March 30th, 2008 11:51pm
|The “Any Card at Any Number” plot has been a hot property in the last ten years. Many, many people have come up with their solutions to this card problem. Some have been good and others have been dreadful. The Bammo Dekronomicon claims to be “The holy grail of card magic”. That is a strong statement.
You get a 15 page manuscript that instructs you how to construct and perform the effect. I have to confess, I found the instructions a bit confusing. I had to read it through a few times to fully understand it. I then had another magician read it as well. He also found it a bit challenging; however, if you willing to study the manuscript, everything is spelled out in the instructions.
This is not a quick and easy answer and I fear some will be put off with the work that you will have to put into the construction and practice. You will have to spend some money to build the effect, but if this is the effect you want, then it could be worth the investment.
The trick is a bit bulky, I don’t want to go into more detail for fear a giving away too much of the method. For me personally, there is just a bit too much “work” going on for my taste and you will be filling your pockets. However, that is a value judgment.
My bottom line is this:
If you are interested in the ACAAN plot, then for the price this is worthy of your consideration.
If you are simply looking for another card trick to add to your arsenal then I would advise you to move on.
Product info for Bammo Dekronomicon
Author: Bob FarmerPublisher: Bammo MagicAverage Rating: (2)Retail Price: $20.00
The Holy Grail of Any Card at Any Number discovered at last!
No sleights. You don't switch the card counted to for the thought-of card. The spectators can do the counting and turn over the card.
No bizarre calculations or formulas to learn, do the trick 30 minutes after opening the package - it's that simple (some simple assembly required).
The deck is spread on the table BEFORE the number and the card are named.
The magician never touches the cards after he spreads them on the table.
The cards are not specially printed; use any cards you want.(A Bicycle Deck is NOT supplied)
It is not the same card and number every time (you could perform this hundreds of times and have a different number and card every time).
The magician learns the name of the card and the number at the same time as the audience. No particular card or number is forced.
No rough and smooth, no short cards, no cards stuck together. No stooges and no assistants. Resets instantly.
No special clothing! Do it In a t-shirt, jeans and sneakers (as Bob Farmer does). Works for any conditions: close-up, stage, standing, sitting, begging. Walk-around and no table? One spectator can count the cards into the other spectator's hands. Do it surrounded there are no angles.
It really is as described. As purchasers of Bob Farmer's other effects know, the description of the effect is the effect you get - and the method is always diabolical.
Bonus Effect: Also included is a brand new deception strategy that can be used In many other effects.