TCF The Counting Feint

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TCF The Counting Feint

Postby Bob Farmer » June 29th, 2024, 3:23 pm

The previous editions you may have are now completely obsolete.

This edition has been reorganized, reedited, rewritten and many new effects have been added, most notably the "Capehart Countdown," for which Chris Capehart won a Fool Us award from Penn and Teller.

To date, this is the most complete survey of the principles involved.

Here are new, mind-boggling effects, raised up from the depths of the Bammo cerebral cortex - effects that will defy all attempts at revealing their secrets because the interlaced deceptive mechanisms - to quote Winston Churchill - create, "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma."

All the effects use something we call here at the Bammo offices, TCF - The Counting Feint - a principle that others, notably Henry Christ, John Scarne, Martin Gardner, Nick Trost and Terry Lagerould have toyed with but, until now, its true potential has not been achieved.

For example here is just one effect from many that are possible:

The spectator shuffles the deck (52 cards, all different).

The magician, without looking at any of the cards, cuts the deck multiple times, then tables the deck and writes a prediction.

Using the last four digits of the spectator's phone number (which the magician does not know beforehand), the magician counts down to a card - it matches the prediction.

No sleights of consequence. No memorization. No memorized deck.

With suggestions by Teller ("That's a helluva fine trick!), David Britland, Stephen Minch and Derrick Chung, TCF comprises a 61-page manuscript of Mephistophelian Machiavellianism explained in the usual Bammo illuminating style.

$10, but worth at least five times that to someone dumb enough to pay $50 for it.

Free to all those who bought previous editions.

1st edition 2022, updated 2024 PDF 61 pages.

https://www.lybrary.com/tcf-the-countin ... 25398.html

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Re: TCF The Counting Feint

Postby Bob Farmer » July 7th, 2024, 1:02 pm

The first addendum is now available featuring Tarot cards:

https://www.lybrary.com/tcf-tarot-count ... 26561.html

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Re: TCF The Counting Feint

Postby Bob Farmer » July 10th, 2024, 11:39 am

I have updated the first addendum with a killer Tarot Effect by Stephen Minch. We are not worthy.

https://www.lybrary.com/tcf-tarot-count ... 26561.html

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Re: TCF The Counting Feint

Postby Dzuckerbrot » July 10th, 2024, 7:49 pm

Great. Look forward ot digging into it.

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Re: TCF The Counting Feint

Postby Jonathan Townsend » July 12th, 2024, 11:44 am

What is TCF?
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: TCF The Counting Feint

Postby Bob Farmer » July 12th, 2024, 4:16 pm

TCF The Counting Feint

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Re: TCF The Counting Feint

Postby magicfish » July 12th, 2024, 11:10 pm

Did I just read this in Film Flam Conglomeration?

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Re: TCF The Counting Feint

Postby Bob Farmer » July 13th, 2024, 7:54 am

One of the effects is also in the FFC but the TCF and its Addendum explain many, many effects, some of which I just invented. The feature is Chris Capehart's Fool Us routine and also a sort of mini version of that, called "BlankJack" in the Addendum.


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