Written by Steve Beam

2015
Work of Steve Beam

256 pages (Hardcover), published by Trapdoor Productions
Illustrated with drawings by Steve Beam.
Language: English

(117 entries)

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Steve Beam Introduction - The Magic of Nine
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Steve Beam How to Read this Book
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Steve Beam Idioms Overheard at a Recent Magic Convention humorous article
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Steve Beam Miscellaneous Magic Chapter Intro
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Steve Beam Stud Finder Participant quickly cuts and deals to the four queens.
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Lorenz Schär Flipping Your Lid Card case opens mysteriously or humorously. Independently developed by Tom Elderfield as "Opener".
Related to 18
Rajneesh Madhok Flap Happy Card case opens and a card pops out of the cased deck.
Related to 19
Steve Beam Proximity and Time Deck is repeatedly shuffled and then cut in two by a spectator. Despite the mixing, the cards twice rearrange themselves into the same order as those in the other packet.
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Steve Beam Facelift Attempting to guess the age of a spectator by cutting to random numbers and adding them, inadvertently the magicians cuts to the cards which form the month, day, and year of the birthday.
Related toVariations 24
Steve Beam Poker Jack The magician cuts to the four aces for a poker hand. Then flips over the packets showing the four jacks for blackjack.
Related toVariations 27
Caleb Wiles Clue Multi-phase routine where the magician allows a participant to determine how "clue cards" (a few openly marked cards) will be turned to create a playing card. The clue cards then turn into the mate of that card.
Inspired by
  • "The Pointer Anomaly" (Paul Harris, Genii, Feb. 2009)
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Ben Train In-Need-Of-A-Clever-Name Aces 4-ace production
Related to 30
Ben Train Still-Searching-For-A-Title Aces Spectator cuts to the aces.
Inspired by 32
William Goodwin Duplex Elevator effect using only four cards.
Inspired byRelated to 33
Mark Fitzgerald Turnabout Magician uses directions from a cellphone directly to the spectator to locate a selected card.
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Max Maven Lie-Decker Despite the deck lying, the magician uses it to determine the color and value of the selection, and to locate the selection.
Related to 39
Steve Beam Si-Decker Despite always lying, the deck provides the color, suit, and parity of the selected card, and then helps to locate it.
Inspired by 41
Unknown Bubble Peek
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Gordon Bean One Out of Three Combination of concepts used to force a card.
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Steve Beam Bypassing the Binary Chapter Introduction
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John Bannon Bluff Oracle Aces I Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions.
Inspired by
  • "Bluff Oracle" (Simon Aronson, High Caliber, 2013)
Related to
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John Bannon Bluff Oracle Aces II Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions.
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Jay Ose Ose False Cut
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Steve Beam Rock Bottom Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions.
Inspired by
  • "Swindlaces" (Al Smith, LaBal, April 2011)
Related to
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Steve Beam Binary Bypass Move which allows one to accomplish the Moracle effect without stacking the deck.
  • Royal Mess
Inspired byRelated to 56
Steve Beam The Neutralizer Audience shuffles the deck and magician reverses their shuffles, producing a great poker hand.
Inspired byVariations 57
Steve Beam Royal Roundup Despite the audience shuffling the deck, the magician is able to reverse their shuffles and produce a royal flush.
Inspired by 59
Steve Beam Mind-Reading Deck Magician uses a deck of cards to grade the quality of thought of a spectator. Ultimately, the deck turns blank.
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Steve Beam Bottom Feeder A move that allows you to accomplish the Moracle effect producing the cards on the bottom of the packets rather than the top.
Inspired byRelated to 63
Steve Beam Moracool A "Moracle" effect which produces the four aces on top of the packets (for poker) and four jacks on the face (for blackjack).
Inspired byRelated to 64
Steve Beam More Cool Moracool Procedure for producing poker hand using the reverse faro.
Related to 64
Steve Beam End Notes Summation (with additional ideas) of Bypassing the Binary chapter.
  • Flashing Tops
  • Flashing Bottoms (The Moon Move)
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Steve Beam The Magic of Lewis Jones Introduction to Lewis Jones chapter
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Lewis Jones A Card in Mind Magician locates a mentally selected card.
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Lewis Jones Point Blank Magician locates a mentally selected card using a blank-both-sides deck of cards.
Related to 71
Lewis Jones Second Thoughts Magician devines a thought-of card while spectator holds the deck.
Related to 74
Lewis Jones Box Number The magician uses the spectator's name and some cards determined by her name to arrive at a card the magician earlier predicted.
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Steve Beam Fabrication The magician uses the spectator's name and some cards determined by her name to arrive at a card the magician earlier (and openly) predicted.
Related to 78
Steve Beam Pat Hand The magician uses the spectator's name and some cards determined by his name to arrive at a royal flush.
