I picked up Dogs in the Vineyard this weekend, and I fell in love during the first read-through. I noticed these lines from the rulebook:
"You’ll need a GM. You’ll need some players— the game works well with as few as two, and I wouldn’t go over say four, plus you the GM. There are other games that really rock with a big group, so if you’ve got a big group, try one of them." (Page 3)
What are the reasons for this limitation? Should I consider it a hard-and-fast rule, or is there some wiggle room with it?
(Background info: My group usually plays D&D 3.5 or oWoD. We've played a couple of games of Fiasco: one went really well and the other not so much. There would be seven players, including the GM.)