|Now I just need to be careful and only update the player table to set a party column and select everybody with the same party number.
The problem was that I wanted any number of people to be allowed in a party, but that would mean creating a table with an infinite amount of columns and use that even when there are as few as one person in a party. It was the wrong way to go about doing things.
I'm keeping the new party table to keep track of the party leader, and possibly other fascinating positions in the future. How about a party description?