Hopefully the big words scare the stupid people out... says me. gah.
This is all fairly generalized due to the fact I wish to be an actual part of the making of this mod and I hope for no one to steal the idea.
The very basic general idea is to make minecraft game play more thought intensive. Picking the wrong armor may very well lead to your death, so pure diamond isn't the best choice anymore.
The mod will add in traits to most type of ores / materials. ( NO NEW ORES WILL BE ADDED.) Every single type of thing that you can craft with may have a added bonus to it, making what items may seem very un-appealing suddenly worth while. Gold for example is very quick but with little endurance. Using pure gold is pointless. By giving diamond the trait of gold and mixing them up, making diamond be slightly less durable then before, but slightly faster before. By mixing more gold in the diamond would be even less durable but more faster.
New Items The grinder in which you will recieve "dust" of the item. Dust is not labelled and different dusts can be placed together. Dust will automatically go together in a pack of 64 and may loose traits. Dust also randomly may drop at times in which it will fall on the ground as if it were placed by the player. Any creature/mob/entity/item which walk/falls upon it then would recieve the traits the dust had held.
Team Currently looking for people to be able to work with this to make this possible.