by Devon Knight
If you are looking for a large visual stage mental effect, then look no further!
Tri-Epic is an updated mental epic type effect, but without the old fashion chalk boards, and WITH NO ONE-AHEAD method.
Tri-Epic is new, novel and different!
If you liked David Copperfield's Graffiti Effect then you will love this. Creates a similar effect WITHOUT ANY OFFSTAGE OR SECRET ASSISTANTS! It's direct from Devin Knight's own touring show and has been an audience pleaser for over 3 years. It's based on a John Moyer idea that Devin improved upon.
Performer invites 3 people on stage. These are not stooges and no pre-show work has been done. A 17" x 23" corkboard is seen on an easel. Clipped to it is an envelope. Inside is a prediction and this is given to one of the spectators to hold before the effect begins.
One person freely selects the front page of one of three newspapers on a table. No force of any kind, the one he picks up to pin to the corkboard is the one used.
A deck of jumbo cards is shown to be all different. Performer takes one card at a time in his hand and allows another person to say stop at any time. The card you are holding is given to them. They can change their mind if they want too as many times as they like until they decide on a card.
The third person is shown a clear bag of markers just like they came from the store. A clear bag complete with the real brand name and barcode. Doesn't appear to be a magic prop, but an actual bag of markers bought from an office supply store. He reaches in and selects one.
He draws a picture of the selected on the newspaper using his chosen marker. The person holding the prediction opens it, NOT THE MAGICIAN and removes a folded newspaper from it. When the paper is opened it is the same front page of the freely chosen newspaper. Drawn on the paper in the same color marker as chosen by the third person is the selected card chosen by the 2nd person!
Includes the new improved store bag for the marker selection. This bag can be used in other routines and is the most convincing and logical way to select a marker on the market today. Includes two other handlings for the selection of a marker not using the clear bag. In one version the spectator selects a marker from a handful held behind his back and this is used to draw the card.
Comes complete with large corkboard, jumbo card deck, marker bag, envelopes and easel. The revised directions are now a nicely produced spiral bound book.