The Pool is a narrative style RPG. You make a character in 50 words. You do stuff and roll pools of d6s. If you get a 1, you get to describe what happens in some detail. If you don’t get a 1, you lose those dice from your pool.

Not much more to it than that. There’s a lot of variants out there in the world too. I am not even sure how many exist!

I never play this game. I’m not exactly sure why, other than I just have a preference for other styles of play. I’m not the best advocate for my own games sometimes. It’s a mystery.

But I’m very proud of this game and it seems to have ignited a lot of imaginations for a time. So I’m happy to have been part of that. And I have it on my list of Things To Do to run it again soon. Been a long time.