In the 1st century AD, Hero of Alexandria described the Aeolipile, a bladeless radial steam turbine which spins when the central water container is heated. Torque is produced by steam jets exiting the turbine, much like a tip jet or rocket engine. From him, this steam device was called Hero Engine since then.
During the Renaissance, Leonardo Da Vinci upgraded that device and created the Archituono “the ThunderBow”.
They were Steampunk before it was mainstream.
I started blogging to share my passion, work and studies in weird history, uchrony and fringe science, my love for gamebooks, speculative fiction, comics, videogames and role-playing games.
I also have an Italian blog, Caponata Meccanica, but I’m starting to have works and an audience in English too, so I want to share worldwide my words…
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In Hero Engine you can find:
Tropicana is a pulp-weird and action-adventure Savage Setting for Savage Worlds Deluxe, published by GRAmel.
Ultima Forsan is a macabre and savage uchronic Renaissance Setting for Savage Worlds Deluxe, published by GG Studio.
Dialogues is a collection of conversations about gaming, fiction and nerd subjects I did with my friends, mostly Italian authors, writers and designers working for an international audience.
King of the Bloggo is a collection of articles, reblogged from other sites and commented by me. I’m starting this way to share ideas about my favourite subjects, before creating new ones.
I usually have English mothertongue editors on my professional works, so if you see something wrong in my articles for the blog, please do not think my books have the same problem 🙂 !
I’m here also to learn…