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2011-02-01, 04:42 AM
So my game has a gang leader trying to wrest control of Detroit from the gangs currently running the underworld. Unfortunately, I know nothing about how gang warfare happens, and how blatant things can get without the army being called in. Assume both sides have access to at least some magic, but that neither side wants to let the muggles know magic exists.

2011-02-01, 08:19 AM
What game? It almost sounds like Shadowrun to me.

2011-02-01, 09:01 AM
D&D 3.5, modern day setting.

2011-02-01, 09:13 AM
What is the form of the gang leaders power.
Or what does he gang do, how do they make money.
Protection racket in one area ?
Boosting cars ?
Selling drugs ?
Dealing in other illegal products ?
Fencing hot goods ?
Realistacally the gang leader and his gang should carve out some spere of influence in the city. Say an area they control and get protection from. This is then something for the other gangs to attack. The same works the other way around, who has power in the city and how can you get your hands on it.
I would work with the gang leader and work out who his gang is and what they can do. Then start looking for targets.

Also perhaps some other power enforces that muggles don't find out about the magic meaning the gang war goes on without too much magic involved.