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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Passe-Passe Salt thumb tip
Related to 1941/27 129
Joe Berg Joe Berg's "Count Down" Card Mystery spectator does some dealing and remembering, then finds his own card via fan force
Related toAlso published here 1941/27 213
Tony Corinda Some More Tricks Using the Eight Kings Stack
  • (a) Blackjack (Pontoon), winning deal for two people
  • (b) behind back top card is reversed in the deck, card divined
  • (c) three cards in pocket one is selected, fishing
Variations 1958 75
Al Mann Mentalist Richard Osterlind
1978 16
Richard Osterlind The Ultimate Center Tear
1978 17
Larry Becker Some Total sum prediction in envelope, close-up and stage versions
Inspired by
  • Will Dexter's "Computer Mind" in "Feature Magic for Mentalists" p. 113
Related toVariations
1978 11
Thomas Alan Waters Center-Tear analysis and handling
Related to 1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt)
Al Mann The Mag-Eye Move while performer tears billet, message is read, with variation
Related to 1981 13
Richard Osterlind Predic-Tac-Toe ending of tic tac toe game is predicted
Apr. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 4)
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The Ultra Board by Richard Osterlind May 1982
Epoptica (Issue 1)
Richard Osterlind The Richard Osterlind Breakthrough Card System looks shuffled
  • The Stack
  • Learning the System
  • Shortcuts
  • Determining the Suit
  • Chart of Cards to Values
Related to 1983 1
Richard Osterlind A Simple Divination Effect spectator reverses card behind back
Inspired by 1983 8
Richard Osterlind The Linking of Three Borrowed Finger Rings
Related to 1983 5
Richard Osterlind The Marked Borrowed Coin in Bottle ungaffed coin
1983 17
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on James Kahlert, Robin DeWitt, Richard Osterlind
Nov. 1983
Magick (Issue 325)
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Two Perfected Professional Routines by Richard Osterlind Jan. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 5)
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Breakthrough Card System by Richard Osterlind Jan. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 5)
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Change of Mind by Richard Osterlind Jan. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 5)
Roy Johnson Roy Johnson on the Breakthrough Card System
Inspired by Aug. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 6)
Richard Osterlind The Invoice a number is predicted with funny presentation
Aug. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 6)
Richard Hatch, Richard Osterlind Observations on the Status of Magic
Nov. 1985
Epoptica (Issue 7)
Richard Osterlind The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear with credit information
  • The Paper and its Preparation
  • The Mechanics
  • Comments
Variations 1986 1
Richard Osterlind The Routine mindreading with center tear
1986 13
Richard Osterlind Updated Ashes on Arm secret writing
1986 14
Richard Osterlind Speed Tear with handling variation
1986 16
Richard Osterlind The Natural Billet Switch
1986 18
Richard Osterlind Natural and Bold Book Test
1986 24
Richard Osterlind DI-1 information written on pieces of paper and always several pieces placed inside envelopes, Q&A, transparent envelopes
1986 2
Jeff Busby Introduction on Richard Osterlind
1986/99 1
Richard Osterlind The Challenge Glass of Water Production from empty, examined paper bag
1986/99 9
Richard Osterlind Pick-Up Turnover Switch tabled deck picked up and secretly turned over, top cards taken
Related to 1986/99 24
Richard Osterlind The Miracle Flying Signed Cards three signed cards to business card case, envelope in wallet, folded in pen
1986/99 32
Richard Osterlind The Borrowed Ring in Balloon Dog
1986/99 51
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Epitome Board by Richard Osterlind Mar. 1987
Epoptica (Issue 8)
Jeff Busby (reviewer) IM Pad Routine by Richard Osterlind Mar. 1987
Epoptica (Issue 8)
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Two-Faced by Richard Osterlind Mar. 1987
Epoptica (Issue 8)
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear by Richard Osterlind Mar. 1987
Epoptica (Issue 8)
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Three Miracle Routines by Richard Osterlind July 1987
Epoptica (Issue 9)
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Cicardi, Richard Osterlind, Ray Grismer
Oct. 1987
Magick (Issue 397)
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Journey Into Hypnotism by Richard Osterlind Apr. 1988
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Lee Noble, Richard Osterlind
Feb. 1988
Magick (Issue 402)
Richard Osterlind Tie Back secret writer attached to tie
Apr. 1988
Magick (Issue 404)
Richard Osterlind The Osterlind Utility Gimmick plastic shiner
July 1988
Magick (Issue 408)
Richard Osterlind Shadow Images
Dec. 1988
Magick (Issue 414)
Richard Osterlind The Sensitives blindfold act, steel, divination of cards, objects and design duplication
Mar. 1989
Magick (Issue 418)
Richard Osterlind School Daze prediction of named number or letter, folded billet
Related to Nov. 1989
Magick (Issue 430)
Richard Osterlind Ink It! reasoning for writing readable and for performer to fold billet instead of spectator
Apr. 1990
Magick (Issue 438)
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Richard Osterlind
