Chance Encounter

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Rare

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Chance Encounter

Enchantment

Whenever you win a coin flip, put a luck counter on Chance Encounter.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if Chance Encounter has ten or more luck counters on it, you win the game.

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Chance Encounter Discussion

chaboki92 on NEED HELP Coin Flip themed ...

1 week ago

// Mishra EDH

// 52 Maindeck// 9 Artifact

Krark's Thumb

Mirror Gallery

Darksteel Forge

Mycosynth Lattice

Crooked Scales

Isochron Scepter

The Chain Veil

Mindslaver

Mirage Mirror

// 11 Creature

Mishra, Artificer Prodigy

Phyrexian Metamorph

Clever Impersonator

Crazed Firecat

Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer

Goblin Bookie

Creepy Doll

Skyclaw Thrash

Volatile Rig

Orcish Captain

Goblin Kaboomist

// 6 Enchantment

Possibility Storm

Planar Chaos

Chance Encounter

Goblin Bomb

Copy Artifact

Impulsive Maneuvers

// 5 Instant

Mystical Tutor

Vampiric Tutor

Radiate

Muddle the Mixture

Whir of Invention

// 1 Land

Inventors' Fair

// 6 Planeswalker

Ral Zarek

Tezzeret the Seeker

Saheeli Rai

Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast

Daretti, Scrap Savant

Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas

// 14 Sorcery

Game of Chaos

Saheeli's Artistry

Demonic Tutor

Diabolic Tutor

Stitch in Time

Squee's Revenge

Fiery Gambit

Diabolic Revelation

Reshape

Transmute Artifact

Vandalblast

Acquire

Fabricate

Mana Clash

// 2 Sideboard// 1 Artifact

SB: Strionic Resonator

// 1 Creature

SB: Tavern Swindler

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

So I am attempting to build a coin flip edh deck and would love some help. I chose Mishra because I am Possibility Storm's #! fan. I also like the colors R/B/U for this theme. Black can help get my pieces in hand. Anyways the win con idea here had to be original becuase Im a Jimmy player, and casual so no infinite's or anything we have all seen before a million times. The win con so far is Mirror Gallery+Krark's Thumb+Phyrexian Metamorph/Clever Impersonator/etc+Game of Chaos. With Mirror Gallery out I can get two Krark's Thumbs from anything similar to Phyrexian Metamorph. This way when I play Game of Chaos I can flip 4 coins and basically ignore three and choose one each time. This makes my chances 15/16 times I win the flip. Doing the math, Game of Chaos can kill anyone by 6-7 winning flips. As you can see this deck is screwy but that's the point. It's a coin flip deck, and that means there has to be a sense of risk and reward. I welcome all ideas and criticism, so I urge you to just drop down any idea that comes to your mind.

UPDATE- 2/8/18

Upon further tinkering I have added more ways to get multiple Krark's Thumbs by using Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast and/or Saheeli Rai. They can produce more than 2 thumbs possibly and Krark's Thumb is exponential basically with each duplicate. With 2 thumbs when I flip I coin, instead flip four and choose one. So if I have 3 or 4 or (god so help me 5) thumbs what are my odds now and how can this affect my deck? Well I'll show you a couple things in a bit.

Krark's Thumb(s) Growth Data

Thumbs and possible outcomes

0: H v T

1: HT v HH v TH v TT

2: HHHH v HHHT v HHTH v HHTT v HTTT v HTHH v HTHT v HTTH v TTTT v TTTH v TTHH v THHH v THHT v THTH v TTHT v THTT

3: 8 flips and it makes 256 outcomes trust me for now...

BY NOW I hope you see how Krark's unholy thumb is exponential and so a simple way to think about the thumb and how many flips I get is 2 to the power 0 plus X which is equal to the number of thumbs so:

F=2*(0+X) (note: tappedout wont show the normal smybol used for exponent placement so I replaced it with an asterisk please dont get confused and call me dumb)

So if I have no thumbs I only get one flip and if I have 6 thumbs I get 64 flipping flips! Also the number of possibilities is the number of previous possibilities squared. In the example above it shows:

0 thumbs = 1 flips = 2 probabilities

1 thumbs = 2 flips = 4 probabilities

2 thumbs = 4 flips = 16 probabilities

3 thumbs = 8 flips = 256 probabilities

4 thumbs = 16 flips = 65536 probabilities

5 thumbs = 32 flips = 4294967296 probabilities

Having all these thumbs can be used to do possibly the most damage from a nonX spell with Game of Chaos(up to um millions, billions, possibly trillions? I'll do the math in a bit) or with Impulsive Maneuvers no one can damage you and they deal double to each other or you deal double damage to them.

So Game of Chaos doesn't end until a player chooses to end it and not flip again doubling the stakes. This means that the target player and I can have negative life totals and keep on doubling the stakes giving me a possible chance to have an insane amount of life.

