The combination of mnemonics and math has produced some of the most baffling card magic ever!
Now imagine being able to use that power, to perform routines without having to do memory or math work, no index classifiers, and no marked or gimmick decks...
Mariano Goni created Fortune deck because images can engage peoples memories and feelings much more than ordinary playing cards.
Things they can relate to, like their wedding day, that outdoor fire, that trip overseas, their dog, exercises or lottery ticket, a feeling of freedom or even their morning coffee...
Three routines included:
1. A classic plot of three reveals based on the works of the great Simon Aronson, where three images are selected, one is unknown and it's predicted at the end with a phone picture, the second one is a stop trick revelation and the first is direct mind reading.
The method was re-engineered so it is almost automatic and sure fire, without the need of external classifiers for the ending and you can concentrate on your presentation. This version with drawings takes the effect to a new level!
2. Single Mind Reading: A quick and baffling effect where the cards are GENUINELY shuffled and cut, yet the magician/mentalist will have no problem in guessing what image the spectator is thinking and optionally, predict it.
3. Double Mind Reading: Another mnemonic classic impossible effect, made easy! Two spectators freely cut, remember their image and shuffle cards keeping under the table, yet the performer instantly knows what image they have in mind. Direct, automatic and baffling.