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My name is Gavin McClements. I am a wargamer and family man, living in Los Gatos, which is a suburb of San Jose, CA. Building terrain is one of my favorite aspects of the wargaming hobby - in fact, lately I've become more interested in making my battlefields "pop" than in actually playing.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Card Manipulation and Flourishes

This is more of a note to myself, since I never seem to remember what I've seen :)

I love cards. I rarely play poker-style games, but I collect decks of cards anyway.

I love the Cardicians (NOT the Kardashians!) and Thirdway Industries for cards...and so I want to have some flourishes ready for when I actually use them! Not tricks, per se, but ways of handling decks of cards that are fun. I did love walking around my dorm with a deck of cards that I constantly shuffled, back when I was in school...

The Swing Cut

The Swivel Cut

The Charlier Cut - one I  don't tend to use cause I have small hands :)

Disturb Reality also have some other fun videos worth perusing.

A GIANT playlist of card flourishes here!

A one-handed shuffle? I want!

Im never super excited about "First videos", but this kid has a different take on some of the Disturb Reality tricks.

DECK REVIEWS:
As mentioned, I love custom decks. Scrambled Decks has a whole channel devoted to such reviews.

Here is a recommend order to learn:
If you're just starting, just work on the basics: Charlier Cut, Revolution Cut, and Scissor Cut.

Feel ambitious? Muse Cut, Teachwrap, Knacky Hackey Sackey



What to play with all the decks of custom cards I own? Tien-Len (13), of course!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ti%E1%BA%BFn_l%C3%AAn
http://foicica.com/thirteen/01_Rules.html
http://www.howtoplaystuff.com/how-to-play-13/

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