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by tdk408
August 24th, 2017, 2:28 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop for kids?
Replies: 32
Views: 2740

Re: Sam the Bellhop for kids?

Bill Malone wrote: I added shuffles, flourishes and in between bits to the story.


I enjoyed learning your false shuffles and flourishes, Bill. Nice to learn it from another lefty

Tom
by tdk408
August 24th, 2017, 2:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop for kids?
Replies: 32
Views: 2740

Re: Sam the Bellhop for kids?

Q. Kumber wrote:If badly messed up, just fan the faces towards you and pull out the necessary cards as you need them. The story will carry you.

Failing all, have the deck shuffled, tell them you have a better story and do the Four Burglars.


Two excellent ideas! Just what I was looking for!
by tdk408
August 23rd, 2017, 10:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop for kids?
Replies: 32
Views: 2740

Re: Sam the Bellhop for kids?

Kent Gunn wrote: Some points on story tricks no one else here has pointed out.

Many, many useful ideas in your long, thoughtful message, Kent. Thanks for writing it!
by tdk408
August 22nd, 2017, 11:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop for kids?
Replies: 32
Views: 2740

Re: Sam the Bellhop for kids?

Or sprinkle the deck with woofle dust before you start. They will either think you are a showman or you are eccentric. It doesn't matter either way. Then if it goes wrong just say, "Oh, I put too much woofle dust on the cards. Let me try another deck" Blame the woofle dust! :) :) :) I do ...
by tdk408
August 22nd, 2017, 8:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop for kids?
Replies: 32
Views: 2740

Re: Sam the Bellhop for kids?

You seem to have broadened your question well beyond the original context, which was how do you cover up the specific mistake of getting a card in the wrong place doing Sam the Bellhop ? No, my question did not change. I guess I am not making myself clear. If you are performing Sam the Bellhop, and...
by tdk408
August 18th, 2017, 12:24 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop for kids?
Replies: 32
Views: 2740

Re: Sam the Bellhop for kids?

MagicbyAlfred wrote:@tdk408: "how do you cover an occasional goof, like one card in the wrong place?"

You don't.


There is no way to avoid all mistakes. I occasionally goof a move I have done thousands of times.

So when a wrong card comes up you just day Oops and move to another trick,? What'do you do?
by tdk408
August 17th, 2017, 6:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop for kids?
Replies: 32
Views: 2740

Re: Sam the Bellhop for kids?

luigimar wrote:Once Upon a Time by Guy Hollingworth could be what you are looking for


Thank you, that's nice.

Does anyone know other story decks with an ordinary deck, similar to Sam the Bellhop?

Also, if you perform Sam the Bellhop, how do you cover an occasional goof, like one card in the wrong place?
by tdk408
August 16th, 2017, 10:02 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?
Replies: 54
Views: 5655

Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

US Playing card company (and others) print custom runs of decks. Naturally I am aware of that. I can't recommend USPCC, because if they print only 90% of your order, they charge you for 100% with no refund. That cheat is in their contract. And the same 310 GSM linen embossed card stock is used by o...
by tdk408
August 16th, 2017, 9:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop for kids?
Replies: 32
Views: 2740

Sam the Bellhop for kids?

I've always enjoyed Bill Malone's Sam the Bellhop. Fun routine.

But in a restaurant, there are lots of kids. There isn't much for kids in Sam the Bellhop.

Can anyone recommend a story deck that is more kid friendly?
by tdk408
August 16th, 2017, 8:47 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?
Replies: 54
Views: 5655

Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

performer wrote:He is not very sociable I am afraid.


And yet he seems so amiable. Just wanted to compliment him on his presentation, is all. Pass along my best wishes.
by tdk408
August 16th, 2017, 7:26 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?
Replies: 54
Views: 5655

Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

I know the presenter personally and can confirm that he is an unadulterated genius in this sort of thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnsjG6SRXRY Unadulterated genius is exactly right. I absolutely loved this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3GSItQV6io I wonder if the phone number Mark gave is...
by tdk408
April 24th, 2017, 9:41 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?
Replies: 54
Views: 5655

Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

Many people who work with Tarot cards don't do sleights of hand But more to the point of my inquiry, magicians are unlikely to use cheaply-made, odd-sized cards for magic. I realize that people who actually do tarot readings are probably not interested in slight of hand. But since Genii is a magic ...
by tdk408
April 14th, 2017, 2:53 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?
Replies: 54
Views: 5655

Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

https://www.amazon.com/Rider-Waite-Smith-Tarot-Poker/dp/B06XZWGZ8L/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492104854&sr=8-1&keywords=tarot+deck+poker Thank you, for your on-topic response, Jack. I ordered a deck from Amazon. So there is only one poker-sized Tarot deck planet-wide? I must admit that is ...
by tdk408
April 12th, 2017, 10:28 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?
Replies: 54
Views: 5655

Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

I have been searching for weeks, but I can't find a Tarot deck that has the size and feel of a regular bicycle poker deck. Can anyone suggest some? I'm specifically looking for playing cards to incorporate into a magical routine. White border, poker-sized, regular playing card thickness, 52 cards. (...

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