Jun 19, 2019  'A Game of Thrones' is a user modification for Crusader Kings II not affiliated in anyway with Paradox Interactive or the rights holders to 'Game of Thrones' and 'A Song of Ice and Fire'. This modification and it's team takes no income or profit, whether it be through donations, advertisements or any other form of revenue. Mar 03, 2019  A Game of Thrones is a total conversion mod for Crusader Kings II, based on George R. Martin’s fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire. A Game of Thrones is a total conversion mod for Crusader Kings II, based on George R. Martin’s fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Removewat 2.2.9.

Game of Thrones Season 5 has everyone buzzing with excitement once again about the nuances of adventure, betrayal and intrigue in this world and others. And now, with Minecraft more popular than ever, some may be wondering how they can turn their favorite map in Minecraft into a Game of Thrones style RPG sandbox. Well, I’m here to tell you that with the right game mods you can!

After doing some research, I came across a few epic additions that bring the world of Game of Thrones to life right in your Minecraft game. By combining the creative efforts of the team at WesterosCraft and a young modder named LeonardohJ4, you too can have this amazing world available at your fingertips.

The Map and Resource Pack

To dive into the world of Game of Thrones, it’s necessary to have a proper map of the universe. Thankfully the hard work has already been taken care of. A project called WesterosCraft has been in the works for three years and has provided a few maps available for download, allowing players an immersive experience in GRRM’s epic universe, be it Kings Landing, Winterfell, or The Dreadfort. I went ahead and downloaded the King’s Landing Map from their website and installed it into my Minecraft and I must say that at first glance I was . . . blown away. The city looks just like a pixelated version of the King’s Landing we love and dread from the TV Show and it is enormous. Luckily, I started the game in Creative Mode so I was able to fly around and give my full appreciation to the architecture that went into creating this map.

My first goal, of course, was to find The Red Keep and see how the creators of this map interpreted the home of the Lannisters. After some flying around and after allowing this very detailed map a minute to finish loading in my game browser, I was able to find the infamous castle myself and boy, does it look good. Not only is the exterior detailed exactly like it is in the show, but the interior is phenomenal as well. I spent a good 20 minutes exploring all the nooks and crannies of the castle, finding myself lost more than once. Of course, I really wanted to find the Iron Throne and I almost rejoiced out loud when I finally stumbled upon the Great Hall. Lo’ and behold, the Iron Throne was situated right at the head of the hall and like any true GOT fan, I couldn’t resist walking my Minecraft character right up to it. I even let him sit in it for a bit (Shhhh).

One noticeable thing about the more common buildings in these maps is that while the exterior looks amazing, many of them lack any sort of interior. This leaves plenty to do for the ambitious and completionist among us. So if you’re the creative-builder-type, you have the opportunity to really dig into some Westerosi interior design and truly customize your Game of Thrones Minecraft experience.

The Resource Pack

This map will work fine with the vanilla Minecraft default Resource Pack, but if you want to experience it the way the map creators intended, downloading the Resource Pack from their site is the way to go. This Resource Pack was created and customized by the team at WesterosCraft to pair perfectly with their maps. Plus, downloading this Resource Pack into your game is SUPER easy, giving you the ultimate view of your favorite locations in GRRM’s universe.

The Mod

But what if you want to take your Minecraft game to the next level, with characters, factions and weapons from the series itself? To truly experience Game of Thrones in Minecraft, one player has taken it a step further and has created the ultimate Game of Thrones mod for Minecraft.

Inspired by the now famous Lord of the Rings Mod, a player named LeonardohJ4 developed a similar mod using elements from Game of Thrones and it is epic! This mod includes characters and weapons from the universe, as well as dimensions (like Essos and Beyond the Wall) and biome-specific features. The best part is that he’s still rolling out more content to make it even better. I reached out to LeonardohJ4 and asked him how close he was to declaring the mod finished and his response was that “it’s impossible for it to be finished until the last two books come out, so it has a long way to go”.

I went ahead and downloaded this mod to my computer as well and was blown away by all the features.


