So, what's the most amount a characters you can have in a scene? How did you find your magic population number? Was it trial and error? Are you still trying to figure it out? I guess people could have scenes with hundreds of characters if some battle is going on, but for the sake of discussion, let's keep it to named characters. I was thinking in terms of scenes, but if any of you want to weigh in about how many characters you use in a chapter or a whole story, that'd be cool too. What are the benefits of a large cast of characters vs. a small one? Looking forward to hearing what some of you think.