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Jean Hugard Diachylon history and basic information, more sticky than rough-smooth 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 104
Eric C. Lewis King of Clubs "King of Clubs" forced and name of local club appears on backs of some cards 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Section "Summer Extra 1939") 409
Dr. L. Rothbart Coloroto four-of-a-kind changes front and back with partial rough-smooth technology 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 71) 481
Theodore Annemann The Roughened Card Formulae 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 71) 482
Unknown Infiltration 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 33
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue "Well, I'm D----d!" double facer and duplicate see also "FB Everywhere and Nowhere" (Frederick Braue, 1985) 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 5
Ned Rutledge Well, Well! face up ace should find spectator's card see also "My Friend, Tonto" (Ned Rutledge, 1967) 1945 My Best 31
J. B. Bobo A New Key Card single rough-smooth pair 1947 Watch This One! 31
Unknown Appendix A where to obtain roughing fluid 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Giant Monte odd-backed queen cannot be followed, changes in joker as kicker, partial rough-smooth inspired by "Coloroto" (Dr. L. Rothbart, 1939) 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 1
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Poker Hand Routine pair of deuces changes into Royal Flush, backs change as well, partial rough-smooth 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 3
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Restless Cards seven cards are shown, squared, then alternating face-up/face-down, repeated, partial rough-smooth 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 5
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Hallucination two spectators look at the same card which is placed on one hand, they have seen different cards and the card changed to a third one, suggested with Walt Disney cards 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 14
James G. Thompson Jr. Pocket Seance blank cards, name is divined and message appears 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 150) 601
Peter Warlock Rhinegold by spectator, with card stand and envelopes 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 180) 720
Edward Marlo Unknown - Effect No. 1 stop trick as prediction, several methods, some with roughed cards, impromptu double backer inspired by "The Telepathic Card" (Theodore Annemann & Unknown, 1940) 1951 Unknown 1
Edward Marlo Unknown - Effect No. 2 two selections appear at selected numbers up to ten, several methods, some with roughed cards, impromptu double backer 1951 Unknown 1
Edward Marlo Ambitious Card Routine roughed duplicate 1951 Unknown 11
Milbourne Christopher Postcard Prophesy chosen postcard is predicted, X on the back 1954 More One Man Mental Magic 12
Bob "Hardell" Ecklund Hardell's Three Card Monte with whole deck, duplicates, climax all three cards are the same 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 11) 8
George Armstrong Living or Dead? rough smooth cards 1960 Magic of the Mind 41
Edward Marlo Named Red Card in Black Packet solution to Miesel's problem inspired by "Named Red Card in Black Packet" (William P. Miesel, 1966) 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 51
Murry Graham Rough Smooth Card on Ceiling not-so-serious idea 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 71
James G. Thompson Jr. The "In" Card two cards, written on blank card, card stabbed in center 1967 Between Two Minds 19
Edward Marlo For the Informed card on deck is shown singly before and after transformation, three methods (tabled and ala Erdnase/Houdini Change) 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 13
Alton Sharpe The Flying Queens rough-smooth queens 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 94
Alan Shaxon By Popular Request! MC trick, spectator can decide who comes next, and what they have to do, forcing the program of the evening 1970 My Kind of Magic 68
Edward Marlo Let's Ambush and Kill "The Collectors" odd-backed collectors cards, rough-smooth, 3-way forcing deck 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 230
Edward Marlo Notes on a Miracle Kings are inserted next to Queens by spectator, ten methods (ungaffed, double facers, double backers, roughed) see also "A Good Number" (Edward Marlo, 1942) 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 265
