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The Deckhand (Governor): The Pilotipality 🛩️ of Osheiga

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Embassies: Cataclyst Order, Nevadia, Bottom Right, A Slice of Surreality, Aerospace, Dimmersun, Concrete Slab Fan Club, The Embassy, Love Live, Is that a region, Sub Pacific, Herta Space Station, The Community, Guinea Kiribati, Hurricane 12, MegaCorp, and 9 others.Nelumbo, Radicalanian Workhouse, Animus, International Artwork, Metropolitan Union, Liberlandia, New Free Federation Conglomerate, Hollow Point, and The Land of the Cossack Hosts.

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Trading Cards contains 28 nations, the 761st most in the world.

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NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Protectorate of MK23Compulsory Consumerist State“Are you calling, darling? ”
2.The Kingdom of AHK2015Inoffensive Centrist Democracy“Let go”
3.The Commonwealth of ZimbleIIInoffensive Centrist Democracy“You Can't Stop Progress”
4.The United States of ProfitropolisCorporate Police State“Strength Through Compliance”
5.The Empire of Power for the PeopleCivil Rights Lovefest“Power for the People”
6.The Republic of IndiCard2Moralistic Democracy“Hail Indusse”
7.The Theocracy of UtrachiasaMoralistic Democracy“A wise man once said, BE YOURSELF”
8.The Republic of Sachi OgamiAnarchy“Hasunosora”
9.The Republic of Good RealizationsInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Stop reading my motto!”
10.The Spare me some bank of Konsa but cardsMoralistic Democracy“Bankless but not cardless”
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Regional Poll • GIVEAWAY #51 | S3 Krusavich

The Pilotipality 🛩️ of Osheiga wrote:To enter the giveaway, vote for the option with the ⭐ emoji! After the poll ends, I'll use the list of voters and randomize *two winners* out of them!

Voting opened 2 days 17 hours ago and will close . Open to residents. You cannot vote as you are not logged in.

Recent polls: “GIVEAWAY #50 | S1 Separatist Peoples”“GIVEAWAY #49 | S3 Jehenna”

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The S1 Separatist Peoples has been won by Kakastania - congrats!

The next giveaway will be for two copies of S3 Krusavich - page=deck/card=2597784/season=3

Osheiga wrote:The S1 Separatist Peoples has been won by Kakastania - congrats!

The next giveaway will be for two copies of S3 Krusavich - page=deck/card=2597784/season=3

Thanks yee haw!

Osheiga wrote:I also have two different puppet storages so its not that odd :p

Although one has 1k+ nations and the other has a whopping 2 so I definitely have a favoriteÖ

How exactly do you manage all that? I'm struggling with keeping 500

Konsa but cards wrote:How exactly do you manage all that? I'm struggling with keeping 500

Containerise, gotIssues, RCES, goldretriever, & tons of tampermonkey scripts

Basically gotIssues makes it so I just need to spam the enter button to answer all my issues, and RCES makes it so I open all my packs and junk cards with low bids by spamming the enter button, and then once Iím done I run goldretriever to see my haul for the session

I have it set up to the point where I donít even need to look at the screen to farm since everything is mapped to the same key, so it becomes less of a chore and more of an excuse to get some me-time (i.e. I can multitask and watch youtube or read a book)

There is also this handy guide I have pinned to the WFE:


Industrial Farming in the 21st Century, How to farm the Card Crop


Preface

NationStates scripting, especially those created for general-use in the cards game, can be difficult to work with. Here are some reasons:

  1. They distributed across GitHub repositories, forum posts, discord servers, and dispatches, meaning there isn't a central repository to find them.

  2. Many require the installation of tools, programming languages, and runtimes.

  3. A lot of guides and older tools are outdated or refer to sites and projects that are no longer maintained or abandoned.

All this combines to make a barrier of entry that can make it difficult for players to get involved. This guide will introduce Hare, a site that consolidates a bunch of card-related tools and utilities together for easier discovery and setup. It will take you to having a separate, logged-in container for every nation that you intend to farm with

NOTE: Containers are not supported on mobile versions of Firefox

NOTE: This guide assumes that you understand the cards minigame, if you don't, read the North Pacific guide.

NOTE: Hare and Cardtainers were made by me.


What tools will be used?

Mozilla Firefox

Only Firefox supports containers.

If you already use Firefox as your main browser, I would suggest setting up a separate profile or use a different Firefox derivative (ESR, nightly, Floorp, waterfox) so you don't have any mix-ups. with your main nation.

