First Encounter

is creating a video game adventure podcast of friendship andย discovery.

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Well met traveler! We know the wild expanse of life can be dangerous with its random encounters, so any assistance at all is meaningful and appreciated. This tier gets you:
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  • Access to ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป-๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€!
  • ๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜!
  • Your name displayed on the ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ and a ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜-๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ following a recording day!
  • ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€!

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That hits the spot. Now we're not worried about a party wipe! This tier gets you all previous rewards PLUS:
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  • First Encounter ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜†!
  • Join us every other month for a ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ป-๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ in which we chat and play games voted on by Patrons!
  • Monthly "๐——๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜†" ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€!
  • Monthly ๐—–๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜/๐—•๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€!
  • ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€!

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  • Monthly episodes of a ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ป-๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ voted on by Patrons! (๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—น๐˜† ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ: ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜† ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—œ)
  • ๐—–๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ to be voted on!

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About First Encounter

In December of 2019, two best friends set out to capture the magic of discovering Final Fantasy VII for the first time, distilling the experience of running through Midgar, unraveling Cloud's story, and falling in love with one of the greatest games ever made into the First Encounter podcast.

Since concluding Haney's first playthrough of Final Fantasy VII, we began recording season 2, sending Chris off on a new adventure through The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. More than a video game podcast, First Encounter is a journey of friendship and discovery through the experiences that shaped our childhood.

Not only do we want to continue releasing the series for as long and regularly as possible, but we want to grow the show into something that brings others as much happiness as it brought us. Unfortunately, the reality is that condensing 4 hours of audio into the 30-50 minute episodes we release is a massive chunk of time. Haney works two jobs and Chris works on editing full-time to deliver the episodes regularly.
Whether it's to relive the nostalgia of experiencing your favorite video game for the first time, or to have something to turn to for some much needed laughs every once in a while, this is what makes First Encounter special. But we need your help!

Patreon is one way you can support First Encounter. It allows you to pledge monthly donations to the show in exchange for regular perks, such as: exclusive bonus series, Blooper Episodes of cut content, "Director Commentary" episodes, early episode releases, access to exclusive live streams, and more.

Money raised through your support goes directly toward keeping the show running, improving its quality, and growing it to be better than ever. This includes paying for hosting and software services, upgrading the equipment, and making new content.

We genuinely hope you enjoy this adventure as much as we do, and if that's the case, please help us keep it going.

xoxo
-Haney & Chris

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$77.77 - reached! per month
Hell yeah, let's go! If we unlock this goal, we begin recording a how-to speedrun Final Fantasy VII video series for all patrons. I'll teach Haney how to speedrun any %, no slots from the opening of the game to reaching Shinra HQ. These videos will be produced like Udemy or Skillshare courses, but more entertaining, and with extra Haney screams.

We'll also be able to upgrade our mics and level up our audio quality!
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