Flowers in the Garden of Bones
Looking at the Route
At the heart of Preludes is a series of options that allow you to work along your Lead’s life path. You make choices and those choices give you various benefits. When you’re done, you have a keyword-style description of your Lead’s backstory: Origin, Identity, Embrace, Attitude, etc. As you work through the choices, you also add to the Pathways Map, which develops the world around your characters: the people they know, where they spend their time, and the relationships that connect all those people and places.
At most steps, you add new people and locations to the Pathways Map or create new connections between them. With each box you select, you add new Traits to your sheet or step up the Traits you already have. The most significant changes to your character sheet come from your Home, Embrace, and Identity. It’s important that the entire group does these steps together so you’re all on the same page. All for one and one for all.