237 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Rough and Smooth Decks / Miscellaneous
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Das Kartensortieren performer sorts the shuffled into number and court cards without looking at the faces, using the principle that picture cards have more ink on them that (in those days) clings to the card underneath, impromptu rough-smooth
Nov. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 5)
65
Charles T. Jordan Satan's Trance No. 26, four cards removed from thirty-two-card deck and put in envelope, lights out, when lights are back on the names of cards are written on envelope
Variations 1919/1920 70
Dr. Ford Rogers Rough-Smooth as Haptic Cue
1919/1920 71
Red or Black deck of all black cards becomes all red, face-up face-down alternating cards as impromptu rough-smooth principle
1937 231
E. L. Whitford Red or Black cards are shown all red or black, or all blue backed, then red backed, also rough smooth, end stripper deck
Related toAlso published here 1937 281
Ralph W. Hull The Fourteen Deck set-up to force the number fourteen that can be shuffled, rough-smooth
1937 299
Judson S. Brown A Super-Reverse Problem any card called for reverses itself, invisible deck with waxed pairs
1937 335
Diachylon Thought Control named card has different back, rough smooth
1938 497
The Rough and Smooth Principle
1938 530
Ralph W. Hull The Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper construction of deck followed by four applications
Related to 1938 531
Dai Vernon Brain Wave Deck brainwave
Related toVariationsAlso published here Oct. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 49)
341
Theodore Annemann The Roughened Card Formulae
Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 71)
482
Al Baker "Roughing" It recipe & comments
Also published here 1941 20
Al Baker A Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed
Also published here 1941 81
Al Baker Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughed
Also published here 1941 85
Frederick Mosteller Encore! spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, count-spell
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 58)
236
Frederick Braue Bravo Encore Reprise count-spell
Inspired by Sep. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 69)
280
Dai Vernon The Brain Wave Deck brainwave
Also published here 1944 277
Orville Wayne Meyer Predictopack
1945 101
Frederick Mosteller, Frederick Braue, Orville Wayne Meyer Encore Spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, three versions, count-spell
Related to 1945 103
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson's Discontented Card
May 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 105)
422
Cyril Marriott Affinities thought of card and unknown selection in envelope are predicted, with mental masterpiece card case and Pop-Eyed Popper cards
Related to June 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 107)
431
Al Baker Prediction Trick gaffed, prediction written on Joker
1948 501
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Master Pack deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins arrangement
Related toAlso published here 1948 7
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Memory Supreme gaffed method
Inspired by 1948 9
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Book Test page selected with rough-smooth deck
1948 10
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. One-Way Deck partial rough-smooth
1948 13
Lewis Ganson "How Right You Are!" routine with mirage deck, with roughing fluid formula
  • The "Rough and Smooth" Pack
  • To Show the Cards All Different
  • To Shuffle the Cards (overhand)
  • The Force
  • To Take Two Cards as One
  • The Routine (see following items)
1950 29
Edward Marlo The Marlo Miracle Deck long-short deck with short ends and sides, all faces roughed and every other card reversed in menetekel pairs
Variations 1951 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 1 spectator peeks at card in fingertip position, performer names it
1951 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 2 assistant names peeked-at card
1951 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 3 peeked-at card turns over
1951 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 4 peeked-at card is reversed by performer behind back
1951 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 5 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses
1951 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 6 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses at named number
1951 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 7 peeked-at card is spelled to and found reversed
1951 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 8 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches peeked-at card from second deck
1951 4
Edward Marlo Effect No. 9 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches stopped-at card from second deck
1951 5
Edward Marlo Effect No. 10 peeked-at card is shown reversed with table spread, optional ambitious card sequence follow-up
1951 6
Edward Marlo Effect No. 11 cards dealt face-up/face-down alternately, yet all cards are face-down again
1951 6
Edward Marlo Effect No. 12
1951 6
Edward Marlo Suggested Pitch Routine for Marlo Miracle Deck, composed from above effects
1951 8
Don Alan A Pretty Sneaky Nudist...Routine
Related toVariations 1956 19
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico A Classical Quickie reversed card in deck changes into selection
  • First Method (saliva)
  • Second Method (sticky or all faced roughed)
  • Third Method (center reverse)
  • Fourth Method (side palm)
  • Fifth Method (hide-out)
  • Sixth Method (faced deck)
  • Seventh Method
Variations 1956 1
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico Eighth Method four cards reversed in deck change into four Aces
  • Ninth Method
  • Tenth Method (all cards roughed on faces)
1956 7
Edward Marlo Cased-In Shuffle reds and blacks separated, deck is cased, shuffle mimed, deck is uncased and shown mixed
  • First Method (rough-smooth)
  • Second Method (packet handling)
Related toVariations Dec. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 8)
20
Dr. Spencer Thornton Minds In Unison a city and an auto license plate are selected, they match and were predicted too
1958 18
Edward Marlo Gaffed Method for "Double Thought", roughed Mene-Tekel Deck, two methods
Variations 1959 24
Edward Marlo Roughed Mene-Tekel Coincidence card thought of in blue deck matches card chosen from red deck
Related to Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
8
Edward Marlo R.R.B.M.T. "Roughed Red/Blue Mene Tekel"
card named from deck, an odd-backed prediction is produced from pocket, card case or wallet (or elsewhere)
Variations Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
9
Edward Marlo R.R.B.M.T. Handling with Wallet & Coins card chosen from deck, spectator covers any coin with it, an odd-backed prediction is produced from wallet and coin is predicted on rolled-up cigarette paper
Inspired by Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
11
Edward Marlo Easy Vanishing Card fifty-one cards roughed on faces, one card on back
Also published here Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
15
Edward Marlo The Named Transposition named card travels from one deck to another, roughed deck, and roughed red/blue menetekel
Also published here Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
16
Edward Marlo Rough Handling
  • handling for a rough-smooth deck, overhand shuffling, also by spectator (Hull), description by Bill Simon, regular sleight demonstrations as throw-offs
  • handling of rough-smooth pairs
Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
43
Edward Marlo Rough Markers roughed pairs, bottom cards are marked, divining removed cards by reading marks on bottom card of pair
Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
44
Phil Conner Die Hoa-Hoa Voraussage marked card turns to blank card in breast pocket of spectator
1960
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 21 No. 1)
904
Edward Marlo Hull Deck Tips revolves around showing a deck either blank or normal, super-roughing
Mar. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 23)
8
Edward Marlo Technicolor Prediction spectator turns over one card behind back, reversed card was predicted and has different colored back, several methods
Related to 1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
64
Jochen Zmeck Forcierspiele forcing decks, chapter intro
1962 10
Spectator Locates Card
Related to 1962 12
Der zerrissene Gedanke deck is cut in half, two half-cards are chosen, they match and form a single card
1962 15
Al Baker Al Bakers Nummer-Force with number cards
Also published here 1962 16
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Kartenspiel und Briefmarke spectator sticks stamp on back of any card, this card happens to have a stamp on the face as well and is predicted
