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CONTENTS

ZOMBIELAND

p. 3

SCAMMED ACROSS

p. 7

HOF-WICH

p. 9

INSTINCT

p. 13

THE LEADER

p. 15

COLLECTED COLLECTORS

p. 18

ZOMBIELAND
Inspired by Peter Kane's Watch The Ace aka Wild Card and George
Romero's Dead flicks.
Effect:
A double Wild Card routine with a Zombie story line.
Performance:
1. Say, A short time from now. In a Galaxy really, really, close by, there will
be a place where Zombies rule the land!
Run through the deck and control the four Jacks to the top of the deck.
Once you have done this, control the Ace of Clubs, Ace of Hearts and Ace
of Diamonds above the Jacks. The Aces can be in any order.
2. Turn the deck face down and spread over the top seven cards. Catch a
break under the seventh card and flip all seven cards face up. Spread over
the top three to show four Jacks, saying, The Jacks will represent the
Zombies in our story. Flesh eating, brain sucking Zombies! Yummy!
3. Flip the seven cards face down. Spread over the top four cards and take
them into your right hand. Square them up and place the the packet face
down on the table.
4. Say, Now, there was one man in the land who thought he might be able to
help. A brilliant but mad scientist who claimed that he had discovered a
cure for Zombie-ism.
5. Turn the deck face up. Run through and up jog the Ace of Spades, strip it
out and place it on the table. Square up the face up cards, catching a
break above the three Jacks at the back of the deck.
6. Say, But he needed some human test subjects who were willing to be

turned into Zombies. Because the antidote only worked on those who had
been recently made undead... Here, help me find three test subjects. I'll
spread through the cards and you just touch any three...
7. Start spreading the cards. Up jog the three cards the spectator points to.
Let's say the cards are a Seven, Two and Four. Square up the deck and
strip out the up jogged cards, taking the three cards below the break along
for the ride (Vernon Add On Move). Drop the deck on top of all six cards.
8. Turn the deck face down and deal the top three face down cards onto the
table, saying, So the Seven, Two and Four were placed inside the cell
with the Zombies. You have really just dealt the three Jacks onto the
table.
Say, And in no time at all, the Zombies attacked!
9. Pick up the supposed packet of Jacks and turn it face up. Drop the packet
on top of the face down card to your left. Pick up the combined packet and
flex it a couple of times. Hold the packet from above with your right hand.
Rotate your right hand palm up to show that the first test subject has
turned into a Jack or Zombie.
10.With your left thumb, slip the Jack into your left hand. Rotate your right
hand palm down and place the face up Jack on the face of the packet.
11.Drop the face up packet on top of the next card in the row. Pick up the
combined packet and flex it. Give the packet an Elmsley Count, out
jogging the face down card (This is very discrepant as there should be
more Jacks, but no one will notice this). Strip the out jogged card out of
the packet and flip it face up showing that it is now a Jack as well. Place it
on the face of the packet.
12.Tap the face up packet on the last face down card. Turn the card over to
reveal that it, too, is now a Jack. Place the face up card onto the face of
the packet.
Position Check: You are now holding a face up packet of four Jacks
followed by three Aces.
13.Hamman Count the packet, switching the packet on the count of four, to

show seven Jacks.


14. You will now perform a sort of in the hands version of the Shigeo Takagi

Wild Card laydown to interlace the three Aces between the four Jacks.
Here's how it's done:
Hold the packet from above with your right hand. With your left thumb,
peel the top card into your left hand.
Rotate your right hand palm up so that the packet is face down. and peel
the face down card on top of the face up Jack, but out jogged for half its
length.
Rotate your right hand palm down and peel the next Jack on top of the
first.
Repeat this procedure until until you
hold four face up Jacks with three face
down cards interlaced among them.
Spread the packet (Fig. 1).
15. Say, And so the mad scientist

administered the cure.

