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|-||====== Capping the Deck ======|
|-||Capping the deck is used on the gaming tables, so it might have been a cheating technique before coming to use in conjuring. It was published with cards hiding underneath a book, and then dropping that book on a tabled packet to secretly add the cards in Ellis Stanyon's //[[http://askalexander.org/display/16753/Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+13+No+02/4|Magic]]//, Vol. 13 No. 2, Nov. 1912, p. 12. The use of a card box for the load was used by a magician going by the name of "X" to force a card in //[[http://askalexander.org/display/10699/The+magician+monthly/125|The Magician Monthly]]//, Vol. 20 No. 8, July 1924, p. 95. Walter B. Gibson later introduced a more natural, motivated built-in context by using a prediction in an envelope (with the force card hidden beneath the envelope) in his "A Spirit Card Trick" from //[[http://askalexander.org/display/17743/Practical+Card+Tricks+Series/43|Two Dozen Effective Practical Card Tricks]]//, 1927, p. 30.|