Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Rock Paper Winner


Rock Paper Winner - a brand new, minimalist approach to Rock Paper Scissors that uses just your business cards. All selections are done out of your hands and are completely free. And still you are able to predict the exact outcome with 100% certainty.

No gimmicks, no 'process', no dual reality, equivoque or any other nonsense.

Three business cards, two players, one guaranteed outcome. The performer chooses nothing, but predicts everything!

Everything can be examined and given away at the end. In fact you should - they're your business cards!

"You've tried the rest, now try the best! A rock has never been as deadly, scissors as cutting, paper as simple."
 - Marc Salem

"I've just read the eBook, bleeding brilliant, cheeky as ****...love it!!"
- Gary Jones

 "A lethal combination of ideas. Never mind I will use this, I AM using it!!!!"
 - Michael Murray

Rock Paper Winner is an illustrated eBook*. The price is £12.

 *Please note: eBook download link sent within two hours.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Easy Elsdon eBooks


"If you haven't yet managed to get hold of these magnificent eBooks your certainly missing out! Mark has painstakingly put together a plethora of hugely usable and easy to learn material which I highly recommend... a compendium of magic to suit every performer!"
- Moz 'Mozique' Powrie

"I love getting Easy Elsdon in my email every month. There hasn't been a single issue where I haven't found at least one thing that I've started using immediately. That's an incredible hit rate. Keep it up mate!"
- Jerry O'Dowd  

Easy Elsdon is a new series of eBooks featuring material that is powerful enough to use at a gig, but VERY easy to learn. So easy, in fact, that you can learn it in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee!

Each eBook contains six killer effects that will simply stun laymen. Tricks that you can learn in 5 minutes and perform immediately, yet are still strong enough for a working pro!

These tricks and methods were devised as a result of realising that a lot of casual (and some professional!) performers simply do not have the time to become serious students of magic, spend hundreds (thousands?) of hours practicing sleight-of-hand or collect a several-thousand-book library. Agree or disagree, this is just a fact of life...

So in assembling these eBooks, I created, adapted and simplified a ton of material that had to meet the two basic requirements mentioned above:

1.    Is this trick strong enough to use at a gig?

2.    Can someone learn it in just a few minutes?

The results can be read in this new Easy Elsdon series, of which the first eight eBooks are now available:

Mentalism 1, 2 & 3, Card Magic 1 & 2, Coin Magic 1 & 2 and Paper Magic.
They are currently only available directly from me. The price is £15 per eBook.

However the best and cheapest option is to subscribe for the year:

The price of these eBooks is be £15 each, meaning a total cost of £180 for the first year. However, you can to subscribe to the whole year’s worth of eBooks for just £99 - an almost 50% discount!

This means that each eBook will cost you just £8.25 instead of £15. You will also receive a Winter Bonus eBook that is only available to subscribers.

And you’ll be pleased to hear that there is zero chance of the eBook releases being delayed or falling behind schedule, because all the tricks are already written :-)

Forthcoming volumes of Easy Elsdon include Phone Magic, Word Magic, Card Magic 3 and Borrowed Object Magic.

To buy one eBook (please specify in the Pp comments which one) for £15:

To subscribe to the whole series (12 issues and the Winter bonus) for £99:

*Please note: eBooks(s) delivered within 24 hours maximum. And usually 24 minutes :-)
If you subscribe you will receive all 5 eBooks released to date.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

The Florence Mystery & The MSM Mystery


The Florence Mystery and the The Mont Saint Michel Mystery.

They both feature an incredible story, enchanting photographs and powerful, mystifying effects.

Each focuses on an entirely different Mystery, although both involve the same protagonist, so could be considered a one-two punch of history, surprise, legend and wonderment.

Your participant acts as tour guide to these two exotic locations and he makes all the decisions about where and when to travel to the places depicted in each photograph. Impossibly, he is able to use his intuition, reasoning and cunning to uncover a daring art heist in Florence and a vicious murder in Mont Saint Michel.

Using beautiful and tactile props, each Mystery combines the most engaging elements of a great story with the power of a deeply-fooling mentalism effect. This results in a truly incredible performance piece and anyone who sees it will not only be captivated by it's impossibility, they will also remember its impact and potency for a long time afterwards.

The stories behind each Mystery are not at all scary, but the repercussions of the participant's unique insights might well be another matter...

Each Mystery comes with lovely reproductions of vintage photographs, a specially-produced carrying pack (you can see both of these in the photos below) plus an additional vintage item not shown below. 

Whether you have previously enjoyed Endless Journey, Lost & Found and Peculiar Tales or this is your first foray into the world of Storytelling Mentalism, let me assure you that these ARE the Mysteries you're looking for!

Both are technically very easy to perform and whilst you will certainly need to familiarise yourself with the required 'handling', far more important is that you spend some time immersing yourself in the story, as well as learning something about several of the places depicted in the photos and the people involved. This will pay rich dividends during performance, as your attention to detail will provide the resonance that makes The Mystery sing! 

Each accompanying instruction manual contains: full handling details, the complete story, thoroughly-researched history and details about all the places in the photos, information about the people involved in each Mystery and guidelines on how to draw in your participant in order to leverage maximum response.

Presented properly, your participant will feel like he was actually there!

"Mark, as you know I own and love all of of your storytelling material, but The Mysteries is the one I perform the most. I can't imagine how much research you must have put into it. It's a bona fide classic." - Dr Alistair Hopkins

The Mysteries is a limited edition release of 100 copies. Fewer than 15 copies remain available and once it is sold out there are no plans to reprint it.

In order to fund ongoing projects, these last few copies of The Mysteries are available at the slightly discounted price of £120.

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