Berg, Joe, Al Aldini: Rough Stuff
©1956 Joe Berg, Chicago, IL
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 5.5x8.5", 12 pages

Revised Edition
B.W. McCarron (editor)
©2021 Magic World Publishers
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 5.5x8.5", 48 pages
Rough Stuff
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Berg, Aldini, McCarron: Rough Stuff Revised
Revised Edition
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A revised edition with some updated information is also published by Magic World Publishers (with B.W. McCarron), and available as an eBook from

Contents: (from book ToC - contents of Revised edition listed below)

3 Preface (Mariano Palhinha)
4 To the Reader (Joe Berg)
5 Card-Matchum
6 Rasputin Deck
7 Mentaldini
9 Aldini's Deck Press
11 Socrate's Deck
13 Deckmaster
18 Nostradamus Deck
21 How to Use Roughing Fluid
23 List of Rough and Smooth Decks

----Revised Edition Contents---

3 About This Book
5 Preface
6 To the Reader
7 But Wait! There’s More!

8 Card Matchum
9 Rasputin Deck
12 Mentaldini
15 Aldini’s Deck Press
18 Socrates Deck
21 Deckmaster
22 - Deckmaster Effect #1
26 - Deckmaster Effect #2
28 - Deckmaster Effect #3
30 Nostradamus Deck
33 How to Use Roughing Fluid
35 Super-Roughing
36 A Deck for Every Purpose

39 Appendix
40 Your Favorite Roughing Formula
41 Make Your Own Pop-Eyed Popper Deck
42 Make Your Own Brainwave Deck
45 About the Authors
47 Recommended Titles