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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 summary[]


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!









Organizations and titles[]

Vehicles and vessels[]


  • Arrow
    • Arrowhead
  • Blow gun
  • Bow
  • Club
  • Dagger
  • Flamethrower
  • Grenade
  • Knife
    • Throwing knife
  • Machete
  • Machine-gun
  • Mine
    • Tellermine 35 AT mine
  • Mustard gas
  • Pistol
  • Poison
  • Poison dart
  • Revolver
    • Colt .45 Peacemaker
    • Smith & Wesson .38
    • Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum
    • Webley
  • Rifle
    • Enfield .30 rifle
    • Springfield rifle
  • Scimitar
  • Shotgun
  • Spear


Behind the scenes[]

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.

Indiana Jones role-playing games
The Adventures of Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom · Raiders of the Lost Ark
Crystal Death · Judge's Survival Pack · The Golden Goddess
Nepal Nightmare · The Fourth Nail
Tie-ins: The Temple of the Chachapoyan Warriors
The World of Indiana Jones
Rising Sun · Raiders of the Lost Ark Sourcebook · Tomb of the Templars · Lands of Adventure
Golden Vampires · Indiana Jones Artifacts · Temple of Doom Sourcebook
Indiana Jones Adventures · Sky Pirates and Other Tales · Magic & Mysticism: The Dark Continent
Tie-ins: Temple of Seth · Legend of the Long Knife · Wrath of Hecate
Close Encounters of the Random Kind · Unpainted Metal Miniatures · Gamebooks
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Novel (Adventures of Indiana Jones) · Junior novel (Collector's Edition) · Storybook · Read-Along Adventure · Mighty Chronicles
Partial adaptations
Indy's Adventures · Traps and Snares · Great Escapes · The Search For Buried Treasure
Soundtrack (The Soundtracks Collection) · The Movie on Record
Comic · 1 · 2 · 3 · Marvel Comics Super Special · Marvel Movie Spotlight · Omnibus 1 · The Gold Goddess
Video game · Greatest Adventures · Trading cards · Indiana Jones Heritage · Raiders of the Lost Ark Game
Adventure Pack · Sourcebook
LEGO Indiana Jones
LEGO Indiana Jones Adventures · The Original Adventures · The Adventure Continues
Activity books
Coloring/Activity Book · Things to Do and Color · Indiana Jones and his Life of Adventure · Annual 2009 · Annual 2010 · Activity Annual · Winter Activity Annual · Golden Treasure Sticker Book · Heroes and Villains Sticker Book · The Greatest Adventures of Indiana Jones
Behind the scenes
The Making of: (Book · Documentary) · Great Movie Stunts · The Illustrated Screenplay · Original Movie Script · From Star Wars to Indiana Jones · A Look Inside · Making the Trilogy · Indiana Jones: An Appreciation · Creepy Crawlies · Travel with Indy: Locations · Stunts of Indiana Jones · Sound of Indiana Jones · Light and Magic of Indiana Jones · Music of Indiana Jones · Indy's Women · Indy's Friends and Enemies · The Complete Making of Indiana Jones
On Set With Raiders of the Lost Ark: (From Jungle to Desert · From Adventure to Legend)
Script development
Story conference transcript · Screenplay drafts
Home video
VHS (The Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones) · DVD (Adventure Collection · Complete Adventure Collection)
Blu-ray (The Complete Adventures) · 4K (4-Movie Collection) · LaserDisc
Great Movie Stunts & The Making Of Raiders of the Lost Ark
Other material and merchandise
Toy line · Collector's Album · Official Film Poster Magazine · LEGO Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick