This pack is based around Millenaire and Minecolonies mods and it can be casual or challenging as you want it to be. It's so called Vanilla+ modpack that will enhance your 'close-to-vanilla' gameplay and add some new features to explore and interact with, like new village system(Millenaire mod), different terrain generation, ore processing system and a lot more(see features list for details).
Millenaire mod adds NPC villages based on different cultures that completely lives their own life. They will develop their village by building and upgrading structures. You can help them to grow by selling them resources and doing quests. With that reputation you can buy equipment or relics and request to build a house for you. Minecolonies will allow you to create your own colony where citizens will obey your will. Mainly, they will build, gather resources, upgrade their buildings and all of that under your control. You will plan and command their moves.
Themes I had in mind while creating this pack: Create immersive buildings and settlements with integrated simple machinery to Process and craft materials while Exploring new lands and delving into dungeons to Colonize and discover new cultures to help them.
While maintaining vanilla minecraft gameplay this modpack still offers variety of new features to explore
Choose your style from many different blocks options in Chisel mod; Add some immersive-looking functional simple machines like spinning Windmills or Waterwheels; Rustic mod will add even more decorative blocks such as pillars, barrels, cabinets; Bibliocraft will add variety of blocks starting from shelves for books and potion to tool racks for equipment; Decorative furniture blocks with an antique touch from Landlust mod.
Discover and gain reputation with various cultures in Millenaire mod. Help village to grow by gathering resources for them, trade with them and, with enough reputation - buy a property. Create your own colony with Minecolonies mod. Manage many NPC workers, ranging from Builders, Crafters and Farmers, to Guards, Enchanters, and Alchemists, the mod provides the ability to create a unique Colony with many many inhabitants.
Low tech mod like Better with Mods(based on Better than Wolves) based on mechanical power will help double your resources and will help create immersive buildings. Better fishing including Ocean Trawling; Very deep and rich food crafting system with Vanilla Food Pantry mod; Multiblock kitchens; A brewing system for making beverages; Bees! With honey, apiaries and mead; New unique crops.
Increased mobs variety: deers, butterflies, chameleons, lizards, mimics, birds and much more; Build an airship for easier travelling; Explore new vanilla-based terrain generation with random structures; Delve into roguelike dungeons if you want to challenge yourself or feeling bored; Nether overhaul, with new structures, biomes and mobs; Daily quests for hunting, gathering, and exploring the wonderful world of Minecraft.
and even more:
Quests that will show you some aspects of the game; Choose your class and level it up with your experience; Random qualities for your equipment; Veinminer for easier resource gathering; Dynamic Surroundings will provide greater immersive visual and sound experience; Various improvements and tweaks to vanilla gameplay