Written by Joseph Barry, John Cottle

Work of Joseph Barry, John Cottle, Various

135 pages (Paperback), published by The Modus
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(74 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Issue Page Categories
Joseph Barry, John Cottle Welcome 1 3
Joseph Barry Echoed three progressively fairer locations of a cardInspired by 1 5
Joseph Barry Charlier Shuffle Key Placement 1 5
Sav The Worker Interview 1 6
Joseph Barry Impromptu Bug constructing bug/table-holdout for a card from card case 1 8
John Cottle Portable Bug hiding bug/table-holdout for a card at card case 1 8
Joseph Barry Another Stop Trick.. Really? spectator stops at card, its value is used to count down to selection, no set-up 1 9
Joseph Barry Red/Black Location using chunks of one color in shuffled deck 1 9
Joseph Barry Justin Higham 1 10
Justin Higham Illogical Revolve-Cut Production Related to
  • "Revolving Pass" (Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks, 1929)
  • "Flip-Oer Force No. 1" (Tony Kardyro, Kardyro's Kard Konjuring)
1 11
John Cottle Card at Date card fairly lost, appears at day of the month of birth, two handlingsInspired by 1 12
Joseph Barry No Thanks to Zarrow riffle cull without Zarrow or blocking offInspired by 1 13
Joseph Barry The Stacking Drill Related to 1 14
Joseph Barry, John Cottle Year One in Photos photos of Joseph Barry and John Cottle on conventions and magic meetings 1 16
Joseph Barry Casual Strip-Out Shuffle shuffle in hands, strip-out on table 1 18
Michael Weber, Joseph Barry A conversation with Michael Weber interview on persona, exposure, Charlie Miller, Ricky Jay 1 20
Michael Weber The Card Problem fairly removed card named by phoned person, strict conditions, posed as problem 1 22
Michael Weber Killer 21 performer repeatably wins despite shuffling and cutting 1 23
Joseph Barry The Modus Guide to Cards "What do your cards say about you?" 1 25
Joseph Barry Seal of Approval color of USPCC seal gives place of production 1 25
Joseph Barry Swivelosis cards apparently upjogged from various places, stripped out and given to spectator, actually order retainedInspired by
  • "Pseudo Swivel-Strip Shuffle" (Justin Higham)
1 26
Joseph Barry, John Cottle Welcome 2 3
Tom Rose Instant Cutting Production tabled, retains order 2 4
Justin Higham Self-Working Turnover Pass - Tabled Handling
- Swing-Cut Handling
- Stand-up Handling
2 6
Brad Hodgins, Ross Tayler Eagle Eye four-of-a-kind produced after spectator's shuffle, misspelled TaylorInspired by 2 10
Theodore Annemann Spectator Shuffles and Cuts Related to 2 10
Ross Tayler, Brad Hodgins Dead Aim performer cuts off named number of cards, four Aces produced, misspelled Taylor 2 13
John Cottle Target Practice shuffle tracking a (crimped) card, then dealing a good hand with it 2 14
Joseph Barry Flying with Balloons magician or spectator cuts to the acesInspired by
  • Marlo's methods in New Tops
2 17
Joseph Barry Fake Removal card apparently transferred from tabled packet and placed in left hand 2 17
John Cottle, Joseph Barry 2 Way Out two outs for lost selection 2 18
Joseph Barry Stuart's Strip Poker spectator thinks of card, shuffles and removes it, cards dealt and missing card completes straightInspired byRelated to 2 20
Luke Jermay, Joseph Barry Luke Jermay on creativity, NLP, card magic vs. mentalism, boredom, ethics & disclaimers 2 22
Luke Jermay Pick a Card Poker four chosen cards are shuffled into a poker handRelated to 2 29
Unknown Cull Stacking 2 29
Luke Jermay Four Card Blackjack Ten Card Poker style routine for Blackjack 2 30
Joseph Barry, John Cottle Welcome 3 3
Luke Jermay Two-Card Dowsing two card thought of, deck shuffled and cut into three piles, performer names pile and position of first selection, then position of second selection in full deck 3 4
