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Stewart James Miraskill
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 147
Al Koran The Gold Medallion prediction of number on medallion
Related toVariations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 11
Karl Fulves The Self-Correcting Set-up properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order
Variations 1968 Epilogue (Issue 3) 19
Karl Fulves, Charles Hudson ESP + Math non ESP-version, cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 178
Paul Curry A Penny For Your Thoughts after some changes (written directions) the order of four coins and a rolled up bill is named
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1974 Paul Curry Presents 83
Paul Harris Peeler piece of top layer is peeled off and restored
Related toVariations 1979 Close-up Entertainer 1
Roy Walton The Smiling Mule two parts, first gag then surprise twist, named card ends up sandwiched between aces in the middle of the deck
Related toVariations 1979 That Certain Something... 13
Jerry Sadowitz Slip-Jog
Related toAlso published here 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 383
Harry Lorayne, Ken Krenzel Tidal Wave impromptu brainwave, one deck used as two decks, four applications, see credit corrections on pages 834, 864, 1092
Inspired byVariations May 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 5) 769
Richard Goldshot RG Location using two crimps and a faro shuffle, twenty-six key card, see also page 1075
Variations Sep. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 967
Edward Marlo, Randy Wakeman The Card of a Thousand Faces "based on an unpublished Marlo routine"
VariationsAlso published here 1985 Formula One Close-Up 62
David Harkey In Stitches sealed toothpick is torn and only wrapper restored
Related to Nov. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 11) 1565
Shigeo Takagi Card Ping Chien switch as card is tossed on the table
Related to 1988 New Magic Of Japan 11
Ray Kosby, William Goodwin Surgical Copper/Silver
Inspired by
  • "Copper/Silver Metamorphosis" (John Hostler, Linking Ring July 1987, Vol. 67 No. 7, p. 71)
1993 Notes from the Batcave 5
John Hostler Coin Switch with Band-aid
1993 Notes from the Batcave 5
John Hostler My False Cut deck optionally turned over during cut
Also published here
  • Linking Ring Parade, July 1987
2000 Card File Two 77
John Hostler Pressure Point ambitious card, then thumb and first finger melt through pack until they can grab out selection, leaving a cut-out in whole rest of deck
Variations 2000 Card File Two 78
John Hostler The Wild Card Joker changes into mates of three cards
Inspired byVariations 2000 Card File Two 82
John Hostler The Wild Exchange black Seven sandwiched between red Sevens in left hand, other black Seven in right hand, they change places so that a red Seven is in right hand and other red sandwiched between blacks in left hand
2000 Card File Two 86
Simon Aronson UnDo Influence: Theory and Practice Theory behind UnDo Influence control
Variations 2001 Try the Impossible 68
Aaron Fisher Search and Destroy sleightless
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2002 The Paper Engine 104
Tomas Blomberg Svensk Voodoo one card selected and one thought-of, first found at number named by performer, second at number named by spectator
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2014 Blomberg Laboratories 256
John Hostler Introduction
2016 Magnum Opossum 5
John Hostler Bertha ends clean with half-deck switch
2016 Magnum Opossum 7
John Hostler $13 Card to Wallet sandwich effect with selection, then whole deck is sandwiched behind back (gag), selection in wallet, travels in wallet again with wallet on the table
Related to 2016 Magnum Opossum 12
John Hostler Center Sandwich Load sandwich cards "biddled" into the center
2016 Magnum Opossum 14
John Hostler The Speakeasy Poker Deal card removed by spectator and put in Himber wallet, a suit named, Royal Flush in suit dealt in heads-up game, two cards drawn from two other hands match with each other and removed card
2016 Magnum Opossum 20
John Hostler Clarion Cull above-the-spread cull while taking out cards
2016 Magnum Opossum 26
John Hostler ImagineInk word written on business card is divined, card becomes blank and pen does not write afterwards, magnet steal of card
2016 Magnum Opossum 27
John Hostler The Bespectacled Possum Illusion
2016 Magnum Opossum 31
John Hostler Estimated Prophet impromptu
2016 Magnum Opossum 32
John Hostler Five Card Mental Leap one of five cards thought-of, performer wants to remove mate from deck, but it is the actual selection now missing from the packet, mate comes from pocket
2016 Magnum Opossum 36
John Hostler The Tip-Over Switch
2016 Magnum Opossum 38
John Hostler The Ratchet Cut straight cut, deck turned over during cut
2016 Magnum Opossum 44
John Hostler The Rauschenberg Effect ambitious card, then Triumph and all cards become blank except selection
2016 Magnum Opossum 47
John Hostler Dim Mak (Pressure Point 2.0) ambitious card, then thumb and first finger melt through pack until they can grab out selection, leaving a cut-out in whole rest of deck
Inspired by 2016 Magnum Opossum 52
John Hostler The Triskadequadra Principle related to Gilbreath, allows knowledge about consecutive groups of four cards after a riffle shuffle if the deck starts out in four-card-groups of the same order
Related to 2016 Magnum Opossum 58
John Hostler, Norman Gilbreath Godfather Gilbreath discussion of Gilbreath Principle
2016 Magnum Opossum 58
John Hostler Bar Bits Triskadequadra Application #1
as bet about the suits
  • Swindle #1
