A kind friend gave me a cat in a box. When I opened the box, I found out that the cat was almost fully unwrapped. I have the option to fully unwrap the cat, but it says that the odds are against me. Is there a better chance to unwrap it or a reason to wait, or should I just do it now?
The box is a gamble. As it says, the odds are against you. That said, for a long while, things in Fallen London won't be too dangerous. You are meant to be curious and explore to get a sense of the place and how it works.
The box may also have more uses later on in the game, but I don't suggest holding on to this particular one. There will be more, believe me.