I have a serious question that i will probably post on some forums as well because it interests me.
I was wondering, in a nutshell: If a game very similar to OD&D was published today, how many copies it would sell?
Let us imagine that WOTC decides to publish its fifth edition of the game, and it happens to be something very old -school, up to the point that it has the flavour, the mechanics, the feeling and atmosphere very similar to OD&D but no one is able to state that is is just a rewrite of OD&D rules, because in fact it is not and it retains its distinctive uniqueness. How many copies would such a product sell nowadays?
Honestly, i am asking because it may be that i have scattered in my mind excerpts of a game and -who knows- i might want to put it on paper someday.