On 2009-04-15, Marshall Burns wrote:
I feel like this is the hinge point of Humanity checks in Sorcerer (and bonus dice), Fan Mail in PTA, Spiritual Attributes in Riddle of Steel, Beliefs in Burning Wheel, as well as the scene judging in Bliss Stage as Ben mentioned.
Which means it's a pretty important point in play, especially when tied to larger reward cycles.
Yes! That's what I was getting at. Those examples you just gave are good things not because they have rightward-pointing arrows, but because of the purposes that those judgment calls are keyed to.
It helps that the games call attention to those purposes.