1962 19
Jochen Zmeck Das Mene-Tekel-Spiel roughed short/long menetekel and applications
1. card to top
2. card through table
3. divination
4. rising card
5. card to pocket
6. card travels between two slates
7. having multiple cards chosen
1962 21
Nudist-Deck
1962 12
Kosmische Strahlen triple transformation deck, rough-smooth and short-long
1962 14
Jochen Zmeck Medium partial rough-smooth, red and black alternate, then force blocks, three phases:
  • 1. spectator says if top card is red or black, he is always right
  • 2. spectator names position of a given card, the card is at that position
  • 3. performer put unknown card in pocket, spectator divines it
Related to 1962 18
Al Koran Erfüllte Gedankenwünsche two cards selected and spectators find them with small number or stop, two-card mirage deck, partial rough-smooth
1962 23
Bill Edwards Out of this World II partial rough-smooth
Also published here
  • Abracadabra No. 698, p. 344, 1959
1962 26
James G. Thompson Jr. Anyone You Touch Hull's Nu-Idea Deck with prediction paper between cards
1967 22
Jochen Zmeck Die Präparation tips for applying rough-smooth
Related to 1967 4
Gestempelt! card freely selected, stamp put on back, a seal mark appears on it
1967 10
Tan Hock Chuan, Jochen Zmeck Das Meister-Spiel deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck out-of-hand, number force for book test
Also published here 1967 10
Jochen Zmeck Kartenwanderungen comment that a deck which he read about, in which any reversed card disappears (all faced roughed), is not practical because the preparation doesn't hold up over time
1967 12
Aldini Gedankendrucken nudist deck variations
  • Methode 1: Das Rasputin-Spiel
  • Methode 2: Aldinis Spielkarten-Presse (named card is printed)
Also published here
  • "Rough Stuff" (Al Aldini & Joe Berg)
1967 23
Ace Gorham Pull Yourself Together
1969 21
Aldini, Joe Berg Explanation of "Super Roughing" Not covering entire surface with roughing fluid, so can easily split the cards up (reprinted from "Rough Stuff" by Joe Berg and Aldini)
1969 6
Aldini How to Apply Roughing Fluid
1969 6
Aldini, Ronald Haines Color Affinity Out of this World
1969 13
Aldini The Genie Deck Uses Joe Berg Atomic Deck. Magician manages to place peeked at card next to freely thought of card (cards are never named)
1969 22
Aldini Double-Gali Deck changes to all Four of Spades, then all Six of Clubs, then back to regular deck
1969 23
Aldini Predict-O-Deck Prediction written on card matches selection
1969 26
Aldini Thot-O-Vision Deck Freely selected card matches prediction card placed previously in envelope
1969 36
Aldini, Paul Curry Mental-Matic Deck Name of card written on back of a card, matches freely thought of card
Inspired by 1969 38
Aldini Finale Touch Deck Prediction written on card matches free selection
1969 39
Aldini The Goofy Deck Make spectator select a reversed-color card (red Two of Clubs) as a gag
1969 40
Aldini Super Nudist Deck Nudist Deck, but can show deck to have faces and backs without riffling, but by just spreading
Inspired by
  • "Nudist Deck" (R. W. Hull)
1969 43
Aldini, Frank Shields Invisible Control Invisible Deck type of presentation, but freely named card is invisibly placed in empty envelope. Deck is shown to not contain the card, because it is now really in the envelope, partial rough-smooth
1969 44
Aldini, Joe Berg, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Supremonition Freely named card is found vanished from the deck, Joker then changes into selection, partial rough-smooth
Related to 1969 46
Karl Fulves As A Vanish placing sticky card next to selection with faro, also rough-smooth method
1970
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement)
53
Richard W. Marsh Special Svengali rough & smooth svengali deck that can be spread to be all different or all the same, different pressure points
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
56
Alan Shaxon Card Mentalism for Two four people select a card and card is put in envelope, then one envelope is chosen, medium knows who's card it is and reveals it's identity
1970 46
Gene Lawton Ultra Reverse deck pocketed, spectator removes card, when deck is spread, its mate is reversed
Variations Apr. 1970 331
Edward Marlo Logical Challenge Cards to Pocket ungaffed and rough-smooth version
Inspired by
  • "Challenge Cards to Pocket" (Larry Jennings, Genii, May 1970)
Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
301