Fig. 1

16.Pick up the Ace of Spades and rub the face of it against the faces of the
three face down cards.
17.Say, And sure enough, the cure worked. The test subjects were
transformed back into humans. But there was a strange side effect.
Because the three test subjects turned into mad scientists themselves!
18.One at a time, remove the three face down cards from between the Jacks
and snap them over, revealing three Aces. Deal them into a row on the
table to finish.

SCAMMED ACROSS
This effect was inspired by Romaine's Double Kicker which can be found on
David Acer's On Screen and Other Mysteries dvd.
Effect:
The deck is shuffled by the spectator. A card is then selected and replaced into
the middle of the deck, we'll say it's the Nine of Hearts. The magician asks the
spectator to cut the deck in half. The magician picks up one half, we'll call it
packet 1, and runs through the cards, asking the spectator to tell him when he
sees the selection. The spectator doesn't see the selection in the packet which
means, of course, that the card must be in the other half. The magician picks up
packet 2 and runs through it. After a moment, he up jogs one card and
triumphantly names the selection.
He inserts the selection into the middle of packet 2, places it on the table and
asks the spectator to cover the packet with his hand. A magical gesture is made.
The magician asks the spectator to turn his packet face up and spread the
cards. The Nine is nowhere to be seen.
The magician then asks the spectator to pick up packet 1 and spell the
selection, dealing one card for each letter. The spectator does so and discovers
the reversed Nine of Hearts on the last letter!
Performance:
1. Have the spectator shuffle the deck. Take it back and spread the cards,
asking the spectator to remove any card he wishes. As he is looking at the
card, square up the deck. Lift up half and have the spectator replace his
card on the lower portion. Dribble the rest of the cards on top, being sure
to in jog the first card dribbled.
2. As you square up the cards, catch a break below the in jogged card. You
now have a break above the selection. Say, What I want you to do is cut
the deck in half wherever you wish and make two piles like this.

Demonstrate by cutting all of the cards above the break to the table. Place
the rest of the cards to the left of the first packet.
3. Pick up the cards to the left and place them on top of the talon on your
right. The selection is now on top of the deck. Say, Here, you do it.
4. Once the spectator has cut the deck, pick up the portion with the selection
on top and spread through the cards with the faces toward you. Glance at
the top card. Let's say it's the Queen of Clubs. Say, Now, your card could
be in either half. I'm going to run through these cards. Don't tell me which
card it is, but tell me if you see your card in this portion.
5. While saying the above, square up the cards and hold them face up in
your left hand.
6. With your right thumb, you will start to peel cards into your right hand. As
you do this, spell Queen of Clubs in your head, taking one card for each
letter. Once you have spelled the card, stop peeling, look at the spectator
and ask, Have you seen your card yet? He will say no.
7. Flip all of the cards in your right hand face down. Buckle the bottom card

and slip the face down cards between the buckled card and the rest of the
packet (Fig. 1). Once this is done, release the break.
8. Now peel the rest of the face up cards into your right hand. This done, ask
the spectator if he has seen his card. He will say no. Flip these cards face
down and place them under the packet.
9. Place the packet on the table and pick
up the second packet. Say, Okay, so if
your card wasn't in the first packet, it
must be in the second...
10. Run through the cards with the faces

toward you. Up jog a card, stare at it for


Fig. 1
a moment and then push it back into
the packet. Run through the cards again and say, Was your card a low
card?... No, I didn't think so. It was a high card. A face card. And it isn't
red. It's black... Up jog any indifferent card and remove it from the packet,
keeping its back toward the spectators. Say, Is it the Queen of Clubs?

