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Magical Cardistry Bonanza / Magic Review: The Gift by Angelo Carbone
« Last post by Magic_Orthodoxy on September 14, 2017, 06:50:35 PM »
Title: The Gift
Creator: Angelo Carbone
Publisher: Murphys Magic
MSRP: $ 75
Skill Level: All
Video one: 7 mins, main video 39 minutes, bonus idea 3 minutes

Type of effect:  Prediction prop (multiple out utility)

Manufacturer's Write Up: Rarely does a secret get published that ticks all the boxes (no pun intended).  A unique concept from master creator Angelo Carbone, The Gift is an effect with a method so clever that you'll feel a giddy urge to reveal the method to your spectators. We don't suggest that you actually do this.

The spectator deals the cards face up and stops wherever they want. They open the gift box themselves and remove the prediction inside. The prediction will ALWAYS be correct!

Bonus routine included where your prediction is torn in half, and half of it is in view the ENTIRE time before a card is selected. The other half is inside the box and, of course, both torn halves match perfectly!

The spectator and the box do the hard work, but you come out the winner.

Available in Standard and in Limited Edition Gold

Give your spectators "The Gift" of an impossible moment!

How accurate is the ad copy?
 
What's in the box? 
 
- The Gift Box
- Deck of Cards
- 40 min instruction video with Angelo Carbone
- The ability to perform a miracle

Key points: The Gift is a self-contained, precision-crafted device that makes the effect easy to perform. It doesn't use any indexes or loads, and resets in seconds. Open the box, set up the device, and you'll be performing within minutes.
 
How are the production values: Murphy’s magic makes great videos – everything is well shot, well mic’d beautiful transitions. Artistically shot, with multiple settings al with perfectly clear and easy to follow instruction.
 
Is it well made: The gift is a beautiful and professionally made prop that does not look like a “magic prop” at all – it actually looks like a gift box, or a decoration box you’d find at a craft store.

Is it well taught: Of course you will learn the initial effect and everything else you need to learn and prepare for to perform the trick in the advertisement. Angelo will also share several other ideas.
 
Storage? Does it "pack flat?"  No. This is a 3 x 3 inch cube
 
Does it "play big?" Predicting the future from a seemingly free choice? Yea, this will get great reactions.
 
Difficulty / Skill level required:  Not difficult
 
How much arts and crafts are involved? None
 
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Absolutely.
 
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
 
__X___ Very Satisfied
_____ Somewhat Satisfied
_____ Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
_____ Somewhat Dissatisfied
_____ Very Dissatisfied
_____ No Opinion
 
My thoughts Certainly priced for the working professional. This is a beautiful prop that you will be proud to own and will last you forever.

+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review:  ​

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1HlRveVNvQ
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Playing Card Plethora / Re: The New Release List - July 2017 to June 2018
« Last post by PrincessTrouble on September 14, 2017, 04:31:10 PM »
Cherry V3 True Black by Pure Imagination Projects
Released in September 2017
Printed by USPC

https://www.pureimaginationprojects.com/products/cherry-v3-true-black


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Deck Reviews! / PICTORAL REVIEW; The 1998 Deck
« Last post by The1998Deck on September 13, 2017, 03:35:36 PM »
Hey guys,

If you're a fan of the 90s era hip hop and followed the beef between Pac and Biggie or JayZ and Nas, my deck might do it for you. I'm a one woman band, so everything was designed promoted etc by yours truly. Here is the link. I'm open to any thoughts. criticism. (Except my Busta Rhymes and Lauryn Hill Cards if you have a problem with those, we're fighting on sight ;-) ) Just Kidding.
Anyway please take a look and let me know what you think.

kickstarter.com/projects/the1998deck/the-1998-deck-hip-hop-playing-cards





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Playing Card Plethora / Re: The New Release List - July 2017 to June 2018
« Last post by PrincessTrouble on September 13, 2017, 03:10:49 PM »
Rockets by Ellusionist
Released in September 2017
Printed by USPC (?)

http://www.ellusionist.com/the-rockets-deck.html

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Playing Card Plethora / Re: Bicycle EMOJI Deck - Walgreens Exclusive
« Last post by RandyButterfield on September 13, 2017, 02:11:47 AM »
I picked up this deck a week ago and could not find anything online about it!  It's so fun. I'm glad I stumbled upon this forum (joined today). :)

That's awesome! I'm glad one of my designs ended up steering your way to PCF. Welcome to the Forum, and I'm glad you like the Emoji Deck!!

