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 happy, cuz this next part is long but easy.At this point, your overhand shuffle shouldContinue reading “Royal Road To Card Magic – A (Returning) Beginner’s Advice – Part 2: OH Shuffle Progression And An Introduction To Theory (sorta)”
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: Stack Trainer What kinds of things can you do with a stacked deck? Here’s BrianContinue reading “Stacking the Deck”
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 Treatise on the Science and Art of Manipulating Cards. Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1905] Continue reading “Cheating at Cards”
So there you are, with that new copy of The Royal Road to Card Magic that you found under the Christmas tree (or that old copy that you found in your stuff and dusted off because you’re finally ready to get serious about learning magic). Lots of tricks in this book. Lots of good stuff. Continue reading “Royal Road”