Old School Hack is a free beta tabletop RPG where you take on the role of old-school D&D adventurers going on old-school D&D adventures.
Monsters and treasure and maidens and crap.
These rules are beta, so the game is a little on the rough side. However, as is the case with Danger Patrol, the core mechanics of the game are solid. Other than stats and crap like that, this game's main gimmick is called: the Awesome Point
At that start of the game, the DM puts some chips into The Bowl, which is at the center of the table. Whenever a player does something awesome, anyone and everyone
can reach into The Bowl and give that player an Awesome Point - but you can only give one each (I think - the rules are a touch unclear here). You can spend Awesome Points to do awesome stuff like hitting harder, improving a roll, healing a wound, using certain talents, creating an NPC on the fly, or other such awesome things.
And, yes, if you use an Awesome Point to do something awesome, you can get more Awesome Points.
What happens if The Bowl is empty? Oops, no more Awesome Points to spread around. However, the DM has access to The Stack. The Stack is basically a giant pile of infinite Awesome Points which only he may spend. The DM can pull some bullshit and spend Awesome Points from The Stack; he then puts those spent points into The Bowl.
So the flow is: The DM pulls some bullshit and spends Awesome Points from The Stack, which fills The Bowl, from which players may draw Awesome Points when they do awesome things. Then they spend those Awesome Points to do awesome things, and give those points back to The Stack, from which the DM pulls more bullshit.
Once every single player in the party has spent 12 Awesome Points each
, the entire party levels up!
Check it out. Seems like a pretty awesome game to me.
EDIT: According to the game designer, multiple rewards are allowed but probably a bad idea. The rule of thumb is that you should start with (2.5 x the number of players) Awesome Points in The Bowl. Obviously, if everyone decides to give someone 5 Awesome Points at once, that's way fewer Awesome Points to give to everyone else.