Episode 9 Guest – Lisa Ortiz

Valor Live Episode 9 will feature our third Guest actor and the final Guest of this season! Please welcome Lisa Ortiz, who will be playing the National Defense Initiative Agent Roxy Steele!

Lisa Ortiz is a NYC native, bicoastal, veteran voice actor, director and producer. Her career as a voice over artist began under the shroud of an attempted auto larceny gone awry. Luckily for her, and for her sibling, the perpetrator in question, the car battery died. (No seriously, my brother tried to steal my car. That’s how I got into voice over. Just ask me. I’ll tell you.).  

 

As a VA, she is most well known  for her role as Lina Inverse, and Amy Rose in Sonic the Hedgehog, but she began her voice over career as the high elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War. Since then she has gone on to record dozens of animation series, live action, audiobooks, looping, video games, commercials, podcasts and films both as a voice and as a Producer, Director and Adapter. Her voice has been heard internationally on Disney XD, SciFi, Cartoon Network, WB, Nickelodeon and Netflix amongst others. And she has appeared most recently onstage in the one woman show “I Couldn’t Possibly love you” at 53 above at the Broadway Comedy club and Don’t tell Mama, as well as the Anime Cabaret Improv Jam. 

 

Lisa  is currently the director of Pokemon Journeys and has worked on the show in various capacities over the years since Indigo League. Directing credits include 200+ Episodes of the Pokemon TV Series (Journeys, Sun and Moon, XY) , Robo Car Poli, Psychic School Wars, Pokemon the Movie: I Choose you,  Norm of the North and  mobile games for, The Dark Night Rises, Dungeon Hunter 5, Modern Combat 5 and Netflix’s Heroes United amongst others*. 

 

She is President of Noise of O Productions, co-founder of www.voicesforfosters.org and is bicoastal, New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent, a Nuyorican, currently residing in LA, with her fabulous felines Littie and Boudica (Boudie). She is classically trained in theatre and voice, and in her free time, she loves to sing jazz. 

You can find more on Lisa’s extensive work below:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0651184/

www.lisaortiz.com

www.noiseofo.com

Episode 6 Guest – Joe Zieja

Valor Live Episode 6 will feature our second Guest actor! Please welcome Joe Zieja, who will be playing the fey Purifier Probasus Spasimo!

Joe is a writer, voice-over actor and general creative with a huge array of notable credits. His EPIC FAILURE series, inspired by his time with the US Military and their unending inscrutable bureaucracy is described by critics as “Terry Pratchett in space”. His voice-over credits include Bumblebee from Transformers, War for Cybertron: Siege, Claude von Riegan in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Fox McCloud in Star Fox Zero: the Battle Begins, and Kurt Vander in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III & IV. When not voicing your favorite characters, Joe can be found enjoying a number of physical pursuits such as parkour, scuba diving, and flying planes. Joe currently resides in the city of Los Angeles, where he frequently criticizes the driving “talent” of West Coast drivers.

 

On Valor Live, Joe is bringing the character Probasus Spasimo, an Unseelie Fey Purifier. Purifiers are tasked with eliminating mortals and immortals that have, through their own evil action become consumed by Soul Taint lest they become demons, a job Probasus carries out with gusto and brutal efficiency.

 

Joe can be found all over the internet, and you can find those links below:

Website 

Twitter

IMDB

EPIC FAILURE

Twitch

YouTube

Patreon Launch and Tools of the Trade on Early Access

Hey everyone, a few announcements today!

First, we are pleased to announce that the Core Rulebook Valor: Tools of the Trade is now available on Early Access! You can find it here: https://valorousgames.itch.io/tools-of-the-trade

This is the first of our Early Access and Micro-Content projects, with a more complete version of Villains, Creatures and Foes expected a bit later after we get all 400 pages of it into some semblance of a workable format for export. You can read a bit  more about our Early Access program here

Second, we have officially launched our Patreon! It can be found here

While we will still be working behind the scenes to customize the page, the core goals are providing alternate ways to support Valor development. Patreon proceeds will go toward supporting programs such as Valor Live, as well as full product releases so we appreciate your support!

Third, we are launching a second stream over on our Twitch channel, which can be found here

This stream will be every Tuesday at 6:00 PM Pacific time. We’ve currently slated it to run one hour, but depending on the response we are open to increasing that time as needed. These streams will feature Valorous Games owner and Lead Designer Austin MacKenzie, who will walk through in-development content such as rules used in Valor Live or some of the Early Access content. He will also take questions from the stream, and unveil development content requested by Patrons. The Valor Development Stream will launch on October 27th, where we will explore the freeway rules used in Valor Live Episode 3: Immortal Wind (episode found here)

Finally, we’re down to the final map for Best in Class art! Expect an update on Best in Class hopefully in a few days!

Episode 3 Guest – Vanessa Hoskins

Valor Live Episode 3 will feature our first Guest actor! Please welcome Vanessa Hoskins, who will be playing the fey performer LuminousGrove!
Vanessa is a table-top role-playing game author and actual-play podcast performer. She’s been creating games and adventures since she was 10 and raided the family board games for dice while using her vast LEGO collection for minis and locations. While currently living in upstate New York, her imagination and internet connection often transports her around the world. When not writing, running, or playing role-playing games, she enjoys narrative based video games, musical theatre, and spending time with her wife and their adorable cat.
She’s written dozens of titles for the Pathfinder and Starfinder RPGs from rules mechanics to adventures. Her latest adventure, Hands of the Devil (Abomination Vaults, Book 2) releases in February of 2021. As well as several short-form adventures for Pathfinder Society and Starfinder Society organized play programs. In addition to Valor Live, you can hear her play on Roll for Combat’s Fall of Plaguestone and Three Ring Adventure actual-plays, or Know Direction Network’s Stellar and Adventurous! podcasts.
On Valor Live, Vanessa brings the character of LuminusGrove to life. Lumi is a fey social influencer and online personality who uses performance art and pseudo-investigative journalism to fight for the Equalist cause! Accompanied by her heavily modified BZ-20 hover drone, nicknamed “Buzzy,” she exposes Traditionalist lies and scandals LIVE to thousands of eager fans. Lumi’s biggest fan is PageBoy74, a human man from Kelebree, who’s ready to come to Lumi’s aid at a moment’s notice. Find out what trouble Lumi and her little sprouts get into on episode 3 of Valor Live!
You can find a collection of Vanessa’s work and contacts below:
Roll For Combat: http://rollforcombat.com/
Know Direction Network: http://knowdirectionpodcast.com/

Announcing Valor Live!

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

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

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

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

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.