Ross Tayler, Charlie Ordania One for the Boys #1 out-of-hand selection procedure with shuffling, spectator cuts and looks at card in packet, riskyRelated to 3 8
John Cottle, Ben Joffe Ice Cold Decks six gambling stacks for Texas Hold'em that can be cut, yet the dealer wins, for two, three, four or eight playersVariations 3 10
Joseph Barry, John Cottle 10 Commandments for Attending a Card Session 3 13
John Cottle How to Really Cheat at Cards discussion of several books on gambling 3 14
John Cottle (reviewer) The Expert at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase 3 15
John Cottle (reviewer) Scarne on Cards by John Scarne 3 15
John Cottle (reviewer) Phantoms of the Card Table by David Britland (written by Gazzo) 3 15
John Cottle (reviewer) K. C. Cards Co. Catalogue 3 16
John Cottle (reviewer) Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich 3 16
John Cottle (reviewer) Repeat Until Rich by Josh Axelrad 3 16
John Cottle (reviewer) Road Hustler by Robert Prus 3 17
John Cottle (reviewer) Gambling Scams by Darwin Ortiz 3 17
John Cottle (reviewer) Poker Protection by Steve Forte 3 17
Joseph Barry A Lie Detector Routine featuring a fair control sequence where the spectator cuts to a card and buries his pile 3 19
Gary Plants, Joseph Barry A Conversation with Gary Plants 3 20
Gary Plants Tips on Technique - Hand Position
- The Grip
- Rhythm is Everything!!
- How to Practice
3 27
Gary Plants Group Effort card named, spectators touch cards which are reversed and added up, at the total is found the named card when counted down in the deck 3 29
Gary Plants "This is Why I am Here" replacing glimpse after spectator's shuffle with set-up and shuffle strategyInspired by 3 30
John Cottle Border Control on using border-less cards, control, location, fingertip peek forceRelated to 3 32
Joseph Barry Turning Around & Going Home card chosen, four more cards named, they turn over cleanly, then all back except selection, using four 3/4 double backers 3 34
Edward Marlo Future Reverse 3 35
Joseph Barry The Psychological Spread Force cards fanned before the spectator's eyes 3 37
Joseph Barry, John Cottle Crossword crossword puzzle 3 38
Joseph Barry, John Cottle Welcome 4 3
Joseph Barry The Stacking Drill #2 pseudo stacking for Hold'em, chosen cards stacked, Full House received on flopRelated to 4 5
Jared Kopf, Joseph Barry Quick-Fire Questions with Jared Kopf 4 6
Jared Kopf Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind - Scenario One (overhand shuffle sequence)
- Scenario Two (tabled riffle shuffle sequence)
- Scenario Three (in-the-hands riffle shuffle sequence)
- Scenario Four (hindu shuffle sequence)
Inspired by 4 8
John Cottle, Joseph Barry 10 Commandments for Attending a Magic Convention 4 14
Derrick Chung Ice Cold Decks - Part 2 Hold'em stack to win with two to six playersInspired by 4 16
John Cottle Blankjack blank deck kickerInspired by
  • Luke Jermay routine
4 18
Steph Lacasse The Real Secrets of Card Trimming about Slim Card Co 4 20
Steph Lacasse Trimmers Explained... different types of trimmers and cutters
- Rotary Trimmer
- O'Hare Stripper Jig
- Negative Trimmer
- Lassen Trimmer
- Bushey Trimmer
- Corner Rounder
4 26
Steph Lacasse Strippers Stripped Bare... pros and cons
- Wedge Stripper (Tapered Deck)
- End Stripper
- Combination Wedge Stripper
- Shakeouts
- Belly Stripper
- N-Stripper (negative)
4 30
Ollie Mealing Persistence cards handed to performer while he is looking away, performer names cards, final phase with card in case, using Mickael Chatelain's "M-Case" 4 32
Justin Higham Double Shared Prophecy two spectators name a card each and stab a Joker in the deck, it ends up between the two named cardsInspired by
  • "Shared Prophecy" (Justin Higham, Prophecy Moves and Effects, 2012, p. 12)
4 34
Justin Higham Discrepant Dribble Force bold 4 36