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Illinois I disagree with your analysis.
Diamond Mind is out of the non-online baseball sim business and hasn't made a dice version in over 15 years, and Replay uses the same lookup technique APBA does, with less nuance. It has several advantages over the other popular lookup system, the "" system i.
A guy who hit 1 triple in a full season, for example, can be carded exactly for that frequency, while in a "" game he has only half-control over his results and a lot of special rules are needed to compensate, adding complication always a problem in dice sims you want to play fast.
The base situational outcomes in APBA are a strength as well, for they add depth and variety to outcomes. A control pitcher in APBA doesn't just give up X less percentage of walks as a straight reduction, but walks less in key base situations - like real control pitchers who give passes when bases are open and they're pitching around hitters, but hit their spots when they have to.
SOM has Dennis Eckersley with the exact same walk chance with first open as with the bases loaded - that real-life unintentional intentional walk he gave up in May increases his chance to blow a SOM replay September game. Think about it.
As for gaming the system, I have never found a baseball sim that didn't get gamed I can list scores of examples for any game.
For your money, the APBA basic game is the quickest playing with the most accuracy and is ideal for solitare play - an experienced player can sim a game in under 15 min, important when you are playing 1, game seasons.
For the record I am not an APBA fan per se, just someone who has thought a lot about ways to sim and played nearly everything. The APBA system does not lend itself to feature-oriented marketing - the advantages are a lot more subtle than that, but very real.
It is not perfect, and I'm not claiming it is, nor am I trying to convert anyone who enjoys what they are playing. There used to be a lot of these sims on the market, 30 years ago there were probably a dozen or more.
In terms of card sales as opposed to computer products APBA dwarfs the others hugely both in sets sold and people still playing.