Written by Steve Beam

Work of Steve Beam

256 pages (Hardcover), published by Trapdoor Productions
Illustrated with drawings by Steve Beam.
Language: English

(144 entries)


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Steve Beam Introduction 11
Steve Beam How to Read This Book 14
Steve Beam The Rolly Polly Controlly chapter intro 17
Steve Beam The Rolly Polly Controlly deck is cut in several pieces and reassembled, oddity
- The Rollout
- The Rollup
- Mat Less Handling
Steve Beam Rolly Polly Goalie two ways of tabled false cut, multiple packets, some face-up and some face down
- The Leapfrog
Steve Beam Utility Cutter cutting six piles, three face up and three face down with the Rolly Polly Controlly, knowing how many cards are face up, as a control 21
Marty Kane Mirakill based in the Utility Cutter 22
Steve Beam, Scott Robinson Around the World spectator separates deck into red and black by cutting face up and face down packets, with the Rolly Polly Controlly 23
Steve Beam The Paddlewheel one card location, using the Rolly Polly Controlly 26
Steve Beam The Spring Roll one card location, using the Rolly Polly Controlly as key card placement 27
Steve Beam Rolled Derby placement for three key cards, Rapid Rollup 28
Steve Beam Negotiating Free Shows humorous article, continues on page 91 30
Steve Beam Telephone Tricks chapter intro 33
Doug Canning Excalibur thought of card, spectator has to do some spelling and performer can divine card over phoneRelated to
  • Ramón Riobóo's "The Mystery of the Kabbala" in Rafael Benatar's "Sleight of Phone"
  • "Montgomery's Ward" in "The James File" p. 1190.
Lewis Jones Close Call one card divination over phone 37
Marty Kane Survivor TV Series with sixteen cardsInspired byRelated to
  • Marty Kane's "Jack Queen King Ace Card Trick" in Peter Duffie's "Virtual Magic"
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Telephony with deck and three diceInspired byRelated to 40
Steve Beam With Apologies to Jeff Foxworthy... You Might Be a Magician from the South If: humorous article 42
Steve Beam Prediction Effects chapter intro 45
Tony Griffith Rainbow Prediction birthday theme, prediction joker, card and also back, rainbow deck 46
R. Paul Wilson Hexadiction predicting 6 cards with the Queen of Clubs 48
R. Paul Wilson, Frank Thompson, Edward Marlo The Blink Force 48
Phil Ogden Open Prediction spectator first selects several cards and from them one final card which matches prediction 50
Steve Beam Killer Prediction 51
Steve Beam Fifth Incantation cards with other cards written on the back, single card predictionRelated to 52
Rajneesh Madhok Reading the Future 54
Steve Beam Counter Measures chapter intro 57
Steve Beam Killer Count method to false count packet as wished number, with Hamman Count
- Variation #1 - Even Cards
- Variation #2 - Even Cards
- Variation #3 - Beamsley Count
- Large Numbers
Doug Canning Boomerang spectator names number, performer cuts one cards less and selection is on top of reminder 60
Unknown Slip Cut 60
Brother John Hamman The Hamman Switch 61
Steve Beam Counterweight multiphase routine, ending with 51 on 1 card gag 61
Steve Beam Eye Contact spectator names selection, performer divines position and cuts to the card, Killer Count 62
Steve Beam Flash Memorization apparently deck is memorized, spectator names a number and card at position is revealed by performer, Killer Count 63
Steve Beam Cold Cuts shuffle tracking presentation, Ace and number is named and found at position 64
Steve Beam Overheard at the IRS Audit of a Magician humorous article 65
Steve Beam, Marty Kane, Doug Canning, Mick Ayres, Rajneesh Madhok The Lack of a Picture is Worth... humorous article 66
Steve Beam Gambling Tricks chapter intro 69
Lewis Jones Lucky, Lucky, Lucky prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until selection appears, as bar betInspired byVariations 70
Steve Beam To Memorize or Not to Memorize on the question of memorized decks 72
