Hexxit has always been my favorite modpack, I love RPGs. I have probably spent twice as much time playing RPGs than all other genres combined. Hexxit scratched a lot of those itches, and I wanted RPG-Craft Light to have the same feeling. I've used a lot of the same mods as Hexxit, but since the mods are two years newer they tend to work better. RCL contains 41 mods, designed to improve the vanilla UI, add utility, improve performance, and provide a more RPG-like Minecraft experience.
When I sat down to put this together I wanted to try and fix Hexxit's two main issues (in my opinion ofc).
One. It's incredibly old, players of modern Minecraft would feel like they had features taken away. RCL might be running 1.7.10, but it has the excellent mod, Et Futurum which backports almost all of the features from 1.8
Two, it's resource intensive. I see lower than normal fps while running Hexxit, and it's very strainful on my server (2 core 17g ram). RCL has roughly the same amount of addons that Hexxit does.
RCL has 64 client side mods compared to hexxit's 68 while keeping the mods directory just a hair over half the size.
Where I can I have used most of the mods used in hexxit, but newer versions. The mods I chose not to use were either technological, other dimensions, not updated, or I used a similar mod that is lighter on resources. The entire mod directory of RCL is 18MB, that's about the same as large mod like Botania or Thaumcraft. It runs faster on my family's computers and it should on yours too.
RCL has a lot less recipes than Hexxit, that was intentional. The extra recipes in 1.7 make up for it somewhat. But even with NEI I feel like the amount of options in Hexxit was too much for me. The villages are bigger and better than vanilla, and there are 3 mods that create PVE structures like dungeons. I hope you're ready to craft some truly epic armor and descend into the depths to battle for
------------------Client (Forge) Mods---------------------
Adventurer's amulets-tons of new things for baubles
Aquaculture-1.7.10-188.8.131.52 - new fish, new poles, prettier seafloor
ArmorStatusHUD-Mod-1.7.10 - display armor durability on screen
Better-Sprinting-Mod-1.7.10 - keybind sprint
Baubles-adds jewelry slots and jewelry to the game
baubleicious-even more jewelry
BetterFps-1.0.1 - it really works!
BetterLoadingScreen-1.3.9 - progress bars!
Bettertitlescreen - Branding on title screen
Carpenter's Blocks-lot's of new shapes that you skin with any block, unlocks a ton of build designs
Chococraft-yeah boiii! chocobo monunts
Copious Dogs 1.7.10 v5.8.6 - tamable dogs spawn in the wild
CraftGuide-Mod-1.7.10 - lore friendly recipe viewer, use a crafted book to view
Creeper-Spider Mod-v1.2-1.7.10 - unholy centaur
dark_menagerie-1.7.10-beta-3.1a - some cool new mobs
defaultkeys - set default keybindings
Et Futurum-1.1.1 - AMAZING! lots of blocks/items backported to 1.7.10
Extra-Golems[1.7.10]-1.20 - build an army, literally
extrabiomesxl_1.7.10-3.16.4 - Tons of new biomes, beautiful stuff
extvil-1.7.10-3.1 - adds new buildings & villager types
fastcraft-1.23 - another performance mod
FastLeafDecay-1.7.10-1.4 - tree falling right down and leaves floating kills my immersion
InfernalMobs-1.7.10 - evil evil mod, boss mobs randomly spawn
IronBackpacks-1.7.10-1.2.20 - not just a backpack, but tiers of them
ironchest-1.7.10-184.108.40.2061-universal - expandable chests, much like the backpacks
IronChestMinecarts-1.0.4 - Oh, you wanna take your fancy chest somewhere?
kloudspacekloudgear-1.7.10-1.2.0 - continuation of hexxitgear, epic armor sets
LavaMonsters-1.7.10-2.2.1 - yep, watch out
LostBooks-1.7.10-1.2.2 - find books with stuff in it!
MapWriter-1.7.10-2.1.10 - least cheaty minimap
MoreFurnaces-1.3.9-MC1.7.10 - like ironchest/backpack, but with furnaces
Morpheus-1.7.10-1.6.10 - if 50% or more of server sleeps, skip night
newdawn-1710.1.0 - really good terrain generation, much more realistic, works great with xtrabiomes
Oceancraft-1.4.1.jar - even more fish, coral, and new aquatic mobs
Plant-Mega-Pack-Mod-1.7.10 - over 400 real plants modded into minecraft
Primitive-Mobs-Mod-1.7.10 - some more mobs, most are hostile
reptilemod-1.7.10-2.5.6-10 - some cute lizards, some scaly predators
RitualEnchanting-1.3.1 - rebalances enchanting
roguelike-1.7.10-1.4.4 - BIG mazelike dungeons pop up at random
RopePlus-1.7.10 - just magic arrows, grapple hooks, and ziplines, nothing really
Ruins-1.7.10 - adds all kinds of structures to the world, feels lived in
SBM-WoodenShears-1.7.10-0.0.1b4-universal - mine iron before you can shear a sheep? wtf man
Secretrooms-lot's of options to stash things away from others
Shipsmod-craftable ships that sail
Soulshards-use the souls of mobs you kill for dark magic
treecapitator-more realistic lumberjacking
Village-Names-Mod-1.7.10 - villages and villagers have names now
VillageTaverns-2.2.1-0.23 - adds a few weird-lloking villagers & buildings
weaponmod-1.14.3 - so many new weapons each with diff pros/cons
Wild-Caves-Mod-1.7.10 - caves aren't so boriung now, plants, stalactites, and other atmosphere
Wild-Mobs-Mod-1.7.10 - even more new mobs, most are animal, not baddies
wolfarmor-220.127.116.11 - exactly what it sounds like, craftable armor for your battle-pup
[1.7.10]MoVillages-1.4.2 - villages in more biomes!
[1.7.10]StatusEffectHUD-client-1.27 - better display of status changes
-----------------------Server (Bukkit) Plugins--------------
BloodParticles - looks rad
DiabloDrops - badass enchanted drops at random
DungeonBridge - populates dungeon chests with mod loot
HealthBar - keep what I can on the server
mcMMO - skills to level, parties, scoreboard
residence - simple player controlled anti-grief
SetSpawn - set a home and teleport there
SignColours - oooooh pretty
SilkSpawners - silk touch can pickup spawners
SimpleClans - good guild/clan plugin
simpleclansresidence-allow clanmates to use your stuff
WorldBorder - admin stuff
I wanted to recreate the feeling that a Hexxit server gives you, a
world of mystery and magic. I've tried to pick mods that blend together
into a cohesive game world. There are new dangers, and new rewards. Go
forth and conquer!!
Screenshots below, no modpack, not even fancy graphics or lighting