This is a “drop one and pass the token on” game. The StoryNet Creator selects the cause(s) to be supported and then buys a 6 game token for 6 balms.
The StoryNet Creator then drops one balm on their Balmee. The game token (now a 5-balm token) is passed to their Balmee, who then drops one balm and passes the 4-balm token to their Balmee. this continues until there are no more balm-tokens left to pass and the StoryNet pauses.
At any time, any player in the game can refill the game token by buying more tokens - as many as they choose to purchase - to keep the StoryNet growing.
The token counter on the StoryNet's home page will always show how many tokens are currently in the game and who refilled the token counter with how many tokens.
At any time, any player in the game can start a new "branch" in the same StoryNet by buying a 6-Degrees of You StoryNet Kit and dropping the first of those 6 balms on a new balmee.
Anyone can start a new 6-Degrees of You StoryNet, but you must be invited to join a 6-Degrees of You StoryNet that is already in progress by someone in the game dropping a balm on you.