(a) To What Proceedings Applicable.
Except where inconsistent with rules or statutes applicable to special proceedings, these rules shall govern all civil proceedings. Where statutes relating to special proceedings provide for procedure under former statutes applicable generally to civil actions, the procedure shall be governed by these rules.
(b) Conflicting Statutes and Rules.
Subject to the provisions of section (a) of this rule, these rules supersede all procedural statutes and other rules that may be in conflict.