Puppetland is a storytelling game with strings in a grim world of make-believe. In a land of puppets created by a benevolent Maker, the usurper puppet known as Punch has murdered the Maker and taken his face. Now Punch rules Puppetland as a violent despot, opposed only by a ragged band of freedom fighters led by Judy, who loved Punch once and now wants to see him fall. And maybe, just maybe, she can bring the Maker back to life.
Players take the roles of puppets in this strange world: finger puppets, hand puppets, marionettes, and shadow puppets. With their limited abilities and boundless enthusiasm, they do their best to survive Punch, his nutcrackers, and his terrible Boys. Helping other puppets, having adventures, and maybe even overthrowing the Maker-Killer — not bad for a pack of fools in motley.