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Bammo Dekronomicon Review

Official Review

February 22nd, 2008 4:01pm
Reviewed by Bryce Kuhlman
I bought this directly from Bob Farmer, before it was mass marketed. I'm a collector of ACAN methods and this one looked promising.

I paid a lot more ($50), but it came with the decks. It wasn't worth the extra $30.

Let's start with how close it comes to "The Holy Grail".

Any Card? To me this means they simply think of a card. With the Deckronomicon, they look at one in a spread. Close, but not perfect in my book.

Any Number? Yep.

The method is devious and is based on several proven techniques, but I still think could use improvements. There were several moves that could have been replaced with more straightforward procedures.

As a side note, one thing that bothered me was a typo. The author references Juan Tamariz several times. Unfortunately, he misspells the author's name... repeatedly. Other than that, the crediting was excellent.

On the positive side, I found the plot very interesting. The author's notes and tips on psychological subtleties are a must for anyone doing an ACAN routine. I particularly liked Pat Page's method for selecting the card.

Finally, the author's Equivoquad method is worth the $20 you'll pay for this trick. It's a psychological ruse that's worth playing with and has a lot of applications outside of the ACAN plot.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Bammo Dekronomicon

Author: Bob Farmer
Publisher: Bammo Magic
Average Rating:  (2)
Retail Price: $20.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

The Holy Grail of Any Card at Any Number discovered at last!

No sleights. You don't switch the card counted to for the thought-of card. The spectators can do the counting and turn over the card.

No bizarre calculations or formulas to learn, do the trick 30 minutes after opening the package - it's that simple (some simple assembly required).

The deck is spread on the table BEFORE the number and the card are named.

The magician never touches the cards after he spreads them on the table.

The cards are not specially printed; use any cards you want.(A Bicycle Deck is NOT supplied)

It is not the same card and number every time (you could perform this hundreds of times and have a different number and card every time).

The magician learns the name of the card and the number at the same time as the audience. No particular card or number is forced.

No rough and smooth, no short cards, no cards stuck together. No stooges and no assistants. Resets instantly.

No special clothing! Do it In a t-shirt, jeans and sneakers (as Bob Farmer does). Works for any conditions: close-up, stage, standing, sitting, begging. Walk-around and no table? One spectator can count the cards into the other spectator's hands. Do it surrounded there are no angles.

It really is as described. As purchasers of Bob Farmer's other effects know, the description of the effect is the effect you get - and the method is always diabolical.

Bonus Effect: Also included is a brand new deception strategy that can be used In many other effects.

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