Small God of the Dozens
@Manbearcat, I'm enjoying the Dungeon World crypto-cheerleading in your post above. I also agree completely. The flimsy nature of the non-combat action mechanics in D&D are certainly a barrier to realizing certain styles of gameplay, at least in my experience. I'm always striking a balance between hacking 5E to suit my desires, and not just turning it into another game (like DW, or Blades, or, or, or).