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Shards of the Heart

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20+ character descriptions for serious roleplaying interaction.

Shards of the Heart is an exciting product, chock full of useful NPCs. Most characters include scenario suggestions, plot hooks, and an introductory narrative that makes it easy to introduce the character into your campaign. Character backgrounds and motivations are provided to allow you to play the characters as three-dimensional people with their own goals and desires. Characters range in level from 1st through 9th and include modifications for one or two additional levels so that you can fit them into your campaign at the level that works best for you. In addition we have included complete character sheets so that if you plan to use the character on an ongoing basis you don't have to spend a lot of time copying down the stats.

In keeping with a release date just before Valentine's Day, we have developed a group of human, elven and half-elven characters who are suitable for romantic diversions or liaisons. Should you have an adventurer who is looking for a little romance, now you have a resource to help you get started. However, tender moments are not the only use for these NPCs. Here you will find fully-detailed characters that can be used as anything from bit players to members of an adventuring party to major personages in your campaign.

As always we have taken care that the descriptions can be used to enhance most fantasy settings and fit into your existing campaign or situation as easily as possible. The 3.5 Edition statistics are offered for your convenience, but the characters are well-enough developed that you could use them in other game systems, because they don't depend on their stats to be interesting.

With cover artwork by Brenna Alyn Walters, interior art by Rob Hughes and character depictions by Gillian Pearce and Marina Badani (among others), Shards of the Heart offers plenty of visual stimulation to get your creativity flowing.

Loaded with character descriptions, backgrounds and motivations, plot hooks and adventure seeds, and artwork, Shards of the Heart is made for you, to ease the lives of Harried Game Masters everywhere.

90 pages plus character sheets; 130 pages total.

This is part of the "Harried Game Master" line of products, providing the materials we've always wished to have.


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August 23rd, 2009
A wonderfully well put together product that gives some great examples of how to make an npc (or pc) more then a block of stats and base motivation/goal. Although geared towards fantasy gaming, with a little work the chars can be "overhaule [...]
Chris G. [Featured Reviewer]
September 28th, 2007
Shards of the Heart Coming up with NPCs is one of the least fun aspects of d20. And as the levels get higher the complexity of the characters increases. Each additional level adds more feats, skill points, and choices. When one adds to that the [...]
March 13th, 2006
I used the twins characters from here, as the basis for my 1 on 1 Valentine's session for my hubby. They were fun NPCs to play. Others (romantic interest or not) could easily be added in later.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: The varied [...]
March 9th, 2006
An excellent product. I buy everything this company produces. Most pdfs are plagued by marginal writing, non-existent editing, and boring, unusable content. This product is readable, interesting and USABLE! This product is a great example of thi [...]
Sean H. [Featured Reviewer]
January 7th, 2006
Shards of the Heart: A Bit of Character is a collection of characters for D&D role-playing encounters. The book opens with a piece about the purpose of the product which is to provide DM with ready-made characters with depth (background, goals) fo [...]
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February 06, 2009
This title was added to our catalog on February 08, 2005.