The System Card At Number
In Lesson 8 of the ACAAN Project, Dani introduces you to The System, and a Card At Number that is the stuff of legend. The entire deck is broken up into groups and handed out to many people to be thoroughly shuffled. The deck is completely mixed up. The groups of cards are gathered back up and reassembled into a complete deck. While the deck is being reconstructed one person names a number. After the deck is put back together another person merely thinks of a card. The number is named and that number is cleanly dealt onto the table. The card at that number is exactly the
card the person was thinking of.
This lesson, just about an hour in length, is a deep dive into an approach to magic that Dani calls The System. Key takeaways for the student are:
This unique way of looking at a deck of cards allows you to legitimately put the named card at nearly any position in the deck with almost no sleight of hand. The System is deceptively open and hides in plain sight. Beginners will use it to create miracles. Experienced magicians will use The System to create legends. This is worth the price of the entire course.
Ringing In Gaffs
Throughout the project, Dani has taught the students to perform Card At Number effects with ordinary decks, shuffled decks, and more. Now, Dani teaches his diabolical way of adding gaffs to a borrowed deck to fool magicians and laypeople alike. This is a technique you will use for Card At Number, as well as other effects you already perform.
As often as magicians discuss making a trick look natural, sometimes you end up in situations where there is no way to be natural. Dani introduces the idea of forcing naturalness. The student will learn to turn unnatural actions into the only logical option.
Lesson Eight of The ACAAN Project introduces you to one of the most impossible versions of Card At Number in Dani’s repertoire. By adding something extra to the deck that you already own, and combining it with The System you will learn a real show stopper of an effect. This is the kind of Card At Number that you end the night with. In addition to learning The System Card At Number, you’ll become privy to some of the secrets that make the magic of Dani DaOrtiz so disarmingly devastating. It’s time to go to school with Dani DaOrtiz in lesson Eight of The ACAAN Project.
To see every trick in this series, visit ACAAN Project COMPLETE by Dani DaOrtiz.