Open the Door, Hero. Your Story Awaits.

This is your place to gather with friends – old and new – and dream of worlds that could be, that never were, and will live forever in your heart. 

Step around the pylon and encounter Enigma.

They beckon you to imagine yourself into whatever form of body, mind, and soul will carry you best through the opening, where the infinite possibilities of nigh-endless universes – the Omniverse – exist.

Will you strap on your sword belt or holster your blaster? Don cape and boots or duster and hat? 

Enter PORTALIS and discover worlds of shared imagination, epic adventure, and grand enjoyment!

Ready to sign up for your next great adventure?

Contact portalis@evilbeaglegames.com to discuss schedules and options!

What Have You Discovered?

PORTALIS is a web-delivered person-to-person service that offers unique roleplaying experiences with some of the best Game Masters in the RPG world. You can seek out adventures in fantasy, superhero, science-fiction, military-action, supernatural, and countless other genres in Single-Episode Events, Three-Episode Mini-Series, and Six-Episode Series formats, with multiple Season options, customized character sheets with personalized art, and much more.

While there are plenty of GMs (the short form for “Game Masters”) running games in various ways online, the means by which most folks find a game to play can be arcane, frustrating… even outright miserable, should the wrong folks be paired with the wrong facilitators or experiences. Lots of you may have tried to get your own game going, only to find the time it takes to set things up, get schedules situated, prepare your sessions, find the right online resources, learn how to use the available tools… well, kind of impossible, given most demands on daily life.

PORTALIS is the answer to all of that. We are a collective of trained and experienced Game Masters, committed to the craft of facilitating excellent and immersive roleplaying adventures, vetted by and operating under the management of Evil Beagle Games. EBG is a company run by a team with over a hundred years of collective experience in writing, designing, publishing, and running RPGs.

PORTALIS is also a gateway into the Omniverse, a vast expanse of content created by the enormous talent pool at Evil Beagle Games. All of our settings are interconnected by a massive multi-genre narrative that allows us to share core mythologies and create interconnected storylines. There’s never been anything quite like it in gaming. The Game Masters of PORTALIS are your guides to these many places and experiences, and our focus will be on this content as we launch. To begin with, this includes: 

Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition, our own superheroic RPG system that also lends itself wonderfully to high-octane action cinema, two-fisted pulp, epic high fantasy, gonzo anime, and so much more. We already have a number of settings to play in – Pinnacle City, Blood & Justice, Modern Gods, Unending War, The Well of the Worlds, Kazei Five, Her Majesty’s Rakes & Scoundrels, AfterFall Legacies, Shard Warriors, and so much more. Keep exploring this site to learn more, and perhaps become a hero of one of those realms!

Freedom Squadron, our Savage Worlds setting featuring the world’s elite international force of soldiers, sailors, pilots, law officers, covert specialists, scientists, and more fighting against the powerful evil of VENOM. Updated to the latest edition of the rules set, look for a ton of new material for this setting, which is fully integrated into the Omniverse (and a P&P version is also in the works).

We want to focus on what we will run with the greatest passion and skill, giving you the highest level of fun and immersion. As PORTALIS grows, you will find ever more properties, settings, and places to explore. Who knows, one day you might create something to share, a place others may discover as they pass through… PORTALIS!

How You Open the Door to Adventure

At present, we are currently working with a web development team to launch a fully-functioning PORTALIS site that will automate much of the process of searching for games, perusing GMs and their information, and signing up for games. This being such an exciting idea, we didn't want to wait to get some games started, so we'll be posting available game choices here for now. You can either reach out as an individual, or put a group together for a given experience. Email portalis@evilbeaglegames.com with all inquiries.

As well, anyone interested in becoming a PORTALIS GM should email the above address.

What Your PORTALIS Opportunities Are

Our current structure gives you the following three core options: 

Single Episode EVENTS ($24/person) – These are one-time experiences, featuring pre-generated characters you can select from an inhabit for the duration of the EVENT. 

Three-Episode MINI-SERIES ($22/person/session) – These are short-term “campaigns” (in the parlance of classic RPG players), essentially like a television mini-series or a feature-length movie in scope. You will be able to create a character for this, customized to your desires but fitting the setting and in collaboration with the Game Master. 