Dr. Raymond L. Beebe The Lost Trick of R.W. Hull "An Article On The Hypnotic Joker"
two spectators select face-down cards at table them, then name any cards, they match
Related to
  • "Hypnotic Joker" (Hugard's Magic Monthly, May 1962)
Feb. 1971 400
Stewart Judah Sneaky Card Stab described by John Brown, wrapped in paper and stabbed by spectator, using a Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper / Nu-Idea forcing deck
1971
Magick (Issue 20)
98
Gerald Kosky Coincidence ?? rough smooth
Also published here 1972 63
Roughing Fluid Formula No. 524, for "Brain Wave Deck"
1972 147
Gerald Kosky Tel-A-Prediction person on phone names number from one to fifty-two, card is predicted
1973
Magick (Issue 68)
337
Edward Marlo Splitting a Thought two cards are stuck together face to face and turn out to be two thought-of cards, rough-smooth
1974 49
Karl Fulves Think of Something prediction in form of mate in envelope, ultra-mental deck
1974 26
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Oh! Calcutta! two cards predicted, with two different colored pens
Inspired by 1974
Magick (Issue 100)
499
Aldini Mind Bender spectator cuts a packet and deals cards on table, performer predicts on a card when spectator is out of cards and whether his last card is red or black
1974
Magick (Issue 107)
533
Frederick M. Shields Lilith drawing appears on canvas, postcards with famous places and sights
1974
Magick (Issue 109)
542
Jon Racherbaumer No Force Vanish & Recovery two cards vanish in deck and reappear, roughed deck, see also Fulves' Jumping Gemini
Related to 1975
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)
11
Scotty York, Samuel Berland Simplex Card in the Purse card is signed by performer and spectator then torn and vanished only to be rediscovered and restored in the purse
Related to 1975 51
Arthur Hill Numbers Up deck of number cards, design duplication on two cards, mirror in lap
Mar. 1975 872
Gerald Kosky Coincidence two decks, spectator and performer place decks behind backs and turn one card over
Also published here 1975 65
Gerald Kosky Vanish and Recovery selection is turned over in the deck and vanishes, reappearance at named number
1975 66
Alan Shaxon Twisted Psychometry three cards change into selections, with a display board
1976 23
Erwin Schussel Joker medium stops before joker, repeated with medium in other room, story of an encounter between Jimmy Grippo and Dai Vernon
Related toVariations 1976
Magick (Issue 169)
842
Glenn G. Gravatt Prophetische Beeinflussung three envelopes with windows, a card is seen sticking out of each, three selected cards are also inserted, then the pairs are shown to match
Also published here
  • Genii, Aug. 1970
June 1976
Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 4)
73
Roy Johnson Invisible Reverse "Thoughts on the 'Invisible Pack'"
card always shows up in the center without a cut, sbs
1976 10
Edward Marlo Spread Location spreading an invisible deck on the table for the reveal
1976 13
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz Let's Shuffle shuffling an invisible deck
1976 37
Al Mann Break Through card and headline prediction, nest of envelope sent to a member of the audience by mail
1977 1
Tan Hock Chuan The Breakthru Rough and smooth Mene Tekel deck, can be used for Card to Wallet
1977 13
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted
1978 10
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted
1978 4
E. L. Whitford Rot oder Schwarz all cards shown red turn into black cards, end stripper, as Withford
Also published here 1978 123
Edward Marlo Triumph without selection
1978 124
Edward Marlo Rauh-Glatt-Peek-Spiel peek deck
1978 126
Edward Marlo Rauh-Glatt-Geistino thought of card turns over in deck
1978 127
Edward Marlo New Approach to a Revisit freely thought of card is placed on table and other card is located, using two rough and smooth decks
1979 172
Bob Hamilton For Nudists Only presentation for nudist pack
Dec. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12)
768
Edward Marlo Psi Color deck is shuffled and spectator can guess if top card is red or black, he is always right
Related to 1979
Magick (Issue 243)
1211
Karrell Fox Gamblecture ideas for a gambling lecture
  • loaded dice gag (exploding sound)
  • baby shoes gag
  • false cuts with three colored woods
  • pseudo deck switch (nudist)
  • "bottoms" gag, pin-up girls
1979 317
Larry Becker Bullseye six bullet holes in spectator's card, with gun
Also published here
  • Alan Alan's "Sharpshooter", 1960s.
