You had to know that the devils were playing poker. I mean it is evil and they are evil. We already know that DnD is played in the heavens. Where else would poker appear?
The question is: if all of the poker players and role-players in the world had a good vs. evil showdown who would win?
My money's on the gamblers, despite RPGers' great depth and breadth of knowledge about medieval weaponry.
But that's Belkar's prophecy. fba827 referred to Vaarsuvius' prophecy, which was that he would achieve complete and total ultimate arcane power "by saying the right four words to the right being at the right time for all the wrong reasons". Nothing in there about dying. Durkon is the one whose prophecy involved his own death.