Ever-Changing
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VERY EARLY DRAFT

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation operated web and services analysis bot Phi-98 (“NOMOREGAMES”) is to be kept in constant operation and maintenance scanned three times a week by a level 2 maintenance programmer. When operational, the bot will scan a wide range of digital and physical storefronts for any interactive media mentioning the words “Real”, “Reality”, “Ever”, “Ever-changing”, “Change”, or any combination thereof. Upon flagging, a level 3 containment officer will determine whether or not this is a manifestation of SCP-XXXX. If manifestation is confirmed, the containment officer must immediately instruct the bot to either purchase the physical manifestation, or delete the online manifestation. Physical manifestations are to be stored in a standard anomalous item containment unit and stored

Instances of SCP-XXXX-1, provided termination is not deemed necessary, are to be sent to Site-17 for containment and study.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an umbrella classification for any piece of interactive media produced by the company Reality Ever-changing (Labelled SCP-XXXX-A - M). The manifestations vary in title and visual appearance, but are consistently video games. Manifestations of SCP-XXXX appear randomly on digital software marketplaces and physical stores specializing in software sales. Interviews with employees of these marketplaces have determined that it will also add itself to the store's stock control system.

Any person who plays a manifestation of SCP-XXXX becomes and instance of SCP-XXXX-1. Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 vary in anomalous properties depending on the manifestation of SCP-XXXX they play, but consistently exhibit some form of reality bending capabilities. These capabilities are involuntary and constant. Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 may develop further anomalies after initial exposure to SCP-XXXX manifestations.

The anomalies of SCP-XXXX-1 are not actually caused by the manifestation of SCP-XXXX they are exposed to, but rather by its “change-log”1. These logs have been classified SCP-XXXX-2.

SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX-2 update themselves without the internet connection normally required. Any listing in SCP-XXXX-2 that applies a change to “The player” or “You” will then be applied to any corresponding instance of SCP-XXXX-1.

Addendum-XXXX-1; Discovery: The first known manifestation of SCP-XXXX was brought to the attention of the foundation on April 15, 1998, when a man in Toronto, Ontario, Canada was reported to have fallen from the sky. Investigators determined him to be Arthur Chopin, a 24 year old man from Brisbane, Australia. When no travel records could be discovered for Mr. Chopin from the past 3 years, and no point of origin could be found for his fall, the Foundation was alerted and sent Agent Marko and Agent DeMille to investigate.
Investigation determined that Mr. Chopin had purchased a game from the GameStop location in Brisbane a few hours before his death in Toronto. GameStop employees reported that he had bought a copy of “Yakon the Wonderful”. When asked if they had more copies in stock, they responded that they had never ordered one. Agents went to the home of Mr. Chopin and collected the copy for containment and testing.
Test log XXXX-A-1:
Subject: D-1458, male, 19 years of age.
Procedures: Subject was placed in a standard humanoid containment cell with a television and a Playstation game console containing SCP-XXXX-A. Subject was instructed to power on the game console, and play SCP-XXXX-A until he was instructed to stop.
Results: Subject turned on the console as instructed and picked up the controller. He began playing the game and commented “This looks like a bootleg Crash Bandicoot.” SCP-XXXX-A was observed to have a letter based system for using magical spells. Players are meant to use this system to combat the enemies within the game and make progress. After 3 hours of play, subject was instructed to cease playing the game. Subject responded “Finally, I thought I was gonna go” before disappearing from sight. Subject was confirmed deceased the next day, apparently having fallen from the sky in Gainesville, Florida.
Conclusion: SCP-XXXX-A's magic word system hypothesized to apply to instances of SCP-XXXX-1A.

Test log XXXX-A-2:
Subject: D-5152, female, 34 years of age.
Procedures: Subject was placed in a standard humanoid containment cell with a television and a Playstation game console containing SCP-XXXX-A. Subject was instructed to power on the game console and say the words Fire, Ice, Water, Air, and GravT; all of which are magic words in SCP-XXXX-A. Subject was instructed not to say the word “Go”.
Results: Subject did as instructed, but no anomalies occurred. Subject was instructed to continue playing SCP-XXXX-A and continue saying the words. Subject did as instructed. Subject was instructed to say all magic words she discovered while playing. Upon discovering the word Throw, she threw the controller at the wall and broke through it. Testing ceased. D-5152 contained as an anomalous humanoid.
Conclusion: SCP-XXXX-A is selective in some manner with regards to which words contain anomalous properties.
Incident Log XXXX-A-3:
Previous test subject D-5152 attempted escape via the use of the Throw command. Upon making eye contact with her, all scientific personnel produced beakers of random chemicals from their labcoats and threw them at her. D-5152 attempted to escape but was terminated by chemical burn before she could escape. Scientific personnel involved in the incident report not having any beakers in their possession at the time of the incident.
Experiment Log XXXX-A-4:
Security Programmer Biggs was tasked with accessing the files contained within SCP-XXXX-A. Upon success nothing was found that would be out of the ordinary for a Playstation game. Upon further investigation, the change-log was found to have information that was ruled not to be coincidence. The change-log reads:

Added Go: A magical word that teleports you.
Added Throw: A magical word throws objects with shattering effects.
Doctors now throw chemicals at you.

Three days later, the following was added.

Added Grow: A magical word that allows you to make any animal bigger.
Reality is Ever-changing

Request to test Grow command denied as “bigger” could mean sizes the Foundation is not equipped to counteract.

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