On the other hand, I went back and forth between showing and
hiding faction affiliations by default in the playtests. I don't
recall the specifics at the moment, but it seemed like both choices
had their drawbacks. At one point, all characters displayed their
lord unless they were deliberatly hiding their faction; this ability
was a subskill of Stealth. So in the past Olympia has experimented
with something very similar to the mask/unmask suggestion.
The idea of being able to create a new coat of arms is interesting.
Perhaps this could be part of the long-sought-after game groups
-- Rich Skrenta <firstname.lastname@example.org>