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The Anything Deck

Postby sibex » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:27 pm



Hi All,

I know this is a relatively old effect now, but having just bought Art of Astonishment, I have only just come across it. Just wondered if anyone knows of a link to a performance of this effect? And ... I know, I know... I need to have my own way of presenting etc... :) I just like to watch other presentations of effects to get my head round them a little more and see how they land.

Thanks!

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Re: The Anything Deck

Postby FTHO » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:37 pm

I only have volume 1 & 2. You fancy explaining what the effect is?

There's nothing wrong with old effects!

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Re: The Anything Deck

Postby sibex » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:18 pm

I agree... the old effects are where the real gems seem to lie.

The effect is superb. Basically, you remove the deck and show it to be normal. You then remove what you call a special packet of cards that you will come back to later and place them under the card box. The spectator then chooses a card and keeps the selection secret. They are then encouraged to come up with a word or name of significance to them. The magician then spreads through the deck, faces to the spectator and randomly pulls out cards that he/she is drawn to through some kind of invisible feedback from the spectator. From those cards he is able to name the spectators chosen card. However, he then goes on to turn over the card box to reveal the prediction already written there. For a final kicker he takes the special card packet from ealier and spreads the cards to reveal the thought of word or name spelled out on their backs.

It really is a tremendous trick. The reason I wanted to see a presentation of it is that I have an issue with the spread of the word at the end of the trick. I believe that the way the word is revealed is either explained slightly wrong or is inherently weaker than it should be and that a simple change in the way the word arrives on the cards would be better. However, I may well just be doing it wrong!

Hope that explains the effect. It is a cracking effect and worth getting hold of. I think it has been updated in recent years with Deep Astonishment 2 and Deep 3... but the original is fine as far as I can tell.

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