Letter From the Editor

Unwinnable Monthly – October 2020

This is a reprint of the letter from the editor in Unwinnable Monthly Issue 132. You can buy Issue 132 now, or purchase a monthly subscription to make sure you never miss an issue!


This issue is packed, so let’s just get right into it. This thing is 84 pages long, you don’t need me rattling on.

Our main feature by Adam Goodall looks at art and political resistance in Umurangi Generation. Our second feature has Orrin Grey looking at his history with dungeon crawling board games. Nicholas Straub delivers our third feature, on how death is not the end in videogames. Our sponsored feature looks at the near disastrous development of Robot Champions.

In the columns, Noah Springer’s got five hip hop albums for you to check out. Harry Rabinowitz has three witchy comics. Oluwatayo Adewole has thoughts on an Indonesian metal band and a documentary about the perpetrators of Indonesia’s political massacres in 1965. Diego Nicolás Argüello tells us some ghost stories. Declan Taggart presents a review of Pendragon in pick-your-path form.

Melissa King pens a letter to Final Fantasy XIV’s Krile. Ben Sailer sees the inclusion of Colin Kaepernick in Madden NFL 2020 as too little, too late. Matt Marrone gets a new Apple Watch. Yussef Cole gets in the groove of Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock. Autumn Wright ponders the post-apocalypse. Justin Reeve takes in the architecture in Ashen. Rob Rich admires the character flaws introduced in The Legend of Korra.

Topping it all off, we chat with Skullfungus, indie dungeon mapmaker extraordinaire.

Have yourselves a happy Halloween!

Stu Horvath
Kearny, New Jersey
October 14, 2020

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