This is a variant that promotes more crazy combos (yes, it makes the game longer). Try it at your own risk!
At the start of each year:
Every player gets (2 * number of players in the game) cards. Example: in a 3-player game, every player gets (2*3)=6 cards.
Then draft these cards in pairs. Every time, select 2 cards that you keep, and pass the rest of the cards to the next player.
At the end of the drafting, each player selects 3 cards and discards the rest of the drafted cards.
This takes place every year (and you keep your cards in hand from year to year).