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The Collection Collection

Postby Ponderosa » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:31 pm

The Collection Collection

I suggested earlier today that the admins add a voting system to card collections, similar to that of dispatches. This would allow users to upvote collections that they feel are particularly interesting, and make them visible to more people. It has been several hours, and yet this feature has not been added. So, I have decided to take matters into my own hands. These are some of the top card collections that I've seen on Nationstates.

Credit to Destructive Government Economic System for gathering a number of great collections together.

Some examples of collections that will not be featured here:
• My Legendaries/Epics/etc (unless you've gathered more than anyone else- more on that later)
• My Favorites
• My Friends/Region-mates
• I'm selling these cards, come make a deal

These are perfectly fine collections. But they tend to have a personal, utilitarian purpose. The Collection Collection aims to host general-interest collections only.


Rank-based Collections:Legendary. Epic. Ultra-rare. Rare. Uncommon. Common. These are the six card classifications. Sometimes, you may wish to scroll through the entire list of cards, looking for one to catch your eye. These collections strive to make that possible.
Every Legendary Card bby Koem Kab
Even acquiring a single Legendary card can be a challenge. Getting all of them requires a boatload of cash, an eagle eye on your bids, and most of all, a fleet of farm puppets to finance the whole thing. This feat has also been achieved by Luna Amore, Mikeswill, and the Northern Light.
Wop's Epic Collection by Wopruthien
Over 1,600 cards strong, this collection of Epics may be nearing the total.
Pretty in Purple: Every UR by Karen Matheson (puppet of Refuge Isle)
At over 700 cards, Refuge makes a pretty significant dent in the 5,488 total she needs for a complete collection.
Every Common Card by 9003
At over 3,000 (mostly ex-nation) cards, this collection of commons is still only 3% of the way towards its ambitious goal of collecting all 121,698 common cards.


Volume Collections: These collections are recognized for the impressive feat of quantity on top of quantity. To make it into this group, you need an extremely large collection united by a single, identical property.
All is default by BuccaRuu
Over 600 cards strong, I guarantee this enormous collection of the default Australian Aboriginal flags will make you go "Huh. That's a lot of the same flag."
The Catsfern Collection by Catsfern
As far as I know, this is the largest collection of a single player's personal cards in all of Nationstates, with 77 copies of one single card.
Delegates by Panpan105
A massive collection of cards with the WA "Delegate" tag.
I AM THE EX-NATION EXTRAORDINAIRE!!! by Destructive Government Economic System
DGES himself appears four times in this collection. There are over ten thousand ex-nation flag cards in this pile. Ten thousand! With a T!


The Country Clubs: These collections fit into a finite (usually expensive) category. It is possible to collect all these cards. But trying to actually join any of these categories? Good luck with that.
Commended [58/58] by Samudera
Now complete, this collection houses every nation that has received a Commendation from the World Assembly.
Condemned [14/14] by Samudera
A much smaller collection this time, of those notorious nations who have been condemned by the World Assembly.
Firsts [79/79] by Samudera
An even more exclusive group than the Legendaries. The only way to get into this club is to have the highest stat in any World Census category. (Come on, fellow Ponderosans, keep shooting!)
Game Volunteers [81/81] by Ballotonia
Ballotonia has assembled a full list of the admins, moderators, mentors and editors that keep this site running.
GCR Delegates [COMPLETE] by ROM
This is a list of politicos and warriors, the powerful nations who earned or took the delegacy of the Game-created regions.
Issue Authors [166/194] by Ballotonia
Nearly complete, this collection hosts every nation that has contributed an Issue to Nationstates.
Top 100 Population [100/100] by Ballotonia
At the time of the card release, these were the 100 most populous nations in Nationstates.


Geographic Collections: These collections are based around real-world locations. (Wouldn't that make them country clubs also? Oh well...)
As Gaeilge by Refuge Isle
A collection of flags with Irish names and mottos. The name literally means "In Irish."
British Flags by ABritishName (puppet of Toerana)
This collection has nearly 200 Union Jacks, in many different styles.
Hungary-Romania Friendship Collection by Best Friends Forever
If it's got a Hungarian or Romanian flag, the Hungary or Romania names, or even mentions a region of Hungary or Romania, you can find it here.
The Land That Was Kemet by Kylarnatia
Now it's Egypt!
Österreich by Sophisticated horrors
As the name might suggest to those of you who speak German, these cards are all Austrian.
Real Places by Ponderosa
A catch-all for real-world countries, states, provinces and regions. If it can be found on a map, it belongs here.
Stars and Stripes by Star-Spangled Banner (puppet of Ponderosa
A collection of Old Glories, with many variations.


