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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Tenkai Ishida Optical Revolve credit in "Cut the Cards", p. 24
Variations 1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 9
Unknown A Poker Player's Picnic no-touch, little bit of dealing involved
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 16
Bert Allerton The Double Lift snapped over right first and second fingers
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1958 The Close-Up Magician 32
Dan MacMillan One Hand Turn Over Switch
VariationsAlso published here 1977 The Gamblers' Palm Revisited 24
Ross Bertram TeBe Color Change
Variations 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 150
Juan Tamariz Tamariz Perpendicular Control (TPC) to bottom
Variations 1988 The Magic Way 52
Ernest Earick One-handed Convincing Control see page 90 for mention of the sleight as cull, force, palm, switch
Variations 1993 By Forces Unseen 83
Tommy Wonder Splitting the Profit splitting dollar bill in 2 that become 1 again
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 2 46
Gregory Wilson License to Thrill spectator's driver's license to wallet
Variations 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Gregory Wilson) 271
Guy Hollingworth The Penetration of Four Cards through a Jacket
Variations 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 48
Lennart Green Float Pass
Variations 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 122
Ramón Riobóo In the Long Run cards shuffled face up and face-down
Related toVariations 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 202
Patrick Page Guesstimation spectator cuts a packet and remembers card, card is found, three variations
Variations 2011 Magic Page by Page 112
Tyler Wilson Updog three cards produced one by one from sandwich, those cards becomes sandwich with original sandwich cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2013 Bich Circa '99 21
Nathan Colwell Pseudo Riffle Stacking Pseudo riffle stacking demo, with deck separated into red/black as kicker
2017 A New Angle 53
Nathan Colwell Rotator Shifts how to secretly turn a card/packet end for end for use in a tapered deck routine

  • Method One
  • Method Two (based on Nathan's "Long-Fingered Half Pass")
  • Method Three
Inspired by 2017 A New Angle 93
Nathan Colwell Hofzinser's Suit Selection Spectator selects card from a packet of random cards, all the cards change to match the suit of the selection, Ace to King
2017 A New Angle 100
Nathan Colwell Henweigh Three cards produced one by one from sandwich, those cards becomes sandwich with original sandwich cards
Inspired by Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 120
Scott Robinson The Willy Wonka Card Trick card is seen to dematerialize as it is inserted perpendicularly between two Kings, then reappears
Variations 2018 Pure Imagination 17
Nathan Colwell Scrape Cut! tabled straight false cut
2019 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 13
Nathan Colwell Tabled-Jog card inserted into tabled deck, jog retained
2019 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 14
Nathan Colwell Snowflake Assembly done with only six indifferent cards (no on the first, one on the second Ace, and so on), credit information on progressive Aces plot
2019 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 16
Nathan Colwell, Edward Marlo FUFU Sequence with small packet
2019 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 16
Nathan Colwell WC Turnover double turned over from dealing position to fingertips one-handed
Inspired by
  • Griffin Watt practicing Malini's "Levitation"
2019 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 20
Nathan Colwell Hamman/Martinez Two-as-Four Count Handling starting in left-hand straddle grip
2019 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 23
Nathan Colwell Everybody's Card General Card with three selections
Inspired by
  • "Everybody's Card" (Magic Without Apparatus, 1914)
2019 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 26
Nathan Colwell Credits
2019 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 30
Nathan Colwell In Closing
2019 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 31
Nathan Colwell Scenic Route three cards
  • Phase One - A Bit of Mystery
  • Phase Two - Snap To It
  • Phase Three - Test Conditions
2019 Output (Issue 4) 6
Nathan Colwell Last Minute Card Control spectator cuts off a pile, shuffles, remembers a card and loses it, hopefully step is retained
Inspired by May 2020 Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 1 (Spring #2)) 223
Nathan Colwell Narrow Minded approach with three selections, with discussion of think-a-card methods
Related to
