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RRTCM

PostPosted: Jan 18th, '12, 01:23
by Connor_M


Read most of the book now
Very good book
Brilliant if you have only just picked up a deck or you have played with some tricks but want to get a routine going
Good to reinforce skills althought im looking for a bit more advanced stuff now
Ive seen the card college books recommended although im not a great fan of pre rigged decks :-/
Anyway i would say i would give a book a 1-2.5 difficulty with basic sleights, flourishes, tricks although its is advanced language used and whilst the pictures are helpful there is not a great amount of pictures

Overall i would say 8 out of 10 for a newbie but not a good buy for people who have a repituire that is starting to be built up

Hope this helps people

Connor 18 SH (skilled hobbyist)


Re: RRTCM

PostPosted: Jan 18th, '12, 11:57
by moonbeam
For more info:

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Re: RRTCM

PostPosted: Jan 18th, '12, 12:27
by Pepsi Twist
I'm not sure what this pre-rigged deck business is, Card college is a starting point/next step!


Re: RRTCM

PostPosted: Jan 18th, '12, 16:12
by Lord Freddie
Give a million monkeys typewriters...


Re: RRTCM

PostPosted: Jan 18th, '12, 18:46
by DaveM
... they never mention giving them paper, oddly.


Re: RRTCM

PostPosted: Jan 26th, '12, 21:54
by Connor_M
Sorry it was more of a Q
As in does college base its tricks around prerigs
I like to be able to pick up a deck in a pub and go 'hey i bet i can make you disbelive everything you know to be true'
Where as rrtcm has many prerig tricks
And would these monkeys have cigars and little see through green caps without the tops ?


Re: RRTCM

PostPosted: Apr 15th, '12, 18:22
by Liam
Card college, as in the full 5 volumes, has a nice variety of tricks contained in them, plenty of fantastic impromptu ones, while others do require a bit of prep work....but there is no shortage of quailty effects that can be perfomed at the drop of a hat.

I can't stress enough how helpful card college has been to my magic, and many others will say the same. There are plenty of tricks in the volumes, but at the end of the day, the goal of card college is to teach the reader a strong basic foundation of sleight of hand card magic. So I would recommend getting it, if you can, but it's not just a book that's full of tricks, it's focus is in teahcing moves, and then some tricks to give examples of the moves, very similar to the style of royal road.


Re: RRTCM

PostPosted: Jan 30th, '20, 01:06
by mark lewis
I really must add to this old thread. There has been a most wonderful e-book on the RRTCM with new additions and annotations which makes the book even better than it is already. I know the author personally and can confirm that he is a genius of the first magnitude.

Here is the relevant link and you will also see an endorsement by Harry Lorayne who interestingly told me he had never read the original Royal Road to Card Magic. Well he has now!

https://www.lybrary.com/the-annotated-r ... 23422.html


Re: RRTCM

PostPosted: Jun 12th, '20, 22:29
by mark lewis
My Annotated Royal Road to Card Magic is now in printed form (hard backed book with coloured photos as well as the original illustrations) . There are around 400 pages. Publication date July 6th.


Re: RRTCM

PostPosted: Jun 15th, '20, 10:59
by Lady of Mystery
Make sure you keep us up to date on where we can grab a copy :)


Re: RRTCM

PostPosted: Jun 17th, '20, 04:07
by mark lewis
I may be announcing publication a little earlier than July 6th after all. I shall be making an announcement in my usual low profile manner. There has been no time to arrange a fancy link to a website advertising it but if you send me a private message I promise to find a way of relieving you of your money. A mere $50 and shipping is free to Her Britannic Majesty's Realm of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Re: RRTCM

PostPosted: Jun 18th, '20, 17:15
by mark lewis
OK. I can now announce that I am now able to take orders for my Annotated Royal Road to Card Magic after all and you no longer have to wait until July 6th. Here is what the book looks like:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 527&type=3

The cost is $50 (US dollars) and I can accept Paypal. The price includes shipping as the book is printed in either the UK or the US! The book has around 400 pages and the foreword is by Harry Lorayne. I haven't actually seen the book myself yet but Harry has and says it looks great.

Send me an email at lewis086@sympatico.ca and I will tell you how to order it.