June 1990
Magick (Issue 441)
Richard Osterlind Mind Leap prediction of name and playing card, signature on slips
Variations Nov. 1990
Magick (Issue 448)
Jim Sisti (reviewer) The Radar Deck by Richard Osterlind Nov./Dec. 1990
The Magic Menu (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Steve Dusheck Additional Thoughts sugar packet torn open, sugar poured in hand, crumpled paper as well, restored
Related to
  • "Sweet and Low" (Richard Osterlind, Challenge Magic video, 1990)
1991 27
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on C.A. George Newman, Ross Johnson, Richard Osterlind
Mar. 1991
Magick (Issue 453)
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Larry Becker, Ross Johnson, Richard Osterlind
Apr. 1991
Magick (Issue 454)
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Challenge Magic! by Richard Osterlind Sep./Oct. 1991
The Magic Menu (Vol. 2 No. 7)
Richard Osterlind Sweet and Low torn and restored sugar packet / Sweet 'n Low
Also published here Nov./Dec. 1991
The Magic Menu (Vol. 2 No. 8)
Richard Osterlind Topsy-Turvey dice in filme canister are shaken and numbers named by performer
Sep. 1992
Magick (Issue 477)
Richard Osterlind Some Total Radio sum prediction over radio, with people calling in
Inspired by 1992 165
Richard Osterlind Mirrored Darkly design duplication using pendulum and business card case
June 1993
Magick (Issue 490)
Toni Forster Gedanken-Projektion two things predicted on pieces of paper
Inspired by June 1993
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 1)
Richard Osterlind Richard Osterlind on the Swami Gimmick - Part I
Sep. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 3)
Roy Miller Editor's Log on Richard Osterlind, Richard Mark, Michel Asselin, Jim Magus, Jack Camp, Bob Sipielski, Larry Becker, Phil Willmarth, Bob Lynn, Tony Andruzzi, Liz Tucker, Ted Lesley
Sep. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 3)
Richard Osterlind Richard Osterlind on the Swami Gimmick - Part 2
Oct. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 4)
Richard Osterlind Richard Osterlind on the Swami Gimmick - Part 3
Nov. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 5)
Richard Osterlind A Few Tips on Close-Up Magic on make-up, clothes, grooming, how to be liked
Mar./Apr. 1996
The Magic Menu (Vol. 6 No. 34)
Martin Joyal An Overview of Card Systems
  • System Categories
    • Sequential System Characteristics
    • Ordered System Characteristics
  • Overview of Systems
    • The New Deck System
    • The Grouped Value System
    • The Si Stebbins System
    • The Eight Kings System
    • The Stanyon System (Ellis Stanyon)
    • The Joseph System (Eddie Joseph)
    • The Esscee Prearranged Pack (Stanley Collins)
    • The Harding System (Bart Harding)
    • Jack's Pack (Jack Yates)
    • The Cornelius System (John Cornelius)
    • The Osterlind System (Richard Osterlind)
    • The Boudreau Systems (Leo Boudreau)
    • The No Memory Card Stack (Harry Riser)
    • The Lusthaus System (Robert Lusthaus)
    • The Memory-deck (Lewis Jones)
    • The Reymond System (Patrick Reymond)
    • The Wild System (Boris Wild)
    • Richard's Stack (Richard Uhrich)
1997 27
Jeff Busby More Aspects more on fishing and Al Koran type deck, credit information, Richard Osterlind's Radar Deck
1998 86
Richard Osterlind Preface
1999 6
Richard Osterlind Freedom Ring ungaffed key fob
1999 10
Richard Osterlind Osterlind on the Hundred-Dollar Bill Switch
  • Economic Expansion
  • Twe for the Money
1999 14
Richard Osterlind Puff Pasteboard miniature duplicate of selected card inside matchbook, cigarette transforms into selection (pull)
1999 23
Richard Osterlind Under Test Conditions stack
1999 28
Richard Osterlind Test Conditions II stack
1999 30
Richard Osterlind Tribute to Tarbell
Inspired by 1999 30
Joe Berg, Richard Osterlind Psychological Fan Force
1999 32
Richard Osterlind My Father's Favorite piles made and cards moved around by spectator under performer's direction
1999 33
Richard Osterlind The Sloppy Jog Shuffle dropping a card on purpose
1999 36
Richard Osterlind Miracle Thought Projection card placed on table, spectator names a card, it matches, repeat, psychological gambit
1999 37
Richard Osterlind Secretly Building a Set-up in front of the audience
1999 42
Richard Osterlind On Handing out Business Cards
1999 44
Richard Osterlind Viewed ESP Prediction cards taken from two packets, matches prediction
Related to 1999 47
Richard Osterlind, John Cornelius Total Knock Out number divination and prediction with gaffed calculator, based on John Cornelius' "Total Recall"
  • Business Seminar Presentation
  • Stage Presentation
1999 54
Richard Osterlind, Albert Spackman Thanks to Spackman - Clip Line Deluxe
1999 67
Richard Osterlind Routining a Mental Show
1999 74
Richard Osterlind Air Wave Telepathy Idea for Schenk & Sondermeyer's "Alpha Mental" for radio
1999 76
Richard Osterlind Supernatural Sight three phase blindfold act, introductory remarks
1999 79
Richard Osterlind Paroptic Psychometry I blindfolded, performer identifies objects
1999 82
Richard Osterlind Paroptic Psychometry II blindfolded, performer identifies objects, different presentation
1999 85
Richard Osterlind About Using Jumbo Cards
1999 86
Richard Osterlind, Nate Leipzig Expanding Leipzig's Secret using thin see-through cards
1999 89
Richard Osterlind About Modern Pre-Show Work
1999 92
Richard Osterlind Test Conditions Design Duplication
1999 94
Richard Osterlind Putting it All Together
1999 99
