Although all pedalboards follow differing design briefs, I build them following my tried and tested methodology. This isn’t magic, it’s much more mundane than that, its focussed primarily on planning and then implementing the plan.
Lifting a full stack and carrying it into a venue can often be beyond soul and back destroying, but not as bad as the load out when all you really want to do is chill. Can you get a similar sound from a small rig?
If your amp has EQ controls and so do your pedals, why do you need a standalone EQ pedal?