Text Role-playing Game Creator's Order of the Game Master
A possible new feature to enhance the prestige and cosmetics of Characters and their Players is the Order of the Game Master. The Order of the Game Master is really different 'badges' that can be awarded to a Player for certain accomplishments.
For instance, a Game Master can award a Player the "Order of Loyalty" for always responding timely in an adventure. This can then be shown in the Player's Character Sheet as well as Character Posts. There can be different Orders for different things.
"Hence a wise general makes a point of foraging on the enemy. One cartload of the enemy's provisions is equivalent to twenty of one's own, and likewise a single picul of his provender is equivalent to twenty from one's own store." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
I like the idea, its a good way of getting players who do more to be recognized for it so long as the GM recognizes it too. It could be a focus of jealousy too for some small thinker.
A good way to recognize more active players. What I particularly like about it is you get some players that only do half as much and yet they are awarded the same as the rest of the party. Maybe this will help the better players be recognized for their dedication to the game.
I think thing could have a lot of benefit, giving motivation of great roleplaying by players and offer incentives to work harder or give more effort.
The idea of rewards or awards, for either players or Dungeon Masters, offer the chance of showing others are appreciated and that all they do does not go unnoticed. That posting in a timely matter, being there for the roleplay to continue, and other details that show the effort your putting into what you do, actually can be noted and see by others would be great!.
Who can fret with some recognition. Only problem that might creep in is someone getting an award they don't deserve OR simple jealousy.
Or the Dungeon Master makes sure there is a reward in the treasure for certain characters to find and use. I do like the badge incentive.
This would be pretty cool. The one game I'm in everyone is super-active, which is nice and a pleasant change from the traditional Play By Post experience!.
Maybe there can be role-play related rewards as well like the most humorous, best tactician, etc.