Edward Marlo Those Wild, Wild Aces one red-backed AS, four blue-backed blank cards, condition reverses (red-backed blank card and all four blue aces), two methods inspired by "Marlo's Wild Card" (Edward Marlo, 1968) 1971 Those Wild, Wild Aces 1
Edward Marlo The Wild Deck "Bonus Effect", four aces removed from deck and changed to blank cards, then whole deck becomes blank 1971 Those Wild, Wild Aces 5
Ben Christopher* Unlimited Elevator four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King
- Impromptu Method
see also "Unmix Problem" (Karl Fulves, 1980),
varied by "Impromptu Unlimited" (Francis Haxton, 1973),
"Impromptu Unlimited" (Jack Avis, 1973),
"Impromptu Elevator" (Derek Dingle, 1973)
1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 567
Edward Marlo Success Story kings find queens, rough-smooth 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 37
Edward Marlo Signo-Transpo front and back signed card jumps from packet to packet, rough-smooth 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 55
Karl Fulves Rough Rider billet switch with cards and roughing fluid to switch billets 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 50
Karl Fulves Three In The Hand two card monte, third card appears, double facer openly shown as finale 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 42
Stewart Judah Six-Card Stunner prediction on blank card matches free choice of six inspired by "Pre-Cardiction" (Aldini, marketed by Joe Berg),
varied by "The Swinford Version" (Paul Swinford, 1975)
1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 844
Paul Swinford The Swinford Version prediction on blank card matches free choice of six inspired by "Six-Card Stunner" (Stewart Judah, 1975) 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 845
Peter Warlock Follow The Leader credit information, odd-backed version 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 11) 1050
Edward Marlo Unknown - Effect No. 1 stop trick as prediction, several methods, some with roughed cards, impromptu double backer inspired by "The Telepathic Card" (Theodore Annemann & Unknown, 1940) 1976 Early Marlo (Section "Oddity & Other Miracles") 112
Edward Marlo Unknown - Effect No. 2 two selections appear at selected numbers up to 10, several methods, some with roughed cards, impromptu double backer 1976 Early Marlo (Section "Oddity & Other Miracles") 112
Edward Marlo Ambitious Card Routine roughed duplicate 1976 Early Marlo (Section "Oddity & Other Miracles") 128
Edward Marlo more mental reverses methods 4, 5, 6 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 64
Sam Leo Horowitz Five-Card Brainwave two poker hands dealt, one card chosen, when re-dealt, this card reverses itself, two phases, double backers and rough-smooth see also "The Self Reversing Cards" (1938) 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 14
Philip T. Goldstein Back Gammon packet all backs, changing back kicker see also "Back Gammon" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1985) 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 597
Philip T. Goldstein Prints Charming three cards, hand acts as a printing press 1978 Notions 6
Unknown Ash Vanish cigar/cigarette ashes on back of card for impromptu rough and smooth work 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 170
Edward Marlo An Approach to D.F. Aces deal 4 aces face down, yet they are double facers, roughed 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 172
Mike Caveney The Homing Card Comes Home four jumbo cards turn into blank cards on by one 1981 Magicomedy 77
Philip T. Goldstein New Wave spectator reverses one of five ESP cards, same is reversed in packet in envelope 1982 shuffled lecture 3
Philip T. Goldstein Prints Charming three cards, hand acts as a printing press 1982 shuffled lecture 5
Philip T. Goldstein New Wave spectator reverses one of five ESP cards, same is reversed in packet in envelope 1982 12/12 1
Thomas Alan Waters & Bob Hummer Grayze divination of a card, five cards on the table, covered with a handkerchief see also Bob Hummer's "The Magic Carpet" in Karl Fulves " Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets" p.25. 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test") 420
Thomas Alan Waters Tricessive one behind triple prediction, ESP Symbol, vowels and one of five cards 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Psychl") 483
Basil Horwitz ESP Mindreading Plus Mindcontrol spectator divines ESP card of other spectator 1984 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 20
