When you wish upon a star Makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires Will come to you But what can you Wish for in Magic? A card like Burning Wish tells you to choose a sorcery card from outside the game. So what's outside of the game then? When the Wishes were first printed, there were essentially two places a Wish could acquire a card from in tournament Magic. You could acquire a card from your sideboard, or you could acquire a card that's been "removed from the game".