I know of only three:

  1. Pull From Eternity
  2. Riftsweeper
  3. Karn, the Great Creator

Are there any more?

(By "arbitrary" I mean the card retrieved need not be related to the card doing the retrieving. Red's impulsive draw mechanic and flicker cards that exile and immediately retrieve another permanent don't count, but it's fine if the spell limits the category of cards that can be retrieved, like Karn.)

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    Are you including all of the Eldrazi Processors?
    – GendoIkari
    Apr 12 at 14:26
  • Can wishes retrieve cards exiled by other effects in game? For example, Death Wish from Judgement says: "Choose a card you own from outside the game and put it into your hand...". Modern example: "Wish" from AFR says "You may play a card you own from outside the game this turn." Or is the exile zone an "in-game" zone?
    – BradC
    Apr 12 at 21:04
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    @BradC Exile is a regular game zone and thus not outside of the game. In casual play, outside of the game means any card outside of your starting deck, including your entire collection. In sanctioned play it means any card in your sideboard.
    – Hackworth
    Apr 12 at 21:16
  • Thanks, @Hackworth. Found the reference for that, it's 400.1, which defines the seven game zones, one of which is "exile", and 400.11, which defines anything not in a game zone as "outside the game". So wishes can't (currently) retrieve cards exiled via (normal) game effects. Interestingly, I believe this was changed at some point, see 400.8: "Previously, the exile zone was called the "removed-from-the-game-zone"; this seems to match up to my memory that the old-school Wishes could to this when originally printed.
    – BradC
    Apr 12 at 21:38

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I'm not completely sure this covers everything, but as far as I know in most cases you can only interact with cards face-up in exile. So doing a scryfall search for the words face-up + exile reveals 6 cards:

There is also:

  • Kaya the Inexorable can cast legendaries from exile and doesn't explicitly mention face-up, although its rulings touch on it. I'm not sure if there is anything else using this template, which is influenced by the fact that it also looks at your hand and graveyard.
    – Cadence
    Apr 12 at 17:40
  • @Cadence You can cast face-down legendaries with Kaya's emblem if you were allowed to look at them at any point after they were exiled face-down. Relevant rules are 601.3f in combination with 406.3.
    – Hackworth
    Apr 12 at 21:52
  • Also: Runic Repetition, Rootcoil Creeper, Memory Theft, Processor Assault.
    – m90
    Apr 13 at 14:59

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