If you get a bad roll, even though there are just as likely to roll good or bad on the next round, there is the compulsive desire to do whatever it takes to make sure you don’t fail again. So… kinda like real life then.
As for Inara, making her a companion as seen in Firefly would be a bit much to handle and probably wouldn’t be put into a game like this anyway. But by making her a bard… well… I know some of you are laughing at that right now. The rest… inside joke… don’t worry about it. Enjoy.