Second possible rules change for my forthcoming arc… two points:
1) Several people have said that DW’s power scale across the levels is pretty narrow, so mixing character levels (say, 1st and 6th) in a party is not a big problem.
2) However… I don’t know how far people have pushed this. 1st and 8th? One 1st in a party of 9th,9th,10th? Indeed, have they pushed it into the “beyond 10” range?
Reminder – when you qualify for 11th level, you may do one of:
a) Retire to safety
b) Take on a 1st-level apprentice as a second character, who then advances in your stead
c) Take a new class, losing most of your moves but keeping your attributes (which will be about +9 from the starting ones)
My concern is that both (b) and (c) will stretch the upper power limit quite a lot, leaving new 1st-level characters in the dust. So my inclination is to drop them and have characters not advance beyond 10th, except that they may retire to safety any time after becoming eligible for 11th.
Has anyone got as far as this, and got experience with (b) and (c)?