M-158 The One Who Inherits and Entrusts the Will
This card obviously had incredible draw power and showed up in almost all the top decks at the Sannin. The Sannin winning deck felt card draw was so important that it ran 3 copies of Inherit and 3 copies of Pet Tora (M-006).
Most of our game testing that we did was draw up to 4 and not draw up to 3 like the card ended up becoming. Drawing up to 4 was not too bad because you almost always had 1 or 2 cards you wanted to keep in your hand when you played it so it ended up probably averaging 2.75 cards drawn when played. Still very good but not too devastating during our game testing. Of course, game testing was against fire/earth vs. fire/earth and fire/earth vs. decks including set 7 or set 8.
This card was the most difficult decision for us because the card could possibly still be broken at draw up to 4 and we didn't want to errata a card twice. The 4 was just a more dangerous situation compared to making it 3 so we started leaning toward 3 even though 4 didn't "seem broken".
My gametesters told me that this card did not have a huge secondary market value because it was only a rare and not that difficult to obtain. Also, about 10,000+ copies of this card are entering the market with the release of the tins. We put card value aside compared to our concern with the Third Hokage card value.
Next up, was the fundamental game design concept of whether Fire should have great card draw abilities. The majority answer among our group was "no". Therefore, the final decision was made to make this card draw up to 3.