Rivals Quick Start Set

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Rivals Quick Start Set
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Set Information
Set symbol This set has no own expansion symbol.
Symbol description Cards used the symbol of their original expansion.
Release date June 1996
Plane Dominaria
Set size 112
Early Box sets
Rivals Quick Start Set Introductory Two-Player Set Anthologies
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Alliances Rivals Quick Start Set Mirage

The Rivals Quick Start Set was released in June 1996. Being the first box set in the history of Magic, featuring preconstructed theme decks and extensive game guides, it was aimed to better explain the rules of Magic than any standard rule book could.

Contents[edit | edit source]

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The Rivals Quick Start Set contained:

  • 112 standard 4th Edition cards divided into 4 decks (2 x 30 and 2 x 26)
  • 2 rules cards
  • 4 deck list cards
  • 2 player guides covering 2 demo games
  • 1 enhanced rule book with 4th Edition rules
  • 1 mini–issue of The Duelist magazine which introduced the Magic world
  • 1 consumer response card to provide feedback


Decklists[edit | edit source]

Kazz's First Deck[edit | edit source]

Kazz's Second Deck[edit | edit source]

Kazz's Second Deck

Lands (12)

4 Island

4 Mountain

4 Swamp

Instants (1)

1 Power Sink

Sorceries (2)

1 Detonate

1 Fireball

Zakk's First Deck[edit | edit source]

Zakk's First Deck

Zakk's Second Deck[edit | edit source]

Zakk's Second Deck

Lands (12)

4 Forest

4 Plains

4 Swamp

Artifacts (2)

1 Glasses of Urza

1 Rod of Ruin

Instants (1)

1 Reverse Damage

Interrupts (1)

1 Dark Ritual

Sorceries (1)

1 Winter Blast

Follow-up[edit | edit source]

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 later that year for the European and Japanese markets.

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