Containers

Containers are a firefox only feature that allows you to essentially create multiple mini profiles or sessions within one profile that each maintain their own cookies and state. This means you can have one for each nation and thus easily manage many puppets.

Hare

LinkHare is a web app that aims to solve all of these issues, by providing a central location to find and run various scripts right inside of your browser. This includes tools like LinkRacoda's gold retriever and Link9003's gotissues.

A Userscript Manager

A userscript allows you to extend a website's functionality beyond what is present in the website's current scripts. All modern browsers support userscript managers, and for ease of use I would suggest TamperMonkey, although if you care about open source I would suggest ViolentMonkey.


Basic Setup


1. Install Firefox

LinkInstall Firefox.

It is impossible to mess this step up, I don't even believe there are any prompts during the installation. If you are already using Firefox as your main browser, I would not recommend mucking it up with card farming tools, so set up a separate profile or use a different Firefox derivative, like Nightly, Floorp, Waterfox, LibreWolf, Mercury. Whichever you use, make sure that the setting

is not enabled.

2. Setup Containers

There are two methods I will detail, LinkContainerise and LinkCardtainers, choose one.

Containerise

1. For Containerise, install it. Once installed, you may need to pin it to Firefox's extension bar.

2. When it is pinned, click the icon, and you should see this.

3. You now need to generate rules for Containerise. To do so, visit LinkHare's containerise rule generator. Put your puppets into the main puppets text book, and click start. It should finish instantly, and when you click Download, two files will download.

4. Open the file named Containerise (Nation).txt, and copy its contents.

5. Click on the Containerise icon again, and this time, click the pencil icon .

6. Paste the list of rules into it, and then hit the save icon (the one next to the plus). Containers should all be set up.

Cardtainers

1. For Cardtainers, install it. Once installed, you may need to pin it to Firefox's extension bar.

2. Once you have it installed and pinned, click on the icon, and you should see a text input box. Either type in or paste in the list of all nations you want containers set up for, one nation name per line.

Kazakhstan
Puppet 1
Card Farmer 3

3. Install a monkey (tamper in this case)

LinkInstall Tampermonkey.

Once installed, adding new scripts is pretty self-explanatory: click the icon, and click Create New Script.

4. Log into all your puppets

LinkVisit Hare. Using the LinkLogin Sheet tool, follow the inputs and generate a log in sheet. This should download an html file.

Using TamperMonkey, install two userscripts: LinkAutoclose and and Linkautolog

Autolog requires configuration and assumes all your nations have the same password, to fix this, open the userscript and edit it, to do this, go to the Tampermonkey dashboard

and open the one named Auto Login Upload Flag. At the line with

enpass.value = "PASSWORDGLASSWORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Change the text the quotes to whatever your password is. For example, if it is password, it would be

enpass.value = "password"

Take the downloaded html file and open it with the configured Firefox browser (or derivative if you used one). This will open an html table. Click the first link to Nation and then click enter until the sheet is finished. If set up properly, this should log you in to every single container. You can verify this by visiting any puppet container and seeing if it opens a logged-in container.

This step will need to be repeated every three months or so, but is significantly faster than logging in by filling out forms manually.


What's Next?

The above steps should have taken to having a separate, logged-in container for every nation that you intend to farm with. This is the minimum to be able to farm effectively, but to actually farm, you will need to run some scripts. You've already ran one (Login Sheet), and all work pretty similarly: just fill out the inputs, wait for Hare to generate a downloadable file, then process the file yourself with the necessary userscripts.


Card Tools on Hare

  1. LinkgotIssues - Originally made by 9003, gotIssues will get all the issues present on a nation and its packs, and generate an html sheet for it. Hare modifies it by allowing you to choose whether or not to get packs or not.

  2. LinkjunkDaJunk - Originally made by 9003, junkDaJunk will generate links to quickly junk cards on nations that meet a certain criteria set, and gift others. Hare modifies it by adding much more available criteria, as well as the option to either view or gift the card.

  3. LinkGold Retriever - Originally made by Valentine Z, then ported by Racoda, Gold Retriever will retrieve the the card count, bank, deck value, issues, and packs present on the specified nations. Hare modifies it by making issues and packs optional, as this makes Gold Retriever take 2x as long as issues and packs requires a separate api request.