There are over 15 joinable factions, including House Baratheon, House Lannister, House Stark and House Targaryen. Specific to certain biomes, these factions can only be joined if you’ve wandered far enough to encounter them in their homeland or any other biomes that are friendly to that faction. Finding the Faction isn’t enough, however, as players will have to craft Faction Join Papers to be accepted as one of the Faction’s own, making it a more challenging aspect of the mod.


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Besides Factions, there are over 60 mobs specific to the mod as well. After sifting through some of the new characters in creative mode, I was amazed to find that this mod includes such character-types as Unsullied Soldiers, Children of the Forest and Faceless Men, as well as more well-known character-types like men of the Knights Watch, Dothraki, and Wildlings. The mod even includes mobs such as Direwolves, Giants and Mammoths, all of which are enormous!

Weapons and Armor

Avid Fans of the series may recognize some of the weapons and armor added to this mod as well. Depending on the Faction you choose to join, different armor sets become available for you to request. Iconic swords such as Ice, Needle, and Oathbreaker have also been included in the mod, so fans of the series can get into character and explore the known world as their favorite scheming, backstabbing, throne-chaser.

Putting It All Together

Setting up the map, resource pack, and mod on your computer might seem like a daunting task but if you’re up for it, it should only take about 10 minutes. To make your life a little easier, I wrote up a quick How-To Guide to get you started adding these features to your own game.

Installing the Mod

The first thing you need to do to play this mod is to install Minecraft Forge. However, note that you won’t be able to run Minecraft Forge for Minecraft version 1.8, so in order to run Forge, you will first need to change the version of Minecraft you’re running to 1.6.4 by opening the Minecraft app on your computer, clicking Edit Profile, and then selecting 1.6.4 from the Versions menu. Once this is done click Play to commit these changes.

Also, because this mod doesn’t work on the latest version of Forge, you will need to make sure that you download Forge 9.1.1 for Minecraft 1.6.4. This will ensure that the mod works correctly after you’ve installed it to your computer. To install, just click on the “Install Client” radio button and hit OK to download the appropriate libraries.

Next, it’s important to open the Minecraft app on your computer once again and change your profile to “Forge” and then hit “Play.” You will notice that there is now a “Mods” option on the menu screen. Close out Minecraft once again and move on to the next step.

Once Forge is completely installed, install the latest Minecraft A Song of Ice and Fire Mod on your computer. Depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, the file format should be either a .jar or a .zip file.

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Then, if you’re on a Windows computer, open the Minecraft folder by clicking the Start Menu, open Run, then type: %appdata%.minecraft and click Run.

If you’re using a Mac computer, open Finder and click on the “Go” button located on the top menu bar. From there click, “Go to Folder” and type in ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft.

Once you’ve located the correct folder, navigate to the “Mods” folder and drag and drop the new Minecraft mod folder (with a .zip or .jar extension) into this folder and you’ll be all set! Just run Minecraft once again and click on that new “Mods” button and be sure to select the Game of Thrones Mod.

The mod should now be installed on your computer. However, if you want a map of the world you will still need to install the Game of Thrones map from the WesterosCraft website. You’ll have the choice of downloading either Kings Landing, The Dreadfort, or Winterfell on their site.

Installing the Map

To install the custom map after its downloaded from the WesterosCraft site, you’ll need to extract the RAR files with a tool like 7-Zip (if you’re on PC) or Rar Extractor (if you’re using a Mac). Once this is done you’ll have a folder that you can now drag into the Minecraft Saves folder. This folder is also located in the Minecraft folder that I’ve explained how to get to in the section above. After this is done, you should have no problem loading the map in Minecraft and playing Game of Thrones!

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Installing the Resource Pack

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Lastly, to complete the Game of Thrones Minecraft experience, you’ll want to download the Game of Thrones Resource Pack from WesterosCraft. Once it’s downloaded, just open Minecraft, hit Play and click on Options. Following this, press the Resource Packs button and then “Open the resource pack folder”. Lastly, just drag and drop the Resource Pack that you want into the folder and you should be able to select it from the Resource Packs menu right away.

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