I'm a recent convert to The Shab-al-Hiri Roach, and I'd like to set up a game for some non-gamer friends (one of whom actually *is* an eccentric college professor, and another of whom actually *is* an ancient Sumerian god-bug). I'm expecting to have 4-5 players, plus myself.
I know the game will go better if it's confined to a single four-hour evening, or thereabouts. I thought about just cutting the number of scenes in half, and maybe reshuffling the NPCs to lose a few, but I realize that messes with the mechanics a little.
Does anyone have a more elegant suggestion for streamlining things?