How many players do you like to have in your gaming group?

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How many players do you like to have in your gaming group?

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What the perfect number of people for thou?
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I'd say 4 but more like 3-5.

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I've had as little as 2 and as many as 8. My ballpark is 5-6. That's a good number.

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I've begun to enjoy GMing 2 players.
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Five consistent players is my preference. My last face-to-face group (damn you, Covid!) had eight players but 2-3 weren't consistent with attendance.
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Maximum 6 is where I feel the most comfortable.
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1-5, maybe 6 if there's excellent chemistry between them. Ideally 3-4 for a proper game, but I have a big fondness for 1-2 player groups and the sense of 'coziness' that brings.

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It used to be 5, and then 4, and now its just 2.

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8-12 players, so I don't have the pressure to talk. I prefer to listen to people in voice chat anyway.

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I think 3-4 is good, but usually some of them are running multiple characters since I think optimal party size is 6-8. In the pandemic, it's usually been 2 players, running 3 PCs each. But that's much easier to do in games like OSE, C&C, or S&W, since you don't have all the skills, feats, etc.

Once I tried to run a game with like 15 people and it was not fun. Just too many separate conversations and side comments going on.
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I like 5 - 6 players. Our Monday night group seems to work best with that number.

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