Our Episodes

Join us for Season Two, as Chris takes the controller and dives into his very first journey into The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Each bi-weekly discussion is woven with recorded game play, creating immersive episodes in which you feel the moment’s emotional impact. If you miss the magic of playing through impactful, story driven games for the first time, this series was made for you.

Majora’s Mask Ep. 19: Invasion of the Hidden Valley Ranch

We return to the ranch to see what other mischief we can get up to. It was a good call, because this time we have an alien invasion to discourage!

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Majora’s Mask Ep. 18: Romani Ranch 100% Speedrun

What can I say except you're welcome? I checked out Romani Ranch so you wouldn't have to. There's not a whole lot going on, so we probably won't be back here. 

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Majora’s Mask Ep. 17: The Amazing Race

Spring has come to Goron Village, we earn the powder keg badge, win some races, and pursue some bumblefuckery.

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Majora’s Mask Ep. 16: A Cold Day in Hell

Our 100% perfect Snowhead Temple run continues, and thankfully, concludes. I stand victorious, a champion among the  ̶s̶a̶v̶e̶d̶  fairies. Remains in hand, I saunter out of the cleared temple, Haney's mouth agape in admiration. 

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Majora’s Mask Ep. 15: Snow Way Home

We finally penetrate Snowhead Temple to begin dungeoning and it goes about as well as you'd expect. Chris absolutely crushes it and Haney is very impressed. 

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Show Hosts

Chris LaForce

Chris is the leader, creative mind, and podcast host behind First Encounter. As a child, his gaming life was forever changed when he found Final Fantasy VII, firmly cementing his love for turn-based battles and beautiful, planet destroying villains. When he isn’t working, he can be found gazing longingly at new board games or eating.

Haney Hamdy

Haney is a technical creator,  part-time artist, and podcast host behind First Encounter. His hobbies range from computer technology to video gaming to sports. He lives with his wife and three dogs. When he’s not working, you can catch Haney dog-sledding, mountain biking or playing D&D.