Jörg Alexander Weber Zaubersalz salt packet torn, salt poured in hand vanishes and packet restores
Inspired by
  • "Sweet and Low" (Richard Osterlind, Challenge Magic video, 1990)
2000 18
Theodore Annemann, Richard Osterlind Billet Switch with Salt Packet thumb tip
Inspired by 2000 21
Lewis Jones Dual control two thought-of cards divined (each one out of five)
Inspired by
  • "Radar Deck" (Richard Osterlind)
2002 146
David Regal (reviewer) The Very Modern Mindreader and Other Miracles by Richard Osterlind Apr. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 4)
Richard Osterlind Sweet and Low torn and restored sugar packet / Sweet 'n Low
Also published here Feb. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 6)
Richard Osterlind 20 years on... The Breakthrough Card System on the Breakthrough Card System and its twentieth anniversary
Related to Apr. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 8)
Jim Sisti Out of the Shadows on Richard Osterlind
Apr. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 8)
Ian Keable-Elliott Memory Calculations
  • Mail
Related to June 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 10)
Michael Close (reviewer) Richard Osterlind's Mind Mysteries Volumes 1-4 by Richard Osterlind Dec. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 4)
R. Paul Wilson Pick-Up Turnover Switch tabled deck picked up and secretly turned over, top cards taken
Related to 2003 ca. 6
Matthew Field (reviewer) Mind Mysteries by Richard Osterlind Jan. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 1)
David Oliver (reviewer) S.O.S. Bag by Richard Osterlind June 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 6)
David Regal, Richard Osterlind Speaking Volumes
Related to July 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 7)
David Regal, Ian Rowland Speaking Volumes
Related to Nov. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 11)
Paolo Cavalli, Massimo Tira Radarama one spectator thinks of a red card and one of a black card while spreading through cards, performer divines both
Inspired byRelated to 2004 5
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Easy To Master Mental Miracles Volumes 1-4 by Richard Osterlind Feb. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 2)
Paolo Cavalli Psictionary several words chosen using a dictionary and written on square of paper, chosen one is duplicated
Related to
  • Richard Osterlind's "Odds"
2005 57
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Mind Mysteries Too, Volumes 5 to 7 by Richard Osterlind Feb. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 2)
David Oliver (reviewer) Metalblast - Thoughts on Metal Bending by Richard Osterlind Apr. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 4)
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) No Camera Tricks by Richard Osterlind Sep. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9)
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Posterlind Trilogy by Richard Osterlind Mar. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3)
David Regal (reviewer) Two-Face by Richard Osterlind Feb. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 2)
Tom Stone Gold Wielder
Inspired byAlso published here 2010 227
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Corinda's 13 Steps to Mentalism by Richard Osterlind Jan. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 1)
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Challenge Magic 20th Anniversary Edition by Richard Osterlind Aug. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 8)
David Oliver (reviewer) Industrial Strength Link by Richard Osterlind Mar. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 3)
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Live... Without a Net by Richard Osterlind Jan. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 1)
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Phantom Knife by Richard Osterlind Aug. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 8)
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Annemann's Practical Mental Effects, Volume 1, 2, and 3 by Richard Osterlind Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
Richard Osterlind, Alberto de Figueiredo Center Tear
Inspired by 2013 33
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Annemann's Practical Mental Effects, Volume 4-6 by Richard Osterlind Aug. 2013
Genii (Vol. 76 No. 8)
Tom Crosbie Other Stacks to Consider
  • Mnemonica - Juan Tamariz
  • Aronson - Simon Aronson
  • Card Kindergarten - Michael Weber
  • B. W. Instant Memorised Deck - Boris Wild
  • Memorised Breakthrough Card System - Richard Osterlind
2013 138
David Regal (reviewer) The Telephone Drama by Richard Osterlind July 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 7)
Roberto Mansilla Ninty-One
  • Artifices
performer blindfolded, spectator cuts and takes a bunch of cards, performer divines all of them and their sum
Inspired by
  • "Card Calling" (Richard Osterlind, Breakthrough Card System - 20th Anniversary Edition, 2003)
May 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 5)
Patrik Kuffs 2Kuda blindfolded performer stabs all balloons held by spectators on six chairs except one of chosen color, color chosen with Rubik's Cube
Inspired by
  • "The Balloon Murder" (Richard Osterlind, The Blindfold Book, 1987, p. 13)
  • "Daze of Color" (Jeff & Tessa Evason, The Linking Ring, Vol. 100 No. 5, May 2020, p. 82)
Feb. 2024
The Hermit (Vol. 3 No. 2)