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Aleatory Aleatory English

Instant, 1R (2)

Cast Aleatory only during combat after blockers are declared.

Flip a coin. If you win the flip, target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

Illus. Kev Walker

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/4/2004: You pick the target on announcement and flip the coin on resolution.
  • 9/20/2013: If a turn has multiple combat phases, this spell can be cast during any of them as long as it's after the beginning of that phase's Declare Blockers Step.
Printings:
#155 (Kev Walker)

Editions:
English Mirage (Uncommon)

Languages:
German Würfelspiel
French Aléatoire
Italian Alea
Spanish Azar
Portuguese Aleatório


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Amulet of Quoz Amulet of Quoz English

Artifact, 6 (6)

Remove Amulet of Quoz from your deck before playing if you're not playing for ante.

{T}, Sacrifice Amulet of Quoz: Target opponent may add the top card of his or her library to the ante. If he or she doesn't, you flip a coin. If you win the flip, that player loses the game. If you lose the flip, you lose the game. Activate this ability only during your upkeep.

Illus. Dan Frazier

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • Banned in Vintage (Type 1)
  • Banned in Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • Banned in Block Constructed
  • Banned in Commander
Printings:
#283 (Dan Frazier)

Editions:
English Ice Age (Rare)

Languages:
German Quozamulett
French Amulette saugrenue
Italian Amuleto di Quoz
Spanish Amuleto de Quoz
Portuguese Amuleto de Quoz


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Bottle of Suleiman Bottle of Suleiman English

Artifact, 4 (4)

{1}, Sacrifice Bottle of Suleiman: Flip a coin. If you lose the flip, Bottle of Suleiman deals 5 damage to you. If you win the flip, put a 5/5 colorless Djinn artifact creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

Illus. DiTerlizzi

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/4/2004: The coin is flipped on resolution and not on declaration of the ability.
Printings:
#275 (DiTerlizzi)

Editions:
English Classic Sixth Edition (Rare)
English Fifth Edition (Rare)
English Fourth Edition (Rare)
English Revised Edition (Rare)
English Arabian Nights (Uncommon (U2))
English MTGO Masters Edition IV (Rare)

Languages:
German Suleimans Flasche
French Bouteille de Salomon
Italian Bottiglia di Solimano
Spanish Botella de Suleimán
Portuguese Garrafa de Suleiman


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Chance Encounter Chance Encounter English

Enchantment, 2RR (4)

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.

The more unlikely the victory, the more memorable the success.

Illus. Mark Brill

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 2/1/2009: You can only win a coin flip if you are the player flipping the coin. Your opponent losing a flip does not count as you winning one. This is a reversal of previous rulings.
Printings:
#182 (Mark Brill)

Editions:
English Odyssey (Rare)

Languages:
German Begegnung mit dem Glück
French Rencontre de hasard
Italian Incontro Fortuito
Spanish Encuentro fortuito
Portuguese Encontro Casual


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Chaotic Goo Chaotic Goo English

Creature — Ooze 0/0, 2RR (4)

Chaotic Goo enters the battlefield with three +1/+1 counters on it.

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may flip a coin. If you win the flip, put a +1/+1 counter on Chaotic Goo. If you lose the flip, remove a +1/+1 counter from Chaotic Goo.

Illus. L. A. Williams

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

Printings:
#168 (L. A. Williams)

Editions:
English Tempest (Rare)

Languages:
German Chaotischer Schlamm
French Empois chaotique
Italian Limo Caotico
Spanish Substancia caótica
Portuguese Visco Caótico


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Chaotic Strike Chaotic Strike English

Instant, 1R (2)

Cast Chaotic Strike only during combat after blockers are declared.

Flip a coin. If you win the flip, target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

Draw a card.

Illus. Massimilano Frezzato

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 9/20/2013: If a turn has multiple combat phases, this spell can be cast during any of them as long as it's after the beginning of that phase's Declare Blockers Step.
Printings:
#140 (Massimilano Frezzato)

Editions:
English Invasion (Uncommon)

Languages:
German Chaotischer Schlag
French Frappe chaotique
Italian Colpo Caotico
Spanish Ataque Caótico
Portuguese Golpe Caótico


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Crazed Firecat Crazed Firecat English

Creature — Elemental Cat 4/4, 5RR (7)

When Crazed Firecat enters the battlefield, flip a coin until you lose a flip. Put a +1/+1 counter on Crazed Firecat for each flip you win.

"The longer it's caged, the madder it gets."
—Firecat handler

Illus. Ron Spears

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

Printings:
#94 (Ron Spears)

Editions:
English Torment (Uncommon)

Languages:
German Verrückte Feuerkatze
French Chatfeu affolé
Italian Pirolince Impazzita
Spanish Gato de fuego enloquecido
Portuguese Gato Ígneo Enlouquecido


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Creepy Doll Creepy Doll English

Artifact Creature — Construct 1/1, 5 (5)

Indestructible

Whenever Creepy Doll deals combat damage to a creature, flip a coin. If you win the flip, destroy that creature.

