Flowers in the Garden of Bones
Spending Plot Points
Typically, spent Plot Points go into the supply pile in front of Storyteller. However, if you’re in a Contest with another Lead’s player, any Plot Points you spend on your rolls go to him. Storyteller may also spend Plot Points on her rolls; when she spends Plot Points in a roll against you, she gives them to you. Whenever you get Plot Points like this, keep them separate from the Plot Points you already have. You can’t use these until the Contest or Test is over and the dice are set aside. There are a number of things Plot Points can be spent on.
Roll More Dice
Before any roll, you may spend a Plot Point to roll more dice. Describe how another Trait can help your Lead’s efforts and add that Trait’s die to your pool. In this way, you may roll in another Relationship or Value, or more than one Asset or Resource.
Include More Dice
After any roll, you may spend a Plot Point to include more dice in your result out of those you just rolled. In this way, your result may be three, four, or five dice added together. The only limit to how many dice you may add to your result is how many dice you rolled to begin with and how many Plot Points you have available.
You may also spend a Plot Point to exploit a Useful Detail from the story (an improvised weapon, a damning piece of evidence, an advantageous position on a staircase) and add a d6 to your pool. A Useful Detail lasts for the remainder of the scene, and you can add it to your dice pool as often as you can justify it during that scene. If other players want to share in the fun, they’ll have to spend their own Plot Points to gain access to that Useful Detail.
Add A Relationship
If you’re midway through an episode and you’ve started to take a shine to a particular Feature—or really come to despise a particular Feature— you can spend a Plot Point to add a d6 Relationship with that Feature to your sheet. Be sure to write your opinion of that Feature right then as the Relationship’s statement. After the first scene with that Feature, the Relationship steps back to d4. You can step it up during Tag Scenes if you want to maintain this Relationship, or if the Feature is only around for one episode you can eliminate it.
Some of your Assets may have triggers or Spend abilities that give you a benefit when you spend a Plot Point. When Oliver just happens to own a very useful item, he spends a Plot Point for the privilege.
Get Help From Resources
Throughout the game, you’ll encounter Extras and Locations, which are elements of the story that can help or hinder you. If you spend a Plot Point, they can Aid you by giving you a die to include in your result. Your own Extras and Locations don’t require a Plot Point to activate, however.