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 Post subject: What Exactly Will Royal Road Teach Me?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 4:04 pm 
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I'm really new to card tricks and what exactly will this book teach me? I really want to perfect my marlo tilt and techniques used in an ambitious card routine. Am I going for the right book?


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the right book for sure, it teaches all the basics for card magic


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Yes it teaches everything from the overhand shuffle to the pass. Great book...Pick up a copy. :D


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I don't believe the Marlo Tilt move is in Royal Road, but still, I can't recommend it highly enough!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 8:16 am 
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Here's what you get with RRTCM:

Part One
I. The Overhand Shuffle, I
Controlling the Top Card
Controlling the Bottom Card
Retaining the Top and Bottom Cards in Position
Top Card to Next to Bottom and Back to the Top
The Run
The Injog
The Undercut
Overhand Shuffle Control
Retaining Top Stock
Overhand False Shuffle
Overhand Shuffle Practive Routine

Tricks with the Overhand Shuffle
Topsy-Turvy Cards
A Poker Player's Picnic
A Pocket Discovery
Telepathy Plus
Thought Stealer
Pinkie Does It
A Card and a Number

II. The Riffle Shuffle
Riffle Shuffle Control
Retaining a Card at the Top of the Deck
Retaining the Bottom Card or Cards
Riffle Shuffle in the Air

Tricks with the Riffle Shuffle
An Instinct for Cards
Mirror of the Mind
Ultra Card Divination

III. Flourishes
Displaying the Top Card
The Ruffle
The Click
Spread and Turnover
Gathering the Ribbon-Spread Pack
Springing the Cards
A Flourish Count
Throwing a Card
Waterfall Shuffle
The Fan
One-Hand Fan
Thumb Fan
Pressure Fan

IV. The Glide
Design for Laughter
The Observation Test

V. The Glimpse
Bottom-Card Glimpse I
Bottom-Card Glimpse II
Bottom-Card Glimpse III
Top-Card Glimpse I
Fan Peek

Tricks with the Glimpse

Gray's Spelling Trick
Round and Round
VI. The Key Card
The Key Undercut
Key Undercut Shuffle

Tricks with the Key Card
Do as I Do
The Three Piles
The Twenty-Sixth Card
A Meeting of the Minds
The Non-Poker Voice
Intuition with Cards
Sliding Key Card

VII. The Palm
Top Palm I (Single Card)
Top Palm II (Several Cards)
Palm Glimpse
Replacing Palmed Cards

Tricks with the Palm
Card in the Pocket
Now You See It!
Grab-Bag Card
Good-Luck Card
Do It and Fail
Gathering of the Clan
Spring Catch
A Vested Interest
Piano Trick

VIII. The Backslip
Backslip Force
Backslip Control

Tricks with the Backslip
Lightning Card
The Tantalizer
Under Your Hat

IX. The Overhand Shuffle, II
Injog and Break
Overhand Break Control
Overhand Lift Shuffle
Lift Shuffle Force
Spread and Break
Holding a Break
Spread and Break Control

Tricks with the Overhand Shuffles
The Sevens
Obliging Aces
Leapfrog
Spectator's Card Trick
A Poker Puzzle

X. False Shuffles and Cuts
Optical Shuffle
Charlier Shuffle
The Cut
Palm Cut

Tricks with the Shuffles and Cuts
An Incomprehensible Divination
Circus Card Trick
Black Jack, Detective

XI. The DL and Turnover
Double-Lift Glimpse
Double-Lift Card Reverses

Tricks with the DL & Turnover
Rapid Transit
The Trey
Ambitious Card
Throughth and Consequences
Insidious Dr. Fu Liu Tu

XII. The Pass
Riffle Pass
Spread Pass
Spring Pass

Tricks with the Pass
Off Agin, On Agin, Finnegin!
Kangaroo Card
Righting a Wrong
Blindfolded Pack
Double Speller

XIII. Miscellaneous Flourishes
Color Change
Double Color Change
The Changing Card
Self-Cutting Deck
A Pretty Cut
Pop-Up Card
A Bit of Byplay
Charlier Cut
Acrobatic Aces

Part Two
XIV. The Reverses
First Method
Second Method
Third Method
Fourth Method
Reversed Location

Tricks with the Reverses
Spellbound
A Tipsy Trick
Double Reverse
Mentalivity
Mountebank Miracle

XV. The Hindu Shufle and other Controls
Hindu Shuffle Control
Hindu Shuffle Force
Hindu Shuffle Glimpse
The Step
Natural Jog
Twelve-Down Riffle

Tricks with the Hindu Shuffle
All Change Here
Ewephindit

XVI. The Classic Force
One-Hand Force
Bottom Force
Slide-Out Force
Two-Card Force
Riffle-Break Force
Sliding-Key Force
Double-Lift Force
Cut Force

Tricks with the Force
Justice Card Trick
Fours of a Kind
Pulse Trick

XVII. Top and Bottom Changes
Top Change
The Changing Card
Top-Change Byplay
Bottom Change
Top and Bottom Changes

XVIII. Arrangements
Tricks with Arrangements
The Selective Touch
A Future in Cards
Jacks Wild
Think Stop
Deal Away
The Educated Cards
Reds and Blacks

XIX. Routines
Routining Card Tricks
A Table Routine
Card-Discovery Routine
Razzle-Dazzle Routine

Part Three
XX. Platform Tricks
Conus Ace Trick
Ladies' Looking Glass
Everywhere and Nowhere
Egyptian Pocket
Cards to the Pocket
Enlarging and Diminishing Cards
Three Cards Across
Everybody's Card I
Everybody's Card II


There you have it -- the complete contents of The Royal Road to Card Magic. :wink: Pretty comprehensive, a great book with good tricks, and a classic of card magic.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:06 pm 
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I edited the above so it was more readable. You have to admit that if you learned everything in this book well, you would be a pretty darn good card magician.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:21 pm 
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Are the illustrations pretty good in Royal Road? I have to have good illustrstions. I am a total moron and close up magic escapes me. Are their any good videos or DVDs that teach the same body of sleights?
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 Post subject: yes there is!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 5:08 pm 
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Are their any good videos or DVDs that teach the same body of sleights?
Thanks,
gf[/quote]

yes - Daryl’s encyclopedia of magic - volumes 1-8 one of the best buys i ever did, he goes really fast but covers a lot of moves.

you can watch 10 minutes of tape a week and not have enough time to practice - he covers hundreds of moves..


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2003 11:02 am 
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There are not very many illustrations in RRTCM. However, it was written from the perspective that you have never even picked up a deck in your life and will step you through to Intermediate level. It is designed so you work on a chapter at a time, and once you are familiar with its material you move on to the next one. And the next chapter builds on the proceeding one. I can't recommend this book enough.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2003 4:33 pm 
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if ur mainly visual learner and u prefer pictures, RRTCM will be a little of a pain to read for you, but yes its a good book


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 Post subject: If you dont
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2003 5:00 pm 
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If you do not know the marlo tilt try the lepal bluff pass. Im most likely going to nuy this book too.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:11 am 
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What I don't understand is, and all insults aside, how in the heck did you learn the marlo tilt and ya haven't even ever read RRTCM? Did you start out in card magic by buying some marlo video, or just happened to learn it from a friend or what?


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Woah Gary, that's impressive. Do you have Modern Coin Magic? I'd like to know what that's like.


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thanks for that list. :D


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To sum it up: How to be a real card magician.


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