Gold & Glory – an interview with Giuseppe Rotondo

gold glory interview

Chatting with Giuseppe Rotondo about Gold & Glory, the missing link between Savage Worlds and the Old School of role-playing game! Continue reading “Gold & Glory – an interview with Giuseppe Rotondo”


Savage Worlds in Italy: Giuseppe Rotondo speaks

The Wild Die is a RPG Podcast about the role-playing game Savage Worlds. Some days ago they had my accomplice Giuseppe Rotondo in their Episode 28, to talk about what’s going on with Savage Worlds in Italy.

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The Horror House Railroad

20161013_1036644The Horror House Railroad is the third – and probably the last – article on role-playing the fear I wrote together with the Italian blogger Pennymaster.

You can find the first and the second post on the same matter in this blog and check for the whole series “Role-playing the fear“. Continue reading “The Horror House Railroad”

Welcome on the Hero Engine

Hero EngineIn 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…