While I'm working on my first SCP, my first and biggest obstacle is trying to figure out what its classification is. I know pretty solidly what it is and what it does. The problem is that it could potentially cause an end-of-the-world scenario, which would indicate Keter-class, but its containment procedure is quite literally 'lock it up in a box and don't let anyone open it', which is the very definition of Safe; it's not capable of autonomous action, so it would require someone opening that box and using it to trigger a disaster.
Does it have a function that makes people want to open the box and trigger it? If not, "Safe" is probably what you want, although I might still make it "Euclid" and specify frequent inspections to make sure nobody's tampered with its containment. If it does make people want to set it off, that would be "Keter", because it's trying to initiate a _K end-of-world scenario.
I really advise against constant checks on safe-class objects; I see them often and they rarely make sense. If it really is safe class, there is no harm in just leaving it in its locker until the researchers come and get it.
Okay, here's the first draft. I'm concerned mainly with the length of the two addendums compared to the main article itself, but considering it's my first SCP and I assembled the acoherent brain-dribbles I've had for the last week or so into something legible in a couple hours, that can't be the only thing wrong with it. Any thoughts on how I can improve it before I unleash it on the merciless public?
This reads like a magic item straight out of D&D, which generally makes poor SCPs. Also, almost any form of wish fulfillment, even with drawbacks, is pretty damn cliche at this point.
In fact it is the Monkey's Paw from the short story "The Monkey's Paw"
Yeah, it was pretty directly inspired by the Monkey's paw, though I'd noticed only one actual SCP grants wishes right now (The anti-wish well), presumably specifically because it's cliche. I did my best to differentiate it with a focus on chaos instead of malicious evil, but I guess I didn't do enough….it was just bugging me, and I couldn't get it out of my head to make space for a better idea. Think it's salvageable in any way, or am I better of scrapping it now? Either way, was the tone sufficiently clinical/SCPish, just written around an awful idea?
EDIT: Flushed it. Hopefully this new one works better.
Bumping, with another Sandbox link to my replacement idea. It's completely original as far as I know, and hopefully creepy enough to survive.