I just read a most intriguing blog post about actions and stunts in combat, over here at Ragnorakk's blog Tran Eskoor an Doon.
It's nothing new that many players only do what they are explicitly told they can do. Using that and actually putting some cool stuff in front of them takes adding 1 and 1 and not getting 4. I'm bad at maths, Ragnorakk isn't. Cool stuff!
Even if this just about T&T solo gaming, I think this can be used for more than that.