Feeling kinda smurfy
Valen's Legacy by Jan Stryvant is a bit more traditional Urban Fantasy, though it has a very slight touch of LitRPG in a special ability the MC has. The MC is a nerdy, average but poor college kid who suddenly gets kidnapped, caught in a gunfight, then bitten by his deceased father's best friend who turns out to be a were-lion in order to save the MC's life. Turns out his father was a mage who was working on something big that the magical world would (and did) kill to control or destroy, and he ends up in the middle of a brewing war between shapeshifters of all stripe and the mages, with dwarves and elves and goblins thrown in for good measure.
This is a long series, 14+ books out so far.
Yeah. It did look pretty damn long. Are the stories short?