I need way to force the letter 'D' plz

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Postby swizard » 09/19/11 04:42 PM

Hey everybody,
I am working on an effect and I really need to force the letter 'D' in a clean way plz help me ^^
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Postby mrgoat » 09/19/11 04:57 PM


How about an alphabet deck and then you just force the D card (using the method of your choosing)?
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Postby Joe Pecore » 09/19/11 05:10 PM

What other constraints?

Can you use a normal deck of cards in the routine? Force any of the "4"s using your favorite card force and then tell them to now think of the corresponding letter from the alphabet (Ace = A, 2 = B, 3 = C, 4 = D .... )

How about a change Bag? One side full of folded up pieces of paper with all the different letters (except "D"), the other side with all "D"s. Let them reach in and pick one.
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Postby Richard Hatch » 09/19/11 06:48 PM

Not sure if it qualifies as "clean" but the "Elephants in Denmark" stunt that went viral a few years ago gets there as follows:

1: ask each person to think of a number from 1 to 10.
2: take that number and multiply by 9
3: take the result and add the number together (i.e. 72 = 7+2, 9 = 0+9).
4: take that number and subtract 5
5: take that result and equate it to the corresponding letter of the alphabet (i.e., 4 = D).
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Postby Jon Elion » 09/19/11 07:18 PM

You could use a clear plastic change bag (easily found with Google). For the letters you could use Scrabble tiles, or even those beads with letters used to make baby-name bead bracelets (available at your local crafts store).
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Postby Mathias435 » 09/20/11 12:48 PM

@Richard Hatch

Great idea, love that trick :)
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Postby aireM » 09/27/11 10:34 AM

There are a multitude of ways for you to force the letter 'D', I know this is an oldish post but I thought I would revamp it.

Look at Dobson's ACAAN, there is a lovely force in there that can be used. Make the routine a two person routine have one say the letter and then proceed with your original routine.

Any sort of force like this will work, hopes this helps.
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