Monday, January 23, 2012

Screwtape Letters

Been listening to the audio version of the Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Very good satire written from the perspective of the Undersecretary of the Devil to a Jr. Taunter named Wormwood who is not least of all Screwtape's nephew. Classic stuff! I really like how the man who is to be damned is referred to as 'the patient' throughout the prose. We can learn a lot from reading this story. We can ultimately use the method of the demon tempter and the uncle Screwtape to make our villains more methodical and more devilish. As a Christian I recommend the book. As a game master I recommend the book. Even if you are not a Christian or a believer at all you can get a lot of ideas from reading it. Then use it to taunt your own patients. I daresay it would be devilish fun.I plan on putting some of the ideas together with ideas from Interview with the Vampire to really let the Dragonlance party have a challenge!

1 comment:

  1. Many people think "the patient" may be Lewis' friend, J.R.R. Tolkein.