Pull From Eternity
uncommon. The philosophy behind how to treat the removed from game zone has undergone a lot of debate in R&D over the years. Though the "RFG" zone originally started as a place to just put things actually removed from the game
, such as Swords to Plowshares
, the advent of other cards that interact with the zone, such as the Wish cycle from Judgment
, changed it to a place from which cards could actually come back. Suddenly "removed from the game" didn't mean the card was necessarily gone from the game! The inspiration for this spell was pulling suspended cards into an opponent's graveyard before they could fire, but it was made much more interesting by applying it to nearly all
RFG cards in a game. Whether cards like this open the RFG zone to too much interaction, or that the zone is simply the victim of an outdated name, still comes up for debate from time to time.