Six-Episode SERIES ($20/person/session) – These are the full “campaign” experiences that simulate a series on Netflix, Hulu, or Disney+, or perhaps a movie trilogy. As with the MINI-SERIES, you’ll craft your own character in collaboration with the GM. SERIES usually have the option to extend into multiple SEASONS, creating a truly ongoing epic experience that may last as long as everyone wishes, or until the right moment happens for a truly monumental SERIES FINALE. 

For the MINI-SERIES and SERIES, there is a free and required SESSION ZERO. This is a special “Meet-and-Greet” conducted over the Zoom platform, during which the Game Master establishes ground rules, explains expectations of behavior, goes over the basic of the rules (and any “house rules” that may apply), and encourages the players to discuss their ideas, concerns, and desires. During SESSION ZERO, the use of the “X-Card” concept is explained (whereby players are able to signal their discomfort with a topic or scene as it occurs in play), and patrons are also encouraged to express up front any topics they wish to avoid, any “must not do” kinds of scenes, and so forth. 

The SESSION ZERO is also where the GM is able to describe the SERIES in greater detail, explain their particular style as a Game Master, and what they expect of players during and between sessions. At the same time, players are highly encouraged to also express their desires, expectations, and the style of play they prefer to experience. A back-and-forth exchange is absolutely necessary here so that everyone is able to approach the gaming experience with mutually understood expectations, negotiated in good faith. In fact, if a Patron determines from the SESSION ZERO that they will not receive the experience they want, they are welcome to elect not to go forward with the game (perhaps selecting a different GM and game instead).

Alternatively, the first few minutes of a paid-for EVENT may be dedicated to this effort, especially for games that might touch on potentially sensitive subjects.

Your PORTALIS experience may be enhanced with the following options (each selection will indicate which options are available): 

Custom Character Profiles with Illustration ($40-60, depending on the artist) – This option will only be available for SERIES (and, in some rare instances, MINI-SERIES). Particularly detailed or elaborate illustrations may require a higher negotiated price. 

Dedicated Discord Server for Between-Session Communication & Play – For each MINI-SERIES and SERIES, the Game Master may offer to set up a Discord server that allows for communication and even play-by-post style roleplay between the scheduled sessions. 

More options will become available as we develop PORTALIS over time, and your suggestions are more than welcome to help us make PORTALIS your ultimate destination for roleplaying and experiencing your stories, your way.

NOW PLAYING!

MODERN GODS: Storm Wardens 2030

A SERIES presented by SEAN PATRICK FANNON and featuring the PROWLERS & PARAGONS ULTIMATE EDITION system.

Gods of the Modern World! In 1903, the immortal Iron Monarch is first seen in Europe. In 1920, Mystery Men fight alongside Eliot Ness’s Untouchables to save Chicago from Capone’s armored mobsters. In 1944, the Archangel Michael ends the Holocaust; a year later, Doctor Omnibus dies saving Paris from Baron Death’s atomic bomb. When over 4000 civilians die at the hands of rampaging Advanced (mostly Nazi and Soviet castoffs) during the Manhattan Disaster of 1953, the world responds with the UNISO Initiative, and UNISO responds with - the Storm Wardens!

The Storm Wardens campaign is your chance to experience exciting international superhero action not just in a world with super powers, but a super-powered world! It’s 2030, extraterrestrials and extradimensional beings are commonly known of, advanced technology impacts daily life, and while uncommon, magic is very real. For those who remember, the tone is very much the classic days of superhero gaming in the 80s/early 90s mixed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sean is the co-designer of the system and is happy to teach the rules. Chat-Play up to Extensive is available, and multiple Seasons are possible. Number of players is negotiable.

EPISODE LENGTH: 4 Hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 4-8

CUSTOM CHARACTER PROFILES WITH ILLUSTRATION AVAILABLE FOR ADDITIONAL PURCHASE

WELL OF THE WORLDS: Against the Masters of the World

A SERIES presented by MICHAEL SURBROOK and featuring the PROWLERS & PARAGONS ULTIMATE EDITION system.

This is where the Bermuda Triangle ends.

