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The Punchlist: This Week’s News for Nerds

Welcome to this week’s PUNCHLIST, where we round up the biggest news in nerd culture. Beyond this article, you’ll not see much content from Nerds on Earth for the foreseeable future.

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7. Free RPG Day 2020 Kit Contents Revealed

Free RPG Day made a move from June to July, but Gaming Days, LLC just dropped the list of publishers and products in this year’s kit for retailers. Below is the list, and you can click here to find a participating retailer near you! Show up and try (and buy!) something new and awesome!

  • 9th Level Games: Level One Anthology of Indie RPGs
  • Cubicle 7: Warhammer 40K Wrath & Glory
  • Dave Taylor Miniatures/Mantic Games/Army Painter: How to Paint a Library
  • Fantasy Flight Games: Genesys Keyforge
  • Gatekeeper Games: Dice
  • Goodman Games: Dungeon Crawl Classics
  • Hit Point Press: Humblewood 
  • Magpie Games: Root RPG 
  • Oni Games: Junior Braves
  • Paizo, Inc.: Pathfinder RPG 
  • Paizo, Inc.: Starfinder RPG
  • Q-Workshop: Dice
  • Renegade Game Studios: Kids on Bikes
  • Renegade Game Studios: Overlight
  • Roll20: Subscription Promo
  • Wizkids: Warlock Tile exclusive item

+ More here: Free RPG Day List

6. Doctor Who: Tom Baker and David Tennant Team Up for Out of Time

Out of Time is a series of audio dramas that bring the 4th and 10th Doctors together for time and space traveling adventures. The first story, due out in August, pits them against the classic villains the Daleks! The series is planned as a trilogy.

+ More here: Out of Time Doctor Who Series Announced

5. Jedi Temple Challenge is a Brand New Star Wars Gameshow

Hosted by Ahmed Best, the actor who played Jar Jar Binks, Jedi Temple Challenge is Star Wars meets Legends of the Hidden Temple and we’re here for all of it. Some of our writers even took the liberty of providing a list of names for the teams:

  • Purple Padawans
  • Yellow Younglings
  • Blue Bothans
  • Silver Sith
  • Red Rebels
  • Green Gungans

What ideas for team names do you have? Catch the trailer via the link below!

+More Here: Jedi Temple Challenge Trailer

4. Hasbro Reveals Marvel Legends Deadpool Line with Strong Guy Build-a-Figure

The newest set has two Deadpool variants, Black Tom, Warpath, Sunspot, Maverick, and Shiklah. Collect all 7 figures to build the oversized Strong Guy!

+ More here: Deadpool Wave of Marvel Legends Figures

3. Ticket to Ride Gets a Print-and-Play Stay at Home Expansion

“Will you first try to go from your bedroom to your desk for some paperwork, or would you rather do a detour by the fridge and spend some time on the balcony?” The free expansion has you playing as a family of four following a stay at home order in one of Days of Wonders’ most accessible and widely played games.

+ More here: Ticket to Ride Stay at Home Expansion

2. Fantasy Flight Hosts Open Alpha for X-Wing Solo Play Rules

The Star Wars: X-Wing miniatures game is asking for play testers and feedback for a solo experience against automated opponents. The system looks to use components found in the Core Set. You can find the complete rules below!

+ More here: Star Wars: X-Wing Solo Play Rules

1. PaizoCon Online Announcements

PaizoCon had to shift to an online only format and just dropped a roundup of their big announcements for their Pathfinder 2e line. They include:

  • Pathfinder Advanced Player’s Guide
  • The Beginner’s Box
  • 2 three-part Adventure Paths – Abomination Vaults and Fists of the Ruby Phoenix
  • Bestiary 3
  • and the Lost Omens Ancestry Guide

+ More here: PaizoCon Announcements

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