Most active regions are either invaders or defenders - we, the region called xkcd, happen to be invaders. The game includes a little mechanic for deciding delegates which has been exploited by the players to create a new game never intended by the developer: one of region invading and empire building.
Since there is virtually no actual gameplay other than this simple numerical mechanic which occurs once every 24 hours, the only way to win is not by memorising numbers, or by grinding for levels, but by using real-world skills. Cunning, deception, and tactics are the most important thing in the game. Wars are won by really infiltrating other regions forums for intel, by really getting people to betray each other, and by making alliances at the right time at the right terms. Nothing is faked by the game, all the conflict really exists between real life players, with Nationstates merely existing as medium to track wins and losses.
In short, if you're looking for the ultimate in gameplay simplicity, and the best in social gaming, this is the perfect game for it. We're doing pretty damn well, but we need more players if we're really going to get anywhere in the NS world. Join up and try it out.
Join, move to the xkcd region and apply for the UN!
Endorse the Regional Delegate - the more votes concentrated on one nation, the more power we have internationally
Everything happens here: http://z15.invisionfree.com/NSXKCDR/index.php
Go tharr for teh discussions.
Region members are asked to no longer discuss internal plans or other senstive material on this public fora, and instead sign up for the region's private board, seen below.
Current events: Oh me yarm~! Senate elections over, called "way better" than US presidential race by experts, result available on the private board.
Private Board: http://z15.invisionfree.com/NSXKCDR/index.php?
It's basically a game where you simulate running a nation and you choose what sort of government your country has and all it's policies and what have you.
It looks kinda fun, but I only just signed up.
I was assuming there would be some sort of xkcd fanbase on the site, but it appears not so I have created region called 'Xkcd' (the site capitalised it much like wikipedia would).
So yeah, just thought I'd see if we could get a little xkcd thing going or something.
If there's already an xkcd group, please let me know. n_n
A Handy Calculator:
http://nseconomy.thirdgeek.com/nseconom ... egion=xkcd