Fertile Stratagems Andrew Woo, a Toronto magician, is a seasoned performer who was featured in The Linking Rings, in a "One-Man Parade" in 2013. Currently he is a monthly columnist in The Linking Rings publication under the heading "Simple Diversions".
So for the first time he will release his inital book to the greater magic community. Through 90 pages, over 600 photos and over 35 effects/slights you will enjoy his original thinking through various methodologies applied to the Art of Magic. Let's take a look at what Fertile Stratagems has to offer:
Pass the Seasonings - A package of Salt and Pepper grains are poured into your fist and mixed together. Magically the magician can separate the grains within the confines of his hand and produce them both separate from each other. An unusual sighting in any restaurant!
Simplex Four Ace Wootine - Andrew's take on the "McDonald's Four Ace" routine. NO setup is required. NO special cards or deck switching needed. You will learn three EASY vanishes to execute this modern miracle -- The Butterfly, The Flip Floppy and The Stepladder.
The Ultimate Marked Deck - A marketed item that, until now, is finally revealed. Detailed instructions are provided explaining how to secretly mark a Bicycle deck within half an hour. This version will completely fool observant onlookers and magicians alike.
Grandfather's Tale - A uncomplicated magical story created right from a brand-new deck. Remove the cellophane and share this delightful story of a Grandfather's introduction of Card Magic to his Grandson. Four cards are presented and one by one they are subjected to transformations and color changes. All cards can be examined at its conclusion.
Gluteus Maximus Cutius - In a very unique display the magician cuts and shuffles a deck demonstrating the appearance of real skill. This flourish will maintain a control card located at the bottom of the deck.
99.9% Foolproof - A cool way to prove that a selected card is neither located in the top or bottom regions of the deck resulting in an assumption that the card is lost somewhere in the middle. However, its location is knowledge only to you.
Circle Marks the Spot - Through a ritualistic ancient Aztec procedure a borrowed bill is folded into quarters and the center is torn out. Fear not the bill is completely restored and handed back as a souvenir. This is a simple effect which ends very clean.