Last night I had a fantastic conversation about Apocalypse World / Dungeon World and hacking, during which the conversation of Iron Kingdoms came up.
For those not familiar, in IK (not d20 IK), there are four archetypes, of which you choose one, and then there are about 25 careers, of which you choose two.
I’m thinking of porting something similar to Iron Kingdoms over (IK World)? Basically, making four playbooks (I like the IK idea of Gifted, Intellectual, Mighty and Skilled (I think that’s the four), but I’m not married to them), and building them with fewer starting moves, and then having lots of Compendium Classes, of which you start off with two.
Basically, the archetypes are just mandatory starting Compendium Classes with lots more additional moves.