One Degree is packed with usable and powerful card magic. More than 20 effects in all, here are a few highlights:
If you're familiar with Intro-verted from its original appearance in MAGIC magazine, don't overlook some new features: 1) There's a simpler set-up procedure; and 2) Joshua Jay adds an fantastic optional color-changing kicker (see page 23).
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This effect exemplifies the whole "one degree" philosophy. The addition of an odd-backed card to my previous effect Optical Opener (Second Storm) results in an massively stronger experience.
I can do this in front of the mirror all day. Show three cards as four with a natural in-the-hands stud turnover sequence.
HOMAGE TO HOMING
With a nod to John Carey, Lance Pierce and of course Francis Carlyle, this is a perfect anytime, anywhere card-to-pocket routine. Three luscious phases with an amazing ending. Tip: Study the Asher Twist at www.leeasher.com
This is a great way to open up a set. It maximizes the staging and psychology in my effect Color Blind (Brainstorm) to add a card to anywhere surprise!
This natural and deceptive sequence is an efficient alternative to the Biddle Steal. And as with many tricks in One Degree, it's completely impromptu and completely in the hands.
BEHIND THE BACK TRIUMPH
Give your participant the freedom to mix cards up and down behind their back. Yet when the deck is spread, the cards are all facing the same way except for the card they named early on.