Item #: SCP-2908
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-2908 is to be stored in a standard containment locker at Site-19. Experimentation on SCP-2908 requires Level-3 clearance. Due to the nature of the fortunes told by subjects in possession of SCP-2908, experimentation is to be conducted exclusively on D-Class personnel. Experiments involving higher class personnel are to be reviewed thoroughly by on-site Level-4 personnel and must have their approval before experimentation can begin.
Description: SCP-2908 is a golden deck of cards, consisting of 52 playing cards, 2 Jokers, and an additional card. The cards are similar to the make and model of ███████-brand cards, however attempts to replicate the anomalous effects of SCP-2908 have been unsuccessful. When a human, henceforth referred to as the subject, obtains SCP-2908, he or she will undergo a total behavioral alteration, ceasing all previous activities to gather an audience1.
After the subject ceases gathering an audience, they will begin to shuffle SCP-2908 and state that they are to reveal the futures of individuals. The subject will then single out an individual from those present and instruct them to select any number of cards. Once the cards have been selected, the subject will recite a fortune supposedly based on both the cards selected and the individual's luck; extensive experiments, however, have suggested no correlation to the selected cards and the fortune recited (see Addendum 2908-01). Despite the positive nature of fortunes told by those under the influence of SCP-2908, the fulfillment of the fortunes does not seem to have the implied effect, however the fortunes told by subjects with SCP-2908 are always technically correct.
After the individual has received their fortune, they will return to the audience and the process will repeat. If no remaining individual wishes to have their future told, the subject will thank the audience for their time, place SCP-2908 back in its card box, and leave. Once the subject has left the audience, he/she will dispose of SCP-29082. All memories surrounding the events that occurred during the time that the subject was in possession of SCP-2908 will be forgotten.
Addendum 2908-01: Below is a non-exhaustive list of experiments on SCP-2908. Cards selected is shown for research purposes.Format:
Experiment 2908-# - Date Conducted - Personnel involved
|Notable interview quotes|
|Cards Selected:||6♥ 9♦ K♣ K♦ 2♥|
|Fortune Told:||May sweet dreams grace your restless mind|
|Results:||One week after the fortune told, D-45329, an insomniac, reported an increase and frequency of dreams. He stated in an interview that they all involve cookies, pastries, and cake. D-45329 has revealed that the dreams do not alleviate his insomnia.|
|Notable interview quotes||"Why pastries though? I get it, sweet dreams, but I'm lactose intolerant. Why not, like, Starbursts or something?"|
|Cards Selected:||8♥ 6♣ 10♦ J♦ Q♥ 8♦ A♠|
|Fortune Told:||Everything will soon go your way|
|Results:||Several pens and clipboards moved towards D-80725 at 0.5 km/hr. When being escorted back to her quarters, guards noted that the glasses of several nearby researchers slipped off their faces and fell towards D-80725.|
|Notable interview quotes||"This is the first time I've felt any attraction in years! Ha ha ha kill me now I hate this place."|
|Cards Selected:||K♠ 5♦ J♦|
|Fortune Told:||Your friendship shall result in great wealth|
|Results:||C█████ ███████, F████ ████, and J██ Mc███████, childhood friends of D-13526, all died the following day due to sudden cardiac arrest. It was revealed during the Reading of the Will at C█████'s, F████'s, and J██'s funeral that the entirety of their bank accounts were willed to the family of D-13526.|
|Notable interview quotes||"Maybe Ma can finally buy that flatscreen she always wanted."|
|Cards Selected:||9♠ 10♥ Q♠ 2♦ 5♠|
|Fortune Told:||You hold a brilliant future ahead of you|
|Results:||Three days after receiving the fortune, D-31415 began to radiate light; approximately 450 lumens, about as bright as a 9 watt fluorescent light bulb. Over the course of the following weeks D-31415 increased in brightness at 2 lumens per hour, which then peaked at 3,000 lumens. Due to the intensity of D-31415's light, it is recommended to wear protective eyewear when interacting with D-31415.|
|Notable interview quotes||"Can I get a plant in my quarters? I wanna see if it'll grow with all this light."|
|Cards Selected:||A♥ A♦ A♣ A♠|
|Fortune Told:||None (the subject is silent)|
|Results:||The subject reshuffles the deck and requests that SCP-181 pick another four cards. 181 selects all four Aces again. The process repeats an additional █ times, each time the subject growing more agitated. After the final drawing, the subject violently lashes out at SCP-181, resulting in the immediate termination of the experiment.|
|Notable interview quotes||"Was that supposed to happen?"|