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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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7 More Top Marked Decks

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7 More Top Marked Decks

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Coded System Marked Decks Marked decks are a very special tool, because they contain a variety of secrets that helps magicians perform amazing tricks that would never otherwise be possible. You do not need to learn any complex moves that take a long time to master, because you can use the markings on the card backs to identify cards, and this enables you to accomplish apparent miracles with relative ease.The markings on marked decks typically come in two main forms: reader systems and coded systems. Reader systems are very straight forward to use, because somewhere hidden on the...

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7 Top Marked Decks

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7 Top Marked Decks

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Marked Deck Basics What is a marked deck? Shh, don't tell anybody. But it's true that magicians and mentalists sometimes use marked decks. A marked deck is a deck with secret marks on the back of the card, that allow you to identify the value and suit on the opposite side, just by looking at the card back.How does a marked deck work? There are two main types of marked decks that you'll commonly find being produced commercially: reader systems and coded systems. Marked decks with reader systems are what you'd expect: hidden somewhere in the back design, if you...

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Recommended Resources for Beginners in Card Magic

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Recommended Resources for Beginners in Card Magic

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameThe beauty of card magic is that the entry requirement is very low. There's little investment, because all you need is a deck of playing cards - something almost everyone has in the house already. And while you certainly can learn complicated sleight of hand that requires technically difficult moves, there's a lot of wonderful card magic that doesn't require complex moves at all. Some excellent card magic is well within the reach of the complete beginner. Card magic has a rich heritage, so there is a wealth of wonderful material that is easy to learn, fun...

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How to Get Started in Card Magic

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How to Get Started in Card Magic

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Why Card Magic? Maybe card magic is what brought you to the hobby of collecting or buying playing cards in the first place. Or perhaps you've always wanted to give card magic a try, but never really knew where to start. Magic with playing cards is definitely a wonderful way to enjoy those custom playing cards you have! Every kid growing up should learn at least a few good card tricks, and all you need for that is a decent quality deck of cards, and the help of your public library, or of course the internet...

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