Flowers in the Garden of Bones
Arrows are the lines that connect all of these elements together making a web of background, plot, and setting. Arrows should have a label describing in a word or three how the first map element is related to the other. Your Lead might “work for” an Extra, “have a crush on” a Lead, or “study at” a Location. A second arrow can link back, describing how the second element relates to the first. Those two relationships are rarely the same; the character your Lead has a crush on might think of you as “just a friend” or an “annoying pest.” If you’re the one who adds the circle or diamond to the Map, you have the choice of drawing an arrow back to your Lead right away and defining that reciprocal connection with a label. Otherwise, leave it open and another player can make that decision for you when the Prelude gives them the choice. If you draw an arrow to an existing circle or square, however, this immediate return arrow isn’t an option.