Did you also know that giraffes are crazy ninjas? Its true
Do you know where I get a lot of my gaming ideas?
From crazy stuff like that. Observe:
And what from this can I use?
Giraffe-men as a new monster?
Perhaps some arena games?
A band of female warriors?
A band of dwarves?
Could the dwarf-eraffes be intelligent and have a city?
Are we dealing with a whole new race?
In truth most of these ideas may never amount to anything, but its a nice exercise: just jam a few things together (I usually do three) and see what ideas you can get out of it.
Here are a few examples:
A flying mermaid. That eats shoes. Why?
My players wanted some hints as to what they might expect. Simply as an example of something ridiculous I blurted out the first thing to come to mind. A ____ ____ that does ____? A flying mermaid that eats shoes.
One of these days I'm probably due at the psychiatrist's.
Other sources of inspiration?
This one came from staring at Iron & Wine's Shepherd's Dog album cover. If you haven't seen it, I'll let you know it is a little creepy. So what better to do with an unnerving picture than to make it even more disturbing?
|"More disturbing" should be my DM's motto...|
Oh, and the dwarf that came along with that dungeon:
Have ideas, people. You're free to steal mine but I'm afraid I can only manage to squeeze so many through the crack under the door of this homework dungeon.
Good luck and keep rolling.