1979 133
Roger Crosthwaite Partial Brainwave invisible dice, partial gaffed
Oct. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10)
929
Basil Horwitz Challenge Mental Hypnotic Suggestion two spectators select a card, prediction states that second spectator has same card as first but thinks he has selected another card
Also published here 1981 32
Karroll Priest Sui Generis one card divination, deck is shuffled by spectator
1981
Magick (Issue 279)
1391
Jochen Zmeck J. Z. - Premonition named card vanishes, is then removed from pocket, partial rough-smooth
Related to 1981 8
Thomas Alan Waters Coincideck two decks, three cards from one deck are put face up at random places into other deck, next to the same cards
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue)
220
Thomas Alan Waters Spyhole mask prediction / revelation, word on a card is chosen and prediction is another card with holes on it, when held on a text it reveals the chosen word
Related toVariations 1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm)
313
Eugene Burger Brain-Waved both sides of the deck can be displayed
Also published here 1982 12
Eugene Burger Brain-Waved Again another version, one suit can be named
VariationsAlso published here 1982 19
Robert Hirsch Killer Triumph FMO rough and smooth, see credit corrections on page 864 and variation on page 899
June 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 6)
781
Edward Marlo Double Thought Prediction two cards predicted on other cards, rough smooth deck, five handlings
1983 71
Karl Fulves Roughing Fluid history of its development
1983 17
Karl Fulves, Dai Vernon Faro Boxes on gaffed faro boxes and using rough-smooth cards
  • The Richard Buffum Tapes
  • The Faro Box
  • Sand Tell
  • Needle Tell
  • The Two-Card Box
  • Faro Box Technique
  • The Two-Card Box
  • Second Dealing Boxes
1983 21
Walter Scott Walter's own original Formula and Method for "Slick Ace" from a letter by Eddie McGuire to Dai Vernon
1983 47
Karl Fulves The Super Roughing Principle partial rough smooth, credit information
1983 74
Al Baker Roughing It comments
Also published here 1983 79
Ramee Sami Conjuror's Magazine Column story about Brainwave, Dai Vernon, Paul Fox
Also published here
  • The Conjuror's Magazine, July 1946, Vol. 2 No. 7
1983 87
Judge E. H. C. Wethered On the Rough Smooth Principle partial roughing
1983 88
Les Scheyer Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Mar. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 3)
899
Thomas Alan Waters Pierception with box, thought of card
1984
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cardiact)
527
Thomas Alan Waters Circlet two cards, one with female and one with male symbol, prediction of two cards for a man and a woman, written on the fitting cards
Variations 1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx)
688
Thomas Alan Waters Synchrowave two decks, same card is selected
Inspired by 1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx)
691
Edward Marlo Transposition of Two Rough-and-Smooth Cards
1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx)
700
Albert Goshman Nudist Deck deck with no faces or backs have faces and backs appear and disappear.
1985 91
R. Travis Sapp The Q Effect rough/smooth alternative, Testor's laquer
July 1985
Magick (Issue 354)
1768
Karl Fulves Little Red Encore Brainwave deck is assembled with faro in front of audience
1987 37
David Regal Peaks & Valleys "A Complete Routine For The McCombical Prediction Deck"
Also published here June/July 1987
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
20
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Couch Potato two decks with cards, names of famous people in one deck and occupations in other deck, spectator selects name of husband and "couch potato"
Mar. 1988
Magick (Issue 403)
2013
Justin Higham Extended Image Takers some cards get blank, then whole deck as well
Inspired by Apr. 1988
Inside Out (Issue 4)
16
René Lavand The Little Martian nudist deck presentation
Also published here 1988 92
John Bannon Adjective Dancing "Fred"/"Oscar"/... version with adjectives on the back instead of names, rough smooth, including "A non-rough-smooth handling"
1990 20
Philip T. Goldstein Impressions
1990 129
David Regal Berge und Täler "Eine komplette Routine mit dem 'McCombical Vorhersage-Spiel'" (A Complete Routine For The McCombical Prediction Deck)
Also published here Feb. 1990
Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 2)
46
Basil Horwitz Hypno-Suggestion two spectators select a card, prediction states that second spectator has same card as first but thinks he has selected another card
Also published here July 1990
Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 3)
104
Patrick Page Copycat Cards two chosen cards by performer and spectator are mate, repeat
  • The Multiple Revelation
Also published here 1990 61
Edward Marlo The Twenty-Six Cent Trick card with stamp on back is shuffled into deck, any card selected from face is the one, gaffed deck version
Inspired by Aug. 1991 8
Patrick Page Kopierte Karten two chosen cards by performer and spectator are mate, repeat