11.After the spectator says yes, slip the card into the middle of the packet.
Place it on the table and ask the spectator to cover the packet.
12.Pretend to pluck something above the spectator's hand and then throw the
invisible thing at the first packet.
13.Ask the spectator to lift his hand, turn his packet face up and spread the
cards. Ask him if the selection is still in the packet. Of course it isn't. It
never was!
14.Instruct him to pick up the first packet and spell the name of the card,
dealing one card for each letter. He will, of course, discover the reversed
selection on the last letter.
Note:
In most tricks of this kind, usually the spectator sees the card in the packet
before it disappears. In this trick, however, the conviction of the location of the
card is determined by where the card isn't. By showing that the card is not in the
first packet it only makes sense that it is in the second packet.
Although you don't want to over do it, really act a if you are searching for the
card in the second packet; that part of your process has to do with studying the
cards in order to divine what the selection is. This will ensure that the spectator
truly believes that the card must be in the second packet. It also strengthens the
miscall.

HOF-WICH
The effect was inspired by the classic Hofzinser Ace Problem and Peter Duffie's
effect Total Magic from his Miracle 3 booklet. I was also inspired by Paul
Gordon, who is a master of reverse faro effects.
Effect:
Two Jokers are removed from the deck and placed face down on the table. A
card is selected and noted. We'll say it's the Nine of Spades.
The four Aces are removed from the deck. The magician says that the Jokers
will use the Aces to reveal the suit of the selected card. The face up Jokers are
mixed among the face down Aces. When the packet is spread, there is now one
face down card between the Jokers. The other three cards are turned face up
and are seen to be the Ace of Diamonds, Ace of Hearts and the Ace of Clubs.
The Jokers have trapped the Ace of Spades, the Ace of the same suit as the
selection.
The magician clicks his fingers over the deck and spreads the cards. There is
one card reversed in the middle of the pack... The Ace of Spades! The face
down card is removed from between the two Jokers. It is turned over and
revealed to be the Nine of Spades!
Performance:
1. Run through the deck and remove the two Jokers. Toss them, face up,
onto the table. If you don't have any Jokers in your deck, use two black
Kings, Jacks or Queens.
2. Dribble the cards until the spectator says stop. Lift up your right hand to
show the spectator bottom card of its packet. Place the packet back onto
the left hand talon but keep a break between the halves.
3. Double undercut to the break. The selection is now on the face of the
deck.

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4. Hold the deck with the faces toward you. Note the card at the face (the
selection). Let's say it's the Three of Hearts. Run through the deck and
remove the four Aces. Position the Ace of the same suit as the selection,
in this case the Ace of Hearts, at the face of the packet.
5. Catch a pinky break under the selection. Place the Aces on the face of the
deck so that you now have a break under five cards. Tilt your hands down
so the spectators can see the face of the deck and spread over the three
cards at the face, displaying the four Aces.
6. Flip the five cards above the break face down. Deal the top four face down
cards into a pile the table, being sure to wrist-kill the deck as you deal the
last card so as not to expose the fifth face down card on the face of the
deck.
7. Turn the deck over, end for end. Give the pack a cut and place it on the
table. The Ace of Hearts is now reversed in the middle of the deck.
8. Pick up the two face up Jokers and drop them on top of the face down Ace
packet. Say that you will mix the Jokers into the packet.
9. Reverse Faro the packet. In other

words, in-jog the top card, out-jog the


second card, in-jog the third card, outjog the fourth card, in-jog the fifth card
and out-jog the sixth card (Fig. 1).
10. Strip the out-jogged cards out of the
packet and place them under the injogged cards. Square up the packet.

Fig. 1

11.Give the packet another reverse Faro.


12. Strip the out-jogged cards out of the packet and this time place them on

top of the other cards.


13.Snap your fingers and spread the cards showing one card trapped
between the two Jokers.

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14.One at a time, remove all of the face down cards, except the one between
the two Jokers, and snap them face up, revealing the Ace of Spades, Ace
of Clubs and the Ace of Diamonds. Say that the Jokers trapped the Ace of
Hearts, which means it must be the suit of the selected card.
15.Say, Watch, if I just tap these cards against the deck, one card reverses
itself in the middle. Tap the sandwich against the deck. Spread the deck
to reveal the Ace of Hearts reversed in the middle. Look confused.
Remove the face down card from between the two Jokers and snap it over
revealing the Three of Hearts.

