The Raiders of the Lost Ark Sourcebook is a reference book in West End Games' World of Indiana Jones roleplaying game series, detailing the characters, settings and events of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It was authored by Peter Schweighofer and published in 1994.

The book is hardcover, with a sixteen-page full color insert of publicity stills from the film. Its seven chapters are organized largely by setting and most are written from the first person perspective of a major character associated with the setting: Marcus Brody introduces Marshall College, for example, and Marion Ravenwood describes Nepal.

Publisher's summaryEdit


The first movie in the now-legendary Indiana Jones series has its roleplaying game companion. Journey from the jungles of Peru to the desert wastes of Egypt; investigate a hidden Nazi sub-base or search the dusty stacks of Marshall College's archaeological library — and, all the while, dodge Nazi bullets, swing over deadly pit traps, and remember to keep your hat on!

The Raiders of the Lost Ark Sourcebook supplies gamemasters and players with invaluable information concerning The World of Indiana Jones and chronicles the sites, events, and personalities featured in the movie. Background information, never before-revealed historical notes, and detailed maps accompany nearly every description or movie adaptation. Plus, all the statistics and game mechanics needed for use with The World of Indiana Jones roleplaying game!

Also included in the supplement is a complete Indiana Jones solo adventure — an excellent introduction to the World of Indiana Jones for beginners and veteran roleplayers alike!


Behind the scenesEdit

Although the Raiders of the Lost Ark Sourcebook established that an explorer named McHenry drew the map to the Temple of the Chachapoyan Warriors which was used by Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lost Journal of Indiana Jones later attributed its creation to the real-life archaeologist named A. Bandelier, creating a continuity error.