From publisher blurb:
Toys for the Sandbox is not a module, it is not a campaign setting, instead it is a framework for GMs to use to reinforce their own imaginations. Sometimes players zig when you expect them to zag, other times they take your plot point into a back alley and leave it penniless and bleeding. Each week we present a new location with a map and some flavor text. In addition we add 4 NPCs with a bit of history and a few simple thoughts on how to stat them for whatever game you are playing. There are also 6 plot hooks each with 3 ways to twist them. Added to that there is usually a table or two filled with rumors and encounters.
In the trade city of Greatbridge is a luxurious tavern and private club known as the Shivering Raven. Here weary travelers who agree to obey the owners rules can relax in comfort and style, for those with a bit more coin and prestige they may even get an invite to the private club in back. While Greatbridge is known as a gathering place for merchants more than just goods pass through the town and at the Shivering Raven information is just another commodity.