There’s always been loads of demons and devils in D&D and other similar fantasy games, in D&D devils are normally described as being servants of Asmodeus and/or denizens of the Nine Hells, with demons being chaotic denizens of the Abyss. Angels normally get fairly short shrift TBH, described as errand boys for deities.
There has been at least one really great fan-produced Angel Compedium and the game has gradually expanded the ecology (if that’s the right word) of angels.
I quite like the idea that angels are divine servants, and that works for good aligned deities, but what about neutral and evil deities?
I’m currently thinking about the cosmology of my 3Brothers D&D Campaign and in particular the servants that the gods use to interact with the world, at the minute I’m thinking of going for the following:
- Good deities – Angels
- Neutral deities – Not sure about this one, Inevitables perhaps?
- Evil deities – Demons
Of course this isn’t a perfect solution and it doesn’t really address the whole law vs chaos thing, but it’s a start and I think it’d be more interesting than just having different gods using the same angels.