I'm plotting a book and I thought it would be fun to make the mane character an illusionist and trickster, you know the kind who performs on the street or something. Maybe he is even a bit of a pickpocket.

The problem is that I am the person that drops their phone twenty times a day and I don't know the first thing about card tricks. So what kind of a detail level would you expect from something like that? Would it be enough to just say what he does, without explaining the trick (for example, just say he pulls the right card from behind someone's ear) or would I need to explain how he does the trick, since he is the protagonist. The story is third person limited, so we aren't in his head, but we follow only what happens to this character, and it's just his job, it doesn't really have an effect on the main plot, it's just what he does to pay the bills.

Also if someone is good at these sort of things, I would like to know what you think.

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