Earlier today I ran across a post on reddit about using Tarot cards in RPGs. That reminded me that I'd written a DC article about that many years ago. When I went looking for it, I found two, so I'm going to post both of them. I'm not exactly sure when they were written, but the second one mentions that I'd recently seen the movie Bandits, so that one was written sometime in 2001, and this one was written before it, which is why some of the references may be a tad bit dated.
These events can be used purely for background/flavor, as set-up for a larger plot, or--especially if your characters are from the "homeless drifter" school of adventuring--as on-the-fly scenarios when the PCs enter a new town.
This week's another set of characters to randomly create characters for a genre game, this time the Wild West. Just roll your Job, Gimmick, Weakness, and a few Skills, add some numbers, decide between John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, and start shooting bad guys.