Welcome to "Planet Hoppers," a new feature on the Star Wars Roleplaying Game website. Each month, we'll bring you a set of articles on a particular world in the Star Wars galaxy that a Gamemaster can use separately or as a linked series of events.
July's subject is the planet Ando, the watery home of the belligerent Aqualish. Be sure to check back each week for the next installment!
Part 1: Any Port in a Storm
In which an escaped Mon Calamari slave finds refuge on the dangerous water-world Ando.
Part 2: Lucky Break
In which young fugitive Mon Calamari Sissalik meets his new boss -- the Aquala captain of the trawler Nanda's Luck.
Part 3: When Rocks Swim
In which "Slick" Sissalik nets his first Andoan mineral-fish from the deck of the Nanda's Luck.
Part 4: She Is the Pirate Queen
In which the Nanda's Luck has an unlucky encounter with the infamous Quara pirate Pyash Yopayomba.
Part 5: Portage Moon
In which Slick is caught up in a plot to incite a new Aqualish civil war at the annual Festival of the Portage Moon.
About the Author
One-time Star Wars Roleplaying Game editor Cory J. Herndon is now a freelancer. Cory's work has appeared in Amazing Stories, Duelist, TopDeck, Star Wars Gamer, Dragon, and SCIFI.com. He has done additional design work on the Star Wars Roleplaying Game revised core rulebook (primarily the Droids chapter), The Dark Side Sourcebook (creatures and archetypes), and the Wheel of Time Roleplaying Game. He is also the author of Volumes 5 and 6 of the Magic: The GatheringEncyclopedia. Cory's short story "Like Spider's Silk" appears in the Secrets of Magic Anthology. He asks that you please purchase a copy of it and the D&D novel The Living Dead for every room in your home. Cory is currently authoring original content for Xbox.com, writing the third book in an upcoming Magic: The Gathering novel trilogy, and continuing to design Star Wars Roleplaying Game material for the Wizards website.
Learn more than you probably ever wanted to know about Cory at www.hernco.net.