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Unknown Everywhere and Nowhere with Assistant coding free selection to assistant who provides duplicates The Art of Magic 69
Unknown Read Them Off cover card with torn off corner to provide window Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 363
Charles T. Jordan Coincidentally with two decks with same back, secret exchange of deck provides duplicates of chosen cardsVariationsAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 286
Unknown Improvised Brassiere folding brassiere out of napkinAlso published here After the Dessert 17
Unknown An Egg Gag when proving that an egg is real, a spectator holds a glass and the egg is cracked open, bottomless glass The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 199
Unknown, Walter B. Gibson Heads or Tails? Determine whether hidden coin is heads or tails after spectator has turned over the coins randomly, provides variation by Walter Gibson using pieces of colored cardboard Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 61
Various The Afghan Bands Moebius strip used for magic, provides the basic method and a history/bibliography of the Moebius strip in magic (Afghan Bands was named by Prof Hoffmann) Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 70
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der improvisierte Mentaltrick book test with any book, card to define page numberAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 127
John Benzais Through the Table card falls into spectator's handVariations Close-up Card Magic 128
Lewis Ganson, Jack Hill Moves For Proving the Bag To Be Empty 1. standing on the bag
2. folding the bag
3. slapping the bag
4. twisting the bag
5. turning the bag inside out
6. to allow a spectator to feel inside the bag
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 256
Edward Marlo Proving Count card at number, with greek deal Magic Mafia Effects 26
Karl Fulves Babel Sam Schwartz providing S. Leo Horowitz notebooks The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 430
Harry Lorayne Improvisation Location placing two key cards Rim Shots 113
Thomas Alan Waters Some Notes on the Use of Billets - Part 2 - The Tear
- The Third Finger Provides the Pressure
- Close-Up Routine No. One
- 'Transmitter and Receiver'
- Close-Up Routine No. Two
- Addenda
- For Office Workers
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 95) 475
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on improvisation, Albert Le Bas, Patrick Page's play "One Way Ticket", James Randi, Jay Marshall Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 165
Fred Robinson Focus on Bob Ostin, IBM Convention Close-Up Show, Don Lees, Trevor Lewis, David Carré, Peter Kane, Rovi, Walt Lees, Bob Read, Alex Elmsley, Topper Martin, Flip, Philipe Fiahlo, Francis Giles Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 171
Unknown Cruzado Mágico con Servilleta folding a bra with a handkerchief, gagAlso published here Magia en el Bar 31
Fred Robinson IBM (British Ring) Convention 1976 on Bob Gill, Michael Florence, Bob Swadling, Doug Alker, Joe Riding, Rovi, David Carré. Geoff Ray, Walt Lees, Peter Duffie, Sonny Day, Roy Walton, Trevor Lewis, Bob Read, Ken Brooke, Pat Page, Frans Biemans Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 2) 321
Eddie Fields Tripartite Challenge card location, relatively hands-offRelated toVariations The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 41
Fred Robinson Focus on Vic Pinto, Walt Lees, Andrew Galloway, Rovi, Doug Alker, John Fisher, Edwin Dawes, Darwin Oritz, Jim Zachary, Charlie Miller Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9) 402
Al Mann The Improvisitor impromptu version of Baker's center tear, in depth explanationRelated to The Apodosis 7
Fred Robinson Oasis on Phil Goldstein, Gaeton Bloom, Ken Brooke, Danny Ray, Andrew Galloway, Basil Horwitz, Jay Marshall, Peter Duffie, Rex Cooper, Ken Hawes, Chris Pratt, Doug Alker, Max Maven, Frans Biemans, Roger Crabtree, Mike Gancia, Peter Warlock, Tom Owen, Harry Dewhirst, Philippe Fiahlo, Rovi, Wally Boyce Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 599
Rovi Book Choice any book, card force Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6) 691
Fred Robinson Oasis on Dai Vernon, Walt Lees, Eric Mason, Roy Walton, Rovi, Barrie Richardson, Kevin Davie, Brian Glover Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6) 688
Rovi Are You Colour Blind? two cards taped together, used like a pocket card Rovi Reveals 6
Rovi Your Card Plus Four Aces selection is found reversed in the deck, first the four aces and the joker are produced Rovi Reveals 11
Rovi Reputation Maker very similar to Eddie Fields "Tripartite"Related to Rovi Reveals 14
Rovi Card Through Table card falls into spectator's hand, duplicateInspired by Rovi Reveals 17
Rovi Safe Bet selection is revealed and vanishes from the deck, with wallet Rovi Reveals 20
Rovi Three Pack Coincidence three decks are cut and position marked, all three cards are the same Rovi Reveals 22
Rovi Addition from Case with blu-tack Rovi Reveals 22
Rovi Cut Force similar to a criss-cross force, but a single card marks position Rovi Reveals 23
Rovi You Will Take the Joker selection changes into joker on spectator's palm Rovi Reveals 25
Rovi Top Change while turning card over Rovi Reveals 26
Walt Lees Walt Lees Reporting on Ron MacMillan's International Magic Day, Gert Malmros, Ron Wilson, Al Goshman, Piet Forton, Juan Tamariz, Rovi, Camillo, Roxy, Aurelio Paviato, Count Della Ragione, Ger Cooper, Dick Koornwinder, Steve Hamilton Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 6) 861
Rovi Just for a Change two decks, card is put in other deck, other card is reversed and selection transforms into reversed card Rovi Reveals 29
Rovi The Rovi Pass with side jogged card Rovi Reveals 32
Rovi Ivor's Control Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 1) 789
Rovi Rovi Colour Change Rovi Reveals 34
Rovi Table Steal and Control card is secretly held out clipped to table top Rovi Reveals 36
Rovi Watched Coins four coins appear and vanish, gaffed watch Rovi Reveals 38
Cicardi The Mind has a Thousand Eyes - Why a Blindfold?
