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 C
Swamp Version 3 C
Swamp Version 2 C
Merfolk of the Pearl Trident C
Ironclaw Orcs C
Murk Dwellers C
Mountain Version 3 C
Island Version 3 C
Twiddle C
Lost Soul C
Disintegrate C
Zephyr Falcon C
Unsummon C
Pyrotechnics U
Mountain Version 1 C
Mons's Goblin Raiders
Terror C
Swamp Version 1 C
Scathe Zombies C
Unsummon C
Island Version 1 C
Zephyr Falcon C
Disintegrate C
Mountain Version 2 C
Hill Giant C
Scathe Zombies C
Swamp Version 3 C
Murk Dwellers C
Island Version 3 C

ZAKK'S FIRST DECK (30 cards)

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

KAZZ'S SECOND DECK (26 cards)

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

ZAKK'S SECOND DECK (26 cards)

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

* 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


Rivals Quick Start Set 11 x 11 Uncut Sheet with Support Cards. Front.


Zakk's First Deck List Card close up on the back of the sheet. Raw 1/1.


General Rule Card and Combat Rule Cards. Front of the sheet. Raw 3/6 and 3/7.


Combat Rule Card and General Rule Cards. Back of the sheet. Raw 3/6 and 3/7.


Kazz and Zakk Deck List card full art by Terese Nielsen. The assignment was called "Twin Wizards Duel".

EXTERNAL LINKS
Magic: The Gathering Quick Start(TM) Set Press Release; The MTG History Repository
Quick Start Announcement Press Release; The MTG History Repository
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 CardTerese NielsenRivals Quick Start Set1996-07
002 Kazz's Second Deck List CardRivals Quick Start Set1996-07
003 Zakk's First Deck List CardTerese NielsenRivals 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