In my personal experience with pbta games (especially AW, DW and MH) both as Player and MC the theory is that the game fiction should drive the mechanics... and as such tags/conditions highlight especially important elements of the fiction.
This alone gives tags a huge impact on the game.
In practice what I have too often experienced is different.
The group evaluates the fiction on the fly, as a whole, forgetting about tags or struggling to find a way to have them matter in the game.
And of the whole group, usually the MC is the one faced with the brunt of this process... so either the MC spends a non trivial amount of attention and energy and creativity to keep track of all the tags and to enforce their weight in the fiction... or they fade into background noise.
And while in DW and AW I noticed how tags tend to just vanish, in MH they instead tend to pile up. But the end result is the same: individual tags lose meaning and impact on the game, except for a few choice moments when someone remembers to use them (usually because there is a mechanical advantage to be gained).
Has any PbtA game managed to offer both the MC and the Players some kind of helping hand in this regard?
To create a structure, mechanic or system that makes it easier to produce the "right" kind and amount of tags, and to keep them relevant to the table?
Or are them snippets of practical wisdom you would like to share, to this effect?
Any best practices and personal solutions?