Too good to pass up. Signed up. Looking forward to the email for a digital copy.
Hail to the Draft Kings!
[Update 7/17: New promo game for MLB (for tomorrow's games). Also, the way we're getting the copies to you is Larry sends me a chunk of emails a few times a day and I handle them all at once. The last group was from 6pm last night so if you've done the deal since then the book's on its way.]
Longtime readers should by now be quite familiar with our longstanding relationship with fantasy partner, Draftstreet. This week Larry called me to let me know they're merging with the other big fantasy site, Draft Kings. We've been playing and promoting Draftstreet's games for awhile because we like the guys—like us their whole business outlook is to put all of their thought and effort into the users' experience. During the course of that relationship Larry lamented a few times that Draft Kings really had the same outlook as they did, plus some software geniuses he envied.
This was inevitable: the two Drafts have merged into one great realm of daily and weekly fantasy sport awesomeness.
What this means
Promo? Of course. Two actually, and not mutually exclusive.
Try the MLB Game
Follow this link or any of those above to the game. Details:
Deposit $5 or More to Get a Free Digital Copy of HTTV Right Now
Same link. Whether you're a first-time user, played the free games before, or one of the jerks who took my money from me all March, if you add at least $5 to your account and came from our link, I'll e-mail you shortly after to send you a free digital copy of Hail to the Victors 2014 which we gave to our Kickstarter backers and which print version is currently awaiting the heating of presses (but is now available for pre-sale).
- Follow the link to Draft Kings.
- They'll send me your email. In clumps.
- I email you (when I'm not sleeping or having dinner or some such) to ask if you want a 10 mb file attached to that or another email address, or a link and instructions to download it.
- You get a DRM-free PDF of the book you can use on any device, write on, or whatever.
Larry's Still Our Guy
Larry's still our guy. ANY problems email him at [email protected].
hard to beat that deal
but re: HTTV Kickstarter...I responded with my address and email confirmations but never saw a link to the digital copy that others described. I went through my deleted emails but they purge after one day. Can anyone help?
And forwarded to the office of complaints in the complaint division.
(Seth. That's Seth.)
Seth sent it to me last night. Thank you both very much!
Can't get past Zip/Postal Code. We require letters as well as numbers.
I emailed larry for you.
I emailed as well. Was just wondering if any compatriots north of the border were having the same problem.
Thanks for taking the time to email.
I hate to rip a sponsor, but as a habitual daily fantasy player, this isn't really a merger. It is essentially Draftstreet dying, with some of the DS staff going on to work for DKs.
If any daily fantasy player wanted to be playing on DK, they would have done so already. It isn't "one great realm of... fantasy". It is essentially a loss of all of DS features, and a loss of choice for the consumer. There is even some questions about whether the merger will pass (or should have passed) antitrust review.
Basically, this "merger" means:
-loss of DS game types not offered by DKs, such as pick ems and H2Hs.
-loss of the DS pricing algorhythm, which was considered to be one of the best (at least for baseball)
-loss of DS's community chat (none offed by DKs)
-players forced to use the crappy DK interface
-players forced to play under rules where not all positions lock at the start of the first game, meaning you can't just spend a few minutes setting up but have to constantly check for news before every game start time.
In other words, a sad day for daily fantasy sports.
Add loss of soccer, at least for now.
I totally hear you on these, though keep in mind they're retaining a lot of DS people and according to Larry adding a lot of the things that were great about DS to DK. I'm personally after them to get the pick 'ems back.
It wasn't a buyout or corporate takeover. Draft Kings is the far larger, and the Draftstreet people were for this because they were reaching the limits of their market saturation. Unlike Michigan, they ARE a business and can't be faulted for taking an opportunity to control such a larger share of their market, and maybe inject their particular coolness into it. Think of it like Rivals buying 247--there are things that 247 does that are SO MUCH BETTER than what Rivals does and that's how they carved out a large niche in the recruiting space that only a giant like ESPN has been enter since 2002. If they bought 'em to get rid of 'em it would indeed be a sad day, but if they added crystal balls and better bloggers and boards, and the composite scores, and could afford to keep most of the scouting staff, well, that would be a good recruiting site.
Maybe that's a bad analogy. Like I said, it's not all bad here, though there are valid downsides.
Translation: I know next to nothing about golf but put up $5 for the digital copy. Guys like me are those that might actually win.. wouldn't that be sweet!
Same! Though I am very interested to see how my hastily researched roster does.
Don't wanna be that guy, but is it normal to take this long to get my digital HTTV? NP if you just haven't had time to send it yet, I just wanna make sure that I didn't miss the promotion or otherwise screw this up!
Just got mine this morning...! Excited to dig in... thanks guys!
Hey, just checking in, I followed the link and made the deposit yesterday afternoon, but haven't received an email with the preview mag.
Looks pretty interesting! Hoping for my HTTV copy soon
The system is Larry is emailing me the list of emails of people who did the $5 deal in chunks, and then I'm emailing those people when I can. The last chunk came at 6 pm last night and I sent those at 9:30 am this morning. So if you did the deal after 6 last night your book is coming.