Letter from the Editor
A black and tan image of someone firing a canon.

Unwinnable Monthly – September 2021

A black and tan image of someone firing a canon.This is a reprint of the letter from the editor in Unwinnable Monthly Issue 143. You can buy Issue 143 now, or purchase a monthly subscription to make sure you never miss an issue!


Welcome to Mid-September!

Dear reader, I hope you and yours have been well. I’ve been good and I have some Unwinnable news you should hear.

First of all, let’s talk about the features. Our cover (art assembled by Stu Horvath) feature this month is by Andrew Goddard dissecting what makes a canon and how we might curate one for videogames. Our second feature is an examination of representations of faith in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla by Ryan Stevens.

Onto the columns! Deirdre is back and completes an amorous yet still Herculean task. Matt Marrone has himself a house hotel day. Justin Reeve talks about happens to our urban areas after us. Rob Rich joins the discourse to talk about why and when it’s important to understand the difference between art and artists. Ben Sailer talks about the specific lonely world of Concrete Genie. Also this month, Sara Clemens continues their comic stylings with an ode to a Gorgon. And Noah Springer tries something a little different. Go check it out!

In other column news, allow me to (re)introduce Phillip Russell! Mr. Russell has been cranking out all sorts of greatness and I’m overjoyed he’s joining the magazine side of things. Please join me in welcoming Phillip by blowing up his Twitter account.

And last, some difficult news. This month is our final with columnist Oluwatayo Adewole. I wish I had a more crystalized view of our first conversation but honestly, this is better. It just feels like we’ve always been friends. Since joining Unwinnable, Tayo became a person I could completely trust and who has brought me some of my best memories from the last year. Their column got to me this month and I hope you find it meaningful too. Thank you for everything Tayo, I wish you all the best!

Be good to each other out there!

See you all in a few weeks at Exploits!

David Shimomura
Chicago, Illinois
August 14, 2021


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