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 have statistics, and 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.