James West

The Pool

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

The Pool is a very lite, universal RPG presented in just a few pages. The mechanics are simple enough to grasp in minutes. The purpose of this game is to encourage GM/Player collaborative storytelling within an otherwise standard gaming structure. In other words, it is meant to make you be creative while playing.

The central component is the idea of gambling dice from a pool. Upon winning a roll, you can take the reins of the story for a moment and narrate the outcome of your action, introducing new story elements if you like.

The Pool contains no setting or genre context. It is just a system.