Jeff Cunningham is an old school Magic Pro from the Bronze Age of the Pro Tour. He has over 150 lifetime Pro Points, a PT Top 8 at San Diego '02, and a GP win at Philadelphia '02. He's also recognized as a prominent Magic writer, with numerous articles and tournament reports all over the web.
Celebrating a little format diversity is good and all, but the new philosophy on Standard bans goes a lot further than that. Jeff Cunningham isn’t a base-level thinker, and he believes this new era deserves a little more scrutiny.
The Pro Tour starts today, and what better way to learn about the struggle and the preparation required to succeed at such levels than reading the amazing Cinderella story of how a local Limited ringer learned Constructed nearly overnight on his way to reaching a Pro Tour final!
Jeff Cunningham returns with an insightful look at the structure of the Modern banned list, and the implications not of each individual decision but of the modes of thought that build this format. Could it be a better format, if built a different way?
Friday, October 15th – What is it about The Grind that keeps Magic players coming back? Signs point to obsession bordering on psychosis. Read the epic part two of Jeff Cunningham’s masterful GP report!
Monday, October 11th – Jeff Cunningham loses a bet that he thought to be unlosable. Forced to write an article and attend a GP, the master craftsman pays off the bet. If you like Magic – hell, if you like words – you’ll love this article.
Wednesday, April 8th – Extended season draws to a close this weekend, and players are still looking for hot new options. Today, legendary Magic writer Jeff Cunningham returns with a no-nonsense primer for Extended Bant Aggro. If youâ€™re looking for a deck packed with aggression and a good matchup against the formatâ€™s main contenders, this is the article for you!
Jeff concludes his in-depth look at the cards of Coldsnap with an inspection of the Blue offering. Will Vexing Sphinx take flight in the Standard metagame? Will Martyr of Frost find a home? Jeff also shares his thoughts on the set as a whole, and its place in the Magic archives…
Jeff continues his examination of the Coldsnap cards with an in-depth look at the Black and Gold creations. Is Garza’s Assassin the new Kill Spell of choice? Is Grim Harvest a playable addition to the oft-forgotten Gifts archetype? Is Zur the Enchanter a card that Ghost Dad needs? Read on to find out!
Jeff continues his examination of the Coldsnap cards with an in-depth look at the Green and Land offerings. Is Ohran Viper the new Ophidian? Is Sheltering Ancient a mirror-breaking creature? Is Allosaurus Rider a possible Constructed sleeper hit? Read on to find out!
Jeff continues his examination of the Coldsnap cards with an in-depth look at the Red and Artifact offerings. Is Stalking Yeti the new Flametongue Kavu? Is Lovisa Coldeyes a credible player? Is Lightning Storm the most confusing burn spell ever? Read on to find out!
Invitational finalist and respected Internet writer Jeff “ffeJ” Cunningham returns to StarCityGames.com each day this week with an expert look at the new Coldsnap cards! Today’s article deals with the White cards in the game’s Winter-themed set… how do they fare in the modern Constructed (and Limited) arena? Is there power to be found amid the snow-capped peaks? The answers are only a mouse-click away!
Last week, Jeff began an epic narration of his wonderful run in the 2006 Magic Invitational. Today, he rounds off the report with his usual skill and grace. With the ultimate in Magical glory on the line, he faces all comers… and documents each and every thought along the way. A sublime conclusion to an incredible series.
On Wednesday, Jeff brought us the first part of what promises to be an excellent report, detailing his experiences at the 2006 Magic Invitational. Today’s installment continues where he left off, and heads into the tournament proper. Another fantastic read, from a master of the written word. Experience the highs and lows of top-level play, as ffeJ shares his memories from the Magical journey…