A child's porcelain doll went missing one night, as did a pair of kitchen shears and the town magistrate.

Illus. Matt Stewart

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 9/22/2011: You don't flip the coin until the ability resolves. If you want to respond to the ability, perhaps by regenerating the damaged creature, you'll have to do so before you know the outcome of the flip.
  • 9/22/2011: If the combat damage Creepy Doll deals to a creature is lethal, you'll still flip a coin. If the creature is still on the battlefield (perhaps because it regenerated), it could be destroyed a second time, depending on the coin flip.
Printings:
#220 (Matt Stewart)

Editions:
English Innistrad (Rare)

Languages:
German Gruselige Puppe
French Poupée sinistre
Italian Bambola Raccapricciante
Spanish Muñeca espeluznante
Portuguese Boneca Horripilante
Japanese 不気味な人形
Simplified Chinese 可怖娃娃
Russian Зловещая Кукла
Traditional Chinese 可怖娃娃


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Crooked Scales Crooked Scales English

Artifact, 4 (4)

{4}, {T}: Flip a coin. If you win the flip, destroy target creature an opponent controls. If you lose the flip, destroy target creature you control unless you pay {3} and repeat this process.

Illus. Ron Spears

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/4/2004: If you pay the {3}, you do not choose a new pair of targets when it repeats. This means that if you lose the flip, you have the choice of having your creature destroyed or paying {3} to try again to win the flip. If you lose again, you get the same choice, and so on. You can keep trying to destroy your opponent's creature as long as you have mana to pay.
  • 10/4/2004: You choose both targets on activation, so you can only activate this when you can legally choose both targets.
Printings:
#291 (Ron Spears)

Editions:
English Mercadian Masques (Rare)

Languages:
German Gezinkte Waagschalen
French Balances truquées
Italian Bilancia Truccata
Spanish Balanza alterada
Portuguese Balança Viciada


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Desperate Gambit Desperate Gambit English

Instant, R (1)

Choose a source you control and flip a coin. If you win the flip, the next time that source would deal damage this turn, it deals double that damage instead. If you lose the flip, the next time it would deal damage this turn, prevent that damage.

Illus. Pete Venters

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/4/2004: The coin is flipped during resolution of this spell, so you know in advance what will happen when the source deals damage the next time.
  • 4/1/2008: The chosen source may be a permanent, a spell on the stack, or anything referred to by something on the stack (such as a Prodigal Pyromancer that's left the battlefield while its ability is still on the stack)
Printings:
#96 (Pete Venters)

Editions:
English Weatherlight (Uncommon)

Languages:
German Verzweifelter Schachzug
French Gambit désespéré
Italian Mossa Disperata
Spanish Gambito desesperado
Portuguese Lance Desesperado


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Dumb Ass Dumb Ass English

Creature — Donkey Barbarian 3.5/2, 2R (3)

At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, target opponent chooses whether Dumb Ass attacks this turn.

Envying the intelligence of goblins is a bad place to be.

Illus. Bradley Williams

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • This card is not legal in any format
Printings:
#75 (Bradley Williams)

Editions:
English Unhinged (Common)

Languages:
French Âne bâté


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Fickle Efreet Fickle Efreet English

Creature — Efreet 5/2, 3R (4)

Whenever Fickle Efreet attacks or blocks, flip a coin at end of combat. If you lose the flip, an opponent gains control of Fickle Efreet.

Flame chooses its own course.

Illus. Dave Dorman

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

Printings:
#89 (Dave Dorman)

Editions:
English Prophecy (Rare)

Languages:
German Launischer Ifrit
French Efrit inconstant
Italian Efreet Bizzoso
Spanish Efrit Inestable
Portuguese Efrite Volúvel


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Fiery Gambit Fiery Gambit English

Sorcery, 2R (3)

Flip a coin until you lose a flip or choose to stop flipping. If you lose a flip, Fiery Gambit has no effect. If you win one or more flips, Fiery Gambit deals 3 damage to target creature. If you win two or more flips, Fiery Gambit deals 6 damage to each opponent. If you win three or more flips, draw nine cards and untap all lands you control.

Illus. Scott M. Fischer

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 12/1/2004: You must choose a target creature when you cast Fiery Gambit. If that target isn't legal on resolution, Fiery Gambit has no effect and you don't even flip a coin.
  • 12/1/2004: You can flip any number of coins (you can even flip more than three), but Fiery Gambit has no effect if you lose any of the flips. You can't continue flipping if you lose a flip.
  • 12/1/2004: If you win three flips, Fiery Gambit deals 3 damage to the target creature and 6 damage to each opponent, and you draw nine cards and untap all lands you control.
  • 12/1/2004: After each flip, you choose whether to continue flipping.
Printings:
#90 (Scott M. Fischer)

Editions:
English Mirrodin (Rare)

Languages:
German Feuriger Gambit
French Pari ardent
Italian Bombardamento Furioso
Spanish Jugada ardiente
Portuguese Gambito Escaldante
Japanese 焦熱の計画


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Fighting Chance Fighting Chance English

Instant, R (1)

For each blocking creature, flip a coin. If you win the flip, prevent all combat damage that would be dealt by that creature this turn.

