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Dr. Brian Ballsun-Stanton is a Philosopher, Information Technologist, and Game Theorist exploring the Philosophy of Data. He has a Ph.D in Philosophy from The University of New South Wales in addition to a MS & BS in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

He has developed a new methodology (The Social Data Flow Network) to explore how individuals in the field understand the nature of data. Currently, his research is exploring the social construction of technology, focusing on the user-driven change of technological tools, in addition to his research of data warehouse ETL strategies for disparate data sets.

Beyond philosophy, Dr. Ballsun-Stanton has experience in haptic research, specifically the use of gesture control of human computer interfaces and an abiding interest in robotics as seen in his flying robotic cable-array manta-ray.

His interests include the academic study of Role-Playing games, the exploration of how science fiction literature transforms reality, and the social consequences of a technological world outpacing society's cultural assimilation of its consequences.

He is a long time gamer, having helped to design the indie game Pax Draconis. He has been running an Ars Magica game for the last 6 years and has extensive experience with indie games and both 3.5 and 4e D&D.

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comment Getting rid of a genie
What resources are available to the character? What's the rest of the party like? What edition are you playing? What details do you have of what's exactly in your head?
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comment What are the limits to the genesis power?
The related question is absolutely useful as supplementary reference material which helps with other aspects of the silly question. Here I am just interested in if there are hard or "gm discretion" limits.
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comment What is a decently-powerful, thematically-infernal spell to replace Protection from Good?
Step 1. Read the spell. Step 2, after having done research, ask a new question.
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revised What is a decently-powerful, thematically-infernal spell to replace Protection from Good?
querent didn't get the joke
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comment Two ships passing in the night, how to prevent hostilities?
Roberts, is this a requirement of the module you're running? Or just a preference of your plotting?
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comment Two ships passing in the night, how to prevent hostilities?
Probable duplicate: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/59920/… (the answers seem to be identical to this one, if inverted as to cause)
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answered What is a decently-powerful, thematically-infernal spell to replace Protection from Good?
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comment How long till I can use the property of a magic item again?
Folks, the querent prefers his spelling. Don't edit it out due to your own cultural biases.
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revised How long till I can use the property of a magic item again?
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revised Does Aid Another Break Invisibility?
let's be nice, yes?
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comment How to leave a battle in D&D 3.5?
I've edited the question, you may want to revise.
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revised How to leave a battle in D&D 3.5?
don't signal edits.
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revised What's with the Bloodrager's underwhelming spell list?
let's make this less ranty, yes?