One of the things I try to do is act on most of my ideas. No matter how bad, impractical, or not my style it is. Just working them out is a good exercise for my brain. Most of these ideas will never make it into my show.
Here’s an idea I’ve had in my head for a little while:
I’ve come up with several methods for it, all of which are very impractical. This one is probably the most usable version of the trick.
The downfall is that the trick isn’t how unpractical the method is, it’s that it’s a small trick. Visually it’s hard to see, and it’s got a very specific spot in a show that at can be. This trick has to be the opening of a card set, or when you introduce an additional deck of cards into a card set.
I’m glad I worked through the methods and got to work out my creativity muscles.