The Pursuit Of Perfection, Part 1 of 5: Don’t Compromise With Mediocrity

This entry is part 1 in the series Lessons From The West Wing

This entry is part 1 in the series Lessons From The West Wing Confessions Of A Fan: A partisan review The 7 seasons of The West Wing emerged a couple of years ago from a packed field of contenders to become my all-time favorite TV series. Early in its life, it wasn’t even a contender. […]

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The Pursuit Of Perfection, Part 2 of 5: A Perfect Vision Through A Glass, Darkly

This entry is part 2 in the series Lessons From The West Wing

This entry is part 2 in the series Lessons From The West Wing In the first part of this article, which itself is the first installement of a series of articles, I discussed the execution and delivery of uniqueness in an RPG campaign, and derived a definition of doing so to perfection that was achievable […]

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The Pursuit Of Perfection, Part 3 of 5: Laying A Campaign Foundation

This entry is part 3 in the series Lessons From The West Wing

This entry is part 3 in the series Lessons From The West Wing In the first part of this article, which is itself just the first installement of a series of articles, I discussed the execution and delivery of uniqueness in an RPG campaign, and derived a definition of doing so “to perfection” that was […]

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The Pursuit Of Perfection, Part 4 of 5: Evolving The Campaign

This entry is part 4 in the series Lessons From The West Wing

This entry is part 4 in the series Lessons From The West Wing In the first part of this article, which is only the first installement of a series, I discussed the delivery of uniqueness in an RPG campaign, and derived a definition of doing so to perfection that was achievable in more than a […]

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The Pursuit Of Perfection, Part 5 of 5: Character Evolution

This entry is part 5 in the series Lessons From The West Wing

This entry is part 5 in the series Lessons From The West Wing In the first part of this article, which is itself just the first installment of a series of articles, I discussed the execution and delivery of unique-ness in an RPG campaign, and derived a definition of doing so to a standard of […]

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Lessons From The West Wing II: The Psychology Of Maps

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This entry is part 6 in the series Lessons From The West WingIt’s time for another of my occasional Lessons From The West Wing. This draws heavily on concepts put forward in a single episode, Episode 16 of Season 2, “Somebody’s Going To Emergency, Somebody’s Going To Jail”. Some people have decried the episode as […]

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Lessons From The West Wing III: Time Happens In The Background

This entry is part 7 in the series Lessons From The West Wing

This entry is part 7 in the series Lessons From The West WingOne of the best pieces of writing/direction that I’ve ever seen in a TV production takes place in a later episode of the series, in season 6 or perhaps 7, and it’s something that has made an indelible mark apon my awareness and […]

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Lessons From The West Wing IV: Victory At Any Price

This entry is part 8 in the series Lessons From The West Wing

This entry is part 8 in the series Lessons From The West Wing “Lessons From The West Wing” is a series of occasional articles inspired by the Television Series. I’ve had this article sitting around in partially completed form for a couple of years now, waiting for the right example with which to illustrate the […]

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