A rude, timber-framed hall adorned with animal heads, the Lodge serves the rough-and-tumble settlement of Fort Ypso as saloon, gambling hall, droid-fighting arena and hostel all in one. Adventurous scouts plan explorations at the bar, gamblers seek to reverse their fortunes at the sabacc table, and shadowed alcoves are perfect for conducting illicit business.
An unspoiled frontier world with soaring mountains and endless plains, Vandor is sparsely settled and lacking the technological infrastructure common on other planets. But Vandor’s days as a refuge from the hurly-burly of galactic civilization are numbered: the Empire has a growing presence on the planet.
A self-made droid built from astromech and protocol parts, L3-37 is an enlightened navigator who cares deeply about droid rights. Her ability to connect directly with the Millennium Falcon’s navicomputer lets the freighter plot faster routes than those traveled by more cautious ships. L3-37’s habit of speaking her mind and her relentless advocacy for mechanicals can alienate organic beings.
Perhaps the galaxy’s oldest and most popular card game, sabacc is played in a bewildering number of variations. All place a premium on betting and bluffing, and many include an element of chance that can turn a good hand into a bad one – or vice versa. The Millennium Falcon changed hands in a famous sabacc game between Han Solo and Lando Calrissian.
Lando Calrissian made a name for himself as captain of the Millennium Falcon and a sportsman seeking a fortune at the galaxy’s sabacc tables. After he lost his beloved ship to Han Solo, he spent years living the high life and pursuing get-rich-quick schemes, with uneven results. He went semi-respectable as the administrator of Cloud City, only to be drawn into the fight against the Empire. His quick wit and daring helped the Alliance destroy the second Death Star, completing Lando’s evolution from smooth-talking smuggler to galactic hero.