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INSTINCT
The sandwich portion of the effect comes straight out of Larry Jennings' The
Visitor.
Effect:
Two cards are then selected and lost in the deck. The first selection instantly
appears between the two black Jacks. The Jacks are then placed on top of the
card case. The spectator cuts the face up selection into the face down deck.
The deck is spread and the cards on either side of the selection are removed.
They are turned over and seen to be... the two black Jacks! There is now only
card card on the card case, the second selection!
Performance:
1. Spread the deck and have two cards selected. Once the first selection is
noted, take it back and control it to the top. Reverse the card on top of the
deck via a Braue Reversal. Necktie the deck so the spectators cannot see
the reversed card on top.
2. Take back the second selection and place it, face down, on top of the
reversed card. Give the deck a false cut.
3. Say, Besides asking you what the cards are, there are two ways we can
find your card, by magic or by instinct. First, we'll find one of the cards by
magic.
4. Turn the deck face up and spread through it, up jogging the two black
Jacks. Be careful not to expose the reversed card at the back of the deck.
5. Square up the deck, spin the black Jacks out, and turn the deck face
down. Secure a break under the top two cards of the deck (easy to do due
to the natural break). Place the two face up Jacks on top of the face down
deck. Flip all four cards above the break face down and snap your fingers
over the deck.

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6. Spread the top three cards to apparently show that the two Jacks have
captured one of the selections.
7. Out jog the face up selection and lift the top three cards off the deck in a
spread. Slide the selection onto the table.
8. Square up the two cards in your right hand and hold them from above.
These are supposedly the two black Jacks but are actually the second
selection and one Jack. Rotate your right hand palm up to show a Jack at
the face of the packet as you gesture to the selection on the table, saying,
That is one of the selections, yes?
9. As the spectators respond, rotate your hand palm down so that the two

cards are almost touching the top of the deck. In the act of squaring the
cards, riffle off the bottom card so it lands on top of the deck. Place the
single card, which the spectators believe to be both Jacks but is actually
the second selection, onto the card case.
10.Say, Now that was the magic way to find a card. The other way is by
instinct.
11.Double undercut the top card to the bottom of the deck. Place the deck on
the table and ask the spectator to cut it in half, motioning from your left to
your right. This done, say, Wonderful. And you cut the deck wherever you
pleased, yes? Okay, so we'll mark the cut with your selection.
12.Pick up the face up selection and place it on top of the right hand portion
and have the spectator complete the cut.
13.Say, Now, let's see how good your instincts are...
14.Spread the deck across the table or between your hands. Slide out the
face up selection and the two face down cards on either side of it. Gather
up the rest of the deck and place it aside.
15.Pick up the two face down cards and look at their faces, being sure that
the spectators cannot see them.
16.Ask, What is the name of the second card?... The Four of Hearts? Hmm.

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Well, you didn't find that card. But your instincts are quite good because
somehow you managed to find the two black Jacks!
17.Deal the two Jacks face up on either side of the selection.
18.Say, And of course, if those are the black Jacks, then over here must
be...
19.Pick up the card on top of the card case and snap it over to reveal the
second selection.

