Hoth: Under the Ice
Planet Hoppers: December 2003

Welcome to "Planet Hoppers," where each month, we bring you a set of articles on a particular world in the Star Wars Roleplaying Game galaxy that a Gamemaster can use separately or as a linked series of events.

This month, we feature four tales of low-temperature survival on the treacherous ice world of Hoth. Be sure to check back each week for a new installment.

Part 1: Snowflake Base
In which smugglers make the fatal mistake of thinking they've found the perfect hideout.

Part 2: Steady, Girl
In which Alliance engineers arrive on Hoth and carve out the tunnels that will become Echo Base.

Part 3: Merchants of Death
In which a pirate captain encounters the last Rebel hero on Hoth.

Part 4: A Brief Thaw
In which Kyle Katarn and his apprentice investigate a Force disturbance at the deserted Echo base.

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 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 Gathering Encyclopedia. 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, 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

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