In December 2019, two best friends set out to capture the magic of discovering Final Fantasy VII for the first time, distilling those emotions into the First Encounter podcast series. Our goal has always been to share those feelings so that you, too, can experience the nostalgia of your first time running through Midgar, unraveling Cloud’s story, and falling in love with the greatest game ever made. We are having a blast, but we want to share more with you. 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. We need your help. If we can afford to spend more time growing First Encounter, then we can deliver you that good-good we’re excited about. Good-good may include Compilation of Final Fantasy VII bonus series, blooper episodes of cut audio from past episodes, access to live-streamed gaming events, and more. We genuinely hope you are enjoying this journey as much as we are, and if that’s the case, please help us keep it going.
-Haney & Chris
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