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Professor Hoffmann Concealing the Cause 1876 Modern Magic 69
Professor Hoffmann Card Tricks without Apparatus, and chiefly dependent upon Sleight of Hand - Advice to the Neophyte
- The Conjurer's "Patter"
1889 Tricks with Cards 99
Professor Hoffmann Card tricks with Apparatus, or requiring Special Cards introduction 1889 Tricks with Cards 136
August Roterberg On Display of Skill 1897 New Era Card Tricks 31
S. W. Erdnase Primary Accomplishments false shuffling and cutting 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 21
S. W. Erdnase Uniformity of Action 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Display of Ability 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase Greatest Single Accomplishment bottom dealing 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase The Player without an Ally 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 109
S. W. Erdnase Card Tricks 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 171
T. Nelson Downs Flourishes and Fancy Sleights with Cards comments and what cards to use
- The Cards
1909 The Art of Magic 17
John Northern Hilliard Card Tricks involving Sleight of Hand 1909 The Art of Magic 52
Charles T. Jordan On Routining performing tricks in which the previous trick sets up the next 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 13
Victor Farelli Five Points Some tips on card magic and how to study the book 1936 "Lend Me Your Pack" 10
Victor Farelli Almost in Confidence How should cards be handled while seated at the card table 1936 "Lend Me Your Pack" 32
Unknown The Perpetual Almanac or Gentleman Soldier's Prayer Book story 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 374
Unknown The Master of the Playing Cards brief history & information about playing cards see also "First Draft: The Master of the Playing Cards" (John Northern Hilliard, 1994) 1938 Greater Magic 1
John Northern Hilliard Cards. The Best Kind to Use 1938 Greater Magic 164
John Northern Hilliard A Few Words Anent the Joker uses of joker in pack 1938 Greater Magic 241
John Northern Hilliard Card Tricks with Apparatus and in Combination with Other Objects some observations 1938 Greater Magic 499
Charles Hopkins 1 - Card correctly identified, but slips out of control. Use of peeks, cut / pass to re-establish control. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 19
Charles Hopkins 2 - Identification correct, but placement for climax is wrong. For counting / spelling tricks (double/triple lifts, pilot card technique) see also "25 - The "Pilot Card"." (Charles Hopkins, 1940) 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 19
Charles Hopkins 3 - Incorrect identification of selection card. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 20
Charles Hopkins 4 - Card lost before identification. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 21
Charles Hopkins 5 - The selector forgets what his card was. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 21
Charles Hopkins 6 - When they refuse to tell. How to deal with "You are doing the trick... you tell me!" 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 23
Charles Hopkins 7 - For the extreme "hold out". Extreme cases where audience will not name their selected card 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 23
Charles Hopkins 12 - To meet an absolute refusal to tell. Using the 220 Count method see also "43 - The "220 Count"." (Charles Hopkins, 1940) 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 26
Unknown 16 - The "Crimp" as a Locator. Uses for corner crimp 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 31
Charles Hopkins 22 - Out-in-the-open changes. Using top/bottom changes, or double lifts 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 38
Charles Hopkins 24 - Using "locators" for "outs". Use of short cards, scraped/nicked edges 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 39
Charles Hopkins Methods For Counting And Spelling Effects How to deal with errors in counting/spelling tricks 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 39
Unknown 26 - New start from wrong turn-up. An out if the card turned up at the end of count/spell is wrong 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 41
Charles Hopkins 27 - The "220 Count" as an "out". Mentions the 220 Count see also "43 - The "220 Count"." (Charles Hopkins, 1940) 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 42
Charles Hopkins 28 - In performer's pocket. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 43
Charles Hopkins 29 - Pocket index. Mentions pocket index gimmick in Jinx magazine, No. 82, p. 528, Pocket Prophecies. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 43
Charles Hopkins 30 - Card in wallet. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 44
