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The Liberty Gala 2020: Trading Cards

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[align=center][size=200][b][u]The Liberty Gala: Trading Cards Events[/u][/b][/size][/align]

[box]For The Liberty Gala, we will be hosting a few events through the on-site [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=news/2018/12/21/index.html][b]NS Trading Cards[/b][/url] feature!

[size=130][b][color=cba135]Collection Contest: Defender Switchers[/color][/b][/size]

For this contest, collectors will focus on defender "switchers" (nations that defenders use when defending to avoid moving their main nations out of their home regions and to allow them to defend against multiple raids each update). Many defender switchers are stored in "jump points", or regions which update late, most prominently [url=https://www.nationstates.net/region=artificial_solar_system][b][color=023142]Artificial Solar System[/color][/b][/url]. If you have questions about how to identify a defender switcher, ask anyone at the event, especially one of the [url=#mentor][b]card mentors[/b][/url]. 

Submitted collections may be as large or as small as you like. They may attempt to match a theme, complete a set of switchers from a specific defender or organization, go for sheer quantity, or any other option you wish to pursue. 

Cards must be contained in one collection on one nation controlled by the player, but the collection does not necessarily have to be on the player's main nation.

Card collections are due on [b]October 29[/b] at [b]11:59 PM EDT[/b] (3:59 UTC, Oct 30). To submit your collection either telegram [nation]HumanSanity[/nation] or Discord DM [b]HumanSanity#9270[/b]. The winner will be selected by a NationStates 48 hour poll vote on the region page of [region]The Liberty Gala[/region]. The winner will receive a [b][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=83/season=2]Season 2 Legendary New Texas[/url][/b], a long-time leader of defending and a prominent figure in early defending history. 

[size=130][b][color=cba135]Collection Contest: Influential Defenders[/color][/b][/size]

For this contest, collectors will focus on a collection of influential and active defenders. Your collection can focus on contemporary defenders, historically influential defenders, defenders associated with specific events in defender history, and more. If you want to learn more about who might make a good fit for the collection, be sure to check out the work being done for the Defender Tapestry on Discord! 

Submitted collections may be as large or as small as you like. Cards must be contained in one collection on one nation controlled by the player, but the collection does not necessarily have to be on the player's main nation.

Card collections are due on [b]October 29[/b] at [b]11:59 PM EDT[/b] (3:59 UTC, Oct 30). To submit your collection either telegram [nation]HumanSanity[/nation] or Discord DM [b]HumanSanity#9270[/b]. The winner will be selected by cards officiator [nation]HumanSanity[/nation]. Remember to get help from one of the [url=#mentor][b]cards mentors[/b][/url] if you have any questions! The winner will receive a [b][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=117785/season=1]Season 1 Ultra-Rare Frattastan II[/url][/b], a long-time leader of defending who's card is more difficult to get due to the nation having ceased to exist. This card is also unique because it is an Ex-Nation, meaning it existed at the time of the original April Fool's day event but not later when full time cards was released. 

[size=130][b][color=cba135]Collection Contest: Detag Run[/color][/b][/size]

On [b]October October 30[/b] at major update, the Liberty Gala will be hosting a coordinated detag run. 

We will be doing a cards portion of this event! 

For this event, you may [i]only[/i] use cards generated when you open packs based on issues you have accumulated on a nation you use in the detag run. Whenever you switch nations to move onto the next target, take a moment to go through and answer the issues on that nation and open any packs that are generated. 

After the detag run, you will have 48 hours to go through and review cards. You may create any collection of your choice, on any theme, using cards you pulled from those packs. Be creative and have fun with it. You may not trade on the open market for better cards, you may [i]only[/i] use cards you originally pulled. 

Submitted collections may be as large or as small as you like. Cards must be contained in one collection on one nation controlled by the player, but the collection does not necessarily have to be on the player's main nation. To submit your collection either telegram [nation]HumanSanity[/nation] or Discord DM [b]HumanSanity#9270[/b]. The winner will be selected by cards officiator [nation]HumanSanity[/nation]. Remember to get help from one of the [url=#mentor][b]cards mentors[/b][/url] if you have any questions!

The winner will receive a copy of [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=3260/season=2][b]Season 2 Legendary Kundu[/b][/url].

[anchor=pullevent][/anchor][size=130][b][color=cba135]Card Pull Event: S1 Anime Daisuki[/color][/b][/size]

Additionally, we will be hosting a pull event for a [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=50068/season=1][b]Season 1 Anime Daisuki[/b][/url] trading card. Anime Daisuki was an influential defender, serving as Field Commander of the Ten thousand Islands Treaty Organization and founder of [region]Yggdrasil[/region] and leader of Yggdrasil's defender military. Anime Daisuki was also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Dedication to Defending in 2010. However, Anime Daisuki has since retired from the game and as a result their card became scarce as cards of ceased to exist nations are less likely to be pulled in packs. 

During a "pull event", the card is placed at auction which increases the odds that it will be pulled. You can read more about pull events and their mechanics [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1301089#PULLY][b]here[/b][/url]. 

As part of The Liberty Gala, we will be hosting a "pull event" for Anime Daisuki. To prepare for a pull event, make sure to do the following:
[list][*]Have several card farming puppets (as many as you can manage) with 5 unanswered issues and no unopened packs. 
[*]When the event starts, answer issues and open packs as you go while answering issues. 
[*]Continue until the pull event is over or you exhaust your nations.
[*]Remember that there is never a guarantee you will pull the pull event card, but adding nations will increase your odds. It's important to not get too caught up on getting The Card and instead enjoy the process and all your other good finds as well. [/list]
Another important part of a pull event is sharing it with friends. To socialize with others during the pull event, use the #pull-event channel of The Liberty Gala's Discord server. 

The pull event will be hosted at [b]8 PM EDT[/b] (midnight UTC) on [b]October 26[/b]. 

[anchor=mentor][/anchor][size=130][b][color=cba135]Card Mentors[/color][/b][/size]

Not sure about all this? Is cards a somewhat scary and new world for you? Feel free to reach out to one of the card mentors on this list, all of whom have agreed to be a friendly resource to answer your questions!

[nation]9003[/nation] of [region]The North Pacific[/region]'s Ministry of Defense
[nation]Destructive Government Economic System[/nation] of [region]The North Pacific[/region]'s Ministry of Cards
[nation]HumanSanity[/nation] of the [region]10000 Islands[/region] Cards Co-operative
[nation]United States of Vietnam[/nation] of [region]The South Pacific[/region]'s Ministry of Engagement

All of them will also be listed on top of the #card-collecting channel on The Liberty Gala Discord server where they can be reached more easily. 
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