Yesterday you were on a plane flight, today you’re in a strange world inhabited by alien animals and Peoples. Yesterday you were thought you were a normal inhabitant of Earth, today you have powers and abilities beyond mortal ken. Yesterday you were resigned to living in an Iron Age village, today you’re hunted by unknown forces. What will tomorrow bring?

The Well of the Worlds is a pulp-era (deep breath) lost worlds sword-and-planet romance. It uses Prowlers & Paragons to simulate the wondrous powers and abilities the player characters will slowly develop. What sort of powers and abilities? It all depends on your character secret desires, dreams, or wishes. So, while you can have some idea of your character’s development, the initial power set will be a mystery. As the Well is a full Series, it can run for 30-40 sessions, divided into shorter 3-6 session arcs. Games will be run via Zoom.

EPISODE LENGTH: 4 hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 4-6

AFTERFALL LEGACIES: Hope & War Aeternum

A SERIES presented by SEAN PATRICK FANNON and featuring the PROWLERS & PARAGONS ULTIMATE EDITION system.

Cosmic gods warred – a universe nearly died. Life remains on a torn and battered Earth; in biodome arcologies of boggling technology, most ruled as kingdoms and city-states by technocrat overlords; in post-apocalyptic cities and outposts of humanity, led by the strongest and most ruthless Advanced beings; and in roving bands of “Wasteland Warriors,” collections of mutants, extraterrestrial refugees, and extradimensional outcasts seeking to claim whatever spoils they can. Desperation, selfishness, and outright evil plague this nearly-dying world – will you be one of the Heroes to give it hope?

The AfterFall Legacies setting is best defined as “Dying Earth with Superheroes.” You’ll experience elements of Rifts, “Mad Max,” any number of post-apocalyptic storylines from superhero comics, and “Thundarr the Barbarian.” Sean is the co-designer of the system and is happy to teach the rules. Chat-Play up to Extensive is available, and multiple Seasons are possible. Number of players is negotiable.

EPISODE LENGTH: 4 Hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 4-8

CUSTOM CHARACTER PROFILES WITH ILLUSTRATION AVAILABLE FOR ADDITIONAL PURCHASE

MODERN GODS: Crisis Control

An EVENT presented by SEAN PATRICK FANNON and featuring the PROWLERS & PARAGONS ULTIMATE EDITION system.

For those about to rock! Totally Metal – a heavy-metal themed mercenary group that specializes in both construction projects for supervillains and sabotage services – attacks the Jumpstart Testing Grounds #12 facility in the extreme north of Scotland. UNISO dispatches their newest response team, the Unconventionals, to intervene, setting off a sequence of events that ultimate leads to a catastrophic showdown in Ho Chi Minh City and reveals a conspiracy called the “Chaos Agenda.”

This is one of the two official adventures released as part of the P&PUE Kickstarter, written by the GM. Featuring powerful superheroes in the classic mold of the Avengers and the Justice League, the setting – the Modern Gods Universe (MGU) – is like a mix between the 4th Edition CHAMPIONS Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sean is the co-designer of the system and is happy to teach the rules. There are eight excellent pre-generated characters from the Modern Gods Universe (MGU) for you to choose from.

EPISODE LENGTH: 5-6 Hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 4-8

Ask about custom game experiences within the Omniverse!

(Subject to GM availability; pricing negotiable.)

PINNACLE CITY: Time Marches On 2020

An EVENT presented by SEAN PATRICK FANNON and featuring the PROWLERS & PARAGONS ULTIMATE EDITION system.

Emperor Epoch is using incredibly advanced chronotech to lead his Chrononauts across space and time to establish strongholds and allies in his bid to command the entire Omniverse. The Heroes of Pinnacle City must unite against many of their well-known foes and the Emperor to save the PCU from his machinations.

This is one of the three EVENTS you can play in the Time Marches On sequence, giving you a chance to experience the P&PUE system in three different settings while immersing yourself in the greater Omniverse. Sean is the co-designer of the system and is happy to teach the rules. There are six excellent pre-generated characters from the Pinnacle City Universe (PCU) for you to choose from.

EPISODE LENGTH: 4 Hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3-6

UNENDING WAR: Time Marches On 1948

An EVENT presented by SEAN PATRICK FANNON and featuring the PROWLERS & PARAGONS ULTIMATE EDITION system.