Thanks, Randy

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Playing Card Plethora / Re: The New Release List - July 2017 to June 2018
« Last post by PrincessTrouble on September 12, 2017, 05:58:27 PM »
White Lions Tour Edition by David Blaine
Released in September 2017
Printed by USPC
(Available in Regular and Reverse editions.)

https://davidblaine.com/white-lions-tour-edition-playing-cards/

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 Title: iCaan
Creator: James Went
Publisher: Big Blind Media
MSRP: $ 22
Skill Level: Beginner
Vido run time: 20 minutes

Type of effect:  Any Card to any number

Manufacturer's Write Up:
 
A deck of cards is genuinely shuffled by both the performer and a spectator, who then each select a card. These cards are lost back into the deck which is, again, shuffled.

The magician announces that despite all the shuffling he is convinced that the spectator's card is 'fourteenth' down from the top. With a flourish he reveals the fourteenth card - it IS the spectator's selection.

So far so good. But here is where iCaan moves into miracle territory. The magician names their selection (let's say 'Three Of Clubs') and asks the spectator to guess at which numbered position this card lies in the deck.

Whatever their answer, the spectator is told to take the deck and deal down to that number. The magician DOES NOT touch the deck. Impossibly the magician's 'Four Of Clubs' is found at the exact number named by the spectator!
 
James Went's spectacular routine has been an underground smash - utterly devastating magicians at conventions around the world. If well-read, professional magicians can be fried with iCaan, just imagine what it looks like to a 'muggle'!

How accurate is the ad copy? No deception
 
What's in the box?  Gimmicked deck of cards and the download code

Key points:
 
The spectator can name ANY number and iCaan will work
No memory work required
Includes three versions: James ultra clean original routine, An easier (almost self-working) handling, and Liam Montier's special super-easy alternative
 
How are the production values: Much like most BBM videos, same studio location (James is even wearing the same clothes he’s worn in Meditations and uses the same spectator) Shot well, mic’d well, good transitions.
 
Is it well made: The gimmick is very well made and there is a good chance you already own it.

Is it well taught: The plot is pretty simple, and requires virtually no sleights So between James and Liam Montier they offer you 3 solutions and everything is covered.
 
Storage? Does it "pack flat?"  Only a deck of cards is used.
 
Does it "play big?" the any card to any number plot is always a crowd pleaser.
 
Difficulty / Skill level required:  James has a few “fancy parts” in his presentation that are more for the skilled cardiciain, but Liam comes in at the end and offers a more simplified solution.
 
How much arts and crafts are involved? zero
 
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) yes
 
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
 
__X___ Very Satisfied
_____ Somewhat Satisfied
_____ Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
_____ Somewhat Dissatisfied
_____ Very Dissatisfied
_____ No Opinion
 
My thoughts It’s such a fun trick and so easy to do, once you learn it - you'll be wishing YOU thought of it first! ;)

+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdLNv1N5nyM
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Playing Card Plethora / Re: The New Release List - July 2017 to June 2018
« Last post by PrincessTrouble on September 12, 2017, 11:24:23 AM »
Bharata by Sunish Chabba
Delivered in September 2017
Printed by GPCC

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sunishchabba/bharata-playing-cards

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The Conversation Parlor / The Journey Deck KS Now Live
« Last post by GloriousSoup on September 11, 2017, 09:28:23 PM »
Hello!
I'm dropping in to promote a Kickstarter I've just launched for a deck of unusual playing/tarot cards. We've already hit our funding goal but I'd love to spread the word further.

The Journey Deck

The Journey Deck is 5 suits plus trumps with a fantasy-medieval styling. The dimensions and qualities are deliberately unusual, to help it feel like something otherworldy.
If you're an enthusiast of unusual decks, you might be interested.

Thank you for your time
Tony
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