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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 Which All for One: Régime Diabolique products are physical print books?
Welcome to the site!
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comment Making a Party of Warlocks
@DForck42 I've got longer/better answers, especially the ones I made into papers :)
Feb
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comment How tall is a Storm Pillar?
Storm pillar discussion on the forums.. Have... fun? reading 5 pages of arguing, at least that will save us some time with answers here...
Feb
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Feb
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comment How to make combat deadlier?
What monster manuals are you using?
Feb
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comment Making a Party of Warlocks
I just spent close on 4 hours on this answer. I'd love it if someone could come through and do formatting and suchlike.
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comment Making a Party of Warlocks
Chalock = Charisma based warlock, multiclassed into vampire. Lock|shaman = hybrid warlock shaman, conlock = constitution based warlock, gish = melee spellcaster.
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revised Is master of the nine a solid prestige class for a swordsage?
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answered Is master of the nine a solid prestige class for a swordsage?
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answered Tome of Battle maneuvers clarification?
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comment What did you do for a Tarasque adventure?
What edition are you asking this about? The answer changes by edition.