Emperor Epoch is using incredibly advanced chronotech to lead his Chrononauts across space and time to establish strongholds and allies in his bid to command the entire Omniverse. The Heroes of the Justice Battalion must unite against many of their well-known foes and the Emperor to save the UWU from his machinations.

This is one of the three EVENTS you can play in the Time Marches On sequence, giving you a chance to experience the P&PUE system in three different settings while immersing yourself in the greater Omniverse. Sean is the co-designer of the system and is happy to teach the rules. There are six excellent pre-generated characters from the Unending War Universe (UWU) for you to choose from.

EPISODE LENGTH: 4 Hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3-6 

AFTERFALL LEGACIES: Time Marches On 2045

An EVENT presented by SEAN PATRICK FANNON and featuring the PROWLERS & PARAGONS ULTIMATE EDITION system.

Emperor Epoch is using incredibly advanced chronotech to lead his Chrononauts across space and time to establish strongholds and allies in his bid to command the entire Omnivese. The Heroes of Phoenix Rising must unite against many of their well-known foes and the Emperor to save the AFU from his machinations.

This is one of the three EVENTS you can play in the Time Marches On sequence, giving you a chance to experience the P&PUE system in three different settings while immersing yourself in the greater Omniverse. Sean is the co-designer of the system and is happy to teach the rules. There are six excellent pre-generated characters from the AfterFall Universe (AFU) for you to choose from.

EPISODE LENGTH: 4 Hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3-6

COMING SOON!

MODERN GODS: The Crush of Time

An EVENT presented by SEAN PATRICK FANNON and featuring the PROWLERS & PARAGONS ULTIMATE EDITION system.

Cowboys and Roman legionnaires battling it out in the Garden of the Gods? Dinosaurs rampaging the oil refinery in Commerce City outside of Denver? Time is turning more than a bit “wibbly-wobbly” in the Front Range, and oddly dangerous threatens to become utterly catastrophic if the heroes of Denver ATF (AGEnt Task Force) and C.R.I.S.P. (Callahan Research Institute of Strange Phenomena) don’t find the source and shut it down soon!

The Crush of Time is an introductory scenario intended to help folks learn the Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition game system, and it also has a narrative link to the Time Marches On Events. Sean is the co-designer of the system and is happy to teach the rules. There are six excellent pre-generated characters from the Modern Gods Universe (MGU) for you to choose from.

EPISODE LENGTH: 4 Hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3-6 

MODERN GODS: Rise of the Fallen (Part I) – Aevalon Calling

An EVENT presented by SEAN PATRICK FANNON and featuring the PROWLERS & PARAGONS ULTIMATE EDITION system.

Giant mushrooms and strange glowing crystals appear in the Snowdonia National Park in Wales. The Unconventionals – one of UNISO’s newest response teams – are called to investigate; the local authorities want nothing to do with incursions from the Fae realm of Aevalon! When the faerie rings erupt with explosions of dark power, disgorging goblins, trolls, and Dark Fae, so begins a saga of epic proportions… and terrible portent!

This is the first part of the Rise of the Fallen mini-series, but presented as a one-shot EVENT for the sake of on-demand gaming. Featuring powerful superheroes in the classic mold of the Avengers and the Justice League, the setting – the Modern Gods Universe (MGU) – is like a mix between the 4th Edition CHAMPIONS Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sean is the co-designer of the system and is happy to teach the rules. There are eight excellent pre-generated characters from the Modern Gods Universe (MGU) for you to choose from.

EPISODE LENGTH: 4 Hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3-8

MODERN GODS: Rise of the Fallen (Part II) – Grim Faerie Tales

An EVENT presented by SEAN PATRICK FANNON and featuring the PROWLERS & PARAGONS ULTIMATE EDITION system.

As mages, mystics, druids, and others in alliance with the White Lodge work to dismantle the Dark Faerie Rings all over the Earth, grim fairy tales are coming to life to torment the modern world. A veritable horde of Fallen are amok in Villingen-Schwenningen at the edge of the Black Forest, and the Unconventionals are the only thing stopping them from destroying everything and everyone in their path. This, however, is but a harbinger to what awaits them in the ruins of Castle Husen to the northwest, where The Child spins the Wheel…

This is the second part of the Rise of the Fallen mini-series, but presented as a one-shot EVENT for the sake of on-demand gaming. Featuring powerful superheroes in the classic mold of the Avengers and the Justice League, the setting – the Modern Gods Universe (MGU) – is like a mix between the 4th Edition CHAMPIONS Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sean is the co-designer of the system and is happy to teach the rules. There are eight excellent pre-generated characters from the Modern Gods Universe (MGU) for you to choose from.

