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by EndersGame
September 22nd, 2018, 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How To Become A Magician
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: How To Become A Magician

I am suitably chastised and duly admonished, and sincerely apologize. Mahdi, please forgive the feeble steps of this well intentioned tyro. With the assistance of Mr Google, I have since discovered that this is actually a direct quote from Edwin Sachs' book " Sleight of Hand " (1885). Had ...
by EndersGame
September 21st, 2018, 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How To Become A Magician
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: How To Become A Magician

" It is my intention to give such instruction as shall enable the merest tyro to become an adept in the art of Legerdemain. " - Mahdi Gilbert Okay Mahdi, I confess you made me look up the word tyro in the dictionary. To save others looking it up: it turns out that it's an unusual word mean...
by EndersGame
September 21st, 2018, 11:37 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jim Temple - Color Monte
Replies: 15
Views: 1106

Re: Jim Temple - Color Monte

performer wrote:IBoth are equally boring. I shall stick to the regular version with regular cards, thank you. But at least I now know what Colour Monte is.

Out of curiosity, Mark, when you speak of "the regular version with regular cards", which routine specifically are you referring to?
by EndersGame
September 21st, 2018, 11:35 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 20
Views: 565

Re: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

Fair comments Chris, and I can appreciate where you're coming from. There are different types of approaches to reviews. I'd like to think there's room for these different approaches, and that actually it is in the best interests of consumers that there is this variety. I'm certainly glad that not ev...
by EndersGame
September 21st, 2018, 3:21 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 20
Views: 565

Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

Reel Magic Magazine The Best Deal in Magic? " The best deal in magic. " I remember coming across this remarkable claim in a few places while wandering around magic-related forums on the internet. At first I ignored it - it's just the usual sales pitch from someone hawking some new magic g...
by EndersGame
September 21st, 2018, 1:44 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jim Temple - Color Monte
Replies: 15
Views: 1106

Re: Jim Temple - Color Monte

Come to think of it I have utterly no idea what Colour Monte is even though I have heard about it for years. Many workers consider Color Monte their all time favourite packet trick. If you look at lists of the packet tricks that are the most popular with your typical magician, this one is usually r...
by EndersGame
September 19th, 2018, 9:59 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)

The person who made this effect famous is David Berglas. Why do you name Asi Wind and John Born? No one would be discussing this effect without Berglas, who never uses a gimmicked deck. Indeed, it was an oversight that I didn't mention his name in the original post, thanks for pointing that out. Da...
by EndersGame
September 19th, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)

There are better methods that do not require a gimmicked deck. Agreed. What this does is simplify aspects of the handling to make it easier to perform. In my estimation, Adrian's contribution is not that he's come up with the best method, but that he's made the effect more accessible to those who m...
by EndersGame
September 19th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)

This sounds a bit like Ken Krenzel's, "Open and Shut Case," pp. 71-73, Ken Krenzel's Close-Up Impact by Stephen Minch, Hermetic Press, 1990. Thanks for the helpful reference Bob. I'm not familiar with Krenzel's work on this, so I can't comment on the similarities. Assuming the info at Con...
by EndersGame
September 18th, 2018, 7:29 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)

You Chose Wisely: The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi) The holy grail of card magic - ACAAN - just became easier Overview It's the holy grail of card magic: the ACAAN. Any Card At Any Number . Any card is named, any number from 1-52 is named, and the card at that number turns out to be the named c...
by EndersGame
September 14th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 26
Views: 1453

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

Matthew Field wrote:This thing is eight inches long! Where are you supposed to carry it?

Along with your Street Cups and Balls, Street Linking Rings, and Street Playing Cards, in your over-sized Street Knapsack.
by EndersGame
September 14th, 2018, 1:52 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 26
Views: 1453

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

What is it that makes this a "street" hot rod? How would it be different if it weren't "street"? It think it's just to distinguish it from a standard hot rod. This one is much bigger than normal, since it's more than 8 inches long. Perhaps the idea is that it's more suitable for...
by EndersGame
September 3rd, 2018, 3:27 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The Classic Collection (Harry Lorayne)
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Review: The Classic Collection (Harry Lorayne)

For discussion:

- Do you own any of the volumes of The Classic Collection, and if so, which is your favourite book?