Charles Hopkins 33 - When force is missed. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 46
Charles Hopkins 34 - Confusion as to suit and values. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 47
Charles Hopkins 35 - Spectator's mind a complete blank. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 48
Charles Hopkins 36 - Controlled returns. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 53
Charles Hopkins 37 - Use of "Locators". Short cards, nicked edges, scraped edges, crimps 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 54
Charles Hopkins 44 - Pre-Arrangements. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 61
Charles Hopkins 45 - Look for informal "readers". Check for telltale nicks/dirt/scrapes on cards 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 63
Charles Hopkins 48 - Secret reflectors. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 66
Charles Hopkins 49 - Wide and narrow decks. 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 67
Charles Hopkins 50 - The indexed pocket deck again. Mentions 1939 Summer issue of The Jinx 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 67
Charles Hopkins Special Decks On Taps 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 73
Paul Curry Thar She Blows! presentation idea for revealing a card also published as "A Card Revelation Tip" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 129) 520
Arthur H. Buckley Foreword to the Chapter Three - Card Magic 1948 Principles and Deceptions 139
Sam Leo Horowitz A Matter of Miracles "complete your effect with no moves, then you have a miracle" 1949 Controlled Miracles 4
Bill Simon Handling 1952 Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Unprepared Cards 1952 Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Poker Cards vs. Bridge Cards 1952 Effective Card Magic 24
Bill Simon Shuffles and Cuts 1952 Effective Card Magic 175
Charlie Miller Card Tricks comment 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 66
Charlie Miller Intrigue Tricks 1967 Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 21
David Bendix & Jon Racherbaumer The Satiricon - Cardmanship
- Footnote to Ferris
- Mirabile Dictu (joke description)
- Excerpt from a Dialogue Overheard at a Convention (Racherbaumer)
1969 Hierophant (Issue 1) 31
David Bendix & Jon Racherbaumer The Satiricon - Lester Overton: Tragic Hero (Bendix)
- Excerpt from the Adventures of Harry Inane (Racherbaumer)
1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 79
Jon Racherbaumer Estimations - Albert Goshman: Boob on the Tube?
- Last Word on the Fields' Book
- 13 Ways of Looking at Criticism
- An Open Letter to Nick Trost
- Vernon, Gibson, and Sharpe
1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 84
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Card Problems translated by Bob Woodward
1. Choice Of Color
2. Changing Ace
3. Card To Pocket
4. The Secret King Of Spades
5. The Five Changing Cards
for corrected translation see reference
varied by "Card Problems" (Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, 1970) 1970 Epilogue (Issue 9) 72
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Card Problems translation by Bob Woodward, corrected by Reinhard Müller
1. Choice Of Color
2. Changing Aces
3. Card To Cigar-Case
4. The Secret King Of Spades
5. The Five Changing Cards
6. Carte Blanche (The Blank Card)
7. The Magic Ring
8. Strange Coincidence
9. Card and Bank-Note
10. Card And Handkerchief
see also "Card Problems" (Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, 1971) 1970 Epilogue (Issue 10) 78
David Bendix & Jerry Printz The Satiricon - La Fleury, Pagan Cardicienne
- Dove Droppings from all Over
- Ask the Millwright
1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 127
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Card Problems 11. Card And Watch
12. The Magic Separation
13. The Flower Puzzle
14. The Toss Of The Cards
15. Rubezahl
16. The Visiting Card
17. The Game Of The Lansquenets
18. The Mysterious Card
see also "Card Problems" (Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, 1970) 1971 Epilogue (Issue 11) 86
David Bendix & Jon Racherbaumer The Satiricon - Further Cardmanship - part two
- Publisher's Postscript: A Riposte Rather than a Rip-off
1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 260
Philip T. Goldstein "Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks ...and Some for Those Who Do!" on (un)importance of method vs effect, sleight-of-hand vs gimmick, four basic elements of method:
1. Natural Law Disguised
2. Secret Activity
3. Secretly Prepared Materials
4. Psychology
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 1
Philip T. Goldstein On Pick-a-Card Tricks 1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 2