  • "Okosa" (Mel Stover, Ibidem #5)
2020 Magic for BLM 89
Nathan Colwell War and Peace torn card restores in spectator's fist
July 2021 Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Special Chicago Issue #1) 25
Ryan Matney (reviewer) Nathan Colwell Live Lecture by Nathan Colwell Aug. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 8) 82
Nathan Colwell Setting Sail - A Compositional Note
2021 Theseus 3
Nathan Colwell The Ship of Theseus introduction to plot, card signed and torn into quarters, quarters replaced one by one with odd-backed quarters, when turned over the pieces still have spectator's signature
  • The Theseus Plot
  • Script
  • History
2021 Theseus 7
Nathan Colwell Theseus - Third Solution card signed and torn into quarters, quarters replaced one by one with odd-backed quarters, when turned over the pieces still have spectator's signature
2021 Theseus 17
Nathan Colwell Quarter Snap Change as quarter is torn off
Inspired by
  • "Tear Change" (Brandon Williams, The Changes, DVD, 2013)
2021 Theseus 27
Nathan Colwell Theseus - Fifth Solution card signed and torn into quarters, quarters replaced one by one with odd-backed quarters, when turned over the pieces still have spectator's signature
2021 Theseus 34
Nathan Colwell Interrupted MacMillan Switch
Inspired by 2021 Theseus 34
Nathan Colwell Touch Force as Addition
Inspired by
  • "Touch Force" (Gary Ouellet, Genii, Vol. 51 No. 11, May 1988)
2021 Theseus 37
Nathan Colwell Theseus - Sixth Solution card signed and torn into quarters, quarters replaced one by one with odd-backed quarters, when turned over the pieces still have spectator's signature
2021 Theseus 50
Nathan Colwell Theseus - Tenth Solution three cards signed, cards replaced one by one with odd-backed cards, when turned over they still have spectator's signatures
2021 Theseus 60
Nathan Colwell Postmortem of the Seventh Solution card signed and a quarter torn out, odd-backed quarter is taken from pocket and restored into its place, repeated three more times, when turned over the card still have spectator's signature
2021 Theseus 75
Nathan Colwell Postmortem of the Eighth Solution card signed and torn into half, halves replaced one by one with single odd-backed card, when turned over that card still have spectator's signature
2021 Theseus 77
Nathan Colwell First Solution, Et cetera four cards signed, cards replaced one by one with odd-backed ones, when turned over the cards still have spectator's signatures
2021 Theseus 79
Nathan Colwell New Horizon card signed and torn into quarters, quarters placed on table in a mis-aligned layout, when turned over they align again
2021 Theseus 84
Nathan Colwell Afterword
2021 Theseus 102
Nathan Colwell Acknowledgments
2021 Theseus 103
Nathan Colwell About the Author
2021 Theseus 104
Nathan Colwell Foreword
2021 Lorem Ipsum 5
Nathan Colwell Finish Line Spectator selects a card, mixes deck face up and down. Magician shuffles the deck, gets Triumph ending
Inspired by 2021 Lorem Ipsum 6
Nathan Colwell Dav's Transpo Magician and spectator's ID card change places - spectator's ID changes into magician's ID, then spectator's ID is found in magician's wallet.

Includes two methods: one for inside coat pocket, one without coat
Inspired by 2021 Lorem Ipsum 10
Nathan Colwell Feathers and Bricks Dollar bill splits into 2, then becomes 1 bill, then seems to increase in value before returning to original value
Inspired by 2021 Lorem Ipsum 13
Nathan Colwell Picnic Under the Stars Poker's Player's Picnic, spectator gets to choose how many cards to deal off the top at first for each pile
Inspired by 2021 Lorem Ipsum 22
Nathan Colwell Oyster Production Bare-handed production of a single card
Inspired by
  • "Credit Card Vanish" (Nathan Kranzo, Boondock Mental, 2011)
2021 Lorem Ipsum 26
Nathan Colwell Tap Top Turnover Variation of Tenkai Optical Revolve
Inspired by 2021 Lorem Ipsum 28
Nathan Colwell Convincing Curve Finesse / variation on One Handed Convincing Control, bends the card
Inspired by 2021 Lorem Ipsum 29
Nathan Colwell Lateral Ascanio Steal Stealing the hidden cards in an Ascanio Spread, puts them in Lateral Palm
Inspired by 2021 Lorem Ipsum 30
Nathan Colwell Elmsley Switch-Ditch Two versions of using Elmsley Count to switch and ditch cards on top of deck
2021 Lorem Ipsum 31
Nathan Colwell Rolling Count Weird count to hide some cards, flips cards over repeatedly
2021 Lorem Ipsum 33
Nathan Colwell Pullman Lift Snappy double lift, card is snapped forwards. Can be done with break or no break
Inspired by 2021 Lorem Ipsum 34
Nathan Colwell Credits
2021 Lorem Ipsum 36
Nathan Colwell Afterword
2021 Lorem Ipsum 39
Francis Menotti (reviewer) Theseus: A Magical Journey by Nathan Colwell Apr. 2022 Genii (Vol. 85 No. 4) 75