Flowers in the Garden of Bones
Earning Plot Points
Now that you know how useful they are, I’m sure you’re just dying to get your hands on some Plot Points. Never fear: they’re easy to come by—just painful. You earn Plot Points when your Complications are activated and when you use some of your Distinctions.
Remember how earlier I mentioned that those dice that rolled 1s could earn you Plot Points? Sure, they represent little bite-sized servings of disaster, but nothing makes a hero fight harder than a setback. Whenever a Lead’s
Complication is activated, Storyteller may give that player a Plot Point and add the die that rolled 1 to the Trouble pool Your little setback has increased the tension, and things are getting a little more difficult…but at least you have a Plot Point!
A lot of Distinctions get you some Plot Points via triggers, but there’s always a catch. Sometimes you only earn the Plot Point when your Lead chooses to do something a little stupid. Sometimes you pick up the Plot Point when you pull your punches or make the situation worse.