Well, it's oviously bad news, since people are being killed, but you're pretty sure it's paranormal bad news. At least three people have been killed, all over town, but supposedly the deaths are animal attacks. People have reported seeing an enormous, shaggy black dog at night for the past week or so, some even claiming it had glowing red eyes.
..And whatever has been killing people this week has been killing them right on the shores of the city's lakes.
Who-or-what-ever it is must be trying to affect the Signal of the Lakes for some reason, and you know that reason can't possibly be anything good. The mundanes just think there's some wild animal on the loose, authorities telling people to stay indoors after dark, or keep to well-lit areas and don't go alone, but that's not going to cut it.
You and your Teenage Creature friends are going to have to figure this out and put a stop to it, before the killer completes their plot....
IWATC is a narrative-focused urban fantasy RPG where it doesn't matter how strong your werewolf is, or how fast his vampire is, or how beautiful her fae is…what matters is how these characters feel, what drives them to do things, not how inherently capable they are of accomplishing them. What keeps the viewers of Buffy or Teen Wolf or any other young-adult urban fantasy show coming back every episode? Is it the Monster of the Week? No, it's the angst and drama of the young adult characters' lives, how they face the paranormal shinola they're wrapped up in. Come play a character that could star on such a show, and see how their angst and emotions drive their story.
Player characters in IWATC each have a Trope, summing up who they are or what purpose they serve in the story. If you get a character sheet that says "Ditzy Cheerleader" or "Computer Nerd", you already know how to play that character. The rest is figuring out what it means when your Trope is a Werewolf, or a Ghost, or a Hunter, or whatever.
As stated before,