Queen of Cards Side Quest (Optional)
For more information about the Queen of Cards side quest head to the Queen of Cards side quest section.
Make sure you save just outside of town before you continue as you may need to reset the game and start fresh if you do not get the preferred outcome right away.
If you are interested in collecting the Triple Triad cards or if you are interested in using the Card Mod function to really beef up your team (and I highly recommend it as this will make the game much easier) then it would be a good idea to complete some of the optional side quests with the Queen of Cards at this point in the game.
The Queen of Cards is located near the train station entrance in the town of Balamb. The first thing you are going to want to do is spread the “Diff” trading rule. The “Diff” trading rule allows you to win more cards from your competition each time you challenge someone to Triple Triad. More information about the trading rules can be found in the Triple Triad section.
Challenge the Queen of Cards to a game of cards you do not actually have to play through the game, but continue to challenge her until the “Diff” trading rule comes up. When the “Diff” rule does come up you should play that full round of Triple Triad against her. After you have completed the match, challenge one of the other Balamb residents to a match. If the “Diff” rule comes up during this match it means that the “Diff” trading rule has been successfully spread throughout Balamb. You are good to go.
The Queen does not actually have any specific cards herself. In order to win specific rare cards from her you first have to lose specific cards to her. After you have lost a specific card to her she will say that her father can create a new card using this one as inspiration when you meet up with her in her home town of Dollet.
Therefore, the second thing that you are going to want to do is lose a specific card to her now as you are about to meet up with her again in Dollet in the next part of the game. You will be able to immediately reap the rewards.
Lose the MiniMog Card to the Queen of Cards. You can do this easily by selecting the MiniMog Card along with a bunch of terrible, low-level cards. Speak to the Queen of Cards once more after you have lost the card to her and she will tell you where she is headed. You want her to say that she is headed to Dollet. Hit the reset button if she says that she is headed to Deling City. Completing this portion of the Queen of Cards side quest will reward you with the Kiros Card in no time.
You are done this part of the side quest for now.
(End of Optional Side Quest)