The game is about to change.
I’m not sure what is actually going on here.
What was stopping us from using planeswalkers as commanders before?
And why does putting the rules text on the card suddenly make it okay?
It’s also weird because Wizards traditionally leaves the rules to the community, but here they’re basically forcing the EDH rules to either adapt to include planeswalkers as commanders or just ban cards with this kind of rules text.
For the record, I’m okay with the change, and I’ve been wanting planeswalker commanders for a long time. This Teferi is pretty sweet too. I look forward to seeing how this trend continues.
Commander’s rules aren’t changing to allow planeswalkers to be commanders at all, that would break the format in half. Making planeswalkers specifically to be commanders works though, because card text comes before format rules.