- What Type to Use?
- When and Where?
- Improvised Blindfold
- Tube Blindfold
- The Supreme Blindfold
- Phantini Blindfold
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 279) 1395
Thomas Alan Waters Center-Tear analysis and handlingRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 166
Rovi Simplicity Card in Wallet duplicate Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2) 989
Rovi Double Force applicationInspired by Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2) 990
Daryl Martinez, Dai Vernon Stripout Addition Variation providing more cover For Your Entertainment Pleasure 83
Paul Harris Screwed Deck deck (cut in two parts) is screwed togetherVariations A Close-Up Kinda Guy 76
Jan Torell Der Super-Fadenzug improvised pull, able to move arms freely Rund um den Zaubertisch 49
Salverio Piacente Dice Twice two-dice switch, ends clean via improvised topit Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1409
Simon Lovell Jazz Magic Some outs and ideas for improvisational magic to locate "freely named" cardRelated to Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 119
Michael Weber Improvised vs. Impromptu: An Introduction by Way of Definition Life Savers 9
Michael Weber Improvised Pulls with rubber bands
- Band Together
- Hole-der
- Looper
- Pen Ultimate
Life Savers 88
Michael Weber Flame Thrower improvised flash divice, flame thrower Life Savers 92
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 Deceptive Practices 39
Alex Elmsley Fate's Datebook part of "The Dazzle Act" (starting on page 425 until the end of the book), using a improvisational type of selection procedureRelated toVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 433
Karl Fulves Interim Report on scripting and improvising, John Scarne producing a woman's library card, Howard Wurst, Slydini pickpocket anecdoteRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 8) 95
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Ein improvisierter Buchtest impromptu book test, with playing cards Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 27
Alex Elmsley Chapter 3 - Improvisation Mouse Magic 33
Michael DeMarco Roving Predaceous Mates II any ace called for, using nine faros Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 7) 2673
Michael Close Jazzin - The Trick that Can be Explained finding a named card via improvisation Workers Number 5 160
Paul Harris Improvised Screwed Deck (revised) deck (cut in 2 parts) is screwed togetherInspired by The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 99
Al Mann Dead Man's Hand story and John Scarne on chances of improving the hand Mind Your Poker 27
Christian Scherer Nicht ganz hunderprozentig card is found with two locator cards, with improvisation part Karten à la carte 7
Helge Thun Providence '93 signed card changes a couple of time into another card (and back). Climax: Card appears folded under performer's watch. The Book 56
Mike Perovich Introduction Hard-Boiled Mysteries xi
David Stone Bonus improvised version Light My Fire 10
Jerry Sadowitz, Mike Perovich Another Cut Reverse Cut Controls 18
Keith "Kip" Pascal Coin-Snatching Tips for Success Tips on improving your coin snatching technique Coin Snatching 97
William Duncan Scripting To Provide Clarity - The Last Trick of Dr. Jacob Daley "Dead Man's Last Hand" Tubthumping 4
Del Ray, Dai Vernon Aces found a little improvisation Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 46
Unknown Ha! estimation and improvisation Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 55
Justin Higham Reflections on Reflectors on shiners, edited from "Secrets of Improvisational Magic"
- French Window
- Table Knife & Teaspoon
- Café Table
- Sunglasses
- Table Sign
- Menu-Card Holder
- Mobile Phone
- Wine Glass
- Coins & Keys
- Impromptu Peek Deck
- Smiley-Face Cards
- Reflector Awareness
Gambit (Issue 2) 6
Gary Plants Improving Your Key Card edge mark preparationInspired by
  • "Putting in the Work" (Walter Scott, Phantoms of the Card Table, 2003, p. 234)
Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 7
Patrick Page Opportunism finding a named card, spectator can choose if the card should end up on top, in the middle or on the bottom and other methods to find card, improvisation Magic Page by Page 109
Karl Fulves Improving The Hand Prolix (Issue 9) 626
John Born Seeking the Bridge (The Bridging Principle) Divine three cards selected via riffle peek, provides different methods

Technique 1: with peek
Technique 2: with force
Technique 3: no peek, no force
Technique 4: estimation
Variations Seeking the Bridge 23
John Born Jazzing Baker Based on Al Baker's ACAAN. Has elements of improvisation with memorized deck to get a direct hit Seeking the Bridge 69
Justin Higham The 75% Production Locating / producing a four-of-a-kind via improvisation

- Performance
- End Notes
- Culling in Advance
- Non-Linear Culling
- Shuffling After Culling
- Recycling Knowledge
- The Key to Improvisation
