This month is the 30th anniversary of the the biggest event in comics history. Well. At least from my point of view. In truth if it had not been for 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths we would not have seen a lot of the big events in comic we have seen over the last 30 years. That can be good or bad.
Sure Marvel's Secret Wars predates it by almost 6 months, but Crisis was a much bigger deal to me.
At the time I was reading a lot of sci-fi and I loved the idea of alternate Earths, parallel dimensions and all that good stuff. One of my favorite books from the time was Fredrick Pohl's "The Coming of the Quantum Cats" (1986) and Robert A. Heinlein's "Job, A Comedy of Justice" (1984).
I have always wanted to do my own Crisis-like arc. Back in the day it wasn't too difficult of a prospect. Back then we all played in Oerth. Greyhawk was the campaign setting of choice. The idea was to do a huge Crisis like event and in the end have all of our worlds merged into one.
Later I thought about doing it with different systems; where each Earth was represented by a different game system.
Needless to say it has left a deep imprint in my psyche.
Now in DC we are coming up the new Multiversity.
The optimistic would say it has been all part of a larger super-arc. The pessimist would say that DC is out of ideas and cashing in on their last good one 30 years ago.
One day I will do a Crisis-like campaign in one of my games. Maybe something like CoIE where it is a large in scope but limited in duration sort of mini-campaign.
In any case I am sure it would be fun.