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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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revised How can I get better land speed with a warforged?
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answered How can a creature create duplicates of itself?
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comment good online dnd place?
Please at least do some cursory research to see if the questions you're asking have already been asked.
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awarded  Caucus
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revised Can a Paladin sense a Tiefling?
the editorialising isn't necessary.
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comment Custom Psionic Power
We need our questions to be able to have "single best answers." What would the single best answer look like in your case?
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asked Can an enemy spend a standard action to end multiple instances of Death's Gauntlet?
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revised Is necromancy necessarily evil in 5e or Forgotten Realms?
we don't appreciate random image links here.
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revised How does extraplanar work in 3.5 vs Outsider and Native?
don't signal edits
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comment How to get spontaneous arcane casting without an armor penalty in pathfinder?
Related (for 3.5): rpg.stackexchange.com/q/18468/760
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revised How to get spontaneous arcane casting without an armor penalty in pathfinder?
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comment Can multiple conditional bonus attacks activate on the same turn if those multiple conditions are all met?
Can we integrate these comments into the question and answer, respectively, please?
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revised Can multiple conditional bonus attacks activate on the same turn if those multiple conditions are all met?
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