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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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revised Where did the option to trade rolling for a minimal success first appear?
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Feb
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revised “High on Magic” - how original is it?
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revised Making an actual system for “playing war”
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revised What options in the Laundry system might make a character significantly more powerful than his group?
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revised Need clarification on 1 on 1 combat in Sword Noir
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revised Are there PnP RPGs based on Moorcock's “non-Elric” works?
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revised What Roleplaying Games Come/Came With a Video?
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Feb
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reviewed Approve ubiquity tag wiki excerpt
Feb
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revised Can an Eidolon apply a reach evolution to a weapon attack?
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Feb
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revised Can an Eidolon apply a reach evolution to a weapon attack?
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Feb
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reviewed Reject shadowrun tag wiki excerpt
Feb
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comment Inhuman Strength vs. +5 Might
@Isaiah Take this to chat. All further chatty comments will be deleted without warning.
Feb
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Feb
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revised How do I turn a daily into an encounter?
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Feb
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answered How do I turn a daily into an encounter?
Feb
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comment How do I turn a daily into an encounter?
Also, you are aware that blade cascade has been limited to 5 attacks, right?
Feb
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comment How do I turn a daily into an encounter?
What level are you? What books are allowed?
Feb
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comment Continuum - why frag now?
Excellent answer. Do you have the time?
Feb
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reviewed Approve In D&D 4e What does a letter inside of brackets mean for a hit effect of an attack power?