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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.

Papers you may be interested in:


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reviewed Leave Open Chaotic Neutral Alignment and Greed
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reviewed Close Can a D&D Necromancer be of a good alignment?
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reviewed Reviewed How can I tell if Shillelagh has been cast on a quarterstaff?
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comment Would time travel also be considered inter dimensional travel as well?
We need to know more about your house rules on time travel.
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comment Chaotic Neutral Alignment and Greed
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comment How do I make adventurer-resistant door opening counters?
Why not non loadbearing walls?
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If you can annotate your answer in paradigm to show a) how which spells can generate constant current for any useful length of time, and b) why this wouldn't be subject to the normal disarm traps mechanics of the rogue, this would be a much better answer.
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comment How can PCs defeat a magical Necrotic Cyst-based surveillance state?
@doppelgreener Better? Any other edits or revisions indicated?
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