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Recommended Marked Decks Besides Factory Printed Bicycle Decks

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Recommended Marked Decks Besides Factory Printed Bicycle Decks

Marked Decks for Magicians, Part 5 by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Introduction In previous articles I've been covering the best and most popular marked decks preferred by magicians for card magic. There's a lot of custom decks appearing on Kickstarter and the playing card market that are marked decks, but in most cases these are more about novelty than practicality, especially if they use coded systems. The ideal marked deck is a reader deck that is quick and easy to use, and looks like a normal Bicycle deck. These were the top candidates identified and recommended so far:Basic reader decks:● 2005...

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The Best Factory Printed Marked Bicycle Decks

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The Best Factory Printed Marked Bicycle Decks

Marked Decks for Magicians, Part 3 by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Introduction For working magicians who are serious about card magic, a marked deck is not a novelty. Instead, it's a valuable tool that can be used to good advantage in creating powerful effects otherwise not possible with a regular deck of cards. But a marked deck that is suitable for card magic does have very specific requirements. In my previous article, What is the Ideal Marked Deck for Card Magic?, I outlined several key things to look for:● It should use an-easy-to-use reader system, and ideally have decent sized markings on the...

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10 Important Tips for New Magicians: Do's and Don'ts

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10 Important Tips for New Magicians: Do's and Don'ts

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameLately I've been spending a lot of time around young teenagers and kids learning magic for the very first time. I'm already getting them connected with good resources that teach them how to perform tricks. But what advice and guidance should I be giving them more generally?To begin with, it is important that budding magicians are familiar with some of the ethics of magic. Sometimes referred to as "the magician's code", it's a well-known rule that as a magician you should never reveal your secrets. Why? Because by giving away the method of a trick, you're taking...

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Interview with Card Thrower & Magician Rick Smith Jr

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Interview with Card Thrower & Magician Rick Smith Jr

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Rick Smith Jr? When you're an entertainer, you need to find something that makes you stand out from the rest of the pack. This is also true for performers in the magic industry. With magic man Rick Smith Jr, it's easy to see that he has what it takes to stand out from your run-of-the-mill magician. To begin with, Rick has three Guiness World Records.But it's not just that Rick Smith Jr is a world record holder that makes you sit up and take notice, but it's especially the kinds of records that he...

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The Magician's Oath

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The Magician's Oath

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame What is the Magician's Oath? You don't have to know much about magic to be aware that that there is a long tradition around maintaining secrecy, in order to preserve the secrets of magic. There is even an ancient "Magician's Oath", which is a kind of magician's code that practitioners of magic are expected to uphold. In its modern form is often worded as follows: "As a magician I promise never to reveal the secret of any illusion to a non-magician,unless that one swears to uphold the Magician's Oath in turn."I promise never to perform any...

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