November 2017 Newsletter

     The big news this month is that we are giving away over $500 worth of Dwarven Forge caverns, plus Cthulhu idols and other prizes. If you want to learn more and sign up to win, just click over the Journey to the Tree of Sorrows website. It is all there.

$500 Dwarven Forge Cavern Giveaway 

     Journey to the Tree of Sorrows is an original Lovecraftian story about the pursuit of knowledge across the Earth and the Dreamlands. The world is designed to be explored through art, stories, audio, and especially roleplaying games. The whole project launches on December 5th with the release of the first Journey to the Tree of Sorrows audio production. It will be released on the new Journey to the Tree of Sorrows YouTube channel that day. To celebrate, we are giving away lots of great prizes including $500 worth of Dwarven Forge caverns, Cthulhu idols, collectible Lovecraftian pins, and TerraTiles. To find out more about Journey to the Tree of Sorrows and to enter to win, click here.

The Infinite Black Inner Circle will launch December 5th on Patreon. Inner Circle members will receive a huge number of benefits. Check out everything you can receive:

  • exclusive access to Discord servers for fans,
  • free RPG guides and adventures in the Journey to the Tree of Sorrows world,
  • free copies of the stories and audio productions as they are released,
  • early access to YouTube content,
  • beta-reading, playtest opportunities, and invitations to special live Google Hangouts, and
  • credit in the Journey to the Tree of Sorrows publications recognizing your contribution as an Inner Circle member.

Plus there are special bonuses just for signing up, like:

  • stand up trees and walls for your gaming table,
  • modular ruins, trees, treasure chests, and weapon racks, and
  • TerraTiles Tundras and Wastelands, perfect for transforming your table into the Tundra of the Black Tree, the bizarre Dreamlands, and the winding caverns beneath ancient ruins.

Make sure you are signed up at TreeOfSorrows.com to know when the Inner Circle goes live.

Pictures of Production Elder Dice

We are very pleased to finally have pictures of finished production dice for all three sets of Elder Dice. Don’t they look beautiful?

     If you are not in on the Elder Dice campaign, there is still time to make a late pledge, but we will be closing it down very very shortly! If you want them, you need to place your late pledge today.

Individual Elder Dice are Now Available

     Individual dice are now available on the Elder Dice PledgeManager! Many people asked us for these during the campaign and at the time we weren't able to get them. But, we promised that backers would get the first opportunity to get them if and when they became available. Here's your chance! We have a very limited supply. Click here to return to the PledgeManager, login, unlock your pledge, and add the extra dice you want!

     These dice will look just like the dice that are included in the Elder Dice polyhedral boxes. So, if you want individual d4s, d10s, percentile dice, and d20s they are here. Get a handful of d4s to roll a barrage of magic missiles, d10s and percentile dice for Cthulhu RPGs, or matching d20s for advantage and disadvantage rolls in 5th edition, now is the time to get them.

TerraTiles: Misty Moorlands Stock is Critically Low

     The stock of TerraTiles: Misty Moorlands is critically low. There are less than eight boxes still available in the United States and only two available in Canada. If you want a box for your gaming table, now is the time to pick up one up from the RAINN Studios online store. There are no current plans for a third printing. We have a full slate of new projects for 2018, so we do not know when a slot might open up for a possible reprint.

     Also, there are less than 100 boxes of Coasts and Rivers remaining in the United States and Canada as well. You can pick one of those up right here on the RAINN Studios store.

Rob Oren Reviews Incantris (and Loves It)

     Rob Oren posted his review of Incantris and he loved it. He a fantastic guy in the gaming community and it was great to get to meet him at GenCon. Here is his look at Incantris.

If you would like to pick up a copy of Incantris, you can get them on the RAINN Studios website right here.

Production Blogs

     Building a YouTube Channel - We are going to be keeping careful track of the progress we make on the Journey to the Tree of Sorrows YouTube channel toward our goals for both subscribers and total views on the channel. We will be sharing the channel’s progress with you as we go. This blog post outlines our goals for the channel and then also runs down the stats on previous YouTube video channel building efforts so that we have the numbers for the sake of comparison. Read the blog here.

Journey to the Tree of Sorrows YouTube Channel

     The new Journey to the Tree of Sorrows YouTube channel soft-launched this month. Please come by and subscribe. We have started to post some behind-the-scenes videos about Journey to the Tree of Sorrow’s development. Because YouTube is becoming an increasingly important part of Infinite Black, we have decided to include in this newsletter a run down on the most recent videos and the most popular. So, here they are:

Most Recently Released YouTube Videos

The Astral Elder Sign in Journey to the Tree of Sorrows


What is Journey to the Tree of Sorrows?


Heath Robinson - Author’s Spotlight


David’s Artist Process


What is Infinite Black?


David LaRocca - Artist’s Spotlight

Top Five Most Watched YouTube Videos in the Last 28 Days

What is Journey to the Tree of Sorrows?
(462 views in last 28 days)


War of Kings: Example of Gameplay
(316 views in last 28 days)


HeroQuest in Depth 8 - Expansion Packs
(169 views in last 28 days)


How to Play War of Kings (in 5 minutes)
(96 views in last 28 days)


David’s Artistic Process
(85 views in last 28 days)

Top Five Most Watched YouTube Videos - All Time

War of Kings: Example of Gameplay
(4,933 views)


Frostgrave: Creating a Warband
(4,620 views)


War of Kings - Kickstarter: Extended Trailer
(4,314 views)


War of Kings - Kickstarter: Overview of Gameplay
(3,508 views)


Incantris 2-Minutes Gameplay Overview
(3,082 total views)

    That is it for now. We will look forward to seeing everyone on December 5th. If you have any questions, please let us know or comment below.

Happy gaming!
David and Heath