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  1. romeo sierra

    Smoke Applications

    I own the Pure Smoke device. I've used it to enhance card through window and torn and restored card effects. For CTW, I'd execute the rubaway vanish and engage the gimmick to apparently press a selection through the pane of the window. For TNR, I'd engage the gimmick to apparently steam out...
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    HELP: Carbon Paper

    I don't have Wayne Houchin's Art of Magic, but I do own the Secret Files DVDs by Jay Sankey. He advises to experiment scorching the card at different angles and distances to get the right marking-- in my opinion, less is more in this case. I've used Zippo lighters to prepare/perform this...
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    Decoy by Eoin O'Hare

    I'm curious about the fragility of the gimmick, itself. Other variations of this effect involve gimmicks made of materials ranging from newspaper to sheet metal. How durable is Decoy? Will it last for some time; may I purchase refills in advance? RS.
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    How Many Mentalist Do We Have Here?

    So long as no one throws stones at me for actively combining magic with mentalism, you can add me to the mix. Really interested in seeing what others have to offer in terms of mind-reading. Looking forward to it... RS.
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    Saturday Night Contest - Cards in Hands

    T11 Rebels II. Thought I'd give it another shot. I just realized through these photos how my hands look so beat up; almost Homer Liwag-ish. I dig that. RS.
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    Saturday Night Contest - Cards in Hands

    T11 Rebels. This was fun. And as an added bonus, I got a new cover photo for my FB profile out of it. Great contest. Much luck, everyone. RS.
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    Creativity Game

    You can recreate the Wizard of Oz. Have cards printed with each of the main characters by themselves: Dorothy, Tin-Man, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. At the end of the assembly, all the characters get what they were searching for at the end of the story: Dorothy is seen clicking her red...
  8. romeo sierra

    Can't Blacken cards with a lighter

    An alternative method would to design the smoked card on some photo editing software and print it directly on to the back of a playing card using an ink jet printer. You'll have to experiment with specific positioning (a la Danny Garcia's Fraud preparation), but the end result would be much...
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    Saturday Night Contest - Animal Kingdom Lotto

    1. two of diamonds, eight of spades, queen of spades 2. king of hearts, nine of hearts, jack of hearts 3. ace of clubs, ten of diamonds, ten of spades
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    Happy Holidays! Giving you my f**c* for Christmas!

    Jamie, Great review. I keep Cartomancy in my wallet as well; you're absolutely right-- it's one of those effects that's just fun to fall back on when you're minimally prepared for a spontaneous, one-on-one performance. I dig the variant on the Cross Cut force. I've done variations of...
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    Saturday Night Roundtable - Ask Andrei Anything

    1. Do you believe the skill in cardistry can be entertaining by itself-- or does it need to be supplemented by showmanship and character in the same way magic does? 2. Whose work do you admire most in magic/cardistry? Why? 3. What do you think your own flavor of cardistry has contributed to...
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    Denny and Lee Magic in Maryland

    Denny's shop is incredible... it's everything a brick and mortar shop is supposed to be. I love how there isn't one whoopie cushion or handshake buzzer on any of the shelves. Instead, the shop is fully stocked with quality, test-driven, highly praised magic props, books, and DVDs. I love how...
  13. romeo sierra

    INSANE - Andy Nyman

    INSANE - Andy Nyman I've always been a fan of Andy Nyman's work, and when I heard he was going to be a T11 artist, I was excited to see what he was going to offer. His debut effect, INSANE, is his take on the classic Open Prediction/51 Faces North plot popularized by Roy Walton and Stewart...
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    Saturday Night Contest - Patrick's Pushup Battle

    Can I just post a video of me breaking 100 in 60-secs to win a brick? GUESS: Patrick with 90; Andrei 59.
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    Saturday Night Contest - My Marked Card

    4 of clubs, number one in Mnemonica...
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    Saturday Night Contest - Who is Insane?

    Chad Nelson...?
  17. romeo sierra

    Gumball Magi-chine | Buzz Lawrence & Nexus Magic

    For those looking for an alternative method, I believe Michael Weber published an improvisational effect with a similar plot in his book, Lifesavers. It doesn't call for a gimmicked gumball machine and can actually be performed with any machine in any storefront. Worth checking out. RS.
  18. romeo sierra

    South Carolina Magic Scene?

    I recently made a (drastic) cross-country move from San Diego, CA to Lady's Island, SC. The change of pace in the South is definitely going to take some getting used to; I'm pretty unfamiliar with the magic scene here, but I'm looking forward to meeting some new people. Are there any local T11...
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    Saturday Night Contest - Supernatural Roundtable

    Dan, Congratulations on the special. You're one of the most deserving artists to get the opportunity to share your style of magic. 1. Now that you've been able to make the transition to being in front of the camera, how/why did you select the individuals who made up your own team of magic...
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    EMC 2010 DVD Set

    I received a response from the EMC Team today and they rectified the situation by sending another set to my address, this time complete with a shipping confirmation and tracking number. It took longer than I would have preferred, but the EMC Team finally made things right. RS.
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