The Svengali Note Pad looks like an ordinary blank note book with a plain black cover.
However, it is constructed in a way such that all the pages in the book have alternate long and short pages at the long edge of the book, from front to end. It will work the same way as a Svengali deck of playing cards, in which you can achieve forcing and changing anything by customizing your own book, and so much more:
Forcing: You can force any objects, pictures, words, numbers, symbols, colors, shapes, cards, dates, names, as you want to customize for your effect.
Prediction: If you can force anything planned, then you can prepare the predicted outcome and reveal it in ways you wanted. The last prediction box on your next Mental Epic does not always need to be a forced card.
Mathematical Tricks: Adapt a mathematical trick where you can force a specific number that looks randomly selected to get to your desired outcome, such as a magic square.
Transformation: Change colors by drawing your own magic color book, make anything appear or disappear in the book.
Mind Reading: Make your own book test with words, journals, drawings and be able to read minds of what the spectators are seeing.
These are only a few ideas of what you can do with the Svengali Note Book. The idea is to provide you with a blank canvas on a precision made gimmicked note book that looks ordinary.
YOU HAVE TOTAL CONTROL
Exceptional build quality
Plain black back and cover
Professionally Book Bound
Approx 100 pages in each book making 50 double svengali pages.
Dimensions of the notepad are 142mm x 107mm approx
Plain white paper pages
Side opening 'notebook' for easy 'natural handing'
The book is well made but am at a loss how to use it. One of those accessory items I bought without really having anything in mind. I'm not short of ideas but would hate committing to one only to think of a better one later. It would have been nice to have been given one routine to use or adapt. Another thing is my reluctance to desecrate the pages without knowing if a marker or regular fibre tip pen will show through the other side. In the right hands this is no doubt a very useful tool, unfortunately not in mine ....yet.
I ordered one of these little beauties and within 10 mins wished I'd ordered about half a dozen for different forces/ideas.
At present I'm using one book for a) a book test using any books and b) number force for magic square, however I've ordered more of these for some other mentalism and card magic ideas I have.
The book itself looks like something you would pick up in any stationary shop quite cheaply which I find adds to the effect. Well made, easy to use and as ever great service from Dominic and all the team at MoM.
This is a great force pad at the price, perfectly cut and much more visual and easy to handle due to the horizontal display of the pad. It came well-packed, and was efficiently dispatched. Both the pad and the magic dealer are recommended.
It is a good idea/adaptation and well-priced. It is well made and in my view superior to a similar but rather more expensive product by another dealer. I think that the pages are a little too wide, making it less easy to handle than a diary size and a bit big to carry/put in a pocket.