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Inspiration is a Wildcard Policy Card in Civilization VI.


Inspiration is another one of the first Wildcards available in the game, and like the other ones is only usable once you discover Political Philosophy and adopt a government with a Wildcard Slot Wildcard slot (unless you're playing as Greece or Poland). Compared to the other available cards - Revelation and Strategos - Inspiration is perhaps the most generally useful, since it helps you get a Great Scientist early in the game. However, think carefully about whether you want to ensure you found a religion - the AI is pretty competitive on religions, and if you decide to go with Inspiration you will realistically get 2-3 Great Prophet Great Prophet points (assuming you've already built a Holy Site with a Shrine and have adopted Classical Republic) to other civilizations' 4 or more, and you may end up without your own religion!

Civilopedia entry[]

Some new ideas come from trial and error; others, from inspiration (artistic, imaginative, or perhaps divine). Whatever the source, inspiration has brought about many notable advances in scientific knowledge and technology. Commonly known as the 'Eureka' moment (as any mad scientist knows), the term comes from a story about the Greek polymath Archimedes’ sudden epiphany c. 250 BC concerning how to prove whether a crown was pure gold or not. Inspiration cannot be called upon as desired; in fact, a recent study by Mareike Wieth and Rose Zacks suggests that insight and innovation are greatest when an individual is not at his/her best. So there’s hope for us yet.

Civilization VI Policy Cards [edit]
Military Policy
After Action Reports R&F-OnlyAgogeBastionsChivalryConscriptionCraftsmenDefense of the MotherlandDisciplineDrill Manuals GS-OnlyEquestrian Orders GS-OnlyFeudal ContractForce Modernization GS-OnlyGrande ArméeIntegrated Space CellInternational WatersLevée en MasseLightning WarfareLimesLimitanei R&F-OnlyLogisticsManeuverMaritime IndustriesMartial LawMilitary FirstMilitary ResearchNational IdentityNative ConquestPatriotic WarPress GangsProfessional ArmyPropagandaRaidResource Management GS-OnlyRetainersRetinues GS-OnlySackSecond Strike Capability R&F-OnlyStrategic Air ForceSurveyTheir Finest HourThird Alternative GS-OnlyTotal WarVeterancyWars of Religion
Economic Policy
AestheticsCaravansariesCivil Prestige R&F-OnlyCollectivizationColonizationCorvéeEcommerceEconomic UnionExpropriationFive-Year PlanFree MarketGod KingGothic ArchitectureGrand OperaHeritage TourismIlkumInsulaeLand SurveyorsLiberalismMarket EconomyMedina QuarterMeritocracyNatural PhilosophyNaval InfrastructureNew DealOnline CommunitiesPublic TransportPublic WorksRationalismReligious OrdersResource ManagementSatellite BroadcastsScriptureSerfdomSimultaneumSkyscrapersSports MediaThird AlternativeTown ChartersTrade ConfederationTriangular TradeUrban Planning
Diplomatic Policy
Arsenal of DemocracyCharismatic LeaderCollective ActivismColonial OfficesColonial TaxesCommunications OfficeContainmentCryptographyDiplomatic LeagueGunboat DiplomacyInternational Space AgencyMachiavellianismMerchant ConfederationMusic Censorship GS-OnlyNuclear EspionagePolice StatePraetorium R&F-OnlyRajWisselbanken R&F-Only
Wildcard Policy
Aerospace Contractors GS-OnlyAutocratic Legacy R&F-OnlyCommunist Legacy R&F-OnlyDefense of the Motherland GS-OnlyDemocratic Legacy R&F-OnlyDiplomatic Capital GS-OnlyFascist Legacy R&F-OnlyFrescoesGlobal Coalition GS-OnlyHallyu GS-OnlyInspirationIntegrated Attack Logistics GS-OnlyInventionLaissez-FaireLiterary TraditionMartial Law GS-OnlyMercantile Legacy R&F-OnlyMilitary OrganizationMonarchic Legacy R&F-OnlyNavigationNobel PrizeNon-State Actors GS-OnlyOligarchic Legacy R&F-OnlyRabblerousing GS-OnlyRepublican Legacy R&F-OnlyRevelationScience Foundations GS-OnlySpace Tourism GS-OnlyStrategosSymphoniesTheir Finest Hour GS-OnlyTheocratic Legacy R&F-OnlyTraveling Merchants
Dark Age Policy
Dark R&F-Only
Automated Workforce GS-OnlyCollectivism R&F-OnlyCyber Warfare GS-OnlyDecentralization1Despotic Paternalism1Disinformation Campaign GS-OnlyElite Forces R&F-OnlyFlower Power GS-OnlyInquisition R&F-OnlyIsolationism R&F-OnlyLetters of Marque R&F-OnlyMonasticism R&F-OnlyRobber Barons R&F-OnlyRogue State R&F-OnlySamoderzhaviye1Soft Targets1Twilight Valor R&F-Only
Golden Age Policy
Culture Industry1Exodus of the Evangelists1Free Inquiry1Heartbeat of Steam1Mandala State1Military-Industrial Complex1Monumentality1Popular Front1Praetorian Guard1Reform the Coinage1Sakdina1Sky and Stars1Solidarity1To Arms!1Wish You Were Here1
1 Dramatic Ages mode only

R&F-Only Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.