Shared Pool System is a generic, universal character creation and action resolution system for tabletop roleplaying. It must be supplemented with a genre or setting to be playable. Characters in the system have four Attributes with values distributed from a points pool. Attributes range in value from 1 to 5, with the human average being 2. Characters also have a variety of Skills with numeric values ranging from 1 to 8. Hit Points are a derived value.
The core resolution mechanic involves a modified die roll against a target difficulty number. The system provides a common "pool" of dice accessible to all players at any time - but, once used, the dice are not replenished. Management of the shared pool thus becomes significant (and possibly contentious).