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 Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 243rd Lowest Crime Rates: 323rd
14.896 billion Odinburghians. Ban on automobiles, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates.


Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“There is nothing impossible to those who try”
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 91st Most Secular: 260th Best Weather: 338th
13.936 billion Dichans. Museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and daily referendums.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“$ uptime”
Largest Populations: 158th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 209th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 471st
33.97 billion Lazy network adminsians. Museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and national health service.
Democratic Socialists
“Sumus invictus”
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 411th Largest Information Technology Sector: 645th Most Influential: 682nd
13.888 billion Karazanites. Museums and concert halls, parental licensing program, and daily referendums.
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
“Not all who wander are lost.”
Largest Welfare Programs: 461st Most Advanced Public Education: 645th Most Advanced Public Transport: 695th
10.023 billion Lyssetani. Free-roaming dinosaurs, anti-smoking policies, and smutty television.
Iron Fist Consumerists
“United In Faith”
Most Influential: 236th Most Devout: 280th Most Ignorant Citizens: 801st
7.19 billion Orthodoxians. Free-roaming dinosaurs, ubiquitous missile silos, and sprawling nuclear power plants.
Psychotic Dictatorship
“United we stand, divided we fall”
Most Primitive: 22nd Most Devout: 42nd Most Ignorant Citizens: 66th
5.185 billion Dandelerians. Zero percent divorce rate, state-planned economy, and avant-garde cinema.
“Live Free or Kill all of Them”
Highest Crime Rates: 318th Most Armed: 333rd Rudest Citizens: 345th
4.777 billion Gregland9998ians. Free-roaming dinosaurs, sprawling nuclear power plants, and absence of drug laws.


Left-Leaning College State
“You woke me up for this?”
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 664th Most Stationary: 960th Most Influential: 1,098th
19.649 billion Bloodguardians. Public floggings, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation.
Civil Rights Lovefest
“Freedom and Justice”
Most Stationary: 1,324th Largest Populations: 4,524th Largest Agricultural Sector: 5,538th
19.988 billion Mahamen. Complete lack of prisons and absence of drug laws.
Democratic Socialists
“If it sounds bad, it probably is.”
Largest Populations: 2,905th Most Stationary: 6,321st Most Influential: 7,897th
23.968 billion Audioseans. Anti-smoking policies, public floggings, and complete lack of public education.
Democratic Socialists
“In the service of the Puppetmaster”
6.023 billion Zealasians. Multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, enslaved workforce, and avowedly heterosexual populace.
Liberal Democratic Socialists
“The MT Army will save NationStates from hate”
Most Stationary: 3,176th Largest Populations: 12,566th
12.309 billion DNOR33ians. Punitive income tax rates and devotion to social welfare.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Don't worry bout a thing”
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,070th Most Rebellious Youth: 8,444th Most Pacifist: 8,761st
6.487 billion Drugulians. State-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare.
Left-wing Utopia
“Bright to those that seek, hidden to those that don't”
Most Income Equality: 8,145th Least Corrupt Governments: 9,260th Largest Welfare Programs: 11,271st
10.752 billion Cynosurians. Complete lack of prisons, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare.
Left-wing Utopia
“Bright to those that seek, hidden to those that don't”
Most Income Equality: 8,145th Least Corrupt Governments: 9,260th Largest Welfare Programs: 11,271st
10.752 billion Cynosurians. Complete lack of prisons, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare.
Iron Fist Consumerists
“Yea, with both hands.”
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 91st Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 119th Most Ignorant Citizens: 169th
4.303 billion Angbandrim. Multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, parental licensing program, and complete lack of public education.
Left-Leaning College State
“Respect the church on the hill. DGB. Avenge David!”
Largest Publishing Industry: 1,758th Most Rebellious Youth: 2,381st Best Weather: 2,609th
5.431 billion Lenses. Infamous sell-swords, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete lack of prisons.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Unity through work.”
2.251 billion Somethingoranotherlandians. Unlimited-speed roads, public floggings, and rampant corporate plagiarism.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Vivat sole”
Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,293rd Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,848th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,648th
2.5 billion Sol Aureans. Free-roaming dinosaurs, national health service, and irreverence towards religion.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“One Nation to Rule Them All”
Most Armed: 2,238th Rudest Citizens: 3,342nd Largest Agricultural Sector: 4,162nd
2.155 billion Imperials. Smutty television, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare.


Corrupt Dictatorship
“This Is Our Country”
Most Stationary: 5,542nd Largest Populations: 9,170th Largest Black Market: 9,519th
14.318 billion Justifiedians. State-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and absence of drug laws.
Iron Fist Consumerists
“The Fire of the Phoenix Shall Burn”
Nudest: 2,388th Largest Populations: 8,203rd Largest Black Market: 10,331st
15.13 billion Puppet of a Timians. Enforced nudity.
Democratic Socialists
“Don't worry. Just let the government take care of it.”
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,185th Highest Average Tax Rates: 4,140th Largest Welfare Programs: 4,934th
12.882 billion Greyfeyians. Sprawling nuclear power plants, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare.
Corporate Police State
“I Know What You're Thinking, I Can Read your Mind”
Largest Populations: 2,592nd Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,822nd Highest Economic Output: 3,918th
25.024 billion Shadows. Frequent executions, suspicion of poets, and spontaneously combusting cars.
Iron Fist Consumerists
“From Many, Order. From Order, One. From One, Many.”
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,523rd Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,974th Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,589th
13.81 billion Ignacio Hanqueans. Museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and strictly enforced bedtime.
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
“Swords and Dragons!”
Most Average: 209th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 8,498th
6.521 billion Wandsworthians. Burgeoning dragon population.
Right-wing Utopia
“Do This Right or Die”
Most Pro-Market: 644th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 644th Highest Crime Rates: 9,404th
10.294 billion Nasar Libertyians. Barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and spontaneously combusting cars.
Compulsory Consumerist State
“Striving For Immunity”
Highest Crime Rates: 6,697th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,212th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 11,210th
12.814 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: 608th Highest Drug Use: 626th Most Politically Free: 903rd
11.969 billion Milky Wayians. Absence of drug laws.