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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 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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comment What is a decently-powerful, thematically-infernal spell to replace Protection from Good?
Beware the creeping ontological doom/triumph of relativism. You could use this spell as the basis of a riff on A night in the lonesome october philosophy style. See also: dungeons and discourse.
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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 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?
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revised Is it too late to bring up starting equipment?
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comment Does multiclassing have an effect on exp/levelling up?
More beneficial ... than what?
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comment Can I combine INT boosting Cognatogens with Fox's Cunning?
The question has been edited.
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comment I don't know how to get started with D&D. How do I?
Right now, as phrased, this is a duplicate of either: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/56252/… or rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/11033/…. Please edit your question if it turns out that they are not duplicates.
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comment DnD 5e Optimal DPR/AC blade pact variant human
Happily, I have senses well honed to detect it in both places.