Faucett Ross Some Great Card Classics Faucett describes his favorite card classics 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 194
Jerry Andrus General Comments Magic, Misdirection and Complexicology
Duplicate What You Pretend
Secret Maneuvers
Does It Look Suspicious
Card Control
Sleightly Chronological
Personal Predjudices
How To Use This Book
Illustrations and Angles
Misc. Remarks
Extra Curricular Comments
1976 Andrus Card Control 13
Al Mann A Tractate on Fabulous Card Effects for the Mentalist - The Pros and Cons
- Do's and Don'ts
1976 The Third Ecstasy 1
David Berglas Card Magic general remarks on cards and magic 1976 The David Berglas File No. 1 33
Karl Fulves Fail/Safing The Experts how to practice something for fooling experts with it, example sleeving 1977 Impromptu Holdouts 16
Karl Fulves A word about small packet tricks 1978 Transpo Trix 43
Karl Fulves How To Invent Card Stuff Trick Brain type lists 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 22) 86
Karl Fulves The Gambler's Third Lesson introduction, On presenting Gambling Material 1979 Gambler's Third Lesson 1
Richard Kaufman Introduction chapter intro to Stand-up Card Magic 1979 CardMagic 142
Father Cyprian The Poetry of Magic - Interest
- Clarity
- Involvement of the Spectator
1980 The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 78
Andrew Galloway Misdirection as Applied to Card Magic 1980 Diverting Card Magic 7
Richard Kaufman In Addition on pass and gaffs 1981 Cardworks 164
Karl Fulves Establishing Shots enhancing the initial conditions 1981 Milennium Aces 16
Karl Fulves Pass Partout system of notation 1981 Milennium Aces 50
Daryl Martinez In Praise of the Lowly Flourish essay 1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 5
Bobby Bernard Just a Thought on the "Charlie Chaplin Shuffle" How Bobby uses a false shuffle done by Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush, same thinking as Ron "Ravelli" Wohl see also "The Charlie Chaplin False Shuffle" (Roberto Giobbi, 2016) 1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 84
Jon Racherbaumer Technical Touches 1982 Card Finesse 64
Ross Bertram Little Things Mark the Professional 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram It Pays Off 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 251
Frederick Braue Effective Card Routine list of effects for stand-up without requiring selection 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 21
Charlie Miller Audience Tricks Nominated by Charles Miller see following tricks, also tricks nominated by Senor Maldo 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 28
Jamy Ian Swiss Price Tags leaving price tag on card case 1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 2) 18
Darwin Ortiz Introductory Comments chapter intro for "Card Table Artifice" 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 17
Darwin Ortiz Introductory Comments chapter intro for "Legerdemain" 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 80
Jon Racherbaumer In Spades "A Clean, Well-Lighted Close-up Pad", fiction 1990 The Olram File (Issue 1) 11
Doc Eason Elements of Bar Magic 1990 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 6
Jon Racherbaumer In Spades - Perhaps it was a dream? fiction 1991 The Olram File (Issue 6) 16
Jon Racherbaumer No Access rants 1991 The Olram File (Issue 8) 9
Jon Racherbaumer Cosmic Cardman's Handback poetry 1991 The Olram File (Issue 8) 16
Jack Carpenter & Stephen Hobbs Thoughts on Card Cheating An Essay with Examples 1992 Modus Operandi 141
Jon Racherbaumer In Spades rants 1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 6
Stephen Hobbs A Note on Credits and Sleights 1992 Modus Operandi v
Frederick Braue On Practicing Sleights 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 14
Edward Marlo Retro-Look session notes by Marlo 1993 The Olram File (Issue 15) 7
Edward Marlo & John Scarne Scarne Review Marlo's comments on John Scarne's appearance on the "Jack Paar Show" (July 1961) 1993 The Olram File (Issue 15) 12
Jon Racherbaumer In Spades comments about sessioning 1993 The Olram File (Issue 16) 16
Al Smith A Musing "Some thoughts on cards", on card magic & practicing 1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 4) 2
John Northern Hilliard First Draft: The Master of the Playing Cards see also "The Master of the Playing Cards" (1938) 1994 More Greater Magic 1116
Karl Fulves Rome and Juliet Theme making drawing over two cards, presentation idea 1994 Crooked Tales 46
Roberto Giobbi The Art of Performing Magic with Cards - A Personal Note
- How to Get the Most from this Book
- The Best Way to Learn from this Book
- A Comment on the Illustrations
- On the Terminology
- Thinking Beyond What is Immediately Required
- Art and Expression in the Handling of Cards
- How Much Theory is Necessary?
