Fooling around with my first idea for an SCP. (There aren't a lot of game-based SCPs.) This isn't even ready for the Sandbox yet. But I have some questions!
1) Noob question: how do I insert those black blocks? I mean, the guide says it's Unicode so-and-so, but… how exactly does that work?
2) This SCP is not particularly dangerous; it takes a lot of effort to activate and the results are not harmful to anyone but the victim/subject. (Though some may find them a source of… unease.) So I've written:
When not in use, SCP-XXXX is to be kept locked in a desk or cabinet in the office of Dr. *. Activating SCP-XXX requires the prior written approval of Dr. * or, in his absence or incapacity, of a Level Four supervisor.
This seems a bit lackadaisical. OTOH, this is an object the size of a large book that really is usually harmless, and that is taken out periodically for testing. Does other suggestions for containment?
3)What it is:
SCP-XXXX is a tabletop board game simulating the Second World War with emphasis on the European theater. SCP-XXXX is quite complex, with over 1200 counters including ground, naval and air units. The board, when unfolded, measures 91.4 by 121.9 centimeters. A 128 page rulebook is also included, along with a set of six large “Great Power” cards, which are used to record various changes in the status of the different warring powers, and four six-sided dice.
Simple enough, no? But this part is giving me trouble:
SCP-XXXX will not activate unless a campaign game is played to completion. Playing the shorter scenarios, or a partial campaign game, will not result in activation. The number of players does not appear to affect the chance of any individual player being the target of activation. Changing or substituting players in the early stages of the game does not appear to affect activation, but no player has been the subject of activation without playing for at least 30 turns and being present for the last turn of the game. If activation occurs, it happens only on the final turn. Each player seems to have a roughly equal chance (estimated at around 15%) of being a subject of activation. A given game may result in none, one, or more players becoming subjects.
— I'm finding this clunky. Here's what I'm trying to say: if you play this game, something may happen to you. So players may become… targets? Subjects?
Also, if a player is affected, how would we describe him thereafter? SCP-XXXX-a, b, c and so forth? Or SCP-XXX-D-1, 2, 3 and such?
Thanks in advance!