Related to 81
Lewis Jones MatsuNOma Principle Procedure which allows you to perform the petal force by Mitsunobu Matsuyama without a down-under deal.
Related to 81
Steve Beam Semi-Automatic for Collectors Article for those interested in collecting volumes of Semi-Automatic Card Tricks.
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Steve Beam The Losers Introduction to chapter filled with card locations.
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Steve Beam Losing Strategies Discussion of card locations in general including familiarity with stacks and the choreography of the selection process.
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Arthur Finley The Finley Strategem Concept of using a telescoped ribbon spread to secretly note the number of cards shuffled onto a particular card, along with tips for dealing with blocks of cards too large to secretly count.
Variations 90
Steve Beam Simple Loser Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
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Steve Beam Good Loser Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
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Steve Beam Bad Winner Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
Variations 93
Steve Beam Double Loser Choreographed process for selecting two cards that provide the magician with the keys to locating both.
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Steve Beam The Lock with Two Keys Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
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Steve Beam Threesome Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
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Steve Beam Finders Keepers Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
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Steve Beam The Bold and the Beautiful Impossible location.
Related to 99
Steve Beam Misdirection Middle Deal Subtlety for having a card or cards selected which are known by the magician in the course of an impossible location effect.
Variations 101
Steve Beam Losers Weepers Choreographed process for selecting a card that quickly provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
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Steve Beam The PC Card Trick Compatibility test with a couple where two mates are found.
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Steve Beam That Magical Attraction Alleged reasons why magicians get into magic in the first place.
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Steve Beam Non-Card Tricks Introduction to the non-card trick section of the card trick book.
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Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Daley Delivery Handling for the Daley's Delight Switch.
Inspired by 108
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Silver Where The knife and fork remain at their assigned location in the place setting, despite being repeatedly switched. Using the Delight Switch
Variations 111
Lorenz Schär One for Ron Impromptu production and then vanish of a spoon.
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Doug Canning Tile Force Variation on the matrix force. Number force with grid
Inspired byVariations
  • Mathematical Recreations by Maurice Kraitchik, 1942.
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Steve Beam The Talisman Non-card version of card trick predicting how long a volunteer has left to live.
Inspired byRelated to 118
Steve Beam Meet Your Proofreaders Background on the proofreaders/"humor additors"
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Steve Beam The Magic of R. Paul Wilson Introduction to the chapter on the magic of Paul Wilson
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R. Paul Wilson Martini Card at any number effect.
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R. Paul Wilson Eight BW Plus Two Variation on Nick Trost's Eight Card Brainwave effect, move to hide backs
Inspired byAlso published here 126
R. Paul Wilson Turn-Cut False cut
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R. Paul Wilson Aces Reloaded Ace cutting effect.
Inspired by 129
R. Paul Wilson SMF Using a card with printed instructions, magician predicts the card a spectator will select.
Related to
  • "Shuffle Bored" (Simon Aronson, marketed, 1980)
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R. Paul Wilson FTM
Inspired by
  • Ramón Riobóo's "In the Bluff" in "Thinking the Impossible"
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R. Paul Wilson FTM Shuffle packets cuts face up and face down are rolled over to gather them up again
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Steve Beam Female Magicians Essay recommending a change in nomenclature.
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Unknown Updates Introduction to the chapter featuring updates from previous volumes.
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Steve Beam Reopening Stab prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack, deck is shown to be in order and one card is missing where envelope was inserted, it contains the missing card
Inspired byAlso published here 142
Steve Beam Scorecard V mathematical Revelation of a randomly generated number
Inspired by
  • Coincidence (George G. Kaplan, The Linking Ring, Feb. 1951)
Related to
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Steve Beam The Second World's Greatest Magician Humorous revelation of a selected card.
Inspired by 148
Karl Fulves Incomplete Riffle Shuffle Control
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Steve Beam Spotlight on Five Spot Multiple Card Location
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 151
Steve Beam Gals & Pals Hotel mystery using the kings and queens
Inspired by 154
Unknown The Risks of Magic Book Publishing Installment #529, inviting the "humor additors" to work on the book.
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Unknown The Magic of Marty Kane Introduction to chapter on Marty Kane's Magic.
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Marty Kane Three-Peat Deceit Mathematical spelling routine to reveal a selection.
Inspired by
  • Bottom to Top Principle (Colm Mulcahy, Mathematical Card Magic, 2013)
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Steve Beam, Doug Canning Bottoms Up Two cards revealed through spelling them.
Related to
  • Bottom to Top Principle (Colm Mulcahy, Mathematical Card Magic, 2013)
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Steve Beam Selected Card at Any Number Card at any number effect where the spectator spells the number.
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Steve Beam In the Bluff Spelling to random cards locates the selected card.
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Steve Beam Dropping the Bluff Random cards are spelled, arriving at the selected card.
