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John André, A Representation of Major John André…going from the Vulture Sloop of War, aquatint, circa 1781. Although I grew up in the area I had never paid much attention to this part of American history. I therefore determined that, since I was once again in southern New York for…
I’ve written here before about the necessity — in my opinion — of making one’s villains well-rounded characters and not merely evil mustache-twirling sockpuppets. By which I mean granting them their virtues as well as their vices, and giving them friends as well as enemies, and generally treating them with a certain amount of respect […]
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Royal Road To Card Magic – A (Returning) Beginner’s Advice – Part 2: OH Shuffle Progression And An Introduction To Theory (sorta)
Guest post by Jack Viktor. Originally posted on Reddit r/magic Ok, so you did everything in Part 1!? Good. You’ve now over-practiced a move that you will now use for the rest of your life, especially in walk-around performances. Be … Continue reading
So there you are, trying to memorize a deck of cards. Not just any deck, a stacked deck. Not so easy as it looks, eh? Help is on the way! A flashcard program for some of the more common stacks: … Continue reading
Not for the last time did Irene regret buying that magic set for Bill all those years before.
From our very good friends at the Library of Congress, a .pdf facsimile of Harry Houdini’s personal copy of The Expert at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase. [Erdnase, SW. Artifice Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table: A … Continue reading