Deceptive Practices
Deceptive Practices
see also Supplement and Typecast
written by Karl Fulves
Work of Karl Fulves
83 pages (Stapled), Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt
Language: English
(52 entries)
Data entered by Denis Behr.
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Karl Fulves Introduction 2
Karl Fulves Change X Change two chosen numbers via dice are counted down and a value of the other number is found in each case, selection found as well inspired by "James's Miracle" (Stewart James, 1950),
see also "Ice Dice" (Philip T. Goldstein & Stewart James, 1974)
Karl Fulves Don't Ask repeat poker deal for two players, spectator wins and loses in final round 5
Karl Fulves Wire Room packet placed in case, selection paper clipped to top of case, cards removed until stopped, this card is forced and matches clipped selection, two methods see also "Cased Count" (Karl Fulves, 1976) 7
Karl Fulves Bottom Deal from Case 9
Karl Fulves Gnomenclature with some references for the plot see also "Gnomenclature" (Karl Fulves, 1992) 11
Karl Fulves Juliet packet trick in which a card is signed with heart, it vanishes, card changes back and heart reappears 14
Karl Fulves Fly by Wire card paper clipped to case as prediction, card chosen from cased cards matches prediction, clip vanishes an reappears at mates with other color 17
Jack Miller Momentum Sleeving any small object 18
Karl Fulves Median card predicted by 2 other cards - its value must be between the prediction cards, in second phase one of the prediction cards vanishes to make it fit 19
Karl Fulves Letter of Intent one of three envelopes chosen by exchanging number cards and adding some, number range force 20
Karl Fulves Bar Room Bingo cards distributed in six glasses, two glasses selected, aim is to get near 14 but not over 22
Karl Fulves The Parallel Police spectator choses card from 8-card packet and mixes the Jacks into packet with procedure, performer finds card without looking at any faces 24
Karl Fulves Face Value cards shuffled face-up/face-down, cards dealt into performers hand until he calls stop, number of face-down cards then equals face-up cards inspired by "The Magic Separation" (Bob Hummer, Hummer's Collected Secrets, p. 9) 25
Karl Fulves A trick fragment predicting that all pairs come off with a red and a black card after riffle shuffle in off-beat way 26
Karl Fulves Push Thru Poker two Twos and an Ace shown in spread, Twos pushed through other two cards one by one, then change into Aces inspired by coin idea from Dr. E. G. Ervin ("One From Two", Self-Working Coin Magic) 27
Karl Fulves AKA card selected, then pages in a dictionary are selected with card values, words are encircled on the pages and with those the performer divines the selection 30
Karl Fulves Wire Copy paper-clipped AS in center changes into selection 32
Karl Fulves Baby Grand Piano Trick, with red and black packet 34
Karl Fulves Blue Note Piano Trick, with red and black packet and odd-packet traveling card 35
Karl Fulves Red Shift count forcing a Two, jokers from beginning change in Twos to indicate value and position (22) of selection 36
Karl Fulves Future Glimpsed spectator choses two cards, they're aces, other aces are face-up in deck 37
Henry Christ Henry Christ Force 37
Karl Fulves Diamond Jack Jr. selection in one half is at same position as detective card in other half, story really improvised with eight cards 39
Karl Fulves Background 41
Karl Fulves Overhand Shuffle Placement card under x cards 41
Karl Fulves A Trap Cut sandwiched card in deck turns out to be later selection 42
Karl Fulves Transfer of Power Aces cut into deck, rubber band around deck, it disappears and traps aces in center see also "Transpo of Power" (Karl Fulves, 1992) 44
Karl Fulves Yumpin' Yake jacks cut into packet, rubber band around packet vanishes and traps jacks with previous selection 46
Karl Fulves A-B-C-D four piles, pile A dealt to A-B-C-D position, same with the others, problem about distribution after deal see also Nat Mendelsohn (Ibidem #18),
"Cutting The Aces" (Self-Working Card Tricks, p. 31)
Karl Fulves Counterfeit seven high red and one low black cards shuffled, performer claims to weigh out the odd card in several stages, it's red and all other cards changed to black 48
Karl Fulves Balancing Act spectator places some blacks in pocket, performer places some more there, number of pocketed blacks equals number of reds in a packet, varied repeat 50
Karl Fulves Second Approach Miraskill-type effect, but repeat has different outcome with same make-up of cards inspired by "Miraskill" (Stewart James, 1936),
see also "Balancing Act - Second Approach" (Karl Fulves, 1992)
Karl Fulves An anti-Miraskil card problem Miraskill-Gilbreath-combination posed as problem 52
Karl Fulves Breakaway Palm top card palmed either in right hand, or held in unusual clip position between left fingers for color change application 53
Karl Fulves Wire Service paper clip transferred from AS to other card which then changes into AS 56
Karl Fulves Switchblade case held with deck in kind of switchblade knife position, selection travels into case, posed as problem 58
Karl Fulves Blindfold Aces aces arranged into a 10-card-packet by spectator, performer deals 3 hands and gets 3 aces, three methods see also "The Restacking Problem" (Karl Fulves, 1984) 59
Dave Ossip Double Cut as Stacking see also "Airborn Aces" (Dave Ossip, 1988) 61
Karl Fulves Wrong Way William named ace should turn over, but instead three kings turn over and named ace is only card left face-down, two methods 62
Karl Fulves Background credit information 64
Karl Fulves Legal Tender card found by spelling words on dollar bill 65
Karl Fulves & Charles T. Jordan The Jordan Double Cut inspired by "Double Cut Handling" (Charles T. Jordan, 1921) 67
Karl Fulves By Proxy prediction card reversed on top of face-up deck turns out to be later selection 68
Karl Fulves Self Cutting Deck getting the deck to cut itself when wrapped with rubber band, posed as problem see also "Auto Predict" (Karl Fulves, 1994) 69
Karl Fulves Zodiac Sell card chosen in spectator's hands, another card turns face-up, ZODIAC is spelled to find selection 70
Karl Fulves Turnover Draw two cards chosen by spectator, AH sandwiched and sandwich cut in deck, with cards on either side it forms a Royal Flush, Henry Christ Force handling 73
Karl Fulves A Martian Chronicle 75
Karl Fulves Mira, Mira Miraskill variations and problems, final pair's condition named 76
Karl Fulves Etaoin Shrdlu card divined via messy words typed on typewriter inspired by "Before your Eyes" (Norman Ashworth, 1937),
see also "Etaoin Shrdlu" (Karl Fulves, 1992)
Karl Fulves Witness six spectators with cards and pens, one of them writes an X on his card behind performers back, those with red cards must speak truth, black must lie, performer finds murderer see also Keith Downs (Abra #2362),
"Clue" (Jack Yates, 1986),
"Witness" (Karl Fulves, 1992),
varied by "Partner in Crime" (Sam Schwartz, 1992)
Sam Schwartz Partner in Crime version of "Witness" in which criminal has a partner inspired by "Witness" (Karl Fulves, 1992),
see also "Witness" (Karl Fulves, 1992)