In order to get points from a dare, you must fulfill the criteria posted for each dare. Often, NaNoers will tally up their total dare points, often for extreme bragging rights and a crazy novel.
Have a character who always carries a towel with him/her.In this dare, we have the general dare set up used in Writing Dares.
+ if it's an MC
++ if the character is hitchhiking at some point in the novel
+++ if it's vital to the plot
+++ + if the towel is blue
Cookie/Cake: The character has read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
The first line has the basis of the dare: this is worth one point.
As you go down the line, each additional criteria adds one point per + sign.
So, if I have a character who follows all the criteria above, I would have (1+1+2+3+4+cookie/cake) points, which adds up to 11 points + cookie/cake.
Some people count cookies/cake as one point: it's up to you what you do.
However, sometimes you may want every criteria satisfied but one or two. So if I have a blue-towel-carrying character who is NOT a main character, but is hitchhiking, and is not vital to the plot, I have just 7 points. Take the value of the + signs.
You may also encounter BP, DBP, TBP, QBP (quadruple bonus points), QBP (quintiple bonus points, aka 5BP), etc.
4BP= +++ +