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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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answered How to run a campaign for intelligent players with idiot PCs?
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comment A slave's tongue has been cut out. How can we restore her ability to speak?
It's probably worth adding last breath at level 4. Working out the iconography of "shedding the old body and living in a new, young, hale free one free of all scars and history" would be interesting, but it certainly achieves all of the objectives (with only a tiny itty bitty downside)
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revised How do you tell someone you think they are cheating?
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comment How do you tell someone you think they are cheating?
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revised How do I implement a deferred pain stunt into dresden files?
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revised What Role-Playing Game System Works Best for a DM who Hates Reading?
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answered What Role-Playing Game System Works Best for a DM who Hates Reading?
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comment What Role-Playing Game System Works Best for a DM who Hates Reading?
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comment Looking for a great single level class dip for bard, no spell progression needed
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comment How can I suggest the DM stop trying to kill us?
It may be worth noting that I've experienced the same level of lethality in the long-running 3rd and 4th ed campaigns I was in.
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