HAPPENSTANCE

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$15

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The Blurb

HAPPENSTANCE has been a part of Eric’s repertoire for a long time, and for good reason:
It’s a WORKER. This is a FIFTY PAGE physical booklet that teaches you how to take a commonly-neglected prop in magic and turn it into a powerful and memorable tool of mental destruction.

Once you learn Eric’s full professional routine, you’ll know how to effectively divine the spectator’s choice of card, cause them to name the EXACT position of that same card in a ribbon spread with NO manipulation and THEY THEMSELVES will prove that it was all in the cards to begin with when the selection ends up on top of a freely named packet IN THEIR HANDS!
The best part? It resets INSTANTLY.

The booklet even goes so far as to describe THREE DIFFERENT alternate endings including one option where you can hand out your business card to EVERYONE and ANYONE you perform this for without fear of someone saying “No thanks”.

“HAPPENSTANCE is the result of great thinking combined with love for the art. It is truly enhancing the quality of magic. Great work!”
-Kevin Schaller

“This…is very well thought out. I can truly appreciate the time that you have put into this book. With all the tips and phases presented along with the great explanation, anyone is capable of performing this solid routine…Great stuff Eric.”
-Casshan Wallace

“I buy magic with a purpose…THIS has purpose.”
-Joshua Meggison

“If you are looking for a creative, organic and ultimately stunning worker to incorporate into your sets…you came to the right place.”
-Jakob Michaels

“Eric has opened my eyes to the possibilities of what this deck is capable of…clear and brilliant as always.”
-Ken Margoe

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Jheff's Guide

WHAT IT IS:
Softbound Book, 51 pages

HOW ACCURATE OR COMPLETE THE BLURB IS:
Accurate or nearly accurate and complete.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED THAT YOU NEED OR NEED TO KNOW:
The “commonly neglected prop” is a special deck of cards that just about every magician or mentalist has.  If you don’t have, it’s easily available from your favorite dealer.

SUITABLE VENUES:
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JHEFF’S JUDGMENT:
This is obviously a young magician’s publication and, though the routine using a common special deck is put together nicely, there is nothing original and it could have been improved greatly by talking to others with experience in using this common special deck.  As is, I have a hard time recommending this.