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Netrep was an unofficial Yu-Gi-Oh! website dedicated to providing a database of all Legal cards for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG).

The site used Ajax, allowing the user to access any card in their database without changing webpage.

On March 18, 2009, Netrep upgraded the site, adding and changing features. The new version was known as 2.0[1]

On September 14, 2009, Dillie-O Digital announced that he would be closing Netrep.[2]

On March 2, 2010, XeroCreative announced that it now owns and operates Netrep.[3] Dillie-O Digital confirmed the ownership change.[4]

In early 2012,[citation needed] the site was shut down. The website address was later taken by a generic advertising platform. The content of the website is no longer at that location.

Database screenshot

Netrep's version 1 appearance.

In version 1, the database included entries for each print of a card in the TCG. Cards that have been printed multiple times have an entry for each. In version 2, each card has only one entry.

The user could access an image of a card, along with its text, statistics, sets, corresponding rarity and rulings. In version 2, each entry has a series of tabs: details, rulings, sources and tags. Details displays the cards text and statistics. Rulings displays the rulings, sources displays the sets the card appears in and tags contains other distinguishing properties that cards may be searched by.

Each image was proxied and contains the newest errata version of its text. In version 1, cards from earlier sets that have outdated texts, are altered to contain the newest stored revision. In version 2, only an image of the most recent print is shown. The images are stamped with a "Dillie-O Digital" logo.


Netrep used official rulings that Upper Deck Entertainment (UDE) provided on their official site. Since UDE lost their license to distribute Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards, their Yu-Gi-Oh! site has been removed.

If a card's name was mentioned in the rulings of another card, the ruling from the other card was listed on Netrep. For example "Mystic Tomato" appeared in the rulings of "Banisher of the Light", so listed under "Mystic Tomato's" rulings was:

[Re: Banisher of the Light] Effects that trigger when cards are sent to the Graveyard, such as "Sangan", "Witch of the Black Forest", "Mystic Tomato", "The Immortal of Thunder" and "Last Will", will not activate.

which was its mention in "Banisher of the Light's" rulings.


Netrep allowed the user to search cards by entering a portion of the card's name into a search bar. Any cards, whose name includes the string entered, appear on the screen. Its name will be listed alongside its set number, stats and rarity. In version 1, The same card could appear multiple times, once for each different print.

A similar search could be done by entering a portion of the card's text.

More complex search functions existed within the site, that allow the user to form a list of cards, by selecting common statistics or only search cards from a selected set.

In version 2, searching by tags was enabled. This allows the user to search cards by certain properties, usch as Archetypes or similar effects.

All searches filters were cumulative, and could be used together.

Scope of database

The cards stored in Netrep were restricted to strictly English-print TCG cards. Any cards deemed Illegal, such as the Egyptian Gods, were not included. "Token" is also excluded.

In version 1, if a card existed as multiple rarities under the same set number, only the regular rarity was listed. For example the SOD-EN008 "Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV8" was printed as both Ultra Rare and Ultimate Rare. Since the Ultimate is considered an "extra" rarity, only the original Ultra Rare was listed. Version 2 accommodated multiple rarities per print.

For sets that were been reprinted in English, under different language IDs, only one of the IDs is used. For example Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon cards have been printed as LOB-XXX, LOB-EXXX and LOB-ENXXX. In this case, Netrep only documented the LOB-ENXXX version.


In September 2009, Sean Patterson, the then-current administrator of, announced that he would be "closing up the shop" of the CCG Toolkit Suite, of which Netrep was one aspect of. Due to personal time constraints, Patterson stated that he would no longer be able to maintain the database in good faith. A few days after that announcement, he posted on the CCGToolkit website links to the source code and databases for download by the general public, as well as suggesting that XeroCreative, the developers of YVD would soon take over the operation of Netrep. The final update to Netrep took place September 19, 2009.[5] The domain is scheduled to expire in February 2010.[6]


In March 2010, Andrew, webmaster of, publicly announced that will now maintain and is currently in the process of updating content. Dillie-O Digital and XeroCreative both stated in their announcements that they have been working together for this ownership change. Dillie-O commented "I just wanted to pop in and send my congrats and mad props for taking over the project... XC was around before I got into all of this, and its good to see XC continuing to carry the torch."[7] will be maintained by's rulings head, Ensui.


  1. netrep 2.0 is LIVE.
  2. Closing up the Shop...
  5. Tournament Card Registry Update: 9.19.2009
  6. Passing the Torch
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