EPISODE LENGTH: 4 Hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3-8

MODERN GODS: Rise of the Fallen (Part III) – Coming of the Autumn Lords

An EVENT presented by SEAN PATRICK FANNON and featuring the PROWLERS & PARAGONS ULTIMATE EDITION system.

As the Wheel stops spinning and the grim tales are no longer brought to life, the Dark Faerie Rings, too, grow dormant. The people of the world collectively hold their breath and wonder if it is all over, but the Unconventionals are left feeling the true storm has yet to break. When an allied Fae reaches out with vital information, she is captured by the infamous “Fell Winds” – Dark Fae assassins in service to the mythic Autumn Lords of Aevalon!

This is the third part of the Rise of the Fallen mini-series, but presented as a one-shot EVENT for the sake of on-demand gaming. Featuring powerful superheroes in the classic mold of the Avengers and the Justice League, the setting – the Modern Gods Universe (MGU) – is like a mix between the 4th Edition CHAMPIONS Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sean is the co-designer of the system and is happy to teach the rules. There are eight excellent pre-generated characters from the Modern Gods Universe (MGU) for you to choose from.

EPISODE LENGTH: 4 Hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3-8

MODERN GODS: Rise of the Fallen

A MINI-SERIES presented by SEAN PATRICK FANNON and featuring the PROWLERS & PARAGONS ULTIMATE EDITION system.

Giant mushrooms and strange glowing crystals appear in the Snowdonia National Park in Wales, prefacing an invasion of goblins, trolls, Dark Fae, and other creatures of the Fallen from the darkest places of Aevalon. The Unconventionals – one of UNISO’s newest response teams – are called to investigate and deal with the threat, beginning a saga of epic proportions… including a climactic confrontation with the terrible Autumn Lords themselves!

This is the Rise of the Fallen three-episode mini-series, featuring powerful superheroes in the classic mold of the Avengers and the Justice League. The setting – the Modern Gods Universe (MGU) – is like a mix between the 4th Edition CHAMPIONS Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Sean is the co-designer of the system and is happy to teach the rules. There are eight excellent pre-generated characters from the Modern Gods Universe (MGU) for you to choose from.

EPISODE LENGTH: 4 Hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3-8 

SHARD WARRIORS: Defy the Fall of Night Eternal

A SERIES presented by SEAN PATRICK FANNON and featuring the PROWLERS & PARAGONS ULTIMATE EDITION system.

Where the Omniverse begins, Necroshard Hordes swarm to meet the Emerald Guard of the Faelerin Sovereignty. Where the stars are oldest, the Mecha Legions and Sapphire Marines of the Lanthorian Federation hold the line against Meldanian Imperial forces led by infernally-enhanced Doom Wardens. This is the Ardoran Cluster, where all things are possible – and everything is on the line. Master one of the Facets – powers of magic, spirit, technical wizardry, physical prowess, and more – to take on the various enemies that seek to dominate the Cluster for their own ends. Or rely on your own natural gifts and whatever gear you can grab to stand with the Defiance in the greatest adventure in the galaxy.

Shard Warriors is epic, over-the-top space opera mixed with science fantasy. Elements of Star Wars, Babylon 5, Robotech, and Starblazers influence the setting, yet you’ll find Flash Gordon, Legend of Korra, and even a little Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet/Endgame here. You’re playing heroes in the Defiance, working to hold back the Meldanian Empire, the Necroshard Hordes, and the other forces that threaten the Ardoran Cluster. Along the way, you may discover some of the ancient mysteries of the Omniverse itself! Sean is the co-designer of the system and is happy to teach the rules (which include some unique setting-specific options). Chat-Play up to Extensive is available, and multiple Seasons are possible. Number of players is negotiable.

EPISODE LENGTH: 4 Hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 4-8

CUSTOM CHARACTER PROFILES WITH ILLUSTRATION AVAILABLE FOR ADDITIONAL PURCHASE

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