Rivals Quick Start Set Support Cards

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The Rivals Quick Start Set was released in July 1996. Being the first box set in the history of Magic which featured preconstructed decks and extensive game guides, it was aimed to better explain the rules of Magic than any standard rule book could. It was made in the United States by Shepard Poorman, a large commercial printer located in Indianapolis, Indiana. All Rivals Quick Start Set cards have the card name, casting cost, card type, flavor text and copyright line shifted down slightly compared to standard and Alternate Fourth Edition cards. The letter spacing is different as well and they also have a speck on the back of all the cards.

The Rivals Quick Start Set contains:

* 112 4th Edition cards (slightly different printing)) divided into 4 decks (2 x 30 and 2 x 26) with a 1995 copyright line. 65 different illustrations.
* 4 rules cards
* 4 deck list cards
* 2 player guides which cover 2 demo games
* 1 enhanced rule book with 4th Edition rules
* 1 mini-issue of the Duelist magazine which introduces the Magic world
* 1 consumer response card to provide feedback

The Rivals Quick Start Set was supposed to be the first on a series of Quick Start Sets. The next box, called Conquest Quick Start Set, was already announced, but the production was cancelled shortly afterwards.

A similar box set called Introductory Two-Player Set was released a year later for the European and Japanese market featuring a 1996 copyright line. 9 more cards were added including an Island with a different illustration (version 2) and in some cases unique or reformatted text.

KAZZ'S FIRST DECK (30 cards)

**Island Version 2 (5 clouds illustration)
Mountain Version 2
Swamp Version 3
Swamp Version 2
Merfolk of the Pearl Trident X1
Ironclaw Orcs
Murk Dwellers
Mountain Version 3
Island Version 3
Twiddle
Lost Soul
Disintegrate
Zephyr Falcon
Unsummon
Pyrotechnics
Mountain Version 1
Mons's Goblin Raiders
Terror
Swamp Version 1
Scathe Zombies
Unsummon
Island Version 1
Zephyr Falcon
Disintegrate
Mountain Version 2
Hill Giant
Scathe Zombies
Swamp Version 3
Murk Dwellers
Island Version 3

ZAKK'S FIRST DECK (30 cards)

Forest Version 3
Plains Version 3
Plains Version 1
Swamp Version 1
Scryb Sprites
Pearled Unicorn
Terror
Elven Riders
Alabaster Potion
Untamed Wilds
Forest Version 1
Bog Wraith
Raise Dead
Swamp Version 3
Healing Salve
Plains Version 2
Pearled Unicorn
Durkwood Boars
Forest Version 2
Grizzly Bears
Bog Imp
Swamp Version 2
Terror
Healing Salve
Plains Version 3
Alabaster Potion
Bog Imp
Swamp Version 1
Scryb Sprites
Forest Version 3

KAZZ'S SECOND DECK (26 cards)

Swamp Version 2
Swamp Version 1
Cursed Land
Clockwork Beast
Orcish Artillery
Jayemdae Tome
Power Sink
Island Version 3
Vampire Bats
Mountain Version 3
Fireball
Mountain Version 1
Island Version 1
Battering Ram
Feedback
Energy Flux
Mountain Version 2
Vampire Bats
Swamp Version 3
Mountain Version 3
Detonate
Orcish Oriflamme
**Phantom Monster
Island Version 1
Sorceress Queen
Swamp Version 2
*Power Sink
Island Version 3
*Mons's Goblin Raiders
*Mountain

ZAKK'S SECOND DECK (26 cards)

Forest Version 1
Forest Version 2
Plains Version 1
Whirling Dervish
Wall of Bone
Warp Artifact
Circle of Protection: Red
Weakness
Mesa Pegasus
Plains Version 2
War Mammoth
Circle of Protection: Black
Swamp Version 3
Elvish Archers
Dark Ritual
Rod of Ruin
Swamp Version 2
Winter Blast
Forest Version 3
*War Mammoth
Swamp Version 1
*Weakness
Plains Version 3
*Mesa Pegasus
*Swamp
Glasses of Urza
Swamp Version 3
Forest Version 1
Reverse Damage
Plains Version 1

* Additional cards only in the different Introductory Two-Player Sets.
** Additional cards only available in the different Introductory Two-Player Sets.

ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THESE CARDS ARE IN THE INTRODUCTORY TWO-PLAYER SETS


Additional cards from Kazz's second deck in Introductory Two-Player Set
* Power Sink
* Mons's Goblin Raiders
* Mountain Version 1


Additional cards from Zakk's second deck in Introductory Two-Player Set
* Mesa Pegasus
* Weakness
* War Mammoth
* Swamp Version 3

THESE CARDS ARE NOT IN THE RIVALS SET ONLY IN THE INTRODUCTORY TWO-PLAYER SETS


Additional Phantom Monster from Kazz's second deck in Introductory Two-Player Set
Additional Island Illustration either from Kazz's first deck or Kazz's second deck in Introductory Two-Player Set


Rivals Quick Start Set product shot front and back


Rivals Quick Start Set info (Typo Sheperd instead of Shepard)


Rivals Quick Start Set Kazz's Guide front and back


Rivals Quick Start Set Zakk's Guide front and back


Rivals Quick Start Set Rule Book front and back


Rivals Quick Start Set Mini-issue of the Duelist magazine front and back


Rivals Quick Start Set consumer response card front and back


Speck on the back of all Rivals Quick Start Set cards


Hill Giant Fourth Edition Vs Hill Giant Rivals Quick Start Set Vs Hill Giant Alternate Fourth Edition

EXTERNAL LINKS
Shepard Poorman MTG Archive

INTERNAL LINKS
Rivals Quick Start Set Cards
Introductory Two-Player Set Cards
Introductory Two-Player Set Support Cards
Discovery of 3rd Version of 4th Edition topic on the forum
Rivals quick start set cards 1995 different? topic on the forum


Deck List - Rivals Quick Start Set Support Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Kazz's First Deck List CardRivals Quick Start Set1996-07
002 Kazz's Second Deck List CardRivals Quick Start Set1996-07
003 Zakk's First Deck List CardRivals Quick Start Set1996-07
004 Zakk's Second Deck List CardRivals Quick Start Set1996-07
 


Rules Card - Rivals Quick Start Set Support Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Combat Rule CardRivals Quick Start Set1996-07YES 
002 General Rule CardRivals Quick Start Set1996-07YES