I'm running a game of Diaspora, which is my first FATE based game. The manual talks about playing with everything in the open and I'm all for that, but when should I actually make up a card for an NPC and put it in front of the players? Only in combat (social or otherwise) or any time they run into one?
I'm concerned that writing up or pulling out a card every time an NPC (minor or otherwise) is introduced would interrupt the flow of play, and showing skills and aspects to my players for minor NPC's would be a distraction. In particular I fear it would introduce red herrings when a player see's that a girl has apex Computers 3. That's not particularly relevant to her role in the scene, but my players tend to latch on to something like that.
When should I create and show NPC cards in Diaspora?