The number depends on how deep you want the story to be and long, if your shooting for a 20-40 hr rpg you're probably alright using 10-15 characters.
There should always be supporting characters IE playable characters, characters that help you during the game but can't actually play as them and then you have your village idiots to add humor.
- Follow your dreams to the very end..
Kits that I'm working on.
[Unity3D 4.0] LTTP/Minish Cap - I don't have time for custom gfx like what the pze folks are doing but I will try and work on some enhanced LTTP graphics.
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