The Magical History of Black Draw Spells

Since the early days of the game, black has been secondary with cards with blue being the king. Still, while blue’s history with this is all about changing costs and not much more, black has a more detailed history, which gives us clues into how WotC views different resources and their values.

The benchmark these days seems to be [card]Read the Bones[/card], which is quite strong, seeing plenty of Standard play. But how did we get there?

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