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THE LEADER
Inspired by Nick Trost's Believe It Or Not which in turn was inspired by the U.
F. Grant effect Giant Acrobatic Cards. More recently, Jay Sankey included a
similar effect on his Revolutionary Card Magic dvd called Helter Skelter.
Effect:
A card is selected and left face down on the table. The spectator cuts the deck
in half. The magician claims that the spectator's half is the leader packet. The
magician turns half of his packet face down and shuffles the face up half into it,
creating a mess of face up and face down cards.
The spectator places the face down selection on top of his face up leader
packet. He waves his packet over the magician's packet and then spreads his
packet on the table. The magician spreads his packet. All of the cards are now
face up except for one in the middle. The card is turned face up and is seen to
be the Ten of Hearts. The spectator removes the reversed mystery card from the
middle of his spread and turns it face up. It is the Ten of Diamonds!
Performance:
1. With the faces toward you, note the bottom card of the deck and while
toying with the cards, cull the mate to the top. In this case, we'll say the
King of Diamonds is on the bottom of the deck and the King of Hearts is
on top.
2. Riffle force the top card. Thumb off the card onto the table and say you will
get back to it later.
3. Ask the spectator to cut the deck somewhere in the middle. Tell him to pick
up the top half and give it a good shuffle. There is actually no reason for
him to shuffle his half of the packet. It does, however, provide great
misdirection for you to pick up the other packet and half pass the bottom
card. This is very easy to do and you have a lot of misdirection here, so
don't sweat it.

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If you still aren't convinced and are nervous about performing a half pass,
you can perform a Braue Reverse so the card of the face of the packet is
now reversed.
Once the card is reversed, hold the packet face down in your left hand.
4. Say, Now, the packet you hold will be the leader packet. I'm going to
shuffle my half as well. But I'm going to do it in kind of a crazy way by
shuffling the face up cards into the face down cards...
5. Perform the Tenkai Optical Revolve as you apparently cut the packet in
half and shuffle face up cards into face down cards. If you don't know the
Optical Revolve, here is a brief description:
Holding the packet in left hand dealer's
grip, lift up the top half of the cards in
right hand Biddle style grip. Now turn
your right hand palm up as you left
hand revolves palm down. Slap the left
hand cards on top of the right hand
cards, but keep the left packet in
jogged for about half its length (Fig. 1).
Fig. 1

Re-grip the packets and faro the cards


together, shuffling the right hand cards into the left hand cards (Fig. 2).
This does not have to be a perfect faro by any means. Just weave the
cards together and it will look as if you
are shuffling face up into face down.
The face down card is now on top of
the face up packet.
6. Square up the packet. You will now

perform a slip cut convincer based on


Paul Harris's display from his Triumph
Fig. 2
effect Color Stunner. This display
allows you to apparently show several
face up and face down cards in the packet. Here's how it's done:
You are holding the face up packet with one face down card on top of it in

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your left hand. Come over the packet with your right hand and secure a
break under the top two cards with your right thumb.
Lift up the two cards and, with your left thumb, slip the face down card
onto the packet. Place the face up card on top of all.
Lift up about half the packet with your right hand. With your left thumb slip
the face up card on the right hand packet onto the left hand packet. Plop
the right hand packet onto the left hand packet.
With your right hand, lift up about half the packet and, with your left thumb,
slip the face down card onto the left hand packet. Place the right hand
packet on top of all.
As you perform the above actions, say, As you can see, some of the
cards are face down, some are face up, some are face down, and some
face up. A real mess.
7. Place the face up packet on the table.
8. Tell the spectator to turn his packet face up and place the face down

selection on top of it. Then have him give his packet a complete cut.
9. Ask him to wave his packet over your packet.
10. Tell him to spread his packet across the table, displaying face up cards

with one face down card in the middle.


11.Say, Now in spite of the fact that I shuffled face up cards into face down
cards in my packet, since your packet is the leader, mine does everything
yours does... Spread your packet to show all of the cards are face up
save for one reversed card in the middle.
12.Slide the face down card out of your packet. Turn it over to reveal the King
of Diamonds. Say, The King of Diamonds. Well, since my packet followed
the example of your packet, then that means the mystery card you
selected must be...
13.Have the spectator remove the face down card from his packet and turn it
over revealing the King of Hearts.

