We have a large-ish group of 7 mostly veteran players and they're all chomping at the bit to try out this system. Given that Chariot of the Gods is for 3-5 players, I'm wondering which of the following solutions would be a better option:
- Run the game in two separate sessions - one for three of the players, one for four of the players?
- Create 2 additional PCs that start on the starting ship, using the existing characters for inspiration?
- Waiting for NPCs to be introduced and hand them off to the two players that drew the short straw at start?
- Something else entirely?
I suspect that #1 would be the better option - fewer PCs gives everyone at the table more room to shine and have their special moments. For those of you that have had a chance to run Chariot
, what observations and advice would you have regarding option 2? Would 7 PCs at start be unbalancing or unwieldy?
We're all experienced TTRPG players, but this will be our first time taking the Year Zero system out for a spin.