UPDATE 2/9/18 - Updated list and would really like suggestions to make the deck's strategy viable. Please overview the list of possible cards and give input into what you think might be optimal or honestly whatever comes to your mind just say it!

AllhydeNoJekyll on Jhoira, Master of Suspense

3 weeks ago

I'm not entirely sure what theme you are going for, but I think some of your categoriesneed to be more focused towards a set of win-cons, and about half of each be able to functionwithout Jhoira explicitly.

  • I'm fairly certain Matt had said that the Chance Encounter with Frenetic Efreet doesn't work, but I'm not sure about that. Even if that's not the case, why this particular combo? I feel as if there are stronger ones to go in Jhoira

  • Usually people use Firemind's Foresight to search up specific win conditions, or powerful X cost cards. I'm not seeing a whole lot for you to search for in this matter.

  • On that note, I think you should be really careful about your optimism with suspending things with your commander. Average Case Scenario you will play her with five mana up, suspend one thing in response to someone immediately trying to kill her, or she won't hit at all due to counterspells. A lot of your spells take for granted the fact that she will always be on the field like an enchantment you start with (see your draw category). Our meta usually consists of heavy boardWipes and consistent counterspells you can thank your boyfriend and Luke for that.

|Cards that must be cut|These are cards that are bad enough they shouldn't be in the deck at all or they have an equivalent card that is also on theme. - For example, there are a wide array of counterspells that are infinitely better/cheaper than Cancel, but Delay is one mana less and lets you control the board in your favor while being incredibly on theme (Delay a Board Wipe and remove the suspend counters, or add more as you need, etc other uses). In any case there are a wide variety of cards that should replace Cancel. Eg., 'strictly better Dissolve, Dissipate, Disallow, Izzet Charm etc.

- Thirst- Izzet Cluestone- Reduce to Dreams- Divination- Nevinyrral's Disk    - I've sort of brought my grade for this card down a little bit in recent times, the fact      that it can't save you on a draw really hurts the card and the purpose of boardWipes.       Still a great card, but not as powerful in decks that aren't focused on recurring       artifacts.
  • You have Mana Geyser listed under Ramp, when really this effect is called a 'Ritual', named for the card Dark Ritual. Besides semantics, it's a great card, but shouldn't be considered when determining how much Ramp you have in the deck. Without it, 8-9 should be more than enough anyways. As a side note, consider Reiterate, it can go infinite with Mana Geyser.

  • You have several components to Mill Combos, which is a set of great of powerful effects, but to devote to the strategy itself of mill would require a subset of 15-30 cards in that nature. Unless that is your desire, it would be best to remove non-combo pieces such as Fraying Sanity.

  • Sphinx of the Final Word is not a counterspell, but is under the category of 'counters'.

|Cards I do not understand the purpose of, but are neat|- Sphinx of the Final Word- Clone Legion- Control Magic- Eternal Dominion- Telepathy

Spirit_Logan on Chaos Commanders

1 month ago

Actually I'm building a coin-flipping deck with the ultimate alternate wincon: Chance Encounter.

Magiclike_a_BOSS on Who Will Win? let's Flip a Coin!

3 months ago

Hi i have a suggestion you could make a Risky Move by playing Krark's Thumb but beware of a Chance Encounter with the Mogg Assassin who is running a Illicit Auction witch do to Puppet's Verdict is illegal and anyone caught will be subjected to the Planar Chaos and that doesn't feel good. :)

cgomes on Ral Zarek and Coin Flipping

4 months ago

No, it doesn't. A player wins a coin flip when he chooses the side of a coin (heads or tails), flips the coin, and the side that comes up is the side chosen by the player. Whenever that happens, you put a counter on Chance Encounter. However, Ral Zarek is an object and even though its ultimate requires flipping coins, you don't win or lose any of those flips, regardless of whether one or more flips come up heads.

TheJugulator on Ral Zarek and Coin Flipping

4 months ago

I was messing around with a random Coin flipping EDH style, and both my friend and I weren't sure if Ral Zarek's -7 ability would count as winning the toss. I'm assuming it doesn't since it doesn't explicitly say you win, it says if they coins come up heads. But I just wanted to see how well it worked with Chance Encounter.

Izu_Korasu on The law of averages states...

5 months ago

+1

also Chance Encounter, Recoup and Mana Clash feel like fun inclusions.

RainbowDevil on Luck effects

5 months ago

Redace878: Yeah, Krark's Thumb and Chance Encounter will definitely be in! Unfortunately I won't be able to use the Stitch in Time as my deck is green, red and black. Using Shattergang Brothers as my commander.

RazortoothMtG: Thanks for that! I used the Gatherer lists, but the one you put up is so much easier to look through and check rulings. :)

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