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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: 345

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: 345

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: 584

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: 584

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: 584

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: 584

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: 2622

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: 278

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: 278

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: 442

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: 316

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: 2622

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: 442

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: 264

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: 1623

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: 1519

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: 216

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: 1519

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: 1519

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: 1394

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: 13
Views: 883

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: 13
Views: 883

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?
by EndersGame
June 4th, 2018, 5:08 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 13
Views: 883

Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers) An over-sized and light-weight metal version of a classic trick! Overview The Hot Rod is a well known classic of magic, and it's been around long enough that there are a lot of different versions of it available on the market. This particular one is a premium one made ...
by EndersGame
June 1st, 2018, 3:24 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick
Replies: 13
Views: 1735

Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Richard Kaufman wrote:No, he didn't reveal the secret.

On the positive side, it's great that they consulted you and quoted you Mr Kaufman!
by EndersGame
June 1st, 2018, 3:21 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Hacking the Lottery
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: Hacking the Lottery

Fascinating stories - I'll echo the thanks others have expressed to Bill for sharing this. Somehow there's something pleasant about reading about a little guy who out-wits the big corporation, isn't there? Maybe someone should talk to Derren Brown about How To Win the Lottery ? :) https://m0.joe.co....
by EndersGame
June 1st, 2018, 2:39 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Grandma does a magic trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Re: Grandma does a magic trick

Bill Mullins wrote:youtube link

That link no longer works. Is this the same video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUgsHWhFw7k

And don't miss the epic grandma trick shots - not bad for a 91 year old lady!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8jALZ2zjLg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oJ5UY13vL0
by EndersGame
June 1st, 2018, 2:15 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: US Playing Card magic site
Replies: 5
Views: 2477

Re: US Playing Card magic site

For those that haven't seen it, US Playing Cards has a site dedicated to magic. Besides interviews with some well know magicians, it shows how to make a hypercard: http://www.bicyclecards.com/article_categories/magic/ Thanks for sharing that. I especially enjoyed reading the interviews with David B...
by EndersGame
May 31st, 2018, 10:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mahdi is THE AMAZING MAGICIAN! 超凡魔术师
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

Re: Mahdi is THE AMAZING MAGICIAN! 超凡魔术师

Congratulations Mahdi! This was a lovely and inspiring performance. It's just a real pity that the second half of the TV performance video is nearly all in Chinese. It would be great if an English translation was provided on the fly, so that we could know what all the judges were actually saying to ...
by EndersGame
May 25th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Mirage V3 Eclipse Edition (Patrick Kun)
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Review: Mirage V3 Eclipse Edition (Patrick Kun)

Patrick Kun's Mirage Playing Cards V3 Eclipse Edition Perfect playground equipment for cardists and magicians The Mirage V3 Eclipse Edition Deck The Mirage V3 Eclipse Edition Deck is the third edition of the Mirage Playing Cards that have been released by magician Patrick Kun. The very first versio...
by EndersGame
May 22nd, 2018, 2:10 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The Vault - Backlash 2 (Paul Harris & Bro Gilbert)
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Review: The Vault - Backlash 2 (Paul Harris & Bro Gilbert)

The Vault - Backlash 2 (Paul Harris & Bro Gilbert) How can a Card-to-Pocket routine so easy to perform be so powerful? Overview Considering the economy of method, the impact that Backlash 2 can have is way out of proportion. For very little dirty work, you get a powerful punching routine. But t...
by EndersGame
May 11th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)

To Mr Jack Shalom: Thanks for sharing that video clip. A great performance from Ricky Jay indeed - a true entertainer and showman! To Mr Richard Kaufman: Do you happen to know the names of the two different Theodore DeLand tricks that Paul Harris combined to create the original version of Strange Tr...
by EndersGame
May 11th, 2018, 4:15 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)

Thank you for your comments, Richard Kaufman. You are of course right that what I mentioned as a "weakness" is really all about the magician's ability to manage his spectators. A good magician will certainly find ways to overcome this, and ensure that it isn't a problem. But I wonder if it...
by EndersGame
May 10th, 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)

The Vault - Naked Strange (Paul Harris) An ungimmicked version of David Blaine's popular Strange Travellers `card across' routine Overview David Blaine is of course a household name in magic courtesy of his many TV specials. One of his all time favourite effects in card magic, is a routine called S...
by EndersGame
May 7th, 2018, 2:52 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The Fall/Winter 2017 Virtuoso deck (The Virts)
Replies: 0
Views: 593

Review: The Fall/Winter 2017 Virtuoso deck (The Virts)

Fall/Winter 2017 Virtuoso deck (The Virts) The latest cardistry-optimized Virtuoso deck from the world famous Virts Cardistry and the Virts Cardistry is an art-form with playing cards that has become increasing popular over the past few years. Originating from magic, where magicians like to use fan...
by EndersGame
May 6th, 2018, 3:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Youtube Boobs
Replies: 21
Views: 2071

Re: Youtube Boobs

As Christopher1979 points out, there's a LOT of youtube videos like this out there. Are we talking here about some teenager filming some cheap-and-nasty footage from his mom's basement? Many youngsters today have a low sense of self-worth, and try to compensate for it by posting videos of "[ins...
by EndersGame
May 4th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Jaw Droppers! Two (Harry Lorayne)
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Review: Jaw Droppers! Two (Harry Lorayne)

Thanks for the feedback so far. In honour of Genii's publisher/editor Richard Kaufman, and the occasion of today's date being Harry Lorayne's birthday, I think sharing this picture is particularly appropriate: https://i.imgur.com/NWF2KNr.jpg To see more great pictures of Harry's 90th birthday bash f...
by EndersGame
May 4th, 2018, 3:51 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Jaw Droppers! Two (Harry Lorayne)
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Review: Jaw Droppers! Two (Harry Lorayne)

Jaw Droppers! Two (Harry Lorayne) Over seventy great tricks in the newest book from living legend Harry Lorayne! Harry Lorayne Turns 92 Mr Harry Lorayne doesn't go away quietly. He's 92 years old as of today, 4 May 2018, and he's still making a lot of noise. And he's still writing books. But if his...
by EndersGame
April 30th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 2622

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Mahdi Gilbert wrote:Since we funded so early in my Kickstarter I was able to print with USPCC.

That's terrific Mahdi, how many did you get printed?

I seem to recall that their minimum size order is around 1000, or is it even higher than that?
by EndersGame
April 30th, 2018, 6:43 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Move Zero Vol 1 (John Bannon)
Replies: 0
Views: 639

Review: Move Zero Vol 1 (John Bannon)

Move Zero (Vol 1) (John Bannon) Self-Working Tricks Made Truly Magical with the Genius of John Bannon INTRODUCTION Overview Move Zero (Vol 1) is the first in a series of four videos by John Bannon, in which he teams up with Big Blind Media to bring self-working magic to dazzling new heights. The ad...
by EndersGame
April 29th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cellphone magic
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: Cellphone magic

Out of interest, for those who might be unfamiliar with the possibilities, here's the official list of effects that are included with Inject 2.0, taken from the ad copy: 1. Google Peek - Know what your spectator is searching for on their phone. You can also perform Google Peek even if your phone is ...

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