Here's what I'm hoping someone can make for my server (and the community at large, of course): a mod that adds fictional drugs to Minecraft in as simple a fashion as possible. No world gen, no crazy machinery, not even crafting recipes (the items could all be accessed from the creative menu). Just simple consumables that add vanilla effects, most notably potion effects.
There are lots of mods out there that add drugs to Minecraft -- Psychadelicraft, NarcoticsPlus, Drugs Mod, etc. -- but all of them add real-world drugs to the game, as well as things like world gen. On my guild's server, we're in the process of building a massive MMO experience, with questing and dungeons, all set in a fictional fantasy/ steampunk/ Dieselpunk world of our own design. Real-world drugs won't work for us as they'd conflict with our lore in huge ways.
So what we're proposing is a simple mod that adds "drugs" to Minecraft that are entirely fictional, and as "family-friendly" as illegal substances can get, lol. These can be sold by shifty characters in the seedier parts of our starter city, and will play a pivotal role in the "crime" quest chain and "law enforcement" quest chain on our server (and probably also our "alchemy" chain... queue the Breaking Bad references.
To make the creation of this mod as simple as possible, I'm proposing simple recolors of existing vanilla 1.7.10 items. We aren't even asking for crafting recipes... we'd honestly rather add those ourselves using the custom recipe feature of Custom NPCs so they can natively include items from mods, like BC fuel or RC creosote.
The Drugs (List)
I'm including a list of lore-friendly drugs in the spoiler below, as well as examples of vanilla items found in 1.7.10 that could be recolored to suit the needs of the mod. I don't know if it's possible (or entirely too much work) to put "super secret" shaders on these effects, but if that's something you wanted to do, feel free to be as creative as you'd like with it
RailRider: slow, nausea, night vision, wither, strength for 12 minutes. Looks like sugar, but dark orange
Enderbrain: Blindness, nausea, hunger, weakness for 8 minutes. Looks like a purple ender eye
Vine: hunger, nausea, regeneration for 8 minutes. Looks like brownish-green cactus green
Brain Dust: speed, haste, strength, fire resistance, blindness for 6 minutes. Looks like light-green/ neon green sugar
Shade Mud: slowness, mining fatigue, nausea, blindness, hunger, weakness, poison, wither, saturation for 12 minutes. Looks like a black and purple potion bottle
Creeper Juice: Nausea, damage resistance, fire resistance, weakness for 5 minutes. If possible, also sets the player on fire (or maybe a random chance to set them on fire?). Looks like a potion bottle with a creeper-colored pattern
Cloudhead: slowness, nausea, night vision for 12 minutes. Looks like yellow dye, but white
Spice: speed, strength, nausea, blindness, absorption for 8 minutes. Looks like seed, but red
Magic Cookie: slowness, nausea, blindness, night vision, saturation. Looks like a rainbow-colored cookie
Below is a sample of what a config might look like. To be clear, this mod absolutely does not need a config... I just figured I would throw this in if the mod developer wanted this mod to have universal appeal beyond our own server.
# DRUG NAMES
# Rename the drugs however you'd like. Handy for servers that want to make their drugs lore-friendly
railrider: Rail Rider
enderbrain: Ender Brain
braindust: Brain Dust
shademud: Shade Mud
creeperjuice: Creeper Juice
cloudhead: Cloud Head
magiccookie: Magic Cookie
#Set this to false if you want the drugs to only be available via creative mode. Makes it so players can't craft drugs
# Set this to false to disable graphics shader effects
# Set this to true if you'd like everyone on the server to know when someone said yes to drugs
I really hope someone decides to make this mod. I would try to make it myself, but that would require learning Java and stuff, and between real-life work and trying to write hundreds of quests for our server there's no way I'd be able to do this in any reasonable amount of time. Whoever makes this mod is getting a very special shoutout in the opening credits for our server when we eventually go live
Sorry for the lengthy reply, I've been knee-deep in a huge build project!
For "Super-Secret Shaders," I'm referring to the "super secret settings" in Minecraft, which add all the funky screen effects to the game. I'm not sure if those can be triggered through modding though. Some of them definitely look like someone is using drugs, lol
For railrider, yeah, the wither would probably kill someone. Maybe that one should be lowered, but still high enough that there's a strong chance it'll kill you/ cause you to "overdose," so to speak. I imagine railrider to be one of the deadliest/ most dangerous drugs. Feel free to mess around with the effects however you'd like of course... I'm grateful you're even considering making this!
Edit: Shade Mud is another one with unrealistic wither and poison. Those might need to be lowered as well. In my opinion they should stay pretty dangerous though. I definitely don't want any kids going "wow, drugs are awesome" after using this mod lol