taken and mates of selection appear between them
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1037
Yuji Wada Eerie Revelation
Also published here Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1040
Paul Gordon Twisting the Aces Shocker twisting with Ace through Four of Spades, they change to Aces as kicker
Also published here
  • Card Startlers, 2022
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1046
Joe Cole Coin Box Moves
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1048
Joe Cole Left Hook switch of bottom part of an Okito box, for a solid block
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1049
Joe Cole Uppercut! solid block changes back to normal box
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1050
Joe Cole The Solid Deception Display showing a normal bottom of an Okito box as a solid block, double-face display
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1050
Joe Cole Rolling with the Punches - 1 switch of bottom part of an Okito box, e.g. for a solid block
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1051
Joe Cole Rolling with the Punches - 2 switch of bottom part of an Okito box, e.g. for a solid block
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1051
Millard Longman The Alpha and The Omega on doing readings with coins
  • A Note from Scott
  • Coin Meanings
  • A Secondary Option
  • American Coin Meanings
  • Statistics
  • Coin Cheat Sheet/Reminders
  • Example Readings
  • A Final Word from Scott
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1052
Kyle Leon, Ryan Pilling Sloppy Oil and Water full-deck oil and water with slop shuffle
  • 1. The Slop Shuffle
  • 2. Oil and Water
  • 3. Final Reveal
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1057
Elisav "Biz" Bizau United Switch
  • The Sleight Corner
one of two cards switched during display sequence on top of deck, one-phase double ambition phase
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1060
Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1062
Scott Baird Additional Credits
Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct. 2023 1064
Scott Baird The Hermit
Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1068
Scott Baird The Point of it All - Part One
Related to Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1069
Kyle Leon Slop Shuffle Triumph four-of-a-kind finale instead of selection, with display possible with four reversed cards
  • Variations
  • As a Revelation (using cards with something written on them)
Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1070
Scott Baird Int. - A Home Office - A Few Minutes After Dawn
Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1075
Scott Baird Anti-Triumph cards do not right themselves, they might in optional second phase, gag
Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1076
Scott Baird Peeked Key Triumph Control face-up/face-down incomplete faro condition
Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1082
Scott Baird FUJ-ed Triumph follow up from FUJ control
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1084
Chiam Yu Sheng Triumph's World red/black separation kicker, in-the-hands slop shuffle
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1088
John Carey A.K.A. Triumph Triumph with four selections and only a sixteen-card packet, Play It Straight type procedure
Related to Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1092
Aldo Colombini Fireworks Control cards chosen by saying stop during biddle procedure
Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1092
Brandon Sheffield Trium-Fanned card thought of from top half of deck
  • Trium-Fanned Two
  • Trium-Fanned From a Peek
Inspired by
  • routine by James Brown
Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1094
Andy Choy Corsican Monte three cards chosen from three piles by counting a small packet and remembering the card at that position, medium names positions of the selections
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1098
Jay Sankey Instead of "Adding Something" to You
  • Sankey Says
Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1102
James Mollenkamp A Dedication to Michael Vincent Finale Aces lost in deck, performer is genuinely blindfolded and deals through deck and removes four cards, they are the four Jacks
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James Mollenkamp Nailnick Methods two methods while spreading through the deck
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Patrik Kuffs Kufflydini comedy routine with named card to fly, then folded to card case
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Jim Turnpaugh 4Fly routine with blank cards with flys printed on them
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov. 2023 1111
Elisav "Biz" Bizau Double Undercut Reversal
  • The Sleight Corner
Pughe's Pass powered
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Scott Baird HermitMagicChallenge
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Scott Baird Additional Credits
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Scott Baird The Hermit
  • Another Year
  • Another Book Set
Vol. 2 No. 12 Dec. 2023 1122
Scott Baird The Point of it All - Part Two
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Scott Baird Beamrules on a Sean Lock gameshow comedy magic bit
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Scott Baird One Point Five Hummer mathematical three card monte with three chosen cards, cards are divined as well
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 12 Dec. 2023 1126
John Carey CAAN You Believe It? any number named, digits added and subtracted and that card counted to, it is predicted, extended ten-twenty force and duplicates
Variations Vol. 2 No. 12 Dec. 2023 1127
John Carey CAAN Lite! variation with no deck but a printed liste of fifty-two numbers and cards
  • Scott's Thoughts (Scott Baird)
  • Travle Lite!
Inspired by Vol. 2 No. 12 Dec. 2023 1128
Werner Miller Hat Trick spelling lie-detector trick with three cards with colored hats
Inspired by
  • "Il tuo Ferrari" (Werner Miller, 2005, online magazine Visions)
Related to
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Boyet Vargas Out of the Box spectator moves around on a drawing with 3x5 different objects on it according to instructions, final object predicted, long discussion of why the parity principle works
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Data entered by Denis Behr.