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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 do I figure out the alignment of a morally ambiguous character?
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revised How to build a workable master transmogrifist 10
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revised How to build a workable master transmogrifist 10
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revised Comparing D&D mechanics between 2e and 5e
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revised Are there any penalties for wearing armor all the time?
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revised What happens if a Rainbow Servant takes levels in Mystic Theurge?
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revised How to avoid arguments with a player about what “should” happen?
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revised Is this build a viable melee Sorcerer?
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revised What's the deal with alignment languages?
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revised Why is burying yourself not such a great plan?
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revised Can a wizard memorize spells in the middle of the adventuring day?
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revised How can we protect a ship from magical rain of Acid?
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