CRYPTEXT

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$27.00 (List Price: $29.95)

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The Blurb

Double Meaning never had a Better Meaning

INTRODUCTION

“…Haim is a great performer and thinker, with an idea being born every day. You are fotunate today to experience one of his simplest yet most brilliant creations: CRYPTEXT.”
– JB, Pro-Magic Inc

Effect

The Magician senses a strange feeling of familiarity with an audience member and asks for their name. The audience member’s name is written and placed onto the stage for everyone to see. A calculator is taken out and passed around the audience. The Magician asks the first member with the calculator to input any four digit number that has meaning
to them and then the calculator is passed on. Numbers and equations are inputed into the calculator per each passing member. The final digit is totaled. The magician pulls out a
sealed envelope with a prediction written before the show. The sealed envelope is passed onto a audience member to verify the envelope is sealed and is asked to read the prediction out loud. The audience member says a name. The same name as the audience member previously written on the board. The last member holding the calculator is introduced
onto the stage and is asked to read the number. The magician asks the audience to turn the board with the audience member’s name upside down. It is revealed to be a perfect match of the number just given.

Cryptext is a custom designed True-Type font with an interesting property. Type anything you want and adjust the font size to suit your needs. After installing Cyptext on your computer, you will be able to print off special characters quickly and easily. However, It is more effective if you learn to write in this style yourself. This allows you to prepare messages anywhere, even in front of the audience. It also lends an impromptu feel which is not present with type written predictions.

Comes with Glossy, 20-page Photo-Illustrated, Instruction Booklet and CD.

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My Comments

This is a very useful utility item that mentalists can use for effects which are, to use the worn phrase, limited by one's imagination.  Obviously, you need a computer to use the fonts and the booklet contains instructions on how to install them (if you don't already know).  However, the booklet contains all that you need so that you can do it by hand, as suggested in the blurb.  As mentioned in the blurb, you get a 20 page instruction booklet and a CD.  The disc does work with both PCs and MACs and has instructions for both.  Definitely recommended as a tool for the mentalist's arsenal.