You must be wary of Envy, both within yourself and in your players. Envy is particularly dangerous as it tends to recursively feed upon itself. Envy tends to spread from player to player, and even more dangerously from game master to player.
The GM-PC Problem and the Envy Spiral
Many aspiring referees do not easily or gracefully make the transition from playing one character to playing the multiplicity of roles demanded by the act of running an entire world. They long for the simplicity of the player’s role, and they never realize how enjoyable and rewarding cameos and bit parts can be. Instead, their reluctance to give up the player’s part, their envy of that position, leads them to insert their own “character” into the game. [Read more…] about Green with Envy