  4. LinkContainerise - Originally made by Racoda, this generates rules for use with Containerise, which isn't necessary for the purposes of this guide.

  5. LinkLogin Sheet - A tool that generates a login sheet, and when combined with two user scripts, can help you quickly log into new or orphaned containers.

  6. LinkPinger - A tool that will "ping" nations, which counts as a login. Use it to keep nations alive.

  7. LinkFinder - A heavily modified junkDaJunk that will search for specified cards and create links to them. This can be useful for finding transfer cards of people or searching for particular cards.

  8. LinkSignal - Given card ids, provide decks, collections, or check asks and bids for what is missing. This is useful for finishing collections: for example, if you are trying to get all S3 Rares and have a list of all the card ids, you can use Signal to find which S3 rares you don't have asks and bids for.

  9. LinkDeck to IDs - Takes a deck and crunches it into a file of just the card ids.


Other Cards Resources


Hare has a utility for viewing all legendary cards from each season, useful for tracking CTE legends. You can find it at LinkLegends.

Hare maintains a hyperlink to a ledger containing data about the top 100 cards, you can find it at LinkLedger.

Hare contains a not-updated repository for various NationStates resources, you can find it at LinkResources.

Hare also contains some other poorly written guides I've made and some superior guides from others, you can find it at LinkGuides.

You can find a worse version of R3n's card queries at LinkSideroca.

You can find a fun toy to view the change of a card's market value over time with an improper formula for calculating market value at LinkMegu.


Other Tools on Hare

  1. LinkCreator Assistant - Generate a sheet that has links for nation creation that works with the provided userscripts.

  2. LinkRate of Change - Originally made by Thorn1000, calculate the rate of change for an amount of nations over an amount of days.

  3. LinkWhere's WA - Originally made by 9003, finds where the world assembly membership is from a group of nations.

  4. LinkEndotart - Specify a nation and get all the regionmates they are not endorsing.

  5. LinkNot Endorsing - Specify a nation and get all the regionmates that are not endorsing them.

  6. LinkApprovals List - Originally made by 9003, specify a proposal and get all delegates that are not approving it.

  7. LinkGlasses - Generate a spreadsheet containing regional information, a worse version of the cli Spyglass.

  8. LinkStatistics - Originally made by 9003, provided WA scales and puppets, get the mean, median, and mode for each scale.

  9. LinkWiz - Output the last login date to know which nations are close to ceasing to exist.

  10. LinkFlag Manager - Find which nations have the specified flags. This is useful for cleaning up puppets with generic flags (an easy way to do this is just put in .svg)

Read dispatch

Osheiga wrote:Containerise, gotIssues, RCES, goldretriever, & tons of tampermonkey scripts

Basically gotIssues makes it so I just need to spam the enter button to answer all my issues, and RCES makes it so I open all my packs and junk cards with low bids by spamming the enter button, and then once Iím done I run goldretriever to see my haul for the session

I have it set up to the point where I donít even need to look at the screen to farm since everything is mapped to the same key, so it becomes less of a chore and more of an excuse to get some me-time (i.e. I can multitask and watch youtube or read a book)

There is also this handy guide I have pinned to the WFE:


Industrial Farming in the 21st Century, How to farm the Card Crop


Preface

NationStates scripting, especially those created for general-use in the cards game, can be difficult to work with. Here are some reasons:

  1. They distributed across GitHub repositories, forum posts, discord servers, and dispatches, meaning there isn't a central repository to find them.

  2. Many require the installation of tools, programming languages, and runtimes.

  3. A lot of guides and older tools are outdated or refer to sites and projects that are no longer maintained or abandoned.

All this combines to make a barrier of entry that can make it difficult for players to get involved. This guide will introduce Hare, a site that consolidates a bunch of card-related tools and utilities together for easier discovery and setup. It will take you to having a separate, logged-in container for every nation that you intend to farm with

NOTE: Containers are not supported on mobile versions of Firefox

NOTE: This guide assumes that you understand the cards minigame, if you don't, read the North Pacific guide.

NOTE: Hare and Cardtainers were made by me.


What tools will be used?

Mozilla Firefox

Only Firefox supports containers.

If you already use Firefox as your main browser, I would suggest setting up a separate profile or use a different Firefox derivative (ESR, nightly, Floorp, waterfox) so you don't have any mix-ups. with your main nation.

Containers

Containers are a firefox only feature that allows you to essentially create multiple mini profiles or sessions within one profile that each maintain their own cookies and state. This means you can have one for each nation and thus easily manage many puppets.

