It would be so much easier to just remove the companion mechanic from edh. Unban the otter and permit the legendary creatures to be used as commanders or in the 99 only. Clean and simple.
Agreed. It was a bad move to try and force it to work in the format. They had to alter the rules and ban a card that a lot of people would have loved as a commander or as part of their 99 all to appease WotC and showcase their (terrible) new mechanic?
I slipped Lurrus into Breya so hopefully they find a way to make things work. I mean, I can always put Emry back if I have to, but I rather not.
It's hard to wrap my head around a card printed for standard getting banned in Vintage, rather than restricted, but here we are. It doesn't mean anything really in commander because it's not an ante or dexterity card, I think.
It does though. The EDH card pool is "vintage legal" with an added banlist. That's why cards like the ante cards, conspiracies, etc. are not actually banned in EDH, they're simply not legal because they are not vintage legal.
Either the rules committee is going to have to make changes and alterations to the rules yet again to accommodate companion or we're going to have at least a few more cards (bare minimum Lurrus) no longer legal to play in EDH after they end up banned in vintage next week.