Letter from the Editor

Unwinnable Monthly – March 2024

This is a reprint of the letter from the editor in Unwinnable Monthly Issue 173. You can buy Issue 173 now, or purchase a monthly subscription to make sure you never miss an issue!


Dear Reader,


It’s around this time of year that I remember daylight savings exists for so many of us. Truly a nightmare. For people like me who enjoy a dark-looking game or movie it really messes up one’s ability to find the time.

Anyway, while that is all miserable, I am happy to announce our next theme issue will be this June, Kawaiiju! A celebration of the huge, the cute and the monstrous.

For features, this month we have Orrin Grey on our favorite found family, Lilo and Stitch. Backing this up is Perry Gottschalk one The Last Guardian.

For this month’s Funeral Rites, brought to you by our friends at Exalted Funeral, Justin Reeve talks with with Huffa Frobes-Cross about Between the Skies, a system neutral game about exploring endless strange worlds.

As for our regular rogues . . . Jay Castello spills tea and paint. Maddi Chilton ruins my news feed with epochs and Russian lit. Matt Marrone went on vacation but gave us a beer report on his way back. Noah Springer plays with a Cucurbitaceae herding dog! Justin Reeve goes to the city of lights. Rob Rich watches other people watching other things. Sadly, not on Gogglebox. Levi Rubeck flexes his MFA on all of us. Phoenix Simms also fathoms the depths of lit crit!

Never let the powerful sleep well at night. Vote in your local elections. Hand out cash to people that need it.

See you all in the next Exploits!

David Shimomura

Chicago, Illinois

March 6, 2024

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