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Discussion in 'Magic Forum' started by Aoma Cups, Apr 19, 2018.
Can anyone turn me on to any magic done with “straight” dice?
"Rhine's Dice," available on this very website, is a wonderful set of 2 effects done with "straight" dice.
I've long been looking for a 3rd effect, to "round out" a set of dice effects, myself.
I bought Rhines Dice the moment it came out and was not disappointed. Like Will, I am also looking for a third effect to have that perfect "rule of 3" set and I believe I found something that works for me.
I like Rhines Dice as well, I have not performed it for anyone because I never carry dice with me but I like the whole idea. Plus it led to me looking more into ESP and Zener Cards, etc... which I find very interesting! Would love to find more dice tricks to work with these 2 effects but haven't spent any time looking.
Edwin Sachs published "Changing Die" in his book Sleight of Hand in 1877. (The idea of using a paddle move to show the same side of a die twice was an old idea even back then.)
Decades later, Bruce Elliott published an improved version called Sack's Spotted Sorcery - Phoenix #152, p. 615. That's the one you want to start with. Other people (Bob Sheets, Daryl, James Lewis, Reed McClintock etc) are all building on the Sack's routine.
The Sach/Sack's thing is just a coincidence. Edwin Sachs died in 1919. Dr. Theodore Sack didn't release his version of the effect until the late 1940s.