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!

The Cynosure Temple's bank: 1.31 The Cynosure Temple's trades...

The Cynosure Temple's Deck

The Cynosure Temple has 100 cards: 1 Epic, 7 Ultra Rares, 13 Rares, 36 Uncommons, and 43 Commons. Value deck


Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Responsibility, Duty, Honor And Sacrifice For Peace.”
Most Efficient Economies: 88th Largest Information Technology Sector: 580th Most Cheerful Citizens: 795th
15.214 billion Odinburghians. Aversion to nipples, daily referendums, and absence of drug laws.


Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“There is nothing impossible to those who try”
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 84th Most Secular: 273rd Best Weather: 308th
14.244 billion Dichans. Museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“$ uptime”
Largest Populations: 161st Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 204th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 477th
34.279 billion Lazy network adminsians. Ubiquitous missile silos, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates.
Corrupt Dictatorship
“Sumus invictus”
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 395th Largest Information Technology Sector: 606th Most Influential: 693rd
14.202 billion Karazanites. Museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and otherworldly petting zoo.
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
“Not all who wander are lost.”
Largest Welfare Programs: 455th Most Advanced Public Education: 627th Most Advanced Public Transport: 668th
10.332 billion Lyssetani. Digital currency, parental licensing program, and otherworldly petting zoo.
Iron Fist Consumerists
“United In Faith”
Most Influential: 216th Most Devout: 284th Most Ignorant Citizens: 854th
7.505 billion Orthodoxians. Ubiquitous missile silos, avant-garde cinema, and anti-smoking policies.
Psychotic Dictatorship
“United we stand, divided we fall”
Most Primitive: 20th Most Devout: 37th Most Ignorant Citizens: 59th
5.5 billion Dandelerians. Zero percent divorce rate, state-planned economy, and compulsory vegetarianism.
“Live Free or Kill all of Them”
Highest Crime Rates: 313th Most Armed: 334th Rudest Citizens: 353rd
5.085 billion Gregland9998ians. Unlimited-speed roads, ritual sacrifices, and flagrant waste-dumping.


Left-Leaning College State
“You woke me up for this?”
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 723rd Most Stationary: 948th Most Influential: 1,094th
19.963 billion Bloodguardians. Unlimited-speed roads, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare.
Civil Rights Lovefest
“Freedom and Justice”
Most Stationary: 1,306th Largest Populations: 4,465th Largest Agricultural Sector: 5,585th
20.298 billion Mahamen. Complete lack of prisons and absence of drug laws.
Democratic Socialists
“If it sounds bad, it probably is.”
Largest Populations: 2,868th Most Stationary: 6,097th Most Influential: 7,951st
24.274 billion Audioseans. Public floggings, anti-smoking policies, and complete lack of public education.
Democratic Socialists
“In the service of the Puppetmaster”
6.023 billion Zealasians. Unlimited-speed roads, state-planned economy, and keen interest in outer space.
Liberal Democratic Socialists
“The MT Army will save NationStates from hate”
Most Stationary: 3,137th Largest Populations: 12,315th
12.623 billion DNOR33ians. Punitive income tax rates and devotion to social welfare.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Don't worry bout a thing”
6.556 billion Drugulians. Frequent executions, state-planned economy, and restrictive gun laws.
Left-wing Utopia
“Bright to those that seek, hidden to those that don't”
Most Income Equality: 8,151st Least Corrupt Governments: 8,987th Largest Welfare Programs: 10,918th
11.062 billion Cynosurians. State-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare.
Left-wing Utopia
“Bright to those that seek, hidden to those that don't”
Most Income Equality: 8,151st Least Corrupt Governments: 8,987th Largest Welfare Programs: 10,918th
11.062 billion Cynosurians. State-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare.
Iron Fist Consumerists
“Yea, with both hands.”
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 77th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 105th Most Ignorant Citizens: 174th
4.613 billion Angbandrim. Ritual sacrifices, pith helmet sales, and prohibition of alcohol.
Left-Leaning College State
“Respect the church on the hill. DGB. Avenge David!”
Largest Publishing Industry: 1,627th Most Rebellious Youth: 2,316th Most Inclusive: 2,620th
5.745 billion Lenses. State-planned economy, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and otherworldly petting zoo.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Unity through work.”
2.251 billion Somethingoranotherlandians. Barren, inhospitable landscape, rampant corporate plagiarism, and complete lack of prisons.
Sol Aurea
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Vivat sole”
2.734 billion Sol Aureans. Complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and keen interest in outer space.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“One Nation to Rule Them All”
Most Armed: 2,289th Rudest Citizens: 3,359th Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,854th
2.465 billion Imperials. Frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and free-roaming dinosaurs.


Corrupt Dictatorship
“This Is Our Country”
Most Stationary: 5,386th Largest Populations: 9,005th Largest Black Market: 9,474th
14.628 billion Justifiedians. Complete lack of prisons, compulsory military service, and absence of drug laws.
Iron Fist Consumerists
“The Fire of the Phoenix Shall Burn”
Nudest: 2,314th Largest Populations: 8,094th Largest Black Market: 10,244th
15.44 billion Puppet of a Timians. Enforced nudity.
Democratic Socialists
“Don't worry. Just let the government take care of it.”
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,147th Highest Average Tax Rates: 4,047th Largest Welfare Programs: 4,788th
13.203 billion Greyfeyians. Daily referendums, pith helmet sales, and compulsory military service.
Corporate Police State
“I Know What You're Thinking, I Can Read your Mind”
Largest Populations: 2,556th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,765th Highest Economic Output: 3,956th
25.34 billion Shadows. Compulsory military service, restrictive gun laws, and spontaneously combusting cars.
Father Knows Best State
“From Many, Order. From Order, One. From One, Many.”
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,583rd Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,917th Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,451st
14.114 billion Ignacio Hanqueans. Frequent executions, triple-decker prams, and strictly enforced bedtime.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Swords and Dragons!”
Most Average: 200th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 8,393rd
6.837 billion Wandsworthians. Burgeoning dragon population.
Right-wing Utopia
“Do This Right or Die”
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 638th Most Pro-Market: 638th Highest Crime Rates: 9,848th
10.607 billion Nasar Libertyians. Barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and spontaneously combusting cars.
Compulsory Consumerist State
“Striving For Immunity”
Highest Crime Rates: 6,710th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,261st Largest Cheese Export Sector: 11,051st
13.125 billion Project Immunityians. Complete lack of prisons, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare.
“The backbone of the night”
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 604th Highest Drug Use: 622nd Most Politically Free: 893rd
12.28 billion Milky Wayians. Absence of drug laws.