Well... the easiest way to Guarantee getting the cards you want every time...
Play with an 8 card deck, with all the same card... yeah, no bonus... but you still get exactly the card you wanted from your deck, every hand
It's random, some times it works to your advantage, and other times it won't.
There are times, when you'll have 2 level 1 pussycats, and a level 2 feelyn and Samantah. It happens...
then there are times, when you get a Leader, and 2 other 5 star cards, and a 4 star card. Imagine, getting Ambre, Lost Hog, and Lao on the same hand, with Katie, or Linda as your 4th card. that's pretty scary, No? But it can happen.
it's all about playing the Odds, which is why La Junta is so popular, because even the 2 star cards are useful. you could win a game, with just Dean, and Wardog... just use Fury, when your opponent isn't expecting it...(Hey, it could happen)
My advice would be, not too By that I mean don't build a deck that only works if you draw certain cards. I'd second the idea of an 8 card deck with only two 'sets' and a couple of wild cards. For example I'm working on a montana, sentinel deck. With Kharl and Svetlana to add a bit of muscle. Any help?