Free RRTCM-like resource for learning card magic

Discussion in 'Magic Forum' started by EndersGame, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. Has anyone ever checked out the Jolly Almanac of Card Knavery as a resource for card magic?

    You can download it for free here:

    It was compiled by Andrew Musgrave (aka The Burnaby Kid), and you can read more about it here:

    From the Introduction of the book:

    "What exactly is the Jolly Almanac? It's a single-volume introductory text on card magic that should fit easily on your shelf. It's got old material and new material. It's got classic tricks with updated scripts. It's got methods and variations on those methods. It's got a ton of principles. With sleight of hand, it's not just about how to do the move, but what move to do, when to do it, and why, and this book has thousands of words of theory to cover all of that."

    Basically it compiles material from The Royal Road To Card Magic and some other sources (e.g. Erdnase) that are no longer subject to copyright, and updates, paraphrases, and annotates them. The result is a 242 page book, with the following contents:

    ● Introduction
    ● Part 1: The Overhand Shuffle
    ● Part 2: The Riffle Shuffle
    ● Part 3: The Key Card
    ● Part 4: Full-Deck False Shuffles and Cuts
    ● Part 5: The Glide
    ● Part 6: Forces
    ● Part 7: The Double-Lift
    ● Part 8: Miscellaneous Techniques
    ● Part 9: The Palm
    ● Part 10: The Top Change
    ● Part 11: The Pass
    ● Part 12: Miscellaneous Tricks
  2. This looks like a great resource! Well done.

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