Experiment

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Experiment
Experiment.jpg
Info
Cost $3
Type(s) Action
Kingdom card? Yes
Set RenaissanceRenaissance icon.png
Illustrator(s) Jason Slavin
Card text
+2 Cards
+1 Action
Return this to the Supply.

When you gain this, gain another Experiment (that doesn't come with another).

Experiment is an Action card from Renaissance. It is a one-shot LaboratoryLaboratory.jpg that comes with another copy of itself.

Contents

[edit] FAQ

[edit] Official FAQ

  • When you play this, you get +2 Cards and +1 Action, and return it to its Supply pile.
  • When you gain it, you gain another one; this applies whether you gain it via buying it or some other way.
  • If you gain one to a place other than your discard pile, the 2nd copy goes to your discard pile.
  • For example if you use SculptorSculptor.jpg to gain Experiment, you get one in your hand, and one in your discard pile.
  • If you play Band of MisfitsBand of Misfits.jpg (from Dark AgesDark Ages.jpg) or OverlordOverlord.jpg (from EmpiresEmpires.jpg) as Experiment, you will return the card to its own pile, not to the Experiment pile.
  • If Experiment somehow is not in play (for example if played from the trash via NecromancerNecromancer.jpg, from NocturneNocturne.jpg), it fails to return to its pile.

[edit] Strategy

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[edit] Versions

[edit] English versions

Print Digital Text Release Date
Experiment Experiment from Shuffle iT +2 Cards. +1 Action. Return this to the Supply.
When you gain this, gain another Experiment (that doesn't come with another).
Renaissance November 2018

[edit] Other language versions

Language Name Print Digital Text
Chinese 實驗 (pron. shíyàn)
French Expérience
German Experiment
Japanese 実験 (pron. jikken) +2 カードを引く+1 アクション。 これをサプライに戻す。これを獲得するとき、追加で実験1枚を獲得する(その実験は追加の実験を獲得させない)。
Russian Эксперимент (pron. ekspyerimyent)

[edit] Trivia

Official card art.

[edit] Preview

Experiment is a one-shot Lab, but you get two of them.

[edit] Secret History

We tried several versions of this. After a bit as a SmithySmithy.jpg (based on another card that died), it switched to a LabLaboratory.jpg, because that way there's usually no tracking (it uses an Action but gives +1 Action, so when it vanishes your play area still tells you the whole story, yes unless you ThroneThrone Room.jpg it or something). For a bit they both went to the same place - e.g. if you used SculptorSculptor.jpg to gain Experiment, both Experiments went to your hand. That was too confusing for how often it came up. There was a version that was two different cards, the first gained you a copy of the second (the second being non-supply); there was a version that was three one-shot Labs instead of two; there was one that was like Border VillageBorder Village.jpg, it got you a cheaper card instead of another Experiment. In the end it's two one-shot Labs, which it was early on, but with a better wording.


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