What can you do with karma?
A lot of people don't realize that you can read subscriber-only stories using your karma! All of these stories and poems are reserved for subscribers, but can be bought individually for 30 karma points.
Or, if you've got a bunch saved up, you can spend 400 karma and get complete subscriber access for 3 months!
You can also spend karma to adopt characters. They cost 40 karma points to adopt, and that keeps them in your control for 3 months. (After that, you have to support them with more karma, or preferably with creative submissions that let us know what they're up to! See the Character Ownership page for more details.)
If you are logged in, you can use this page to spend your karma on stories, characters and subscriber accounts!
If you'd like to spend your karma on giving these perks to someone else, just contact me and let me know!
Some of the artists and authors will also trade karma for commissioned work or sponsorships: http://www.tornworld.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=755
And last but definitely not least, you can tip authors and artists with your karma. If you particularly enjoy a story or piece of artwork, let the creator know by giving them karma! If you are logged in, you get an easy form to use to send them some of your karma. This lets the contributor know which pieces are most enjoyed, and will encourage them to do more in that style or with those characters.
There are more details on the Karma Page!
How can you get karma?
The easiest way to earn karma is to leave comments for our artists and authors. Each time, you get karma into your account automatically. You can also receive karma for helping out around the site, being involved at the forum, submitting artwork, fiction, poetry, articles or characters.
Want to check your karma balance? If you are logged in, the karma page lists what you've received karma for, and what you've spent it on.