Angels and Devils/Demons

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.

3 thoughts on “Angels and Devils/Demons”

  1. For some cool law vs chaos action just make angels their own faction just like the fiends. If you feel they must be divine servants then have them serve Law. Yes, that means you can have Dreadiel, greater servant of Uriel.

    “I art the law!”

  2. Why not the inhabitants of the material plane being the neutrals. Even lawful or chaotic good characters will seem neutral compared to the “Good” of a celestial. And vice versa for Fiends.

    1. It’s an interesting idea, I never really got around to exploring these ideas in the 3Brothers campaign (since it was fairly short-lived), but perhaps I might revisit them in future. Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

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