Silver Rounds vs Supernatural:
Silver Shotgun Rounds:
Shotgun Buckshot and Flechette Rounds are very effective against supernatural creatures especially vampires. In many ways, they are more effective than normal rifle and pistol rounds. This is due to the rounds spreading before hitting the target.
Like all silver rounds, the rounds inflict double damage against were-creatures. This can be really effective at close range because they already inflict double damage at close range. This means that at close range, silver rounds will inflict quadruple damage against were-creatures. An example is that silver 12 gauge buckshot shotgun shell would inflict 2D6x10 at close range.
Against vampires, buckshot and flechette have increased odds of piercing a vampires heart. Even without a called shot, there is a chance even long range of piercing a vampires heart. Of course, the vampire can still dodge or parry in most cases. The shooter also gets their normal bonuses.
At long range (20 ft / 6 m or greater), a silver buckshot round will penetrate on a 19 or 20 and a silver flechette will penetrate on a 18 through 20. Long range called shots have much better chance to strike than normal bullets and other weapons. A silver buckshot round will penetrate on a 17 through 20 and a silver flechette will penetrate on a 15 through 20.
On close range attacks (20 ft / 6 m or closer), chances of hitting the heart are even better. Without a called shot, a silver buckshot round will penetrate on a 17 through 20 and a silver flechette will penetrate on a 16 through 20. On a called shot, a silver buckshot round will penetrate on a 10 through 20 and a silver flechette will penetrate on a 8 through 20.
Called shots at point blank range on an incapacitated vampire are automatic, not even a roll of 1 through 4 is the heart missed.
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