Card of the Day Home


Card Price Guide

Featured Writers

Deck Garage

Message Board 
Magic League

Contact Us


Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day

Image from

Chance Encounter 
Odyssey Rare

Reviewed December 23, 2003

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

Click here to see all our 
Card of the Day Reviews 


Chance Encounter is another random card from Wizards "Random Card Division". Just sooo weird.  It would be fun to make a totally casual deck built around it, though. And interesting.  I won't even bring it up in the context of limited.

Constructed: 2.5 (for interest value)
Limited: 1
Current Price:


Judge Bill

When I looked at the cards Shylo had chosen, I thought, "How random." And they are indeed very random.
This card looks at coin flips, and lets you put a counter on this card if you win the coin flip. This can be used to great effect with tomorrow's card.
Just remember 2 things:
1) If an opponent loses a flip, it counts as you having won the flip.
2) Mana Clash and Goblin Assassin have no "winners".
OK in a focused deck, complete crap outside of it.
And complete crap in limited, since there's no chance of having a focused deck.
Constructed: 2.25
Limited: 1

 Van Zandt

Chance Encounter
Um...  not for limited, right off the bat,  and it would take a pretty
specific deck to make it function in constructed,  one that includes
multiple bad cards that don't serve much other function-  such as krark's
thumb and... uh... chance encounter  ;P
constructed 2.1
limited 1.1


Chance Encounter


Odyssey added a couple of cards that allow you to win the game when a certain condition is met. This unfortunately was the bad one. Chance Encounter had no real place in limited or constructed at the time. With only a few cards that allow you to flip coins, in a draft it was fairly useless. It wasn’t until the most recent set that you could manipulate the coin flip with Krarks Thumb. Now when I speak about constructed I am usually talking of tournament constructed. In a fun deck, I would definitely play a few of these with Krarks Thumbs, Mana Clash, and Fiery Gambit. This card is all about playing fun cards that pay off for being lucky. Magic is after all a game that no matter how well you build a deck can be manipulated by luck.


Constructed 1.5

Limited .5


 Chance Encounter

Wow! We might have found something that can be used with Planar Chaos! Or, not. In order to play this card, you need a lot of coin flip cards. This means you really should only use this card in Casual (and you must be smoking first to use it in anywhere). But in Casual, I would rather be smacking my opponents face with oversized creatures or be gaining a lot life. A Battle of Wits type deck would be the last I would look for.

In Limited, unless you want to commit suicide and be knocked out first game, don't even think about it.

Constructed: 1

Limited: 1


Copyright 2001


Magic the Gathering is a Registered Trademark of Wizards of the Coast.
This site is not affiliated with Wizards of the Coast and is not an Official Site.