I’ve started working on a game based around In Nomine, an old RPG which focuses on angels and demons. The players are either angels or demons and take part in a sort of celestial cold war with earth as the battlefield. I’ve put together a few ideas and would appreciate some feedback. It helps if you know In Nomine but its by no means essential. Also, I liked the whole angels and demons vibe in supernatural season 4 and have used that as some inspiration (not seen season 5 or 6 so no spoilers please). let me know what you think.
The angels serve God and carry out His divine plan – the Symphony. It is their role, their purpose, their vocation. They battle the forces of the Lucifer and do whatever it takes to ensure the Symphony is adhered to.
Divine Nature: Domineering, Condescending, Blameless (or Righteous), Judgemental
Conflict: The angels have difficulty understanding why God loves the humans so much in spite of their numerous faults, their wavering faith and their wanton sinning. Why should God favour the humans more than his loyal, devoted angelic servants? Why should the angels risk their very existence pandering to human desires, rescuing them from dangers they don’t even understand and saving them from damnation when most don’t even believe anymore?
Extremes: Too much nature means the angels are too far removed from humanity to understand their plight. Too little nature means the angel has become too sympathetic and caring. Zero nature means the angel has fallen from grace and become mortal.
The demons serve Lucifer and work to derail the Symphony through whatever means possible. They see the humans as pawns in a great game which they must win at all costs.
Infernal Nature: Selfish, Corrupting, Impulsive, Persecuting
Conflict: The Demons have difficulty understanding why Lucifer is so focused on disrupting the Symphony. The humans are making a pretty good job if ignoring God and religion anyway. Why do they need to be exploited just to irritate God and his angels? Why not embrace them and their ideals to enjoy the fruits of the Earth? After all, Demons are not so different from humans are they?
Extremes: Too much nature and the demon becomes embroiled in corrupting, causing suffering and punishing the humans at the expense of their mission to disrupt the symphony. The humans become too much of a distraction. Too little nature means the demon has become too sympathetic and caring. Zero nature means they are banished from Hell and forced to live as a mortal.