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Last updated August 11, 2017

Fantasy Rugby Draft: The new generation of fantasy rugby

It's time to take Fantasy Rugby Draft to the next level and build a Mobile App. Some people just watch rugby, others play FRD.

Fantasy Rugby Draft: The new generation of fantasy rugby

It's time to take Fantasy Rugby Draft to the next level and build a Mobile App. Some people just watch rugby, others play FRD.

NZ$ 6,265
pledged of NZ$ 15,000pledged of NZ$ 15,000 goal
78
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 11 2017 5:55 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 11, 2017

About

 

When Reginald Fantasy invented fantasy rugby, he decided that there shall be only one form of fantasy rugby, the salary cap game. Big mistake.

An early photo of Reginald Fantasy and the team at the fantasy rugby factory circa 1850.
An early photo of Reginald Fantasy and the team at the fantasy rugby factory circa 1850.

The rugby fraternity the world over are a fanatical, passionate and intelligent bunch and deserve a fantasy game to match. Step forward Fantasy Rugby Draft (FRD). 

Before FRD this is what playing fantasy rugby looked like.

Boring and uneventful. You were playing against a computer. 

Fantasy rugby shouldn’t just be a game you play. Fantasy rugby should be a way of life. It should be entrenched in your everyday life from the water cooler at work, to your local pub, to your family Christmas dinner.

This is what fantasy rugby should look like (minus the commissioner at the end of the clip with feet for hands...).Here’s our office FRD draft at a winery in Matakana. 

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FRD is an online game that takes you away from the keyboard. Instead of rocking up 5 minutes before the start of the season to select your team, like other fantasy products, you've one of the greatest days of the year to kick off your fantasy season... 

Draft day!

Draft Day 2017 for the Highveld Bowl League
Draft Day 2017 for the Highveld Bowl League

This is where you get your league together and select your own unique team for the season. Only one person can own Beauden Barrett (or Jordie for that matter…) and you’re against the clock. It’s a very nerve racking and intense time when you’re on the clock. For those who haven't played before we've added a clip at the bottom on how to play FRD.

Managers play FRD because they're addicted to the game, the banter and the general game play e.g. the draft, trading, the waiver wire etc, NOT because it's a slick online experience. We’re a young New Zealand startup without the deep pockets of the large companies. We’re very proud of the game that we’ve produced but it's time to kick it up a gear. Enter Kickstarter. We want to build our managers a Mobile App to easily manage their team on the go.

The main benefit to pledging will be providing an app to enhance the FRD experience. That said we’ve got some really cool rewards for those who pledge, all designed to help you win your league. Manager PRO will save you bucket loads of time as well as giving you more stats to make the cream rise to the top in the Player Hub. Pledgers will also have the opportunity to get their hands on Mossmans Super Rugby pre-draft rankings document including cross-positional analysis and stats. The holy grail of draft preparation for serious FRD managers. 

For those that don't play FRD we've included an FRD stubbie/can cooler and an FRD bottle opener. Perfect for BBQ season. There are a few other higher pledge rewards too like an FRD polo shirt, Mobile App beta test access and the ultimate, you get to choose an enhancement for the Mobile App which a league could pitch in for if there was something they have always wanted included.

The initial $15,000 goal is to help build an iOS Mobile App to incorporate a streamlined login process and include FRD pages like the Matchup, Lineup and the Player Hub. The aim is to 200% over fund our goal so that we can fund an Android Mobile App too.

We'd love to build both versions of the Mobile App but the reality is Apps are very expensive to build and we need to focus our resources on one version initially. 

If we do over fund our $15,000 goal, the aim is to build the core functionality in both the iOS and the Android version before including more features across both. The more you pledge the more features we'll include. If we don't achieve our over fund goal then don't lose faith. We're committed to building both versions of the App and we'll find a way.

It's vitally important to get off to a great start in the campaign, so if you were wondering when the best time to pledge is, it's in the first 48 hours.

As promised here is a short clip on How to Play Fantasy Rugby Draft.

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Risks and challenges

We are aiming to over-fund our goal to allow us to build both an iOS version and an Android version of the app. The risk is that we don't achieve this and we can only build one version.

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    Pledge NZ$ 5 or more About US$ 4

    FRD Prop

    As an FRD Manager you love playing Fantasy Rugby Draft and really would love to access it via a Mobile App. Your pledge gets you a step closer.
    Bruce and Mossman can't thank you enough.

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    FRD Hooker

    By pledging to this reward, aside from being able to access FRD on a Mobile App, you'll receive 3 months of our new Manager PRO offering. Currently envisaged to launch at the start of the Aviva Premiership season.

    Manager PRO provides the following functionality:
    - Team news directly alongside your Lineup
    - Team news in the Player Hub
    - An average Points Per Game (PPG) stat
    - A "Form" stat. Average PPG for the last 3 games

    PRO will save you a lot of time trawling the interweb for team news and cross checking these with players available in your Player Hub.
    PRO will also allow you to quickly identify who the best players are and what form are they in? Total Points only tells part of the story.

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    Pledge NZ$ 20 or more About US$ 13

    FRD Lock

    By pledging to this reward, aside from being able to access FRD on a Mobile App, you'll receive 6 months of our new Manager PRO offering. Currently envisaged to launch at the start of the Aviva Premiership season.

