I wanted to give you all a little bit more information on the setting where The Beast Within opens. I think it's often overlooked how much history and fantasy has taken place in and around the area.The Catskill Forest Preserve is the state land within the Catskill Park. It was created in 1885, and has grown from 34,000 to nearly 300,000 acres.
It's also the place that Washington Irving uses for his famous short story Rip Van Winkle.
Another famous story Washington Irving is known for is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow that takes place just a few short hours from the Catskill Forest. It was made into a movie starring Johnny Depp in 1999.
A setting with a history so rich in fantasy seemed like a great way to start off a new journey into the unknown and imaginative. I'll be posting the next installment of The Beast Within soon so check back and feel free to drop a comment or email, I'd love to hear from you.