Rivals Quick Start Set Cards

Index | Kazz's First Deck | Kazz's Second Deck | Zakk's First Deck | Zakk's Second Deck




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 (on the left of the green symbol). They also fluoresce differently (orangish) under a black light.


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


Normal Fourth Edition card Vs Rivals Quickstart Set card under black light

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. While Rivals has 65 illustrations, Introductory Two-Player Set has 67.

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 Version 2 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

EXTERNAL LINKS
Shepard Poorman MTG Archive

INTERNAL LINKS
Rivals Quick Start Set Support 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


Kazz's First Deck - Rivals Quick Start Set Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 DisintegrateAnson MaddocksRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
002 Hill GiantDan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
003 Ironclaw OrcsAnson MaddocksRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
004 Island Version 1Mark PooleRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
005 Island Version 3Mark PooleRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
006 Lost SoulRandy Asplund-FaithRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
007 Merfolk of the Pearl TridentJeff A. MengesRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
008 Mons's Goblin RaidersJeff A. MengesRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
009 Mountain Version 1Douglas ShulerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
010 Mountain Version 2Douglas ShulerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
011 Mountain Version 3Douglas ShulerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
012 Murk DwellersDrew TuckerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
013 PyrotechnicsAnson MaddocksRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
014 Scathe ZombiesJesper MyrforsRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
015 Swamp Version 1Dan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
016 Swamp Version 2Dan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
017 Swamp Version 3Dan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
018 TerrorRon SpencerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
019 TwiddleRob AlexanderRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
020 UnsummonDouglas ShulerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
021 Zephyr FalconHeather HudsonRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
 


Kazz's Second Deck - Rivals Quick Start Set Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Battering RamJeff A. MengesRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
002 Clockwork BeastDrew TuckerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
003 Cursed LandJesper MyrforsRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
004 DetonateRandy Asplund-FaithRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
005 Energy FluxKaja FoglioRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
006 FeedbackQuinton HooverRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
007 FireballMark TedinRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
008 Island Version 1Mark PooleRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
009 Island Version 3Mark PooleRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
010 Jayemdae TomeMark TedinRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
011 Mountain Version 1Douglas ShulerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
012 Mountain Version 2Douglas ShulerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
013 Mountain Version 3Douglas ShulerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
014 Orcish ArtilleryAnson MaddocksRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
015 Orcish OriflammeDan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
016 Power SinkRichard ThomasRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
017 Sorceress QueenKaja FoglioRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
018 Swamp Version 1Dan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
019 Swamp Version 2Dan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
020 Swamp Version 3Dan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
021 Vampire BatsAnson MaddocksRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
 


Zakk's First Deck - Rivals Quick Start Set Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Alabaster PotionHarold McNeillRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
002 Bog ImpRon SpencerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
003 Bog WraithJeff A. MengesRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
004 Durkwood BoarsMike KimbleRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
005 Elven RidersMelissa A. BensonRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
006 Forest Version 1Christopher RushRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
007 Forest Version 2Christopher RushRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
008 Forest Version 3Christopher RushRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
009 Grizzly BearsJeff A. MengesRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
010 Healing SalveDan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
011 Pearled UnicornCornelius BrudiRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
012 Plains Version 1Jesper MyrforsRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
013 Plains Version 2Jesper MyrforsRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
014 Plains Version 3Jesper MyrforsRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
015 Raise DeadJeff A. MengesRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
016 Scryb SpritesAmy WeberRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
017 Swamp Version 1Dan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
018 Swamp Version 2Dan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
019 Swamp Version 3Dan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
020 TerrorRon SpencerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
021 Untamed WildsNéNé ThomasRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
 


Zakk's Second Deck - Rivals Quick Start Set Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Circle of Protection: BlackJesper MyrforsRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
002 Circle of Protection: RedMark TedinRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
003 Dark RitualSandra EveringhamRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
004 Elvish ArchersAnson MaddocksRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
005 Forest Version 1Christopher RushRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
006 Forest Version 2Christopher RushRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
007 Forest Version 3Christopher RushRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
008 Glasses of UrzaDouglas ShulerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
009 Mesa PegasusMelissa A. BensonRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
010 Plains Version 1Jesper MyrforsRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
011 Plains Version 2Jesper MyrforsRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
012 Plains Version 3Jesper MyrforsRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
013 Reverse DamageDameon WillichRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
014 Rod of RuinChristopher RushRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
015 Swamp Version 1Dan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
016 Swamp Version 2Dan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
017 Swamp Version 3Dan FrazierRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
018 Wall of BoneAnson MaddocksRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
019 War MammothJeff A. MengesRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
020 Warp ArtifactAmy WeberRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
021 WeaknessDouglas ShulerRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
022 Whirling DervishSusan Van CampRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES 
023 Winter BlastKaja FoglioRivals Quick Start™ Set1996-07YES