Get ready, Cavaliers! Valor Live will be launching on September 25th! The Stream will be hosted on our Twitch Channel and will run from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time every Friday. The 25th will be Episode 0, our initial character creation session, with the game officially starting on October 2nd. Look forward to it!
With Best in Class almost complete and the launch of Valor Live just around the corner, one of the things we want to provide is a way for people who play Valor to build a community around it. Valor was designed to be highly modular and work with a lot of different stories and styles, so it’s important to us to make sure that those who want to play it are able to find other players, share their own homebrew, and receive support for playing the game.
To that end, we are deploying our official Valor Discord which can be found here: Valor Tabletop RPG Discord
The Discord will allow players to connect with each other, share notes, and organize online play sessions. It’ll also serve as a place for Patrons to discuss content as we roll out our Patreon, as well as discuss Valor Live as the show launches.
Another major aspect we want to highlight is the Creative Commons License Valor operates under. The operating license can be found here. It allows you to, with appropriate attribution, freely share and adapt the Valor rules. What’s notable under these rules is that users are able to create their own rulesets and even publish them for profit without any royalty requirement. The only major requirement is that all material published in this fashion must also be published under the same Creative Commons License, in essence you pay it forward by allowing creators that come after you to benefit as you did (those wishing to utilize a private license may coordinate with and license the system from us directly if desired).
We also have some logos for those hoping to make use of our Creative Commons License. These are free to use for all Valor Creative Commons projects, and can be found here:
We are excited to announce our first live campaign!
For our first campaign, we’ll follow the exploits of a group of Cavaliers, semi-professional adventurers as they help solve problems in their community. This game will take place in our first official campaign setting, Valress, a world of magic and fantasy that has reached the modern era. While many things within the world have changed, some things remain the same and among them are the need for skilled individuals to take care of unusual problems. Valor Live will take place Fridays from 7-10 PM Pacific Time. The official start date will be announced soon!
We’ll be revealing everybody’s characters a bit later, but we’d first like to introduce our players! We had a lot of amazing people apply for a spot and it was a really tough decision. Every player in this group really stood out in terms of what they could bring to the table, and we could not be more excited to have this crew on board!
Game Master – Zack Maher
A self-proclaimed “King of Screaming,” Zack Maher is a voice actor who’s work you can hear in various indie animations and video games all over the internet. Notable credits include Dr. Sylvester Ashling in the animated series Epithet Erased, and various characters in the So This is Basically webseries. If you need unrivaled exuberance with a professional attitude and sound to match, look no further than having Zack involved in your next project!
Zack also isn’t a stranger when it comes to telling stories and crafting characters in tabletop RPG’s. For that past five years Zack has been creating laughs, delivering tears, and making unforgettable memories in various tabletop games. He is a frequent GM and player in different streamed shows that can be found at https://www.twitch.tv/surpriseroundrpg. This includes the Valor: The Heroic RPG system that has become a favorite of his in recent years. With the combined efforts of the rest of the cast, Zack hopes to tell an exciting and important story that inspires everyone to further pursue tabletop gaming, voice acting, or hopefully both!
When he’s not booking jobs or playing games, Zack is also pursuing the field of school psychology, where he hopes to provide kids the resources they need to succeed in their education. He also hopes to develop a speciality for transgender advocacy in the schools he’ll be working with in the future.
Francesca Calo is a New York City born and raised actor, MoCap performer, and voice actress. She is half Chinese and half Spanish, and spent her childhood on film and television sets with her parents. She began acting at the age of seven, and has since enthusiastically followed her passion. She studied and performed with theaters such as the Moscow Art Theatre Company, New York Stage and Film, as well as with acclaimed international director, Adolf Shapiro.
She can be seen alongside Sandra Bullock in the Warner Bros film, Ocean’s 8, and with Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Select THEATER credits include: Julius Caeser (Casca), King Lear (Earl of Kent), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth).
Finally, Francesca entered the foray of voice over six years ago, and can be heard on shows like Pokemon (Disney XD), Regal Academy (Nickelodeon), Webby nominated children’s podcast, Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest (Pinna Audio), and more! More information about her can be found on her website at: https://www.francesca-calo.com/
Lily Lammers is a voice actress from Valencia, California. After studying theater at Mills College in Oakland, she’s returned home and currently resides in Los Angeles. Lily’s provided additional voices for anime including HunterXHunter and Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun as well as voicing main characters in indie games such as Chronicon, Negative Atmosphere, and A Field of Flower and Stars. During her time at Mills, she was lucky enough to study at both the American Conservatory Theater and Middlebury Language Schools. Lily staged numerous productions at Mills and ACT, often acting as a sound designer as well as a performer. At Middlebury, she studied Japanese language and culture, with a focus on performing arts, from rakugo to anime. In her free time, Lily enjoys listening to old radio dramas, practicing lightsaber combat, and learning new languages.
Paul Greene-Dennis is musician and voice actor who hails from Brentwood, NY. Paul recently graduated this year from CUNY Queens College with his Masters of Music in Classical Performance. Paul loves to sing opera. Recently, Paul has done productions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Greenwood Cemetery and Queens College. When Paul is not doing voiceover or singing classical music, he is either working out, watching anime, or reading novels.
Tamara Fritz is a British-American Voice Actress who has been producing work online under her handle ‘totalspiffage’ for more than 10 years, including original music, parody songs, and covers. She got her start in VO in 2014, in the MMO Hounds: The Last Hope, and has worked as a full-time VO ever since. She works primarily in the commercial sector, but video game VO is her passion.
Her more notable credits include Wargroove, where she played Queen Mercia, and Warframe, where she played a giant, evil spider called Profit-Taker as well as the lead quest-giver in the expansion Fortuna. She was also a cast member on Live Play series URealms for two years, where she provided voices for animations as well as performing on the show.
She currently lives in Columbus, OH, where she spends her free time writing music, streaming, and memorizing obscure video game lore.