I actually prefer smaller groups too. It's hard to keep everyone involved in the action, when there are too many people swing their swords at the evil Drow Priestess; and their chainmail bikini clad minions.
@Cherri: If you prefer you could just explain the type of characetr you want, then I could write up the character for you, and even handle al lof your rolls behind the scenes. That way you are still able to play with us (
). The only difference from freeform would be that you would have to wait for me to tell you how good/bad you did on an action before yuo posted it. *Wonders if that makes any sense* Aldo contrary to popular belief everything isn't decidded by dice. if you convince me through your words then why bother with a Diplomacy roll. Keep this in mind when you choose your skills. Many of them will not come into play very often(Diplomacy, intimidate, etc..though I wil ltake skill ranks into consideration when I repsond to the situation I will proabalby never ask for a roll). The only time rolling becomes important is during combat or situations where failure would be bad. (throwing the naked gnome bard across the chasm to distract the bad guys while you run away.)
If anyone else prefers this method then I can accomadate you as well.