- The Path of the Master
1995 Card College - Volume 1 1
Roberto Giobbi A Brief History of Playing Cards 1995 Card College - Volume 1 5
Roberto Giobbi Instruments and Tools The Hands
- Hand Care
The Playing Cards
- Card Decks
- Card Size
- The Finish
- Face and Back Designs
- The Card Case
- Treating the Cards
- General Remarks
The Close-up Pad
- Pad Size
- Material
- Color
1995 Card College - Volume 1 8
Chad Long Quick Thoughts... restaurant work, tips, unintentional glimpse 1995 The Lost Cheesy Notebooks - Volume Two 20
Karl Fulves Practice Is Perfect on practicing 1995 Setting Up Exercises 2
Karl Fulves What This Is Not pseudo/fake vs. real methods, brief explanation of stacking with transfer cuts 1995 Setting Up Exercises 2
Karl Fulves Prelude music analogy 1995 Setting Up Exercises 107
Unknown The Study of Card Conjuring Choosing Material, Studying, Training Techniques 1996 Card College - Volume 2 476
Tommy Wonder Counting Cards, Unnatural Rhythms and Other Problems - When Counting is Better
- Not Always the Best Solution
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 97
Michael Close On Sleights - It Starts with a Letter
- The Big Question
1996 Workers Number 5 59
Tom Stone Pipedream NO. 2: Backstage with a Cardician presentation idea 1996 The Warpsmith Returns 38
Karl Fulves Scarne's Secret intro about Scarne's riffle culling and on the nature of riffle shuffle work with analogies 1996 Blocking Off 1
Karl Fulves Gambler's Den chapter intro, on gambling demonstrations 1996 Blocking Off 174
Roberto Giobbi Outs for Disasters and Disturbances - Disasters
- Disturbances from the Audience
- Conclusion
- Recommended Reading
1996 Card College - Volume 2 461
Roberto Giobbi The Study of Card Conjuring - Choosing, Sifting and Collecting Material
- Studying a Card Trick
- General Remarks
- Accessories
- Training Techniques
- Concluding Remarks
- Recommended Reading
1996 Card College - Volume 2 476
Ken Krenzel Magical Magic essay on hands-off magic 1997 Ingenuities vii
Roberto Giobbi Words for Enthusiasts - An Enticement to the Introduction
- Contents
- What Is in These Books?
- The Principle of Reading Satisfaction
- Principles Rather than Techniques
- The Study
- Trust
- Intellect, Intuition and Inspiration in Practice
- The Sensuality of Card Magic
- Gestalt
- What Else?
