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A card effect with a story "Gang of Dacoits"

Here is the description of a card effect that I thought off. Came out with a solution to his effect. 1. A gang of 4 dacoits have a strong presence in a dense forest. They are a nuisance to the villagers nearby the forest. 2. One day an intelligent strong man went inside the dense forest in search of...
by swamy
02/04/11 04:22 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A card effect with a story "Gang of Dacoits"
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Fred Kaps' Gypsy Curse

Here is the link where Frde Kaos performing 7 Card Gypsy Monte
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufyCwkc0M6I

Is this what is being reffered to by Jackie Huang ?
by swamy
09/05/10 10:26 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Fred Kaps' Gypsy Curse
Replies: 15
Views: 1872

Re: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic

Is it proper to say that the Ambitious Classic plot is a packet version of the Ed Marlo's Elevator plot using a deck of cards.
by swamy
03/02/10 06:47 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic
Replies: 52
Views: 4757

Re: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic

Too Many cards effect is inspired by Bruce cervon's effect "A Matter of Psycology". It is being mentioned in the book "Complete works of Derek Dingle"
by swamy
03/01/10 02:18 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic
Replies: 52
Views: 4757

Last two card match

The popular effect "Last two card match" was known Martin Gardner. I read this information long time ago in one of the magic magazine.

Can some body add to this.
by swamy
10/28/09 10:05 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Last two card match
Replies: 0
Views: 310

Re: Twisting the aces(original name of the variation)

Does the twisting moves in the effect "Think Touch and Turn" inspired the twisting moves used in the effect "Trick Kards" by Nick Trost or in the effect "Trabucco's twist by Vic Trabucco ?
by swamy
03/27/09 10:10 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Twisting the aces(original name of the variation)
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Twisting the aces

Twisting the aces effect "One Simple Twist" from The Cardwright by larry jennings is a simple and nice effect. Does anybody has any feedback on this effect ?
by swamy
03/17/09 11:41 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Twisting the aces
Replies: 1
Views: 594

swami mantra

Here is a link where two twisting aces effect is being mentioned. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.littleegyptmagic.com/swami.htm">http://www.littleegyptmagic.com/swami.htm</a><!-- m --> "The Twist" by George Blake and "Twisting the Aces Again" by Sam Dalal are, res...
by swamy
02/11/09 07:47 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: swami mantra
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Re: Impact on magic during the Renaisssance period

What is meant by "Enlighten": Today audience knows that secrets behind the effects exists and they enjoy the effects. In earliear days the existence of secret itself was not known and the ignorance prevailed. It was during the Renaissance period, efforts were being made to remove ignorance...
by swamy
12/17/08 11:28 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Impact on magic during the Renaisssance period
Replies: 22
Views: 3240

Re: Impact on magic during the Renaisssance period

There are aspects to an effect: 1. The relation between what should have happened logically and what actually happens. The audience gets amused with the Illogical conclusion. 2. The unexplained or the secret behind certain facts or experiences. It is the second point that was in focus during the Ren...
by swamy
12/16/08 02:27 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Impact on magic during the Renaisssance period
Replies: 22
Views: 3240

Re: Teaching Magic to Kids

Interesting conclusions.
by swamy
09/29/08 01:21 PM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Teaching Magic to Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 2444

Re: Teaching Magic to Kids

Soft skills does not have age restrictions.

One of the elements of creativity is possibilities. Magic provides an individual to develop the ability of perceiving and analysing from different possibilities
by swamy
09/29/08 12:25 PM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Teaching Magic to Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 2444

Re: Teaching Magic to Kids

How would you compare the motor skill work in conjuring to something less convoluted like juggling or pen spinning or even tai chi? Comparing magic with MOTOR skills does not arise. The message is to use the various aspects of magic for e.g. handling props etc to develope appropriate/improve/correc...
by swamy
09/29/08 12:09 PM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Teaching Magic to Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 2444

Ambitious ace to five -- Nick Trost book

The handling of the effect "Amitious ace to five" published in the book "Subtle card Creations" by Nick Trost is really good in terms of simplicity and consitency of moves. Trost in his book mentions that the effect titled "Too Many Cards" appears in Ron Zollweg's notes...
by swamy
09/29/08 01:55 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious ace to five -- Nick Trost book
Replies: 20
Views: 1693

Re: Teaching Magic to Kids

An example of MOTOR Skills : Have a look at the this video link: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/325684/card_puzzle_trick/">http://www.metacafe.com/watch/325684/card_puzzle_trick/</a><!-- m --> The holding of the pen/pencil by the individual in the video is inapprop...
by swamy
09/29/08 01:22 AM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Teaching Magic to Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 2444

Re: Getting into the Magic Business

1. In today's scenario diversity in business is very important to survival. Therefore a business apart from magic must deal with eductaional and entertainment related products like puzzles etc will be helpful. 2. Apart from marketing products customers now days are expecting different kinds of servi...
by swamy
09/26/08 04:31 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Getting into the Magic Business
Replies: 23
Views: 4119

Re: Financial Crisis

Magic is an independent demand not backed by desires. Therefore it will have the least impact.
by swamy
09/26/08 04:08 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Financial Crisis
Replies: 29
Views: 3871

Re: Teaching Magic to Kids

MOTOR SKILL is the most immediate and visible contribution of magic being taught particlularly to kids. Motor related skills are difficult to be developed or corrected in the grown up ages.
by swamy
09/26/08 03:47 AM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Teaching Magic to Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 2444

Re: Tomo Maeda Interview

A bit on the word "BORED" being used in the sentence : "people get bored with it and it just" Human beings tend to compare the present with the past knowingly or unknowingly. If they find any significant difference with respect to past then the present(what they are watching, see...
by swamy
09/26/08 03:05 AM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Tomo Maeda Interview
Replies: 14
Views: 4745

Interesting Paper cutting

Happened to watch a performance where a performer held two folded papers of same size together. When the paper edge is cut together and unfolded, a "six of hearts" on one paper and four of diamonds" on the other gets displayed(holes appear as 6H and 4S). The performer used this as an ...
by swamy
09/22/08 12:40 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Paper cutting
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Re: Vampire Card Trick

Came across the following information.