Steve Beam Odd Man In with blank cards, as a bar bet trickInspired by 73
Jerry Sadowitz Slip-Jog as a control 74
Reinhard Müller Flip-Flop Poker using the Müller-Flop, packets are turned over and card selected, card next to selection are all high cards of same suit, selection transform to form a Royal Flush 76
Reinhard Müller Three-Deal Royal Flush different method for Flip-Flop Poker 77
Steve Beam The Curiouser Count chapter intro 81
Steve Beam The Curiouser Count versatile variation of the Curious CountInspired byRelated to 82
Steve Beam Even Curiouser Count with single cards, pairs and triplets, broken count forceRelated to 85
Steve Beam The Fabulous Four Card Prediction five cards as a prediction, spectator can remove any of the five cards, selection is found at total of the four cards 86
Steve Beam The Fantastic Four Card Prediction total of four selected cards lead to selection 89
Steve Beam Curiouser Count Epilog more ideas on the Curiouser CountRelated to 92
Steve Beam Impossible Locations chapter intro 95
Mick Ayres Mr. Clean selection found at total of two cards 96
Unknown All Around Square-Up Glimpse 96
Unknown Spectator's Ose False Cut without creditsRelated to 96
R. Paul Wilson Slider spectator cuts to remember a card, groups of cards are shown to spectator and card can be found, using the Slider move 97
Steve Beam Piling On multiple key cards 99
Lewis Jones Son of the 21 Card Trick three piles 100
Steve Beam Total Chaos selection ends up on total of freely named numbers, humorous presentation 101
Steve Beam Exhumation spectator cuts to card, which leads to selection, two methods 102
Steve Beam The Caviar Location two cards are found, not entire deck usedInspired by 104
Steve Beam Macho Magician Alternatives to Watching the Super Bowl humorous article 106
Steve Beam Meet the Eliminator and the Exterminator Matsuayama Force for more than two variables (Eliminator) and forcing specific locations (Exterminator)
- The Matsuyama Principle
- Fourmat (Doug Canning)
- Editorial
- The Eliminator
- The Exterminator
Related to 109
David Solomon One Man's Search for Meaning two packets are dealt through to build card, remaining two cards are added and formed card is found at exact position in deck 112
David Solomon Even More Meaning two packets are dealt through to build card, remaining two cards are added and formed card is found at exact position in deck 113
Steve Beam Four Gone Conclusion card is constructed by using the Eliminator, card is missing in the deck and found in case, message on JokerRelated to 114
Steve Beam Deal of Fourtune card is formed with the Eliminator and then found at total of two cut packets 116
Steve Beam Fourplay prediction in envelope, card is formed with the Eliminator, both remaining cards match, one in value and one in suit 117
Steve Beam Diamonds are Fourever constructed card is found at total off two packets, using the EliminatorRelated to 119
Steve Beam Singularities chapter intro 123
Dominique Duvivier Persi De D three selections are lost, three random cards are shown to each spectator which eventually transform into selectionsInspired by 124
Dominique Duvivier Duvivier Double Undercut 127
R. Paul Wilson All That Jazz number of card stopped at is counted from deck to find selection, flexible method 132
Allan Slaight Castor & Pollux Geminii Twins variation 134
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Double Digit Inflation using the Tent Prediction as a two-way outInspired by 135
Mick Ayres Calculated Risk number is formed with calculator, cards are mixed and match the total, using A Swindle of Sorts 138
Lewis Jones The Scorpion chosen card to card case, lap switch 139
Andy Hurst That's the Ticket theater tickets, prediction of chosen seat 141
Chastain Criswell Defaced head of joker is moved on card 144
Lewis Jones Recount card travels face-up into deckInspired by
  • David Acer and Jay Sankey's "Count on It" in "Crossroads" 2000.
