Fortuity – David Jonathan – A Review
From the creative mind of David Jonathan comes Fortuity. An amazing prediction that looks so clean and fair, it will truly blow your spectators’ minds!
David has taken the Duel Match premise to incredible new heights with a complete change of method.
By rolling two dice, your spectator generates a random number. You cleanly count to this number from either end of a rainbow deck and remove their chosen back design.
The deck is now completely spread to show that there really is only one card with this unique back design. The dice are rolled again and once again the cards are counted from either end of the deck to arrive at a random value. The deck is completely spread to show absolutely no duplicates are in play.
In essence, your spectator has created a random playing card from these two free selections. You now ask
him to open an envelope that has been sitting in view from the very beginning — inside is a perfect duplicate of the card that has been created.
Your package comes complete with a very special custom deck, two beautiful dice and full video tutorial. Fortuity is so easy to do; even a beginner could do it with only a few minutes of practice.
No Loaded Dice, any numbers can be rolled (or use imaginary Dice)
All the cards can be shown both front and back
Absolutely Zero Sleight of Hand
David Jonathan, the creator of Cutting Edge, Fourtunate, You Know (UNO), and Arbitrium.. among others.. has a new release – You Know (UNO). David is one of my favorite creators; I’ve reviewed a couple of his effects previously, and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw his name attached to FORTUITY.
David is both a real worker and a practical guy. His effects always make sense. They aren’t overly complicat
ed or contrived, and do exactly what they claim to do. When you read the ad copy for Fortuity, or any of David’s effects for that matter, you can be assured you’ll get what he promises.
Fortuity is a prediction effect. Before the effect begins, you place an envelope on the table. It remains in view throughout the effect and doesn’t need to be picked up until the prediction is revealed. Actually, the prediction inside the envelope is 100% correct in advance, so why tamper with the Truth.
A pair of dice is provided, and the spectator is instructed to roll the dice, as you deal down, from the bottom or the top, to that number. You tell the spectator this is intended to reveal the back design of one card. After removing the card at that number, the back is shown and the cards spread to show the back of every card is different… a rainbow deck.
The spectator rolls a second time, arrives at a second number, and you deal down, again from either end of the deck, to arrive at a number. The deck is spread to show this card’s value and suit is the only one in the deck. Now you’re ready to have the spectator open the envelope to reveal a card with the same back design, suit and value inside.
Yes, it’s this straight forward. If you like mental magic, this is about as fair as it gets. With the right patter, th
is will fool all your spectators.. including many magicians. In all fairness, the ad copy states all the cards can be fully ‘shown’ both front and back.. and they can… but, they cannot be handed out. This is NOT a problem for me, as I don’t let my audience handle my cards regardless. Anticipate audience reactions and be prepared… have a witty reply you can deliver with a smile. Some secrets need to be kept secret!
All in all, I recommend Fortuity to all my readers. Everything you need is included, even the envelope and dice, Bicycle cards and detailed online instructions. You will be performing Fortuity soon after receiving it. Beginners can perform this with a small amount of practice.. as there are NO sleights.. only a little bit of handling that most of you are already familiar with..
$37.25 From Murphy’s Magic and dealers who carry their line of products..
Review by Rick Carruth for The Magic Roadshow..