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SCP-XXXX during testing

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be wrapped in a small square of cloth and kept inside an opaque lockbox placed in a standard secure anomalous item locker in Site-09. While outside of testing conditions, SCP-XXXX must not leave its lockbox.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a standard 20 sided dice (D20), as typically used with the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. The item is moulded from standard polymethyl methacrylate plastic and coloured with red and blue pigment. The numbers from one (1) to twenty (20) are engraved in the surface of the item and painted over with normal white paint. The manufacture of the item is no different from the standard method of manufacture for gaming dice, and the item's physical components show no anomalous properties.

When brought into the sight of a sentient being, it will feel a compulsion to roll the item. This effect will only occur if the subject is viewing the item directly. If the item is behind an opaque object, viewed through a video feed, or the subject closes their eyes, they will no longer feel compelled to roll the item.

If the subject is allowed to roll the item, the subject will roll the item a total of six times before being able to stop. The results of the item's rolls effect the subject's real life equivalent of their "Ability Scores," (as referenced in all editions of Dungeons and Dragons).

The Ability Scores are as follows:

  • Strength
  • Dexterity
  • Constitution
  • Intelligence
  • Wisdom
  • Charisma

The item, when rolled six times, effectively "overwrites" the subject's previous abilities in favour of its own rolls (see Test Log XXXX-A for more details). These rolls can feasibly be advantageous or detrimental to the wellbeing of the subject, and as such, must not be rolled by any member of the Foundation other than D-rank personnel.

Test Log XXXX-A:

Preliminary Notes: The purpose of this test is to determine the mental capabilities of affected individuals. Testing is to take place in a heavy duty testing chamber. Four armed security personnel are to be present at all times in the test chamber, and are to avoid eye contact with SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX is to be covered with a square of cloth while not being rolled.
On the table with SCP-XXXX are to be the following items:

  • One (1) book of simple maths problems
  • One (1) book of advanced maths problems
  • One (1) book of extremely complex maths problems
  • One (1) notepad and one (1) pen
  • Three (3) plastic cups and one (1) foam sphere

If any subjects rolls a 20 at any point, they are to be terminated immediately. All subjects are to be terminated at the end of every test.

Protocol: Subjects are to roll item six times. Results are to be observed.

Subject: D-4652
Result of Roll: 10,9,16,8,5,14
Observed Effects: When she finished rolling, subject noted that she felt her mental processes "slowing down." When asked what she meant exactly, she was "unable to find the words to describe it." Subject was subsequently terminated.

Subject: D-8964
Result of Roll: 19,4,18,3,3,5
Observed Effects: After the subject relayed the results of the roll,