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December 28th, 2012, 05:08
Originally Posted by GothicGothicness View Post
Well, the problem is if you have 18 as the max limit, you can have fights that lasts forever. Imagine spending several hours in each fight? that's why I am against having too many party members which you can use at the same time.
Depends on a lot of things as far as the length of battles go but to me that is relatively irrelevant. For starters it was rare that you would have all 3 squads (18 PCs) in the same battle and secondly good turn-based combat is never too long (unless the length is caused by animation speeds or some such crap rather than detailed combat mechanics.).

But back to my point: 8 is the best in traditional single party RPGs (as opposed to having multiple parties of 6-8). It allows for a wide variety of play styles (even playing with 1-4 PCs if that is your thing), strategies and tactics.
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