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    • 6 Months - Manager PRO
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    Pledge NZ$ 25 or more About US$ 16

    FRD Loose Forward

    All previous rewards +...

    This is where the value is. Not only will you receive Manager PRO but you'll receive the priceless Mossman 2018 pre-draft anaylsis. This includes all players and their stats but most importantly their cross position value to help you dominate your draft.
    (Jan 2018)

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    • 6 Months - Manager PRO
    • 2018 Super Rugby Pre-Draft Analysis
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    Pledge NZ$ 35 or more About US$ 23

    FRD Spectator

    For those that don't play FRD and would just love to be part of something special. By pledging this amount you'll receive an awesome FRD branded stubbie/can cooler and bottle opener. Great for bbq season.

    Bruce and Mossman can't thank you enough.

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    • Fantasy Rugby Draft Stubbie/Can Cooler
    • Fantasy Rugby Draft Bottle Opener
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    Pledge NZ$ 55 or more About US$ 35

    FRD Half Back

    All previous rewards +...

    A sweet vinyl Fantasy Rugby Draft logo sticker for your smartphone or your laptop.

    Includes:
    • 6 Months - Manager PRO
    • 2018 Super Rugby Pre-Draft Analysis
    • FRD logo vinyl sticker for your smartphone or laptop
    • Fantasy Rugby Draft Stubbie/Can Cooler
    • Fantasy Rugby Draft Bottle Opener
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    Pledge NZ$ 80 or more About US$ 51

    FRD Fly Half

    As you're a part of the backs you like to look good. By pledging this amount you'll receive everything in the section below INCLUDING a limited edition "Foundation Manager" black office FRD polo shirt as worn by Mossman and Bruce in the Facebook Live Start Bench shows.

    Includes:
    • 6 Months - Manager PRO
    • 2018 Super Rugby Pre-Draft Analysis
    • Limited edition "Foundation Manager" black FRD office polo shirt
    • FRD logo vinyl sticker for your smartphone or laptop
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    Pledge NZ$ 250 or more About US$ 159

    FRD Midfielder

    By pledging as a Midfielder you'll receive everything in the section below INCLUDING a 30 minute emergency consult from Mossman or Bruce. They'll review your team and suggest players to trade for, players to add, look at the balance of your team and generally provide advice to help get you back on track to an FRD title. This can be redeemed for your draft. You'll also receive one "sleeper" player from Mossman and one from Bruce for the 2018 Super Rugby season.

    The last, and arguably the most important aspect to this reward is be part of our beta Mobile App test managers. Whenever we release a new version of the app you'll receive it before the general public.

    Includes:
    • 6 Months - Manager PRO
    • 2018 Super Rugby Pre-Draft Analysis
    • FRD logo vinyl sticker for your smartphone or laptop
    • 30 minute emergency FRD team consult
    • Beta Mobile App Tester
    • Limited edition "Foundation Manager" black FRD office polo shirt
    • Fantasy Rugby Draft Stubbie/Can Cooler
    • Fantasy Rugby Draft Bottle Opener
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    FRD Outside Back

    As you're a part of the backs you like to look good, so as part of the Outside Backs pledge you'll receive everything in the section below INCLUDING a limited edition "Foundation Manager" black office FRD polo shirt as worn by Mossman and Bruce in the Facebook Live Start Bench shows.

    ADDITIONALLY you'll receive an invite into the Kickstarter league to play against Mossman and Bruce. Are you up for the challenge?

    Includes:
    • 6 Months - Manager PRO
    • 2018 Super Rugby Pre-Draft Analysis
    • FRD logo vinyl sticker for your smartphone or laptop
    • Beta Mobile App Tester
    • An invite into "The Kickstarter League"
    • Limited edition "Foundation Manager" black FRD office polo shirt
    • Fantasy Rugby Draft Stubbie/Can Cooler
    • Fantasy Rugby Draft Bottle Opener
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    Pledge NZ$ 1,500 or more About US$ 951

    FRD Manager

    Have you got some great ideas? By pledging $1500 + you'll receive everything in the section below INCLUDING you'll directly contribute to the FRD App itself. You throw three ideas at us and we'll implement one of them in the next version release of the App.

    ADDITIONALLY you will be invited to be a guest on the Fantasy Rugby Draft podcast to chat about anything you want. You set the agenda.

    LASTLY you'll receive a limited edition "Foundation Manager" office FRD polo shirt as worn by Mossman and Bruce in the Facebook Live Start Bench shows. You can choose any colour as well as choose what's written on the right sleeve e.g. Fantasy team name, League name etc.

    Includes:
    • 6 Months - Manager PRO
    • 2018 Super Rugby Pre-Draft Analysis
    • FRD logo vinyl sticker for your smartphone or laptop
    • Beta Mobile App Tester
    • A guest spot on the Fantasy Rugby Draft podcast
    • Ltd edition FRD office polo shirt (any colour & writing)
    • 1 enhancement of your choice
    • Fantasy Rugby Draft Stubbie/Can Cooler
    • Fantasy Rugby Draft Bottle Opener
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