- The Prop as Instrument
- Simplicity
- Selecting the Right Trick
- The Iceberg
- The Secret
1998 Card College - Volume 3 495
Roberto Giobbi The Structure of Magic 2000 Card College - Volume 4 1057
Barry Price Introduction essay on palming 2000 Palming: For The Terrified iii
Jan Isenbart The World's Greatest Card Trick 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 77
Paul Curry A Card Revelation Tip pretending to find the wrong card, first in "The Phoenix" No. 129, 1947 also published as "Thar She Blows!" (Paul Curry, 1947) 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 273
Darwin Ortiz Showing or Hiding Skill 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 211
John Carney The Classic Pass and Other Myths - Our Man Erdnase
- The Big Picture
- Focus, Misdirection, and Punctuation
2002 The Book of Secrets 232
Ron Bauer Sleight-of-Hand with Cards 2002 Fair & Sloppy 1
David Berglas The Berglas Effect - Any Card at Any Number
- Jazz Magic
- A Foundation For Miracles
- The Bridge
- Expect the Unexpected
- The Psychology of Numbers
- On Stage
- Pointing the Effect
- A Different Presentation
- Sheer Devilment
- An Interlude
- In Conclusion
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 527
Roberto Giobbi Lines and Bits: Humorous and Practical - General Considerations on the Use of Jokes and Lines
- Humor for Various Situations
2003 Card College - Volume 5 1385
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #12: Five Card Mental Farce From Genii 2004 Random Acts of Magic 345
Wesley James Anthropomorphization of Playing Cards 2004 Enchantments 105
Wesley James Mental Magic chapter introduction 2004 Enchantments 409
Wesley James Why Not? chapter intro, on using gaffs 2004 Enchantments 445
Wesley James Breaking In the Cards 2004 Enchantments 475
Karl Fulves Definition of "Move" 2007 Word Play 58
Bill Abbott Cards on Stage - My Approach
- The Islands
- Selection of Material
- The Environment
- Originality
- It is not what you do, but how you do it.
- Stories
- Transitions & Down Time
- "A Regular Pack Of Cards"
- Instant Applause
- Opening with The Question
- Closing
2008 Cabaret Card Magic 7
Hector Chadwick Playing Cards in Mentalism A short dissertation on the justification of their use. 2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 81
Bill Abbott The Art of Cocktail Magic performing in cocktail situations 2008 Cocktail Card Magic 7
Benjamin Earl The Big Question bordered or non-bordered cards 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 7
Benjamin Earl The Rub of the Green on the presentation of gambling demonstrations 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 16
Ramón Riobóo The Difficult, the Improbable, and the Impossible essay 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 252
Roberto Giobbi List of Operating Principles in Card Magic 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Jan 18") 22
Roberto Giobbi The Card Expert card plots 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "May 12") 143
Benjamin Earl Out of Touch - Out of Date "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion see also "Out of sight - out of mind" (Dai Vernon, 1960) 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Benjamin Earl Spell This S...H...I...T... "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Jack "Juicy" Broad You Don't Know Jack on gambling 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 14
Christoph Borer 2. Was ist eine psychologische Force? 2010 Aspekte der psychologischen Force 1
Roberto Giobbi Thoughts on Controls long essay on controlling selections, p. 43-117 2012 Confidences 43
Roberto Giobbi Delayed Performance tip on structure 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 21
Dan Buck & Dave Buck Magic or Real idea of suggesting skill as modus operandi instead of magic 2014 Card Men 41
Justin Higham Improvisation Through Ignorance - The KOSBE System in Action 2014 The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 27
Helder Guimarães The Other Side of Playing Cards using playing cards for magic see also "Card Tricks, Beer and Orange Juice: Denis and Pit Think Out Loud" (Denis Behr & Pit Hartling, 2015) 2015 The Veriloquent 29
Helder Guimarães A Few Lies You Should Know facts and pseudo-facts about playing cards 2015 The Veriloquent 59
Pit Hartling On free choices 2016 In Order to Amaze 148
Dave Buck & Elliott Terral In Pursuit of Aesthetic Beauty - Composition
- Shibumi
- Conclusion
- Suggested Reading
2016 Quarterly (Section "4 (Summer 2016)") 5
Joseph Barry Seal of Approval color of USPCC seal gives place of production 2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 25
Roberto Giobbi Intriguing Object dressed-up folded card 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Jan 21") 25
Roberto Giobbi 500* Decks a Year presentational idea 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Jan 22") 26
Roberto Giobbi The Deck That Remembers idea for a plot 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Mar 6") 70
