by Mike Shea on 28 April 2011
Dave wrote about this method to build unique, dynamic, and speedy combats in his article The Combat Out. I wrote about it in Three Examples of Ending a Battle Early and discussed potential pitfalls in Avoiding the Early Out.
Now you can download the the recording of Dave and I discussing "The Out" here (23 meg mp3).
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