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
* 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 and in some cases reformatted text.

KAZZ'S FIRST DECK (30 cards)

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

ZAKK'S FIRST DECK (30 cards)

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

KAZZ'S SECOND DECK (26 cards)

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

ZAKK'S SECOND DECK (26 cards)

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

* 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


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

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
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
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATE
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
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATE
001 Combat Rule CardRivals Quick Start Set1996-07
002 General Rule CardRivals Quick Start Set1996-07