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Grab this trick-or-treat bag and get:


• Unwinnable Monthly, a 60+ page PDF magazine on or about the 15th of every month


• Exploits, a 15-page PDF recommendations magazine on or about the 1st of the month


• The full back issue archive - 75 issues of Unwinnable Weekly, 69 issues of Unwinnable Monthly and 44 issues of Exploits


• New Patrons get a copy of The Unseen: The Unwinnable Guide to Lesser-Known Horror Movies and TV, 2008 - 2018 (existing Patrons can purchase it at cost plus shipping, or upgrade to the Double Trouble tier!) 


• The personal satisfaction of supporting an independent publication and helping pay writers
Includes Discord benefits

Double Trouble

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$10
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Already a subscriber? Feeling magnanimous? Show us you love us enough to double down by doubling up. At this tier you'll help unlock tiered rewards for all of Unwinnable in our various subscription drives and fill Team Unwinnable with awe of your generosity.

  • If you're an existing subscriber or Patron and you sign up for this tier, we'll send you The Unseen: The Unwinnable Guide to Lesser-Known Horror Film and TV, 2008-2018 on the house!
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About Unwinnable


Subscribe and Keep Unwinnable Going Into Our 12th Year!

Since 2010, Unwinnable has been creating award-winning, independent writing on culture – primarily videogames, but also tabletop games, movies, television, music, books, politics and life in general.

We only care about one thing: writing good stuff. We embrace all kinds of writing, on all kinds of subjects, by all kinds of people. We want our writing to be read and our writers to be paid.

We don’t care about stuff like chasing clicks, search engine optimization, traditional internet advertising revenue models, review ratings or toxic comment sections.

Subscribers keep Unwinnable alive and make sure there is always a place on the internet for writers to write the stories they want to write.

No Tricks, Only Treats

To celebrate the spookiest time of the year, we’re offering a big pile of extras for our new Patrons.

As our gift to you for signing up, United States residents will receive a copy of The Unseen: The Unwinnable Guide to Lesser-Known Horror Films and TV, 2008-2018 for free! That’s right, an 80-page, full-color, physical book, sent to your home entirely for no cost. (Folks outside the US, we’ll gladly send you the book as well, but we do need to charge for shipping. Existing subscribers and patrons will have the opportunity to purchase the book at cost)

You’ll also receive access to every back issue of the Monthly. That’s 69 issues (nice!) – over 4,500 pages celebrating games, movies, horror and more. A $620 value!

Every month, you’ll also receive Exploits, our recommendations magazine – think of it as monthly cultural diary – absolutely free! We’ll even throw in the archive: 43 additional magazines!

Finally, you get the whole run of Unwinnable Weekly, an additional 75 issues! So much reading!

Special offer runs through November 1.


But There’s More!
As more subscribers sign up, you’ll unlock special rewards.

When we hit 25 subscribers, we’ll release a spooky print-and-cut Halloween mobile from Unwinnable cover artist Michael C. Hsiung! Hang it over the comfy chair you read Unwinnable in! Attach it to your hat, hang it over your head and be the spookiest weirdo wherever you go!

50 subscribers unlocks an issue of Unwinnable Monthly dedicated to monsters! Do we mean that literally, figuratively or metaphorically? Yes, probably.

When we hit 75 subscribers, we’ll do an issue of Unwinnable Monthly dedicated to the classic videogame DOOM and all its permutations. Do not disappoint the barons of hell!

100 subscribers unlocks a special actual play tabletop RPG stream. Stu Horvath will run “Chariot of the Gods,” a cinematic scenario for Free League’s Alien RPG, for five doomed souls. Six plus hours of screams that no one will hear, because they’re from space.



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