Chris and Jaimie Krycho are creating Mass Affection
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Welcome aboard the SSV Mass Affection—a husband-and-wife podcast discussing a play-through of Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3! (Maybe someday Andromeda, too—but we have a lot of ground to cover first.) We'll publish every other week until we hit $250/month, at which point we'll be able to afford doing this weekly.

Who are we?

Well, we're just nerds, really (though Chris is already an accomplished podcaster, and Jaimie has an amazing voice). But we love Mass Effect. We've sunk many, many hours into the game together over much of the last decade. Chris played the original Mass Effect when it came out a decade ago in 2007, and Jaimie watched him play various repeat play-throughs of ME, ME2, and ME3, including a run where Jaimie made all the decisions and Chris just did the mechanics. We've spent the last five years talking about it—everything from characterization to plot to game dynamics.

So we thought: why not talk about it with an audience? So… thanks for being our audience!

The play-through plan

We'll be playing in sequence through the main and character plots for Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. Once we finish that, perhaps we'll dive into Andromeda!

The current plan is to do all the main story missions, a few selected side plot missions of interest (Helena Blake, Conrad Verner, etc.), and a few crucial DLC items (see below). We'll also let sponsors support side missions if so desired.

DLC we plan to tackle:

  • Mass Effect
    • Bring Down the Sky
  • Mass Effect 2
    • Zaeed
    • Kasumi
    • Shadow Broker
    • Arrival
  • Mass Effect 3
    • From Ashes (Javik)
    • Citadel
DLC we plan to skip (but in some cases will let sponsors support):

  • Mass Effect
    • Pinnacle Station
  • Mass Effect 2
    • Crash Site
    • Overlord
    • Firewalker
  • Mass Effect 3
    • Omega
    • Leviathan
Tiers
Become a Patron
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Every little bit counts! We'll shoot the occasional bonus content to *everyone* who sponsors the show—you included!
Name In The Show Notes
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Look at you (everyone else will be now)! We'll put your name in the show notes for every episode.
High-Quality MP3 Downloads
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Amazing! So hear us sound more amazing! Our normal mp3 is pretty good, but not as good as it could be: we are careful for our listeners' bandwidth. But if you want 100% fidelity, you can have it!
Line Readings
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Get some fun/ridiculous/fun bonus content: Chris and Jaimie doing their best impressions of dialog from each section they play through.
Name On Air
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You're awesome! So much so that we're going to make sure everyone who hears the show knows it by hearing your name!
DLC—ME2: Crash Site
$40 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
We'll play through the Mass Effect 2: Crash Site DLC at your behest! (DLC tier is $40 + cost-to-us of the content.)
DLC—ME2: Overlord
$40 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
We'll play through the Mass Effect 2: Overlord DLC at your behest! (DLC tier is $40 + cost-to-us of the content.)
DLC—ME3: Leviathan
$50 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
We'll play through the Mass Effect 3: Omega DLC at your behest! (DLC tier is $40 + cost-to-us of the content.)
DLC—ME3: Omega
$55 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
We'll play through the Mass Effect 3: Omega DLC at your behest! (DLC tier is $40 + cost-to-us of the content.)
Decision: Kaidan/Ashley
$75 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Do we rescue Kaidan or Ashley on Virmire?
Be Our Guest
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Join us for an episode! We'll coordinate with you to record a discussion of a specific character or plot point and you'll be part of the show.
Goals
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Get us some date night baby-sitting—romance is important, people!
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Welcome aboard the SSV Mass Affection—a husband-and-wife podcast discussing a play-through of Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3! (Maybe someday Andromeda, too—but we have a lot of ground to cover first.) We'll publish every other week until we hit $250/month, at which point we'll be able to afford doing this weekly.

Who are we?

Well, we're just nerds, really (though Chris is already an accomplished podcaster, and Jaimie has an amazing voice). But we love Mass Effect. We've sunk many, many hours into the game together over much of the last decade. Chris played the original Mass Effect when it came out a decade ago in 2007, and Jaimie watched him play various repeat play-throughs of ME, ME2, and ME3, including a run where Jaimie made all the decisions and Chris just did the mechanics. We've spent the last five years talking about it—everything from characterization to plot to game dynamics.

So we thought: why not talk about it with an audience? So… thanks for being our audience!

The play-through plan

We'll be playing in sequence through the main and character plots for Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. Once we finish that, perhaps we'll dive into Andromeda!

The current plan is to do all the main story missions, a few selected side plot missions of interest (Helena Blake, Conrad Verner, etc.), and a few crucial DLC items (see below). We'll also let sponsors support side missions if so desired.

DLC we plan to tackle:

  • Mass Effect
    • Bring Down the Sky
  • Mass Effect 2
    • Zaeed
    • Kasumi
    • Shadow Broker
    • Arrival
  • Mass Effect 3
    • From Ashes (Javik)
    • Citadel
DLC we plan to skip (but in some cases will let sponsors support):

  • Mass Effect
    • Pinnacle Station
  • Mass Effect 2
    • Crash Site
    • Overlord
    • Firewalker
  • Mass Effect 3
    • Omega
    • Leviathan

Recent posts by Chris and Jaimie Krycho

Tiers
Become a Patron
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Every little bit counts! We'll shoot the occasional bonus content to *everyone* who sponsors the show—you included!
Name In The Show Notes
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Look at you (everyone else will be now)! We'll put your name in the show notes for every episode.
High-Quality MP3 Downloads
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Amazing! So hear us sound more amazing! Our normal mp3 is pretty good, but not as good as it could be: we are careful for our listeners' bandwidth. But if you want 100% fidelity, you can have it!
Line Readings
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Get some fun/ridiculous/fun bonus content: Chris and Jaimie doing their best impressions of dialog from each section they play through.
Name On Air
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You're awesome! So much so that we're going to make sure everyone who hears the show knows it by hearing your name!
DLC—ME2: Crash Site
$40 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
We'll play through the Mass Effect 2: Crash Site DLC at your behest! (DLC tier is $40 + cost-to-us of the content.)
DLC—ME2: Overlord
$40 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
We'll play through the Mass Effect 2: Overlord DLC at your behest! (DLC tier is $40 + cost-to-us of the content.)
DLC—ME3: Leviathan
$50 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
We'll play through the Mass Effect 3: Omega DLC at your behest! (DLC tier is $40 + cost-to-us of the content.)
DLC—ME3: Omega
$55 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
We'll play through the Mass Effect 3: Omega DLC at your behest! (DLC tier is $40 + cost-to-us of the content.)
Decision: Kaidan/Ashley
$75 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Do we rescue Kaidan or Ashley on Virmire?
Be Our Guest
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Join us for an episode! We'll coordinate with you to record a discussion of a specific character or plot point and you'll be part of the show.