I am Dyer Rose, I go by BasiliskOnline most places on the internet and im not so good with the words, so i’m gonna keep this simple. I wear alot of hats, love to share my content with the world. So here’s what you need to know about me in a lil FAQ.
What’s yer name? Dyer. Online I go by BasiliskOnline, you can call me either, or something similar (Basilisk, Basil, Bas, Bask, etc)
Why BasiliskOnline? Actually, because im a huge nerd. The email, twitter and moniker was actually a series of RPG props i put together for a Mage the Ascension character, a Free Council mage whos Shadowname was “Basilisk.”
What sort of Art do you do? I do digital art, usually character art. Id say my specialty is in clean and detailed lineart. I also do Maps and tokens for table top RPGs for use in VTT’s like roll20 and fantasygrounds.
What programs do you use? I mostly use PaintTool Sai 2, it provides a much more organic and natural feel to art for me, then photoshop. i most use photoshop for small specific tasks and post production if neccessary.
What sort of RPG Resources do you create? On the art side of things, I have done maps and tokens for things like my roll20 games, but I also write indie RPGs, most of my work can be found in the various San Jenaro Co-op Games Digests, though many of them are on the way to solo releases and can be found on my itch.io or Drive Thru RPG and eventually in my shop here!
What are your Favorite RPG Systems? Fate Core by Evil Hat Productions is my very favorite rpg system hands down and without competition, and #iHunt by Olivia Hill is my favorite game produced using the Fate system. Beyond that, I absolutely adore a large number of independant games that use a variety of systems, or their own, that list can be found at the end of this blog post here.
Quickly, though, some favorite systems: Fate, Powered by the Apocalypse, Belonging Outside Belonging, Mouseguard, Star Trek Adventures 2d20, and Open Legend. And so many more.
What Sort of Hardware do you use? I use this Yiynova tablet and a custom built computer, of which I will share the specs as soon as I find the time!
Yiynova or Cintiq? Ive worked with a smaller cintiq (a 13HD), and it is undeniably a better technology than the yiynova, but I dont think its worth the extra money unless you are really able to afford it. to get a Cintiq of a comparable size to the Yiynova tablet i use is over $2000, the Yiynova tablet i use is massive and costs just under $500. Its a good, very useable and strong tablet for its price. The screen real estate is just too important for me (and also the 13HD a TINY screen to use with a cintiq is still around 800 bucks, putting a sceen i’d say the Yiynova sits at around 163 square inches and the Cintiq 13HD at around 75 square inches.