- Do you perform any of Harry Lorayne's routines, and which ones would you especially recommend to other magicians?
by EndersGame
September 3rd, 2018, 2:55 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The Classic Collection (Harry Lorayne)
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Review: The Classic Collection (Harry Lorayne)

The Classic Collection (Harry Lorayne) The definitive collection of card magic from the legendary Harry Lorayne Harry Lorayne's Lengthy Career Legendary magician Harry Lorayne is now in his 90s, and is still producing quality books on card magic. He recently published yet another book filled with w...
by EndersGame
September 3rd, 2018, 2:45 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The 2018 reprint of the iconic ARRCO Playing Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Review: The 2018 reprint of the iconic ARRCO Playing Cards

What made these cards great, in their original form, was the stock and the finish. Those cannot be reproduced. You are referring, presumably, to the plastic coated Duratone finish, and not when these cards first were printed on standard paper by USPCC? Or did USPCC continue to print them with the D...
by EndersGame
August 29th, 2018, 1:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 14
Views: 1182

Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Looks like a fun concept, and some fun routines, even if they are fairly basic. What's all included besides a deck of cards and the stamps?

I liked the presentation idea of Karate Card: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibiz_Ws56DQ
by EndersGame
August 28th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The 2018 reprint of the iconic ARRCO Playing Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Review: The 2018 reprint of the iconic ARRCO Playing Cards

The History of ARRCO Playing Cards While customized cards have their appeal, most savvy magicians will recognize that looks can also distract from the effect, and will prefer to use a more standard looking deck, so that all the focus can be on the magic. That's why lately I've been using my two-dec...
by EndersGame
August 28th, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The HaLo Project
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Re: The HaLo Project

It's never the same if Harry himself isn't performing and teaching. Even so, this is a great project. I posted a detailed review of the Volume 1 video elsewhere on the Genii forums here: Review: The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne (Vol. 1) https://i.imgur.com/ugexX7c.jpg
by EndersGame
August 8th, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne (Vol. 1)
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Review: The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne (Vol. 1)

Yes, I agree that it's a "second best" to have Harry's work being taught by others. If Harry himself was teaching it, they could be asking double or triple - he has a personality like no other! But it is a lovely tribute to the man and his work, and even though he's not doing the performin...
by EndersGame
August 8th, 2018, 4:17 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne (Vol. 1)
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Review: The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne (Vol. 1)

The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne (Vol. 1) The first of a series of videos teaching hidden gems of Harry Lorayne's card magic Overview Volume 1 of The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne is a new release from Rudy Tinoco and The Magician's Forum, and available from his site for $1...
by EndersGame
July 27th, 2018, 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Updated and Expanded Edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic Video
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: The updated and expanded edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic video

based on oz’s work i am unconvinced he understands what an ‘effect’ is. I do not feel he had the experience and understanding to produce the original product in a manner that would be helpful to serious students and i’ve seen no evidence he’s learned the lessons required to change that. On that i c...
by EndersGame
July 26th, 2018, 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Updated and Expanded Edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic Video
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: The updated and expanded edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic video

Would it be possible for you to clarify for us if you have any sort of business arrangement , or if you have (or will) receive financial compensation from either Oz Pearlman, or the DVD production company for your multiple (very similar) posts to multiple magic forums making reference to the DVD .....
by EndersGame
July 26th, 2018, 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Updated and Expanded Edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic Video
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: The updated and expanded edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic video

Yes, I'm an active contributor in several magic forums - as you must be as well. But given the credentials and expertise of the people that frequent the Genii Forum, I especially value the posts I read here. I have asked this question elsewhere on a previous occasion as well, but got zero response, ...
by EndersGame
July 25th, 2018, 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Updated and Expanded Edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic Video
Replies: 8
Views: 633

The Updated and Expanded Edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic Video

Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic video was produced in 2003, and is often recommended as an ideal starting point for people wanting to learn the fundamentals of card magic. But an updated and expanded edition was produced in 2013. Oz is now 10 years older, and everything has been re-filmed, ...
by EndersGame
July 17th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 2712

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Mahdi Gilbert wrote:Hi,

I am currently writing the secrets out and will update people who purchase when they become available.

M

Thanks Mahdi, that's great - I'll pass that on to the person who asked me about this. They bought your deck at my recommendation.
by EndersGame
July 17th, 2018, 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Late 19th-Century Playing Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Late 19th-Century Playing Cards

JHostler wrote:Looking for authentic decks only. Zero interest in reproductions.

