Demons and Devils, What? - James E. Wisher

Demons and Devils, What?

The Day – 10-15-20

I can hardly believe the month is almost half over already. Before you know it we’ll have snow, eight hours of sunlight, and moderate depression. Just kidding about that last one. I don’t get depressed in the winter. In fact, I tend to get more writing done since I don’t want to go out in the cold.

Yesterday was pretty quiet. I did some rearranging of my bookshelves, got the mail, and pulled some dead flowers, but other than that no distractions. After lunch I watched another old western, High Plains Drifter. That was a good one, though pretty much anything with Clint Eastwood is going to be good.

I made it to my writing desk about 1:30 and managed 5 pages. Not bad.

Dungeons and Dragons Demons

So D&D has an interesting take on demons. Where as I usually only have one kind of evil outsider in my books, they have a bunch. We’ll focus on Demons, which live in the Abyss and Devils, who live in the Nine Hells. Basically demons represent chaos and evil. They like to kill people and break things for the sheer pleasure of it. Devils represent Law and Evil. They prefer to make you a slave, trade your soul for power, and generally make life miserable in their own way.

The two groups hate each other and spend nearly as much time fighting each other as they do troubling the mortal world. Lucky for the mortals.

My demons are more like the devils of D&D. Though they’re certainly not averse to a little destruction for its own sake. My lords of hell are very loosely based on the nine princes of D&D hell.

Of all the demon princes, I like Asmodeus the best. I actually had a character back in the day that worshipped Asmodeus. He was a very lawful character that never broke his word. I made sure to never play him as actually evil, only stern and unyielding. Somehow the DM let me get away with it.

So what about you guys? Do you have a favorite prince of hell? Let me know in the comments.

We’ll end as always with a preorder update. The Master of Magic is up to 748. Thanks everyone for your support.

Talk to you tomorrow.


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