now that i have my tile engine done, i'm wanting to add NPCs to my game. i was hoping to be able to use the same XML file that i use for my tiles to call in the NPCs.

i'd prolly do it similar to the way i have my tiles set up, where they are all in the same movie clip but it just goes to different frames for different sprites.

i would need to add attributes like the starting location on the map, items that the character has, and text that the character would say.

i can think of several ways of doing this but i was just wondering if anyone has done anything similar and had some suggestions on what the best way to implement something like this.