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Valor: The Heroic Roleplay System

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Dive into a heroic roleplay experience that offers the ultimate in character customization!

Valor puts players in the shoes of mighty heroes who are ready to take down evil and save the day.

Valor offers players over 150 unique skills to customize their characters and the unique Technique system lets them develop their own specialized attacks.

Valor rewards dramatic and clever roleplay by providing tangible mechanical benefits, encouraging players to really invest in and play their characters to the fullest extent.

Reviews for Valor

"The production value is good, it has an "anime" feel to it that [is] commercially viable these days, and I think your particular take on finding a middle ground between "indy" storytelling and "trad" rpg game design is a valid and playable one."

- Jason Walters, Indie Press Revolution

 
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September 07, 2016 2:04 am UTC
I've read through the preview and it sounds pretty cool so far. Are there any examples of the Techniques anywhere? It sounds like they are the core of the system, but there aren't any examples given in the preview.
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January 15, 2017 6:55 am UTC
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I don't know if you'll ever read this, but I did a thing where I broke down character creation in it using Batman as an example:

http://imgur.com/gallery/KtzGn
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HAMILTON R June 18, 2016 2:28 pm UTC
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After reading the review, it made things clearer to me what this game is about. This is a good thing, and it probably helped sales overall when first written. That has been the goal: to get a fair market advertised for a fair price. Unfortunately, the product is still too high of a cost for me to purchase, but I do see the efforts and appreciate the mark-down since my last comment. I am just of the opinion that when the price lowers to it's perceived value, then more sales will be forth-coming - including my purchase. Simple economics to me. Meanwhile, we are starting a new game of Ova next week....
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Anne T October 27, 2016 3:05 pm UTC
FYI, this title is October 27, 2016's Deal of the Day, and is 70% off the PDF price for 24 hours, in case you still hadn't bought it because of its MSRP/PDF prices.
MSRP: $30.00
Sale price: $25.00
Deal price: $7.50 (70% off)
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March 20, 2016 7:34 pm UTC
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Put up a review here due to better formatting and rating control: https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/16/16725.phtml
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David C March 30, 2016 2:15 pm UTC
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I'll put the review in both locations. I can't access rpg.net where I am right now so it'll have to wait till this evening.
I still have some trouble with the 5 star system here as it feels like anything less than 5 is saying you didn't like the game. For me I would feel that 3 and up should be a buy it now while anything less is a maybe. Oh well.
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HAMILTON R March 19, 2016 5:38 am UTC
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Just as a reminder: the expense of this product does not correlate well with the perceived value. There are two other similar RPG core books with an anime theme that are an average 30% cheaper than this product. I predict that Valor sales will continue to stagnate unless they lower the price a few dollars more. Remember - a bird in-hand is worth two in the bush.
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David C March 20, 2016 5:36 pm UTC
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Well I can vouch that it is a well made game perfect for running a dbz themed game. Once they fix some small issues like allowing others to add bookmarks it will be a great product for its price.
At the moment it does suffer from a lack of reviews or even people talking about it. I suppose ill have to try and write up a decent review shortly.
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HAMILTON R March 29, 2016 11:36 pm UTC
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There are currently 0 reviews at drivethrurpg.com / rpgnow.com for Valor RPG, since this comment is also on drivethru under the game in question, it is here where what I said applies. I don't know about "it does not suffer from a lack of reviews" because there are no reviews here, where this comment exists. I am not searching all over the web for some obscure review; people who bought the product, like you, should write a review to help the game. PS - small issues will kill sales if the price is steep, keep that in mind.
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David C March 30, 2016 12:23 pm UTC
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I'm assuming this was your attempt at a polite way of reminding me to get off my butt and actually write a review. I'll try to make that a priority today once I'm done with work. Too be quite honest I'd completely forgotten till I got the email update telling me someone commented on something.

