Quote from Ritokure »This seems pretty awful. A 4 mana investment to draw a single card is already bad enough, but the need to cast 2 instants and sorceries on top of that just kills it. The 2nd effect isn't much better either, giving you a below average effect for FIVE spells cast.
If this card had no mana costs for activation, it would be a fun build-around-me combo card. As-is, this card seems to be one of those cards botched by R&D at the last second due to being too scared of Combo decks ruining Standard.
Quote from DudeFromDenmark »It´s a story spotlight card but doesn´t mention how many of the story cards there will be and it doesn´t have any flavor text to give context as to why it´s important for the story.
Quote from scottjhebert »An interesting comparison is Trail of Evidence. This is cheaper but more color-intensive to cast, and the cost to draw a card is the same (but more color-intensive), but needs two spells to cast instead of one. OTOH, it's more resilient to artifact removal (not that many people used artifact removal on Clues).
Given all of this, I am surprised that it's 2 counters per card... I don't recall Trail really taking off much.