  • Swindle #2
2016 Magnum Opossum 64
John Hostler Rogue Heart Triskadequadra Application #2
spectator selects card that completes a poker hand, duplicates
2016 Magnum Opossum 65
John Hostler The TDQ Deck Triskadequadra Application #3
1-0-1 alternative for Koran type force after a riffle shuffle
2016 Magnum Opossum 69
John Hostler A Riddle at Intermission: Sanada Meets Elmsley business card with word written by spectator palmed into wallet and glimpsed, using card with photo of inside of hand
2016 Magnum Opossum 73
John Hostler The Klutzy Mentalist deck sprung on floor, perhaps accidentally, spectator thinks of a face-up card and this can be divined
2016 Magnum Opossum 76
John Hostler Royally Wild Joker changes into mates of three cut-to cards, then Joker splits into two cards to complete Royal Flush with the three cards
Inspired by 2016 Magnum Opossum 78
John Hostler VR Pulloff apparently top card is drawn off into left hand from end grip, bottom card(s) taken instead
Related to 2016 Magnum Opossum 79
John Hostler New Speedway Boogie with backfire, one duplicate
2016 Magnum Opossum 84
John Hostler, Bob Stencel Reltsoh Blatancy Olram Subtlety variation
2016 Magnum Opossum 86
John Hostler Tell Monte (Rescripted) five objects on table, ESP cards put in front and things moved around according to instructions, final item divined and predicted
  • Impromptu Variation
Inspired by 2016 Magnum Opossum 89
John Hostler Switch behind Notepad
2016 Magnum Opossum 103
John Hostler Cued Redux broken and restored toothpick
Inspired by
  • "Cued" (John Hostler, Genii, October 2006)
Related to
2016 Magnum Opossum 107
John Hostler Noeyeon Protocol
  • Noeyeon Prediction (Ungimmicked)
  • Neo Noeyeon (Gimmicked)
card pocketed by performer, spectator deals down and stops, mate of pocketed card (ungimmicked) or odd-backed duplicate (gimmicked)
2016 Magnum Opossum 112
John Hostler Alligator ten red and ten black cards shuffled, pairs dealt according to rules, outcome predicted and added value of chosen pair divined
Inspired by 2016 Magnum Opossum 116
John Hostler Convoid flap in middle of bill is opened and closed again
Related to 2016 Magnum Opossum 123
John Hostler Visions of Saragossa Poker Deal four cards cut to in four piles, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, poker hand dealt, all cards face-up except performer's card with the selections
Also published here
  • Genii, January 2016
2016 Magnum Opossum 128
John Hostler Packet Displacement moving a packet to the other side
2016 Magnum Opossum 129
John Hostler Cryptical Envelopment card thought-of from fan is divined, then is shown to be missing from deck and inside tabled envelope
Related to 2016 Magnum Opossum 134
John Hostler Slipknot Deck to make a thought-of card vanish
2016 Magnum Opossum 135
Bob Farmer The Bammo 50% Oblivion Deck single deck version
Inspired byRelated to 2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 70
John Hostler Prologue
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 3
John Hostler Fully Half Invisible card vanishes from five-card packet, then back is seen but not face when spread is shown from both sides
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 5
John Hostler Ubiety card appears folded under performer's watch
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 11
John Hostler Table Wash Control cards mixed with rosetta shuffle and wash
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 12
John Hostler Kinetogenic Heart spectator initials bill, it magically folds itself into an origami shirt with initials still on it
  • Ala Dingle
  • Ala Crinkle
Related to
  • "Casanova Concept" (Steve Haynes)
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 16
John Hostler ConvergySearchers odd-backed sandwich cards
Related to 2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 23
John Hostler Ultramarine Packet Switch packet displayed and dropped to table
Related to 2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 29
John Hostler Tarot Trip spectator spells things in fourteen-card packet to find selection from tarot deck
Inspired by
  • "Dunbury Lie Speller" (Jon Racherbaumer, Inside Tracks, 1993)
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 34
John Hostler Reciprocal Discovery two spectators face on stage and select a card from two decks, they match, SBS
  • 20/20 Variation (No Glasses)
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 39
John Hostler On Dual Reality definition
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 39
John Hostler Medallion Meets Tidal Wave card freely chosen, folded prediction card in money clip in pocket matches
Inspired by 2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 49
John Hostler Covered Folding behind a notepad, fourth
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 52
John Hostler Paradromic Delusion two deck, one person names a card and a number, second person selects card, performer looks through deck and names position of selection, first person finds card and number in other deck
Inspired byRelated to 2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 54
John Hostler Revolving Deck Switch two decks are openly in play and secretly switched for each other
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 59
John Hostler Epilogue
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 61
John Hostler Shhh Bonus: Variation 9000 4&4, mixing sequence that retains a red-black-order
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 62
John Hostler Appendix A: Shirt Folding 101 folding a bill into an origami shirt
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 65