The Ultimate Full-Deck Table Hold-Out...
The Ultimate Full-Deck Table Hold-Out...
THE TYRANT is my solution to the 'Table-Advocate'... A full-deck playing-card-index for a table that allows the performer to be secretly within possession of any playing card within a moments notice.
This solution offers the performer an endless myriad of ideas for demonstrations of sleight-of-hand at the card table...
His hands are always in full view and NEVER leave the table, yet he has any card he needs readily awaiting his command.
I am Daniel Madison.
This is Tyrant.
"I can't wait to use TYRANT and oppress my audience's brains with something so impossible and clean. My brain immediately started churning out ideas and routines using this method. Tyrant makes the card Table your b*tch."
"I thought 'The Advocate' was the greatest thing Madison has ever done... I stand corrected"
"Finally a solution to something we've all tried or thought about."
"Daniel is a strange dichotomy: both modern and classical. He's able to answer very old and difficult questions in magic with very new and innovative ideas. Tyrant is no exception. He's created a table man's tool that leaves the hands in view the whole time (that fact will be significantly more important when you read the book/see the download). As always, well done!" Jeremy Griffith
"After reading This my mind flooded with ideas of effects and routines that can be performed using The Tyrant. Even after reading the first few pages I found myself smiling at how clever this is. The possibilities are endless. The Tyrant is what I have been waiting for!" Lewis Le Val
Format: Video Download & PDF eBook
Duration: 16 minutes
The product is very clear and a very nice document with clear instructions and suggestions. Nicely made to be used professionally.
This is a worker, this is a fact. This is not for those hobbyists or amateur magicians, wanting to show their friends and families something cool. Why? It requires your audience to be seated, in front of you and you need to have it set up before they even sit down. If you do seated close up or parlor magic shows , then however this is perfect and you will already be familiar with the idea of setting everything up before your audience even walks in the room. What you are not getting is a full fledged routine or trick, but the method to hundreds of different trick, and a method you could use to substitute for other methods that don't suit your fancy. The only minor gripe is price, for $20 you only get 16 minutes of video and about 2 minutes is just the trailer alone. All in all though, a solid release from Ellusionist and Daniel Madison.
This thing is Briliant but i'm to lazy to make it..... i don't do tabled magic but i think i might have to now. Daniel is a genius
In all honesty, this is the last time I will buy anything magic that is Daniel madison's. Sad to say, but after Advocate everything has been a let down.
This is almost never practical, stage is the only thing I can see as being practical. The idea behind the method is nothing above okay, and definitely not genius or really new.
I have seen people use this thing way before DM.
I really am sad to say it is a first time I have actually given a bad review to ellusiont (besides 52 Gone).
My extensive review on Tyrant. The trick it self is mind blowing! I mean, it's not a camera trick, someone names ANY card and you can palm it in your hand in seconds! Great for table workers.
Quite easy to do
Don't need to do any sleeving or anything
Hands are completely empty. No gimmickry.
Hard to setup without someone noticing.
Someone must be strait in front of you sitting down at the table.
Hard to 'clean up'.
The trick is still awesome though and a must get for anyone! To answer any questions for someone who is not a table performer, you can still use the same concept for street magic. Simply have the device hidden inside your jacket and when they name a card, pull out 1 card to reveal their card. I've also developed a version with money where i've created a really small and portable version of the device which could be palmed, so to set it up on a table was easy, then I could easily produce up to 5 pieces of money. It's amazing the opportunities and ideas you can come up with on this trick. You can do it with written predictions, it's not just a card production out of thin air.
Overall, a killer effect for anyone, but has a few cons so a 4 star rating from me. Again, amazing Daniel!
Personally I'm a fan of Daniel Madison 's work and although there is nothing wring with the product itself or the method I'm disappointed in the extreme sensitivity on angles and practically of the product as unless someone is directly in front of you it will be noticed and there is no way to set up the device without being noticed.
Get this now! I love this. I'm defiantly going to use this to produce money as well. You don't just have to use cards! I made a smaller version of this that could fit in my pocket and it was able to produce about 5 bills. Was defiantly a good one to do out at dinner. Love it. Get it.
Yet another masterpiece by Madison. Simple, yet stunningly elegant.
Really clever concept, the video just shows how to use the device and a few quick ideas. All in all i think it's worth it.
PS: The index is not as compact as the advocate but way easier to locate cards.
When I first saw the original trailer on Madison's Vimeo, I have to say I was slightly sceptical and believed it was some kind of camera trickery due to its smoothness, I believed it to be impossible. However, what you witness in the trailer, is exactly what you get. With your hands in full view at all times, you can produce ANY named card within seconds, once in your possession, the possibilities of what you can do are endless. Madison does not offer any ideas for demonstrations within the download which I personally think is fantastic. He has provided you with the perfect tool, a goldmine for impossible demonstrations at the card table. A worthy investment, I would go as far as saying an essential, for anyone interested in table work.
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