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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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Oct
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comment Is copying Summae really this easy?
It may be worth mentioning the Cow and Calf oath here
Oct
13
revised Which multiclass to choose for melee-damage-dealing mage when starting from Wizard 5 / Fighter 1
added 12 characters in body
Oct
12
revised Which multiclass to choose for melee-damage-dealing mage when starting from Wizard 5 / Fighter 1
added 320 characters in body
Oct
12
answered Which multiclass to choose for melee-damage-dealing mage when starting from Wizard 5 / Fighter 1
Oct
12
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Does a ritual-summoned gargoyle get its own turn in a fight?
Oct
12
revised Does a ritual-summoned gargoyle get its own turn in a fight?
Corrected spelling and grammar
Oct
12
revised Is it even worth playing a monster class in 3.5?
deleted 33 characters in body
Oct
12
comment Is it even worth playing a monster class in 3.5?
We're not a normal forum, Steve. We don't have replies, only answers viewed in a multitiude of different orders. Take a look at our tour. Interesting first answer.
Oct
12
comment How can I build a Shardbearer?
Can folks check my work on the progression? It's been a long while since I've done proper 3.5 builds and I might have missed a bit.
Oct
12
revised How can I build a Shardbearer?
added 4788 characters in body
Oct
12
awarded  Yearling
Oct
12
comment How does one dispatch a helpless opponent?
Could you fix the quote formatting? quotes aren't code and shouldn't be treated that way. Also there are some very odd spaces in your "completely legitimate" copy and paste.
Oct
11
answered How can I build a Shardbearer?
Oct
11
comment Anything to ignore weapon damage decrease due to being small?
Much better. Well done.
Oct
10
revised Reading a creatures Melee attack
edited tags
Oct
9
awarded  Copy Editor
Oct
9
revised Anything to ignore weapon damage decrease due to being small?
deleted 162 characters in body
Oct
9
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
9
reviewed Leave Open As a Sorcerer, how can I improve my reaction melee weapon attack?