Next week marks the 1 year birthday of SixPrizes.com! I wasn’t sure if the site would ever last this long, but here we are. :)
As part of its growth and development, I’ve been toying around with the idea of some sort of premium content offshoot of SixPrizes.
People sometimes complain that the article quality on the site is lacking, so for all you highly competitive people holding that gripe, I am making this for you.
I NEED input on all of this, but here’s what I am thinking so far…
I will try to get some of the best players out there writing for this…people that have won multiple States, Regionals, and World Championships. La creme de la creme, if you will.
I’ve talked to a few of these players so far and I know Chris Fulop said he is very interested in writing, so that’s one name for you.
Let me know if there are any specific players you’d like to see writing articles for this! I will try to get them on board.
My initial thoughts were to do a mailed newsletter that gets delivered to your mailbox twice a month (every two weeks). It would contain 3 to 4 columns per issue, with each writer giving you a comprehensive deck analysis and maybe some thoughts on the current metagame or whatever seems relevant at the time.
Each column would probably be about 4 or 5 typed two column pages.
I am leaning towards the physical mailed newsletter option over e-mail for a couple reasons…
1. It is very easy to copy and paste an e-mail to a website or forward it to all your friends.
2. Getting something in the mail is cool.
The only issue is that it costs more to mail something than to send an e-mail. I’m still crunching the numbers to see if I can make it work.
As I mentioned, an e-mailed newsletter could be an option. This would get sent out maybe once a week with 1 to 2 articles rather than every other week.
Another option is to make a members only content portion of the website where you would have to log-in to see the content.
This problem with that is again, it’s easy to copy and paste a whole webpage and post it elsewhere. I want the good people that sign up for this to be getting content they would otherwise not be able to find elsewhere on the internet.
I am not sure about the price point yet, but I will be offering a 1 month free trial for everyone once I start it up.
It will be reasonably priced, especially if maybe you and a friend pitch in for it together and share (which is what I imagine will happen in a lot of cases).
What I need from you:
In the comments section, please answer these questions…
1. Let me know if you’re interested!
2. Which players would you like to see writing?
3. What would you like them to write about? I’m just making an educated guess and assuming you want to see deck analyses.
4. Which format do you think will be best? Mailed newsletter, e-mailed newsletter, or protected on-site content?