There are several actions that do not require a draw and can be done simultaneously with your turn. These actions include activating and deactivating passive relics as well as communicating psychically or verbally. There may be times when the Narrator will deem that a free action is not free. This could be due to unusual circumstances in the scene or the round.
Example: Monroe and Nanta have been tracking down a lost cat in a busy market and have become loosely separated. Monroe wants to communicate to Nanta about his findings but the market is very noisy. Normally, the two could communicate to each other without a draw but due to the environmental noise, the Narrator will request them to draw to see if they connect.