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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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comment Is there any way I can doff armor in a single turn?
How "real" must the armour be?
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comment How can I improve the AC of my goliath warblade?
What's the rest of your party like?
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comment Can a polymorphed creature use class features that don't require speech or hand gestures?
There is also Way too much discussion on these answers. Take it to Role-playing Games Chat.
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revised Techniques for rote-learning a character sheet layout?
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revised Techniques for rote-learning a character sheet layout?
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answered Techniques for rote-learning a character sheet layout?
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comment Techniques for rote-learning a character sheet layout?
Don't answer in comments.
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comment Eternal Blade's Blade Guide, and anti-undead or anti-magic effects
Could you edit the question for clarity, please? What specific problem involving this situation did you face?
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comment How to deal with DM favoritism?
Do you all use DDI to build your character sheets? What level is the party? Do you know what the purported feat name is?
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revised Is it better to take the array and be Joe Average, or to roll for the odds of getting on average better scores?
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revised How can I run a game for a group of 3 players that doesn't include a healer?
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comment How can I run a game for a group of 3 players that doesn't include a healer?
Cataru, comments are not for extended discussion. You have needed multiple multiple-comment responses on this answer, which suggests a poorly formed question. Comments are for clarification requests. If you feel like chatting with someone, invite them to Role-playing Games Chat.
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answered How can I run a game for a group of 3 players that doesn't include a healer?
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comment How can I run a game for a group of 3 players that doesn't include a healer?
@CataruMoore Take a look at the XY Problem Focus not on your intended solution but the problem itself. Let us provide solutions.
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answered What is the name of the spell or effect that prevents resurrection?
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revised Mordenkainen 's disjunction and Mage's disjunction how to protect yourself?
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