I play BSG often with a variety of people. One person sent round an email scouting for players, but didn't specify the maximum number of players, so it looks like we may have 7 at the next game.
Another player says it'll be fine, that two people can play as the same character. I am very much against this idea, because as part of the game is bluffing, two players to one character, it just doesn't work for me.
However, I'm aware one of my faults is being too gung-ho about sticking to the rules (I dislike it when people move the jump token before cylon ships have been activated even), so I'm not sure whether to bite my tongue on this one. I imagine that, if there are seven of us next game, I'll offer to be the "hybrid" and just be in charge of setting up the board, activating ships and stuff, but not actually playing.