Theme packs: I'm going to have to subdivide this later, right? This category is for collections built around a common theme. Buying up all the dogs you can find? That's a theme pack.
Boats by Panpan105
A veritable fleet of ships, both old and new.
CATS by Feline Masters
Looking for cats? Feline Master has over 200 of them!
Doctor Who by Smiley Bob
A collection of cards referencing Doctor Who.
Enemies of the State by Atheist (puppet of Ponderosa)
Religions and religious symbols, collected by their sworn enemy, the Atheocracy of Atheist.
ÉN VOK A FÖNIKSZMADÁR by Matthias Schalk
A small but growing collection of phoenixes.
Eyes by Candlewhisper Archive
Okay, so they aren't technically listed in a collection, but they hardly need to be. Candlewhisper has sold his entire collection and replaced it with eyes!
Flowers by AnneBelleRose
An entire deck of flower-themed cards! A sub-selection of only realistic flowers is also available here.
GIF Cards by Raghallaigh
It's a windy day for these flags! The constant motion of these pages will give you a mild case of vertigo.
Glorious Brotherlands by Wittebosland
Better red than dead! An army of communists awaits.
Greife by Coffin Breathe
A collection of Griffins.
Mostly MLP by Blargoblarg
Somewhat of a "personal favorites" collection, except it just happens to consist almost entirely of images from My Little Pony.
Nature by Tildalandia
r/EarthPorn, from the comfort of Nationstates!
Project Car by Dr Hooves
A bunch of cars, including those that are named "Projects" for some reason.
RWC by Bombadil
Don't you trying to create a new region, only to find that the name has been snatched by some refound hoarder? Do you at least like their flags? This collection consists entirely of the North Korean Revolutionary Workers Councils!
Skin on Skin, let the Swarm Begin by Starving Locusts (puppet of Ponderosa)
Speaking of refound gangs, a partial collection of Blitzkrieg's moths!
Sci-fi collection (popular culture) by Earthbound immortal squad
Star Wars! Star Trek! Cowboy Bebop! Doctor Who! If it's a popular science fiction franchise, it's probably represented here.
School Class Nations by Tee World
You can't communicate with them, but you can sure collect them! Sixty nations with the "Class" tag.
[S1] Beauties by Jasminlandia
Like hot women? Real women? This collection is full of actual women! Or, at least none drawn in a Japanese style.
Video Games by Panpan105
A collection of anything and everything related to video games.
What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding? by Granddaddy Purple
A hippy-dippy collection of hippies, weed, and acid trips.
The Woods by Strange World
A beautiful forest, replete with unique and interesting trees, as well as multiple copies of the flags of Lebanon and Norfolk Island.
Zoo by Tildalandia
Has he got a zoo, and I'm telling you, it's a world-class menagerie!


Arthouse: These collections might appear random at first glance. Perhaps they are. Or maybe they're just pretentious. Whatever feeling you get looking at these, you do have to admit: they make you think.
Aspects of Aurlyn by Flerdysis
At first, this may seem to be just an ordinary favorites collection.However, you can be sure each card has been carefully selected. Each card represents a certain aspect of the personality of Aurlyn, the leader of Flerdysis. For example, Knootnz, which has a motto that when translated means, "United in Liberty", matches her fierce commitment to personal autonomy, as well as her hatred of dictators and tyrants.
Go then, there are other worlds than these by Christ Triumphant
This is a collection of the surreal and the otherwordly, a sci-fi adventure that pushes the boundaries of what we consider normal. In other words, the most inspiring science fiction and fantasy cards. The title itself originates from Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series.
The heArtful Collection by Devil Heart
It's hard to get a grip on this collection. You know there's something that ties them together, but there's always an exception when you try to pin down a rule. The curator describes the collection as cards that are (mostly) hand-drawn, surreal, popping, or with arty abstracts.
Samsara by Ponderosa
This collection aims to represent change, cause and effect, and the dualities of light and dark within everything and all of us. The title refers to a Sanskrit term meaning "the cyclicality of all life, matter, and existence".


That's all for now. Post a comment with another unique, interesting collection and I'll be sure to add it!
Also, I'm aware, there's no anime collection. That's because every other card collector has an anime collection and they aren't hard to find. If you reply with an extremely lengthy or unique one, I might post it.
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Postby Philomathia » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:55 pm

Haha this looks fun. Here's my anime collection https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/collection=5780
Which is fairly large. If I ever find the spare cash to expand my storage it'll be much larger though.

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Postby Jasminlandia » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:15 pm

I have a collection about women (i was trying to exclude anime/drawn cards; only a few slipped in which i liked):
https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/collection=6178

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Postby Tildalandia » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:20 pm

I think i have the biggest Zoo on NationStates(?!):
https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/collection=11308

A nature themed collection:
https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/collection=11307

In both i was trying to exclude drawn and painted cards, only the real deal counts for me.
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Postby Strange World » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:34 pm

Nice!

Here's one that I found while scouring: https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/ ... ction=9299

It's probably the largest index of school class nations I've seen so far, and class nation cards are pretty hard to come by.

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Postby Blargoblarg » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:51 am

I have a collection that is mostly cards with flags referencing My Little Pony:
https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/collection=282
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Postby AnneBelleRose » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:39 am

I don't know if mine is big enough, maybe we should restrict it to at least 30 or 50 card collections to get shown on the main post.

