Packet tricks / R&S

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Packet tricks / R&S

Postby jwalkmagic » March 19th, 2011, 12:15 pm

I am looking for written material on both packet tricks and R&S. This is for some general research I am doing and I want to try and put together a bibliography.

Any information will be helpful.

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Re: Packet tricks / R&S

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 19th, 2011, 12:22 pm

What is R&S?
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Re: Packet tricks / R&S

Postby John LeBlanc » March 19th, 2011, 12:29 pm

Rough and smooth? Although I wonder why (whatever it is) isn't just written out. Clarity is next to godliness, I always say.

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Re: Packet tricks / R&S

Postby jwalkmagic » March 19th, 2011, 12:52 pm

OK - Rough and Smooth.

Forgive me. I have seen in other forums posters were flamed for giving away secrets when spelling it out so I thought I would take the cowards way out. I figured most folks in here would know what I meant.

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Re: Packet tricks / R&S

Postby John LeBlanc » March 19th, 2011, 1:34 pm

We're getting old, Joe. CRS abounds.

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Re: Packet tricks / R&S

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 19th, 2011, 1:55 pm

We encourage people to talk in detail about methodology here! So no problem.
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Re: Packet tricks / R&S

Postby Ian Kendall » March 19th, 2011, 2:06 pm

Paul Hallas wrote a book a few years ago called Small but Deadly (or something similar) which was all packet tricks.

There are a few things about the various counts used; Mentzer's Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety being the best known, and Raucherbaumer's Counthesaurus being more recent. In the last couple of years I've covered many of the counts in my Basic Training column in MUM.

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Re: Packet tricks / R&S

Postby Jonathan Townsend » March 19th, 2011, 2:37 pm

Have a look at Hamman's Halduceination. :)
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Re: Packet tricks / R&S

Postby Joe Pecore » March 19th, 2011, 2:56 pm

Share your knowledge on the MagicPedia wiki.

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Re: Packet tricks / R&S

Postby Smurf » March 19th, 2011, 9:10 pm

[size:14pt]Some books:

Rough and Smooth Possibilities by Tan Hock Chuan

Rough Stuff by Aldini and Joe Berg

Roughingly Yours by Aldini and Joe Berg[/size]

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Re: Packet tricks / R&S

Postby Hallas » March 23rd, 2011, 4:37 pm

Apart from "Small But Deadly" as Ian mentioned earlier (published by H & R Books in Texas) there is also the sequel that appeared last year, "Still Small, Still Deadly."

Between the two books you'll have plenty of packet trick information to keep you going for awhile. In the latter there's even a chapter discussing packet tricks that involve cards "sticking together" as an important part of the method.

Whilst both books feature tricks, reference and analyse them, another title that just (for the most part) explains tricks to do is Phil Goldstein's excellent "Focus" (from Hermetic Press).

Richard Paddon in Australia has also done a lot of research on packet tricks

Paul.
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