Hare

LinkHare is a web app that aims to solve all of these issues, by providing a central location to find and run various scripts right inside of your browser. This includes tools like LinkRacoda's gold retriever and Link9003's gotissues.

A Userscript Manager

A userscript allows you to extend a website's functionality beyond what is present in the website's current scripts. All modern browsers support userscript managers, and for ease of use I would suggest TamperMonkey, although if you care about open source I would suggest ViolentMonkey.


Basic Setup


1. Install Firefox

LinkInstall Firefox.

It is impossible to mess this step up, I don't even believe there are any prompts during the installation. If you are already using Firefox as your main browser, I would not recommend mucking it up with card farming tools, so set up a separate profile or use a different Firefox derivative, like Nightly, Floorp, Waterfox, LibreWolf, Mercury. Whichever you use, make sure that the setting

is not enabled.

2. Setup Containers

There are two methods I will detail, LinkContainerise and LinkCardtainers, choose one.

Containerise

1. For Containerise, install it. Once installed, you may need to pin it to Firefox's extension bar.

2. When it is pinned, click the icon, and you should see this.

3. You now need to generate rules for Containerise. To do so, visit LinkHare's containerise rule generator. Put your puppets into the main puppets text book, and click start. It should finish instantly, and when you click Download, two files will download.

4. Open the file named Containerise (Nation).txt, and copy its contents.

5. Click on the Containerise icon again, and this time, click the pencil icon .

6. Paste the list of rules into it, and then hit the save icon (the one next to the plus). Containers should all be set up.

Cardtainers

1. For Cardtainers, install it. Once installed, you may need to pin it to Firefox's extension bar.

2. Once you have it installed and pinned, click on the icon, and you should see a text input box. Either type in or paste in the list of all nations you want containers set up for, one nation name per line.

Kazakhstan
Puppet 1
Card Farmer 3

3. Install a monkey (tamper in this case)

LinkInstall Tampermonkey.

Once installed, adding new scripts is pretty self-explanatory: click the icon, and click Create New Script.

4. Log into all your puppets

LinkVisit Hare. Using the LinkLogin Sheet tool, follow the inputs and generate a log in sheet. This should download an html file.

Using TamperMonkey, install two userscripts: LinkAutoclose and and Linkautolog

Autolog requires configuration and assumes all your nations have the same password, to fix this, open the userscript and edit it, to do this, go to the Tampermonkey dashboard

and open the one named Auto Login Upload Flag. At the line with

enpass.value = "PASSWORDGLASSWORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Change the text the quotes to whatever your password is. For example, if it is password, it would be

enpass.value = "password"

Take the downloaded html file and open it with the configured Firefox browser (or derivative if you used one). This will open an html table. Click the first link to Nation and then click enter until the sheet is finished. If set up properly, this should log you in to every single container. You can verify this by visiting any puppet container and seeing if it opens a logged-in container.

This step will need to be repeated every three months or so, but is significantly faster than logging in by filling out forms manually.


What's Next?

The above steps should have taken to having a separate, logged-in container for every nation that you intend to farm with. This is the minimum to be able to farm effectively, but to actually farm, you will need to run some scripts. You've already ran one (Login Sheet), and all work pretty similarly: just fill out the inputs, wait for Hare to generate a downloadable file, then process the file yourself with the necessary userscripts.


Card Tools on Hare

  1. LinkgotIssues - Originally made by 9003, gotIssues will get all the issues present on a nation and its packs, and generate an html sheet for it. Hare modifies it by allowing you to choose whether or not to get packs or not.

  2. LinkjunkDaJunk - Originally made by 9003, junkDaJunk will generate links to quickly junk cards on nations that meet a certain criteria set, and gift others. Hare modifies it by adding much more available criteria, as well as the option to either view or gift the card.

  3. LinkGold Retriever - Originally made by Valentine Z, then ported by Racoda, Gold Retriever will retrieve the the card count, bank, deck value, issues, and packs present on the specified nations. Hare modifies it by making issues and packs optional, as this makes Gold Retriever take 2x as long as issues and packs requires a separate api request.

  4. LinkContainerise - Originally made by Racoda, this generates rules for use with Containerise, which isn't necessary for the purposes of this guide.

  5. LinkLogin Sheet - A tool that generates a login sheet, and when combined with two user scripts, can help you quickly log into new or orphaned containers.