Karl Fulves offering called the Vampire Chronicles, a "collection of offbeat card tricks based on vampire themes," which originally came in a deluxe version with special cards (the "Vampire Activity Kit").
by swamy
09/17/08 04:04 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vampire Card Trick
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: Vampire Card Trick

This effect has been marketed with different colored pictures and story line. For e.g.
a. A hunter chasing the rabbits
b. Rabbits escaping the fox who want them for dinner

The origin is never mentioned.

If anybody is aware of the inventor's name please post it in the forum.
by swamy
09/12/08 10:55 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vampire Card Trick
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: Two packet effect

Does this effect has any original name ??
by swamy
09/11/08 09:35 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two packet effect
Replies: 17
Views: 1351

Re: Vampire Card Trick

Four cards are shown, three spot cards and a court card. The three spot cards are the "victims" and the court card is the "Vampire". One by one the vampire sucks the blood from each of the three spot cards turning them into blank cards. In the end the vampire card turns blank as ...
by swamy
09/10/08 11:50 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vampire Card Trick
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Vampire Card Trick

Who is the creator of the effect "Vampire Card Trick" and is it being published in any book ?
by swamy
09/10/08 11:41 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vampire Card Trick
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: Backflip and Flipped out(Small but Deadly)

Thank you very much the reply.

I had also emailed you regarding the diplacement of cards after every Elmsley count in the effect "Backflip". Have you got any further information on that ?


Also there are a few more points which I have noted it which I will email it to you.
by swamy
09/10/08 11:29 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Backflip and Flipped out(Small but Deadly)
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Backflip and Flipped out(Small but Deadly)

The book "Small but Deadly" by Paul Hallas mentions that the effect "Flipped Out" by Ed Hollins had one card less than the effect "Backflip" by Sam Schwartz". According to me both these effects have the same number of cards. What is being mentioned in the book &quo...
by swamy
09/10/08 09:53 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Backflip and Flipped out(Small but Deadly)
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Backflip v/s Flipped out(Small but Deadly)

The book "Small but Deadly" by Paul Hallas mentions that the effect "Flipped Out" by Ed Hollins had one card less than the effect "Backflip" by Sam Schwartz". According to me both these effects have the same number of cards. I would like to know that what is being ...
by swamy
09/09/08 11:51 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Backflip v/s Flipped out(Small but Deadly)
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Re: Trick-- "Masque"

A variation of "Masque" is the effect titled "Masque Backward" from Aldo Colmbini's Packet tricks CD is a nice.
by swamy
09/05/08 09:29 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Trick-- "Masque"
Replies: 9
Views: 1338

Two packet effect

The following YOUTUBE clipping is a nice two packet effect.
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=0am_duWn1bw
by swamy
08/25/08 04:31 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two packet effect
Replies: 17
Views: 1351

Re: wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)

Thanks for the "ERASER CARD". Let me know where could I get it. Secondly to clarify further I am looking for the small packet wild card effct where only faces are transformed and at the end the backs and the transfomed faces are display explicitly. The backs remain unchanged as displayed e...
by swamy
07/29/08 12:19 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)
Replies: 20
Views: 2153

Re: wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)

I am looking for a small packet wild effect where at the end both the faces and backs are displayed explicitly.
by swamy
07/29/08 12:02 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)
Replies: 20
Views: 2153

Re: wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)

Does the ungimmicked wild card effect is a packet effect withot any interaction of the deck?
by swamy
07/29/08 09:08 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)
Replies: 20
Views: 2153

wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)

I am looking for the name of the wild card effect where both faces and backs are explicitly displayed at the end of the performance.

Post the name if your know it.
by swamy
07/29/08 08:56 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)
Replies: 20
Views: 2153

Re: Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale

This book will be of great help for those who would like to do presentations related to various domains.
by swamy
07/29/08 08:54 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale
Replies: 25
Views: 5020

Re: Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale

The book being out of print has any relation to the declining reading habit ? It appears that there there is a heavy requirement of reading as the book contains more than 400 pages focusing on presentation.
by swamy
07/20/08 11:09 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale
Replies: 25
Views: 5020

Re: Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale

Got a site on review of the book : http://www.mylovelyassistant.com/index.php?module=MlaReviews&func=display&rid=106 "When this book came out in 2000, it was well received but not a big seller. I believe that is because it focused on theatrical presentation and not wild and crazy new tr...
by swamy
07/18/08 12:49 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale
Replies: 25
Views: 5020

Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale

Where can I get the book titled "Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale".I checked "HERMERTIC PRESS" web site and it is not listed there.
by swamy
07/18/08 11:58 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale
Replies: 25
Views: 5020

Re: Impact on magic during the Renaisssance period

The amount of FREEDOM the individual got during the Renaissance period appears to be main source for magic to be perceived as entertainment.
by swamy
07/11/08 07:49 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Impact on magic during the Renaisssance period
Replies: 22
Views: 3240

Re: Impact on magic during the Renaisssance period

Interesting comparision.

I have tried to search through internet but nothing specific I could get.
by swamy
07/02/08 10:36 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Impact on magic during the Renaisssance period
Replies: 22
Views: 3240
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