I would like to know where you got your quote from though? After all it seems like you may have misread what I said about "it does suffer from a lack of reviews".
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David C February 16, 2016 6:00 pm UTC
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I would like to warn anyone purchasing this that they have no bookmarks set up and it is locked so you can't add bookmarks. I sent them a message about this but have received no reply so far.
It's a bit disappointing seeing as they charge what seems like a high price but didn't add any of the features that makes digital products so nice.
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Valorous G February 21, 2016 6:30 am UTC
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Hi David. I'm sorry you haven't received a reply. A question like this came to us a few days ago and we answered it, but I'm not sure if this is you or not.

To address your concerns: Bookmarks are something that we are currently looking into adding, as well as including hyperlinks, lifting the copy and paste restriction, and further optimizing the PDF so that pages load faster. We hope to be able to roll out these changes with a few errata additions shortly!
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September 16, 2016 1:05 am UTC
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So, are these updates ever coming? I almost recommended this to someone today, but I couldn't bring myself to do so because of these issues especially at the current price point.
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David C September 16, 2016 2:45 pm UTC
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I'm going to guess not. This long to put in bookmarks and remove the copy paste block is too long. I don't think I'll be bothering with these folks in the future.
The game is interesting but the pdf is a pain to use at the table thanks to the lack of basic pdf functions.
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David C September 17, 2015 3:00 pm UTC
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Well I've finally come back to look at this again. So now I've downloaded the preview and it's made me interested. The 30$ price point is still off putting and the "Copy/paste disabled" is even more so. I still don't quite see how it's going to handle special techniques or spells and that's kind of the last bit I need to know before I could take such an expensive plunge.

I've been looking all over for any reviews or play experience reports and I've yet to find a single one. If anyone here could point me towards one it would be much appreciated.
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Alex S February 09, 2016 9:25 pm UTC
Valor player here, and been so since the playtest days. I can't put up a formal review since I got the game through Kickstarter rather than here, but I can tell you that I love this game a great deal due to flexibility more than anything. It's not quite to Fate levels of abstraction, but if you like a game where you can make up whatever character you like or run a game in whatever setting you like while still having crunchy enough rules to play it on a battlemat, it's a really good purchase.

Without ruining the point of buying the book, Techniques (which can be anything from wrestling moves to spells to weapons to lengthy political diatribes that happen to reduce your target's resolve) are built similarly to other point-based systems like Mutants & Masterminds, although with much more general and less fiddly "base powers" than that example. You have a Core that you take X levels in (up to a max per Technique/total based on your character level) and then modify it with an extremely wide...See more
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David C February 10, 2016 10:07 pm UTC
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I've been waiting on a review like this that gave me some insight into the game. The lower price was a decent selling point too I will admit.
I still wish developers wouldn't do things like prevent copy and pasting though as it makes my cheat sheets far more annoying to make.
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David C August 05, 2015 3:22 pm UTC
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I'm finding it hard to see much discussion about this game. It looks interesting but at 30$ it's a bit steep for not knowing anything but the art looks good to me. That and why is copy and paste disabled?

Any reviews or group play write ups I might look at to learn more?
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Jonathan K August 06, 2015 5:14 pm UTC
$30 for a .pdf is pretty steep; even Shadowrun's .pdfs are about $20-$25 which is pricey in comparison to most RPG .pdfs. It was a Kickstarter, and so I can see not wanting to sell it cheaper than the backers got it, but jeebus, that price point.

There's a discussion here - http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?408108-Valor-Tabletop-RPG-System - hopefully that answers some of your questions?

I'm curious about this for sure, but that price tag's a major disincentive to exploring.
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David C August 06, 2015 7:04 pm UTC
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I definitely think I would have just bought it at 20$ instead of trying to research it.

I noticed they mentioned something about meters in that thread you linked though I'm not sure what those are. Apparently it's a subsystem that's nifty in some way?

Ah well there is too little information on it at the moment for me to take that plunge. I'll just add it to my wishlist so I'll remember to check on it again sometime in the future.
Thanks for the link.
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Pablo P August 07, 2015 7:11 am UTC
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Hi, you can check the preview they have in their web. It contains the first chapter with the combat and character creation rules.
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