Related to The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 1
Justin Higham The Trick With No Method Different handlings / situations for improvised card magicRelated to The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 13
Justin Higham Freestyle Card Tricks More examples of improvisation in card magic The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 19
Justin Higham Mindreader's Lucid Dream Plus (semi-improvised effect) Find thought-of-card, and produce other three mates on top of three piles as surprise kicker The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 21
Justin Higham Reflected Do As I Do (semi-improvised effect) Standard effect The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 23
Justin Higham Mono Do As I Do Plus (semi-improvised effect) Standard effectInspired by
  • "Mono Do As I Do" (Justin Higham, Collected Card Notes, 1999)
The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 24
Justin Higham Estimation Kicker (semi-improvised effect) Uses natural air pocket locationRelated to The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 24
Roger Crosthwaite IRF Open Prediction (semi improvised effect) Card is placed next to its mate The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 25
Justin Higham Improvisation Through Ignorance - The KOSBE System in Action The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 27
Justin Higham Bibliography of Improvisational Magic The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 29
Dr. Stanley Jaks Impromptu Mental Trick book test with any book, card to define page numberAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 160
Benjamin Earl Tabled Chaos Control stock control via improvised Lennart Green style chaotic tabled cuts Less is More Bonus 6
Steve Beam Si-Decker Despite always lying, the deck provides the color, suit, and parity of the selected card, and then helps to locate it.Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 41
Steve Beam Simple Loser Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 91
Steve Beam Good Loser Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 92
Steve Beam Bad Winner Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.Variations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 93
Steve Beam Double Loser Choreographed process for selecting two cards that provide the magician with the keys to locating both. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 94
Steve Beam The Lock with Two Keys Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 94
Steve Beam Threesome Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 96
Steve Beam Finders Keepers Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 97
Steve Beam Losers Weepers Choreographed process for selecting a card that quickly provides the magician with the key to the selected card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 102
Steve Beam Instructions to my Proofreaders Instructions by the author provided to the proofreaders before they started proofreading the book. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 96
Harry Lorayne Spread Control (Any Card Locates) three selections, using any card to improvise getting to selectionVariations JawDroppers! 148
Steve Beam Instructions to my Proofreaders Instructions provided to proofreaders for Volume 10 of Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 96
Bill Simon, Will Houstoun, Alexander Hansford Control A Sidejogging a card during square up to obtain microbreak, sidejog finesse provided by Will Houstoun, cut card to the top of the deckInspired by Sprezzatura 13
John Bannon, Andy (The Jerx) Spectator Cuts The Aces Three Ways Directed Verdict by John Bannon, but provides three very different ways of presenting the same trick

- The Ocean's Eleven Version
- The Creepy Child Version (prediction of four cards cut to)
- Spectator Cuts Their Future (prediction of four cards cut to)
Inspired byRelated to The Jerx 27
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
Standup Card Magic 12
Roberto Giobbi (reviewer) Notes on The Vernon Companion by Mike Perovich by Mike Perovich Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 13) 232
Andy (The Jerx) The Use You Gambit "Which item do you want to use?" type of sentence used in equivoque to provide specificity The Jerx 131
Denis Behr, Pit Hartling Card Tricks, Beer and Orange Juice: Denis and Pit Think Out Loud on improvisation, mistakes, Fulves, publishing Quarterly (Issue 5 (Winter 2017)) 19
Harapan Ong Naming a Number improvisational countdown force, "trick that cannot be explained" Principia 231
Gary Plants Team Work Card found at position equal to sum of values of four random cards, improvisation Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 85
Andi Gladwin Improvised Routine - Introducing the Routine
- The Selection & Control
- Forcing a Card
- Presentation
- Shuffle
- Revelations
- Fixed Opening
- Flexible Middle
- Revelation Chains
- A Few Favourites
- Climax
Personal Revelations 13