Yes, but it most card games, I get to choose the card I use because I have control over all over all of my cards.
Of course, I am talking about games that deal me a hand and not games where I only deal from a deck. I mean, I am dealt a deck I know I can always control. It's not quite the same, is it? I have a set of cards that I can use when I want. I mean all the cards dealt to me in the first hand are always available to me. I don't have to have points before I can use them.
This may be different from Dungeons and Dragons type games. I never really got into those. I prefer to work more with strategy than just sheer luck, especially when I have paid for the cards.