I'm reading a webcomic where (among other things) two people are trying to invent their own rpg, one based around crazy, over the top, wuxia style combat scenes.
Anyway, they were trying to figure out a way to make players play their characters to fit that theme without penalising them.
And so this guy said something like "why not use the carrot instead of the stick?" And they got really excited when they came up with the idea of awarding extra dice to players who describe what they want to do in a badass, action movie inspired way. And then those extra dice would make it easier for them to do more crazy stuff, in an infinite loop.
And I'm just grinning like an idiot because that's literally how Exalted works.