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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 Where are the rules about fire damage?
unconstructive ranting isn't useful.
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revised Would there be issues with porting the 3.5e Breaking & Entering rules and object tables to 5e?
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revised Is there some ready-made LARP scenario suitable for complete beginners?
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revised Is the old “Linear Fighters Quadratic Wizards” problem still around in 5e Basic?
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revised Is there some ready-made LARP scenario suitable for complete beginners?
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revised Is the old “Linear Fighters Quadratic Wizards” problem still around in 5e Basic?
No need to bring up the tier system at all, which allows for a more approachable question
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revised 4E Polearm Specialist Build
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revised How compatible are D&D 4E core and essentials in terms of hybrid characters?
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revised How compatible are D&D 4E core and essentials in terms of hybrid characters?
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revised What are the limits of Mage's Magnificent Mansions?
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revised What are the limits of Mage's Magnificent Mansions?
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revised How many are the starting merit dots now?
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revised How compatible are D&D 4E core and essentials in terms of hybrid characters?
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revised How do you calculate an average damage when damage is conditional on circumstances?
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revised What's a good way to deal with Random Encounters inside Dungeons?
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revised How can an epic level cleric survive the first round of melee combat using only SRD?
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revised How can an epic level cleric survive the first round of melee combat using only SRD?
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revised Arcane Hierophant Variant: Archivist prestige class creation
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revised How can an epic level cleric survive the first round of melee combat using only SRD?
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