You just said for casual play, so why not just do what you're saying? Proxy up some of these with errata'd text and go nuts.
In fact thats why I was more comfortable if those cards has an actual printing, even in silverborder or acorn or whatever. You're suggesting me to proxy the cards, but that's illegal and problematic if I go to LGS.
And no, it wouldn't really work outside of casual because (1) not everyone you play against is going to know what all those cards do, so you'd ultimately have to resort to outside information
That happens all the time to know what is the exact oracle text of an old card, if didn't receive erratas, or to solve rule issues. Using a smartphone is the last of problems.
the process you describe would take serious time, especially for the spellbook cards that are repeatable.
No, doesn't take much time if you know how to do it.
All those "Spellbook" mechanic cards could have been perfectly made in Black Border. With a very little tweak instead of conjuring the cards, they could just create a token thats a copy of them exactly like Garth One-Eye and that would resolve all of issues. Then write the cards in a piece of paper and roll a D20 (reroll if exceed) to see what you were going to get.
Tibalt, Wicked Tormentor or the new Garruk seems very fun cards to use, and the idea of a pseudo-extra deck to use seems a very nice idea for casual play. What a pity
Not a fan of cards I can't play in paper with friends. I could proxy and tweak them but most of them are so boring isn't even worth the effort. At least the Jumpstart digital only cards were for the most part truly exciting on both design and power level wise, this looks more like limited and casual fodder.