My friends Jono & Sushu made a podcast about our favorite rpg – Primetime Adventures. We’ve played a LOT of PTA in the last 3 years, and they do a great job of talking about what makes the game awesome while keeping it accessible.
There’s a lot of good talk about how to frame good conflicts, and how a lot of it is about a) finding what the real issue at hand is, and b) making the mechanical conflicts relevant to that while leaving the character vs. issues part in the players’ hands.
It’s about 45 minutes. Go check it out!