  6. LinkPinger - A tool that will "ping" nations, which counts as a login. Use it to keep nations alive.

  7. LinkFinder - A heavily modified junkDaJunk that will search for specified cards and create links to them. This can be useful for finding transfer cards of people or searching for particular cards.

  8. LinkSignal - Given card ids, provide decks, collections, or check asks and bids for what is missing. This is useful for finishing collections: for example, if you are trying to get all S3 Rares and have a list of all the card ids, you can use Signal to find which S3 rares you don't have asks and bids for.

  9. LinkDeck to IDs - Takes a deck and crunches it into a file of just the card ids.


Other Cards Resources


Hare has a utility for viewing all legendary cards from each season, useful for tracking CTE legends. You can find it at LinkLegends.

Hare maintains a hyperlink to a ledger containing data about the top 100 cards, you can find it at LinkLedger.

Hare contains a not-updated repository for various NationStates resources, you can find it at LinkResources.

Hare also contains some other poorly written guides I've made and some superior guides from others, you can find it at LinkGuides.

You can find a worse version of R3n's card queries at LinkSideroca.

You can find a fun toy to view the change of a card's market value over time with an improper formula for calculating market value at LinkMegu.


Other Tools on Hare

  1. LinkCreator Assistant - Generate a sheet that has links for nation creation that works with the provided userscripts.

  2. LinkRate of Change - Originally made by Thorn1000, calculate the rate of change for an amount of nations over an amount of days.

  3. LinkWhere's WA - Originally made by 9003, finds where the world assembly membership is from a group of nations.

  4. LinkEndotart - Specify a nation and get all the regionmates they are not endorsing.

  5. LinkNot Endorsing - Specify a nation and get all the regionmates that are not endorsing them.

  6. LinkApprovals List - Originally made by 9003, specify a proposal and get all delegates that are not approving it.

  7. LinkGlasses - Generate a spreadsheet containing regional information, a worse version of the cli Spyglass.

  8. LinkStatistics - Originally made by 9003, provided WA scales and puppets, get the mean, median, and mode for each scale.

  9. LinkWiz - Output the last login date to know which nations are close to ceasing to exist.

  10. LinkFlag Manager - Find which nations have the specified flags. This is useful for cleaning up puppets with generic flags (an easy way to do this is just put in .svg)

Read dispatch

Ah, I'm probably one of the few card farmers who do everything by hand with no scripts lol. Most of my collection consists of low value cards

Osheiga wrote:Iím trying my best to keep leg prices stable but unforunately I donít quite have Koem Kab levels of bank to spend on that so Iíve had to lower my bids a bit compared to KK so I buy less often

My goal with those is not actually to buy copies though, I just want to set the absolute minimum priceÖ it seems to be working since Iíve seen people overbidding me more and more often now that Iíve had my bids up for a bit

But there was a little period a few weeks ago where people were matching asks of 2.00 and 5.00 and the cards were selling for sub-20 even after a bidding warÖ needed to put an end to that since my DV is in the same situation as you lol

Oh so itís fine to overbid you?

Konsa but cards wrote:Ah, I'm probably one of the few card farmers who do everything by hand with no scripts lol. Most of my collection consists of low value cards

Yeahhh doing 500 puppets manually I donít think is sustainable lol

That being said there are a lot of farmers out there who farm a few dozen to a hundred nations manually and for a lot of people I think thatís enough for what theyíre collecting/aiming for.

I actually only increased my farm from around 500 nations relatively recently, but thatís because I started the whole ďputting a bid on every single s3 legendaryĒ backing scheme and even with expanding I still have negative cash flow

Power for the People wrote:Oh so itís fine to overbid you?

Yep go ahead! I actually like when people overbid me because it lets me keep my bank longer :p

Osheiga wrote:Yep go ahead! I actually like when people overbid me because it lets me keep my bank longer :p

Time to buy one card off the market rn!!!

Osheiga wrote:Yeahhh doing 500 puppets manually I donít think is sustainable lol

That being said there are a lot of farmers out there who farm a few dozen to a hundred nations manually and for a lot of people I think thatís enough for what theyíre collecting/aiming for.

I actually only increased my farm from around 500 nations relatively recently, but thatís because I started the whole ďputting a bid on every single s3 legendaryĒ backing scheme and even with expanding I still have negative cash flow

Well, I sort of keep a system to manage it all. It probably won't last forever but for the time being it works.

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