Game of Thrones may just be “tits and dragons” according to some, but to others, it’s helped inspire and usher in an age of supreme fantasy nerdiness. Instead of awkward stares and behind-the-back chuckles, mentioning dragons and magic in public can now be met with excited inquiries of “did you see last night’s episode?” and exclamations like “I can’t wait to see what happens!”
Of course, Game of Thrones likely wouldn’t be quite the cultural phenomenon if not for the groundwork laid by the classics: Conan the Barbarian, Lord of the Rings, and perhaps most directly, Dungeons & Dragons. While the famous tabletop roleplaying game hasn’t been around as long as other forms of media, its influence is undeniable. The parallels are so strong, in fact, that I thought it’d be fun to transpose characters from Game of Thrones into Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. Yes, there’s a Game of Thrones roleplaying system already, but this is more fun.
Whether you’re a tabletop fan who’s always wondered what a Game of Thrones hero’s character sheet would look like or a total newcomer who wouldn’t know the difference between a Will save and an Acrobatics check, please enjoy seeing the cast of Game of Thrones as D&D characters. If you like, you can even download them and use the D&D 5th edition books to play out your own stories set in the Game of Thrones universe!
Arya is one of the easier characters to translate. Thanks to her training, she’s become a skilled assassin, adept at sneaking around and stabbing some unsuspecting fools. Unquestionably a Rogue.
Bran also fits fairly well within the D&D mold. That low Dex score means he’ll need help getting around, but with his ability to warg and communicate with nature, he makes for a good Druid.
Brienne of Tarth
Brienne is an imposing warrior who lives by strict moral convictions and uses her strength to defend those weaker than her. Sure she may not be able to cast magic, but she is otherwise a model Paladin.