From the publisher:
The City of Ptolus. A place where the supernatural is expected and treachery lies around every corner— or is it that the supernatural lies around every corner and treachery is expected? Either way, Ptolus is a city of danger, magic, intrigue, and above all: adventure.
This 32-page guide is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of Ptolus and help you create and run a character with plenty of knowledge about the setting. The guide includes a map of the city and an introduction to its districts, as well as sections on campaign look and feel, the various noble houses, organizations, history, NPCs, religion, the larger world, character creation, magic, equipment, and more. All this material also appears in the full book Ptolus: Monte Cook's City by the Spire, which builds from the foundation this player's guide provides. Keep the guide handy as a reference while you play in the Ptolus Campaign, and use it as a preview of the deluxe Ptolus hardcover.