I know I may seem biased in saying this, being very proud of the amount of work I've put into The Gray Book, but The Gray Book isn't a simulacrum game. It's Original Dungeons & Dragons and very recognizably so according to the few reviews I have seen on it floating about the Internet.
Oh, and Joe...I was hoping you would play it, not read it. I've had enough "this looks fantastic" comments to last a lifetime.
I am honestly spending all my waking spare time developing and playtesting my own game at the moment. It has really eaten my lunch! The process goes deep into the early mornings just to start all over again the next day. I am not complaining, just was not aware how much work it was really going to be.
My hat goes off to professional game designers after my still unfolding experience.
I just wanted a game I could happily play without a new edition pulling the rug out from under me or forcing me to buy more more more just to keep up with the whats happening now crowd.
If I had a dollar for every game/campaign that was started only to dwindle under some new edition, new game, flavor of the month, or pretty flashing lights, I would be a very wealthy man.
I will show your gray Book to my DM running the OSRIC. He seems to be into reading different stuff at the moment.
BTW: What the heck is Simulacrum? All that comes to mind is Phillip K d**k. Is it synonomous with clone?
How would a game like C&C fit in? What about a game like Conan? Both are OGL games but are not similar in any way except to be an rpg.
Would that make pathfinder a 3.x clone or simulacrum then?
I am loathe to refer to any game under these labels because I have found they carry notions and preconceived ideas that are usually not accurate at all.
'Nosce te Ipsum' -Delphic Maxim
'Follow your bliss.' -Joseph Campbell