No problem - I suspected that is what you meant, but I shared the info above in the off chance that it was reproductions you were asking about.
by EndersGame
July 17th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Late 19th-Century Playing Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Late 19th-Century Playing Cards

Seeking a reputable dealer of late-19th century decks - Doughertys, Harts, etc. Any recommendations (other than World Class Playing Cards, which I'm familiar with)? Are you are looking for authentic decks from the late 1800s, or reproductions? The Home Run Games company produces some lovely replica...
by EndersGame
July 17th, 2018, 3:56 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Walter B. Gibson's role as author of Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic?
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Walter B. Gibson's role as author of Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic?

Walter Gibson ghost wrote for many magicians. I've always assumed he wrote the entire MW course. It's a well-known fact that Gibson served as ghost writer for numerous big names of magic. Interestingly, the Magicpedia page for Gibson makes no mention of the Mark Wilson course at all, although it do...
by EndersGame
July 17th, 2018, 3:51 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Favorites (Roberto Giobbi)
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Review: Favorites (Roberto Giobbi)

Favorites DVD (Roberto Giobbi) One of card magic's best scholars teaches routines from three greats Overview Roberto Giobbi is a well known name in the world of card magic, especially because of his much respected Card College series of books. Most experts will agree that these influential volumes ...
by EndersGame
July 17th, 2018, 1:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 2712

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Many of Hofzinser's finest deceptions were only possible because of the playing cards of the era. Hidden Leaves playing cards feature no indexes just like playing cards used to be made. This unique feature allows you to explore all sorts of forgotten card transformations, hypnotize your audiences w...
by EndersGame
July 14th, 2018, 12:26 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Walter B. Gibson's role as author of Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic?
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Walter B. Gibson's role as author of Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic?

I've been browsing through Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic again in the last week. There's some very good material to be found inside, and it's a solid course for introductory/intermediate magic. I'm specifically wondering about the role that Walter B. Gibson had in writing this book. In the ...
by EndersGame
July 3rd, 2018, 4:14 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Wrong Turn (David Jonathan)
Replies: 0
Views: 299

Review: Wrong Turn (David Jonathan)

Wrong Turn (David Jonathan) The ACAAN plot - but with a novel twist! Overview The "Any Card At Any Number" plot is one of the holy grails of magic. The concept is fairly straight forward to understand: a spectator names any number, and the card at that number proves to be exactly a card p...
by EndersGame
July 1st, 2018, 9:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Birthday Book-The Diary Trick
Replies: 18
Views: 1651

Re: The Birthday Book-The Diary Trick

Great work Bob - excellent compilation.
by EndersGame
July 1st, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)

Thanks for posting the Errata, Denis.

Presumably that will be a living document that you will continue to update in the event you come across any more changes.
by EndersGame
July 1st, 2018, 9:30 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Back to the Launching Pad (Michael Breggar)
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Review: Back to the Launching Pad (Michael Breggar)

Back to the Launching Pad (Michael Breggar) Excellent presentation ideas for some terrific self-working magic The author Author Michael Breggar has produced the Auto-Magic column for "The Linking Ring" magazine for several years, and has a passion for sharing professional and practical ma...
by EndersGame
June 10th, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)

Yes, he did! I actually just uploaded a demo of Herbert doing his old and new thing. It is from one of the shows I filmed at the Magic Castle a few weeks ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIjxeu31jzA To Denis: What a beautiful routine! The second phase is a wonderful addition, and is a stunningl...
by EndersGame
June 5th, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)

Congratulations Denis! I just loved your Magic on Tap DVDs (my review is posted elsewhere on the Genii Forum here ), so it's great to hear that you've released another book. Herbert The Trained Rubber Band has become an internet celebrity in his own right, so I'm sure many will be pleased to see tha...
by EndersGame
June 5th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Max Maven’s Kayfabe – Reviewed by Dustin Stinett
Replies: 5
Views: 1461

Re: Max Maven’s Kayfabe – Reviewed by Dustin Stinett

I first came across Max Maven's work in the 1980s, and seeing his name anywhere always causes me to have a second look. He's produced some wonderful magic over the last few decades, and it can only be good for magic that he is still producing and sharing high calibre magic, like the material include...
by EndersGame
June 4th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 26
Views: 1453

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

Enders Game: I appreciate your reviews posted here, but please use some common sense when reviewing something as simple and well known as "Hot Rod" for a group of magicians. Your review could have been, at most, two short paragraphs and we would have known all there was to know. That's a ...
by EndersGame
June 4th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 26
Views: 1453

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

I'm curious how others end this routine - what do you think of the idea of 'painting' just one side red after showing both sides restored as coloured, and then handing it out for examination?

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