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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 Artificer with a Defender-y bent
Other traps: Don't play a runepriest. It looks seductive and like it offers these mechanics. Just don't.
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comment How viable is a Wizard with 10 levels in Rainbow Servant as a melee combatant?
What's the rest of your party like?
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awarded  Enlightened
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Aug
28
comment How do I make it absolutely clear that I'm shooting you in the face?
Shining lasers in people's eyes intentionally is a great way to court a lawsuit. All it takes is one person bringing their class 2+ laser from home...
Aug
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
27
revised Nimble Melee Sorcerer Help
added 2 characters in body
Aug
27
revised Is this build a viable melee Sorcerer?
we're not a normal forum.
Aug
26
comment Mechanics that Express Character Personality and Moral Growth?
Edit that in, that's a useful paragraph.
Aug
26
comment Mechanics that Express Character Personality and Moral Growth?
Can you discuss why your homebrew Fate's aspects are insufficient to the task?
Aug
26
comment Mechanics that Express Character Personality and Moral Growth?
What other mechanics/genre are you looking for?
Aug
25
answered How do people swear in Eclipse Phase?
Aug
24
revised How do people swear in Eclipse Phase?
examples aren't necessary.
Aug
24
answered Is a kineticist immortal?
Aug
22
comment How do I map a 15' cone to a 1" grid?
Folks, post your own answers please.
Aug
22
comment Should I leave this group or recover it?
Okay, folks. there's way too much chatting going on here. Take it to Role-playing Games Chat.
Aug
20
comment Where do I find how much XP is required to level up in 3.5e?
Just a note for answerers, please give a page reference as the XP chart is one of those firmly "do not reproduce" tables.
Aug
19
comment Where and how are you mostly playing
This is also a thoroughly duplicated question. Please explore our online-resources for many options.
Aug
15
comment How many Ability Dependencies is too many? (What is MAD?)
Please don't answer in comments.
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awarded  Nice Question