Unknown Bluff Pass brief 145
Lewis Jones Omega False Count 146
Marty Kane Apart-Hide involving counting, spelling, down-under dealInspired by 147
R. Paul Wilson Sucker Assembly one Ace placed face-up in deck, other Aces join 148
Luke Dancy Warped face-down card between Queens turns face-up, card-warp without bending cards 149
Theodore Annemann, Henry Christ Alignment Move 149
Nathan Kranzo Tip Trey selection stands on tableInspired by 151
Scott Robinson Trading Spaces Kings face up distributed in deck change places with Aces on top of deckInspired by 152
Allan Slaight The Deck Will Tell spelling words color, suits and value and always finding matching cards to selectioInspired byVariations 155
Steve Beam Bait and Switch chapter intro 159
Steve Beam Bait and Switch fishing concept for Si Stebbins 160
Steve Beam Six Appeal thought of card is divined, using the Bait and Switch 162
Steve Beam Six Pack thought of card is divined, using the Bait and Switch, smaller set-up 164
Steve Beam A Card and A Number - Take Three - One-Deck Version (with mates)
- Two Deck Version
Inspired by 167
Doug Canning Midnight Speller counting and spelling, to find selectionVariations 168
Steve Beam Mooning the Midnight Speller by spellingInspired by 169
Mick Ayres Ahead of the Game prediction in pocket, cards add up to find position fo selectionInspired by 170
Steve Beam From the Belly of the Beast producing selection with "There It Is!" mechanicsInspired by 171
Lewis Jones Dai-O named card is only odd card, limited choice 175
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Display 176
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Rumba Count 176
Mick Ayres Con-Sense gambling themed book test, total of hands used select word 177
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Zero Tolerance thought of card is divined, several methods 178
Steve Beam, Marty Kane For Those on a Low-Card Diet gags for Cannibals 182
Steve Beam Magic from Spain chapter intro 185
Antón "Mago Antón" López Bullet in the Belly card is flicked in to the deck, next to selection 186
Antón "Mago Antón" López The Spanish Turnover side-jogged card is switched while top half is turned-over 187
Steve Beam Yankee Version card is flicked in to the deck, next to selection, with prophecy move 188
César Fernández Lightning Divination thought card, number corresponding to value is removed from deck and card divinedRelated to 189
Mick Ayres Letter Related to 190
Gianfranco Preverino Mutus, Nomen, Dedit, Cocis 191
Camilo Vázquez The Dragon Shuffle hindu shuffle force, bottom card changes several times 192
Camilo Vázquez Dragon Aces four Ace production, incorrectly described in Garcia's bookRelated toAlso published here 194
Juan Esteban Varela Spell Found single card prediction, thought of number is counted and name spelled to arrive at card, flexible method 194
Ramón Riobóo Ramón Riobóo chapter intro 199
Ramón Riobóo In the Bluff clever card force, number is counted in the deck to select card, revealed by asking question to other spectator 201
Ramón Riobóo In the Long Run cards shuffled face up and face-downRelated to 202
Ramón Riobóo Cops and Robbers two phase routine, six red cards and six black cards, after cuts and shuffles always red/black pairsRelated to
  • Ramón Riobóo's "Six Murderers" in "Magic Magazine" July 1997.
Ramón Riobóo One in the Side Pocket spectator selects card for performer and vice versa, both unseen in pockets, two cards are determined, four of a kindRelated to 205
Ramón Riobóo The Royals Go Courting Queens and Kings and selection finds mateInspired by 206
Steve Beam Mating Season V first two cards match, then entire deck
- The Really False Count
Related to 212
Chris Hannibal Lethal Weapon humorous prediction, No-Gag, no can be unfolded and forms name of famous personInspired by 215
Trevor McCombie Hellish Hot Curry cut and turn over to select card, with two predictions in form of matesInspired by 217
Frederick Braue Braue Reversal 217
Scott Robinson Boxed Set Aces change into Kings, color change in card caseInspired by 219
Scott Robinson That's Wrap climax for The Toy, card is fully gift wrapped, different methodsInspired by 220
Steve Beam Alternative Book Titles for Volume 5 humorous article 222
Steve Beam Named Location stacking cards so they can be spelled to by using the name of the spectator, as a multiple out 225
Steve Beam Dribble Stud Force turning over both halves 227
Steve Beam GPS Stack mathematical stack, knowing amount of cut cards
- Weighing the Cards
Phil Ogden RAM Deck - Random Access Memory Deck expansion of Lewis Jones Memory Deck, with logical systemInspired by
  • Lewis Jones' "Memory Deck" in "Cardiograms"
Lewis Jones Mnemonia method to quickly memorize some cards 232
Steve Beam The Memory Fogger method to quickly memorize some cards 235
Mick Ayres Card Counting for Poets rhyme for counting 52 cardsInspired by 239
Steve Beam Bottom Feeder Inspired by 240
Steve Beam Fifty-Two Card Monte selection in face-up spread, spread is turned over and spectator has to remove selection, betcha
- Three Card Monte
- Piling On
- Camouflage
Inspired by
  • "The Five Card Fooler" in Walter Gibson's "What's New in Magic" 1956.
Steve Beam The Accordion Spread Force forcing a number of cards, packet size 242
Rajneesh Madhok SAD Memory ADE for fishing suitInspired by 242
Steve Beam Quickie Reference Section (The Glossary) intro, brief explanations of used principles and moves 243
Steve Beam Memory ADE for fishing suit 243
Steve Beam Prophecy Move 244
Steve Beam Underhand Shuffle - Finer Points
- Why It Works
- Double Undercut Alternative
- Top Stock Only
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Cyber-Session Protocol humorous article 246
Steve Beam Thanksgiven 247
Steve Beam Routine Builder 250