  • Die Mehrfach-Bekanntgabe
Also published here Nov. 1991
Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 3)
124
Karl Fulves Rough and Smooth using rough-smooth cards in gambling shoe (or different finishes)
1991
Swindle Sheet (Issue 7)
79
Karl Fulves Needle in a Haystack finding odd-backed cards by sense of touch in gambling shoe
1991
Swindle Sheet (Issue 7)
80
Karl Fulves Hole Card Play cheating method with high-low rough-smooth deck (or different finishes)
1991
Swindle Sheet (Issue 7)
80
Larry Becker "X" Marks the Spot routines with Hull's Pop-Eyed Popper deck, rough/smooth Svengali, predictions with X on the back, using jumbo cards
Also published here 1991 10
Gary Dudash Beautiful Dreamer named card has X on one and name of spectator on other side
1991 32
Steve Dusheck Perfect Deck brainwave deck variation with partial rough-smooth
1992 13
Steve Dusheck One Card Brainwave spectator reverses a card behind his back, it is the only odd-backed card
Related toVariations 1992 37
Larry Becker Fred spectator reverses a card behind his back, it has Fred written on it
Inspired by 1992 39
Larry Becker X-Rated Stuff routines with Hull's Pop-Eyed Popper deck, rough/smooth Svengali, predictions with X on the back
  • X Marks the Spot
  • My Favorite Card
Also published here 1992 341
Edward Marlo Easy Vanishing Card fifty-one cards roughed on faces, one card on back
Also published here 1992 21
Edward Marlo The Named Transposition named card travels from one deck to another, roughed deck, and roughed red/blue menetekel
Also published here 1992 22
Philip T. Goldstein Aztec reversed card in blue deck travels to red deck
Sep. 1992
Magic Man Examiner (Vol. 1 No. 4)
14
Neil Lester, Dr. Juris From the notebook of Dr. Juris on "Tricks of the Trade, old Rough and Smooth cards
July 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 1)
8
Jim Krenz Triumph deck roughed on back
1993 190
Gary Dudash Fate Mate odd-backed card is placed next to freely thought-of card
June 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 12)
13
Michael Close, Stewart James Coda Chrome rough smooth
1994 3
Jim Krenz Invisible Triumph spectator shuffles, all cards roughed on back
Related to 1994 18
Alexander de Cova "Unsichtbares Spiel" - im Notfall lip balm as impromptu roughing fluid
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1995
Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2)
53
Michael Skinner The Mental Photography Deck Nudist Deck routine
1996 31
James Swain The Blank Deck cards become blank except selection, then back to normal, Nudist deck
1996 60
Derek Parfitt, James G. Thompson Jr. Prophetic Post-It prediction on post-it note stuck to face card of deck, any card in the deck namd and removed, it matches prediction
May 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 9)
64
Michael Weber leftovers six bullet point ideas for ootw, no details given
1997 4
David Regal The Deja Vu Deck Card chosen from blank deck transforms into freely named card
1999 233
David Regal Diamonds in the Rough on rough-smooth
1999 233
David Regal Photo Finish Handling of Mental Photography Deck
1999 239
David Regal Flight of Fancy Card teleports from one deck to another, very fair
1999 247
John Greene John's Photography routine for Hull's Mental Photography
Inspired by 1999 192
Tom Stone Time Operator joker placed aside, selection transforms into joker with card identity written on it, previously isolated joker is selection
Also published here 1999 51
Eugene Burger Brain-Waved both sides of the deck can be displayed
Also published here 2000 72
Eugene Burger Brain-Waved Again another version, one suit can be named
Also published here 2000 75
Don Alan Clyde
2000 150
Don Alan Pretty-Sneaky Nudist Deck
Related to 2000 169
Randy Wakeman Stolen Thoughts thought of card matches card chosen from another pack, rough smooth menetekel
Related to Mar. 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 7)
70
Tony Binarelli The Signature named card has performer's signature on its back
Related to June 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 10)
73
John Cornelius Prints Valiant blank paper printed into business cards, long-short, lettering as impromptu rough-smooth
2001 5
John Cornelius Roughly Mental stack of blank business cards, spectator names number, at that position is the only printed card and the number is written on it, lettering as impromptu rough-smooth
2001 7
Christoph Borer Die Kartenlegerin chosen card has pentagram on back
Also published here 2002 14
Alexander de Cova "Unsichtbares Spiel" - im Notfall lip balm as impromptu roughing fluid
Also published here 2002 14
Jim Sisti Restaurant Selection different restaurant names on the backs of the cards, one chosen from the face and it is the restaurant one plans to work in, for business meeting
Oct. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 2)
73
Al Baker "Roughing" It recipe & comments
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
158
Al Baker A Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
216
Al Baker Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughed
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
220
Al Baker Jo-Baka prediction on joker, rough smooth, seventeen jokers
Also published here
  • marketed 1944
2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
558
Ross Bertram On the Brainwave Deck gaffing tips, leather case
Mar. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 3)
43
Dave Campbell Blank Astonishment card named, it is only odd-backed, rest shown blank, partial roughing
Inspired by
  • "Kruger's Revenge" (Peter Duffie, Hidden Agenda)
2004 337
Christoph Borer Kartenlegerin chosen card has pentagram on back
Also published here 2006 141
Jack Avis A Punch Deal that Isn't partial roughing instead of punching, with notes by Peter Duffie
Related to 2006 178
Bill Abbott, Ross Bertram EZ Action Ultra-Mental Deck rough smooth preparation method
2008 17
Tom Stone Time Operator I joker placed aside, selection transforms into joker with card identity written on it, previously isolated joker is selection
Also published here 2008 3
Fred Robinson The Astrological Stop Trick rough smooth forcing pack
2009 224
Chris "Doc" Dixon McCombical Redux only one deck used for McCombical Prediction
Inspired by 2009 25
Jim Steinmeyer The Khardova Deck
  • Conjuring
partial rough-smooth
Related toVariations May 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 5)
36
Jim Steinmeyer, Mark LeBerthon Khardova and Over Again ... further suggestion
Inspired by Aug. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 8)
46
Dan Tong Rough Guy spectator takes a card from handkerchief-covered deck and puts it face up on top and cuts deck, Joker goes under handkerchief and then whispers card to performer, card is also predicted, deck roughed on faces
  • Variation
Inspired by 2010 241
Tom Stone, Henrik Holmberg Time Operator I joker placed aside, selection transforms into joker with card identity written on it, previously isolated joker is selection
Also published here 2011 154
Patrick Page Copycat Cards do as i do, spectator and performer always find pairs
2011 230
Robert Cassidy A Startling Thought Reading Effect performer removes duplicate of selection with different-colored back from pocket
  • Method, Notes, and a Myriad of Important Principles (How Many Can YOU Find?)
2013 66
Hiroyuki Sakai Extra Step: Strange Relationship two decks, on backs of chosen card are names of performer and spectator
2013 37
Max Maven Lost Horizons
  • Lost Horizons
Brainwave with hole in card, selection is the only one with hole, previously chosen by pushing a needle through a fifty-two-on-one card
Also published here
  • New Tops, Dec. 1979
Jan. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 1)
15
John Lovick The Handsome Jack Lotto presentation for McCombical Prediction
Inspired by
  • "Lucky Cards" (Roy Johnson, By My Guest Plus!, 1989)
Also published here
2016 11
Asi Wind Reverse Engineer spectator names a card and reverses a card below the table, it is the named card
Inspired by
  • Derren Brown effect from "Tricks of the Mind"
Related to
2018 109
Matt Baker Outlier card freely named by spectator, spectator then selects a card from the deck, rest of the deck is shown to be duplicates of another card, but the selected card is the named card, uses a Double Decker deck
Also published here 2019 242
Iñaki Zabaletta 52 B Wave all other cards are blank
2019 111
Iñaki Zabaletta Red and Black Phenomena Fuera de Este Mundo, with glasses
2019 123
Kyle Leon Ultimate Brainwave named card is shown as only red-backed card in blue-backed deck, unusual gaffed deck
May 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 5)
204
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 July 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 7)
300
Christoph Borer The sky is the limit letters written on the back of playing cards, chosen cards form a message
2022 64
Bob Farmer Roughing Fluid
2022 7
John Lovick Win a Date Lotto presentation for McCombical Prediction
Also published here 2022 724
Kyle Leon Wavelength brainwave deck construction for any picture card, science friction
Inspired by Feb. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 2)
654
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
Aug. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 8)
940
Matt Baker The Misfit Deck any card named, it is found by spectator, all other cards are shown to be duplicates of another card
Related to
  • "Out of Sight" (Joshua Jay, marketed)
Also published here
2023 23
Adam W. Elbaum The Visible Deck named card has spectator's name written on it, using rough/smooth or plasti-dip spray (Science Friction), with alternative presentations
  • Stop! (STOP written on card that the spectator stops at in another deck)
  • In the Pocket (freely pocketed card matches with card that has POCKET written on it)
  • Happy Birthday (birthday book)
  • Business Card
  • Spinning Coin (Pascal El Hakim inspired, two-deck coincidence)
  • Logo
  • Shape (named shape is on named card)
  • Mr. Sticky (stick figure presentation)
Related to June 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 6)
56