Rule of Three

Three is an important number. It is a part of a pattern used in stories, plays, game scripts, narration and even design. It is interesting to see how important this number is in the world around us.

How many elements does the game, rock,paper scissors have? What would happen if I added an additional element of a gun with the rock paper and scissors? Could you think of a potential problem? Lets see more, how many stooges were there? or Blind Mice? Does the term “omne trium perfectum” make sense now?

Three creates progressive tension which is then built up and finally released. More references can be found here and here.


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