by Max Barry

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How to Build a NationStates Deck

For the first week of April only, enjoy the adrenaline rush of loot box gambling and card collection without any of the usual financial pain!

1. Open Loot Boxes

These unlock automatically over time. Keep checking this page!

2. Keep, Junk, or Sell your cards

Tap the top flag area on a card to reveal options: Junk, Sell, or Buy. Junk a card to instantly earn a small amount of bank, which can be used to purchase cards you want from other players, or to open more loot boxes faster. Keep the card if you want it for your own collection. Or Sell it on the open market!

All this is free! I want to make this clear because with the state of modern gaming it can be hard to tell. No real currency involved!

3. ???

Once you've built a glorious deck, bask in the jealousy of others! Because there's really no other point!

Greybrow's bank: 0.00 Greybrow's trades...

Greybrow's Deck

Greybrow has 15 cards: 2 Ultra Rares, 5 Uncommons, and 8 Commons. Value deck


Moralistic Democracy
“Nationalism – Democracy – Prosperity”
Most Efficient Economies: 745th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 882nd Largest Insurance Industry: 1,012th
16.16 billion Chinese. Enslaved workforce, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Let's all rust”
Most Secular: 42nd Largest Information Technology Sector: 164th Most Scientifically Advanced: 164th
4.488 billion Ferroians. Otherworldly petting zoo, complete lack of prisons, and vat-grown people.


Moralistic Democracy
“I never die!”
Most Stationary: 2,465th Most Armed: 4,757th Most Influential: 8,035th
13.134 billion Marcelians. Anti-smoking policies, compulsory gun ownership, and suspicion of poets.
Corporate Bordello
“To help the lives of our nation”
Largest Insurance Industry: 1,157th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,795th Largest Gambling Industry: 2,596th
13.747 billion Spekotschuans. Compulsory military service, frequent executions, and spontaneously combusting cars.
Civil Rights Lovefest
“Baden-Württemberg from the region Deutschland”
Most Stationary: 3,640th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,958th Most Politically Free: 7,621st
11.421 billion Ba-Wueans. State-planned economy.
Capitalist Paradise
“Don't believe in mottos!”
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,192nd Fattest Citizens: 4,403rd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 5,134th
7.262 billion Sydnewians. Smutty television, compulsory military service, and frequent executions.
Mother Knows Best State
“Have Fun”
894 million Dakkles. Compulsory vegetarianism, state-planned economy, and restrictive gun laws.


Corrupt Dictatorship
“Some things always catch up with you”
Most Authoritarian: 11,064th
5.073 billion Ichnaeans. Compulsory military service and stringent health and safety legislation.
New York Times Democracy
“A People That Will Forever Endure - Freedom and Justice”
Most Primitive: 8,720th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 9,558th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,386th
4.478 billion Hasielians. Compulsory military service and irreverence towards religion.
Free-Market Paradise
“May Degeneracy Save Utsman”
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,292nd
1.526 billion Utsmanians. Burgeoning Eagle population.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“We have no boundaries”
550 million Iritians. Irreverence towards religion and suspicion of poets.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“A better future , better life”
188 million Dearainians. Free-roaming dinosaurs, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion.
Corporate Bordello
“Survival of the wealthiest”
190 million Irnpoans. Suspicion of poets.
Mist Hin Derman
Capitalist Paradise
“Strength Through Freedom”
110 million Mist Hin Dermanians. Compulsory military service and complete absence of social welfare.
Free-Market Paradise
“Boop! I'm a friendly raider!”
109 million XE-AB13ians. Burgeoning unicorn population.