I designed these miniatures to be upgrades to the cardboard gate tokens used in Pandemic Reign of Cthulu, the board game. These particular pieces are actually upgrades as opposed to complete replacements. These portal figures actually sit in the gate locations on the game board while the gates are open. The cardboard tokens rest at the bottom of the board in their normal locations.
When the gates are closed, you place the cardboard gate token, X side up, inside this portal miniature. The opening on the top is designed so the cardboard chit will rest directly inside it to represent the closed gate.
The first I played the game, I noticed right away that sometimes the gate locations on the board are not 100% clearly visible. Having these actual portals in those locations really help create the setting and the gate locations are always very obvious.
These are sculpted out of polymer clay and over baked to harden so they are completely ready for actual play on the table.