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The best stories from the first year of Unwinnable.com, in one sexy, full color book.
The best stories from the first year of Unwinnable.com, in one sexy, full color book.
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Team Unwinnable is putting together a limited run digest of the best work published on Unwinnable.com during the first year and a half of the site's existence. We are currently looking at a full-color, softcover book running between 80-120 pages, to be released in December.

For those of you unfamiliar with the site, Unwinnable.com is an eclectic, free form, collaborative website dedicated to geek culture. Videogames, comics, pulp, sci fi, and horror all have a home here. Our site's content is driven the opinions, personalities and thought-provoking ideas of our regular contributors and editors.

We've been around for over a year now, so we thought that the best way to catch people up on our most popular and critical articles so far would be to print them up in that antiquated technology called "a book."

Unwinnable: Volume 1 will be a limited run, printed digest that collects the very best stories and art from the first year and a half of Unwinnable's digital existence.

In the book, you will find stories that explore the early days of videogames, the transcendence of Zork, the impact of Dungeons & Dragons, gender in gaming, the birth of science fiction, the history of horror in America, the McRib and much more.

Folks who contribute to the project can expect some great incentives in addition to a copy of the book itself (which will be pretty awesome): Unwinnable merchandise, the chance to hang out with Team Unwinnable for the day to play videogames, an opportunity to run the site for a day or even hit contributor Chuck Moran in the face with a pie (he deserves it).  

Team Unwinnable is made of people just like you. We are all volunteers with something to say and an abiding love for the pop culture that has sustained us over the years. We hope you join us, and the conversation, at Unwinnable.com.

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    A thank you published publicly on Unwinnable.com, an Unwinnable vinyl sticker, an e-book copy of Unwinnable: Volume One and a one year button subscription (you'll receive every new button we make in 2012 - dozens of buttons!).

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    A thank you published publicly on Unwinnable.com, an Unwinnable vinyl sticker, a one year button subscription (you'll receive every new button we make in 2012 - dozens of buttons!) and a physical copy of Unwinnable: Volume One.

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    A thank you published publicly on Unwinnable.com, an Unwinnable vinyl sticker, a one year button subscription (you'll receive every new button we make in 2012 - dozens of buttons!), an Unwinnable T-shirt and a physical copy of Unwinnable: Volume One.

    Pledges at this level will also have the opportunity to have Unwinnable contributor and comic artist Mark Mariano draw a piece of original 4"x6" full color art work of any one character from your favorite TV show, movie, comic or videogame - your choice!

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    A thank you published publicly on Unwinnable.com, an Unwinnable vinyl sticker, a one year button subscription (you'll receive every new button we make in 2012 - dozens of buttons!), an Unwinnable T-shirt, a specially commissioned print of A Brief History of Story Telling in Videogames by BTD and a physical copy of Unwinnable: Volume One.

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    Throw a pie in the face of Chuck Moran!

    Some restrictions. Chuck doesn't have to know when you plan on ambushing him, but the rest of Team Unwinnable does so we can video it (please give us plenty of notice if you want to get him someplace out of the North Jersey area, like PAX). Cream pies (or really, anything that won't stain/injure) only. We can't have him getting pie'd on his way to work either, funny though that may be.

    Email us if you have any questions! You will also get a copy of the book with this reward.

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    North Jersey area only. Come hang out with members of Team Unwinnable. We'll play videogames and boardgames, have a nice dinner and generally have a grand old time.

    You'll also get a thank you published publicly on Unwinnable.com, an Unwinnable vinyl sticker, a one year button subscription (you'll receive every new button we make in 2012 - dozens of buttons!), an Unwinnable T-shirt, a specially commissioned print of A Brief History of Story Telling in Videogames by BTD and a physical copy of Unwinnable: Volume One.

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    Got something to say? Now is your chance - take the reins of Unwinnable as Editor-in-Chief for a day. Commission and run whatever content you see fit. Yell at Team Unwinnable. Throw things. We don't have an office, but we promise we will be cowering in fear, no matter where we are...

    You'll also get a thank you published publicly on Unwinnable.com, an Unwinnable vinyl sticker, a one year button subscription (you'll receive every new button we make in 2012 - dozens of buttons!), an Unwinnable T-shirt, a specially commissioned print of A Brief History of Story Telling in Videogames by BTD and a physical copy of Unwinnable: Volume One.

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