Originally posted by Miranda:
If I have to read one more time about my third filangee...
Hi, Miranda. The advice from some of the folks who have answered here on the Forum is excellent. You'll notice that "Royal Road" is one of their top choices, as it would be from me, as well.
The "third falange" jargon is something you really should get used to -- it's used by Giobbi in the "Card College" series as well. Card technique requires accurate, technical writing, and the use of exacting words can sometimes be off-putting. So much so, in fact, that often, when non-magic people see my large book collection and ask if they can peek inside a "secret magic book," I just allow them to. They are as impenetrable as a manual on brain surgery would be to most people.
The alternative, one I hate, is the use of "pointer finger" and the like to describe handlings.
Also recommended, by the way, is "Expert Card Technique" by Hugard and Braue, the follow-up (so to speak) to "Royal Road."