I've got 5 players - tips, tricks, or run screaming?
As things have shaken down (due to my awesomeness as a GM or whatever) word has gotten around about this Burning Empires game, and as it turns out, I'll have 5 players finally, all said.
With that in mind, what do folks suggest? Especially as I'd like to shoot for a two-maneuver session? Two guys are FoN's (because we're going for Usurpation, as we finished the Infiltration Phase and the player FoN for that Phase has dropped out of the game; I had his enemy drop out too, by the way).
I've got two FoNs, and as the book suggests, the new players are not FoNs. But there's five of them. How to handle that and keep the game intense?
For example, I imagine, as the book sort of suggests anyway for two-maneuver sessions, we limit ourselves to one builder scene for each player, and may an inter scene, and 1-2 conflicts for the group as a whole. I guess.
Any other tips? How to make sure not to miss Artha awards? Skill tests for advancement? Other things I'm not seeing now?
To be healed, sometimes fire is necessary...