Folks who've seen Frank Allen performing at Doomsday as Allain the Storyteller (and folks who haven't as well!) may be interested to know that Black Hart has re-released his 1998 video as a double DVD package at a very reasonable price. The first disc contains the performance, with the second disc containing the explanation for the effects, plus interview material.
They're mostly Tarot effects. The stories are generally medieval or mythic in tone - tales of pacts with the Devil and so forth - and are often told in very poetic diction, with frequent rhyming, so a lot of thought has obviously gone into the scripting. It's very much for those who like a classical, folklorish story demonstrated with Tarot switches, sleights, etc. It's probably not for those who prefer contemporary realism. As a folklore buff myself, I must admit I'm completely charmed by it.