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Slip behind the wheel of More Works and experience the luxury of fine Dobson engineering, hear the hum of a dozen separate deceptions working together to carry your audiences to amazing places, and feel the power of this, the second of three magical driving machines created by Steve Dobson, the “Dai Vernon of the Pacific Northwest”. Here’s a peek under the hood:
Steve’s opener at the tables is just quirky enough to catch the eye, with enough horsepower stir the heart of even the most blase. A Matrix where the coins don’t really assemble, but do backfire, Steve’s Matrix with a Backfire sneaks up on the audience, and burns rubber on its lawn. No extra coins or crazy gimmicks, just enough sensible gaffage to keep the engine running smoothly.
In The Spongeball Trick you’ll witness the two strongest effects possible with sponge balls, machined together into a single, sleek, stunning piece of engineered excitement. The magical craftsmanship shows in the smallest details, and even the steals from the pockets are carefully crafted to be fast, smooth and foolproof.
Seekers of new thrills will also want to test drive The Undercover Cops, which is nothing less than a color-changing sandwich effect, powered by a transposition from Jennings’ Visitor , built on a “cops and robbers” chassis.
And for those times when nothing else but raw deceptive power will do, Dobson designed The King Thing, a simple, elegant mystery (two selections vanish from the table and appear in the deck) that leaves everyone in your rear view, magicians included.
Innovators will be amazed by Frantic Location, an impossible location effect that has something that yours doesn’t–entertainment value. Dobson’s inspired use of the Klondike shuffle gives this subtle mystery a dose of frenetic energy.
Experienced performers will appreciate the classic lines of Daley Revisited, featuring new dual enhanced convincing displays, and a solid psychological sell that deliver amazement unheard of in the classic packet trick. As a bonus, Steve adds his Triumph-based lead-in, with an insane cutting sequence in the middle.
But we don’t need to tell you how good Steve Dobson is, because he has a television news crew to do that. So we’ve included a vintage documentary piece they called Magic is my Business in which Steve does magic, talks magic, and even shows off a card-choosing parrot. We have also incorporated more interviews with Steve, in which he discusses his development and growth in magic, the lessons he learned from Dai Vernon and Larry Jennings, the value of patience, and the path to greater enlightenment through the study of the classics. And since this wouldn’t be the Works without an abundance of extra features, we’ve included Steve’s refinements on the Erdnase color change, the Zarrow shuffle, card tricks for dogs, and additional surprises.
Running Time Approximately: 36 min.