D&D is a fighting game, you get rewards for killing stuff.
If you want a narrative focus game ...
What do you mean by "most shows" ? Blades is not a show about fighting stuff, it has a great depth with its universe and gang mechanism. Nebula Jazz is a comic show, yeah you got some fights but that sounds like generalizing. Or did I misunderstood something ?
So are you talking about CoS only or everything else ?
Cuz Blades in the Dark and Fate sure as hell ain't combat focus
If we are talking about D&D ... Well when there is no mechanics to support character development, it means that the game don't want you to do that right ? D&D is very limited with that, the only depth added to the characters are fighiting stats.
I do think you also want to say that, they should not be afraid to improvise and impose their vision of their characters instead of asking Adam ?
And if it goes to Harper too, did you watch Blades ? Character Dev., Backgrounds, Tensions between characters are just doing Rocket Jumps in every direction !
So ... You are talking about CoS. Won't repeat myself about that, D&D is a bad game for development
I think I know who you are talking about, are you suggesting that they should invest more time in the understanding of the rules to min/max their actions ?
So I guess that what you are trying to say is that, it's not good when characters are more in front of the scene ...
That last passive/aggressive bit about dodger owning Nebula is kinda funny when you know that we had an entire story arc about Sam's character there sure is some bias in that
So to conclude, and to see if I understood your point.
- You think that CoS should be more character focused, and have character's background revealed faster and by the players ? And not be limited by what the fiction is currently talking about ? (Less World focused, More Character focused)
- You think that some of the talents, should invest more time in understanding the rules ?
- When a talent takes too much space, they should try to back down and interact whith the other characters ?