Anyway i got FLOWERS!
https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/collection=11533


My whole deck is flower themed by the way:
https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/ ... ebellerose

But the flowers collection has cards with realistic/real flowers on them.
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Postby Devil Heart » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:11 am

Another Arthouse collection

The heArtful collection

A card gets added to this collection if it fits into one of the following criteria:
Hand drawn/painted
Arty abstracts in a flag
A little bit Pop, Dada, Surreal?
Pretty much only one of it's kind found on TinEye

I am making a themed (see above) gallery of these cards that I'll add to my nation's Factbook to be posted later as a dispatch.
So another requirement is I have a copy of the full flag.

Wondering if I should add an anime section - but only a very few of these are come up as 'one offs' on TinEye.
Others are making some terrific anime collections - perhaps someone else will specialise in anime 'one offs'?
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Postby 9003 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:13 am

https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/nation=9003

I know its not in a single collection but the puppet collection is 300 strong and the ex nation flags making up the remaining nearly 10k

I will work hard to get all the cards in the collections but as any one with a bulk collection knows its a huge pain to click thousands of cards :P
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Postby Ponderosa » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:15 am

9003 wrote:https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/nation=9003

I know its not in a single collection but the puppet collection is 300 strong and the ex nation flags making up the remaining nearly 10k

I will work hard to get all the cards in the collections but as any one with a bulk collection knows its a huge pain to click thousands of cards :P


What are these puppets of? Are they your puppets?

I'm only including decks when the entire deck meets a certain theme.
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Postby 9003 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:37 pm

Ponderosa wrote:
9003 wrote:https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/nation=9003

I know its not in a single collection but the puppet collection is 300 strong and the ex nation flags making up the remaining nearly 10k

I will work hard to get all the cards in the collections but as any one with a bulk collection knows its a huge pain to click thousands of cards :P


What are these puppets of? Are they your puppets?

I'm only including decks when the entire deck meets a certain theme.



Understood! I have a large collection of puppets in general form those that have cards and 3 thousand ex nation flags in a different collection (Many more in the deck just not in the collection yet)
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Postby All Wild Things » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:37 pm

Linking in a similar themed thread, The Showcase.
Should we get these threads merged?

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Postby Ponderosa » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:47 pm

Blargoblarg wrote:I have a collection that is mostly cards with flags referencing My Little Pony:
https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/collection=282


Eh, I'll take it. Do let me know if you create one that is exclusively MLP, okay?

AnneBelleRose wrote:I don't know if mine is big enough, maybe we should restrict it to at least 30 or 50 card collections to get shown on the main post.



Yours is a unique collection that hasn't been beaten in numbers, as far as I can tell. Anyway, your whole deck fits the flower theme, so you could call it an "unorganized collection".

All Wild Things wrote:Linking in a similar themed thread, The Showcase.
Should we get these threads merged?


Most of the collections mentioned in that thread are listed here. I also plan to maintain a listing of notable collections in the main post. Personally, I'd also like to cut down on the number of self-nominations, but I guess I opened the door for that when I listed a few of my collections.

I've also decided I'm holding off on anime collections for now. There are so many to choose from, and looking at the "collections" link for any one anime card will yield several or even tens of anime collections. There's a contest for that coming up soon IIRC, so maybe the winner of that can be in the OP. Or someone with like over 500 anime cards in a single collection.
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Postby Toerana » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:08 am

I must say these are all great, I love seeing all the unique collections that have been accumulated by players ^-^

On another note, I've pushed ABritishName's collection up to over 200 British flags!
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Postby Refuge Isle » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:26 am

I have a collection of cards whose nation names or mottoes are written in Irish: https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/collection=10271

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Postby Best Friends Forever » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:45 pm

I have a collection about Hungary and Romania. Trying to collect every Romania or Hungary themed cards.

https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/collection=12455

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Postby Ballotonia » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:35 am

The 100 most populous nations in the game at the moment the card information was set: https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/collection=9426

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Postby Nooooooooooooooo » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:53 pm

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Postby VicktoriaDiamond » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:39 am

Nice collections guys!

I'm looking for diamonds and crystals like these:
https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/collection=12538

Telegram me if you have any!

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Postby Matthias Schalk » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:40 pm

I have a deck about phoenixes and dragons!
https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/ ... ias_schalk

(My wife, my dog, my two cars and ancient horse lords included)

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Postby Granddaddy Purple » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:22 am

The "What's So Funny about Peace, Love and Understanding" Collection.

And no, it's a collection without being designated as a collection. That's one of the understandings, lol. All my the cards i keep fall into this category. Enjoy.

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Postby Best Friends Forever » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:44 am

Granddaddy Purple wrote:The "What's So Funny about Peace, Love and Understanding" Collection.

And no, it's a collection without being designated as a collection. That's one of the understandings, lol. All my the cards i keep fall into this category. Enjoy.

Fixed the link for you

Your link was lead everyone to his/her own deck^

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Postby Ponderosa » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:25 pm

Updated. Added two new categories as well.

Nooooooooooooooo wrote:How about Default Flags's collection? The link is https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/ ... ault_flags


Way too small for such an easy collection to make.
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Postby Earthbound Immortal Squad » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:41 pm

Got this sci-fi collection. It's still a work in progress.
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