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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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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Enabling PC-driven Climate Change: is there a rules system to deal with PC created changes to the environment?
Zelb, edit this into your answer, if you would?
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comment Enabling PC-driven Climate Change: is there a rules system to deal with PC created changes to the environment?
Whichever one is more appropriate to purpose, in your answer.
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comment Enabling PC-driven Climate Change: is there a rules system to deal with PC created changes to the environment?
Cool, can you explore how Quiet Year handles these problems with some examples?
Dec
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comment Enabling PC-driven Climate Change: is there a rules system to deal with PC created changes to the environment?
What experience do you have running these games, especially for this purpose?
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comment Enabling PC-driven Climate Change: is there a rules system to deal with PC created changes to the environment?
This sounds cool. Could you give me an example of how these mechanics work in practice?
Dec
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reviewed Reject What are class skills in Pathfinder?
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revised Why do Weapon Mastery feats have the requirements they do?
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comment Enabling PC-driven Climate Change: is there a rules system to deal with PC created changes to the environment?
Are any rules provided in FATE Core giving guidelines for large environmental changes like this? That if players do such and such a category of action, everyone within a region gets an aspect?
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answered Why do Weapon Mastery feats have the requirements they do?
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reviewed Approve e6 tag wiki
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reviewed Approve e6 tag wiki excerpt
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revised In Pathfinder, are there any weapon buffs that overcome all forms of Damage Reduction?
edited body; edited tags
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comment Looking for survivalist compound materials
Welcome to the site, Steve. (Make sure to read our FAQ). Can you reframe your title into a question? Are you interested in site plans? The history of such things (check out history.stackexchange.com ) or something else?
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revised Looking for survivalist compound materials
Removed salutation, AW tag (as that's for a system you're not using)
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reviewed Approve What is Ghost Wire, and where is it in the books?
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comment Best system for a Mortal Kombat style campaign?
As this is a system-recommendation question, please adhere to both the FAQ and the rules for subjective questions as outlined in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and on our Meta. In particular, all responses should be based on actual experience and contain references and examples whenever possible.
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awarded  combat
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revised At the end of my rope: trying to inspire someone with no healing surges left to greatness?
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revised At the end of my rope: trying to inspire someone with no healing surges left to greatness?
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