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A technical or more descriptive name for RPG core attribute diagrams?
May 14, 2014 12:00 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone here know a more descriptive or technical term for the form of the sort of core attribute chart/diagram seen in this image?
posted by The Confessor to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Wikipedia describes them (and lists other names) at Radar chart.
posted by xueexueg at 12:03 PM on May 14 [3 favorites]


Fantastic! My own Google/Wikipedia search was fruitless, and I really didn't want to describe them as "A diagram composed of six axes extending from a single vertex at equal angular intervals, with one attribute plotted upon each axis, and lines extending from each plotted point to the points plotted on each adjacent axis."
posted by The Confessor at 12:17 PM on May 14


I've never heard the term "radar chart," but I see these pretty regularly at work charting things like city/town income and spending, etcetera. They're called spider web charts/spider web graphs. Or just web charts/web graphs.
posted by Urban Winter at 1:17 PM on May 14


More generally, the graphic/descriptive summary of an RPG character is called a character sheet.
posted by clockzero at 3:32 PM on May 14


You can create them (radar charts) in newer versions of Microsoft word and excel. With office for mac (2011) the radar chart is found in the "other" chart category.
posted by MansRiot at 7:12 PM on May 14


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