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Using fortune cookies as inspiration.?

Hello everyone,

I bumped into a similar idea a few days ago and thought to try something like this:

Instead of handing out inspiration to my players, I will be giving them fortune cookie predictions. I gathered a few (maybe for a d100 table, or just print them out and randomly give one to the player). Instead of only one inspiration for the whole table, one per player. So my thought is: player declares what they want to do and that they will use their inspiration, read it, DM along with the player determines a course of action that fits the description. DM has final say. They could also declare that they want to use their inspiration when something is happening to them (either asked to roll save or just narrative).

I am trying to figure if and how this could work. Most of the predictions have a possitive vibe, but I tried to include some negative as well.

Sooo.. Has anyone done anything like this? Does any of the predictions sound horrible? Are they too vague? Any suggestions for new prompts? I'm open to all your ideas!

Here's what I've gathered thus far (left some room on the bottom for suggestions):

1 – Your hard work will be rewarded.
2 – Work with your destiny. Stop trying to outrun it.
3 – Move quickly. Now is the time to make progress.
4 – Worry does not beget change.
5 – Face the truth with dignity.
6 – I am a bad luck person since I was born.
7 – He is truly wise who gains wisdom from another's mishap.
8 – Go with your gut feeling.
9 – Your talents will be recognized and suitably rewarded.
10 – Treat everyone as a friend.
11 – Work with what you have.
12 – This is the time for caution, but not for fear.
13 – Do your job to the best of your ability.
14 – Stop procrastinating. Make a decision already.
15 – Whenever possible, keep it simple.
16 – By helping someone else today, you may also be helping yourself.
17 – The best way to predict the future is to create it.
18 – Pursue your wishes aggressively.
19 – If you have an idea, make it into reality.
20 – Flying is simple. Not hitting the ground is hard.
21 – I wish things had ended differently.
22 – Your tongue is your ambassador.
23 – Greed leads to poverty.
24 – If you don't expect anything you can never be disappointed.
25 – Your failures will lead you to your success
26 – Good luck comes from good planning.
27 – Benefit by doing things that others give up on.
28 – Enjoy the small things you find on your journeys.
29 – Unleash your life force.
30 – Ideas you believe are absurd ultimately lead to success!
31 – You are far more influential than you think.
32 – It is not advisable to leap before you look, but that may be all you have time for.
33 – Use your instincts now.
34 – There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
35 – Tell them what you really think. Otherwise, nothing will change.
36 – Know the opposition, it's not always the enemy.
37 – Men do not fail… they give up trying.
38 – Examine the situation before you act impulsively.
39 – Do not hesitate to look for help, an extra hand should always be welcomed.
40 – Dream your dream and your dream will dream of you.
41 – Confidence is at a high.
42 – Depart not from the path which fate has assigned you.
43 – Beauty is just beauty. Originality is magic!
44 – Be a generous friend and a fair enemy.
45 – Express yourself. Don't hold back!

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