What this doesn't leave room for is the truly way-out and florid spell descriptions. Not ones that try to jam every loophole with rule on rule, but the ones that have a random table, or some crazy convoluted effect. And I'm not trying to have every spell work that way, DCC style. But it would be good to have a few spells that act like crazy trick rooms in a dungeon - that you can carry with you!
Instead of card-sized spells, let's call them folio spells, because you'd need a really big spellbook to lug them all around. And let's have each one be inspired by a different old engraving.
Above is the inspiration for the up-jumped Augury I call: The Appeal to the Seven Worthy Elders.
This illustrates the casting of Hester's Exacting Accountancy.
What does the Strict and Allegorical Parnassus do exactly? Good question.