1. Open your Monster Manual (or equivalent tome) to a random page
2. Open your Dungeon Masters Guide (or equal) to a random page
3. Come up with a scenario idea that links the random monster to the GM advice
4. Add it as a comment!
Here’s mine, to start the ball rolling, using 4e D&D.
Monster Manual page 86 (I pick the Dragonborn Gladiator) and DMG page 132, which talks about published adventures and how to start a campaign.
The players are approached by an aged Dragonborn who tosses a old arena trophy belt on the table. He growls, “Just found out that’s a fake. It wasn’t a month ago, not before my old sparring partner turned up. If you want a job, find him and bring my real belt back. If yer can switch this one for the real one without his knowing, do that. If not, make sure he’s not alive to swindle me again. You choose. His name? Balgron the Fat.”
Cue Keep in Shadowfell……..