Last week I played last week my first session of Sagas as MC – with 4 players: man, woman, hauscarl and child. The players loved it: they’re in love with the spirit and atmosphere of the game, and their characters.
And now we have a problem.
They liked it so much that they invited another two players for the next session, so I will have to juggle six of them.
And I didn’t want to say no, because both of the new players are relatively new to RPGs and sounded so excited to try this out, that I didn’t want to turn them down (the campaign might last several months and it would be a bummer for the potential new players to have to wait so long).
I explained to them that they will have to do with less time under the spotlight, since we’re going to be a little too many at the table, but they’re all fine with that.
In this regard, I have to say I am a lucky MC: my players, when someone is not present in a scene, they do not play with phones, do not chat, but just listen to the others’ players adventures with interest.
So I hope this is not going to be an issue.
So… Does anyone have any suggestions on running the game with six players?
(besides bringing a very large paper for the relationships map)