A stroke of luck can smite an army.

Illus. Mike Raabe

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

Printings:
#82 (Mike Raabe)

Editions:
English Exodus (Rare)

Languages:
German Kriegsglück
French Chances de victoire
Italian Opportunità di Combattere
Spanish Buena probabilidad de éxito
Portuguese Acasos do Combate


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Flock of Rabid Sheep Flock of Rabid Sheep English

Sorcery, XGG (2)

Flip X coins; an opponent calls heads or tails. For each flip you win, put a Rabid Sheep token into play. Treat these tokens as 2/2 green creatures that count as Sheep.

And their bleating was like a wet salmon slapped upon the land—slap! slap! slap!

Illus. Anthony S. Waters

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • This card is not legal in any format
Printings:
#57 (Anthony S. Waters)

Editions:
English Unglued (Uncommon)

Languages:
(None)

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Frenetic Efreet Frenetic Efreet English

Creature — Efreet 2/1, 1UR (3)

Flying

{0}: Flip a coin. If you win the flip, Frenetic Efreet phases out. If you lose the flip, sacrifice Frenetic Efreet. (While it's phased out, it's treated as though it doesn't exist. It phases in before you untap during your next untap step.)

Illus. Thomas Gianni

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

Printings:
#324 (Thomas Gianni)

Editions:
English Mirage (Rare)

Languages:
German Frenetischer Ifrit
French Efrit frénétique
Italian Efreet Frenetico
Spanish Efrit exaltado
Portuguese Efrite Frenético


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Frenetic Sliver Frenetic Sliver English

Creature — Sliver 2/2, 1UR (3)

All Slivers have "{0}: If this permanent is on the battlefield, flip a coin. If you win the flip, exile this permanent and return it to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step. If you lose the flip, sacrifice it."

Illus. Luca Zontini

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 2/1/2007: For any given Sliver, this ability can be activated numerous times in response to itself, but the end result is that only one coin will be flipped for that Sliver.
  • 7/1/2013: Abilities that Slivers grant, as well as power/toughness boosts, are cumulative. However, for some abilities, like flying, having more than one instance of the ability doesn’t provide any additional benefit.
  • 7/1/2013: If you the creature type of a Sliver changes so it’s no longer a Sliver, it will no longer be affected by its own ability. Its ability will continue to affect other Sliver creatures.
Printings:
#157 (Luca Zontini)

Editions:
English Planar Chaos (Uncommon)

Languages:
German Frenetischer Remasuri
French Slivoïde frénétique
Italian Tramutante Frenetico
Spanish Fragmentado frenético
Portuguese Fractius Frenético
Japanese 熱狂スリヴァー
Simplified Chinese 狂热裂片妖
Russian Неистовая Щепка


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Game of Chaos Game of Chaos English

Sorcery, RRR (3)

Flip a coin. If you win the flip, you gain 1 life and target opponent loses 1 life, and you decide whether to flip again. If you lose the flip, you lose 1 life and that opponent gains 1 life, and that player decides whether to flip again. Double the life stakes with each flip.

Illus. Thomas Gianni

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/4/2004: To "double the life stakes" means to double the amount of life lost or gained.
Printings:
#232 (Thomas Gianni)

Editions:
English Fifth Edition (Rare)
English Ice Age (Rare)

Languages:
German Chaosspiel
French Jeu du chaos
Italian Roulette del Caos
Spanish Juego del Caos
Portuguese Jogo do Caos


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Goblin Archaeologist Goblin Archaeologist English

Creature — Goblin Artificer 1/2, 1R (2)

{R}, {T}: Flip a coin. If you win the flip, destroy target artifact and untap Goblin Archaeologist. If you lose the flip, sacrifice Goblin Archaeologist.

Always easily impressed, Durg was about to be blown away.

Illus. Jim Nelson

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

Printings:
#63 (Jim Nelson)

Editions:
English Darksteel (Uncommon)

Languages:
German Goblin-Archäologe
French Archéologue gobelin
Italian Archeologo Goblin
Spanish Arqueólogo trasgo
Portuguese Arqueólogo Goblin
Japanese ゴブリンの考古学者
Simplified Chinese 精灵考古学家


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Goblin Artisans Goblin Artisans English

Creature — Goblin Artificer 1/1, R (1)

{T}: Flip a coin. If you win the flip, draw a card. If you lose the flip, counter target artifact spell you control that isn't the target of an ability from another creature named Goblin Artisans.

Illus. Julie Baroh

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

Printings:
#48 (Julie Baroh)

Editions:
English Chronicles (Uncommon (U3))
English Antiquities (Uncommon (U3))

Languages:
Italian Artigiani dei Goblin


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