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 The basis for this dates back to an early plot in card magic, "The General Card." There were several versions of it, but they all stuck to a similar idea: a single card was forced on four or five persons. Later, this card and several others were shown to each spectator in turn, and each verified that his card was among the group. Then the force card was removed from the fan and shown privately to each spectator. The card was snapped before it was shown to the next person, giving the audience the impression that the card was being magically changed into each person'​s selection. A version of this trick appeared in an unpublished manuscript known as //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​30886/​Gibeci+re/​159|Sloane 424]]//, c. 1600s, p. 159 of the Pieper translation. The translation was printed in //​Gibecière//,​ Vol. 5 No. 2, Summer 2010, pg. 141-172. The general idea of locating a number of cards may also be found in H. Dean's //The whole art of legerdemain,​ or, hocus pocus in perfection//,​ 1722, p. 54 of the sixth edition, titled "How to let twenty gentlemen draw twenty cards, and to make one card every man's card." The basis for this dates back to an early plot in card magic, "The General Card." There were several versions of it, but they all stuck to a similar idea: a single card was forced on four or five persons. Later, this card and several others were shown to each spectator in turn, and each verified that his card was among the group. Then the force card was removed from the fan and shown privately to each spectator. The card was snapped before it was shown to the next person, giving the audience the impression that the card was being magically changed into each person'​s selection. A version of this trick appeared in an unpublished manuscript known as //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​30886/​Gibeci+re/​159|Sloane 424]]//, c. 1600s, p. 159 of the Pieper translation. The translation was printed in //​Gibecière//,​ Vol. 5 No. 2, Summer 2010, pg. 141-172. The general idea of locating a number of cards may also be found in H. Dean's //The whole art of legerdemain,​ or, hocus pocus in perfection//,​ 1722, p. 54 of the sixth edition, titled "How to let twenty gentlemen draw twenty cards, and to make one card every man's card."
  
-Another trick was briefly described between the end of the 17th century and first quarter of the 18th, in //Nuova maniera d'​imparare molte forti di giochi// by un Giouine virtuoso (a virtuous Boy), published in Italy and discovered by Gianni Pasqua. A one-way forcing deck, with five indifferent cards was used to force the same card on six spectators, who are asked not to show their card to others around them. The five indifferent cards and one force card are taken from the pack, named and displayed, to conclude the effect.+Another ​related ​trick was briefly described between the end of the seventeenth ​century and first quarter of the eighteenth, in //Nuova maniera d'​imparare molte forti di giochi// by un Giouine virtuoso (a virtuous Boy), published in Italy and discovered by Gianni Pasqua. A one-way forcing deck, with five indifferent cards was used to force the same card on six spectators, who are asked not to show their card to others around them. The five indifferent cards and one force card are taken from the pack, named and displayed, to conclude the effect.
  
 In stage magic, this principle has been employed for the "​[[cards:​tossed-out_deck|Tossed Out Deck]]."​ In stage magic, this principle has been employed for the "​[[cards:​tossed-out_deck|Tossed Out Deck]]."​
  
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