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Rivals Quick Start Set
|Rivals Quick Start Set|
|Set symbol||This set has no own expansion symbol.|
|Symbol description||Cards use the symbol of their original expansion.|
|Release date||June 1996|
|Set size||112 cards|
|Early Box sets|
|Magic: The Gathering Chronology|
Description[edit | edit source]
The Rivals Quick Start Set aimed to better explain the rules of Magic than any standard rule book could do. It featured four small preconstructed theme decks and extensive game guides. The four decks could later be combined in two larger decks. The set was printed in the United States by Shepard Poorman. This 2-Player Starter Set was supposed to be the first of a series of three 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 the Introductory Two-Player Set was released later that year for the European and Japanese markets.
Contents[edit | edit source]
The Rivals Quick Start Set contained:
- 112 Fourth Edition Magic playing 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 Fourth Edition rules
- 1 mini–issue of The Duelist magazine which introduced the Magic world
- 1 consumer response card to provide feedback