From a conversation about stating up Beowulf over at the SA forums:
“You can make Beowulf easily in e.g. Dungeon World. He’s just a guy with a decent Strength score who’s allowed to use his strength in the fiction.”
“What is the mechanic in DW that would allow him to swim across the North Sea without allowing the wizard and thief to do the same?”
“Bend Bars, Lift Gates.
The obstacle is the North Sea.”
I remember a lot of people saying early on how the Fighter got shafted on starting moves, since he just gets BBLG and a Signature Weapon. I think this shifts the paradigm a bit, if you’re willing to go a little more abstract.