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The Destiny Effect by Michael Kras (Instant Download) A Prediction That's As Personal As It Is IMPOSSIBLE!
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Want an effect that your audience will remember for a very long time? This just might be what you're looking for!

Imagine this: A spectator, we'll call her Marilyn, thinks of ANY card in the deck. It is a legitimate free choice. The magician tells Marilyn that he had a strange dream that may or may not have involved her, and when he woke up, he grabbed the nearest deck of cards as well as a Sharpie and spent the rest of the night with them.

The magician removes a deck of cards, the very same one he spent the night altering. For the first time, Marilyn names the card she's been merely thinking of: The Jack of Clubs. AMAZING! That's the card that she named in the magician's dream! Not impressive, right? Well, not yet.

The Jack of Clubs is then removed from the deck, and the magician reveals that the back of every single card in the deck has a different name written on it... Andrew, Tanya, Sam, Richard, Colin, Jessica, Sarah...

Suddenly, the circumstances become all too clear. The tabled Jack of Clubs is turned over. There is one name printed on the back, in indelible ink.


THE DESTINY EFFECT is a time-tested performance piece for the magician or mentalist that works as well for walkaround and close up as it does for parlour and stage. In this detailed manuscript, you'll learn how to construct your own Destiny Deck in no time at all with just a deck of cards and a Sharpie, as well as multiple handlings and ideas for the effect itself and contributions from other magicians.


- No secret writing.

- No pre-show work.

- No forcing.

- No gimmicks.

- No sleight of hand.

- The deck is normal and completely examinable.

Magic doesn't get much more personal, intimate, or memorable than The Destiny Effect!

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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
Too much work to get running Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 19th, 2012
The Destiny Effect by Michael Kras

This effect from Michael Kras comes packaged in a 13 page PDF file that you get for $10. In the trick, you walk up to a total stranger and have them name/pick a card. And then you reveal their name on the back of the random card they just named. Sounds great, right?

Well, there's some heavy memory involved here. 52 things you need to know, which will take quite a while to get ready/practice/memorize and possibly even make some crib notes in case you forget a few. Plus, it doesn't work 100% of the time. So you'll need some type of out or else find a different spectator that qualifies for a performance. And lastly, you need to carry around an obscure gimmick or use a very old move for the final convincer. Even worse, after the cards become older or suffer weathering, the gimmick may be exposed, and the card cannot be examined or handed out once you're done.

If you're willing to put forth the main effort of memorizing 52 items, you'd probably be much better off just doing so with a deck of cards, which opens up a HUGE variety of additional effects instead of just this one. There are a variety of great memorized decks available (Tamariz, Shadow Stack, Joyal, etc).

All those bad things aside, showing someone their name on the back of a card with no pre-show work would be quite startling. However the negatives heavily outweigh the one shocking moment (at least to me).

I will not be using this, and rate it 6/10.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
WOW! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 19th, 2012
It's clear that Michael Kras has put a substantial amount of work into this effect. The technical part of the method isn't new, but Michael has developed an incredibly deceptive and clever system in order to make the effect work.

The ebook is super detailed and gives you all of the information you need to get started. This isn't really a piece for walkaround so much as it is for formal shows. Mentalists will LOVE THIS!!! I cannot recommend The Destiny Effect highly enough.
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1 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
not what i hoped for Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 16th, 2012
the effect sounds awesome, but frankly i wish i could get my money back. i love PM, and generally the magic i buy rocks, but there is a reason no video is available. frankly, i am disappointed. save your money. i truly hate giving a negative review, this is my first bad review.
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0 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
SO SIMPLE!!!! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 8th, 2012
This is not what you think.

The move is very old.

But its good.
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