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Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Posted: July 20th, 2017, 7:12 pm
by Bob Farmer
Pete: one of my favourite moves is:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_President%27s_Analyst

Basically, James Coburn goes on the run because he's learned of the many global problems the President has to deal with and, Coburn, as the President's analyst, and the person who is supposed to help him cope, can't take it anymore, can't cope and escapes into America.

He is pursued by a long list of spies from various foreign countries who kill each other trying to get to him: the funniest one for me, was when Coburn asks a guy who has just killed another guy if he's KGB and the guy answers, "No--Canadian Secret Service!"

However, there is one malevolent pursuer who remains unknown and always seems to know what's happening: eventually this evil presence turns out to be: the phone company.

If the movie was remade today it would be the post office.

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Posted: July 21st, 2017, 7:23 pm
by Bob Farmer
Another unsolicited comment:

“The gift that keeps on giving …. Thanks for the continued addendums, Bob! This is some of the most original thinking of modern times. Loving the Toolbox!!”

For more go to Bammomagic@cogeco.ca

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Posted: July 22nd, 2017, 1:42 pm
by Bob Farmer
Pete McCabe finally received his Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox. I know this because after Pete read the book, he had a wonderful idea for a routine which he sent me. I spent the morning figuring the method out and it will appear in Addendum #8 to be released next week.

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Posted: July 24th, 2017, 6:13 pm
by Doomo
Bob Farmer wrote:Pete: one of my favourite moves is:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_President%27s_Analyst

Basically, James Coburn goes on the run because he's learned of the many global problems the President has to deal with and, Coburn, as the President's analyst, and the person who is supposed to help him cope, can't take it anymore, can't cope and escapes into America.

He is pursued by a long list of spies from various foreign countries who kill each other trying to get to him: the funniest one for me, was when Coburn asks a guy who has just killed another guy if he's KGB and the guy answers, "No--Canadian Secret Service!"

However, there is one malevolent pursuer who remains unknown and always seems to know what's happening: eventually this evil presence turns out to be: the phone company.

If the movie was remade today it would be the post office.

Also one of my favorites. I recently get a poster from this o after years of search.

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Posted: July 29th, 2017, 9:50 am
by Bob Farmer
Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox Addendum #8 has been released and distributed to all purchasers either by email or by hard copy.

Addendum #8 is the final addendum. It has to be: the system inspires so many ideas, the addendums could go on forever. When and if I have enough new and valuable ideas, I will publish a second volume. In the meantime, let me know what you come up with.

When I began to explore the possibilities of the systems described, I had no idea where the magic would lead. Eventually it led to eight addendums, so there is a lot of material to go through. To save you some time, here are my favorite effects:

• Triharder: This was the first trick I created. It plays really well.

• Macau Casino Shuffle #2: This has a great prediction.

• Tarodiction 2: This is a Tarot card version of “Macau Casino Shuffle #2.”

• Octadiction: If your primary interest is the fastest way to stack a deck, go immediately to Addendum #2.

• Pete’s Casinodiction: A really entertaining premise with a killer ending in Addendum #8. I prefer this version to the original in Addendum #3.

• Blackjack Bushwhack: Find this in Addendum #4. The kicker here is a magic square that is truly surprising.

• Messcal: This is in Addendum #5. This is a shocking effect: a randomly mixed deck further mixed face-up and face down, magically rights itself except for a face-up selection. For the kicker, the deck is spread face up and it is in order, A to K, CHSD, with the selection right where it should be.

• Messcal Lite: I love this. You don’t have to do anything. The deck is ordinary and unmarked, yet you duplicate the effect of “Messcal.” See Addendum #6.

• Messcal Lite With A Better Lie: Check Addendum #7. This is the superior version of “Messcal Lite.”

• Tarodiction Tantalizer: Find this in Addendum #8. This effect doesn’t seem even remotely possible: the spectator shuffles the deck any way it wants after selecting a card. The deck is mixed face up and face down. The deck rights itself except for the face-up selection. For the kicker, the deck is spread face up and it is in order, A to K, CHSD, with the selection right where it should be.

The material seems a long way from the Rubik’s Cube routine that inspired its creation, but in the abstract, they are the same: an algorithm that sorts into a recognizable order and an algorithm that sorts into what appears to be, but isn’t, a random order. I’m sure when the ideas get out, some great magic will result. Let me know, please.

Bob Farmer, July 2017

bammomagic@cogeco.ca

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Posted: July 29th, 2017, 10:22 am
by Daniel Z
Bob. You don't need me to add my praise for all this original and creative work. But you have it anyway, along with my thanks for stopping with this 8th addendum. It's all too much for my poor brain, and what you've put together so far will take me months (years) to work my way through.

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Posted: July 29th, 2017, 10:31 am
by timbrown
The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox is a real bargain. If you enjoy the "thinking" part of magic - understanding the principles, possibilities and applications - then this is for you. And if you want something that will let you run quickly (with no real understanding of "why does this work") you will love this book. If you want a powerful tool that will let you create miracles then you need to get this book. The surface of creative possibilities has only been scratched and with the 8 Addendums (provided free of charge by Bob to all purchasers) you can see what I mean. I highly recommend BTT!

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Posted: July 31st, 2017, 6:55 pm
by Bob Farmer
Another unsolicited comment from a purchaser:

“…I have to say—IT IS FANTASTIC—WHAT A GOOD IDEA!”

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Posted: August 11th, 2017, 8:51 am
by Bob Farmer
The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox is going into its 6th printing. When I first decided to publish the manuscript I thought it would have a very limited appeal, but it seems there are a lot of people out there who want to be on the leading edge of card trick methodology. Thank you for all the support.

Right now I'm working on the next release, The Bammo Gaffus Maximus, a manuscript of 21st century gaffed decks. Release date is September and all Tarodiction Toolbox supporters will be advised as soon as it is available.

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Posted: August 11th, 2017, 9:12 am
by Q. Kumber
Bob Farmer wrote:Right now I'm working on the next release, The Bammo Gaffus Maximus, a manuscript of 21st century gaffed decks. Release date is September and all Tarodiction Toolbox supporters will be advised as soon as it is available.


Will it be hardbound and in a slipcase?
On what stock will you be printing the special cards?
How many DVDs with it?

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Posted: August 11th, 2017, 12:03 pm
by Bob Farmer
Same format as the Tarodiction Toolbox. No cards included but all the decks use either standard gaffs (e.g., a double-face deck) or can be assembled from regular cards. I have absolutely no ability to make special gaffed cards so all the effects I create use what I can easily make without special cards, without roughing fluid, etc., etc.