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!

HMS Unicorn's bank: 0.78 HMS Unicorn's trades...

HMS Unicorn's Deck

HMS Unicorn has 55 cards: 1 Epic, 3 Ultra Rares, 3 Rares, 19 Uncommons, and 29 Commons. Value deck


New York Times Democracy
“The original GB&I Leda-class frigate - aka r3naissanc3r”
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd Most Influential: 34th Largest Populations: 2,225th
25.47 billion HMS Unicornians. Museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare.


Iron Fist Consumerists
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 77th Largest Black Market: 206th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 286th
15.432 billion Azarodiai. Strictly enforced bedtime, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Largest Mining Sector: 46th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 285th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 324th
25.236 billion Arkmamians. Parental licensing program, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete absence of social welfare.
New York Times Democracy
“Home of the Royal Penguin - aka r3naissanc3r”
Renaissancistic People was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 214
Largest Populations: 2,039th Highest Economic Output: 6,781st Most Advanced Public Transport: 7,917th
26.171 billion Renaissancistic Peopleans. Smutty television, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates.


Father Knows Best State
“Droit au but”
Largest Information Technology Sector: 30th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 160th Largest Black Market: 473rd
7.804 billion Arbanians. Sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and complete lack of prisons.
Democratic Socialists
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5,123rd Most Efficient Economies: 5,539th Most Subsidized Industry: 6,031st
6.148 billion Vayanskayans. Multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, triple-decker prams, and anti-smoking policies.
Left-wing Utopia
“Reverance for the Past, Wisdom for the Future”
Most Influential: 1,564th Least Corrupt Governments: 2,955th Best Weather: 3,936th
2.252 billion Itamerenians. Daily referendums, infamous sell-swords, and stringent health and safety legislation.


Capitalist Paradise
“r3naissanc3r in The New Inquisition”
Most Stationary: 2,281st Largest Populations: 3,499th Largest Black Market: 10,183rd
21.864 billion Penguins Envoyians. Burgeoning lumanito population.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“r3naissanc3r in Osiris”
Most Average: 52nd Largest Populations: 7,462nd Most Influential: 14,000th
15.235 billion R3naissanc3rians. Burgeoning penguin population.
Democratic Socialists
“Liberty or Death”
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,553rd Nicest Citizens: 1,586th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,101st
8.593 billion Ityreans. Daily referendums, national health service, and stringent health and safety legislation.
Democratic Socialists
“The penguin envoy to GB&I - aka r3naissanc3r”
Most Stationary: 2,282nd Largest Populations: 2,561st Most Influential: 13,343rd
24.425 billion British Renaissanceans. Punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation.
Democratic Socialists
“r3naissanc3r in The Land of Kings and Emperors”
Most Income Equality: 55th Largest Populations: 7,192nd Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,425th
15.516 billion Royal Penguinians. State-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation.
Corporate Police State
“The mountains shake but do not fall.”
Most Stationary: 5,626th Largest Black Market: 6,528th Largest Populations: 8,813th
14.075 billion Albenkians. Compulsory military service and complete absence of social welfare.
Left-Leaning College State
“r3naissanc3r in Balder”
Largest Populations: 10,164th Most Influential: 13,415th Highest Crime Rates: 16,394th
12.973 billion Renaissanceans. Complete lack of prisons, absence of drug laws, and suspicion of poets.
Capitalist Paradise
“A Fronte Praecipitium A Tergo Lupi”
Most Pro-Market: 2,184th Largest Insurance Industry: 3,142nd Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,197th
18.313 billion Monte Cristoans. Strictly enforced bedtime, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare.
Democratic Socialists
“Choose wise”
Most Stationary: 3,109th Most Influential: 9,440th Most Income Equality: 10,290th
11.614 billion Xiltonians. Stringent health and safety legislation.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“r3naissanc3r in Albion”
Most Stationary: 3,736th Most Average: 11,840th Largest Populations: 14,738th
10.896 billion Penguin Knightians. Burgeoning penguin population.
Civil Rights Lovefest
“Delegatie van Herrebrugh naer de Wereldtverzamelingh”
Most Influential: 1,825th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,109th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,970th
7.51 billion Herrebrugher delegates. State-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“r3naissanc3r in Equilism”
Most Average: 917th Most Influential: 15,573rd Most Primitive: 18,360th
9.232 billion Emperor Penguinians. Burgeoning emperor penguin population.
Democratic Socialists
“Spring, Bound Beneath the Thick Snow, Begins to Sprout.”
Highest Poor Incomes: 4,777th Most Cheerful Citizens: 6,021st Most Advanced Defense Forces: 7,422nd
5.023 billion Meiyans. Frequent executions, complete lack of prisons, and stringent health and safety legislation.
Civil Rights Lovefest
“If we cannot succeed, we must fail”
1.674 billion Letsrubeians. Sprawling nuclear power plants, rampant corporate plagiarism, and anti-smoking policies.
Iron Fist Consumerists
“What's Yours is Mine”
Nudest: 5,381st Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,597th Most Devout: 5,874th
3.982 billion Narzoans. Compulsory military service, prohibition of alcohol, and anti-smoking policies.
Free-Market Paradise
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,702nd Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,928th Most Primitive: 12,219th
2.81 billion Robert Zoellickians. Burgeoning Giraffe population.
Iron Fist Consumerists
“We have control, we keep you safe, we are your hope”
Most Secular: 1,398th Healthiest Citizens: 4,684th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,994th
1.68 billion Nesearanians. Ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and complete lack of prisons.
Tyrant Connecting The Slavs
Psychotic Dictatorship
“Road to freedom”
110 million Tyrant Connecting The Slavsians. State-planned economy, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation.
The Free Ostriches of Paris
Civil Rights Lovefest
“I ummmm. Like to be free ig”
183 million Free Ostrich of Paris. Barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws.


New Skyford
Liberal Democratic Socialists
“I'm gonna pick the option that allows me to smoke.”
2.216 billion New Skyfordians. State-planned economy, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“R3n tester”
Most Average: 11,874th
5.554 billion R3n testerians. Burgeoning tester population.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Taken over by penguins - aka r3naissanc3r”
Most Stationary: 12,544th Most Influential: 15,617th
5.501 billion Penguins. Burgeoning penguin population.
Toad of the Tree
Civil Rights Lovefest
“We Toast to the Toads!”
2.681 billion Toads. Multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and absence of drug laws.