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COLLECTED COLLECTORS
On my Omega Mutation dvd set, I included an effect called Jumpy Collectors.
Since that time, I have played with several variations, this one being my favorite.
Credit for the Collectors plot goes to Roy Walton.
Effect:
Three mystery cards are removed from the deck and placed aside. Three cards
are then selected by three different spectators and then lost in the deck.
The magician turns the mystery cards over revealing them to be Jacks, the
famous Collector Cards. The Jacks are waved over the deck. One of the
selections appears among them. Another wave and another selection appears
between them. The packet is then placed into the spectator's hand. The
magician snaps over the packet as tell the spectator to spread the cards. But the
spectator can't because he is now only holding one card, the third selection! The
three Jacks are discovered between the other two selections!
Performance:
1. Run through the deck and remove three Jacks. Place them face down on
the table without showing their faces to the spectators and say you'll get
back to them.
2. Spread through the deck and have three cards selected.
3. Once the cards are noted, take back one of the selections and place it on
top of the deck. Turn to the second spectator and say, Has everyone else
seen your card? Go ahead and show it around. In reality, it doesn't matter
if others have seen the card or not. You are simply saying this to provide a
bit of misdirection as you perform a Braue Reversal so the selection winds
up face down on the bottom of the face up deck. Here's how it's done:
Secure a break under the top card of the deck. Grip the deck from above
in right Overhand (Biddle) Grip, maintaining the break with your right

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thumb. With your left hand, undercut half the deck, flip it face up and place
it on top of the of the rest of the cards. Undercut the rest of the cards
under the break, turn them face up and place them on top of all. The deck
is now face up and the selection is face down under it.
4. Grip the deck with your palm down left hand. Rotate your hand so the
back of it is toward the spectator and the reversed selection is facing you.
Take back the second selection and place it on top of the reversed card.
Lower your left hand.
5. Give the deck a false cut. Kick cut the top half of the deck into your left
hand and have the third spectator to replace her card on top of the left
hand packet. Place the right hand portion on top of the left hand portion,
retaining a break between the halves, and then double undercut the
bottom portion to the top.
6. On top of the deck are two face down selections followed by a face up
selection. Secure a pinky break under the top three cards. Easy to do, due
to the natural break of the reversed card.
7. Say, Okay so now all three cards are lost in the deck. How are we going
to find them? By using my three friends, here; the famous Collector
Cards. Pick up the three mystery cards and flip them face up on top of the
deck. Holding the packet from above in right Overhand Grip, immediately
lift up all six cards above the break and table the deck.
8. With your left thumb, peel the first Jack into your left hand. Peel the
second on top of the first and then place the last four cards as one on top
of all.
9. Flip the packet face down. With your right fingers, casually slide out the
bottom card, flip it face up on top of the packet and then turn it face down.
10.Wiggle the packet over the deck. Give the packet an Elmsley Count, out
jogging the face up selection. Strip out out the selection and place it on top
of the packet for a moment as you ask, Is this one of the selections? It is?
Good!
11.Lift the card off the packet from above in right hand Biddle style grip and
place it on top of the deck.

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12.Wiggle the packet over the deck. Elmsley Count again, out jogging the
second face up selection. Strip out the selection and place it on top of the
packet as you ask, Which one of you picked this card?
13.Buckle the bottom card of the packet. Now lift all four cards above the
bottom card from above in right hand Biddle style grip, being sure that
your fingers cover the front of the packet so the spectators cannot see
how many cards you are holding. Place the packet on top of the deck.
14.You now have one card in your left hand, the final selection. The
spectators, however, think you are holding the three Jacks.
15.Ask the spectator who chose the third card to extend her hand palm up.
Place the single card onto her hand and then ask her to cover the packet
with her other hand and to concentrate on her card.
16.Snap over her hand and then tell her to spread the cards. Of course, she
won't be able to spread as she is only holding one card. Ask her to turn it
over, revealing the final selection.
17.Say, Now, you're probably wondering where those Jacks went. Well, let's
see if the other cards can find them. Would you please cut the deck... and
complete the cut...
18.Once the spectator has done this, ask him to click his fingers over the
deck. Spread the deck to show three face down cards between the two
face up selections. Remove the three face down cards one at a time and
snap them over to reveal the three Jacks.

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