I love how the last two effects were not about cards especially how this was written in the card magic forum.
My go to effect is a three phase thought of card routine, where I divine the first card. The second card I confer with my 'helper' about the identity and for the final card one spectator selects it face down and the other names it.
my new recent fav is loophole by cameron francis. dave forrest's specific handling which has an awesome kicker is a real pleaser. its an acr with a very original and visual climax, and then a 4 of kind kicker. Its a mini routine all in itself and it is GREAT