Next Level Magic is a comprehensive course on realizing your goals in Magic, whether they are to go Pro and qualify for the Pro Tour, or whether you want to just put up better results at your local FNM. Based on the popular e-book, this massive 400+ page tome has been expanded to include a year's worth of new cards, strategies, and stories, as well as several new sections, features, and updated examples.
Next Level Magic lays the blueprint for the most useful ways to approach improving your decision making in Magic. Every area of in-game Magic theory will be broken down to the most basic building blocks: understanding your role in a given game, discussing card advantage, virtual card advantage, tempo, the Philosophy of Fire, mulligans, sideboarding, manabases, templating, bluffing, Jedi Mind Tricks, the four perspectives, limited Magic, and more. Every major archetype in the game's history is explored, as well as what it takes to succeed with them and what it takes to defeat them.
In addition to providing a step-by-step training course for mastering Magic: The Gathering, StarCityGames.com's Patrick Chapin "The Innovator," shares seventeen years of entertaining adventures and fascinating stories from his career as a professional Magic player that are sure to captivate everyone from rookies new to tournament Magic to veterans playing since Alpha. The author is a three time Pro Tour Top 8 competitor, including a finals appearance in the 2007 Magic World Championships representing RIW Hobbies.
"Patrick's love of learning, and his willingness to learn from anyone, is one of the keys to his success, and something everyone should try to emulate." - Hall of Famer, Jon Finkel
"Patrick is more than a good deck-builder... His writing and teachings help people at every level of the game, and he cracks me up." - Nine-Time Pro Tour Top 8 Competitor, Gabriel Nassif
"From Mono-Red ten years ago to Five-Color Control today, Patrick Chapin has been instrumental in deck and theory development for years. After a mediocre finish at Pro Tour: Hollywood, Patrick helped me rethink my approach to the Pro Tour, influencing my deck choice for Pro Tour: Berlin. In this strategy guide, he shares his years of accumulated knowledge and expertise. Anyone interested in improving their game would do well to check it out!" - Pro Tour: Berlin Champion, Luis Scott-Vargas