Crossing the Streams: Using board games to inspire RPGs, Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Episode 168

Crossing the Streams – Using board games to inspire RPGs

This episode we’ve got a question from one of our awesome Patreon patrons about using board games to make maps for RPGs. We discuss that as well as other ways you can integrate board games into your RPGs. Then we review Tales from the Loop The Boardgame which is a board game version of an RPG with quite a bit of crossover. As usual, we wrap up by talking about the games we’ve been playing lately.

Episode 168 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded April 6th, 2022.

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—Suggestion Box, Fan Feedback—

Fun Historical Board Games for Historical Miniature Wargamers:


At what price would you buy a potentially bad game?

Single Player Epic Fantasy Games:

Adventure Games for Younger Kids:


New Affiliate, Meeple Design (board gaming themed wall art, housegoods, t-shirt etc, think Azul-themed couch cushions and Terraforming Mars travel posters).

—Ask The Bellhop—

Tonight’s question comes from one of our awesome Patreon patrons, Math Guy Dave who asks:

“What are your thoughts on using a tile laying game to start an RPG? Would Land vs Sea work for this?”

Games mentioned and other links:

Send your questions to questions@tabletopbellhop.com.

—The Game Room: Tales from the Loop the Boardgame—

A cooperative board game set in an 80s that never was.

—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—

Games we’ve been playing since our last show:

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2 Responses

    1. Hey Todd,

      Those are some classics there. The miniature from Barbarian Prince was one of the first I ever painted.

      Thanks for the comment,
      Moe T

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