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Marty Kane Four Suits, Forsooth! Mathematical four-ace production
Related to 172
Steve Beam The Lower Forty-Eight four-Ace location, faces of the rest of the deck vanish and reappear on a 48-on-one single card
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 173
Marty Kane Tri-Detector After spelling the characteristics of his card (color, parity, spot or court) during which he can lie or tell the truth, he produces his card.
Variations 177
Marty Kane Development Guide to the Reverse Count Principle Summary of ideas related to Martii Siren's improvement to Colm Mulcahy's Bottom to Top Principle
Inspired by
  • "Double Dealing with a Difference" (Martii Sirén, Mathematical Card Magic, 2013)
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Marty Kane Jury Conjury The magician uses the court cards as a jury to identify a foreperson (four of a selected suit) for the jury
Inspired by 180
Marty Kane An Odyssey of an Odd Aussie Revelation of a selected card.
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Marty Kane Magic Word Play Spelling her choice of magic spells from a list of spells, the spectator locates their selection.
Inspired by
  • Colm Mulcahy's "Odd Location Method" in "Mathematical Card Magic"
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Steve Beam Fingered Audience selects finger through counting procedure. Comedy revelation.
Inspired by 186
Steve Beam Sausage, Laws, and Magic Books Article on the problems with dealing with prolific magic creators/contributors.
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Steve Beam The Piano Card Trick Introduction to Chapter on the Piano Card Trick.
Inspired by
  • "Piano Card Trick" (Uncredited, Stanyon's Magic, Aug. 1902)
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Mahdi Gilbert Dueling Pianos Handling for the Piano Card Trick, bringing in a subtlety from Thieves & Sheep
Inspired by
  • "Piano Card Trick" (Uncredited, Stanyon's Magic, Aug. 1902)
Related to
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R. Paul Wilson Tickling the Ivories Over-the-phone version of the Piano Card Trick
Inspired by
  • "The Piano Card Trick" (Juan Tamariz, Verbal Magic, 2008)
  • "Piano Card Trick" (Uncredited, Stanyon's Magic, Aug. 1902)
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Steve Beam Sheet Music The Piano Card Trick performed with face-up and face-down cards to emulate the black and white piano keys.
Inspired by
  • "Piano Card Trick" (Uncredited, Stanyon's Magic, Aug. 1902)
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Steve Beam Ebony & Ivory The Piano Card Trick performed with black and white cards.
Inspired by
  • "Piano Card Trick" (Uncredited, Stanyon's Magic, Aug. 1902)
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Steve Beam Key Signature Piano Card Trick using a signed card.
Inspired by
  • "Piano Card Trick" (Uncredited, Stanyon's Magic, Aug. 1902)
Related to
  • "Piano Mover" (Martin Gardner, Ibidem #16, Mar. 1959)
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Steve Beam Two-Faced Introduction to chapter using double-faced cards in unique ways, usually with the knowledge of the audience.
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Steve Beam Doubling Down Using factory misprinted cards, the magician predicts the totals of the cards selected by the audience.
Related to 214
Steve Beam Two For the Price of One Using a factory second deck of cards, spectator shuffles and cuts and a poker hand is dealt. The spectator is allow to draw cards. Ultimately, he settles on a pat hand. The other side is the magician's hand. It's a royal flush.
Related to 217
Steve Beam Two For the Price of One #2 Using a factory second deck of cards, spectator shuffles and cuts and a poker hand is dealt. The spectator is allow to draw cards. Ultimately, he settles on a pat hand. The other side is the magician's hand. It's a royal flush.
Related to 220
Steve Beam Pokerdiction Using a factory second deck of cards, spectator shuffles and cuts and a poker hand is dealt. Five other cards, predictions, turn out not to match the poker and. Then suddenly, all cards match on both sides of both hands.
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Steve Beam Mix and Match Poker Using a factory second deck of cards which is printed on both sides, a spectator cuts and shuffles, and then deals a poker hand. The magician predicted the poker hands formed on both sides.
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Steve Beam Power Tools Introduction to chapter on moves.
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Steve Beam The Fairness Force Cut force
Also published here 232
Steve Beam Control Center control to the top of the deck
Inspired byAlso published here 234
Steve Beam Running in Place Triumph display
Related to
  • Triumph display (Johnny Thompson, Commercial Magic DVD)
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Steve Beam Task Force Two-card force
Related to
  • "In the Bluff" (Ramón Riobóo, Thinking the Impossible, 2012)
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Lionel Gallardo Moving on Up Control to top and/or bottom of deck
Related to
  • Reverse spread force (J.B. Bernat, Cartomagia: 40 Anos Despues, 1981)
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Steve Beam Thanksgiven Credits to those assisting with the volume.
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Steve Beam Routine Builder Spreadsheet designed to assist in building routines.
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Steve Beam Suggested Reading List List of magic and non-magic books suggested for reading.
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Steve Beam Ideas I won't Share with Other Magicians Place for accumulating ideas from the volume.
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