Two werewolves peek across a courtyard. Three other factions lie in wait, one along each wall. The junior werewolf points to one of them.
Senior Werewolf: Be careful, the witches can curse you from a distance and the vampires can rush over in a heartbeat.
Junior Werewolf: What’s that faction’s unique power?
Senior Werewolf: The humans? They have guns.
Junior Werewolf: But… couldn’t we also use guns?
Senior Werewolf: No.
Junior Werewolf: Right, it’s because combustion is incompatible with magic, and our hearing is sensitive to loud noises, and also our goddess forbids their use.
Senior Werewolf: No, the humans called dibs on them.
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Comments on Urban Fantasy Battles
They spent all their character creation points on cool animal powers, they can’t afford gun proficiency too.
That’s too bad. They might be able to get an advantage if they develop gun skills. Of course, vampires might start using guns in that case as well, so it’s a race against the clock.
But regular bullets are ineffective against Vampires or Werewolves, and Witches wear fancy bulletproof vests, so they waste their points anyway.
Silver bullets are a myth, you can’t make real silver bullets that are fired at killing speed. Pure silver would just splash the target without any penetration power.
Plus silver bullets are hardly “regular bullets”.
The only story I know, where werewolf wears a bulletproof vest was “A Vested Interest” by Ron Parker and George Tuska, first shown in the 8th issue of the Creepy Magazine in 1965.
Fittingly the comic was about whether or not werewolves, vampires and other monsters would be able to survive in the modern, scientific world, with the main character being a down on his luck photographer.
Surprisingly little has changed in the ideas of masquerade in 80 years.
Humans are OP
What if the witches conjure up some guns?
Hate when that happens!