Use this alternative setup with two players, if you want.
1. Divide the cards into three sets of five cards. Each set contains one of each of the five characters.
2. Each player takes one set, secretly chooses one card and takes the rest out of the game.
3. Shuffle the remaining set and deal one card to each player. Use the remaining three cards to form the deck.
4. The starting player takes 1 coin, and the other player takes 2 coins.