Custom Setup is only available in private matches. The first player of the match chooses the cards to be used as the role setup for the game. The number of cards they select must equal the number of players plus the three bottom cards. There must be at least two non-Innocent cards, but no more than five.
All good setups share common features. Some may sound obvious, but new players might not have thought about them.
- Most balanced setups contain two evil roles, but the balance is more dependent on how powerful the evils are than how many there are.
- Shoplifter and Wildcard are innocent roles that tend to tip the scales in the Robbers' favor in setups with many evil roles.
- Guard is useless without the Shoplifter, Wildcard, or Anarchist, and is usually only included in setups with at least two of them.
- The roles range in power from weaker roles like Hostage to mid-tier roles like Rookie, Wildcard, and Skeptic to powerful roles like Negotiator and Anarchist.
- The Fall Guy should be considered among the Bank Robber team when considering balance, as the Robbers win if he does.
- Plant and Snoop are more powerful than Bank Robber. Intimidator's power is situational.
- Intimidator should always have a role that can help him.
- Attorney is a good stand-in for a Bank Robber if you want to reduce the amount of roles that the Innocents can vote in order to win.
- It is possible to start without any Bank Robbers in a setup (or with just the Attorney), but this won't work as the Innocents are not required to vote anyone to win.
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