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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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revised How can I build a Shardbearer?
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Oct
17
comment Does the Sapphire Hierarch's prereq “Access to the law domain” require actually choosing the domain?
Alternative third reading: the cleric must be a DBMS, or at least support ODBC.
Oct
17
revised Does the Sapphire Hierarch's prereq “Access to the law domain” require actually choosing the domain?
added 447 characters in body
Oct
17
revised Does the Sapphire Hierarch's prereq “Access to the law domain” require actually choosing the domain?
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Oct
17
asked Does the Sapphire Hierarch's prereq “Access to the law domain” require actually choosing the domain?
Oct
17
reviewed Reviewed Saboteur Alchemist Bore Bomb Discovery
Oct
17
reviewed Leave Open What to do when a great idea comes too soon?
Oct
17
revised How to distinguish between arcane and divine spellcasters?
do not signal edits in text
Oct
16
comment Couple RPG/Two Person Roleplaying?
Please look at our system-recommendation guidelines. As stated, this is entirely too broad.
Oct
16
revised Size/difficulty of encountrs for lvl 10+ in D&D 3.5
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Oct
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revised Size/difficulty of encountrs for lvl 10+ in D&D 3.5
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Oct
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revised Size/difficulty of encountrs for lvl 10+ in D&D 3.5
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Oct
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answered Size/difficulty of encountrs for lvl 10+ in D&D 3.5
Oct
15
revised How can I GM in Faerie with True Fae PCs?
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Oct
15
revised How can I make a deal with a devil?
Let's not link to infringing material, hmmm?
Oct
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
14
comment I have 100,000 gp but can't buy gear. What do I spend it on?
Then I hope some aspect of my answer was of utility to you, since we're now in house-rule territory and we can't answer it without detailed knowledge of your campaign.
Oct
14
revised I have 100,000 gp but can't buy gear. What do I spend it on?
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Oct
14
comment I have 100,000 gp but can't buy gear. What do I spend it on?
Jonas, that sounds like an excellent answer in its own right.
Oct
14
revised I have 100,000 gp but can't buy gear. What do I spend it on?
You do not need to explain waht your edits are, thats what the edit history is for.