Roberto Giobbi A Knot in a Handkerchief tying a deck into a handkerchief, what now? 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Mar 8") 72
Roberto Giobbi The Thousand Dollar Card Trick presentational idea 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Mar 24") 88
Roberto Giobbi Hofzinser's Glove presentational idea 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Mar 26") 90
Roberto Giobbi To Sign Or Not To Sign 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Apr 3") 98
Roberto Giobbi Jinxed Cards presentational idea 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Apr 19") 114
Roberto Giobbi Decks From Around the World presentational idea 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Apr 22") 117
Roberto Giobbi Jokers, Jokers, Jokers presentational ideas 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Apr 26") 121
Roberto Giobbi & Karrell Fox & Jerry Andrus Card Configuration using cards to make interesting designs 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "May 24") 148
Roberto Giobbi Tube of Truth rolling a card or something else into a tube and doing something with it 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "May 26") 150
Roberto Giobbi & Walter Scott Blind Phantom dealing under newspaper 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "June 28") 186
Roberto Giobbi 52! = 8.07 x 1067 as presentational hook 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "July 20") 208
Roberto Giobbi In Search of Yourself presentational idea, The Card That Finds Itself 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "July 25") 213
Roberto Giobbi & Persi Diaconis Shuffle Statistics as presentational hook 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "July 29") 217
Roberto Giobbi Card Codes presentational idea 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Aug 1") 220
Roberto Giobbi Nomen Est Omen names that have been given to cards (curse of Scotland), presentational idea 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Aug 3") 222
Roberto Giobbi Nomen Est Omen Plus giving cards names, presentational idea 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Aug 4") 223
Roberto Giobbi Timeline idea for card intro see also "The Endless Loop" (Roberto Giobbi, 2003) 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Aug 15") 235
Roberto Giobbi Wild Wild West presentational idea, using western-type cards 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Aug 17") 237
Bob Farmer Back to the Future trick introduction 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Sep 8") 259
Roberto Giobbi Missing in Action why cards could be missing in the deck 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Sep 17") 268
Roberto Giobbi Overhandling the Cards 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Oct 20") 301
Roberto Giobbi Isolating the Deck staging ideas 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Oct 29") 310
Roberto Giobbi Change Plane doing selection with faces towards spectator 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Nov 3") 316
Roberto Giobbi Cards as Objects 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Nov 6") 319
Roberto Giobbi Guarantee Card 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Nov 13") 326
Roberto Giobbi Card Tricks for Women list, quote from Expert Card Technique 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Nov 25") 338
Roberto Giobbi & Jean Hugard Giving a Reason for the Use of Certain Cards 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Dec 15") 358
Roberto Giobbi To Justify a Packet 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Dec 27") 371
Roberto Giobbi Chapter 1: The Standup Card Conjurer - Rules Are Guidelines
- The Standup Card Conjurer
- Definition
- Formal Elements
- The Fascination of Standup Magic
- History
2016 Standup Card Magic 1
Roberto Giobbi Selecting Tricks - What Is the Effect?
- Simple and Clear
- Cards as Objects
- Openers
2016 Standup Card Magic 9
Roberto Giobbi & Juan Tamariz How to Make the Invisible Visible - Jumbo Indices, Giant Cards and Hybrids
- Professional Card Stands
- Improvised Card Stands
- The Tamariz Shadow Rule
- The Spectator Shows a Card
2016 Standup Card Magic 12
Roberto Giobbi Déjà vu "Card Routines from Other Books by Roberto Giobbi That Are Suitable for Parlor and Stage"
- Card College 1-5
- Light Trilogy
- Confidences
- The Art of Switching Decks
2016 Standup Card Magic 267
Benjamin Earl Notes - Removing the Aces
- Losing the Aces
- Finding the Aces
2017 Less is More 11
Benjamin Earl Chapter Four Summary 2017 Less is More 126
Benjamin Earl Real Ace Cutting: exploring realism, rhythm and nuance thoughts on cutting four aces from a shuffled deck
- Technical Notes
- Performance Notes
also published as "Real Ace Cutting" (Benjamin Earl, 2014) 2017 Less is More 129
Ryan Plunkett & Michael Feldman Stay Stack: An Introduction Describing the basics of Stay Stacks 2017 A New Angle 60
Paul Vigil Transposition vs. Transformation & Visual Changes 2017 The Doors of Deception 102