Interesting concept to refer to a card by "I"...
I'm not sure it is the best way of doing it, but this far I don't see any reason to not go with it: Compared with "This card" or "Name of card" etc it fills the same function 99% of the time it's going to be used.
Now it is the same as saying "I, the card" or "I, the creature" since there's an assumption that whoever reads the card understands that it is a card
I now realize how formal card texts are in MtG.
In most cases they're really well written and follow a strict syntax.
But I still feel that the texts could be improved. For example, Shyde says "when I enter you may". It is not defined where she should enter. It's probably when she enters the battlefield.
Agree. It is on purpose though, and the only place a creature can enter is in the Kingdom or in the Front. It needs clarifying in the rules though. Once it's in the rules it doesn't need to be on cards as it is implicit.
Elf Captain: What does "allies" mean?
That one was actually in the rules, and just like with "entering" it needs to be clearly defined:
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Ally: Another creature card that is in play and under the control of the same player. Faction belonging is irrelevant to determine if a creature is an ally or not. While a creature can't be ally with itself, other creatures with the same name controlled by the same player may be allies.
Edit: Changed the wiki with the following... not satisfied but will re-word later...
===Entering & In Play===
When a card is legally moved onto or otherwise activated on the game table it is ''entering play'':
*Creature cards enter play most often by being played from hand into either a domain in the Kingdom or directly to the Front.
*Region cards enter play by being revealed from the top of the region pile (Chapter), and they always stay in the region pile while active.
*All other card types enter play in the Front.
If nothing hinders a card from entering play it is then considered to be ''in play'', given that all it's costs and pre-requisites have been met for it to enter play. Typically that would be all permanents that are on the table, like your creatures, equipment and enchantment.
Events and Magic are technically speaking also ''in play'' for a very short moment: They enter play, are ''in play'', resolve and then become discarded into the grave - leaving play.