In watching the first episode of I Hit it With My Axe the following exchange caught my ear, because it so captures an emergent behavior of D&D. And because we at the Mule spent yesterday trash-talking about the very same issue.
Sasha: “…and then there is a lot of deliberation…”
Sasha: ” I like deliberation when deliberation needs to be done, but sometimes you just go back and forth and say the same thing over and over, and -”
Zak: “- and whose fault is that?”
Sasha: “All of ours”
The potential for what is sometimes called analysis/paralysis is rife in D&D. Coming to terms with how those discussions work, and finding a balance of approach(es) fun for all the players is an integral part of the D&D experience. If the group does not have fun with those situations, the game will not be fun. But once the deliberation part of the game is fun… people are hooked.
I can’t wait to see more episodes; it is going to be really cool to see what other familiar conversations come up. Grats to Zak and his players for making this happen. My hat is off to you…