CK2:AGOT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is this?
A Game of Thrones is a total conversion mod for Crusader Kings II, based on George R. R. Martin’s fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire.
Who can I play?
You can play as any landed feudal noble in Westeros, any Wildling warlord, or the Night’s Watch.
What are some of the new features?
Knights, Maesters, our new “Megawar” system for handling civil wars, the Night’s Watch, one-on-one duels between characters, several different kinds of magic, and much more.
What scenarios are available?
- Robert’s Rebellion, when Robert Baratheon, Eddard Stark, Jon Arryn, Hoster Tully, and Tywin Lannister overthrew the Mad King and brought the Targaryen dynasty to an end,
- The Crowned Stag, set in the immediate aftermath of the above, as the reign of King Robert begins,
- The Greyjoy Rebellion, when the Iron Islands fought to be independent of the Iron Throne.
- A Clash of Kings, set at the beginning of the book of the same name (Season Two of the HBO show)
Future releases may contain additional scenarios.
Is Essos in the mod?
No, and it won’t be until Paradox makes republics playable and interesting.
I haven’t read all the books. Is it safe for me to play this mod?
To a limited extent.
All scenarios contain setting spoilers. If it’s really important to you to not know who the Lord of Winterfell in 255 was, we suggest not playing the mod at all. If you only care about avoiding spoilers for the events of the books and show, however, you’ll be safe so long as you follow these instructions:
- Don’t read the house descriptions on the Game Over screen.
- Don’t go mucking around in the mod’s source files, especially the character history files.
- Choose your scenario wisely.
Which scenarios contain spoilers?
- War of the Usurper: No Spoilers
- The Crowned Stag: Spoilers – A Dance with Dragons(Books)
- The Greyjoy Rebellion: Spoilers – A Dance with Dragons(Books)
- A Clash of Kings: Spoilers – A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Dance with Dragons(Books) Season One, Season Two (Show)
I have a copy of the HBO show’s opening theme what I acquired completely legitimately. How can I use it as my main menu music?
Convert it to .ogg format, move it to your Crusader Kings II\mod\A Game of Thrones\music folder, and rename it crusaderkings2_maintitle
Hey, I noticed some missing shields…
This is technically a beta release.
I’m playing as the North. Why don’t I have any boats?
We tried giving the North boats. The Paradox military AI went haywire and spent the entire War of the Usurper taking Ned’s troops to the beach instead of actually fighting. So now they’re not allowed to have boats anymore.
I’m a Wildling and I have no idea what I’m doing.
The Wildlings don’t respect dynastic ties the way Southerners do. They’ll only follow strong leaders. The Wildlings receive a free Invasion CB on all their neighbors, and they receive significant military bonuses from having high prestige, but these bonuses come at two dangerous costs. First, Wildling provinces are ruled only at the Wildlings’ pleasure. Anger the people too much, and you may find a revolt on your hands. Second, don’t expect any higher-tier titles you create to outlast you – Wildling higher lordships and kingdoms dissolve on their rulers’ deaths. As a Wildling, you’ll find that power is easy to gain, and much more difficult to keep.
I am a French speaker, why are the dynasty names in English?
For french users: si vous voulez jouer avec les dynasties traduites, rendez vous dans A Game of Thrones/Traduction dynastie/FAQ où vous trouverez la démarche à suivre pour jouer avec les noms des Maisons en français.
I’m making a CK2 mod and would like to use your Duel Engine, or I’d like to use your Duel Engine as a standalone mod.
We’ve released a generic, de-Westerosified version of the Duel Engine as a standalone mod here. Please remember to give us credit.
My character has like 25 martial, why is he losing to guys with really low martial in duels?
Martial ability, being a command rating, has no effect on duel outcomes. Traits are what determines this. The combat traits are the most important, whilst others like strong, weak and valyrian swords also contribute.
Are there supposed to be random silent sisters showing up in the Kingsguard/Nightswatch’s court?
Yes, the game populates courts with random females. If you move the game simply adds more, this is the compromise we arrived at
Why can I marry an Archmaester/Black Brother/Kingsguard?
It is not possible to prohibit a character from marrying so this can happen. Although all these characters are infertile so it’s not recommended, unfortunately the AI doesn’t always heed this advice either.
Why are all High Septons called High Septon I?
A new High Septon extends the practice of septons giving up their family names by renouncing any kind of individual name. This is due to the belief that the individual becoming High Septon is no longer a man but an avatar of the gods.
Fabricating claims isn’t working/happening too often, what have you done to it?
The chances of fabricating a claim have not been altered from vanilla, so having loads of claims or none at all in a certain period of time can happen.