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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.

Papers you may be interested in:


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accepted Does Eighth Seal's save against domination function across multiple turns?
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accepted How does Dusk Oracle's Foreseen Hit interact with a multi-target power?
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comment How does Dusk Oracle's Foreseen Hit interact with a multi-target power?
Simon, dpatch, I basically agree with you. But it's a question worth asking.
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asked Does Eighth Seal's save against domination function across multiple turns?
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asked How does Dusk Oracle's Foreseen Hit interact with a multi-target power?
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awarded  Enlightened
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accepted How do I get players to assign alternate tactical goals?
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accepted Can a wildblood warden use “Wildblood speed” before “Warden's Fury”?
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accepted Does Flurry of Blows count as an attack?
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accepted Using Mighty Crusader Expertise with a sword and board Paladin
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accepted Does a Ranged Basic Attack with range Melee become a Melee Basic Attack?
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comment Does a Ranged Basic Attack with range Melee become a Melee Basic Attack?
oooh, that's a good interpretation. post that as an answer.
Sep
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comment Does a Ranged Basic Attack with range Melee become a Melee Basic Attack?
Eeeh, it's actually quite hard to set up such that the targetting of the calling power doesn't override the fiddly bits. I'm just thinking about the bladesinger. Mind you, that's a fairly stupid feat investment...
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comment Does a Ranged Basic Attack with range Melee become a Melee Basic Attack?
It's a very useful power :) I really love the invoker at-wills and really hate the rest of the class. Which... is annoying.
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asked Does a Ranged Basic Attack with range Melee become a Melee Basic Attack?
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comment Using Mighty Crusader Expertise with a sword and board Paladin
+1 while the character cannot attack with the weapon, the character can attack with her holy symbol and counts as wielding the weapon 2h. It's fiddly but...
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comment Using Mighty Crusader Expertise with a sword and board Paladin
@GMNoob can you cite the rules showing that the light shield can be used like that?
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revised Finding alternatives to rogues in campaigns
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comment Finding alternatives to rogues in campaigns
Also, welcome to the site, mate! :)
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answered Finding alternatives to rogues in campaigns