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Summary
The Bystander Stack has grown over time with several expansions and will soon be over 80 cards with just the official content, not including the Villains or MCU sets. When you add any of the available customs, that size can easily double, if not more (even if you try and streamline it and remove duplicates).

This mod allows for a fixed Bystander Stack with fixed ratios of types of Bystanders but allows for any number of Bystanders that you may want. This allows for easier shuffling and manipulation of the deck as well as easy tailoring of games. For example, shuffle a particular number of Heroic Bystanders into the Heroic stack for a particular themed game, as opposed to all of them that you may have.

Setup
You separate all your Bystanders and make a shuffled face down stack of each type of Bystander, Special, Heroic, Villainous, Setback (Negative ones, introduced by customs). Regular Bystanders are shuffled into the Proxy Stack as normal. Shuffle the Proxy Stack and when a card is drawn or revealed you draw from the corresponding deck. If one is revealed and you have to return it, you would put that actual Bystander into the Proxy Stack at that time.

Make a 60 card Proxy deck with these ratios:
Special: 45% chance, 27 cards
Heroic: 15% chance, 9 cards
Villainous: 5% chance, 3 cards
Setback: 5% chance, 3 cards
Regular: 30% chance, 18 cards

Feel free to adjust the ratios as you like


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An interesting idea but introduces a slightly slower setup but much more sorting and fiddling at break-down after the end of the game.

I also don't have any "villainous" (apart from the copy cat shape-changer) or any "setback" bystanders.
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This is not really intended for setups like yours
It is for the all the extra customs that people may be using. For example, I have 30 Heroic Bystanders, at least 70 Specials and about 20 or so Villainous & Setback ones without including any official ones.

Once they are sorted the first time, you would not have to do it again. There maybe a few you need to pull out of the Proxy Stack at the end but that would not be too difficult. A lot of people already keep multiple Victory Piles (place a counter on the card that represents the top of the VP) to assist in sorting at the end as well as allowing for other in-game elements that reference the VP, so this would not be anything too different
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