So after running Mysantia for so long ,I needed a break from fantasy . I started an epic supers game using Villains and Vigilantes. Everything you could have done wrong I did.
The game was supposed to be about dimensional shifting aliens who had super super tech. For years the players were never given any solid clues about their foe. I dragged the game on and on, degenerating into a series of fight after fight. Attendance was bad and nobody cared about the plot. I never did anything with the hero's that didn;t involve combat.
Worst of all I made all the characters myself, without any player input. As th aliens shifted the dimentions around , the players often changed characters.
How could I not have seen how bad this all was?
To this day my game still suffers because of this atrocity.
I suppose the lesson I learned was being an imperial DM is only good oif the players buy into the premise.
I look back in wonder at what I had done.