using the "card" command in FF8 made deck building tedious.
I had a complete deck and I never used the card command a single time. Pretty much just played against others who had the cards I wanted.
Some of the rules were made to screw you in the bum last minute.
There is the mechanic where you pay someone to extend a regional rule to the entire world. When you are in space
, you can extend the regional rule of "no rule" to everything. If you do that, the games are completely fair everywhere.