I was browsing the blogosphere the other day and came across a blog that was new to me: Swords and Dorkery.
Mike Monaco, the blog author, issued a challenge to open a pack of AD&D collector cards and use at least half of them in an adventure, encounter or to stock a dungeon. He is also generously donating an unopened pack to the first sixteen respondents (I believe there might still be a few openings as of my writing this). This is the Iron Chef Challenge!
I jumped at the opportunity and eagerly await my pack of cards. I am going to use every golldurned card, I swear to Jeebus! I have also offered to donate a prize to the prize pool (an extra copy of the 1e DM's guide that seems superfluous to me now that I have a copy with the original cover; the prize copy has the Easley cover with a cloaked figure opening a door).
I have long wanted to do something similar with Magic the Gathering cards (randomly deal some out and use them as adventure seeds), so this is really right up my alley.
I can't wait to find out what my secret ingredients are!