Today we’ll start writing the meat of the deck tearing routine. Basically I’m going to write a narrative script. This is going to be the essential things that I need to say for the trick to work, or to make sense. I’m also going to write the accompanying action with the trick.
There are essentially two tricks in the routine. The first is where they both pick and card and it’s the same card. The second is where you rip the deck, they both pick an card and they don’t match, but do match your half and half prediction
Here’s the bare bones script:
“Take a card, and don’t let me see it.”
Have a card selected and returned to the deck.
“And you’re going to grab one, don’t let me see it.”
Have a second person select a card and return it to the deck.
“On the count of three say your card out loud. One, Two Three.”
They both say the same card.
“We’re going to make it a little bit harder. We’re going to cut the cards”
Rip the deck in half
“You’re going to take a card and you’re going to take a card. Hopefully your cards will match each other and my card.”
Set your prediction card on the table and have a card selected from each half of the torn deck.
“The cards match perfectly on the back…”
Line up the tear on the face down selected cards.
“On the front…”
Flip the cards face up to show they don’t match, and react.
“Oh, wait. I put my card here, hopefully it matches one of your cards.”
Flip the card over to show it matches the halves they picked and react.
Currently we’ve got three things done. We have a presentation hook, we have a few random jokes and we have a bare bones script. Tomorrow we’ll start working on putting those together and punching it up.