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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: 92nd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 285th Lowest Crime Rates: 332nd
14.182 billion Odinburghians. Vat-grown people, keen interest in outer space, and flagrant waste-dumping.


Left-Leaning College State
“There is nothing impossible to those who try”
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 99th Best Weather: 340th Most Beautiful Environments: 382nd
13.227 billion Dichans. Multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“$ uptime”
Largest Populations: 159th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 220th Safest: 472nd
33.301 billion Lazy network adminsians. Unlimited-speed roads, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and national health service.
Democratic Socialists
“Sumus invictus”
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 356th Most Influential: 607th Largest Information Technology Sector: 814th
13.201 billion Karazanites. Frequent executions, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion.
Democratic Socialists
“Not all who wander are lost.”
Largest Welfare Programs: 515th Most Advanced Public Education: 659th Most Advanced Public Transport: 772nd
9.316 billion Lyssetani. Frequent executions, parental licensing program, and anti-smoking policies.
Iron Fist Consumerists
“United In Faith”
Most Devout: 265th Most Influential: 292nd Most Ignorant Citizens: 822nd
6.478 billion Orthodoxians. Keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates.
Psychotic Dictatorship
“United we stand, divided we fall”
Most Primitive: 25th Most Devout: 61st Most Ignorant Citizens: 73rd
4.466 billion Dandelerians. Public floggings, ban on automobiles, and stringent health and safety legislation.
“Live Free or Kill all of Them”
Rudest Citizens: 290th Highest Crime Rates: 330th Most Armed: 337th
4.069 billion Gregland9998ians. Museums and concert halls, ritual sacrifices, and complete lack of prisons.


Left-Leaning College State
“You woke me up for this?”
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 686th Most Stationary: 978th Most Influential: 1,049th
18.93 billion Bloodguardians. Museums and concert halls, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare.
Civil Rights Lovefest
“Freedom and Justice”
Most Stationary: 1,352nd Largest Populations: 4,605th Largest Agricultural Sector: 4,911th
19.27 billion Mahamen. Complete lack of prisons and absence of drug laws.
Democratic Socialists
“If it sounds bad, it probably is.”
Largest Populations: 2,952nd Most Stationary: 6,556th Most Influential: 7,945th
23.26 billion Audioseans. Keen interest in outer space, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete lack of public education.
Democratic Socialists
“In the service of the Puppetmaster”
5.854 billion Zealasians. Multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, enslaved workforce, and punitive income tax rates.
Liberal Democratic Socialists
“The MT Army will save NationStates from hate”
Most Stationary: 3,277th Largest Populations: 12,929th
11.602 billion DNOR33ians. Punitive income tax rates and devotion to social welfare.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Don't worry bout a thing”
6.041 billion Drugulians. State-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and restrictive gun laws.
Left-wing Utopia
“Bright to those that seek, hidden to those that don't”
Most Income Equality: 7,993rd Least Corrupt Governments: 9,712th Largest Welfare Programs: 12,111th
10.043 billion Cynosurians. State-planned economy, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates.
Left-wing Utopia
“Bright to those that seek, hidden to those that don't”
Most Income Equality: 7,993rd Least Corrupt Governments: 9,712th Largest Welfare Programs: 12,111th
10.043 billion Cynosurians. State-planned economy, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates.
Corporate Police State
“Yea, with both hands.”
Most Ignorant Citizens: 222nd Most Advanced Defense Forces: 227th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 251st
3.588 billion Angbandrim. Anti-smoking policies, prohibition of alcohol, and complete lack of public education.
Civil Rights Lovefest
“Respect the church on the hill. DGB. Avenge David!”
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,516th Largest Publishing Industry: 2,111th Most Rebellious Youth: 2,520th
4.705 billion Lenses. Frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and free-roaming dinosaurs.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Unity through work.”
2.251 billion Somethingoranotherlandians. Unlimited-speed roads, public floggings, and rampant corporate plagiarism.
Civil Rights Lovefest
“Vivat sole”
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4,169th Most Cheerful Citizens: 4,258th Largest Information Technology Sector: 4,267th
1.781 billion Sol Aureans. Complete lack of prisons, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“One Nation to Rule Them All”
Most Armed: 2,376th Rudest Citizens: 3,630th Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,802nd
1.442 billion Imperials. Museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and ubiquitous missile silos.


Corrupt Dictatorship
“This Is Our Country”
Most Stationary: 5,745th Largest Populations: 9,419th Largest Black Market: 9,549th
13.615 billion Justifiedians. Compulsory military service, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates.
Iron Fist Consumerists
“The Fire of the Phoenix Shall Burn”
Nudest: 2,607th Largest Populations: 8,452nd Largest Black Market: 10,349th
14.41 billion Puppet of a Timians. Enforced nudity.
Democratic Socialists
“Don't worry. Just let the government take care of it.”
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,298th Highest Average Tax Rates: 4,206th Largest Welfare Programs: 5,358th
12.163 billion Greyfeyians. State-planned economy, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation.
Corporate Police State
“I Know What You're Thinking, I Can Read your Mind”
Largest Populations: 2,639th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,006th Highest Economic Output: 3,885th
24.283 billion Shadows. Sprawling nuclear power plants, complete lack of public education, and restrictive gun laws.
Iron Fist Consumerists
“From Many, Order. From Order, One. From One, Many.”
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,624th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,039th Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,829th
13.097 billion Ignacio Hanqueans. Museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and triple-decker prams.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Swords and Dragons!”
Most Average: 198th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 8,730th
5.804 billion Wandsworthians. Burgeoning dragon population.
Right-wing Utopia
“Do This Right or Die”
Most Pro-Market: 636th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 636th Highest Crime Rates: 9,786th
9.584 billion Nasar Libertyians. Barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and spontaneously combusting cars.
Compulsory Consumerist State
“Striving For Immunity”
Highest Crime Rates: 6,884th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,444th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 11,480th
12.095 billion Project Immunityians. Complete lack of prisons, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare.
“The backbone of the night”
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 599th Highest Drug Use: 617th Most Politically Free: 870th
11.251 billion Milky Wayians. Absence of drug laws.