I've been thinking about the power level of Apocalypse World, which starts you off as some of the baddest motherfuckers around and has you progress (if you live) to become THE baddest motherfuckers around. Right?
How does this manifest itself mechanically in the game? How much power do you start with, and how much power is locked away in the advancement system? How much of it is mechanical power (having good stats, having a powerful move, having a large gun) and how much of it is fictional power (holding a high position, knowing a dude, owning an establishment)? How do you approach it when writing hacks?
Also you know, whatever else you can think of discussing. :-)