Randy Wakeman Randy gets Rough on Hofzinser deck cut in three piles, top of each becomes selection, everywhere nowhere, based on Marlo's "'Tis Rough on Hofzinser" (Ibidem) 1985 Formula One Close-Up 27
Thomas Alan Waters Spywave word and alphabet cards, word is selected and fitting letters reverse in alphabet deck inspired by "Spyhole" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1982) 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mystyx") 694
Philip T. Goldstein Rackjobber 1985 FISM Madrid 1985 4
Philip T. Goldstein Back Gammon packet all backs, changing back kicker see also "Back Gammon" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1978) 1985 FISM Madrid 1985 6
Unknown Scott's Rough recipe for roughing fluid 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 19
Frederick Braue FB Everywhere and Nowhere joker put in case, then selection found several times and put in glass, they change into indifferent cards and cased card is selection (1944) see also ""Well, I'm D----d!"" (Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue, 1942) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 3
Juan Tamariz Roughing Method 4&4 1988 The Magic Way 175
Aldini & Joe Berg Explanation of "Super Roughing" Not covering entire surface with roughing fluid, so can easily split the cards up (reprinted from "Rough Stuff" by Joe Berg and Aldini) 1988 Roughingly Yours 6
Aldini How to Apply Roughing Fluid 1988 Roughingly Yours 6
Aldini Roughly Ambitious Ambitious Card routine with packet of twenty cards 1988 Roughingly Yours 7
Aldini Monte Aces Aces travel from packet to packet 1988 Roughingly Yours 8
Aldini & Bruce Florek The Transverse Travelers Ace Assembly with odd backed Aces 1988 Roughingly Yours 9
Aldini Roughly Wild Wild Card 1988 Roughingly Yours 11
Aldini Lie Detector Deck 1988 Roughingly Yours 12
Aldini Slate-O-Vision ESP card prediction, cards clipped on slate 1988 Roughingly Yours 14
Aldini Cardincidence Card freely chosen from packet of blue cards matches card chosen from red packet 1988 Roughingly Yours 16
Aldini Aces on Stand Ace assembly with cards propped on easel 1988 Roughingly Yours 18
Aldini ESP-GONE Selected ESP card in packet of give ESP cards turns blank 1988 Roughingly Yours 20
Edward Marlo Invisible Thought Transfer card thought of from 10 card packet vanishes, reappears in odd-backed deck, partial roughing, three methods 1989 So Soon? 36
Alex Elmsley Rough Tracker edge marked and roughed locator card 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 370
Philip T. Goldstein Digression: Concealed Cards rough-smooth marking method (through handkerchief) 1991 Thavant 12
Frederick Braue Card to Wallet duplicate 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 18
Edward Marlo Roughed Think Ace named ace is reversed and odd-backed, double-enders, rough-smooth 1993 The Olram File (Issue 13) 13
Thomas Alan Waters Heartbreaker name prediction, cards with half hearts and half names are selected and a name is build, first published in "Genii" Vol. 54, No. 5, 1991 inspired by "Half and Half" (Stewart James, 1941) 1993 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Magazine Miscellanea") 465
Karl Fulves Motion Mate eight card packet, card selected, mate rises out of packet in card case 1996 New Card Rises 19
Basil Horwitz £100 Challenge Mind Control Test cards from red and blue deck match, red/blue double backer 1997 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 4 54
Wittus Witt The Smoke Frame selected queen appears in frame 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 219
Davide Costi & René Lavand Three Card Monte 2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 80
David Solomon Double Open Open Prediction effect with two cards predicted correctly 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 101
Tom Stone Among the Mad Men odd-backed handling for Daryl's "Jolly Jumping Jokers" 2010 Vortex 53
Patrick Lehnen InkOgnito signature is taken off the card and replaced finally the card and the deck turn into blank cards and back to a normal deck again, blank card 2013 Lecture Notes 19
Jim Abrahams & Patrick Lehnen Signatory Piece the magician's writing (phone number) travels on the back of other cards and ends up on signed selection 2013 Lecture Notes 25
Helder Guimarães The Solo Act 1. Triumph
2. Anti-Oil and Water
3. Kings Production
Finale - Cards to New Deck Order
2015 The Veriloquent 35
John Guastaferro Flash Pocket spectator hold one four-of-a-kind 2017 En Route 77