Game tales or anecdotes are stories about specific real games and experiences of role-playing games that are told after the fact for the benefit of people who were not present. They are often humorous stories about the unexpected things that can happen in an RPG. They are distinct from recaps (which are intended to be largely complete retellings of sessions to get the players up to speed) or actual plays (which depict an RPG actually being played, rather than highlights told later).

Some popular game tales have been circulating among the RPG community for decades, and are part of gamer culture. Popular game tales include:

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