There are plugins that allow players to train abilities and skills that are sometimes very powerfull, like levitation or teleportation. There is at least one plugin, dwarfcraft or something like that, wich let players choose between two gameplays : the normal one and the long progression one. Now what if players could be gods with powers depending on non-god players choices and actions ? This is the idea : a gods and worshippers plugin, à la Populous. Players would be able to play as normal human beings, just like we're used to... or to become gods with almighty magical powers. Those powers would allow those gods to do most of the things OPs can do like - using super pickaxe - invocation of items with /item or /give - world modifications with worldedit - fly or use of magic carpet - teleport and jumpto - summon monsters - hurt or kill people or monsters - protect zones against griefing - ... and whatever I don't think of Incredible powers... except they're limited by : - the unability of a god to act as a regular player : unable to use normal tools, to craft, and to do anything except using his special powers (maybe even moving ^ ^ ) - the amount of mana you have as a god. > no mana = you can't do anything To gain mana, a god player will need players to worship them. - for each follower, a small amount of mana would be gained periodicaly - some player actions like - killing an other god's follower- sacrificing an other god's follower (gives more mana, but has to be done in a specific place)- making offerings (for instance, giving 100 cobblestone blocs to a god would allow him to alter 200 blocs in the world)- mana pools created and protected by followers would give more mana over time How do you become a god ? I see 3 main options : - you choose at your first connexion between being human or god, and you stay this way for a month or something like that : you have to be sure of what you do or you may be stucked as a powerless god - any human can have followers and will become a god when he has enough of them (let's say 10). He would go back to humanity after severaly days (let's say 10 or 20) without enough followers to maintain his god's status - any human can choose to become a god by fullfilling a special ritual, like having to jump from the highest pit down to bedrock, dieing there and reborning as a god. As in first option, going back to humanity would require a long time. All this would need a lot of thinking and balancing (mana costs and gains) but I have a feeling it's a nice idea.