RPAs are Roleplaying Awards given by GameMasters for various reasons. Multipiers are set to last over a fixed amount of experience pulses, so it is important to avoid activities that result in small pulses e.g. helping others with guildwork, to avoid wasting them. There are two forms of RPA which are modifier (1.5-4x XP boost) RPAs or flat XP RPAs (Fixed instant XP). Players can also nominate another player via the ROLEPLAY NOMINATE verb. There is different messaging for each type (minor, major, etc.) of award which is given.
Example of messaging when RPA is received:
To view whether or not you currently have an active RPA, use the EXP command. There is no message when it expires.
Your mind is numbed. You feel a strange sense of serenity and find that you are able to reflect on recent events with uncommon clarity and understanding. Your recent adventures echo powerfully in your mind.